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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.;...

 

Burlington FFA and 4-H members compete at Alfalfa County Fair

This year at the Alfalfa County Fair, Burlington schools had five participants who competed in showing and judging. From Burlington 4-H, seventh-grader Brooke Whittet and fourth-grader Kaycee Matzke...

 

FCA blood drive

Burlington Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) hosted a blood drive at the Burlington School on Sept. 14. The Oklahoma Blood Institute was there to collect the blood donations. FCA members...

 

Burlington cross country team competes at Cherokee meet

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Burlington Cross Country team competed at a meet at Cherokee High School. Four junior high girls ran. Brooke Whittet placed fourth with a time of 6:41. Karlie Heatherman...

 

Students make their mark

The yearbook staff has chosen a theme for the yearbook this year of "Make Your Mark." While researching the theme, the staff came across International Dot Day. This day began with a book by Peter H....

 

Junior/senior play

The Burlington school play this year was "Penny for Your Thought," a comedy/drama act written by Scott Haan. The main idea of this play is that Penny (played by Caitlin Flackman) is having trouble...

 

Powerful pre-K

This school year Burlington received a new pre-K teacher, Apryl Burleson. This is her first year teaching and so far she absolutely loves it! She says she always believed that she would be teaching...

 

Burlington robotics kick off

Burlington robotics recently took part in the Heartland BEST robotics kick off. The Heartland BEST kick off this year was on Sept. 16 on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus. Burlington...

 

See You at the Pole

Students of all ages, faculty and community members gathered early around the flag pole at Burlington School on a drizzly morning Wednesday, Sept. 27, to participate in See You at the Pole. The FCA...

 

Sensible Stephanie

Stephanie Ann Croft was born on June 3, 1999, in Enid, Oklahoma. Croft is the daughter of Stacey and Rick Croft. She has two older sisters, Laine and Taylor. In her free time Croft enjoys playing...

 

Burlington FFA participates in Septemberfest

Some Burlington FFA members recently had the opportunity to participate in a celebration of Oklahoma's heritage at Septemberfest, held on the lawn of the Oklahoma History Center on Sept. 9....

 

Working together for God

This Sunday, churches around the globe will celebrate World Communion Sunday to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It is a time to remember what we have in common and how we can work together to care for one another. Though many...

 

The joy of rediscovery

Saturday, as I was preparing to go to the NWOSU Ranger Family Day football extravaganza, I was unable to find my grey and white plaid Northwestern cap. I ended up wearing a Titleist hat to keep my bald spot from burning, but it just wasn’t the...

 

Career Tech training returning to BJCC

Warden Becky Guffy told the Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) Advisory Board some welcome news. The facility will soon be offering vocational training to offenders. Instruction will be in...

 

Lights, camera, action!

Digital design students at the Northwest Technology Center's (NWTC) Alva campus now have some new and exciting opportunities available to them. In addition to several Canon DSLR cameras, a DJI...

 

Grant approved for Northwest Family Services

Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) held a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26. The regular meeting set for earlier in the month was rescheduled for this week. Bryce Benson, vice chair, presided. Other members present were Randy...

 

Northwestern English program to offer writing marathon Oct. 6

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s English program will host a writing marathon workshop in downtown Alva on Friday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Graceful Arts Center. “This event is called a ‘writing marathon’ but requires no...

 

DELFRED INMAN

Funeral services for Delfred Inman will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ in Waynoka with Bill David Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka...

 

FLOYD RAY SMITH

Funeral services for Floyd Ray Smith will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Waynoka Assembly of God Church with Rev. Terry Phipps officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal...

 

Watches

According to Fortune Magazine, the internet is fostering a new interest in vintage watch collecting. Auction prices are soaring and when it comes to watch design, suddenly everything old is new...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

I made my way back to Oklahoma State Capitol this past week for the Legislature’s special session that started Monday. Despite most people’s thoughts that a narrowly focused special session would be best, Gov. Fallin called on lawmakers to...

 

These ants love Atkins

We seem to live in a neighborhood with a sizable population of ants. At least that’s what some neighbors and former neighbors have told me. Whether or not that’s true, our house is periodically in...

 

Random Thoughts

The victory of Sloane Stephens in the 2017 singles competition of the U. S. Open made her only the fourth African American woman to win a “major” tennis tournament. When Americans began playing...

 

Rangers look to further winning streak on Homecoming

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State football team knocked off another Great American Conference power this past weekend, defeating Southern Arkansas 38-16, and will be looking to repeat that this coming Saturday when they take on...

 

Ranger rodeo men open with a victory

COLBY, Kan. – It was a virtual clean sweep for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men's rodeo team. The Rangers had the winners in all three timed events this past weekend at the Colby (Kansas) Community College rodeo and earned the first...

 

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