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Manning's anatomy class dissects cow heart

Dana Manning's anatomy class is currently learning about the cardiovascular system and recently had the opportunity to dissect a cow heart. While dissecting, students were required to identify and...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    March 31, 2017

Elementary tours

On March 8, Alva High School’s Band of Gold and Electric Gold (EG) visited the elementary schools for Music In Our Schools Month. The students went to explain how incredible the music program is and how enjoyable it is if you love music. EG sang a...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 31, 2017

Three AHS students win essay contest

The AEC Essay Contest is a scholarship and trip opportunity for high school juniors. In this contest the student can win a trip to Washington, D.C., a trip to Colorado, or scholarships. Each year this is available through local Rural Electric...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 31, 2017

AHS: full of spirit

Each year around springtime the nervousness of cheer tryouts hovers. Although many people think that all you have to do is walk in and shake your pom poms, it is not. Cheer tryouts are very nerve wracking and stressful, mostly because you never have...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 31, 2017

Giving of the Green 2017

On Sunday, March 5, the annual Giving of the Green concert was held in the Alva High School auditorium. Giving of the Green is a concert that is held every year, where local businesses from all over...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 31, 2017

National Honor Society induction

On Monday, March 6, Alva High School held the annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction of new members. This event was held in at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tammy Duncan, the Alva High...

 

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.;...

 

The day that forever transformed the world

John Milton wrote “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Regained.” He wrote about two of the most important days in the history of the world. We played a part in both. We know that we have lost...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    March 31, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

I did so well in my study of the Greek language in college that they invited me to take it again. There are a few words that have remained in my memory, though. My favorite is the word “euongelizomai” (u-on-gay-leetz-oh-my). It means something...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 31, 2017

Regional champs again

Alva High School speech and debate students won their 13th straight regional championship last week. They competed in the Class 4A regional contest at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Fifteen students placed in 21 events to win the...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 31, 2017

Chaffin new owner/manager of Brown's Shoe Fit

Last week, Kasey Chaffin of Woodward was brought into the Alva Brown's Shoe Fit Store to serve as part-owner and manager. A Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduate, she has spent the last...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 31, 2017

Expenditures down between January and December at DOC

With the Oklahoma governor ordering mid-year spending cuts for all state agencies, documents presented at the March 28 monthly Department of Corrections meeting held at Bill Johnson Corrections Center in Alva, revealed that total December...

 

Todd Holder: 'What I've learned from DOC'

A few years ago, I was asked by whom I thought was a good friend of mine (Rep. Jeff Hickman) about serving on this board, knowing nothing about corrections, except being in Alva. I knew we had a facility of which I was extremely proud, because we...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 31, 2017

Janice Melton steps down as warden at BJCC

The only warden BJCC has ever had, Janice Melton retires as of March 31. Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Joe Allbaugh read a resolution highlighting Melton's career, which was then approved...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 31, 2017

Oklahoma prison population report

Statistics distributed at the Department of Corrections meeting in Alva earlier this week showed that the prison population is down by about 5 percent. The population last year at this time was 28,093, with 2,976 females and 25,117 males. At the end...

 

February Rotary Students of the Month honored

Ethan Swanson Swanson is the son of Greg and Leeta Grimsley. High school activities include Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Oklahoma Honor Society, National...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 31, 2017

Warden Becky Guffy welcomes DOC board to Alva

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections Board was officially welcomed to Alva Wednesday by (Acting) Warden Becky Guffy. Later in the meeting she was named the full warden at Bill Johnson Correctional C...

 

Northwestern's March Artist-In-Residence comes from California

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's visual arts program welcomed California artist Joe Gegan on March 1 as its March artist-in-residence. Gegan will develop a body of work in the Jesse Dunn Art...

 

Four events left for Northwestern Community Read series for April; open to public

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of English, Foreign Language and Humanities will host four remaining events in April for the Community Reads series to celebrate the visit of spring 2017 Visiting Writer Mary Anna Evans on April...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 31, 2017

Insurance costs

Warren Buffett, the “Sage of Omaha,” loves the insurance business, so much so he bought Geico. The appeal: what we call “the float.” That means that the money held to pay claims is free to be...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 31, 2017

Random Thoughts

As we saw previously, the Civil War had a devastating effect upon many people in the United States including one particular Tennessee family. At the beginning of the war the family was intact and in...

 

Restoring the EPA's credibility

With the confirmation of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Trump administration has demonstrated a bold commitment to unwinding the regulatory regime of the past...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    March 31, 2017

Goldbugs close out a win against Chisholm

The Alva High School Goldbugs baseball team hosted the Chisholm Longhorns Monday evening, getting an early lead that was enough for the win. Thanks to a strong start from the Goldbugs, Alva’s defense went three-up and three-down to cut...

 

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