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Burlington junior high basketball

The Junior High Lady Elks basketball team has had a good start this year with a record of 3-1.The girls received Runner Up in the Cherokee tournament last week with Coach Kirsten Pruett. The girls...

 

Burlington FFA Competes at Nationals

The 90th National FFA Convention was held October 24th-27th, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Burlington FFA Nursery Landscape Team competed at nationals. Gavin McCullough received Gold Emblem...

 

Burlington students donate to food bank

The Burlington school had their annual Thanksgiving food drive hosted by the student council the week before Thanksgiving. The junior high and high school collected 580 items and the elementary...

 

Honest Hally

Hally Hope Highfill was born March 26, 1999, in Enid at Bass Baptist hospital to George and Debra Highfill. Hally has two older sisters, Hether and Ashly. In her free time she likes to spend time...

 
 By Devon Perez    Local    November 24, 2017

Robotics team wins awards at game day

On Oct. 28, members of the Burlington robotics team and their sponsor, Jennifer Newlin, went to the Alva Recreational Complex to compete in the robotics game day competition. The Heartland BEST...

 

Burlington's own parade of Thanksgiving floats

Who doesn't love a parade? Oh, the excitement, the noise, the colors, and the thrills of seeing something new. Burlington third- through sixth-grade students learned about the history of the Macy's...

 

Too Fresh First Grade

The Burlington first grade class is full of 15 funny, smart, kindhearted and energetic kiddos. The class enjoys art, being the leader when it is their turn, and recess! Aside from the regular...

 

Veterans honored at Burlington Schools

On Friday, Nov. 10, Burlington school had an assembly to celebrate Veterans Day. The entrance was decorated with Veterans Day artwork from the Burlington art students. The senior class conducted the...

 

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.;...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    November 24, 2017

The reason for thankfulness

During the season of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are often encouraged to “be more thankful.” However, there is no need to exhort Christians to be thankful if Christianity is rightly understood, not as something we do for God, but rather,...

 

Alva Hospital Authority holds last meeting of the year

The Alva Hospital Authority held their final formal meeting of 2017 on Tuesday night. The December meeting is usually a dinner for board members and their spouses. A meeting notice is posted, but it states that no business will be conducted. The...

 

Alva library planning more activities

Over the years, the local library has been evolving to meet the changing needs of the community. At the Alva Public Library Board meeting Tuesday, Director Sandra Ott-Hamilton discussed plans to “build a client base through positive...

 

Almost 1 million drones are registered with FAA; this ZIP code has the most

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Researchers say the ZIP code containing the highest number of registered hobbyist drone users in the country is in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports drone researchers at Bard College in New York analyzed data from...

 

Lamb names Oklahoma Agriculture Advisory Committee

Republican gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb announced today the formation of his Oklahoma Agriculture Advisory Committee. The group of Oklahoma agriculture leaders will advise on issues to help strengthen Oklahoma’s agriculture-based economy....

 

Friends' pain

“Tell me. Given the choice, which would you prefer: happiness while your friends are in pain, or to share in their suffering?” – from “Ajax,” by Sophocles In the course of our lives, we...

 

Random Thoughts

In the early 1970s, character actor John Cazale became well known to movie audiences for playing Fredo Corleone in both “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.” Both films received...

 

Irwin happy with return to NFR

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – Kyle Irwin has an infectious smile the shines brightly under the cowboy hat he wears. He loves to laugh and share that smile with just about anyone. He’s had plenty of opportunities in 2017, both at home and on the rodeo...

 

Otey garners Player of the Week honors following stellar week

ALVA. Okla. – Following a historic opening conference weekend for the Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball team, sophomore Jakeria Otey has been named the Great American Conference Player of the Week recipient. Otey led the Lady Rangers...

 

Lady Rangers handle business on the road, win 74-67

GOODWELL, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball won their third straight game in non-conference action over Oklahoma Panhandle State by a final score of 74-67. Junior Jade Jones scored 22 points to lead a Lady Rangers offense...

 

November Rotary Students of the Month honored

Lane is the son of Dr. Dean and Cassandra Scarbrough. High school activities include, basketball, football, soccer, student council, FFA, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Key Club. He also...

 

T6As grounded at Vance after physiological incidents

On Nov. 15, the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base grounded all T-6A Texan IIs after pilots reported four physiological incidents there since Nov. 1. In each incident, "the aircraft's...

 

NWOSU nursing students to train at Vance

Nursing students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Vance Air Force Base Clinic through a new collaborative agreement signed...

 

Graceful Arts Gallery features Dallas Mayer

A farm wife from Hooker, Oklahoma, Dallas Mayer enjoys her life on the farm and producing art about it. She has been an artist for 38 years. Mayer describes herself as a ranch lady, accomplished...

 

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