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Upcoming Burlington School activities

April 27 – Regional Track Meet, Cherokee April 29 – Regional Golf, Kingfisher May 1 – Yearbook Order Deadline May 1 – Tri-State Music Festival, 4-6 grade May 2 – Burlington Elementary Track Meet May 3 – No School May 3 – Cherokee... Full story

 By Lauren Lagos    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington School's savvy sixth graders

This year, the Burlington sixth grade class has eight students: six girls and two boys. The class's favorite school activities are playing basketball and learning about science. Their greatest...

 By Hailey Dotson    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington School's spectacular seventh graders

The spectacular seventh grade class has two girls and five boys. When I asked the class sponsor to describe them, she said they are the most hardworking, outgoing and respectful class she has had in...

 By Tateyn Rieger    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington School's Magic Michael

Michael Joseph Granados was born in Cottonwood, Arizona, on April 15, 2000. He is the 19-year-old son of Larry Joe and Tracy Granados. He has one sister, Savannah, who also attends Burlington High...


Students receive CPR training

Burlington juniors recently received their required cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instruction. Northwest Technology Center Health Careers...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington's freshman class builds Rube-Goldberg machines

Every year at Burlington, science teacher Jennifer Newlin challenges her freshman class to build a Rube-Goldberg machine. A Rube-Goldberg machine is an intentionally complicated machine built to... Full story

 By Anna Motycka    Sports    April 26, 2019

Oklahoma Wesleyan signs another recruit from Burlington

In small-town Burlington, students are very active in basketball. They have had multiple successful seasons, and Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach for Oklahoma Wesleyan (OKWU) Jack McNickel...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington prom a lovely "Country Night"

The Burlington junior class, along with sponsor Barbara James, planned and prepared this year's prom centered on their theme "Country Nights." The class used wagon wheels, milk cans, hay bales,... Full story


Area 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 Wednesday, May 1:Wednesday...


Who is your Lord?

We have just finished celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. We had services all week leading up to Easter. It was a great time for the community of churches to get together and worship. It was exciting for Cedar Grove and I to be a part of this....

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 26, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

About a year ago, the Lord blessed Becky with a motor home. When I say, “The Lord blessed Becky,” I don’t mean to imply that I don’t enjoy the gift as well, but this is something my wife has wanted for years and had almost given up hope of...


Local Woods County students plan to attend SWOSU

Alva High School students Brandon Mark Bellah, Karson Elizabeth Henke, Riley Jo Laverne Lee and Jada Joy Retka and Freedom High School student Desire Rita K. Filmer have enrolled for the 2019 fall semester at Southwestern Oklahoma State University...


Saturday is National Rx Take-Back Day

OKLAHOMA CITY – National Rx Take-Back Day is this weekend but the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics reminds those across the state that they don't have to wait for an official take-back event to get rid of unwanted medication. OBN Spokesman Mark...



Graveside services for Larry Ray Thorne will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Ellenwood Cemetery near Sawyer, Kansas. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alva...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 26, 2019

Healthcare for all

Nicki and I spend nearly $14,000 on premiums, deductibles, co-payments, and travel for treatment in an average year. Should universal health care become the law of the land, the private insurance...

 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 26, 2019

Random Thoughts

I like to think of myself as being a good grocery shopper. I enjoy searching for bargains and saving money without sacrificing the quality of the food my family and I eat. The week I turned 16 years o...


Dirden resigns; accepts assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I Institution

Northwestern Oklahoma State University head men’s basketball coach Shawn Dirden has resigned his position to become an assistant coach at a NCAA Division I institution, Brad Franz, director of athletics announced Wednesday. During his three seasons...


Tuesday night bowling standings

Marshall's Old Timers: 78 ½ wins, 45 ½ losses Rollin Good Times: 78 ½ wins, 45 ½ losses Schuesslers: 76 wins, 48 losses Pony Boys: 69 wins, 55 losses Ten Pin Oil Men: 63 ½ wins, 60 ½ losses O-Bar: 60 wins, 64 losses Knights of Columbus: 56 ...


ENJ Financial presents program to Woods County Retired Educators

Kindsey Ely, president and senior financial advisor for ENJ Financial, presented the program at the April 19 meeting of the Woods County Retired Educators Association (WCREA). Ely was accompanied by... Full story


Paper presented by Northwestern business student at MBAA International Conference in Chicago

Northwestern Oklahoma State University junior Ethan Sacket presented his research paper at the Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA) International Conference in Chicago recently. The... Full story


Earth Day Poster Contest held for 5th grade students

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) Woods County Resource Management Committee, chaired by Grow and Share OHCE, hosted a fifth-grade Earth Day Poster Contest. A first, second and third...


Player of the Year Moosbacher Tops GAC List

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Oklahoma Baptist was well-represented as Great American Conference tennis awards were presented Thursday night at the league's annual championship banquet. Headlining the night for OBU was Kim Moosbacher, who was named GAC...


Lady Bison Sweep Their Way to GAC Semifinals

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The third-seeded Lady Bison swept their way into the Great American Conference semifinals with a 4-0 victory over No. 6 seed Henderson State Thursday afternoon. OBU took the doubles point thanks to quick work by the No. 2...


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