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Citizen petition audit finds no fraud, no official action required

Late Thursday, the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector published the findings of a citizens’ petition audit of the City of Alva. Since no fraud was found, no further action will be taken. Mayor’s Statement Alva Mayor Kelly Parker issued the... Full story

Quilt exchange connects Oklahoma, Washington

Joanne Prewett of Alva is one of the talented quilters featured in this month's exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. The "Fabrics of the Heartland" display features the fabric art of four...

Northwestern Fine Arts to present 'The Act of Murder' Feb. 16, 17, 18

Nearly 30 people have been in rehearsals, building set and getting costumes and stage props ready as the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Reichenberger Fine Arts Department prepares for "The...

Alva City Council approves purchase of new fire truck

The Alva City Council held a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 30, to consider a proposal to sell an older fire truck and purchase a newer one. Troy Brooks was the only council member absent. Alva Fire Chief Bryan Miller presented several pages of... Full story

Easement approved at Alva Industrial Park

Following the special city council meeting Monday, Jan. 30, the same members met as the Alva Utility Authority. Under discussion was a request for an easement to Michael S. Terrel, his successors and assigns. Mayor Kelly Parker explained the land...

Northwestern Scholarship Drive kicks off Feb. 8

An annual tradition encouraging the Alva community to invest in the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University begins Feb. 8. Off-campus teams, consisting of a community member and either a University or Foundation & Alumni Association...

December Rotary Students of the Month honored

Drew Glass Drew is the son of Gregg and Donnell Glass. High school activities include football, basketball, track, golf and Key Club. Activities outside of school include being a community volunteer... Full story

OBI blood drive looking for 85 donors Feb. 15-16

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16, in the Student Center Ranger Room. The blood donor goal...

School counselors help students dream big

Dear Alva Public Schools Community, It has been a great start to the second semester with students and teachers achieving success in multiple activities. Alva High School has had numerous students...

Six more weeks of winter

At least that's what the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted Wednesday. Think about it a minute. We have millions of dollars of sophisticated weather equipment, and it comes down to a chubby...

Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers

SANTA ANA ZIROSTO, Mexico (AP) — It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for truckers transporting the avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl. It starts in villages like Santa Ana...

'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies

Results from 6-year-old Anastasia Weaver's autopsy may take weeks. But online anti-vaccine activists needed only hours after her funeral this week to baselessly blame the COVID-19 vaccine. A prolific Twitter account posted Anastasia's name and...

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

Goldbugs beat the Mustangs with big 20-point finish

The Alva Goldbugs took on the Frontier Mustangs in a road game at Red Rock Friday night. Although the Mustangs are from a smaller school district, they have an intimidating number of state playoffs...

Ladybugs beat Frontier with second-half scoring

The Alva Ladybugs traveled to Red Rock to take on the Class A Frontier Lady Mustangs Friday night. The Lady Mustangs had only seven players suited up for the game, and their leading scorer Jamie...

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 31

Team Standings O'Bar – 55 ½ wins, 36 ½ losses Knights of Columbus – 55 wins, 37 losses Dilly Dilly – 51 losses, 41 wins Rollin GoodTimes – 47 ½ wins, 44 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 41 ½ wins, 50 ½ losses Holy Bowlers – 36...

Why a new Alzheimer's drug is having a slow US debut

The first drug to show that it slows Alzheimer's is on sale, but treatment for most patients is still several months away. Two big factors behind the slow debut, experts say, are scant insurance coverage and a long setup time needed by many health...

State of the Union: Biden sees economic glow, GOP sees gloom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Joe Biden sees a nation with its future aglow. Republicans take a far bleaker view — that the country is beset by crushing debt and that Biden is largely responsible...

Pope says South Sudan's future depends on treatment of women

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that South Sudan's future depends on how it treats its women, as he highlighted their horrific plight in a country where sexual violence is rampant, child brides are common and the maternal...

ROGER DEAN KASSIK

Funeral services for Roger Kassik will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Floyd officiating. Private burial will be in the Union Center Cemetery...

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