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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 Nathan Hosier    Local    April 23, 2021

For thee but not for me

As I observe things happening in the world today, I see this saying more and more in the lives of people, “for thee but not for me.” What does that mean exactly? It means that certain things are for others but not for myself. That could be rules... Full story

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 23, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Deuteronomy means repetition, Moses is reminding the Israelites to keep the law as they prepare to enter Canaan. This week we will finish the books written by Moses by reading Deuteronomy 18-34. It has been a long journey from slavery in Egypt to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2021

New councilmembers sworn in, council elects new president

Before new city officials could be sworn in Monday, the Alva City Council had to certify the results of the April 6 election. Enough of the councilmembers needed to be present to make a quorum or majo... Full story

 

Certified Healthy Oklahoma announces awardees

The Woods Health Department is proud to announce that five local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2020. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide certification that recognizes entities going above and beyond to make...

 

Enid High School students visit Northwestern-Alva for 'Teach Oklahoma'

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva played host to 13 Enid High School students recently for the high school's "Teach Oklahoma" course. Teach Oklahoma was designed to mentor high school...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 23, 2021

Unknown soldier

One of the most famous monuments in Washington, D.C. is the tomb of the unknown soldier. It will be good to review how this memorial came to be and why it carries such significance in the history of...

 
 By Glen Mulready    Local    April 23, 2021

If April showers bring May flowers, get flood insurance today

As a resident of Tulsa for the past 25 years, it was devastating to watch our neighbors’ homes destroyed in May 2019. It was emotional because it was not just the building itself they lost, but also the contents. When my boys and I went out to...

 

State of the City 2021: A New Chapter for Alva

It's interesting ... the moment in time which we find ourselves is really not unique, but it is interesting the way folks are working through broad issues such as public health, diversity,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 23, 2021

Random Thoughts

When Joe Reliford, batboy for the Fitzgerald Pioneers of the Georgia State League, pinch hit in a game on July 19, 1952, he became the youngest person ever to play in a professional baseball game....

 

Tuesday night bowling standings as of April 20

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 77 ½ wins, 42 ½ losses Dilly Dilly: 77 wins, 43 losses Knights of Columbus: 72 wins, 48 losses Rollin Good Times: 62 wins, 58 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 62 wins, 58 losses O'Bar: 60 wins, 60 losses Next Frame:...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 23, 2021

2021 Football Golf Tournament information released

ALVA, Okla. – The 2021 Ranger Football Golf Tournament has been set; Northwestern Oklahoma State University head football coach Matt Walter announced. The always popular early summer event will occur on June 5 at the Alva Golf and Country Club....

 

SWAT students host Compassion in Action Dignity Drive to Campus Cabinet food pantries

Students in the Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) chapter at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently completed their Compassion in Action Dignity Drive for the 2020 fall semester....

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 23, 2021

Lt. Governor Turkey Hunt of 2021 deemed a success

For over 30 years, Alva has played host to the Lieutenant Governor's Turkey Hunt. The annual tradition was called off last year due to the emerging pandemic, but this year, organizers were determined... Full story

 

Northwestern Bands to have concert on Alva's Downtown Square April 30

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's bands will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, in downtown Alva. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. Dr. Seth Cudd, assistant professor of music...

 

Oklahoma unemployment claims a mixed bag

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unemployment claims in Oklahoma showed mixed numbers as initial claims for benefits declined while continuing claims increased, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Thursday, For the week ending April 17,...

 

At least one COVID death in Oklahoma after vaccination

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least one person in Oklahoma has died due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, after the person received the coronavirus vaccine, deputy state epidemiologist Jolianne Stone said Friday. "We are still doing an...

 

Prosecution rests in murder trial of ex-Tulsa officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the murder trial, the fifth such trial, of a former Tulsa police officer charged in the fatal 2014 shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler, 60, who is white, was...

 

Kansas governor vetoes bill to lower concealed carry age

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed people as young as 18 to carry concealed weapons, after legislators approved the bill by margins that weren't large enough to override a veto. The legislation...

 

Kansas governor vetoes measures to tighten election laws

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed two Republican-backed election bills on Friday, including one that would have limited most individuals to delivering 10 ballots during each election and another that would have barred the governor, secret...

 

Supreme Court reverses murder conviction in Wichita death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed the first-degree murder conviction of a Wichita man who shot another man during a botched drug deal. Mark Holley III was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2019 for the...

 

Kansas' largest county considers allowing mask order to end

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Elected officials in Kansas' largest county are considering whether to get rid of a mask mandate, as a growing number of communities have done in recent weeks, and health officials aren't opposing the move. The issue goes...

 

Kansas officials revise shooting claim in New Years killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Wichita now say a homicide victim found on a downtown street on New Year's Day was not shot, but bludgeoned to death in a possible gang initiation. New arrest documents filed by police say a medical examiner...

 

Missouri man acquitted of murder charge in 2019 killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Grandview man who sat behind bars for 17 months awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge has been acquitted by a jury. A jury took less than an hour earlier this month to find Terrance Wright, 25, not guilty of the...

 

Summit shows Biden's big vision on fighting climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — What did the world learn at Joe Biden's global summit about his vision of the battle to save the world's climate? For two days, Biden and his team of climate experts pressed his case that tackling global warming not only can avert...

 

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