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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.;...

 

Justice, kindness, humility

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8b) It seems so simple to follow God. All we should do is believe and we’re saved. And it is that easy for salvation, but...

 

Frontline to sing, testify at Town & Country Christian Church March 31 – April 2

Frontline, a worship, music and praise group will be at Town and Country Christian Church from March 31 to April 2. Frontline is a ministry of from Ozark Christian College, based in Joplin, Missouri....

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 17, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

“Here Lies Abel: Son, Brother, Rancher.” I wonder if somewhere, lost in the archives of time, is a memorial stone set to honor Abel – murdered son of Adam and Eve – a single granite marker placed carefully on a hill, overlooking the forbidden...

 

Alva Middle School student places first in 2017 Duke TIP National Writing Contest

Jocie Shelton, a sixth-grade student at Alva Middle School, was among the winners of the 2017 Duke TIP Writing Contest. The contest is held annually for participants in the TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 17, 2017

Northwest Complex fires 83 percent contained

The containment borders for the Northwest Oklahoma Complex fires continues to enlarge. According to the Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) Thursday morning, the fires were 83 percent contained. On the...

 

Foster care informative night

Northwest Family Services will hold a foster care informative night on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at 620 Flynn St., Alva. If you have ever considered becoming a foster family or would like to learn more about the process, please attend this...

 

Should state allow tax-credit donations to public schools?

Since 2013, Oklahoma taxpayers have been allowed to take a state income-tax credit in exchange for donations made to private schools. Now, a state lawmaker and others are wondering: Why not offer tax credits for donations to public schools? That, in...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 17, 2017

County commissioners upgrade 911 controls

The Woods County commissioners Monday morning agreed to spend $92,894.58 to replace the ten-year-old radio console that is the heart of the E-911 operations center. E-911 Director Ashley Woodall said...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 17, 2017

Predicting illness

All the smoke in the air last week: it’s no wonder allergies flair, eyes are itchy, and upper respiratory infections swell. Smoke inhalation is a very dangerous condition in concentration, and...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Local    March 17, 2017

It's your right, it's your business

Every action of government is your business. Every document held in government halls is your piece of paper. Every penny spent by government is your money. From the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House, government belongs to the governed...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 17, 2017

Random Thoughts

Sarah Bishop’s life was totally disrupted during the American Revolutionary War. Kidnapped by British soldiers, she endured sexual abuse until escaping several years later. Eventually, she made her...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    March 17, 2017

Goldbugs split the day during the Alva Festival

The Alva High School baseball team hosted Perry and Pioneer on Monday afternoon for their annual Alva Festival as the Goldbugs suited up against the Perry Maroons in their first game of the day. Game...

 

Ward leads Rangers in opening round of Dave Falconer Classic

Danville, Ark. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men's golf team opened up the 2017 Dave Falconer Classic with a team total of 314. The 314 puts the Rangers in 15th place in a field that featured all but one Great American Conference foe as well...

 

Ranger linksters fall back a position in final round

Danville, Ark. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men's golf team concluded the 2017 Dan Falconer Classic with a team score of 328, dropping them to a 16th place finish in the event. The Rangers were unable to take advantage as most of the field...

 

Golden Suns rebound with win over Reddies

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark – After dropping two weekend road matches, the Arkansas Tech women's tennis team (8-3) rebounded with a 7-2 win over the Henderson State Reddies in a mid-week, non-conference match on Thursday afternoon at the Chartwells Women's...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    March 17, 2017

Reddies Tennis falls 7-2 to Arkansas Tech on the road

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Annie Shannon and Lorraine Banimataku won in straight sets in No.1 and No. 4 singles, but Arkansas Tech took the other four, as well as all three doubles matches, to defeat Henderson State 7-2 on Thursday afternoon. The Golden...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    March 17, 2017

March Madness sprinkled with international flavor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — New Mexico State and Baylor will take March Madness all over the world. Their NCAA Tournament game on Friday will feature 10 players who were born outside of the United States. New Mexico State has seven of them, and its coach,...

 

A quick look at Michigan-Oklahoma St. in the NCAA Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 7 seed Michigan (24-11) vs. No. 10 seed Oklahoma State (20-12) First round, Midwest region; Indianapolis, 12:15 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Michigan will use the momentum from its five-game winning streak to advance. Oklahoma...

 

A quick look at UC Davis-Kansas in the NCAA Tournament

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — No. 1 seed Kansas (28-4) vs. No. 16 seed UC Davis (23-12) First Round, Midwest Region, Tulsa, Okla.; 6:50 p.m. ET. BOTTOM LINE: Anything less than a comfortable two games this weekend and advancing to the Sweet 16 would be a...

 
 By Doug Feinberg    Sports    March 17, 2017

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been pretty easy to pick UConn to win the title the last few years. While the path may be more difficult this season, the result will be the same. The question is what will happen in the other 57 games in the women's bracket...

 
 By Kurt Voigt    Sports    March 17, 2017

Affidavit: Josh Jackson threatened to 'beat' women's player

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One day before top-seeded Kansas opens NCAA Tournament play, court officials released an affidavit that said freshman star Josh Jackson threatened to "beat" a women's basketball player during a confrontation in December....

 

A look at Kansas State-Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — No. 11 seed Kansas State (21-13) vs. No. 6 seed Cincinnati (29-5) First round, South region; Sacramento, California, 7:27 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Kansas State got its first trip in five years to the NCAA Tournament off to a...

 

Oklahoma governor names ex-state senator as general counsel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has named a former state senator from Tulsa as her new general counsel. Fallin said Thursday that former Sen. James Williamson will start his new duties on Tuesday. He replaces Jennifer Chance, who announced...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    March 17, 2017

Oklahoma lawmaker arrested on child prostitution charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state senator was booked Thursday on child prostitution charges for allegedly hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex, leading to calls for his resignation and a separate internal investigation into his years of work with...

 

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