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Articles from the May 24, 2019 edition

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 By Hailey Dotson    Local    May 24, 2019

Burlington School News: Confident Caitlin

Caitlin Grace Flackman is the 18-year-old daughter of Ron and Carmen Flackman. Caitlin was born in Las Colinas, Texas, on March 7, 2001. She has two older brothers, Jaron and Tyler. Caitlin is...

 

Burlington School celebrates 'event full' last day of school

The last day of school is full of excitement, anticipation of summer and celebration of the end of the school year. At Burlington School, the last day of the 2018-19 school started with an awards... Full story

 
 By Tateyn Rieger    Local    May 24, 2019

Burlington FFA members attend State FFA Convention

Burlington FFA attended the 69th annual Oklahoma State FFA convention from April 30 to May 1. Burlington was fortunate to have two FFA members selected for the State FFA Chorus. The members who sang...

 
 By Lauren Lagos    Local    May 24, 2019

Sagacious seniors

The Burlington senior class consists of six intelligent students: Brenner Clark, Sadie Crusinbery, Caitlin Flackman, Michael Granados, Gavin McCullough and Drake Peffly. Most of them have attended...

 

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 www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 
 By Rev. John Clap    Local    May 24, 2019

One common event

Humanity is truly a diverse lot. We come in different shapes, sizes and colors. We come from different backgrounds, we have various degrees of beliefs and values, each of us have a different set of circumstances that determines everything from our...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 24, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Who are your favorite Hebrew heroes? You know the ones I mean. Old Testament men and women of faith who: “conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 24, 2019

In 2008 Marg Hayward recalled origin of Nescatunga Arts Festival and organization

(A WORD ABOUT THIS ARTICLE – In 2008 Yvonne Miller interviewed Marg Hayward who was 100 years old at the time. She was married to acclaimed local artist Jack Hayward who was the first Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council President. Marg named...

 

Northwestern to close for Memorial Day May 27

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, as all university locations will close this day. New or current students are encouraged to enroll for summer courses as soon as possible. Eight-week and first...

 

Miss Northwestern titlists to compete in Miss Oklahoma Competition

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alysson Stewart, a Burlington senior, and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Autumn Hudgins of Midwest City will compete in the Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen competitions in...

 

OSCPA Scholarship awarded to Northwestern senior

Northwestern Oklahoma State University accounting senior Tyann Purvis has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation....

 

LEON DALE SCHMIDT

Funeral services for Leon Dale Schmidt will be 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Alva First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Ron Pingelton officiating. Interment will be in the Alv...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 24, 2019

Random Thoughts

Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday. Dylan is, of course, arguably the greatest songwriter in the history of the world – and he has a Nobel Prize in Literature to prove it. I know that today is his...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 24, 2019

Hada opens Ignite Physical Therapy in his hometown

Human Performance Centers (HPC) of Alva now has a new name and a new location. It's called Ignite Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab and is located at 520 Flynn on Alva's square in the building...

 
 By David A. Lieb    Regional    May 24, 2019

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 24, 2019

Runaway barges crash into Oklahoma dam and quickly sink

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two unmanned barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma crashed into a dam hours later and sank Thursday, and they didn't cause the structure to fail, which officials feared might happen. The barges...

 

ConocoPhillips settles Oklahoma City water pollution lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — ConocoPhillips has settled a lawsuit with homeowners in northwestern Oklahoma City who accused the energy company of polluting their water supply and soil to such a degree that no trees or flowers will grow. The lawsuit, filed...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    May 24, 2019

Oklahoma lawmakers end early, give new governor policy wins

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature finished the session early on Thursday, ending its first with new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who checked nearly every item off his to-do list and saw the budget for his office more than double. With t...

 

Prosecutor to decide if police who shot kids can be charged

HUGO, Oklahoma (AP) — A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges. The Hugo police...

 
 By David A. Lieb    Regional    May 24, 2019

Cost of buying out flood-prone homes: $5B and rising

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and telev...

 

Oklahoma court upholds convictions, life sentences for 3 men

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the first-degree murder convictions and life sentences of three men in separate cases, including a 24-year-old man convicted in the stabbing death of a co-worker. Dakota Joe...

 

Oklahoma County creates trust to manage troubled county jail

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County's Board of Commissioners has created a trust to manage the troubled Oklahoma County Jail. The three-member board voted unanimously Wednesday to create a nine-member trust to oversee the jail's operation and...

 

Arkansas braces for major flooding on Arkansas River

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Areas along the Arkansas River in Arkansas are bracing for near-record flooding because of a deluge of water heading into the state from Oklahoma. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Little Rock says water speeds could be...

 

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