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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 W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 22, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Since the schools are out for spring break this week, I’ve been thinking about all the places our friends, family and students might be. The Northwestern News included a few candid shots of students along with their travel plans for the week. Of...

 

EARL EDWARD BARTON

Funeral services for Earl Edward Barton will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Driftwood Christian Church with Pastor Rod Rieger officiating. Interment will be in the Byron-Amorita...

 

NAOMI WELTY

Naomi Welty, 83-year-old Shattuck resident, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at her home south of Shattuck. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at the First United...

 

RUTH R. McCRACKEN

Ruth R. McCracken was born April 25, 1921, to David and Mable (Miller) Clark in Illinois and passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She married Elmer McCracken, and they raised five children. She was a good farm wife and mother. She...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 22, 2019

The universe

"I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space." – Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 This quote gave Stephen Hawking the title for his 2001 book "The Universe in a...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 22, 2019

Random Thoughts

The three men who won presidential elections in the 1920s – Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover – were political conservatives. Coolidge and Hoover were also conservative in...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 22, 2019

Ewing fires 69; Rangers finish in Top 5 at Washburn Invitational

TOPEKA, Kan. – Preston Ewing led the Northwestern Oklahoma State University to a Top 5 finish Tuesday at the Washburn Invitational at the Topeka Country Club in Topeka, Kansas. Entering Tuesday’s final round in seventh after posting scores of 75...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 22, 2019

Ranger softball start times altered against Ouachita Baptist

ALVA, Okla. – With rain in the forecast for the weekend in Northwest Oklahoma, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball series against visiting Ouachita Baptist has been altered, program officials announced Thursday morning. Today’s...

 

Rangers softball drops doubleheader to Cameron in midweek contest

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers softball team took two tough losses to Cameron University late Monday afternoon. Only four Rangers totaled two or more hits on the day. Freshman Kalie Johnson had a day at the plate...

 

NWOSU softball downed twice against Midwestern State

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers softball team had a tough day in Wichita Falls, Texas, against Midwestern State University Tuesday afternoon. The Rangers were only able to tally a total of four hits on the day,...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of March 19

Marshall's Old Timers: 66 ½ wins, 37 ½ losses Rollin Good Time: 62 ½ wins, 41 ½ losses Schuesslers: 62 wins, 42 losses Pony Boys: 61 wins, 43 losses Ten Pin Oil Men: 52 ½ wins, 51 ½ losses O-Bar: 51 wins, 53 losses Knights of Columbus: 50 ...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 22, 2019

Rangers blast Jets in midweek baseball action

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University offense exploded for nine runs in the first three innings Tuesday afternoon as the Rangers sent away Newman (Kansas) with a 11-5 loss at Glas...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 22, 2019

Aggies weathered by Rangers in seven innings, 14-4

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball unloaded for 11 runs in the first two innings Wednesday afternoon as the Rangers had no problem wrangling the Aggies of Oklahoma Panhand... Full story

 

Frontline music and worship group to be at Town & Country Christian Church April 5–7

Frontline – a music group and worship team from Ozark Christian College (OCC) – will be at Town and Country Christian Church April 5–7. Frontline is an auditioned team of OCC students who lead...

 

Northwestern student honored as 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

Jacqueline Ruhl, senior political science major at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been named a 2019 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. Campus Compact is a Boston-based non-profit organiz...

 

Alva native performs original song on 'American Idol'

Auditioning on ABC's American Idol Monday night, Jakob O'Brien from Alva performed an original song he wrote about America. "I wrote it because I love my country," O'Brien said before his...

 

Lawsuit alleges county in Oklahoma running debtor's prison

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Three indigent criminal defendants in a northeast Oklahoma county are suing three judges there alleging poor people are being unconstitutionally imprisoned because they can't afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines....

 

Langston University receives $1.8 million research grant

LANGSTSON, Okla. (AP) — Langston University is to receive six grants totaling $1.8 million for agriculture-related research projects. Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas on Wednesday announced the grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The...

 

EPA: Mushroom compost removes pollutants from Tar Creek site

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency report shows mushroom compost has been extracting contaminants from the heavily polluted Tar Creek Superfund Site in northeastern Oklahoma for a decade. Tar Creek is a 40-square-mile...

 

Oklahoma appeals court upholds murder conviction of rancher

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a Chandler man in the death of his estranged wife. The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 61-year-old Kurt Meyer...

 

Kansas commerce chief under fire from Republican lawmakers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's top economic development official might have trouble keeping his job after a committee recommended Thursday that the Kansas Senate reject his appointment. A two-day Senate Commerce Committee...

 

Kansas House gives final approval to Medicaid expansion plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A modified version of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has cleared the House with bipartisan support. The House's 69-54 vote Thursday sends an expansion bill to the Senate. Its future there is...

 

Family of slain Kansas deputy to receive $300K in settlement

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county commission honored a sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last year as a hero and announced his family will receive $300,000 in a worker's compensation settlement. The Sedgwick County Commission...

 

Kansas businesses want more money for higher education

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas businesses are asking state lawmakers for big increases in higher education funding. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that a group of more than 30 business representatives and advocates asked lawmakers to provide the...

 

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