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 By Maya Stewart    Local    February 3, 2017

AEC essay contest offers trips, scholarships to high school juniors

The Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (AEC) Essay Contest is a scholarship and trip opportunity for high school juniors. In this contest the student can win a trip to Washington, D.C., a trip to Colorado, or scholarships. Each year this is available...

 

AHS yearbooks now on sale

Alva High School yearbooks are now on sale. Students can bring money to school or order their yearbook online at jostensyearbooks.com. This year, students can personalize their yearbooks, but personalization cannot be added for orders after March 1....

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    February 3, 2017

Alva Alumna selected to serve at Trump inauguration

On Jan. 20 the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marked the beginning of the four-year term of Donald Trump as president and Mike Pence as vice president. This...

 

Blue for Blad

Alva High School (AHS) wore blue for Blad on Monday, Jan. 24. Bladimir Mesta, 17, of Hooker, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, due to a pedestrian/car accident on Thursday, Jan. 19. Blad was a cross...

 

Alva athletes receive post-season football honors

Two Alva football players have found themselves on the 2A West All-Star team while five more Goldbugs have received additional district and northwest Oklahoma honors. Ethan Harzman and Austin Shklar were selected by the Oklahoma Football Coaches...

 

Place named January Student of the Month

Noah Place, a senior at Alva High School and the son of Aaron and Erin Place, and brother to Emma Place, has been named January Student of the Month. Throughout high school he has been a part of...

 

Shafer named January Student of the Month

Lexie Shafer, a senior at Alva High School and the daughter of Kenny and Tina Shafer, and sister to Emily Shafer, has been named January Student of the Month. Shafer has been a part of both the...

 

Scarbrough named Sophomore of the Year

Gracie Scarbrough was selected as the Alva Kiwanis Sophomore of the Year. Gracie and her parents, Dean and Cassandra Scarbrough, will attend the Feb. 15 Kiwanis meeting to accept this...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    February 3, 2017

Choice Teacher of the Year

On Monday, Jan. 23, Halah Simon was awarded with the Alva Chamber of Commerce Citizen's Choice Honoree: Teacher of the Year award. Simon was chosen for this award due to her many years of hard work...

 

Area religious services

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.;...

 

Love from the center

The opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, “Aspects of Love,” begins with the song “Love Changes Everything.” “Love, love changes everything, hands and faces, earth and sky. Love, love changes everything, how you live and how you die...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    February 3, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

This semester, I have the honor of teaching a section entitled “Jesus and the New Testament.” The name is a bit of a misnomer, though, as we only cover the first four books of the New Testament, commonly known as the Gospels. For many...

 

Bippity Boppity Boutique offers prom assistance

The Alva area will be having a dress drive this year that offers free dresses to all area high school girls. The name of the drive is the Bippidy Boppity Boutique, and this will be its second year to...

 

Daisy Village sells to Allyson Bush

It's been a busy month for Allyson Bush. She had a wedding that changed her last name from Rogers to Bush, took a week-long honeymoon, moved her belongings to the Bush ranch northwest of Alva near...

 

Hickman to work with Great Salt Plains Health Center

Great Salt Plains Health Center (GSPHC) CEO Tim Starkey announced that Oklahoma House Speaker Emeritus Jeff Hickman joined his administrative team to do public affairs and outreach work. GSPHC is...

 

Jenlink hired as relationship manager at NWOSU Foundation

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce the addition of Melissa Jenlink to its staff. Jenlink joins the organization as its Relationship Manager. She is...

 

Grandmothers kindle lifelong love of quilting

Small pieces of fabric are cut in precise geometric shapes and connected by delicate stitching to form warm bed coverings that are also works of art. Quilts form a part of the February display at the...

 

Senator Lankford introduces bill to expand free speech for houses of worship and nonprofits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has introduced the Free Speech Fairness Act, a bill that gives nonprofits and houses of worship the freedom to speak about government or electoral...

 

Alva Middle School encourages interactive learning

Alva Middle School (AMS) was a bustle of commotion last Friday, Jan. 27, due to a project called Taste a Book, created by Cindi Leiter, an eighth-grade teacher at AMS. Leiter had seen versions of the...

 

Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship awarded to three Northwestern seniors

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University elementary education seniors were awarded the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded this semester are Joshua Frazier...

 

Fast food

With unemployment at a nine-year low of 4.7 percent and the fear of a crackdown on immigration, legal and otherwise, a shortage of fast-food workers has materialized. In the past, a future of “flipp...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    February 3, 2017

Medicare's hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of terminal illnesses

Choosing hospice care isn’t about giving up. It’s about making every day count. Terminally ill people who make the choice receive care for their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. They’re no longer seeking a cure, but they do...

 

Planned Parenthood

Fifty percent of girls who become pregnant do not complete their educations; becoming such a statistic at the age of 17, when pursuing a PhD had been a prominent goal, was not an option. Accidents happen. Until I was 12, the daily lesson from my mate...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, typically presidents of the United States are sworn in by chief justices of the United States Supreme Court. This is not, however, required by the U.S. Constitution. When George...

 

Goldbugs pick up a win against the Boomers

WOODWARD – The Alva High School Goldbugs squeezed by Woodward with a win on Tuesday night with the help of Brooks Hadwiger who scored 16 points against the Boomers. The Godlbugs were able to lock...

 

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