Articles from the February 2, 2024 edition

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Student teaching assignments in area schools begin for 20 Northwestern seniors

In their final semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 20 senior education students have received their student teaching assignments and have entered area schools to gain hands-on experience. The students will return to campus for...

 

Woods County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtai...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, January 25, 2024 During this day were three traffic stops and four controlled burns. 5:25 a.m. – Medic needed on 9th Street for a person who fell. 6:24 a.m. – Welfare check needed on Church Street. 9:04 a.m. – Business alarm went off...

 

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Alva Church of God, 517 9th St. in Alva. Pastor Sheryl White. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with morning worship following at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, young adults will meet at 5 p.m. Youth will meet at 6 p.m. This includes...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    February 2, 2024

Blessed are …

As we continue to take a good look at the Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5, we’re going to concentrate this week on verse 4, which says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The Greek word for “blessed” means to be...

 

Be authentic

“You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in...

 

Menus for week of Feb. 5–9

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Oatmeal, cinnamon toast, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Kolache, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Yogurt, toast, fruit, juice, milk Friday...

 

Acidity (pH) of apple varieties – food safety considerations

Extension offices across the state are receiving questions from constituents with concerns about canning apples due to recent data indicating that apples may have a pH above 4.6. Fruits generally have a pH below 4.6 making them a high-acid food and...

 

DELANIE MARIE THOMA

A private service for Delanie Thoma will be Friday, February 2, 2024, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Derrick Thomas and Todd Holder officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 2, 2024

Is it too late to get my money back?

I have been going through the food inventory at our house to use up some of it. I would buy something that Cleo liked to eat, and after it hit the freezer, it disappeared. Between some stories on MSN,...

 

Alva generosity praised

Dear Editor, Generosity throughout Alva contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected 10 million shoebox gifts...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 2, 2024

I loathe winter

The past couple of weeks my attitude went down faster than the gauge on my propane tank. I loathe winter. Well, that isn’t exactly the whole truth. I loathe bad weather during the winter. As much as I despise bad weather in the winter, I...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    February 2, 2024

America

The fact that I am writing this means that I am breaking one of the rules that I imposed on myself when I started this column: to stay away from politics. With that said, I saw something on TV as I wa...

 

Never, never, never give up

Have you ever watched a volleyball game and witnessed an entire team suddenly duck under the net and join the other team? Gasping for a breath of hope that isn’t there, they had finally thrown up...

 

Say what you mean

“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”—George S. Patton. In a recent article, Jamie Lee Curtis added, “But don’t say it mean.” Patton would never have been accused of that ending! The...

 

Early voting begins Thursday

ALVA – Early voting begins Thursday, Feb. 8, for voters in the City of Alva. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting early at their county election board. Woods County Election Board Secretary...

 

Northwestern summer enrollment opens Feb. 13

Northwestern Oklahoma State University enrollment for summer 2024 classes opens Tuesday, Feb. 13. Summer interim classes begin May 6. June and July classes will take place June 3 to July 30. New students (transfers and first-time students) and...

 

Three Northwestern mass communication students named finalists in statewide video contest

Three of the four finalists in the college category of the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful End Litter Video Contest are Northwestern Oklahoma State University mass communication students, and the public can...

 

Alva's FFA Week festivities feature Drive Your Tractor to School Day

The week of Jan. 22, the Alva FFA chapter celebrated National FFA Week. Many activities were planned and well attended. The events of the week included the Goodwill Tour, monthly ag literacy trip to...

 

Northwestern continues fight against opioids with installation of harm reduction vending machine

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is continuing its mission to fight against opioid addiction and other stimulant abuse with the installation of a harm reduction vending machine that administers...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 30

Team Standings Dilly Dilly– 55 wins, 33 losses The Bowl Movements – 49½ wins, 38½ losses O'Bar – 49 wins, 39 losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 45 wins, 43 losses X-Team – 41 wins, 47 losses Knights of Columbus – 41 wins, 47 losses Rollin...

 

Ranger women's track and field concludes Wilson Invitational

WICHITA – Northwestern Oklahoma State women's track went to Wichita State for the Wilson Invitational on Saturday. The Rangers had another strong showing in their second meet in 2024 setting 12 personal best and three school records in the meet....

 

Faith Simpson earns fourth GAC Player of the Week

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State forward Faith Simpson earned her fourth conference player of the week award this season on Monday. This comes after the Lady Rangers won both games this past week with wins over Southwestern Oklahoma State and...

 

Ranger men's track and field completes split squad weekend at Wichita State and Pittsburg State

KANSAS – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's track and field team did a split squad this past week as the team competed at the Wilson Invitational Meet in Wichita, Kansas, and the Pittsburg State Invitational in Pittsburg, Kansas, on Saturday. Over...

 

Lady Rangers' spread-out scoring leads to victory over Tigers

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball team returned home for the first of three straight home games. The Lady Rangers went on to win with a final score of 66-55 after scoring seven s...

 

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