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Burlington School News: Three cheers for cheerleading

Every cheerleader gets triggered when told cheer is not a sport. As stated by the Oxford Dictionary, a sport is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team... Full story

 

New coach happy to be in 'Burlington, America'

New Burlington Elks basketball coach Vaughn Blankenship is going on 15 years of his coaching career and has coached numerous girls' and boys' high school teams. He made it to the quarterfinals of the...

 

Burlington School News: Homecoming Week

Homecoming is an exciting time of the year for students at Burlington. Students enjoy dressing up for Spirit Week and attending the basketball game on Friday night, followed by a dance. Homecoming... Full story

 

Burlington School News: Shining sophomores

The shining sophomores have been having a great year. They are involved in band, vocal, basketball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), and other extracurricular...

 
 By Caleb Cox    Local    November 20, 2020

Burlington School News: Veterans Day program

The Veterans Day program was Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Burlington School auditorium. Nine veterans attended. The program started at 10 a.m. and was broadcast on BurlingtonElks.TV. Senior Preston...

 

Area 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...

 

An attitude of gratitude

There is no doubt that this has been a challenging year. By February, our nation was starting to face a pandemic that seemingly will not go away. Within nine months, we have learned to wear masks,...

 

Apply now for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11. This program provides direct...

 

Bank It awards $1,000 mini-grant to the Northwestern Campus Cabinet

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Campus Cabinet food pantry received a $1,000 mini-grant from the Bank It Growth Fund recently. The Campus Cabinet was created in early 2018 after members of...

 

Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association launches GivingTuesday campaign

ALVA, Okla. (Nov. 18, 2020) — The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association officially launched its annual GivingTuesday campaign on Nov. 18; it ends on Dec. 1. "Give the gift of education" – GivingTuesday 2020 – provides the online... Full story

 

LRAD

The federal government threatened to use an unorthodox method to disperse the Black Lives Matter protesters at the White House this summer. Sonic Warfare. I am aware of concussion grenades used by...

 
 By Jack Fisher    Local    November 20, 2020

NWOSU students serve community

Many individuals and groups like to do community service and I saw some students who saw a need for leaves. These students decided to collect leaves. They were not doing this to get rich and famous...

 

Random Thoughts

Fans of baseball’s New York Yankees were happy to see their team make it to the World Series in 1976 after an absence of 11 years. That was, however, where their joy ended as the Cincinnati Reds...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, as of Nov. 17

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 33 wins. 7 losses Dilly Dilly: 24 wins, 16 losses Knights of Columbus: 22 wins, 18 losses Rollin Good Times: 19 wins, 21 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 19 wins, 21 losses O'Bar: 17 wins, 23 losses Next Frame: 15...

 

Tulsa Diocese ditches church coalition over abortion stance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The bishop of the Tulsa Diocese said he withdrew his organization from the Oklahoma Conference of Churches last month because the coalition's anti-racism and discrimination stance doesn't include what he called "the most...

 

Week 12: Big Ten unbeatens, Bedlam and Lawrence returns

The Big Ten's four unbeaten teams square off Saturday in two games that could go a long way toward settling the division races. No. 9 Indiana faces No. 3 Ohio State in a top-10 matchup featuring the conference's overwhelming favorite against its...

 

Oklahoma governor's holiday plans flout CDC, virus surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he planned to attend a college football game over the weekend and spend Thanksgiving with his parents, even as coroanvirus cases in the state continued to surge this week and...

 

'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe accused of inhumane treatment

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Netflix's "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe has been accused of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of endangered species of animals, according to a civil complaint filed Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department filed...

 

Two Oklahoma men convicted of killing children lose appeals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday rejected appeals by two men convicted in separate murders of children. One of the convicts is under a death sentence. The court upheld the conviction and death sentence of...

 

Lawton police shoot, kill man after reported home invasion

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Lawton police officers shot and killed a man they say pointed a firearm at them following a home invasion, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported. The OSBI said in a press release the shooting happened early...

 

Wyandotte County prosecutor resigns from federal commission

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree has resigned from a federal commission created by President Donald Trump to study law enforcement issues, saying the group had a political agenda that included eroding the...

 

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lauren Hughes, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Jennifer Bacani McKenney, University of Kansas (THE CONVERSATION)...

 

Patrol: Three people killed in collision in southern Kansas

ATTICA, Kan. (AP) — Two people from Las Vegas and a Kansas woman died in a head-on collision in southern Kansas, authorities said. The crash happened Thursday evening on U.S. 160 between Attica and Sharon when an eastbound vehicle went across the...

 

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