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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 Rev. John Clapp    Local    April 7, 2017

Moving out of a comfort zone

In many of our churches throughout our community, this Sunday we will be turning our attention back to the Passion Week and the Resurrection of our Lord. I really enjoy this week. I need to be drawn back into the source of my salvation and eternal ho...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 7, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Sometimes, when a church brings in a specialty speaker, we learn a great deal of new things. Sometimes we are simply reminded of important things we’ve allowed to take a back seat in our lives. Dean Kilmer blessed us with a good hard look at the...

 
 By Lynn L Martin    Local    April 7, 2017

Woods County 4H promotes Arbor Day

A group of 4-H members and their parents gathered on the west side of the Woods County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon after school to plan a tree in recognition of Arbor Day. Alva Mayor Kelly Parker...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 7, 2017

Cancun Mexican restaurant to reopen Sunday

A young couple from Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Dario and Denisse Bravo, will be moving to Alva to reopen the closed Mexican restaurant known as Cancun. Their reopening will be Sunday, April 9. The restau...

 

Leadership Oklahoma honors McDaniel, three other state leaders

OKLAHOMA CITY – Leadership Oklahoma honored two individuals, a leading state business and a statewide energy organization at its annual Excellence in Leadership Gala at Southern Hills Country Club...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 7, 2017

Alva City Council will have one new member

Daniel Winters, Bo Hannaford and Mary Hamilton won seats on the Alva City Council in Tuesday’s election. All were already serving on the council. Hannaford’s seat is for a full four-year term. Winters and Hamilton were appointed to the council fo...

 

Woods County Courthouse lawn approved for egg hunt

The Woods County commissioners, during their Monday, April 3 regular meeting, approved the use of the courthouse lawn for the annual Alva Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be on April 15. A full quorum was met for the meeting. Present...

 

International students offering annual 'Festival of Cultures' April 14; open to public

International food, culture, displays and performances will be available for enjoyment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom during the annual “Festival of Cultures.” This event...

 

Northwestern to host Freshman Connection on April 12

One day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is designated each year as an early enrollment opportunity for high school seniors called Freshman Connection. This event is set for Wednesday, April...

 

Hardaway cited as expert for African-American cowboys for publications in 'Smithsonian,' 'Pacific Standard'

Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is featured in two new online articles about African American cowboys. Hardaway, a historian with an emphasis on...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 7, 2017

Taxes

With the second half of property tax paid last Friday, it is time to take a close look at income tax. Less than a month away, income tax preparation takes an average of 15 hours if you don’t use...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 7, 2017

Random Thoughts

As I noted in a previous article, in April the minds of many U.S. historians are drawn to thoughts of the American Civil War. One of the many sadly unique circumstances having to do with that...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    April 7, 2017

Alva takes down Hennessey on Monday

The Alva High School Goldbugs baseball team jumped to an early lead over the Hennessey Eagles and took home a 5-3 victory on Monday. With Hennessey the first to bat, Ethan Swanson struckout two batters, while Stanton Earnest turned a quick groundout...

 

Bowen and Garza named Blue Sky Media Ranger Athletes of the Month for March

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics has announced Madison Garza (softball) and Mason Bowen (men's rodeo) as the Blue Sky Media Athletes of the Month for March. Mason Bowen, a senior from Bullard, Texas, has had an...

 

Rangers late surge halted in non-conference battle with Newman

The Rangers hosted non-conference opponent Newman University in a match-up that was pushed back a day due to adverse weather and dropped the contest 5-3. The Rangers hit the ball well but could not find many gaps in the defense. Senior Cooper...

 

Bats break out in Game 1 win over SWOSU; defense scuffles in Game 2 loss

Northwestern Softball played host to Great American Conference rivals Southwestern Oklahoma State on Wednesday, splitting a doubleheader with the Bulldogs at the Alva Recreation Complex. The Rangers f...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    April 7, 2017

Bison Smoke Bacone

SHAWNEE –Brett BerghammerandHunter Heathcombined for eight hits and six RBI as Oklahoma Baptist routed Bacone 9-3 Wednesday in non-conference baseball action. Both Berghammer and Heath were 4-of-5 with Berghammer driving in four runs and Heath...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    April 7, 2017

Lady Bison Split at SNU

BETHANY –Oklahoma Baptist split a pair of games at Southern Nazarene Wednesday, taking the opener 4-2 before losing the nightcap in extra innings, 5-4. The Lady Bison took the opener despite not scoring in the first four innings.Cheyenne...

 
 By Hank Griggs    Sports    April 7, 2017

Storm Split With Bison

BETHANY, Okla. —Kristin Shumaker drove in the game-winning run in extra innings to help Southern Nazarene get a 5-4 win the second game of a Great American Conference doubleheader with Oklahoma Baptist. The Bison took the first game with a 4-2...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    April 7, 2017

Rivals Trade Run-Rule Victories in Midweek Doubleheader

ALVA, Okla. –SWOSU Softball and Northwestern Oklahoma State each got the better of their rival on Wednesday evening in Alva, with both teams on the winning side of a run-rule victory as the teams split a doubleheader at the Alva Recreation...

 

Golden Suns sweep Tigers

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. –After defeating Southern Nazarene Tuesday afternoon to earn its first Great American Conference win of the spring season, the Arkansas Tech women's tennis team (14-5, 2-1 GAC) captured its second conference win of the week...

 
 By Troy Mitchell    Sports    April 7, 2017

Reddies Tennis Come up Short Against Harding

The Henderson State tennis team lost a Great American Conference match to Harding 7-2, Thursday at the Bettye Wallace Tennis Center in Arkadelphia. Harding, ranked No. 6 in the Central Region, took a 3-0 lead winning all three doubles matches. The Re...

 

No. 6 Muleriders fall to Mississippi College in extra innings, 4-3

CLINTON, Miss. –The No. 6-ranked Southern Arkansas baseball team dropped a mid-week game on the road at Mississippi College as the Choctaws were able to edge the Muleriders, 4-3 in 12 innings. TEAM RECORDS #6 Southern Arkansas Muleriders (26-7)...

 

Oklahoma man in beheading case competent to plead guilty

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man charged with beheading a co-worker and trying to kill another co-worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant was found competent Thursday to plead guilty to murder. The ruling means that Alton Alexander Nolen, 32, could...

 

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