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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Oatmeal/toast or cereal/toast, applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday—Toast and scrambled eggs or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit and gravy or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk...

 

Nineteen Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area achools

Students leave Northwestern Oklahoma State University with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 19 senior education students have received their student teaching assignments and have entered area schools to gain...

 

Alva vocal music students recognized

Alaina Pierce attended the OkMEA (Oklahoma Music Educators Association) high school state vocal honor festival on Jan. 21 in Tulsa. She was awarded special recognition and a medal for earning this...

 

CoffeeTime

Years ago, as elementary students at a tiny country school, our bus driver took us to school in his huge station wagon. That meant we kids got to talk with him for an entire hour – both ways. Good-n...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 29, 2023 

20% of the people vote and 100% gripe

Next week is the filing period, Feb. 6-8, for the mayor city treasurer, city marshal, and four council seats in Alva. At least one person has announced his intention to run for mayor. Great! I hope...

 

Northwestern's Campus Cabinet Food Pantry awarded $3,000 grant from Swipe Out Hunger

The Campus Cabinet Food Pantry at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was among 30 college food pantries in the United States awarded a $3,000 grant from Swipe Out Hunger, the leading national nonp...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 29, 2023 

Alva City Council sets special meeting

The Alva City Council will hold a special meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. to consider granting an easement, selling a fire truck and purchasing a new fire truck. The meeting will be in the council...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 29, 2023 

New hospital beds in place at Share Medical Center

Share Medical Center has new hospital beds. A general surgeon has signed on and hopefully will begin doing surgeries in March. The Rural Health Clinic survey was passed with no deficiencies. These are among the reports at the Alva Hospital Authority...

 

4-H Talent Show

On Jan. 11, the Alfalfa County 4-H Talent Show and Fashion Show was held at the Burlington School auditorium. Members of the 4-H and Cloverbuds from Burlington, Cherokee, and 4Him 4-H performed...

 

It's all Cheertastic

This year Burlington High School made some changes in its cheer program. With a smaller number of high school and junior high cheerleaders, they decided to combine both teams. Brook Keast is the new...

 
 By Angel Dowell    Local    January 27, 2023

Kind-Hearted Kaci

Kaci was born in Enid, and is the daughter of Shelly Hughes. She has seven siblings, four sisters and three brothers. This is Kaci's first year at Burlington High School. She says her favorite thing...

 

McNett receives master's degree

Gayle McNett, school counselor at Burlington School, received her master's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in December. As a mom of four children, going back to college was not the...

 
 By Kaci Hughes    Local    January 27, 2023

Mr. Spears doing great things

Burlington High School Principal Gerrett Spears recently learned that he was chosen to present about leadership and mental health at the Oklahoma Association of Secondary Principals Conference in February. He has established a number of great things...

 

Overcoming life's problems

I still remember the day it happened, the panic in my mom's voice, the sound of the sirens getting louder by the second, and waking up the next day with my family in the room with me. It was that day...

 

Spelling bee winners

Not only are these Burlington students good spellers, but they are good sports. Wanting a goofy picture in their winning medals are spelling bee winners (back from left): 7th-8th grade Champion and...

 
 By Ky Smith    Local    January 27, 2023

What's next?

Looking into the future, sometimes you don’t know where you’re going. As a senior in high school, this is one of those times when you don’t know where the road goes. All students go a different route after high school. Going to college is an...

 

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...

 

Ask, seek, knock

Jesus’ life was steeped in prayer. He often withdrew from the crowds and even the disciples in order to pray. As a rabbi, he would have led his band of followers in regular prayers throughout the day – morning, noon and night. One day, as he...

 

Shine your light on me!

Imagine the snow falling over the landscape, floating effortlessly as huge flakes make their way to the barren ground. Mother Nature has deposited a dreadful cold this time of the year that makes travel outside the home or business miserable....

 

Couples finance

An article in the Wall Street Journal on marriage and money addresses the problems that arise when a spendthrift marries a saver. Can you have the best of both worlds? Yes, it’s called budgeting....

 
 By Doug Little    Local    January 27, 2023

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

One of the tractors we own is a Massey 275. On its good days it will put out about 64 horsepower. When it is tired, it puts out less. It doesn’t have a cab. It does have a canopy, though, that is starting to rust. It leaks a little 90 weight oil ou...

 

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