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Alva-area religious services

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.;...

 
 By Karlee Dietz    Local    January 20, 2017

Alva FFA continues excellence

The Alva FFA had a busy December with events they attended and competed in across the region. On Dec. 9, the Alva Judging Team traveled to the Kansas City Beef Expo; while there the Junior Team was...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    January 20, 2017

AHS Homecoming Dress-Up Days Spring 2017

Alva High School celebrated homecoming the week of Jan. 9–13. One of the events that always goes along with the homecoming celebrations is the dress up days throughout the week. The members of AHS...

 

High School Leadership Conference

The High School Leadership Conference (HSLC) is a three-day conference held Feb. 17–19 on Oklahoma University’s campus in Norman. This is an adventure into leadership for high school juniors from all across Oklahoma and surrounding states....

 

New A-F report card on the right track, still has room to improve

Oklahoma has recently introduced a new and improved grading system for schools. This is due to federal law mandating a change to Oklahoma’s current A-F report card system. This new system was introduced by Joy Hofmeister and finally passed through...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    January 20, 2017

Pearl Harbor veteran receives AHS diploma

Jack Irven Powell was born June 21, 1923, and is the second oldest of the nine children of Paul and Vivian Powell. Powell was married to the late Norma Jeane Powell for 54 years, has three daughters,...

 

Sophomore of the year applications

Sophomore of the Year is an award presented by the local Kiwanis Club. It is given to one local outstanding high school sophomore each year. All sophomores are eligible to apply and are not required to be members of Key Club. Applications for the...

 

Traditions never die

Tuesday, Jan. 17, Alva High School continued the tradition of basketball homecoming with the senior class of 2017. Twelve senior basketball players played in their last high school homecoming against...

 
 By John Clapp    Local    January 20, 2017

Celebrate Recovery offers hope to those with hurts, habits, hang-ups

The Bible clearly states “all have sinned.” It is my nature to sin, and it is yours too. None of us is unaffected by sin. And because of sin, we’ve all hurt ourselves, we’ve all hurt other people, and others have hurt us. This means each of...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 20, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Our minds are amazing things! Without meaning to, we are often transported to thoughts and occasions we had long since forgotten. For example, in the early spring (may it come soon) and the late fall, when the temperature is just right and a soft bre...

 

Heating issues in city buildings

The office is freezing one day and sweltering another with no way to regulate the temperature. That's what staff at the Alva City Hall has been experiencing recently. The Alva City Council...

 

Low water pressure impacts rec park also

The low water pressure that affects the southwest part of Alva also impacts the Alva Recreation Complex. A discussion-only agenda item concerned the need to “top dress” the baseball and softball fields. All board members in attendance seemed to...

 

Collision repair has exciting future

Northwest Technology Center's auto collision repair program has a great history and an exciting future. Its instructor, Jeff Owen, has more than 20 years of experience teaching students about auto...

 

Northwestern instrumental music program welcomes participation in community band

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University instrumental program welcomes college students, high school students and community members to participate in five rehearsals leading to a community band concert April 28 at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall auditorium....

 

Alva Hospital Authority meets

The hospital board met Tuesday evening and heard a financial report from CFO Kevin O'Brien concerning business in November 2016. The gross patient revenue for the month was $1,979,848, which was a $92,198 decrease compared to the prior month. The hos...

 

Tech Trek Camp returns to SWOSU

Tech Trek is returning to the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University for the fifth year the week of July 16-22. The American Association of Women (AAUW) is once again supporting this successful program nationally and the AAUW/Weatherford...

 

Woods County Excise Board meets

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning for a brief meeting. After approving the routine items such as roll call and the minutes, the board approved the appropriations for the month for each county office. District #1 Highway Cash...

 

Greater Woodward Northwestern Alumni to host Red Tie Jazz

Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumni and friends are invited to an evening of live music in celebration of the Woodward campus’ 20-year anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodward Conference Center. Hosted by the Greater...

 

Transferring students can qualify for $500 scholarship at Northwestern Transfer Showcase

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the Transfer Showcase Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. in the Student Center in Alva. Any student interested in transferring to the Alva campus is...

 

THOMAS JOSEPH 'TOM' DOHERTY

Thomas Joseph "Tom" Doherty, 71, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. He was born on September 7, 1945, in Cherokee, Oklahoma, the...

 

Health

My computer wallpaper features a picture of our grandchildren engrossed in play. Every time I open the screen, I’m compelled to question the future for them. With so much talk about America’s...

 

Random Thoughts

On Jan. 20 every four years we witness a presidential inauguration in this country. Today is, of course, inauguration day. Donald John Trump is to be sworn in at noon Eastern Standard Time as the...

 

Goldbugs get the early lead to take down the Tigers

The Alva High School Goldbugs had no trouble getting the win on Tuesday night as they hosted the Newkirk Tigers for homecoming, jumping out to the early lead and never relinquishing. As the Goldbugs...

 

Ladybugs get big overtime win at Homecoming

The Alva High School Ladybugs hosted the Newkirk Lady Tigers in an intense match-up Tuesday night for their homecoming. It was a tough start for both teams in the first quarter as the first score...

 

Goldbugs tally another win over Newkirk

TONKAWA – The Alva High School Goldbugs were matched up with the Newkirk Tigers yet again Thursday night as they faced off at the North Country Classic Tournament at Northern Oklahoma College. Thoug...

 

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