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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God with Pastor Sheryl White Sunday: At 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will meet, with morning worship starting at 10:30. In the evening, the youth group will meet at 5 p.m. This is for students in grades 6-12. At 6:30 p.m. Children's...



The older I get, the harder I find it to keep up with new terms the younger generation creates. I find myself using Google to understand what new terms mean. One such new term I recently came across...

 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 3, 2023

It's time for a revival!

My wife and I recently saw the movie “Jesus Revolution” and we were thrilled to see so many other people in the theater watching it as well. This one incident I believe is part of a bigger picture, one that is very subtle but powerful in moving...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 3, 2023

Cherokee man injured in wreck

A man from Cherokee was injured in a rollover crash in Garfield County Wednesday. Daniel W. Drew, 39, of Cherokee, was transported by AirEvac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted in...


Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Feb. 28

Team Standings Knights of Columbus – 66 wins, 42 losses O'Bar – 64 ½ wins, 43 ½ losses Dilly Dilly – 58 wins, 50 losses Holy Bowlers – 47 ½ wins, 48 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 53 wins, 55 losses Livin' on a Spare – 49 wins, 59...



Donald A. Pierce, 74, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 24, 2023, at Harry Hines Hospice in Wichita Kansas, surrounded by family. He was born February 14, 1949, in Alva, Oklahoma, the...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 3, 2023

Time flies

Time seems to speed up as we get older. The late Dan Shorter explained it this way: “A year to a 4-year old is ¼ of their total experience. To a 50 year old, it is 1/50th.” Do the math....

 By Doug Little    Local    March 3, 2023

Ramblings of a redneck farmer

Has anyone seen much about the upcoming election to legalize recreational marijuana with State Question 820? The proponents of SQ 820, want to tell you all about the increased tax revenue that will help the state, millions of dollars, you know. They...

 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 3, 2023

Random Thoughts

Country music star Charley Pride began recording songs in 1966. And while his first two singles failed to hit the charts, the album on which they appeared reached No. 16 on the country albums chart....


Local student excels in statewide poster contest

Paisley Groves, Washington Elementary School student, Alva, was named an overall finalist in the 2023 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative Poster Contest. Participation is limited to Oklahoma elementary students in two age divisions:...


Alva's Vantage Associates recognized as Partner in Progress with NWTC

Vantage Associates Inc. of Alva was recognized this week as a Partner In Progress with Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) by the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. NWTC and...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 3, 2023

Parsons' 45 points sets new single game record for Ranger basketball

ALVA, Okla. – History was made Saturday afternoon in Percefull Fieldhouse as Malik Parsons set a new record for points in a game for Ranger program history, a record that has been held since 1993....


Northwestern to host Quraysh Ali Lansana for Visiting Writer Series

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Department of English, Foreign Language and Humanities will host award-winning poet, editor, historian and educator Quraysh Ali Lansana for the Visiting...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 3, 2023

Lady Rangers win big in season finale

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Lady Rangers closed out the regular season with a 77-60 victory over Southeastern. Rangers used a 10-0 run to open a double digit lead against Southeastern...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 3, 2023

Alva Ladybugs cruise to win over Berryhill

After a loss Saturday against Luther in regionals, the Ladybugs must win every game to keep advancing. The Alva girls took on the Berryhill Maidens in the first round of area playoffs at Enid Thursday... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 3, 2023

Goldbugs tame the Chandler Lions to advance

The Ladybugs and Goldbugs went into playoffs with identical win-loss records, and they continue to move through the playoffs in tandem. Thursday afternoon, the Goldbugs took on the Chandler Lions in... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 3, 2023

Art of the West featured during First Friday Art Walk tonight

The Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is showing their "Art of the West" display during tonight's First Friday Art Walk. Featured artists are Jim Weaver, Lori Jones and Micah Redman. All three artists... Full story


Police: Fatal shooting at Hobby Lobby in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An employee at a Hobby Lobby distribution center shot and killed a manger at a distribution facility on Wednesday, Oklahoma City police said. The shooting happened about 5 p.m. near the company's headquarters on the city's...


Two Americans arrested on charges of selling tech to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday arrested two Kansas men on allegations that the pair illegally exported aviation-related technology to Russia and provided repair services for the equipment. Cyril Gregory Buyanovsky and Douglas...

 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 3, 2023

Complaint: Kansas agency probing GOP broke open meetings law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two defense attorneys who've questioned the fairness of a yearlong investigation in Kansas into Republican campaign activities accused the state ethics commission Thursday of violating Kansas' open meetings law. The two...

 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 3, 2023

Abortion opponents seek smaller changes in Kansas after vote

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Seven months after a decisive statewide vote affirmed abortion rights in Kansas, the Republican-controlled Legislature's annual session in some ways looks a lot like previous ones, with multiple anti-abortion proposals. But key...


Olympian who dropped dog's meds on skin avoids doping ban

Nowhere in the complex labyrinth of rules, bylaws and interpretations that govern the global anti-doping system did anyone see this warning: Beware of Dog Medicine. It's an understandable omission, but one that led to a three-month sleuthing...


German ice cream parlor offers cricket-flavored scoops

BERLIN (AP) — A German ice cream parlor has expanded its menu with a skin-crawling offering: cricket-flavored scoops with dried brown crickets on top. The unusual confection is available at Thomas Micolino's store in southern Germany's town of...


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