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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 Maya Stewart    Local    March 3, 2017

All my life I wanna be a Ladybug

Saturday, Feb. 25, the Alva Ladybugs won their advancement to the area tournament in a nerve-wracking win against Chandler. As it sinks in that this will be the seniors', Whitney Randall, Cathy Mapes, Ally Riley, Jordan Shiever, Allison Seevers,...

 

Mrs. Manning's anatomy class dissects cow heart

Dana Manning’s anatomy class is currently learning about the cardiovascular system and recently had the opportunity to dissect a cow heart. While dissecting, students were required to identify and locate the structures of the heart, including...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 3, 2017

Electric Gold competes at Duncan Show Choir Competition

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Alva High School’s Electric Gold and the Alva Middle School Show Choir traveled to Duncan for the yearly show choir competition. The Alva show choirs have competed at Duncan for many years, and this year was no different....

 

Cooking for Kids comes to Alva

Jarin Shirley, Kory Faulkner, Joe Parsons and Dalton Marteney participated in the Cooking for Kids contest on Feb. 28. These kids had the opportunity to cook main courses for a panel of three judges...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 3, 2017

Hannah Kornele travels to Washington, D.C., With Oklahoma 4-H

On the Friday, Feb. 17, Alva High School junior Hannah Kornele traveled with a group of 4-H members to Washington, D.C. The trip lasted four days and Kornele returned home on Feb. 20. She, along with...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    March 3, 2017

Promposals

It is prom season, so that means promposals are underway. Promposals (prom-proposals), have became very popular in the last couple of years. It is where guys, and sometimes girls, ask someone to prom...

 

Psychology class creates public service announcements

As Gene Olbert’s psychology classes transition into sociology, they waste no time before beginning with their first projects of the semester. Only a few weeks after the start of this new course, students are doing research over social issues in...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 3, 2017

Alva High speech and debate – not as easy as they make it look

Speech and debate are long and hard processes, contrary to what most people think. Speech at Alva High School is coached by Nick Bradt, who is in charge of helping dozens of individuals succeed in their speech and debate career. There are many...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    March 3, 2017

AHS vocal has great showing at districts

On Feb. 21, Alva High School choir went to compete at the district contest at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The high school took a mixed choir, treble choir and tenor/bass choir, along with solos, ensembles and duets. The tenor/bass choir...

 
 By John Clapp    Local    March 3, 2017

From ugly to beautiful

The other morning I came across this verse while I was reading my Bible. Psalm 27:4: “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 3, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

During a recent trip to Stillwater with the Bible Chair, I ran into a young man I met several years ago during Camp Uplift at Harding University (go Bison). He is now a student at the University of Arkansas (Woooo Pig Sooie!) and trying to decide...

 

Alva 4th graders place 2nd in OAAC Academic Bowl

The vo-tech in Alva was alive with fourth graders on Thursday, March 3, from all over the area who came to participate in the Oklahoma Association for Academic Competition (OAAC) Academic Bowl. Teams...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 3, 2017

Disoriented man drives pickup into building

An Alva man’s vehicle was impounded after he ran into an aircraft hangar at the Alva Regional Airport on Thursday, Feb. 23. According to the report by Alva Police Officer Patrick Hawley, he was dispatched to the airport at 1 p.m. where a white...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    March 3, 2017

In search of a grand bargain: Ways to bridge budget gap

As Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session enters its fourth week, one thing is abundantly clear: Republicans, Democrats and Gov. Mary Fallin are nowhere close to a budget deal. The Legislature and governor’s office have until the end of May to sign...

 

Time to panic? Policymakers, public divided on 'dire' budget warnings

Moments after explaining how another state revenue failure will require millions of dollars of mid-year budget cuts, Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger issued a warning to lawmakers and top state officials. “I don’t know how much more I...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 3, 2017

Alva residents report car burglaries

The Alva Police Department received two reports of attempted thefts from vehicles on Sunday, Feb. 26. Tabitha Justice contacted police about 8:15 a.m. about a burglary of a vehicle in the 700 block of Locust Street. Officer Kris Franta went to the lo...

 

Reichenberger endows second chair in theatre at Northwestern

Donovan Reichenberger, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduate and former history faculty member, has established the Donovan Reichenberger Endowed Chair in Theatre. This gift, totaling...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 3, 2017

Stretching

If you ask people “What is your measure of success?” the answer will usually include the word “more.” More money, more property, more recognition and, in the case of some, more time. Time is...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

United States Senator James Lankford paid a visit to the state Capitol last week. I was encouraged by his message to all the lawmakers as we work through this session. Lankford reminded us to keep...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 3, 2017

Random Thoughts

As we saw previously, I had a brief encounter with country singer Holly Dunn at the Reno, Nevada, airport in 1990. Then, one of my Northwestern Oklahoma State University colleagues and I got to see...

 

Corrales and Motley tabbed as Athletes of the Month

The Northwestern Oklahoma State athletic department has announced Adrian Motley of men's basketball and Brittany Corrales of softball as their Blue Sky Media February Athlete of the Month recipients. Both Motley and Corrales filled up the stat sheet...

 

Barn burner favors Rangers in 16-7 victory

Northwestern Oklahoma State hosted Fort Hays State for the third time on the season, Tuesday afternoon and came up with a big confidence boosting win, 16-7. Six Ranger batters collected multiple hits...

 

Motley caps off career with First Team All-GAC selection

Northwestern Oklahoma State senior Adrian Motley has been picked as a First Team All-Great American Conference selection, capping off a historic season for the Humble, Texas, native. A 2015-2016 Second-Team selection, Motley elevated his game to...

 

King garners second team All-GAC Honors

Northwestern Oklahoma State junior Kalea King has been chosen as a Second Team All-Great American Conference selection after a stellar campaign this season. King's selection to the team can be directly attributed to her all-around consistent play...

 

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