Articles from the September 21, 2018 edition

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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.;...

 

Spiritually Speaking

In the early 1980s, I was doing the vocals for a garage band called “The PH factor.” The musicians were young and dedicated – they had a strong work ethic and practiced several hours every day. I only performed three or four concerts with them...

 

Alva Public Schools begins strategic planning process

Alva Public Schools is planning for the future and needs the community's help. On Monday, the district launched a continuous strategic improvement initiative with a community and parent survey. “The Goldbug is a symbol of excellence, and a source...

 

NOC announces summer graduates

Logan Rader and Lora Riley of Alva have earned Associate in Science degrees from Northern Oklahoma College at the close of the summer session. Serving nearly 5,000 students, NOC is a public, two-year community college with locations in Tonkawa, Enid...

 

LIAM CHARLES BROMLEY

Funeral services for Liam Charles Bromley will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Shawn Caldwell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of...

 

Scamming

I got a call from Jamaica, mon! Since I don’t know anyone from the island, I didn’t answer. Mentioning the call to a friend, they had answered and were offered a chance to have $25,000 deposited...

 

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, the 11 states of the Old Confederacy were staunch supporters of the Democratic Party for years until some Democrats began to advocate civil rights legislation. Democratic...

 

NWOSU Football travels to Southern Arkansas for Week 4 matchup

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University football team looks to make it two straight on Saturday as the Rangers travel down to Magnolia, Arkansas, for a Great American Conference match-up against nationally ranked Southern...

 

Burlington School News: FFA and 4-H compete at Alfalfa County Fair

Several students from the Burlington FFA and 4-H placed in the Alfalfa County Fair livestock competitions Sept. 5-7. Burlington students loaded up and headed to Cherokee Wednesday to start weighing,...

 

Burlington School News: Burlington celebrates alumni weekend

Every three years Burlington has an alumni gathering with a full weekend of events. A great weekend of celebration was held Labor Day weekend thanks to a committee of ten hardworking alumni. To kick...

 

Burlington School News: Cross country comrades

This year at Burlington High School we have four courageous cross country runners. On Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. the high school runners had their first meet at the Great Salt Plains State Park hosted by...

 

Burlington School News: FCA hosts blood drive

On Sept. 13, the Burlington FCA hosted a blood drive at the school. With a population of 159, Burlington had 23 people give blood. There were three first-time donors from the student population. To...

 

Burlington School News: Junior-Senior Play

This year, the Burlington senior and junior classes presented "Squad Goals," a comedy written by Don Zolidis. In this play, an eccentric Coach Morrison (played by Gavin McCullough) and his assistant,...

 

Burlington School News: Dr. Stacey Croft settles into new superintendent's role nicely

This year Burlington Schools welcomes Dr. Stacey Croft as the new superintendent. She served as the interim superintendent for the last three months of the 2017-18 school year. Croft received her...

 

Burlington School News: New teachers fit in

This school year Burlington has three new teachers. Garrett Bebermeyer is the new kindergarten through third-grade physical education teacher, as well as fourth through 12th grade boys' basketball...

 

Burlington School News: Pre-K blasts off to a great year

Mrs. Burleson is in her second year as a pre-K teacher for Burlington School. Mrs. Burleson's biggest goal for this year is to make the kids want to come to school. The main focus in the class is...

 

Burlington School News: Upcoming activities

Burlington Schools will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Sept. 24–28 with the following days: Monday: “Too bright to do drugs!” Wear sunglasses and neon clothing. Tuesday: “We’re drug free! What’s your superpower?” Dress as a superhero or...

 

Burlington School News: Yearbook staff ready for year

Burlington has five very capable students ready to take on the task of recording Burlington School activities this year: one senior, Darren Ryan, and four juniors, Hailey Dotson, Lauren Lagos, Anna...

 

19 to compete in 67th Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern's Homecoming

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Miss Cinderella orientation session Sunday, Sept. 16, and welcomed 17 young women who will be representing their high schools from Oklahoma and...

 

Constitution Week celebrated in Alva

The commemoration of America's most important document, the Constitution, is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. To kick off Constitution Week, Alva Mayor Kelly Parker met with the...

 

Fall Armyworms infesting early planted wheat in Woods County

Reports are coming in from across the state of Oklahoma alerting wheat producers and agricultural scouts that this is a particularly bad year for infestation of the Fall Armyworm. With the good moistu...

 

Hendricks pleads for more time in dilapidated building hearing

"How many of my houses are you going to tear down?" asked Linda Hendricks. She spoke at the public hearing on the possible declaration of dilapidation on her property at 928 Barnes. "I lost things tha...

 

Philadelphia artist planning talk, workshop Sept. 25, at Northwestern

Philadelphia native Kelly Catenacci is this month's Artist-in-Residence with the Visual Arts program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is planning an artist talk and workshop on Sept. 25...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    September 21, 2018

Alva Ladybugs varsity wins first game on Senior Night

The Ladybugs pulled away late in the game versus Mooreland on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The game was tied at 4 apiece at the bottom of the fifth when junior catcher Laney Stewart singled, sending one runner...

 

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