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 By Kim Barker    Local    February 18, 2022

Let's study the Bible

David was called a man after God’s own heart. From the first encounter with David, we see his great faith and trust in God. He knows God will be with him as he faces Goliath. Later as he is being pursued by King Saul, David refuses to harm God’s...

 

ARTHUR WESLEY "WES" SMITH

Funeral services for Arthur Wesley "Wes" Smith will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022, in the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rod Rieger officiating. Interment will be in the Byron...

 

Random Thoughts

In 2019, after a successful six-year stint in the Canadian Football League, Lirim Hajrullahu opted not to play another season of football in his adopted country. Rather, he headed south – hoping to...

 

Northwestern vocal music program to present Masterwork Concert Tuesday

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University vocal music program will present its Masterwork Concert “Faure Requiem” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church located at 628 Church St. in Alva. Dr. Karsten Longhurst, director of choral...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves appropriations

The monthly meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held Wednesday morning, Feb. 16. Present for the meeting were Chairman Joe Shirley and members Bob Seivert and Chris Olson. After approving...

 

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...

 

Covid-19 cases in Alva fall by nearly half

Active Covid-19 cases have decreased by almost half in the past week, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). As of Monday, Feb. 14, Alva is shown with 56 active cases...

 

Burlington hosts NWOSU student teacher

Burlington High School has the privilege this semester of welcoming student teacher Noble Buckhaults. He is teaching history with Ken Jones to junior high and high school students. Buckhaults grew up...

 

Annual FFA auction looks different, raises $10K

The Burlington FFA did their annual auction a little differently this year. FFA students prepared projects to auction off on Tuesday, Feb. 15, instead of their traditional labor auction. All the...

 

VERNON E. VELEY

Vernon E. Veley was born on July 19, 1939, and passed away on January 22, 2022, at the age of 83. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Gazebo at the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Wharton...

 
 By Dylan Hurst    Local    February 18, 2022

Burlington classrooms receive new technology

In July of 2021, 20 new Promethean boards were ordered for Burlington schools with the intent of having them by fall. Unfortunately, due to the major supply chain issues, they were not delivered and...

 

Mindful McKenzie

McKenzie Olson is the daughter of Daniel Olson and Latasha Olson. She was born in Enid and has seven siblings. Her favorite subject in school is math and she is very involved in robotics, band, vocal...

 

Burlington Spelling Bee winners

Burlington Schools recently held their annual spelling bee for elementary and junior high students. A champion and runner up were chosen for each division. Pictured are the winner from each division:...

 

Keast welcome addition to Burlington

Burlington Schools is fortunate to welcome Brook Keast in the school office this year. It is apparent that Keast loves to help people, always with a smile on her face. She and her husband have three...

 

Lady Rangers fall in Tuesday game against Southwestern

Weatherford, Okla. – The Lady Rangers were defeated by rival Lady Bulldogs 92-58. An early 12-0 run by Southwestern allowed them to lead the entire game leading to the Tuesday victory. Northwestern and Southwestern now split the season series 1-1 f...

 

Rangers win defensive battle over Southwestern to clinch conference playoff berth

Weatherford, Okla. – The Rangers topped rival Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs 53-48 Tuesday in Weatherford. A solid end of the half finish combined with a defensive battle through the game even late into the second half allowed Northwestern...

 

Humor

The Reader’s Digest has a monthly column called: “Laughter, the Best Medicine.” In this month’s magazine cover story, it says that laughter takes our minds off our problems and connects us to...

 

WCEDC executive director reports low unemployment rate in Woods County

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority held its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. Stan Bixler, Bob Firth, Allan Poe, Todd Holder (via Zoom), and Ed Sutter were present. WCEDC Executive Director Neal Williams, County Commissioner Randy McMurphy, and...

 

New furniture arrives at Alva Public Library

When the Alva Library Board met Monday afternoon, the magazine reading area was inaccessible. New furniture has arrived, and it was being stored in that area until everything can be rearranged. Library Director Sandra Hamilton said the seating for... Full story

 

Oklahoma softball seeks repeat; rival OSU could challenge

The Oklahoma softball program is the gold standard after winning four of the past eight national championships under coach Patty Gasso. The Sooners are the defending Women's College World Series champions, and they are positioned to win it all...

 

Woman sentenced for helping sex offender escape from Larned

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A Garden City woman was sentenced to 16 months in prison for helping a sex offender escape from Larned State Hospital. Liliana Guadalupe Houser pleaded no contest on Jan. 6 to three felonies related to the escape of John...

 

Kansas crews putting out vehicle fire discover body in trunk

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters northwest of Kansas City, Kansas, who were called to put out a vehicle fire earlier this week made a grisly discovery: a body in the car's trunk. The discovery was made around 3 a.m. Monday when Kickapoo...

 

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