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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...

 

New Year's pruning

I come to the beginning of a new year with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I see the beginning of a new year as an opportunity to make the changes I need to be healthier and stronger in heart, spirit, mind and body. On the other hand, I know that...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 21, 2022

God's promise to Abraham

Abraham was revered by the Israelite nation from the time of Moses leading the twelve tribes out of Egypt through the time of Christ. Abraham was the grandfather of Jacob who was the father of the 12 tribes. In Genesis 12 Abraham is given a promise...

 

FLOYD STOUT

A Celebration of Life service for Floyd, age 82, of Enid will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the Ladusau-Evans Chapel with Mark Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park...

 

Taxation

The first of the year finds business-people across America scrambling to send out 1099 forms and sorting receipts for taxes. The deadline for the first one-half of property tax has come, with the...

 

Random Thoughts

As we wind down another football season, now is a good time to reflect upon and examine the careers of some of the past and present athletes who have not only excelled at the sport but made it more...

 

Alva Ladybugs defeat Newkirk 46-31

Tuesday night the Alva Ladybugs hosted the Lady Tigers from Newkirk and posted a 46-31 win. Morgan Heath and Hallie Hamilton took the night off for medical reasons. Other than a couple of tie scores...

 

Annual spelling bee

Lincoln Elementary School held their annual Spelling Bee on Jan. 13. A winner and runner-up from each class qualified to participate. Participants were: Fourth Grade Miss Franz's Class — Gavin Lee and Henry Williams Mrs. Denton's Class — Harper...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning to confirm financial affairs of the county. Present for the meeting were Chairman Joe Shirley and member Bob Seivert. Chris Olson was absent. After approving minutes of the last meeting the... Full story

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convenes for January meeting

Members of the Avard Regional Railpark Authority convened for their monthly meeting Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe and later Todd Holder were present; Bob Firth could not make it. Woods County Economic Development Committee Executive... Full story

 

Covid-19 numbers continue to rise in Alva

The Wednesday report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) shows Alva with 96 active cases of Covid-19, compared to 44 the previous week. Those numbers are updated on Monday and... Full story

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 18

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 54 Wins 30 Losses The Bowl Movements 52 Wins 32 Losses Dilly Dilly 46 ½ Wins 37 ½ Losses Rollin GoodTimes 42 Wins 42 Losses O'Bar 41 ½ Wins 42 ½ Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 41 ½ Wins 42 ½ Losses Next Frame 34...

 

Lady Ranger win streak snapped on the road to Oklahoma Baptist

Shawnee, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State's seven game win streak was snapped Saturday afternoon to Oklahoma Baptist. The Bison would open the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to extend their lead to double digits and controlled the game from...

 

Rangers fall in Shawnee 82-75 Saturday

Shawnee, Okla. – The Rangers fell Saturday afternoon to Oklahoma Baptist following a fast start to the second half for the Bison. Oklahoma Baptist used a 7-0 run to push their lead to 10 midway through the second half, using that run to control...

 

Alva Goldbugs top Newkirk 53-33

The Newkirk Tigers have improved since the Alva Goldbugs beat them in early December 60-30. The Goldbugs still won the home game Tuesday night, but the margin was 20 points instead of 30. In the first... Full story

 

Ladybugs lose to Crossings Christian at Pawhuska

The Class 3A Alva Ladybugs faced a tall Crossings Christian 4A team in the first round of the Pawhuska tournament Thursday afternoon. The game was close during the first half with Alva leading by one... Full story

 

Kind-hearted Karlie

Karlie Heatherman is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Heatherman. She was born in Pratt, Kansas, and has two younger twin brothers, Newt and Larry Heatherman. Karlie is active in FFA, FCA, basketball, yearbook and student council. During her free...

 

Junior high sports thrive, from cheer to basketball to baseball

Burlington introduces junior high baseball This year Burlington is offering junior high baseball for the first time. It is one way for the students to have more opportunities during the school year....

 
 By Dylan Hurst    Local    January 21, 2022

Burlington Family and Consumer Science spring project

Every spring Mrs. Elliott's Family and Consumer Science (FACS) class learns to make quilts. Mrs. Elliot said she used to teach the students how to read clothing patterns and make their own clothes... Full story

 

Burlington Robotics stays busy during down time

The Burlington robotics team is currently in the midst of a chess tournament. After winning the BEST Robotics competition in the fall, they competed at Regionals in December. They placed 8th out of 25 teams from eight states in the region. Now,...

 

Penn pledges to work with NCAA, support transgender swimmer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania said it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes. Swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed for the men's team at Penn before transitioning, has qualified to...

 

Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has "absolutely...

 

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine's border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would "pay a heavy price" for such an action. It was the latest White House effort to clear...

 

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in...

 

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