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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. 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...


Tuesday night bowling standings for March 10

Dilly Dilly 67 ½ wins 44 ½ losses Ms Deb's Hairstyling 58 ½ wins 53 ½ losses Next Frame 55 wins 57 losses Marshall's Oldtimers 55 wins 57 losses O'Bar 53 wins 59 losses Rollin Good Times 53 wins 59 losses The Bowl Movements 53 wins 59 losses...


Northwestern announces annual BBQ

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University football has announced its 2020 schedule, as well the date for its annual spring game and BBQ. The Spring practice schedule will conclude April 18 when the Rangers will take part in the Spring...

 By Max Ridgway    Local    March 13, 2020

God is not the problem

The title of a popular book once asked the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" The short answer is merely an observation: there are no good people. The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 3 that "there is none righteous, no not one." He...


How did you spend your day off?

Saturday and young people hanging out with their friends seem to go hand in hand. For a change of pace, four of the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group members did just that; however, their spin on... Full story


Northwestern announces annual BBQ

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University football has announced its 2020 schedule, as well the date for its annual spring game and BBQ. The Spring practice schedule will conclude April 18 when the Rangers will take part in the Spring...


Lady Rangers finishes the Diffee Ford Lincoln Invite in 16th place

EDMOND, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's golf team wrapped up the Diffee Ford Lincoln Invite on Tuesday as they took 16th after shooting a 346-336—682 at the par-70, 5,821-yard Kickingbird Golf Course. Mackena Tennyson was the Lady...

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 13, 2020

Spiritually Speaking

A few passages of Scripture come immediately to mind: Throw yourself down, for God will give His angels charge over you and you will not dash your foot against a stone (or perhaps) let anyone among you who thinks that he stands, take heed lest ye...


Lady Rangers track picked fifth in preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University track and field team was picked fifth in the Great American Conference, the league office announced on Thursday. The Rangers received 21 votes holding off Southern Nazarene for the fifth...


Northwestern to move weekend softball series

ALVA, Okla.– Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers will continue to host their four-game series against Great American Conference Henderson State. However, the games have been pushed back to Sunday, March 15, at 1 and 3 p.m. and Monday, March 16, at...


Rangers claim seventh at Arkansas Collegiate

EL DORADO, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State's men's golf team placed seventh in the Arkansas Collegiate that concluded on Tuesday at the Mystic Creek Golf Course. The Rangers turned in a team score of 326-330—656 on the par-72, 7,039 yards...


Ladybug basketball state playoff postponed

Although the Alva Ladybugs headed out for Oklahoma City Thursday morning, it was learned in the afternoon that the state basketball playoffs have been postponed. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) posted this notice... Full story


Random Thoughts

Elijah McCoy was born in the Canadian province of Ontario in 1844. His parents were former slaves who had run away from their Kentucky master in 1837. Utilizing the series of safe houses known as the...

 By Arden Chaffee    Sports    March 13, 2020


"The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them" (Genesis 3:21 NIV). With that move, clothes became more than a covering; they became a fashion statement. Mark Twain said,...



Fred George Spellman, 88, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away on March 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Chris...



Austin Gray, 25-year-old Woodward resident, died Monday, March 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church,...


Northwestern hosts Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair Feb. 28

Students from six different schools earned top awards during the Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair held at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently. Since 1957, Northwestern has played... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 13, 2020

Woods County Industrial Development Committee approves audit

Rick Cunningham, Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, and later, Richard Ryerson, met bright and early this past Tuesday morning for their monthly Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting. (Connor Martin was absent due to illness.) Also... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 13, 2020

Exploring future careers

Children are frequently asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Fourth and fifth grade students at Lincoln Elementary in Alva probably have some new answers. Wednesday morning, March 11,... Full story


22 AHS students inducted into National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) at Alva High School inducted 22 new members on March 9. NHS President Delaney Lambert (along with other officers Katherine Ryerson, vice president; Zachary Wallis,... Full story


17th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show open until March 27 in Alva campus library

More than 360 pieces of art are now on display in the J.W. Martin Library at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva for the 17th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show that will remain open to the... Full story


Alva nursing homes, schools, churches prepare for the virus

Nursing Homes Share Convalescent Home announced on Facebook that the facility is on lockdown. “We apologize for the inconvenience but in the interest of protecting our residents Share Convalescent Home will be locking all entrances,” the...


Woods County prepares for COVID-19

All around Woods County, organizations and individuals are turning their minds to preparing for the arrival of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The Woods County Health Department is working under the... Full story


Oklahoma Senate votes to ban abortions after 6 weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate approved legislation Thursday to essentially prohibit abortions in Oklahoma after six weeks of pregnancy. The Senate voted 36-8 for the bill, which now heads to the House for consideration. The bill by...


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