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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at Sunday: Sunday school is at...


Sin is an ever-growing disease

It would come as no surprise to people who know me that my favorite books and movies are “The Lord of the Rings.” And even those of you who do not know me will now be unsurprised to hear it becaus...

 By Kim Barker    Local    March 4, 2022

Let's study the Bible

There were many Old Testament prophets who were sent to bring the Israelites back to God. The people and the kings would forget who God was and what He had done for them and follow after someone else’s idols. Moses warned them about this from the...


Alva Middle School Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle have selected Kimberlie Willis and Aiden Brinkley, 8th grade; Kynlee Murrow and Traycen Bush, 7th grade; and Lydia Bushman and Elijah Newton, 6th grade as AMS Students of...


AMS students receive positive behavior awards

Alva Middle School (AMS) students receive awards from the AMS Positive Behavior Intervention Supports program. Winners choose from free books from the book fair, bad grade trades or 10 minutes of...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 4, 2022

Covid numbers declining in Woods County

On Feb. 7, Alva had 110 active cases of Covid-19. That has now dropped to 13, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Currently Dacoma, Freedom and Waynoka have 0-4 case...


Oklahoma Insurance hosts annual senior fraud webinar series

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s (OID) Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Securities, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, the Oklahoma Banker’s Association, AARP Oklahoma and...


RC Brown Named ODWC Landowner of the Year

Woods County landowner RC Brown of Freedom, Oklahoma, is Oklahoma's 2021 Landowner Conservationist of the year. The Private Lands Section of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's...

 By Trevor Brown    Regional    March 4, 2022

Claiming out-of-state influences, Oklahoma looks to clamp down on state question law

Several Oklahoma lawmakers are looking to add hurdles for citizen-led groups to pass the type of state questions that legalized medical marijuana, expanded Medicaid and won voter support despite...


Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series to present Carpenters-themed show

Helen Welch will perform "Superstar: The Songs. The Stories. The Carpenters" in Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Herod Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on March 8 as part of the Northwest Oklahoma... Full story


Northwestern sees increases in graduate, concurrent student numbers

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials have announced enrollment numbers for the spring 2022 semester. A total of 1,709 students are enrolled in spring classes, which is less than 1 percent fewer than last year. Northwestern is currently...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 4, 2022


Knives are an important part of history. The first users of sharp-edged instruments were of the stone age when they discovered that some rocks could be used for cutting and scraping. Those which...

 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 4, 2022

Random Thoughts

On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law a bill creating Yellowstone National Park. Obviously, therefore, Yellowstone is now 150 years old; no one knows how old the land is that...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 4, 2022

Brayden Koenig earns GAC Player of the Week

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State completed a three game sweep over Arkansas Monticello over the weekend, all three coming in comeback fashion. Part of those wins were propelled by Ranger sophomore hitting two grand slams in the series in o...


Tuesday night bowling standings, week of March 1

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 69 ½ Wins 38 ½ Losses The Bowl Movements 68 Wins 40 Losses Dilly Dilly 63 Wins 45 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 53 Wins 55 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 51 ½ Wins 56 ½ Losses O'Bar 48 ½ Wins 59 ½ Losses Next Frame 46...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 4, 2022

Lady Rangers have five players earn conference awards

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Lady Rangers' regular season came to a close Saturday afternoon in Durant. Northwestern (15-13 overall and 11-11 GAC) is the sixth seed going into the conference playoffs starting on Thursday, March 3, with Northwestern's...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 4, 2022

Northwestern softball splits doubleheader with Newman

WICHITA, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State softball traveled to Wichita Wednesday to play a mid-week doubleheader against Newman University. The Rangers exploded for four runs in the sixth inning to come back and win game one. Northwestern carried...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 4, 2022

Four Ranger Basketball players earn conference awards

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball team wrapped up their 2021-2022 regular season this past weekend in Durant before traveling to Shawnee getting ready for the Great American Conference playoffs. On Wednesday evening the...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 4, 2022

Northwestern completes series sweep over Arkansas Monticello Sunday

ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers continued their three-game series Sunday afternoon playing a doubleheader to close out the regular season series with the Weevils. The Rangers completed the sweep over...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 4, 2022

Rangers come back to win series opener

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State picked up a conference win over Arkansas Monticello Saturday afternoon with a 6-4 win behind a five run seventh inning where the Rangers batted around sending 10 batters to the plate. Northwestern improves...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 4, 2022

Ladybugs lasso the Longhorns Monday

Coming off a disappointing one-point loss to Lindsay on Saturday, the Alva Ladybugs knew they had to win to keep going in the regional playoffs. Monday night, the Alva girls faced the Chisholm Lady...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 4, 2022

Alva Ladybugs take down the Lady Warriors 45-36

With area playoffs on the line, the Alva Ladybugs traveled to Perry Tuesday afternoon to take on the Washington Lady Warriors. It was a hard-fought, physical game, but the Ladybugs came out on top 45-36. The win sent them to the area tournament at... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 4, 2022

Alva Goldbugs wipe out the Pirates Monday

Following a one-point loss to Hennessey Saturday, the Alva Goldbugs were ready for battle as they took on the Sperry Pirates Monday afternoon in Perry. The Goldbugs jumped to an early lead and... Full story


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