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Area religious services and events

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 W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 27, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

The other day, I decided to get my hair cut at a clipper-joint inside an “upscale” Walmart. I was getting more than a little tired of dealing with all the curls (believe it or not, when I let my burr cut grow I go from semi-bald to crazy...

 
 By Jakob O-Brien    Local    April 27, 2018

Alva FFA news

Numerous teams from the Alva FFA chapter competed in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Interscholastic competition. The food science team placed third, the natural resource team placed second and the horticulture team placed second. The...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 27, 2018

Oops, typo on SMC loss for March

The financial statement distributed at the April board meeting of the Alva Hospital Authority revealed a reduction in hospital gross patient revenue from the previous month of $866,673. The correct number is $66,673. An 8 inserted in front of the...

 

Alva Public Schools receive grant for science equipment

Alva Public Schools received a grant for $2,400.79 from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) to help boost their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources. The OERB gave a total of $2 million to boost STEM materials and...

 

Alva school system retirement reception

A retirement reception will be held at Alva Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 9, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Retiring from the Alva school system are: Steve Parkhurst, JoAnn Isenbart, Jeff Levetzow, Sally Schmidt, Cherri Pfleider and Brian...

 

Paying attention to mental health during wildfire recovery

After losing so much, families affected by the wildfires sweeping across western Oklahoma may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed, which raises the need to pay attention to potential mental health concerns. “We know from previous natural disasters,...

 

Woods County Health Department observes Administrative Professionals Week

The Woods County Health Department is recognizing the work of administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week April 22-28. “We are grateful for the excellent work our professionals do each day to ensure our clients receive...

 

Northwestern 2018 Outstanding Seniors, other awards announced

Twelve Northwestern students will be recognized as Outstanding Seniors at this year’s Spring Alumni Reunion Awards Ceremony, Saturday, April 28, at 5:15 p.m. in the Northwestern Student Center Ranger Room. A committee selected Betty Naa Awula...

 

Northwestern undergraduate, graduate summer courses start June 4; enrollment still open

Summer enrollment is still open at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Summer classes begin June 4 for June only classes and classes held in both June and July; July only classes begin July 2. Master...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 27, 2018

Traffic lights

The parking meter was invented in Oklahoma City in 1935 but another American icon, the traffic light, came to be years before. Four thousand Americans were killed in traffic accidents in 1913, an indi...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 27, 2018

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, the Cold War was a tense war of words between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted roughly from the end of World War II until the early 1990s. During the first...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    April 27, 2018

Goldbugs close regular season on top

SHATTUCK, Okla. – The No. 17 Alva High School baseball squad closed the regular season on a high note as the Goldbugs scored eight unanswered runs in the final three innings to beat Class B No. 10 Shattuck, 10-5, on Monday. Alva finished 2018...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    April 27, 2018

Bell wins two events at 89er meet; AMS girls win middle school event

WATONGA, Okla. – After being pushed back and moved due to various circumstances, the 89er Conference track meet took place on Monday in Watonga. Both the Alva High School varsity teams and middle school track teams had successful meets. The...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 27, 2018

Bernhardt Earns Co-GAC Pitcher of the Week Honors

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State reliever Tyler Bernhardt has been named co-Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week for his outstanding performance in a 3-2 extra innings victory over Henderson State University this weekend. The 6-fo...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 27, 2018

Ward paces Rangers in record breaking tournament

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State took the road to the season finale over the last where they competed in the Great American Conference Championship and broke school records in a 7th place finish on Tuesday. In one of the toughest...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 27, 2018

Bynum wins in Hays, leads region

ALVA, Okla. – Sara Bynum can see the finish line to her college rodeo career. She leads the Central Plains Region’s barrel racing standings by 135 points with one event left on the regular season. She is guaranteed her spot to compete for the...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 27, 2018

Northwestern splits doubleheader with Henderson State

ALVA, Okla. – It was a good day for softball in Alva, where Northwestern Oklahoma State hosted Henderson State in doubleheader action, as the two teams battled their way to a split on day one Sunday. Game 1 There were lots of hits in the first...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 27, 2018

Kelsi Wilson plays her way into top 10 finish, team finishes 9th

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Kelsi Wilson was fantastic in this year's Great American Conference Championship, leading her team to a 10th place finish Tuesday, shooting a total 1003 for the tournament. Wilson concluded her final round this afternoon,...

 

Northwestern comes away with series split with Henderson State

NWOSU Sports ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State softball hosted Henderson State for the second straight day and came away with a win in Game One, 8-7, but a 3-0 loss in the second to split...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 27, 2018

Northwestern hosts annual Northwespy's Award Show

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State athletic department hosted their annual 'Northwespy's' awards show Wednesday evening that honored multiple athletes across the department for their...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    April 27, 2018

Earnest homers, no hits Hennessey; Bugs win District Championship

ALVA, Okla. – Fresh off signing a letter of intent to play baseball at Butler Community College (Kan.) on Tuesday, Stanton Earnest celebrated by mowing down Hennessey on the field on Thursday....

 

5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while admitting to abusing his stepson and a long struggle with anger, according to...

 

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