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Church Calendar

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...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    January 24, 2020

God's new thing

At the beginning of a new year we naturally think about new things. Sometimes Christians go further and project this kind of thinking onto God, imagining that God is going to do something new just because a calendar page has turned over. It is true t...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Jesus the Apostle

As was true with our discussion of Jesus and the angels, the Hebrew writer’s comparison of Jesus and Moses will take more than a few lines of print. I appreciate your patience while we sort these...

 

Bradford named Alva Chamber of Commerce director

Stop by the Alva Chamber of Commerce and you'll see the same bright, smiling face of Jodie Bradford, but this time in a new role – the former Chamber executive assistant has been named director....

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    January 24, 2020

How recreational Is Oklahoma's medical marijuana market?

Welcome to the wild west of weed. Eighteen months after Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana, the state is awash in cannabis retail shops. One in 13 adult Oklahomans has a patient card. With no...

 

Donations of formal wear, accessories needed for annual 'Primp for Prom' event

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s department of social work and Woodward High School Key Club are joining forces once again to look for donations of formal dresses, shoes and jewelry for its annual “Primp for Prom” event set for March...

 

LAURA JEAN BARKER

Memorial services for Laura Jean Barker will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the College Hill Church of Christ, Alva, with Jay Tyree officiating. She was cremated at her request under the dir...

 

Loneliness

Loneliness: Such a sad word, and one that adds almost $7 billion a year to the cost of Medicare. According to AARP Magazine, symptoms include physical illness, depression and dementia. “Retirement...

 

Letter to Editor

I recently attended Eldon Easterly's funeral service. Upon arrival, I observed two firemen in the chapel clad in their beautiful uniforms. I had forgotten the 91-year-old we were putting to rest was a volunteer fireman. Many of the family members...

 

Random Thoughts: A unique football game – part 1

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, perhaps the time is right to look at a unique football game that constitutes an interesting anomaly in the evolution of the most popular sport in the United...

 

Senate Review

The Capitol has been busy the last few weeks as legislators have been finalizing bill language and preparing to file their legislation by the deadline, which was Jan. 16. The final count tallied 840 S...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings as of Jan. 21

Dilly Dilly 49 ½ wins 34 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers 46 wins 38 losses Knights of Columbus 43 wins 41 losses Ms Deb's Hairstyling 41 ½ wins 42 ½ losses The Bowl Movements 40 wins 44 losses O'Bar 39 wins 45 losses Rollin Good Times 39 wins 45...

 

Alva Twisters basketball team win Kansas Youth Basketball Tournament in Pratt

The sixth-grade Alva Lady Twisters basketball team played in the Kansas Youth Basketball Tournament in Pratt, Kansas, on Jan. 11-12 and won the championship. By winning this tournament they are now...

 

Goldbugs defeat Newkirk Tigers 54-34

The Alva Goldbugs got a much needed win Tuesday night at home against the Newkirk Tigers, 54-34. The Goldbugs had been winless since the home game against Frontier on Jan. 4. The Tigers never led...

 

Ladybugs get homecoming victory over Newkirk

The Ladybugs had an easy victory over Newkirk at home Tuesday, winning 52-26. Rianna Clark was back on the court after taking some time to heal a shoulder injury. Newkirk stayed fairly close to the...

 

Ladybugs advance in winners' bracket at Cashion

The Alva Ladybugs met the Elk City Elkettes in the first round of the Cashion Countyline Tournament Thursday afternoon. It had been several years since the Ladybugs met Elk City so they were somewhat of an unknown. Despite tying in the first quarter...

 

Alva High School Basketball King and Queen Presented at Newkirk Game

Lexie Reihm and Reece Martin are crowned Alva High School's 2020 Basketball Homecoming Queen and King at halftime of Tuesday's game against Newkirk....

 

All-Tournament Team

The Burlington Elks and Lady Elks both competed in the Cherokee Invitational Tournament championship games. Although neither teams got the outcome they wanted, the Elks and Lady Elks had four players...

 

Principal's Honor Roll at Burlington

Students who met the requirements for first semester Principal's Honor Roll at Burlington High School are Stanley Klippenstein, Karlie Heatherman, Kayla Highfill, Weston Allen, Aaron Peffly, Preston...

 

Burlington Superintendent's Honor Roll

Burlington Junior High School students who made first semester Superintendent's Honor Roll were Ranee Russell, Mylie Sims, and Logan Stewart. Burlington High School students who qualified for the...

 
 By Chris Peffly    Local    January 24, 2020

Team Dakota

The whole community and surrounding area is coming together to support Burlington student Dakota Smith. He was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, stage 4, in December. Smith is a...

 

Trailblazing Tateyn

Tateyn R. Rieger is the 18-year-old son of Brad and Robbie Rieger. Rieger was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on September 21, 2001. He has two older siblings, Tanner and Tiffany. Rieger is involved in FFA,...

 

Upcoming events at Burlington School

Jan 23-25 – Cherokee Strip Tournament, Enid Jan 28 – HS basketball at Kremlin, 6:30 p.m. Jan 30 – HS basketball at DCLA, 6:30 p.m. Jan 31 – Valentines Dance, semi-formal, 8-10 p.m. Feb 1 – HS basketball vs Balko at Woodward, 4 p.m. Feb 4...

 

Goldbugs lose to Perry at Cashion Tournament

Following a Tuesday night win, the Alva Goldbugs met the Perry Maroons in the first round of the Cashion Countyline Tournament Thursday afternoon. In their last meeting, Perry came out on top 49-30, and the margin was nearly the same Thursday. The...

 

Oklahoma St. hopes to end skid vs A&M

Oklahoma State (9-9) vs. Texas A&M (9-8) Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma State looks to end its six-game losing streak as it takes on Texas A&M. Oklahoma State is looking to break its current six-game...

 

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