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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 Max Ridgway    Local    February 15, 2019

The Christ-centered life

Christianity is not about you and your work. It is about Christ and his work. The Apostle Paul seems to have felt it necessary to constantly re-orient his readers towards this fundamental truth. For example, this is what he wrote to the Colossians:...

 

Spiritually Speaking

I’m sure you’re familiar with that passage of scripture that calls us all to be “subject to the governing authorities.” As a middle-aged citizen in good standing with the City of Alva, County of Woods, and the State of Oklahoma, I rarely...

 

Genealogy group to meet at Sod House Feb. 16

The Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society (NWOGS) will hold their February meeting Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sod House near Aline. The group will leave from the Alva Public Library at 9 a.m. to travel to the Sod House for the 10 a.m. program... Full story

 

DONALD RAY NOBLITT

Funeral services for Donald Ray Noblitt will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Clapp officiating. Interment will be in the Freedom Cemetery...

 

HELEN FAE BECKER

Helen Fae Becker of Roscommon, Michigan, passed away February 7, 2019, at the age of 92. Helen was born in Teagarden, Oklahoma, January 27, 1927, the daughter of Perry and Maudie Jespersen. On...

 

In My Corner

When the National Geographic subscription expires, I try to make justification for not renewing the $39 magazine when most other periodicals are $6-$10. The next issue contains an article that blows...

 

Random Thoughts

It makes all the sense in the world for employers to do some research on job applicants before hiring them. One way to do this, of course, is to talk to people who know the applicants. Some employers...

 

Alva cold shooting leads to 65-53 loss to Woodward

For about half the game Tuesday night, the Alva Goldbugs stayed even with the Woodward Boomers on scoring. But the first and fourth quarters resulted in the final Woodward win of 65-53. It was the second meeting of the teams this season. Woodward...

 

Alva Ladybugs lose road game to Woodward, 57-37

At their last meeting for Alva’s homecoming Jan. 28, the Alva Ladybugs dominated the boards against Woodward and came away with a last second win 50-49. Tuesday’s meeting was entirely different. The Class 3A Ladybugs traveled to Woodward and...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    February 15, 2019

Baseball takes series at Missouri Southern with 7-3 victory in game three

JOPLIN, Mo. – It was a comeback weekend for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team as they bounced back from a game one loss on Saturday to win two straight and close the series with a victory on Sunday at Missouri Southern State...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    February 15, 2019

Northwestern rolls over old foe Northeastern State, 11-2

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball improved a home field winning streak to nine straight Tuesday afternoon as the Rangers made easy work of Northeastern State, 11-2, at Glass Family Field at Myers Stadium. It was the...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    February 15, 2019

Ranger softball mixes experience with incoming class in 2019

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers softball team is looking to make some noise this year. After a slow start last year, the Rangers again finished the season strong with an overall record of 17-33, going 16-28 in Great...

 

If not us, who?

Randon and Kristi Miller met and fell in love while attending Alva High School in the mid-1990s. Kristi was "the outgoing drama person," she said. "I liked anything with a stage." "And I was the quiet... Full story

 

Citizen's Choice Awards gala a night to remember

The Citizen's Choice Awards Gala was held Monday night to honor nine individuals specially chosen by the community for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields. The event, held at the...

 

ECU Men's Basketball Falls at Arch Rival Southeastern

DURANT, OKLA. – The East Central University men's basketball team dropped an 83-70 decision to arch rival Southeastern Oklahoma State in the final of five-straight road games. Scoring First Half: 38-41 The teams traded points and runs over the...

 

Women's Basketball Picks Up Key Victory at Southeastern

DURANT, OKLA. – The East Central University women's basketball team kept its advantage in the Great American Conference standings over arch rival Southeastern Oklahoma State, with a 61-50 victory and swept the series for the season. Scoring First...

 

OBU Women Fall Short in SNU Loss, 82-78

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist put together a spirited effort but came up short losing 82-78 to Southern Nazarene in a women's basketball game Thursday night in Bethany. The loss dropped OBU to 10-13 overall and 6-11 in the Great American Conference....

 

Miscues Costly in Storm Loss

DURANT, Okla. – Turnovers proved costly for Southeastern as the Savage Storm struggled to gain any momentum in a 61-50 loss to rival East Central on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. The loss drops SE to 11-10 on the season and 9-8 in...

 

SNU clinches spot in GAC Tournament with win over OBU

BETHANY, Okla. — After failing to qualify for the Great American Conference Championship Tournament a season ago, Southern Nazarene is headed back to Bartlesville in March with an 82-78 win over rival Oklahoma Baptist. The win clinched a berth in...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    February 15, 2019

Softball Downed Twice on Opening Day in Edmond

EDMOND, Okla. – SWOSU Softball dropped their first two games at the Edmond Regional Festival on Thursday, falling to Colorado Christian and Oklahoma Christian at Tom Heath Field. SWOSU (0-4) returns to action on Saturday, taking on Newman and...

 

RSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At Pitt State

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Rogers State Softball team picked up a split with Pittsburg State Thursday afternoon on the road in non-conference play. The Hillcats defeated the Gorillas 8-2 in game one, but fell to Pitt State 9-6 in game two. In game one,...

 

RSU's Merriwether's Four-Hit Day Leads Hillcats to 10-2 Win Over Northeastern State

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Christian Merriwether picked up four hits and the Hillcats picked up their third-straight victory as Rogers State Baseball defeated Northeastern State 10-2 Thursday afternoon at the Diamond Sports Complex. Merriwether went...

 

Golden Suns fall to Harding

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Hannah Villines scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds, but the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team (10-13, 7-10 Great American Conference) could not overcome poor shooting as Harding (17-6, 12-5 GAC) defeated Tech...

 

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