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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.;...

 

State of mind

What is your state of mind? This is something to consider this time of the year. Some people may be sad, some may be happy and excited, while others are out of their mind. People may experience all of those things at some time during this holiday...

 

Spiritually Speaking

With only a few days remaining until Christmas 2018, please let me wish you and all your family a happy and safe holiday week. For as long as I can remember, Becky and I have taken the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s Day as our...

 

Education Fair opportunity set for education majors Nov. 14

Education employers seeking employees have an opportunity to go right to the source by attending the fall 2018 Education Fair at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Student Center Ranger Room from 10 a.m. to...

 

Biological clocks

A human’s life on earth is ruled by natural rhythms established in each individual’s cells. Many of us rebel against daylight savings time, cloudy days and schedule changes brought about by jobs...

 

Random Thoughts

Lately, I’ve been having mixed feelings about hospital emergency rooms. On the one hand, I am grateful that they are around when a crisis arises. On the other hand, I wish I’d quit needing them!...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    December 21, 2018

Offense struggles in Lady Ranger loss at East Center, 77-56

ADA, Okla. – A cold second half for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s basketball team proved to be the difference as the Lady Rangers fell on the road at East Central, 77-56. Northwestern’s record moved to 4-7 overall and 1-3...

 

Upcoming events at Burlington Schools

Jan. 3 – Beginning of second semester Jan. 4 – STUCO Winter Dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 8 – Home game against Ringwood, junior high and high school Jan. 10-12 – Cherokee Basketball Tournament...

 

Burlington School News: Super second graders

Burlington has a group of 15 super second graders this year under the guidance of Mrs. Kelly Campbell. This marks her eighth year of teaching and she is very excited about it. The students are...

 

Burlington School News: Jocular juniors

This year, the junior class at Burlington has seven students: three girls and four boys. They are currently active in FFA, basketball, FCA, band and vocal. Many of them plan to also do track and golf...

 

Burlington Basketball: Four wins in four days

Burlington High School's basketball teams played games Tuesday through Friday the first week in December. To start this exciting week the Burlington teams played South Barber where both teams pulled...

 

Burlington FFA holds 3rd annual Christmas tree lighting

The Burlington FFA Chapter celebrated their third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Burlington Park on Monday, Dec. 17. Festivities began with hot chocolate in the Purple Park followed...

 

Bodacious Brenner

Brenner Vern Clark is the son of Vern and Marilyn Clark. He has two older sisters, Keyra and Lexi. Some of his favorite things to do are singing, listening to music, watching movies and hanging out...

 

Christmas spirit in the air at Burlington

The Christmas spirit has definitely been in the air at Burlington schools this year. Constructing gingerbread houses, decorating cookies, making ornaments and cards and adorning the school with lots...

 

Burlington's Christmas Music Program offers '50s fun

Burlington students presented their annual Christmas music program on Tuesday, Dec. 28, under the direction of music instructor Mr. Isi Ofiu. The theme of the program was Jingle Bell Jukebox. The...

 

December Rotary Students of the Month honored

Braedon Cook Braedon Cook is the son of John and Wendi Cook. High school activities include band, baseball, student council, class treasurer 2017-2018, FCA, National Honor Society and president of...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    December 21, 2018

Goldbugs get their first win

The game featured three players in a balanced scoring attack by the Bugs. The Alva Goldbugs won 70-59 at home over the Tonkawa Buccaneers in Tuesday night's match-up. The Buccaneers started out hot...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    December 21, 2018

Ladybugs win big over Tonkawa

The Ladybugs broke a two-game road losing streak in a 59-39 home win versus the Buccaneer Girls of Tonkawa Tuesday night. Peyton Jones and Hallie Durkee led the quick start in the game. Peyton Jones s...

 

High-scoring volunteers complete Firefighter I certification

Seven volunteer firefighters were honored during the Alva City Council meeting Monday night. The men are graduates of the 2018 Firefighter I Academy held in the recently completed Alva training...

 

Record performance earns OC's Clift another Heartland weekly honor

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 20, 2018) – A 44-point outburst that set both Heartland Conference and Oklahoma Christian single-game records earned Addy Clift recognition Thursday as the Heartland's women's basketball player of the week. Clift, a senior...

 

Late drought costs Eagles in OT loss at Midwestern State

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Dec. 19, 2018) – After climbing the mountain literally the entire basketball game, Oklahoma Christian finally reached the summit in overtime, taking its first lead of the game over Midwestern State (Texas). But once the...

 

Hillcats Grind Out 61-59 Win over Aggies

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State men's basketball team used defensive stops late to grind out a 61-59 win over Cameron on Wednesday (Dec. 19) to go 2-0 at the UAFS Holiday Classic at the Stubblefield Center. With the win, the Hillcats (9-3) won...

 

Big Day at Southeastern Earns HSU's Pink Jones GAC Player of the Week Honors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — After helping carry Henderson State to a big 94-92 win at Southeastern Oklahoma State on Tuesday, the Reddies' Pink Jones picked up her second Great American Conference Player of the Week award of the season the league office...

 

Muleriders come up short to Williams Baptist

Magnolia, Ark. – The SAU Women's Basketball team lost a back-and-forth matchup with the Williams Baptist Eagles by a single point, 52-51. In a closely contested game where neither team held a double-digit lead, a second quarter where the...

 

Oklahoma governor commutes sentences of 9 more state inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has commuted the sentences of nine more state prison inmates who were convicted of various nonviolent offenses. Fallin commuted the sentences Thursday, a little more than two weeks after she commuted...

 

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