Articles from the April 6, 2018 edition


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  • Area religious services and events

    Apr 6, 2018

    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.; coffee and donut fellowship at 10:10 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Friends Church is on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street. Avard Christian Church Sunday services are from 2-4 p.m. Avard Christian Church is 7 miles west of Alva on Highway 64 and 7 miles south on County Road 370, or 6...

  • What we learn from John 3:16

    Max Ridgway, Grace and Faith Fellowship|Apr 6, 2018

    John 3:16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible. However, because it is so well known, the risk is that it becomes easy to quote without giving much thought to what it is actually saying. It begins with words that overturn a common misconception about God. It says, “for God so loved the world ….” The word “world” is a universal word, implying everyone in the world, both good and bad. Notice that it does not say that God is pleased with those who are holy and angry with those who are not. It says that God loves the world (both the holy a...

  • Spiritually Speaking

    W. Jay Tyree, College Hill Church of Christ|Apr 6, 2018

    I’m sure by now you’ve heard that College Hill will be hosting a special series of discussions next week on the subject of relationships. Our nation is in turmoil, largely owing to poor relationships. From the “me” generations of the late 1900s to the current wave of single parent “families,” we are seeing the sure results of failing to evaluate, calculate and regularly renovate our physical and spiritual relationships. Please understand, I am not an expert on such things – HOWEVER, we have secured the services of a man who is! Dr. Bob Whiddon...

  • Library updating computers, planning kids coding club

    Marione Martin|Apr 6, 2018

    Computers for the public and for office staff are an important part of the services offered at the Alva Public Library. During the March board meeting on Monday, Director Sandra Ott-Hamilton reported the library operates on a rotation to replace computers every five years. The newest computers are operating on Windows 10 while others are using older operating systems. She said they are seeing less use of computers by the public so the library may decide to eliminate one or two of those. More and more people are using their personal devices...

  • Student work featured in tonight's Art Walk

    Marione Martin|Apr 6, 2018

    The First Friday Art Walk will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. on Alva’s downtown square. The Graceful Arts Gallery and Studio on the south side of the square will host the “Tour de Quartz” Traveling Exhibit featuring Oklahoma high school talent from the Quartz Mountain Summer Arts Academies. NWOSU Artist in Residence Marianne Hoffmeister will have an exhibit of her small graphite works. There will be music by Fred Riggins and refreshments will be served. April Ridgway will be setting up on the sidewalk in front of the gallery with her Sunfl...

  • Capron man injured in wreck

    Marione Martin|Apr 6, 2018

    A Capron man was injured in a collision Tuesday in Alfalfa County. Robert Wayne Wright, 72, was admitted for head, arm, trunk external and leg injuries at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was listed in stable condition. Wright was flown to Oklahoma City by Air Evac of Kingfisher. The two-vehicle collision occurred Tuesday, April 3, at 4:02 p.m. on State Highway 11 at County Road 580 approximately four-tenths of a mile east of Burlington. Wright was driving a 2011 GMC pickup south on County Road 580. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol report...

  • Teachers say pay is important, but issues facing the profession go deeper

    Jennifer Palmer, Oklahoma Watch|Apr 6, 2018

    Teachers, students and supporters march around the state Capitol and across the 23rd Street overpass on April 2 during a walkout aimed at increasing education funding. Boosting teacher pay by an average of $6,000 – which the Legislature approved last week – wasn’t enough to put the brakes on a massive shutdown of schools to rally at the state Capitol. An estimated 30,000 people attended Monday’s rally, and many school districts were closed again Tuesday and Wednesday so the walkout can continue. But could the pay package, which passed by a na...

  • Candidate filing to begin April 11

    Apr 6, 2018

    The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, said Sandra Koehn, secretary of the Woods County Election Board. Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The deadline for filing as a candidate is 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, no exceptions. Candidates for state offices file with the secretary of the state election board in Oklahoma City. Candidates for county offices file with the secretary of the county election board. Koehn said that the following county offices will be filled this year:...

  • Northwestern to host guitar festival

    Apr 6, 2018

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the NWOSU Guitar Festival April 7 between 8 and 11 a.m. in the Fine Arts building. The guitar festival is in its second year with a purpose to provide young guitarists an outlet to perform and receive constructive feedback. “The guitar festival is a new idea that started because the guitar is an instrument not allowed to perform at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association band district solo ensemble contest,” Dr. Marc Decker, assistant professor of fine arts, director of ins...

  • Technical Management program provides bachelor's degree option for students at High Plains Technology Center

    Apr 6, 2018

    A program offered by Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides a new avenue for graduates of High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) to earn college credit for their prior technical training and complete a bachelor’s degree. The bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree in technical management allows students from technology centers who have earned an industry recognized certification or an approved applied associate of science degree to transfer into college credit, providing a shorter pathway for students who have vocational training t...

  • BARBARA ANN STULTZ

    Apr 6, 2018

    Memorial services for Barbara Ann Stultz will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Assembly of God Church with Rev. Mark Bagley officiating. Inurnment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Barbara Ann Stultz, daughter of the late Margaret Ruth Beall, was born November 29, 1935, at Washington, D.C., and passed away April 3, 2018, at Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 4 days....

  • LISA KINCADE

    Apr 6, 2018

    Graveside services for Lisa Kincade will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Camargo Cemetery, Camargo, Oklahoma, with Pastor Brian Holland officiating. Interment arrangements are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka. Lisa Dawn (Piechocki) Kincade, daughter of Gerald Piechocki and the late Leah Peard, was born April 15, 1969, in Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the Clinton Sherman Airforce Base Hospital, and passed away April 2, 2018, at her home in Waynoka at the age of 48 years....

