Art is seen Through the Lens at Graceful Arts Gallery

Camera artists are featured during July at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. "Through the Lens Photography" provides three different perspectives in photographs by Sherry Stinson, Bruce Montgomery and... Full story

Hamil, Smiley win Woods County primary election

Woods County incumbents David Hamil and John Smiley won the Republican primary election on Tuesday, June 28, with more than 50 percent of the vote. Election returns are preliminary until ratified at 5 p.m. today, July 1. Hamil received 62.78... Full story

Alva Hospital Authority approves budgets, elects officers

Operating budgets for the FY22-23 year beginning July 1 were approved during the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) meeting Tuesday evening. All trustees were present. In a special meeting on June 9, the AHA approved a contract with Meditech as a... Full story

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

Be a doer!

Do you know lazy people? Those people who do absolutely nothing to contribute to the betterment and building up of society? We as Christians can fall into the same rut if we don’t show our faith to God and the world by our actions! We can become...

Woods County Industrial Development Authority bids farewell to longtime member

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority said goodbye to one of its own Tuesday morning. Longtime member and chairperson Rick Cunningham, who is retiring, conducted his last meeting alongside Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, and Connor Martin....

Northwestern names new executive vice president

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce Dr. David Pecha as the new executive vice president beginning July 1. Dr. Bo Hannaford, who is assuming the role of university president... Full story

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death by a hatchet in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home on August 4, 1892. Abby was killed first. In the Borden home at the time of Abby...

Waves

If you have been to the ocean, you may have witnessed the overpowering energy in waves. Wave motion is usually caused by the wind and affects the water from the surface all the way to the bottom....

We need a second Great Awakening

I hope you and your family will have a great holiday this weekend. We can all use some much-needed family time and a great BBQ. Monday night, I hope all your fireworks go off and are loud 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...

LU ANN BAKER

Graveside services for Lu Ann Baker will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Celebration of life services will then be at 11 a.m....

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