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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, yeast roll, mandarin orange salad Tuesday – Enchilada casserole, refried beans, combination salad, tortilla chips and salsa,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 17, 2019 

It's good to be the boss

In 2006 Lynn Martin told me that I should write a weekly column for the paper, because occasionally I would write an opinion about something. The next week I was stirred up about something, wrote a st...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    March 17, 2019 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Perhaps now would be a good time to paint a general picture of the Powder Puff Poker Players with a broad brush. Scores of women in the mid-1800s chose to try gambling at cards as a way of making a living other than becoming a traditional “school...

 
 By Shane Feely    Local    March 17, 2019 

'You can have the best player. I'll take the best team.'

My family and I spent the weekend at THE BIG HOUSE watching the state tournament. I enjoyed seeing old coaching friends as well as seeing my friends coaching their teams. There is a special camaraderie among coaches. We all pull for each other...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 17, 2019 

Williams to continue as Woods County Economic director

Following a short executive session to evaluate her, Sonja Williams was hired for another year as the director of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC). The committee met Tuesday at noon at Northwest Technology. Members present...

 

Enrollment for fall semester opens March 26

Enrollment for the 2019 fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will open Tuesday, March 26. The process for fall enrollment will differ this year as the University completes the transition to its new administrative system software....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 17, 2019 

Council to vote on more dilapidated properties

Two more properties considered for a dilapidation declaration come up for public hearing Monday. The hearing will be held during the Alva City Council meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The council will be back in their...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 17, 2019 

Engineers hired, fly in date set

The Alva Airport Commission received six responses when they sent out requests for qualifications for an engineering consultant. A selection committee composed looked at the six and chose CEC of Oklah...

 

Jamie Moore named OG&E Community Relations Coordinator

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gas and Electric announced today that Jamie Moore has been named community relations coordinator for Enid, Alva, Woodward and other communities in the company's northwest...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 17, 2019 

Former Freedom coach sentenced

A felony case against a former Freedom coach has been dismissed and he has pled guilty to a new charge. Vincent Chad Warford, 46, who now lives in Locust Grove, was charged in October 2017 with soliciting sexual conduct or communications with a...

 

Northwestern hosts Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair

Students from seven different schools earned top awards during the Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair held at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently. Since 1957, Northwestern has... Full story

 

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 Anna Motycka    Local    March 15, 2019

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: The great eight

This year at Burlington High School we have eight eighth graders. This class is very passionate about what they believe in and love cracking jokes. One of their favorite past memories is going to the...

 
 By Tateyn Rieger    Local    March 15, 2019

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Daring Drake

Drake Ryan Peffly is the 18-year-old son of Dustin Peffly and Jaque Ruhl. He has 14 siblings. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma, and is currently a senior at Burlington High School. He is active in...

 
 By Lauren Lagos    Local    March 15, 2019

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Fearless fifth graders

The Burlington fifth grade class has nine energetic, funny and lovable students. Their teacher, Lindsey Morgan, has been teaching for 13 years. This class says that they love all subjects in school....

 
 By Hailey Dotson    Local    March 15, 2019

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Burlington FFA and 4-H hold local stock show

This past week Burlington FFA and 4-H members held a local educational event in the show barn at Burlington school for elementary students. Several 4-H and FFA members brought in their show animals...

 
 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 15, 2019

Burlington seniors spend time at Capitol

Four Burlington seniors recently had the opportunity to serve as Senate pages in the Oklahoma Senate under Sen. Roland Pedersen. During their time at the State Capitol, the pages are kept busy...

 
 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 15, 2019

Burlington STEM students compete at engineering fair

The acronym "STEM" is an important word in education. In a world full of ever-increasing technology, the need for students to be educated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is also ev...

 

Burlington vocal groups perform

The Burlington Junior High and High School Choir recently competed at the District Vocal Competition. The students performed "I Can See the River Jordan" and an a capella piece, "Fa Una Canzona." The...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    March 15, 2019

Seasons of change

As I am writing this the wind is blowing with gusts of at least 50 mph. It's a warm day. It feels like the seasons are finally changing. With the power of this wind something must be changing. We all are looking forward to the change of season. With...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 15, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Our granddaughter is six. Our “living room” has several hundred square feet of open floor space, with just a few narrow columns to interrupt our play. As a result, Papa and “Binky” spend a lot of time doing dribble practice, swatting a...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Local    March 15, 2019

Sunshine your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your right to know.” The reason it’s your right to know is that it’s your government. From the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 15, 2019

St. Patricks's Day

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, March was named for Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted by winter. With March comes...

 

WCIDA discusses audit and turkey hunt preparations

The upcoming Turkey Hunt – to be April 10-12 – was the biggest topic of conversation at the Woods County Industrial Authority meeting on Tuesday, March 12. WCIDA member Connor Martin ran the meeting, with members Stan Kline and Randy McMurphy in...

 

NOC to honor distinguished alumni Todd Miller

Northern Oklahoma College alum Todd Miller will be inducted into the Northern Oklahoma College Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Saturday, March 30. Miller, NOC Class of 1990, will be honored in a...

 

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