  • MARY ELIZABETH SWEENEY

    Apr 6, 2018

    Mary Elizabeth Sweeney, 107, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at Cumbernauld Village. Born May 19, 1910, in Alva, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Charles Orthello "Dick" and Bertha Matilda (Drollinger) Green. She graduated from Alva High School in 1926 and Northwestern State Teachers College of Alva in May of 1930 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and the president of her chapter for two years. In 1930, sh...

  • Qualified technicians

    Arden Chaffee|Apr 6, 2018

    My dad showed me how to prop a stick between the water pump and my ear to listen for a bad bearing. Today, that squeal would show up on the on-board diagnostics computer in the form of a code, accessed by a code reader, available at any auto supply business. They even loan them! As the number and complexity of electronic controls proliferate automobilia, the number of qualified technicians has shrunken to the point that the Labor Department reports the need for an additional 76,000 each year...

  • Medicare can help you find the right health care providers

    Bob Moos, Southwest regional public affairs officer for CMS|Apr 6, 2018

    How many times do we rely on the Internet to answer life’s little questions, such as which movies to see or where to go for dinner? So, why not use it to help settle some of the bigger questions, like which nursing homes, hospitals and doctors to turn to for our care? Four in five Internet users already search the web for information about diseases or medical problems. Taking that one step further and using the Internet to compare health care providers seems perfectly reasonable, as long as you can trust the websites you’re visiting. Med...

  • Random Thoughts

    Roger Hardaway|Apr 6, 2018

    As we noted last week, fictional portrayals of the American West have often presented an unrealistic view of life in that part of the United States. Still, novels and short stories set in the West have become popular staples of entertainment for people who enjoy reading simply for pleasure. Most western fiction is “light” reading; very little of it can be characterized as serious literature that will be studied in academic settings for generations to come. But there is certainly nothing wrong wi...

  • Levi Sanders named Oklahoma's Social Work Student of the Year

    Apr 6, 2018

    Levi Sanders, Goltry senior, has been named the 2018 National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma (NASW-OK) Undergraduate Student of the Year. He will receive this award Friday, April 6, during a noon ceremony held at the NASW-OK Annual State Conference in Tulsa. The Undergraduate Student of the Year Award honors a bachelor's level social work student from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. Sanders' selection was based on the ability to demonstrate leadership quali...

  • NWOSU Scholarship established in memory of Jane Hartwig

    Apr 6, 2018

    The Jane Hartwig Early Childhood Education Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an early childhood education degree at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Hartwig attended Northwestern and received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1958. She returned to Northwestern to pursue a master's in early childhood education and accomplished this in 1971. Hartwig was an educator for many years, teaching fourth grade in Kiowa,...

  • Future Girl Scout's mom get baby shower

    Apr 6, 2018

  • Palmer represents NWOSU at Research Day in OKC

    Apr 6, 2018

  • Northwestern art show winners announced, winning pieces on display April 6 at Runnymede

    Apr 6, 2018

    More than 120 art pieces that won prizes during the 15th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show will be on display for a Winners Only Show in the Runnymede Hotel Friday, April 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On display will be 76 pieces created by 34 different Northwestern students and 48 pieces by 12 current and retired Northwestern employees and alumni. The Best of Show Award is the top prize for the student and non-student entries. This year, a pencil drawing and a...

  • Alva exhibit calls attention to child abuse

    Marione Martin|Apr 6, 2018

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Last year the state of Oklahoma saw nearly 10,000 children in foster care. Today, April 6, is Wear Blue Selfie Day to help promote and strengthen child abuse prevention efforts in communities. Share your best selfie with others and ask co-workers to join. You are encouraged to post the picture on social media using #PictureaBrighterFuture or #OKdo1thing. In Alva, a display on the north side of the courthouse lawn (featured on the front cover)...

  • Baseball series with Southern Nazarene pushed back

    NWOSU Sports|Apr 6, 2018

    ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball has announced a schedule change due to inclement weather in the Alva area this weekend. Originally scheduled for Friday–Saturday, the Rangers will now host Southern Nazarene University on Sunday, April 8, in a single nine-inning game at 7 p.m. before concluding the three-game series with 1 p.m. doubleheader on Monday, April 9, at Glass Family Field at Myers Stadium. The Rangers (14-20, 7-14 GAC) will square off against a Crimson Storm team (9-20, 5-16 GAC) that has lost eight str...

  • Ranger men stay consistent to finish HSU Invite in third

    NWOSU Sports|Apr 6, 2018

    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – It was a tough second day at Big Creek Country Club, but Northwestern Oklahoma State held strong, finishing in third overall in the seven-team field. The Rangers finished the final round shooting a 312, putting them at 915 overall, keeping them ahead of Missouri S&T by three strokes. Once again coming through for the Rangers, Ben Snelgrove had another quality outing, finishing in a tie for eighth and leading the men after a solid round of 74. The Ranger freshman finished one stroke ahead of fellow freshman Tyler B...

  • Offensive explosion leads to sweep of rival Bulldogs

    NWOSU Sports|Apr 6, 2018

    WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Following a schedule change from Tuesday to Wednesday, Northwestern Oklahoma State traveled to Weatherford to play arch rival Southwestern Oklahoma State in a midweek doubleheader. Game 1 The Northwestern bats showed up in the first outing of the afternoon as a hit parade was in effect, especially late in the game. The Rangers combined for 11 hits, three of which were two-run homers. Three different Red and Black players had two-hit games, in Madi Parrott (2-for-3, HR), Madison McGraw (2-for-4) and Peyton Garrett (...

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