Articles from the November 11, 2016 edition

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 By Bayli Hyde    Local    November 11, 2016

The Burlington Elks and Lady Elks kick off basketball season

The Burlington basketball season kicked off with two great wins against the Drummond Bulldogs on Nov. 1. The Lady Elks started their season winning with a score of 43-30. This team of 11 tight-knit...

 
 By Kelsi Smith    Local    November 11, 2016

Eccentric Ethan

Ethan Kade Barron was born to Chad and April Kisling on Oct. 16, 1998, in Weatherford. He has two siblings Dax and Drake. You might find Ethan hunting, golfing or even watching his favorite movie,...

 

Fired up first graders

There are 17 eager students in Mrs. Jessica Smith's first grade class this school year. Some of their favorite activities include art and literacy centers. They are learning to take spelling tests,...

 

Homecoming 2016

The Burlington Elks celebrated homecoming week Oct. 30 through Nov. 4. The Student Council started off with an election of the homecoming candidates for king, queen, flower girl and crown bearer two...

 

Homecoming Week is "Purplicious"

Burlington celebrated homecoming week Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 with lots of activities including dress up days, a bonfire, pep rally and a class spirit photo competition. Everyone in the school p...

 

Burlington School participates in Red Ribbon Week

Burlington School participated in National Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 24 – Oct. 28. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually i...

 

Burlington robotics places at game day

The Burlington robotics team competed in game day at the Heartland Best Competition at the Alva Recreation Complex on Oct. 29. This year's theme was "Bet the Farm." Each team's robot had to collect...

 

Sassy Sophomores

The sophomore class consists of nine students who are friendly and very involved. They are almost all in robotics, basketball, band, choir, FFA and FCA. A few are in cheerleading and Student Council....

 

Religious services calendar

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.;...

 

How to have a good crisis

Someone has said, “We are going into a serious problem, in the middle of a serious problem, or coming out of a serious problem.” We would say that is pretty correct. Sometimes we face situations tha...

 

Spiritually Speaking

By the time you read this week’s article, the presidential elections will be a thing of the past and we will be somewhat beyond the combination of moanings and shouts of glee. This Friday, however, marks the celebration of those who have served and s...

 

Looking for candidates for No. 2 seat on Alva Board of Education

The board of education of the Alva Public School District hereby announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the No. 2 seat on the Alva Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at...

 

Hamilton fills Ward 3 city council position

The Alva City Council is back up to seven members with the appointment of Mary Hamilton to fill the unexpired Ward 3, Seat 2 position. That spot was left vacant when longtime council member Wes...

 

Bank It raises $4,455 for Alva Senior Citizen's Center

During the third quarter of 2016, the Alva community rallied behind the senior citizens with an outpouring of funds donated to the Alva Senior Citizen’s Nutrition Center. Alva State Bank matched $1,500, BancCentral matched $676 and Hopeton State B...

 

NWTC biomed students empaneled

BioMedical Sciences students participated in a student panel during the BioMedical Sciences Advisory Committee held recently at Northwest Technology Center in Alva....

 

Confirmed case of mumps on Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus

Northwestern officials have recently been notified and have been monitoring a confirmed case of the mumps virus on the Alva campus. It is not clear when this student came in contact with the virus; however, Northwestern officials are working to...

 

Scouts collect 1,500 pounds of food

Alva Girl and Boy Scouts canvassed the town this past weekend collecting food for the local food pantry. The scouts collected about 1,500 pounds of food this year. This food will be used in the...

 

Chain link gate stolen

Apparently someone wanted a gate because an Alva resident reported one missing. Kathi Jenlink, who lives on Birch Street in the southeast part of Alva, reported the theft to the Alva Police Department this week. Jenlink told Officer Patrick Hawley...

 

Newton resigns from NWTC board

Dr. Carl Newton resigned from the NWTC Board of Education as he will be serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives....

 

Ryel appointed to NWTC board

Terry Ryel of Cherokee was appointed to fill the position vacated on the Northwest Technology Center Board of Education by Dr. Carl Newton....

 

Connor Sneary is new member of American Angus Association

Connor Sneary, Alva, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle...

 

Tree trimming talent sought for museum's Annual Festival of Trees

It’s time to reserve a room in the museum in which to decorate a tree for the Cherokee Strip Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees. Creativity abounds each year when local residents, civic groups and businesses lend their talents in helping make the mus...

 

Vehicles collide at Church and Hunt

Two vehicles collided at an uncontrolled intersection on Oct. 29 in Alva. The incident occurred at 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Church Street and Hunt Street. According to the police report by Officer Brian File, Nicholas Wygle, 19, of Alva was...

 

Northwestern assistant professor of agriculture receives honorary American FFA Degree

Mindi Clark, assistant professor of agriculture at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. This award is given to those who advance a...

 

Northwestern's English Program awards scholarships to six students

Six students received scholarships from Northwestern Oklahoma State University's English program for the year 2016-17. Shelby Brown, junior English education major from Beaver, received the Gladys...

 

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