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Articles from the March 16, 2018 edition

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 By Jazmine Vest    Local    March 16, 2018

Burlington School News: Fantastic fifth grade

Burlington has 11 fantastic fifth graders this year. They like playing basketball, eating lunch and using their classroom Kindles. They are looking forward to summer and getting out of school. The...

 

Burlington School News: In memory of Mr. Glen Elliott

Our school lost a tremendous leader on March 1. Mr. Elliott served as superintendent for Burlington Public School for 27 years. His outstanding reputation is well known throughout Alfalfa County and...

 
 By Hally Highfill    Local    March 16, 2018

Burlington School News: Jovial Jaden

Jaden Elizabeth Allen was born on Oct. 30, 1999, in Enid, Oklahoma. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Dave and Brenda Allen. Jaden is involved in FFA, FCA, basketball, vocal and student council. In...

 
 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 16, 2018

Burlington School News: FFA and 4-H students conduct educational livestock show

Burlington FFA and 4-H students recently presented a local stock show to the elementary students in their school show barn. The 4-H and FFA students brought in their animals for all of the students...

 
 By Devon Perez    Local    March 16, 2018

Burlington School News: Mentoring program is a long-standing reading tradition

Every Wednesday during Stop, Drop & Read (SDR), you will find older students and younger students paired throughout the school reading together. The Burlington mentoring program provides reading...

 
 By Kaleigh Maness    Local    March 16, 2018

Burlington School News: Talkative tenth graders

The sophomore class this year has nine unique students. Their favorite classes of the day are ag and geography. They also really like lunch! Some activities they are involved in include: basketball,...

 

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 Max Ridgway    Local    March 16, 2018

The fundamental fact of Christianity

Many Christians begin to feel anxious, insecure and confused due to a failure to keep in mind some fundamental facts about the nature of Christianity. The first fact is that it’s all about Christ, it’s not about you. Paul confirms this when he...

 

Grief support group to begin at First Presbyterian April 15

“Are you over it yet?” How many of you have been asked that question after the death of a loved one? The grief that comes with losing someone is not something we “get over.” The pain may decrease in intensity over the years, it becomes...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 16, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Many moons ago, in the year 6bb (before Becky), I was a young, strong, good-looking boy of 17 – since I’m writing this column, and no witnesses have come forward to refute my assessment, we’ll just accept the above description as fact and move...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 16, 2018

Pilot questions relationship between airport and city

What's causing the deterioration of the relationship among the city, the airport and the people at the airport? That was the question posed by pilot John Wiebener at the end of the Alva Airport...

 

Strong, bold, fearless: What type of hero will you be?

Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold a blood drive on Friday, March 23, from noon to 6 p.m. at the eXtreme Youth Center, 425 College, Alva. Healthy adults age 16 and up are encouraged to give blood. Each blood donor will receive their choice of...

 

Steve Valencia named Woods County chair of Oklahomans for Lamb

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahomans for Lamb announced today that Steve Valencia has been named Woods County chair. Valencia, of Alva, will coordinate volunteer efforts on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb. The primary election...

 

Northwestern to observe spring break; summer enrollment open

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe the traditional collegiate spring break March 19-23. Classes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 26. Administrative offices at all three campuses will be closed Monday through...

 

Northwestern students take seriously student loan obligation

Students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are taking seriously their student loan obligation. According to data received by Northwestern from the U.S. Department of Education, the default rate on student loans has dropped to 11.3 percent...

 

DR. DOUGLAS PAUL FAY

Dr. Douglas Paul Fay, 74. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and his legacy shall live on in his family. God's ordained instrumental plan was to send him off to heaven in...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 16, 2018

Fake news

Yellow journalism: Noun: “journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.” Occasionally used in the last century to sell newspapers, it was a precursor to the fake news we...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

News of a possible teacher “walkout” is everywhere these days: I start off nearly every morning reading the most recent developments, and spend a lot of the day considering possible alternatives that are possible to generate the needed money for...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 16, 2018

Random Thoughts

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson appointed John Mason, a member of a prominent Virginia political family, to be the Secretary of Michigan Territory. By law, presidents appointed a governor, a...

 

Steer wrestler Stockton Graves wins Super Series IV as a call-up

The streak was over. For the first time in 16 years, 2011 RodeoHouston champion steer wrestler Stockton Graves didn't qualify for Houston. But then he got the call-up every alternate eagerly awaits. The rodeo was short a competitor and needed...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 16, 2018

Mars, Finnell lead Rangers at Fort Scott rodeo

ALVA, Okla. – The time that Denton Mars and Chase Finnell have spent around professional rodeo cowboys is paying off at the college level. Mars and Finnell utilized a strong short-round run this past weekend to win the team roping title at the...

 

Northwestern's social sciences department hosted induction ceremony for three honor societies

Northwestern Oklahoma State University inducted new members into the Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Gamma Mu international honor societies March 7 during a ceremony in the Jesse Dunn...

 

Kyle Hughbanks to lead REI Oklahoma's board of directors

REI Oklahoma, a leader in Oklahoma economic development efforts, has announced the bi-annual leadership changes of its volunteer board of directors. Kyle Hughbanks has assumed the chairmanship, Chris...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 16, 2018

Software problems create accounting panic at courthouse

Two and one-half years ago, the Woods County commissioners agreed to switch accounting software at the Woods County Courthouse from KellPro Management Software to Tyler Technologies. The new software...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 16, 2018

Minajares, Earnest pitch Bugs to wins

ALVA, Okla. – The No. 17 Alva Goldbugs baseball team continued to pound out hits in a pair of early week games at Glass Family Field at Meyers Stadium on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University...

 

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