School

County makes changes to sales tax

The Alfalfa County Commissioners met at 10 a.m., Monday, March 15. The meeting was called to order with Marvin Woodall, Mike Roach and Jay Hague present. The minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payment and blanket purchase orders were approved first. No monthly officer reports or court clerk records management and preservation monthly report were…

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Burlington BOE accepts resignations

The Burlington Board of Education met at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, for a special meeting. The meeting was called to order with Terry Graham, Robert Hill, April Kisling and Aaron Smith present. The agenda was approved as part of the minutes first. At 5:37 p.m. the board convened into executive session to discuss the…

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CHS host seniors versus faculty game

Kylee Weve | staff The annual seniors versus faculty game was held on March 10 at the Cherokee High School Gymnasium. Tumbling and Cheer and 3rd and 4th grade basketball provided entertainment in between quarters of the game. The event is held every year to raise money for after-prom. There was a meal and silent…

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Area schools receive additional state funding

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has announced the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is allocating $49 million in federal relief dollars to 88 Oklahoma school districts that had received limited funds under Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) II. The funds are part of the set-aside ESSER II dollars that had…

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NWOSU seeking students to apply for the President’s Leadership Class

Highly motivated graduating high school seniors looking for leadership opportunities at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall should consider applying for the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) scholarship before the March 19 deadline. Students selected for this award will receive up to $2,750 in scholarship funds for their freshman year at Northwestern, plus be treated…

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A-C BOE holds monthly meeting

A full slate of board members were on hand to discuss matters concerning the Aline-Cleo School District during a regular meeting of the School Board March 3. After calling the meeting to order to and approving the minutes of the previous meeting, members then voted to move into executive session for the purpose of interviewing…

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Cherokee BOE discusses principals

School Board President Kory Littlefield led the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer, and then called the Cherokee School Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., March 8. Amber Wilhite made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2021 regular board meeting; Desiree Gibson seconded the motion. The minutes were approved. Superintendent…

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A-C host homecoming, senior night

Aline-Cleo held a delayed homecoming and senior night festivities on March 3. Leah Ramey, Ashlei Cosper, Hayleigh Nobel and Hanna Nobel were in the running for the crown of homecoming queen. Ramey was crowned the 2020-2021 basketball homecoming queen for Aline-Cleo High School. • Ramey is the daughter of Leroy and Jamie Ramey. Leah is…

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Local graduates from Barton

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2020. The graduates are as follows: • Cherokee: Chassidy Congleton, A.S.

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A-C Student of the Month

Jozlin Campbell, seventh grader, was chosen as the January Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. She thinks our school is unique because of the way it is set up. Campbell’s school philosophy is “To manage straight A’s throughout the rest of school and get into Keiser University at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.” She is…

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