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 By Hailey Dotson    Local    May 24, 2019 

Burlington School News: Confident Caitlin

Caitlin Grace Flackman is the 18-year-old daughter of Ron and Carmen Flackman. Caitlin was born in Las Colinas, Texas, on March 7, 2001. She has two older brothers, Jaron and Tyler. Caitlin is...

 
 Local    May 24, 2019 

Burlington School celebrates 'event full' last day of school

The last day of school is full of excitement, anticipation of summer and celebration of the end of the school year. At Burlington School, the last day of the 2018-19 school started with an awards...

 
 By Tateyn Rieger    Local    May 24, 2019 

Burlington FFA members attend State FFA Convention

Burlington FFA attended the 69th annual Oklahoma State FFA convention from April 30 to May 1. Burlington was fortunate to have two FFA members selected for the State FFA Chorus. The members who sang...

 
 By Lauren Lagos    Local    May 24, 2019 

Sagacious seniors

The Burlington senior class consists of six intelligent students: Brenner Clark, Sadie Crusinbery, Caitlin Flackman, Michael Granados, Gavin McCullough and Drake Peffly. Most of them have attended...

 
 Local    May 24, 2019 

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...

 
 By Rev. John Clap    Local    May 24, 2019 

One common event

Humanity is truly a diverse lot. We come in different shapes, sizes and colors. We come from different backgrounds, we have various degrees of beliefs and values, each of us have a different set of circumstances that determines everything from our...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 24, 2019 

Spiritually Speaking

Who are your favorite Hebrew heroes? You know the ones I mean. Old Testament men and women of faith who: “conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 24, 2019 

In 2008 Marg Hayward recalled origin of Nescatunga Arts Festival and organization

(A WORD ABOUT THIS ARTICLE – In 2008 Yvonne Miller interviewed Marg Hayward who was 100 years old at the time. She was married to acclaimed local artist Jack Hayward who was the first Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council President. Marg named...

 
 Local    May 24, 2019 

Northwestern to close for Memorial Day May 27

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, as all university locations will close this day. New or current students are encouraged to enroll for summer courses as soon as possible. Eight-week and first...

 
 Local    May 24, 2019 

Miss Northwestern titlists to compete in Miss Oklahoma Competition

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alysson Stewart, a Burlington senior, and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Autumn Hudgins of Midwest City will compete in the Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen competitions in...

 
 Local    May 24, 2019 

OSCPA Scholarship awarded to Northwestern senior

Northwestern Oklahoma State University accounting senior Tyann Purvis has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 24, 2019 

Random Thoughts

Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday. Dylan is, of course, arguably the greatest songwriter in the history of the world – and he has a Nobel Prize in Literature to prove it. I know that today is his...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 24, 2019 

Hada opens Ignite Physical Therapy in his hometown

Human Performance Centers (HPC) of Alva now has a new name and a new location. It's called Ignite Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab and is located at 520 Flynn on Alva's square in the building...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, May 19, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Sunday, May 26, there will be a reception honoring DeWayne and Lillian Hodgson for their 70th wedding anniversary at the Faith United...

 

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs OAOA (Airport Association Membership) – $50 Share Corp (mosquito dunks) – $341.07 Martin Broadcasting (code publication and ad) – $198.25 Hodgden Law Firm – $160 Fire Department POs S & S (Mud Run tickets and wristbands) ...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 23, 2019

Opinions vary on failed school bond election

With 51 percent of Freedom's residents voting yes and 49 percent voting no, the 2019 Freedom Public School bond was not passed Tuesday, May 14. A 60 percent majority is required. The school bond was worth $1.4 million, and would have been used to...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 23, 2019

Freedom Town Board welcomes new member Randy Rhodes

The Town of Freedom has a new town board member: Randy Rhodes. At the town board's regular meeting on May 15, Rhodes was sworn in, reciting first the oath of office and then the loyalty oath, in which...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2019

Cherokee woman charged with drug offense

Information from a felony arrest led law enforcement officers to identify and arrest a woman from Cherokee. Rhonda Marie Bennett, 46, of Cherokee, has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance – including possession with...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 22, 2019

Six graduate from Burlington High School

The senior class video showed a close-knit group with just six graduates at Burlington High School during commencement last Thursday evening. As the class made their final appearance together on the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2019

Cherokee man charged with assault

A Cherokee woman reported a possibly deliberate attempt to collide with her vehicle. On May 9, Meagan Phillips told Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil that the previous day about noon she was traveling east on West Fifth Street approaching Oklahoma...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 22, 2019

Kiowa Council passes Ordinance 19-019 to keep term limits

Charter Ordinance 19-019 regarding term limits was again on the agenda at the Kiowa City Council May meeting. At the beginning of the meeting under public agenda, Kiowa man B.J. Duvall (who has filed to run for city council) calmly asked the council...

 

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