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Cross country team preparing for season

Fourteen junior high and high school students are out for Burlington’s cross country team in the 2017 fall season. The cross country team practices two to three days a week after school as a team. Runners are expected to practice two to three days...

 

Eclipse Day at Burlington

Burlington celebrated the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from 12 p.m.to 2.p.m. The eighth-grade class prepared a demonstration that they showed to the pre-K through sixth-grade classes. They...

 

FCA blood drive scheduled

Burlington Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) sponsors a blood drive in the fall each year. This year the blood drive will be held in the school auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 2 p.m. To 7 p.m. All donors will receive their choice of an...

 
 By Devon Perez    Local    September 1, 2017

The Fresh Principal of Burlington Schools

Lane Pruett was recently hired to take the principal position at Burlington Schools. According to an interview with Mr. Pruett, he graduated from high school in Bartlesville, received his bachelor’s degree in math education from Northwestern Oklaho...

 

Jaden Allen is crowned Miss Burlington

Jaden Allen was crowned this year's Miss Burlington on Aug. 24. Allen was the only contestant this year. She shared her talent and evening gown for the school and community at Burlington High School....

 

Movie stars from Burlington

Burlington teachers Raye Lyn Bird and Isi Ofiu ("Mr. O") recently auditioned and participated in the filming of a movie in Alva. The film is called "The Waving Wheat Trilogies" and Lance McDaniel, a...

 

New teachers at Burlington

Burlington Schools have gained a few new spectacular staff members for this school year. They are all excited and ready for this year's shenanigans! Candi Davis is in her third of year teaching and...

 

New school year at Burlington School brings new students

The new school year started Aug. 9 and is off and running at full speed. Burlington started the school year with 157 students from pre-K through 12th grade. As usual, Burlington has many new students...

 

New upgrades to classrooms

Over the summer Burlington upgraded some of the classrooms by getting new exit doors and new carpet, and increasing the amount of room to where they are almost doubled in size. The upgrades took...

 

Service with a Splash

The Burlington FFA chapter hosted its annual Service with a Splash on Aug. 24. The chapter invited the seventh grade to join and help clean the community. These community service activities consisted...

 

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.;...

 

Fire, reload and repeat

Dove hunters, this is the day you have been waiting for. Today is the opening day of dove season in Oklahoma. I hope you have stocked up on shotgun shells. It has been my experience that a good dove hunt requires a substantial quantity of shells. If...

 

Spiritually Speaking

My life has been a bit “busy” since last I wrote. I’ve been wearing all of my separate hats (NWOSU, Bible Chair, College Hill, Husband, Dad and Papa) in a mad dash to keep from forgetting someone. In case you haven’t noticed the increase in...

 

'Wings over Weatherford' coming to Stafford Museum

WEATHERFORD – Take a flight back in time and see some of the most historic aircraft ever built during Wings over Weatherford (WOW!) at the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford on Sept. 30....

 

Enter Ball Fresh Preserving Awards at the Woods County Fair

Jarden Home Brands is sponsoring award programs during the 2017 Woods County Free Fair, which will be held Sept. 7–9. These awards are given to further stimulate interest in home food preservation. Jarden, the makers of Ball & Kerr Fresh...

 

Dacoma road to be closed

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. County Road 500 (called the Dacoma Road) between U.S. Highway 64 and Craig Road (Dacoma) will be closed for resurfacing....

 

Death by Chocolate competition

The Death by Chocolate competition is a chocolate lover’s dream! Enter your most decadent chocolate dish for a chance to win cash prizes in the Death by Chocolate competition at the Woods County Free Fair. This competition is open to the public...

 

Woods County Fair Flower Show Theme: 'Let There Be Flowers'

Woods County gardeners have been thankful for the bountiful rain this growing season. If your flowerbeds are still alive and thriving after this summer’s temperatures, consider exhibiting them in the Open Flower Show at the Woods County Free Fair,...

 

Homemade Ice Cream Contest at the Woods County Free Fair

Treat yourself and your family to a variety of delicious homemade ice creams at the Woods County Free Fair on Friday, Sept. 8. The homemade ice cream contest will take place in the Women’s Building at 6:30 p.m. Anyone in Woods County is eligible...

 

Woods County excels at livestock judging contest

Judging teams from Alva, Waynoka and Freedom participated in a new invitational livestock judging contest held on Aug. 25 during the Woodward Fair and sponsored by the Woodward County Fairboard. The...

 

Northwestern offices closed for Labor Day

Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4. Northwestern’s offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day....

 

LEOLA FERN HALTOM

Funeral services for Leola Fern Haltom will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Green Valley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Keller officiating. Interment will be in the...

 

PAULETTE RAE TANNER

Paulette Rae Tanner was born on December 3, 1949, in Enid, Oklahoma, and passed away on August 25, 2017, in Billings, Oklahoma. Services were held in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, at the First Baptist Church...

 

Careers

We all harbor thoughts about what the future will bring, but some of us are ready to do something about it. A change of career might be on your mind, and if it is, it may be time to act. I never...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    September 1, 2017

Medicare can help you find the right hospice

Medicare’s “Compare” websites have helped millions of Americans find the right nursing home, hospital or home health care agency for themselves or their families. Now, a new Medicare online tool is available to help terminally ill patients and...

 

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