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Articles from the March 10, 2017 edition

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 By Hally Highfill    Local    March 10, 2017

Strong showing at county show

The Alfalfa County livestock show was on Feb. 20 and 21. Numerous Burlington School students who are active in FFA and 4-H competed in the livestock show. Three students showed in the goat division....

 
 By Kaleigh Maness    Local    March 10, 2017

Clever Colten

Colten Dakota Kraft was born in Alva to Lori and (the late) Kevin Kraft. He has two brothers and three sisters. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends. Kraft...

 
 By Kelsi Smith    Local    March 10, 2017

Burlington students' performance at district vocal competition outstanding

On Feb. 21 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, the Burlington vocal students performed in the district contest. They did an outstanding job; many are advancing to state. Two ensembles, a men's...

 
 By Jazmine Vest    Local    March 10, 2017

Fascinating fifth grade

Burlington's 12 fifth graders are taught by Lindsey Morgan. They describe themselves as crazy, loud, talkative, amazing and competitive. This year the fifth grade class is learning early American...

 

Flavorful fourth grade

Burlington's fourth grade class is taught by Danielle Jewel. She describes her class as extraordinary. She has 11 students who enjoy spelling and P.E., as well as reading, social studies and music. Th...

 
 By Bayli Hyde    Local    March 10, 2017

Jaunty Jonathan

Jonathan Scott Armbruster was born on Nov. 11, 1998, in Dallas, Texas. Armbruster is the son of Scott and Allison Armbruster. He has three older sisters, Sarah, Ashley and Heather. In his free time...

 

Burlington mentoring continues

Burlington's student council started the mentoring program about four years ago. Being a small school, they thought that it would be a good idea to start this mentoring program to strengthen the...

 
 By Drake Peffly    Local    March 10, 2017

Sophomores participate in career tour

On Monday, Feb. 27, the Burlington sophomores had the opportunity to participate in a career event at the Northwestern Technology Center (NWTC). When they arrived, they quickly learned that NWTC has...

 

Two teams, one dream

Going into playoffs, which started the second week of February, the Burlington Elks and Lady Elks were both District Champions. Both teams went on to Medford to play in the regional tournament. The...

 
 By Rebecca Bonham    Local    March 10, 2017

Physics class builds machine for engineering fair

Every year the senior physics class at Burlington school, taught by Jennifer Newlin, researches all of the possible competitions they can take part in and they pick something to build for the...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 10, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

I have a good friend who has been victimized for years by an unfaithful spouse. Don’t worry. The chances of you knowing this person are almost zero. However, I would venture a guess that you know someone in a similar situation. Recently, my friend...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 10, 2017

Arena authority still looking at designs, location

An executive session took up the bulk of the approximately hour and half meeting of the Alva Arena Authority Tuesday noon. The closed session lasted about an hour. With the end of the noon hour approaching, board member Daren Slater had to leave but...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 10, 2017

Alva still assisting at fires to the west

Alva firefighters are continuing to render mutual aid to neighboring counties for wildfires in Woodward, Harper and Beaver counties. The first call from Woodward County came just as Alva firefighters returned from a grass fire near Capron on Monday,...

 

Northwest Oklahoma CASA urgently seeking volunteers

Northwest Oklahoma Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization that empowers community volunteers like you to advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Northwest Oklahoma CASA services Woodward, Woods, Ellis, Beav...

 

Comfort Inn attacker receives deferred sentence

John Edward Parlsey, the man charged with driving his vehicle into the Comfort Inn in Alva, pled “nolo contendere” or no contest, during his March 8 hearing at the Woods County Courthouse. The hearing was presided over by the Honorable Judge...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 10, 2017

Gov. Fallin sets special Freedom school election

Freedom school district residents will have to wait a while to decide officially who will sit in seat number 2. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed an order March 7 to hold the special school election on Sept. 12. Following the Feb. 14 election,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 10, 2017

Waynoka teacher charged with rape of student

A Waynoka teacher and coach was charged with rape on Wednesday in Woods County District Court. Robert Edward Gaskill, aka Robbie, 31, of Waynoka has been charged with two felony counts of first or second degree rape. Each count is punishable by...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 10, 2017

Wildfires continue to the west of Alva

Area firefighters continue to assist in attempts to contain wildfires in Harper, Woodward and Beaver counties. Harper County is under a burn ban, and the Woods County commissioners signed a two-week burn ban at a special meeting Wednesday morning....

 

Woods County Burn Ban Resolution

Wednesday, March 8, in a special meeting at 11 a.m. the Woods County Commissioners signed a two-week burn ban for the county. This is the text of the resolution which explains the prohibitions and...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 10, 2017

Woods County commissioners approve Bahama Breakaway

Northwestern Oklahoma State University student Nick Villalobos appeared before the Woods County commissioners Monday morning and received permission to use the east side of the courthouse square for the annual Bahama Breakaway, which will be held...

 

'Flocking Flamingos' fundraiser to start March 21; early bird special rates available

Flamingos will soon start appearing in flocks in Alva. These flocks of birds in Alva residents' yards will appear thanks to a Northwestern Oklahoma State University Choirs' fundraiser set for March...

 

DENNIS LYNN JOHNSON

Funeral services for Dennis Lynn Johnson will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Waynoka First United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve David officiating. Interment will be in the Galena Cemete...

 

GAYA SUE (BLASDEL) JORDAN

Gayla Sue (Blasdel) Jordan was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, on March 12, 1955, the first child of Cal Ray and Ruth Arlene (Appleton) Blasdel. Gayla passed on from this life on March 6, 2017, six days...

 

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