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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.;...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    January 26, 2018

Confidence builders

Someone has said, “If you can keep your head when everyone is losing theirs, you do not know the facts.” It is easy to lose our confidence in a world gone mad. We wonder if someone is in their...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 26, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). The way to a man’s heart might be through his stomach, but the way to everybody’s heart is through their ego. I should know. I’m a preacher. Just last week,...

 

Share Medical Center still able to handle patients

The flu and winter cold problems sweeping the nation are hitting Oklahoma and Kansas hospitals, too. Dr. Phil Self mentioned before the start of the Alva Hospital Authority meeting that he was having to make numerous phone calls to find space in...

 

ODOC holds evidence-based practices training for criminal justice programs

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) hosted one of the nation’s leading minds in evidence-based practice in criminal justice programs on Wednesday. About 100 ODOC leadership and agency program staff joined...

 

Sen. Lankford announces hire of northwest Oklahoma field representative

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has announced the hire of Tanner Roberts as Field Representative for Northwest Oklahoma. His job as a Field Representative is to travel across Northwest Oklahoma to hear the needs and work with...

 

Pawhuska nursing home closes due to underfunding

PAWHUSKA – Pawhuska Nursing Home LLC has informed its 20 residents that it is closing. The facility opened in 1956 and, with over 30 employees, is one of Pawhuska’s larger employers. Like most of Oklahoma’s nursing homes, which rely heavily on...

 

8 Northwestern social work majors enter the field for practicum

Eight Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior social work majors started their spring semester entering practicum agencies in Northwest Oklahoma to complete 420 contact hours, demonstrate 31 practice behaviors and master the program’s nine...

 

KERMALENE CROUCH

Funeral services for Kermalene Crouch will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall...

 

Bitcoin

Bitcoin: cryptocurrency outside the grasp of governments and banks. Bitcoin: creating hysteria as its price soared 85-fold, at times reaching a value of $20,000 for a coin that doesn’t exist....

 

Random Thoughts

As another football season nears its end, we can look back on one of the innumerable interesting games that have been played over the years. This particular contest was a college competition between...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 26, 2018

Coaches address QB Club Tuesday

ALVA, Okla. – During lunchtime Tuesday, the Quarterback Club met for its weekly meeting at The Other Place restaurant. It was an opportunity for the group to hear from coaches from the Alva High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State basketball...

 

Alva vs Perry games postponed

Due to an electrical problem at Perry, the Alva High School basketball games Tuesday night had to be postponed. The girls’ game will be played at 5 p.m. Saturday with the boys’ game to follow at 6:30 p.m. The games will be at Perry. Alva will be...

 

Keith Baxter among elite group of 2018 inductees

ALVA, Okla. – Hall of Fame weekend is just over a week away here at Northwestern Oklahoma State where three Ranger greats will be inducted into the Northwestern Hall of Fame on Saturday Feb. 3,...

 

Alva Chamber Gala honors outstanding citizens

A red carpet and strobe lights welcomed guests to the Alva Chamber Gala Monday evening in the ACT I Theatre building downtown. Inside guests enjoyed appetizers while they perused items donated for a...

 

Fast Start Not Enough for Hillcats in 84-79 Loss to No. 17 UAFS

CLAREMORE, Okla. – A fast start for the Rogers State men's basketball team wasn't enough in an 84-79 loss to No. 17-ranked UA Fort Smith on Wednesday (Jan. 24) at the Claremore Expo Center. The Hillcats knotted the score late, but the Lions sank...

 

Lady Lions Snap Hillcats' Winning Streak, 68-59

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State women's basketball team's two-game home winning streak came to an end in a 68-59 loss to UA Fort Smith on Wednesday (Jan. 24) at the Claremore Expo Center. The Lady Lions (14-6, 7-1 Heartland Conference) used a...

 

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