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Articles from the April 15, 2022 edition

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 By Dylan Hurst    Local    April 15, 2022

Exciting changes with the passing of school bond

Burlington recently passed a school bond for 10.485 million big ones. Our school has been trying to pass this for a few years and I feel that it is something the school, community, and students need. Covid had a big impact on how the students felt...

 

FFA busy with spring activities

The spring is a busy time of year for the Burlington FFA. The students have been traveling many hours away for Career Development Event (CDE) contests. They competed at Northwestern Oklahoma State...

 
 By Raye Lyn Bird    Sports    April 15, 2022

Single girls golfer representing well

Burlington has a girls golf team for the first time this year. The sole participant is junior Teddie Hooker. Teddie has been playing golf since the eighth grade. She played in Olive, Oklahoma, and for...

 

Justly Jared

Born in Enid, Oklahoma, on August 14, 2003, Jared Peffly is the 18-year-old son of Jacque Ruhl and Dustin Peffly and the older brother of 16 siblings. In his four years of high school, he was active...

 
 By Jared Peffly    Local    April 15, 2022

Jones shares passion for history and golf with students

Ken Jones teaches history for Burlington School. He has been teaching for over 41 years. Jones is from Hugoton, Kansas, and went to college at Panhandle State University. He received his masters...

 

Shy Silvery

Silvery Kiwia is the son of Sonja Folger and Silvery Kiwia and the grandson of Tressie Folger. Silvery is involved in basketball, FFA, and is a member of the Principal's Honor Roll. He has four...

 

Religious services and events

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

 

Celebrating our salvation

“I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43 NLT) are the words that Jesus said to the criminal who was next to him hanging on the cross. While bleeding to death and suffocating on the cross, Jesus took the time to assure...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 15, 2022

Let's study the Bible

Baptism is a word that is often misunderstood. The word as used in the New Testament refers to immersion. The original word, instead of being translated as immersion, was transliterated from baptizo to baptism. Today sprinkling or pouring water over...

 

CAROL ALLISON-ROGERS

Carol Allison-Rogers, 76, died April 8, 2022. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel, 610 South Duncan Street, Stillwater, Oklahoma....

 

ELMER 'MICKEY' A. NOKES

A celebration of life for Elmer "Mickey" A. Nokes will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Grace Mennonite Church, Enid, Oklahoma, with Reverend Mike Sommerfield officiating. Burial will...

 

GRACE ILENE TERWORT

Graveside services for Grace Ilene Terwort will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2022, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Gene Jackson officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 15, 2022

Dreams

The mind is an amazing thing. It starts to work first thing in the morning and doesn’t stop working until the teacher calls on you in class. A question posed in Smithsonian Magazine piqued my...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 15, 2022

Random Thoughts

Jimmie Davis entered politics in Louisiana for the first time in the late 1930s. In 1938 he won election to a four-year term as a Shreveport city commissioner. In 1942, he was elected to the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 15, 2022

Several races develop in county elections

Filing opened Wednesday for candidates in the Nov. 8 General Election. The primary will be held June 28, and if a runoff is needed that will be on Aug. 23. The following candidates had filed by Thursday afternoon: Woods County County Assessor:... Full story

 

Upcoming Northwestern Powwow to uplift Native American community

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Native American Student Association will be sponsoring its first powwow Saturday, April 23, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Northwestern intramural field. The event is free and open to the public. Savannah Francis,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 15, 2022

Lego Club, Little Explorers now meeting at Alva Public Library

With the opening of the youth section, the Alva Public Library is also holding in-person activities for younger patrons. Twelve youngsters met for the Lego Club April 4 after school to build designs...

 

Jon Bingesser named Northwestern volleyball head coach

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State has announced the hiring of Jon Bingesser to take over the Lady Ranger volleyball program. Bingesser will take over at Northwestern after Fred Aubuchon...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 15, 2022

Ranger racer calls the right Schott

ALVA, Okla. – Sierra Schott and Starz are getting to know one another a little bit better. The two – a barrel racer at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and her 9-year-old bay mare – just...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Regional    April 15, 2022

Olympic champ Lee, Florida star Thomas shine at NCAAs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This is why Sunisa Lee kept her promise and came to Auburn. And why Trinity Thomas endured at Florida. To compete on the podium with their sport stopping to watch. To celebrate with their teammates under the lights. To... Full story

 

Man identified as suspect in 2003 shooting of Texas officer

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Almost 20 years after a North Texas police officer was shot and injured by a man who had just robbed a bank, authorities say they used DNA to identify the suspect, who was found dead in Oklahoma as they prepared...

 

Crews fight explosion, fire at gas plant in Reno County

HAVEN, Kan. (AP) — Two people were being treated for minor injuries after an explosion and fire Thursday at a gas plant in central Kansas, officials said. Crews were called to the Haven Midstream plant near Haven in Reno County about 1:15 p.m....

 

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