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Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute seeking talented high schoolers

Every winter, nearly one thousand high school students from all corners of the state crowd into auditoriums and line school hallways, dragging oversized instrument cases, rehearsing lines from Shakespeare monologues, clutching unwieldy artist portfolios, scribbling free flow thoughts into journals, warming up their knees and feet with small prances, humming do-re-mis and nervously clasping tiny…

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CHS to host seniors versus faculty

The annual Cherokee seniors versus faculty game will take place on March 10. Prior to the game will be taco pile-on and dessert, from 5-6:15 p.m. The cost is $5 for those 3-years-old to 10-years-old and $8 for those 11-years-old and older. The meal will take place in the high school cafeteria. At 6:30 p.m.…

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Alfalfa County Fair results are in

The Alfalfa County Fair was held Feb. 22-24 at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds in Cherokee. The results from the livestock shows are as follows: Swine • School Group: Timberlake. • Showmanship: Junior, Remington Farney; Intermediate, Mae Nevels; Senior, Henslee Powell. Gilts • Berkshire Class 1: Everett Utterback, first place and breed champion. • Berkshire Class…

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WSU announces honor roll

Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 3,500 students who were on the WSU dean’s honor roll for fall 2020. To be included on the dean’s honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0…

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February designated as CareerTech Month

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently issued a proclamation declaring February as Career and Technical Education Appreciation Month in Oklahoma.  Northwest Technology Center, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, and CareerTech facilities throughout the state are celebrating CareerTech month. “In dealing with the challenges that 2020 brought, Northwest Technology Center adapted and continued delivering career-related…

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Burlington BOE discusses principals

The Burlington Board of Education met on Monday, Feb. 15 for their regular scheduled meeting. The meeting was called to order with Terry Grahm, Robert Hill, April Kisling and Aaron Smith present. T.J. Rockenbach was absent. The consent agenda was approved first, which consisted of the following: • Agenda as part of the minutes. •…

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NWTC holds sophomore tour event

What do I want to be when I grow up?  Area high school sophomores are beginning to think about future career and educational paths and asking themselves this question.   Northwest Technology Center can help students learn more about their options. Recently, sophomores from Alva, Cherokee, Freedom, Waynoka and Burlington came to visit Northwest Technology…

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Farney collects items for organization

BY RYLEE SIMS Remington Farney has been working hard to help the Northwest Domestic Crisis Services Inc. New Beginnings. She has been collecting towels and wash cloths to donate to their center. She asked for the help of the Alfalfa County 4 H group. Some of the clubs collected towels and wash cloths to donate.

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Timberlake to host Pre-k enrollment

With the 2020-21 school year already past the halfway point Timberlake Elementary School is looking forward to planning for the 2021-22 school year.  They are planning their Pre-K round up for Friday, March 5, 2021.  If you have a child who will turn four-years-old before September 1, 2021 the school would love to meet them…

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OSU announces fall 2020 plans

Oklahoma State University has announced plans to hold in-person classes this fall. More progress is expected in the coming months to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus through widespread vaccinations and continued recommendations of handwashing, distancing and mask use in the hopes of achieving herd immunity on campus. As cases decline, Oklahoma State University…

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