Articles from the March 1, 2019 edition

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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 Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...


Please make the pain stop

Human suffering. In our world of internet and television, we are exposed to scenes of human suffering daily. We look around and see so many struggling with sorrow and pain. It is overwhelming at times...

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 1, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Caution. While the following article is not intended to be unkind, it is decidedly less than politically correct. This afternoon, our favorite daughter used the phrase “fleecing the sheep.” I hadn’t thought about that concept in quite some...


Scarbrough named to 2019 Academic All-State Scholars

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2019 Academic All-State Awards. These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 535... Full story


Alva Robotics Team meeting

The Alva Robotics Team will meet on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. in the basement of the Alva Public Library. Items on the agenda will include voting for officers for the upcoming season, selection of a booth design, and planning for a fundraiser....

 By Jake Coyle    Local    March 1, 2019

'Green Book' wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated...


Memory of Fred "Dick" and Gladys Smith honored with new scholarship

The Fred O. "Dick" and Gladys W. Smith Scholarship was established by their family in Dec. 2018 to honor Dick's basketball legacy and their family's love for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.... Full story



Funeral services will be Friday, March 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Capron United Methodist Church with Reverend Janet Fitz, Pastor. Burial will follow in Capron Cemetery under the direction of Wharton...



Memorial services will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Hopeton Wesleyan Church with Reverend M.L. Hadsell officiating. Online condolences may be made at



Funeral services for Roger Eugene Miller will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Alva Assembly of God Church with Rev. Cody Anderson, pastor of the Faith Center Fellowship in Meno,...



Graveside services for longtime Holly, Colorado, resident William “Bill” Lowe Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. (Central) on Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Alva, Oklahoma, with Pastor Aaron Wagner officiating. Visitation for...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 1, 2019


“What this country needs is a good 5 cent cigar.” –Thomas R. Marshall What this country needs today is self-repairing pavement. The Dutch are experimenting with a stretch of asphalt laced with...

 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 1, 2019

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, the 1920s was a conservative decade in U.S. history. For one thing, the government took an isolationist approach to foreign policy – we refused, for example, to join the League...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 1, 2019

GAC recognizes Brown as Player of the Week

ALVA, Okla. – After a great performance in a pair of games over the past week, Bailey Brown was recognized for her work as she was named the Great American Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Brown led the Lady Rangers...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 1, 2019

Scheduled times changed for NWOSU's weekend baseball series with SAU

ALVA, Okla. – In response to forecast frigid temperatures this coming weekend, times have changed for Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball’s series against No. 18 Southern Arkansas, team officials announced on Wednesday. Originally...


Johnson earns Freshman of the Week honors

SHAWNEE, Okla. – As the Rangers entered their opening weekend of Great American Conference play, Kalie Johnson earned her first GAC Freshman Player of the Week honor after an outstanding series, the league announced Tuesday. Northwestern opened...


Fourteen Northwestern employees finish Wellness Center's Complete 180 Challenge

Fourteen Northwestern Oklahoma State University employees finished the J.R. Holder Wellness Center Complete 180 Challenge. Richard Burdick, director at the Wellness Center, said the Complete 180...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 1, 2019

Johnson has 6 hits, home run in doubleheader split against Oklahoma Baptist

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball concluded the first conference series of the season Monday afternoon with a doubleheader split at Oklahoma Baptist, which split the four-game series as a whole at two games apiece. North...

 By Rose Blunk    Local    March 1, 2019

Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church dedicated and blessed

The little Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church was filled to capacity on Saturday, Feb. 24, for a dedication and blessing ceremony at its new location on the Cherokee Strip Museum compound. Approximately 100... Full story

 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 1, 2019

Slugfest ends in Ranger losses; Rangers, Bison set new home-run mark

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Baptist combined for 19 home runs in a doubleheader Monday afternoon at Glass Family Field at Myers Stadium as the Bison took both... Full story


Oklahoma governor reappoints Elk City man to A&M Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new governor is reappointing Elk City businessman Joe Hall to the board of regents that oversees Oklahoma State University and four other state universities. Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that he would...


Oklahoma Board of Education approves new school report cards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved the release of new A-F report cards for public schools that have previously been criticized by state educators for having flawed metrics. Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says...


First lady to take "Be Best" initiative on the road

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump is going on a three-state tour to promote her "Be Best" initiative. The White House says Mrs. Trump will travel next week to Oklahoma, Washington and Nevada. This will be her first domestic overnight trip...


Court OKs conviction of ex-cop who fatally shot black man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appellate court has upheld a white former police officer's conviction on a misdemeanor weapons charge related to the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals...


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