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 By Eric Scott    Sports    April 8, 2018

Weather forces baseball cancellation; busy week ahead for Bugs

ALVA, Okla. – For the second time in eight days, weather forced the cancellation of a game for the Alva High School baseball team. The Goldbugs were scheduled to host Pioneer-Pleasant Vale on Friday before, but the game was canceled due to falling t...

 

It's time to treat gun violence like the public-health crisis it is

(Editor’s Note: Ganga Moorthy is an Alva High School graduate) The March for Our Lives campaign and its youth leaders have invigorated millions of people to push back against gun violence. That the youth of our country are advocating so tirelessly f...

 

Woods County Mineral Owners to host Corporation Commission chairman

The Woods County Mineral Owners Association will meet at the Alva campus of Northwest Technology Center on Friday, April 20. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the cent...

 

Mantz presents program at Wheatland Republican Women's meeting

Alexandra Mantz, executive director, community and economic development for City of Alva/Alva Chamber of Commerce, presented the program at the April 4 meeting of the Wheatland Republican Women at...

 

March Rotary Students of the Month honored

Jakob O'Brien Jakob O'Brien is the son or Kevin and Suzan O'Brien. His high school activities include FFA, FFA reporter and show choir, and his after-school activities includes being a church youth...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 8, 2018

Marianne Hoffmeister, Artist in Residence

Marianne Hoffmeister was in her home country of Chile when she learned of the Molten Capital Artist in Residence work program with Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). She applied and was...

 

121 women pilots set to compete in 42nd Annual Air Race Classic

The field is set for the 42nd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. Fifty-six teams, consisting of 121 women pilots from across the country and around the world, will take off at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, from...

 

Act I Theatre production of "Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens"

Thirteen local theatre veterans serve up their own version of Southern-fried high school reunion humor as ACT I Theatre presents "Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens" at 7:30 p.m., April 12 and 13,...

 

Annual Bahama Breakaway set for April 19

Northwestern Oklahoma State University students will be enjoying Bahama Breakaway on Alva's downtown square Thursday, April 19, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each year Northwestern's Student Government...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 8, 2018

Chocolate Fantasy at the Alva Public Library

Karen Koehn helped chair the 20th Chocolate Fantasy fundraising event for the Alva Public Library. Koehn said, "Every year I am wowed – first, by the number of people who volunteer to make things; s...

 
 By Jon Chidester    Sports    April 8, 2018

SWOSU Blanks Bison in Friday Opener

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – In not so ideal conditions for baseball, the Bulldogs managed nine hits and tallied five runs in a 5-0 shutout over Oklahoma Baptist in game one of the conference series. Starting pitcher Cooper Cantwell threw his second c...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    April 8, 2018

SWOSU Softball Battles Conditions, Lady Bison for Series-Opening Victory

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – SWOSU Softball endured low temperatures and high wind gusts to start their Great American Conference series with a victory over Oklahoma Baptist on Friday afternoon at the Athletic Complex. During the nightcap of the d...

 

Rodery, Suhr pitch Eagles to sweep at TAMIU, series win

LAREDO, Texas (April 7, 2018) – Gabe Rodery and Robbie Suhr turned in a pair of outstanding pitching performances Saturday afternoon, lifting Oklahoma Christian to a doubleheader sweep at Texas A&M International. Rodery tossed a four-hit shutout a...

 

Homers by Bottger, Collins, Smith lift Eagles to split at TAMIU

LAREDO, Texas (April 6, 2018) – After a disappointing loss in the series opener at Texas A&M International on Friday afternoon, Oklahoma Christian played a little home-run derby in the second game to earn a doubleheader split. TAMIU scored a w...

 

Hillcats Take 1 of 2 to End 4-Game Series in a Spilt at St. Edward's

AUSTIN, Texas – The Rogers State baseball team rallied to take game two of a doubleheader for the second straight day to win one of two games and split the four-game weekend series at St. Edward's at Lucian-Hamilton Field. After falling 4-0 in g...

 

Hillcats Fall, 5-1, at Texas A&M International to Conclude 3-Game Series

LAREDO, Texas – The Rogers State softball team ended its three-game series at Texas A&M International with a 5-1 loss to the Dustdevils on Saturday (April 7) at Dustdevil Field. TAMIU swept all three games of the series and the navy and red dropped t...

 
 By David Salley    Local    April 8, 2018

Henderson Tripped Up by No. 41 Oklahoma Baptist 9-0

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — The Reddies battled on Friday night against Oklahoma Baptist, but the Lady Bison proved to be too much, as they defeated Henderson 9-0 to stay unbeaten in Great American Conference play. OKBU, the No. 41 team in the nation and N...

 

Canada mourns: 15 die when truck, hockey team bus collide

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan (AP) — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated i...

 

White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion i...

 

Brazil's da Silva in police custody after tense showdown

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, the capstone of an intense three days that underscored raw emotions o...

 

Post office named for Merle Haggard in California hometown

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard in his hometown. The late country music legend's sister and widow were among those at a Friday ceremony n...

 

Democrats even in GOP country shift toward gun restrictions

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Just 18 months after declaring his opposition to banning assault weapons, Nebraska Democrat Brad Ashford has changed his mind. The former one-term congressman, now trying to win back an Omaha-area seat he lost in 2016, used t...

 

Security for EPA chief comes at a steep cost to taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating e...

 

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