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 By Kim Barker    Local    November 19, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read Romans and Galatians. These are both letters from Paul. Paul was educated in the law of Moses and the traditions of the Jews. His mission was to preach Christ to the gentiles, the non-Jews. With his background and knowledge...

 

Staats receives National VIP Citation by the FFA Organization

Jack Staats, instructor of agriculture at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was honored with a VIP Citation during the National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis recently. The VIP...

 

Burlington basketball season kicks off with fundraising and fun

Basketball season is back and in full swing. Burlington basketball had the first ever "10 Quarter Games" to kick their season off. The games were used to collect donations to support the basketball...

 

Burlington School News: Kind Kayli

Burlington High School senior Kayli Grace Stewart is the 17-year-old daughter of Kelly and Jennifer Stewart. She was born on Dec. 12, 2003, in Pratt, Kansas. Kayli likes to spend time with her six...

 

Burlington welcomes Principal Gerrett Spears

Burlington Schools has taken on various new staff members. One of them is the high school principal, Gerrett Spears. Spears has added the energy and professionalism that Burlington needed. His...

 

Burlington Robotics: you name it, they build it!

Burlington Robotics can build anything they put their collective minds to, including a robot for this year's theme, Demolition. On Oct. 23, Burlington Robotics won first place in the robot...

 
 By Dylan Hurst    Local    November 19, 2021

Burlington holds Veterans Day assembly

Every year an annual Veterans Day assembly is held in the auditorium at Burlington. This year the staff and students had the opportunity to listen to and learn from Rodger Hill, the grandfather of...

 

Thanksgiving by Numbers

In the book of Numbers, we have a passage that many are familiar with but since it is in one of the least read books of the Bible we do not read it like we should. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Nov. 16

Team Standings Rollin' GoodTimes 32 wins, 20 losses Knights of Columbus 32 wins, 20 losses The Bowl Movements 30 wins, 22 losses Dilly Dilly 28 wins, 24 losses O'Bar 28 wins, 24 losses Marshall's Oldtimers 21 wins, 31 losses Livin' on a Spare 19 ½ w...

 

Aging leadership

How old is too old? An article in Time Magazine states: “At some point, and statistically it’s in the 80’s, you begin a more rapid decline.” Physically and mentally, we pose questions about...

 

Random Thoughts

Every presidential election features several “third” (or minor) parties offering American voters alternative candidates to those running as nominees of the two main parties. Rarely do these minor...

 

Woods County Excise Board approved treasurers' school budget

The Woods County Excise Board approved monthly appropriations and the treasurer’s service budget and billing for schools Wednesday. Present for the meeting were board members Joe Shirley, Chris Olson and Bob Seivert. County Clerk Shelley Reed was... Full story

 

Avard Rail Authority to apply for $24,000 site analysis grant

Tuesday afternoon's Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meeting didn't last long before members voted to go into executive session. Those present were Chairman Stan Bixler, Allan Poe and Bob Firth. Also attending were Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed...

 

Swallow to represent council on ARC Board

Monday night, the Alva City Council approved Ward 2 Councilmember Gail Swallow as the council representative on the ARC (Alva Recreation Complex) Board. Swallow takes the place of Brandon Sherman who is no longer on the city council because he moved... Full story

 

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...

 

Northwestern's balanced offense leads to home opener win

Alva, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball team hosted their home opener Monday evening with a non-conference game against Kansas Christian College. The Rangers used a dominating... Full story

 

Oklahoma death penalty supporters fear executions ending

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a six-year moratorium on the death penalty following a series of botched lethal injections, Oklahoma officials announced in August they would seek execution dates for seven condemned men . By the next month, their...

 

Groves scores 24, leads Sooners over Indiana State 87-63

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tanner Groves scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds in leading Oklahoma to an 87-63 victory over Indiana State on Friday in a Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal. Groves was 10-of-15 shooting, hitting three...

 

Indian tribes seek return of remains, artifacts from Alabama

Seven tribes are asking an Alabama university to return the remains of nearly 6,000 people excavated over the years from what once was one of the largest Native American settlements in North America. The Oklahoma-based Muscogee Nation, Choctaw...

 

White Missouri officer convicted in Black man's 2019 death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Friday convicted a white Kansas City police officer of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of a Black man, in a case in which prosecutors said police planted evidence. Jackson...

 

US judge blocks Kansas law on mailed ballot applications

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Kansas on Friday to suspend a new law prohibiting out-of-state groups from mailing advance ballot applications, siding with two national nonprofit groups that contend it disenfranchises voters. U.S....

 

Drivers scramble as cash falls from armored truck on freeway

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Drivers scrambled to grab cash Friday morning after bags of money fell out of an armored truck on a Southern California freeway, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly before 9:15 a.m. on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad...

 

Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her criminal fraud trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes, accused of bamboozling investors and patients into believing that her startup Theranos had developed a blood-testing device that would reshape health care, took the witness stand...

 

Wildfires torched up to a fifth of all giant sequoia trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia...

 

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty in Kenosha shootings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after testifying he acted in self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S. Ritte...

 

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