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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 Paul Cole    Local    March 9, 2018

The greatest victory

Basketball season is going on and now March Madness (heavy on the madness part) starts. Alva basketball teams completed gallantly in the play offs but did not quite make it. They wanted the ultimate...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 9, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Late in His ministry, within days of traveling to Jerusalem for the last time, Jesus took a turn through Jericho. Mind you, the city of Jericho should not have been there in the first place. The Lord put a curse on anyone who would rebuild the...

 

Deadline to change party affiliation is March 31

Oklahomans who want to change their party affiliation before the primary or runoff primary elections later this year must do so no later than Friday, March 31, according to Sandra Koehn, secretary of the Woods County Election Board. Changes of...

 

National Alliance of Rural Hospitals members testify for Oklahoma's 'Any Willing Provider' bill

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Newswire.com) – Members of the National Alliance of Rural Hospitals (NARH) were out in force March 6, providing their powerful input at the Oklahoma House Insurance Committee last Tuesday, in favor of HB3228. The bill...

 

BancCentral introduces CardValet® just in time to stop fraud in its tracks

BancCentral is pleased to introduce CardValet®, a mobile card management application that helps reduce fraud by allowing BancCentral cardholders to monitor accounts with their smartphone. It also allows control of how, when and where their card is...

 

1889 Institute releases 50-state tax and spending comparison

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The 1889 Institute has published a short Fact Sheet, “Comparing Oklahoma Government Revenues and Spending.” Using federal data, the Institute compares states by looking at the percentage of personal income that is...

 

Spring music program

The fourth-grade classes at Lincoln Elementary School will present a spring music program, “Get Along America Singing,” on March 14 at the Alva High School Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Audience members will enjoy well-known American songs like...

 

Workshops at Graceful Arts Center

March 9 – “Night Out” Sip & Paint, 7–9 p.m. March 10 – Children's Easter Egg Craft with Suz Walters, for ages K–12 years, 1–3 p.m., March 24 – “Mix Media: A New Crop” with Margaret Moss, 10–3 p.m. March 31 – “Painting with...

 
 By Seema Verma    Local    March 9, 2018

Proposed rule would open a new, more affordable health coverage option for Oklahomans

For too many Oklahomans, access to affordable health coverage has disappeared in the four years since the Affordable Care Act took full effect. That is especially true for working people in Oklahoma who earn too much to qualify for tax credits and...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 9, 2018

Future shock

Each morning as I trudge outside to pick up the paper or papers if it’s a Courier Day, I reflect on the miracle that I am living and thank the creator for another day of life. I look to the sky,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

This last week was the final week for bills to be heard in committee. Any bill not passed out of committee by that point is dead for this legislative session. State representatives have considered more than 300 bills in committee meetings during...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 9, 2018

Random Thoughts

In a previous article, we looked at the few men who served in the United States Senate prior to reaching their constitutionally required thirtieth birthdays. One of these young senators was Armistead...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 9, 2018

Rangers snap seven-game skid against Aggies

ALVA, Okla. – Entering Tuesday’s midweek doubleheader against Panhandle State, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team had lost six straight ball games. The streak was extended to seven following a 4-2 loss in the opener against...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 9, 2018

Cross country teams earn all-academic honors

ALVA, Okla. - After a quality season on the course for both Northwestern Oklahoma State cross country teams, they also did very well in the classroom as they made it on the list for NCAA DII All-Academic honors. Overall there were 276 teams – 157...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 9, 2018

Coaches wrap up seasons at Quarterback Club

ALVA, Okla. – Tuesday marked the final basketball season Quarterback Club meeting as the area teams wrapped up their seasons over the previous week. In attendance for the final meeting was Alva Ladybug coach Dusty Horn and Northwestern men’s coac...

 
 By Jacob Unruh    Sports    March 9, 2018

Purcell again looking for new football coach

PURCELL, Okla. – Purcell is back at square one. A little more than a month after naming Alva athletic director Steve Gale its new football coach, Purcell is searching for his replacement. Gale was forced to remain in Alva due to unforeseen...

 

Latest Russell book finalist for state award

Dr. Sheldon Russell's latest book, "The Bridge Troll Murders," published by The RoadRunner Press, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award competition, fiction category. Out of...

 

February Rotary Students of the Month honored

Cade Madsen Cade is the son of Craig and Sharee Madsen. High school activities include varsity basketball and baseball, Key Club, FFA, FCA, speech and debate. Activities outside of school include...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 9, 2018

Construction manager hired for arena

At a recent meeting, the Alva Arena Authority set June as the target date for starting arena construction. That date is looking more and more realistic as the trustees mark off items on their checklist. On Dec. 21, 2017, the authority took...

 

Daylight saving time starts Sunday

It survived the Great Depression, World War II, and endless gnashing of teeth about its good and bad points, and this month celebrates its 100th birthday here in the U.S. Daylight saving time, which starts its annual eight-month run at 2 a.m....

 

MARTHA LYNN WARE HEARD

Graveside services for Martha Lynn Ware Heard will be 10 am Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. Interment is under the direction of...

 

Run-rule win gives Lady Eagles split at Texas Woman's

DENTON, Texas (March 7, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian's bats were rolling on Wednesday at Texas Woman's, piling up 20 runs and 28 hits in 12 innings. But that proved enough for only a doubleheader split at Pioneer Field. OC routed Texas Woman's 15-4...

 

Int'l Women's Day: Protests, a strike, a Russian's apology

A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he sexually harassed. Many of the International Women's Day events...

 

UK police: 21 people sought treatment after ex-spy poisoning

LONDON (AP) — A British police official on Thursday updated the number of people who sought treatment after a nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy, saying "around 21" had been given medical help and support. Only three people remain...

 

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