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Grow and Share OHCE January meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting by Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. The meeting was called to order and all members recited the flag salute. Janet Cunningham gave a devotional on dealing with hard times from Exodus 33:14. Six...

 

Woods County 4-H members compete in shooting sports event

Woods County 4-H had three participants in the West District 4-H archery and air rifle competition. Makinzie Smith, Waynoka 4-H, placed first in the senior division of compound bow; Nathan Andrews, Alva 4-H, placed first in senior Genesis bow...

 

Alva City Council hears LED lighting cost savings

The Alva City Council accepted the fall scholarship invoice from NWOSU and heard a presentation on changing to LED lighting at the Jan. 19 meeting. Council members present for the meeting were Daniel Winters, Connor Martin, Chris Eckhardt, Mary... Full story

 

Woods County 4-H Team 2nd at Northwest District Livestock Contest

Woods County 4-H had an excellent day at the Northwest District Livestock Judging Contest on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid. In the Junior 4-H division, the Alva A team... Full story

 

Alva Tourism Committee funds car show, cruise and rodeo

On Wednesday, the Alva Tourism Committee heard funding requests involving a rodeo with no audience, a cruise and one of the biggest free car shows in the state. Chairman Norville Ritter opened the meeting with members Melinda Barton, Dr. Charles...

 

Swimming pool plumbing is good, but everything else is challenged

Alva Swimming Pool Task Force Chair Paul Barton gave an update to the city council Tuesday, Jan. 19. After a vote to finance a new pool through a city ad valorem tax failed, a task force made up of...

 

Lambert retires from career of helping and having fun

It's not often that the trainee later becomes the trainer's boss, but that's what happened with Ben Orcutt and Frank Lambert. Police Chief Orcutt told the story Monday night during the Alva City... Full story

 

Three new Oklahoma travel guides released

OKLAHOMA CITY - After a year marked by uncertainty, many are ready to kick off the new year with some vacation planning. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has released three new...

 

13 Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area schools

Thirteen education majors from Northwestern Oklahoma State University have reached their final semester and have received their student teaching assignments to enter area schools to gain hands-on experience. The students will return to campus for... Full story

 

LINDA BERNADETTE (ANNETT) MATHIEU

Linda Bernadette (Annett) Mathieu passed away on January 17, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born in Alva, Oklahoma, on September 1, 1950, to Joe Annett and Lorene Elizabeth (Bouziden)...

 

FRED NEUMAN

Fred Neuman, 95, was born on February 15, 1925, and passed away on January 19, 2021. No services are planned at this time. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralch...

 

LESLIE "CORKY" HOUSTON

Funeral services for Leslie "Corky" Houston will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2021, at the First United Methodist Chapel with Rev. Katie Hill officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal C...

 

MELISSA RATHGEBER

Melissa Rathgeber, 35, was born on May 19, 1985, in Kiowa, Kansas, and passed away on January 21, 2021, in Alva, Oklahoma. No services are planned at this time. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at...

 

Coffeetime

When Renie was a young teenager, she worshiped her older brother. Willing to do anything to get his attention, she would follow him around endlessly, much to his irritation. The year he moved away...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Thursday, Jan. 21, was the deadline for filing bills to be heard in the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Senate filed 1,035 bills and 26 joint resolutions ahead of the 2021 session that begins on Feb. 1. Even though we continued to work...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 24, 2021

It looks like the new prez is on a roll

He's busy changing lots of the things Trump had done. This isn't really a new concept because every new leader has done it since time began. Hopefully, he and his advisors had studied what he is...

 

Goldbugs lose to Pawhuska Huskies 43-33

After dominating Tulsa CHEF on Thursday at the Pawhuska Tournament, the Alva Goldbugs ran into a ferocious Huskies team Friday night. The Class 2A Pawhuska boys are ranked ninth in the state with a 7-1 season record. The Goldbugs went into the game...

 

Ladybugs lose to Oklahoma Union 53-39

After defeating Commerce in the opening round, the Alva Ladybugs faced Oklahoma Union (OKU) Friday night in the Pawhuska Tournament. The Class 2A Lady Cougars came into the game with an 8-5 record while the Class 3A Ladybugs were at 9-5. The OKU...

 

GAC announces return to play protocols for spring sports

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Tuesday, the Great American Conference announced its Council of Presidents approved a series of return to play protocols that the league will implement in conjunction with the start of the spring sport seasons. For volleybal...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    January 24, 2021

Rangers come in fifth at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational

SHAWNEE, Okla. – In the first race in almost 15 months, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men's cross country team finished fifth at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center. "I want to thank the Great...

 

Ex-NASA Administrator Bridenstine hired by Oklahoma firm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former NASA Administrator and U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma announced Monday he is joining an Oklahoma City-based private equity firm that invests in aerospace, defense and intelligence. Acorn Growth Companies said in...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    January 24, 2021

Northwestern trio finished strong at OBU Invitational

SHAWNEE, Okla. – After over a year off, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's cross country team returned to action at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center. "Our women's cross country team competed...

 

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