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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 9, 2021

Let's read the Bible

The Apostle Paul’s letters were usually written to churches to address problems and to encourage Christians. This week we will read First and Second Corinthians. Most of these early churches were made up of former Jews and people from every pagan...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 9, 2021

Construction on arena project may begin in June

The Alva Arena Authority met Tuesday noon for an update on the project which includes an arena and event center. Most of the meeting was held in executive session. Attending were Chairman Gregg...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 9, 2021

Dowling, Brooks, Bowman win Alva City Council seats

Both incumbents who filed for reelection to Alva city offices won in Tuesday’s election. Trent Goss retained his position as city treasurer with 67.54 percent of the vote. He had 491 votes compared...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 9, 2021

Updates add more deaths to Woods County total

This week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has updated the number of Covid-19 cases in Oklahoma as well as the number of deaths. In the Wednesday, April 7, report, the OSDH added approximately 1,300 previously unreported cases and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 9, 2021

Boyhood pastime becomes a lifelong passion

It was in the 1930s, the time of the Great Depression with economic hard times. Families didn't just walk into a store and buy toys for their kids. That's when Max Benningfield started whittling his... Full story

 

Social work accreditation reaffirmed

During the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation’s (COA) February 2021 meeting, the COA voted to grant reaffirmation of accreditation to Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s social work program for eight years,...

 

Staff council planning campus beautification day events

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Staff Council members are looking for volunteers to help with Campus Beautification Day events in Alva, Enid and Woodward this month. On Thursday, April 29,...

 

'Rose' voted People's Choice winner at NWOSU Art Society Winners' Show Friday

A painting titled "Rose" by Angelia Case, academic projects assistant/media specialist and Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society sponsor, was voted as the People's Choice winner by those...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 9, 2021

Buy and sell

Bartering has gone on for millennia and it is even more fascinating today as the internet furnishes values for almost any item you can name. The late Lee Haley said, “Do your homework.” It is...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 9, 2021

Random Thoughts

The northernmost county along Kentucky’s uneven northern border (which is also the south bank of the Ohio River) is named after famous local frontiersman Daniel Boone. Among Boone County’s cities,...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    April 9, 2021

Northwestern inducts 10 student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University announced that 10 student-athletes would be inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society for 2021. Student-athletes inducted in the Northwestern chapter include: Jose Amador (Cross Country),...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for April 6

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 73 ½ wins, 38 ½ losses Dilly Dilly: 72 wins, 40 losses Knights of Columbus: 69 wins, 43 losses Rollin Good Times: 61 wins, 51 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 57 wins, 55 losses O'Bar: 54 wins, 58 losses Next Frame: 5...

 

Ex-attorney, boyfriend charged in Oklahoma triple homicide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City attorney and her boyfriend have been charged with killing an ex-girlfriend and her parents in 2019. Keegan Kelley Harroz and Barry Titus II were each charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree...

 

2 children killed in separate Oklahoma City shootings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two children are dead after separate, unrelated shootings in Oklahoma City, police said Friday. In the first shooting Thursday afternoon, 5-year-old Trevion Cole was killed after he and a playmate found a gun inside a home on...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 9, 2021

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 9, 2021

GOP ousts Kansas Senate leader charged with DUI from post

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Friday ousted a powerful Kansas lawmaker charged with drunken driving from his leadership job following the release of a document saying he taunted the Highway Patrol trooper who arrested him and called the...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 9, 2021

Push for 'school choice' measure falters in Kansas Senate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A split among Republicans on Friday blocked a proposal from conservative Kansas lawmakers to allow parents of academically struggling students to pay for private schooling with state dollars normally earmarked for public...

 

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

BOSTON (AP) — Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud. The 54-year-old was...

 

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and...

 

Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more "elegant," he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting...

 

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and...

 

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