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Articles from the December 16, 2022 edition

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The bathrooms have to go!

During the second nine weeks, Burlington Schools began to renovate the restrooms for the junior high and high school students. With homecoming and Christmas festivities, it has definitely added to...

 

Burlington FFA Develops Leadership Skills

On Saturday, Dec. 10, some of the Burlington FFA members went to a leadership conference in Oklahoma City. Members stayed overnight in a hotel and shared rooms with other FFA chapters. At both Made...

 
 By Ky Smith    Local    December 16, 2022

Deck the halls with magic

Burlington will celebrate the magic at this year's homecoming. The theme of the homecoming is Disney. All through the week were dress-up days for the students. Pre-K through 6th grade competed in a...

 

Burlington Robotics takes 3rd at regionals

The Burlington robotics team traveled to Denver, Colorado, on Dec. 3, to compete with the best of the best in one of three regional competitions in the nation. This year's challenge was called "Made...

 
 By Chloe Jantz    Local    December 16, 2022

Joyful Jaedyn

Jaedyn Williams, a senior at Burlington High School, has brought lots of joy to the students here. Jaedyn was born in Enid to her mom, Abby Williams, and dad, Ryan Williams. She has three sisters:...

 

Newman in education for 20 years

This month's staff spotlight is on Jenell Newman. Mrs. Newman is originally from Alva and went to college at Northwest Oklahoma State University. She has been at Burlington Schools for 15 years and...

 
 By Kaci Hughes    Local    December 16, 2022

Burlington building STEAM

This year Burlington schools started a STEAM program for first through eighth grade. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. This program was started to encourage problem solv...

 

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.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...

 

What is this all about?

Remember the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, Charlie Brown? How about the part where Charlie Brown is frustrated that he cannot figure out what Christmas is all about? Charles Schultz wanted the...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    December 16, 2022

Lord, grant me wisdom

In I Kings 3:16-28, the story is told of the wisdom of Solomon. Two prostitutes were living together, and they both had baby boys just 3 days apart. One of the women lay on her baby one night so that it died. She promptly got up in the middle of the...

 

BENNIE BENSON

Bennie Benson, 59, of Alva, Oklahoma, was born on January 12, 1963 and passed away on December 15, 2022. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

Murdock's Minutes

The November revenue report from State Treasurer Randy McDaniel is out, and shows gross receipts for the past year set a new record high for the sixth consecutive month. The 12-month gross receipts through last month totaled $17.36 billion, an...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 16, 2022

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

This week’s article was going to be multifaceted. I was going to talk about the new job adventure and things going on around the farm. I was going to talk about ideas we had for our gardens this year, since it appears I am going to be home more. I...

 

Random Thoughts

When I was growing up, and for many years thereafter, our family doctor was a man who was very competent. Also, however, he had a no-nonsense sort of personality. He was blunt spoken. He would tell...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Dec. 13

Team Standings Dilly Dilly – 39 wins, 29 losses Knights of Columbus – 39 wins, 29 losses O'Bar – 38 ½ wins, 29 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 35 ½ wins, 32 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 35 ½ wins, 32 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 34...

 

Stay on the "Nice" list: donate blood!

‘Tis the season to help save lives by donating blood and taking home a holiday-themed long-sleeved T-shirt! “Oklahomans have continued to demonstrate the Oklahoma Standard and ensure that the local blood supply is able to meet the demand of local...

 

Struxness makes more NFR cash

LAS VEGAS – J.D. Struxness just finished a rough and rugged 10 days at the National Finals Rodeo, but his work isn’t done. “There’s no time off,” said Struxness, originally from Milan, Minnesota, now living in Perrin, Texas, with his fianc...

 

Northwestern women fall to Southern Nazarene Saturday

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State dropped their second straight game Saturday afternoon in a 61-42 loss to Southern Nazarene. The Crimson Storm used a 10-0 run late in the 3rd quarter to take the momentum before closing out their win over...

 

Ronnie Jones named head football coach at NWOSU

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University Director of Athletics Brad Franz has announced the hiring of Ranger Hall of Famer Ronnie Jones as the next head football coach for the Rangers....

 

Northwestern women fall to Southern Nazarene Saturday

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State dropped their second straight game Saturday afternoon in a 61-42 loss to Southern Nazarene. The Crimson Storm used a 10-0 run late in the 3rd quarter to take the momentum before closing out their win over...

 

Rangers drop conference match-up to Southern Nazarene

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State dropped their third consecutive game Saturday afternoon with the 75-51 loss. The Crimson Storm used a 9-1 run to open the game to build momentum leading to their 24 point victory. The loss drops the...

 

Northwestern 8-0 run beats Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men snapped their three game losing streak Tuesday evening with a 74-66 win over Cameron University. The Rangers used a late 8-0 run and a 10-2 run to steal the victory on the road. The win improves the...

 

Easy laughter and anecdotes at Alva Church of God

I found Pastor Sheryl White in the Church of God kitchen, up to her elbows in pancake batter. It was a Wednesday morning, and some of the flock had been in for a big family-style brunch. I'd promised... Full story

 

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