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Area religious services and events

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

 

An empty calendar

Sitting on my office desk is a new calendar. Its pages are blank. No appointments, deadlines or meeting are written within. It is blank, but not because there are no plans for 2018, for there are plen...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 5, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Let me say a few words about rest. Becky and I try to take some time away at the end of every calendar year. Sometimes we are successful. This year we were able to spend several days at the Roman Nose Lodge near Watonga. Since the weather was so cold...

 

Special tourism committee meeting today

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee will hold a special meeting today, Jan. 5, at noon in the council chambers of City Hall. Committee members will discuss an application from the Alva Regional Jackpot event requesting funding not to exceed $1,995. The...

 

Applications accepted for Leadership Oklahoma Class 32

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its 31st year, is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 adult class. The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year. The criteria for selection includes demonstrated leadership...

 

Art Walk to feature Oklahoma artists

The First Friday Art Walk tonight features exhibits, music and refreshments at the Graceful Arts Gallery and Studio on the south side of Alva’s downtown square. The Oklahoma Artists Exhibit will include creations by Dallas Mayer, Duron Lewis,...

 

Graceful Arts Spring 2018 classes and workshops

• Tuesday Youth Acrylics #1 is a six-week session for ages 8-14 starting Jan. 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some supplies required. • After-School Arts & Crafts will be held every Thursday for ages K-12 years of age. • Valentine Love Birds...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 5, 2018

Fracking

Coal, oil and natural gas began the industrial revolution, fought world wars, sent men to the moon, and spurred the development of the technological age in which we live. Regardless of the growth of...

 

Random Thoughts

Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, was a creative genius who published numerous cartoons while writing plays, poetry, children’s books and songs. As I noted last week, perhaps the greatest of Silve...

 

How to address our federal debt and deficit

Last year was a momentous year for the nation. Congress confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, passed once-in-a-generation tax reform, confirmed a record number of Circuit Court Judges, repealed the Obamacare individual mandate, and...

 

Brown, Andres tabbed as NWOSU student-athletes of the month

ALVA – Basketball standouts Bailey Brown and Treyvon Andres have been named the Blue Sky Media December Athletes of the Month by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletic department on Wednesday. A native of Enid, Brown has played a...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    January 5, 2018

Northwestern volleyball tryout date set

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State volleyball coach Jeremy White announced that the Lady Rangers will be holding a tryout on Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. In his first year at the helm of the volleyball program, coach White led the team to new heights...

 

No. 10 Ladybugs start 2018 with 40-37 win over Blackwell

ALVA, Okla. – The Alva High School girls basketball team started the 2018 calendar year with a victory Tuesday night as the No. 10 Ladybugs took care of Blackwell, 40-37. AHS improved to 6-1 on the...

 

Meyer nets 20 in Bug win versus Blackwell, 44-33

ALVA, Okla. – Lane Scarbrough intercepted a pass at half court en route to a wide open layup just five seconds into the Alva High School boys game against Blackwell on Tuesday. The Goldbugs never...

 

Co-op hires Lowe as assistant production manager

The Farmers Cooperative Association proudly announces the recent hire of Preston Lowe, who will join the co-op team as assistant production manager, under Miles Peterson. "I feel that Preston's cool a...

 

Dunkin graduates from A.T. Still University

Ryan Dunkin, Alva High School graduate, completed his doctoral degree from A.T. Still University, a division of Arizona University School of Health Services. Dunkin is a graduate of Northwestern...

 

2017 Review: School year ends and summer begins

The second quarter of 2017 was filled with end of school activities, wheat harvest, the Nescatunga Arts Festival, and the beginning of summer activities. April April began with coverage of the March...

 

Oklahoma Senator Pederson tells of his first-year experience

Sen. Roland Pederson said the most dramatic observation of his first year as District 19 State Senator was the vast knowledge needed. "Most of us have served on a board in our lives," he said. "It mig...

 

Lewis brings fire art to Alva

The flicker of a candle, the glow of a fireplace, the bright flames of a bonfire bring light, warmth and beauty. Uncontrolled fire has the opposite effect, leaving destruction and damage in its path....

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 5, 2018

Goldbugs run away with win over Perry, 62-43

ENID, Okla. – The Alva High School boys extended their winning streak to seven games on Thursday after taking down the Perry Maroons 62-43 in the opening round of the Wheat Capital Tournament at...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 5, 2018

Second half struggles topple No. 10 Ladybugs at Wheat Capital Tournament

ENID, Okla. – In one of the wildest endings Wheat Capital Tournament fans have seen in recent memories, the No. 10 Alva Ladybugs fell to the host school Chisholm at the buzzer, 47-46. The Ladybugs...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    January 5, 2018

Lady Rangers let halftime lead slip away

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball team let a double digit halftime lead slip away and dropped a 63-59 decision at the hands of Southern Arkansas on Thursday night...

 

Blizzard rolls up the East Coast, with cold blast to follow

BOSTON (AP) — A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas and unleashing hurricane-force winds and historic flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation...

 

UN Security Council to meet on Iran protests, at US request

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is planning an emergency meeting about Iran on Friday, after the U.S. asked the world body to show support for Iran's anti-government protesters. With council members divided in their views of the...

 

Trump-Bannon feud lays bare new fissure in fractious GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump escalated Thursday, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put h...

 

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