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Seniors awarded scholarships

Area seniors were awarded scholarships from the Alfalfa County Conservation District. L to R: Kelly Fanning, District Manager, Dane Wilber, Vice-Chair, Kacie Eshleman, Drake Williams, Joel Pecha, Kale Campbell, Neal Gordon, Secretary, and Scott Cormack, Chairman.

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Gottsch named award recipient

Heather Gottsch, Cherokee FCCLA Adviser, is one of 13 honorees across the nation selected by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) to receive the 2020-2021 Adviser Mentor Award. FCCLA honored all Adviser Mentor Award recipients during the Hybrid National Leadership Conference, June 27-July 2, 2021, in Nashville, TN. The FCCLA Adviser Mentor program…

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USDA approves free meals at school

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a broad range of flexibilities to allow school meal programs and childcare institutions across the country to return to serving healthy meals in fall 2021 as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to reopen schools safely. Several meal service flexibilities that enable social distancing are now extended through…

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Aline-Cleo BOE holds final meeting of fiscal year 2020-2021

Members of the Aline-Cleo School Board met June 30 to discuss matters of the school and close out the 2020-21 school year financial accounts. After calling the meeting to order and approving the minutes of the June 2 meeting, members elected to convene into Executive Session to interview and/or discuss employment, renewal nonrenewal, appointment, promotion,…

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UCO announces honor roll

The University of Central Oklahoma recently announced the students named to the university’s honor rolls, a distinction given to those who achieve the highest academic standards. For the spring 2021 semester, 1,479 students were named to the President’s Honor Roll, an honor achieved by those who recorded a “straight-A” or 4.0 GPA. Jacey Jantzen, Cherokee,…

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BHS student attends camp

Around 75 campers across Oklahoma recently graduated from the SAGE STEAM Camp held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The Southwest Alliance for Girls’ Enrichment (SAGE) in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts/Humanities, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp was a weeklong, residential summer camp hosted on SWOSU’s campus for girls who are entering the eighth and…

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Students compete

Alec Tidwell, left, and Lucas Heim, right, both received superior ratings (I) on their piano solos at the Seiling Music Festival. Tidwell also received a superior rating at Tri-State. Both are students of Nita Cox.

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Area schools announce free and reduced price meals for children

Area schools announced their policies for free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and the After-School Snack program. Local school officials have adopted the household size and income criteria for determining eligibility. Children from households whose incomes are at or below the levels shown are…

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Cherokee BOE brings back staff

The Cherokee Board of Education met at 7 p.m., Monday, July 12 for their regular meeting. The meeting was called to order with Kory Littlefield, Desiree Gibson, Amber Wilhite, Shane Parker and Kurtis Goodwin present. Also present were Superintendent Bryce Schanbacher, Judy Porter, Amantha Sanborn, Kendra Puffinbarger, Principal Keela Patterson and Principal Lane Pruett. The…

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Burlington BOE makes handbook changes

The Burlington Board of Education met at 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 7. The meeting was called to order with Terry Graham, Robert Hill, April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith present. Also present were Superintendent Kevin Brown, Principal Gerrett Spears, Minutes’ Clerk Tracy Granados and Girls’ Basketball Coach Shawn Hooker. Spears gave his principal’s report…

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