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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 Darin Kearns    Local    May 4, 2018

The most powerful muscle

Ephesians 4:29, New International Version (NIV): Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. “Sticks and stones may break...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 4, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

There are two types of people (I was originally going to say, “two types of senior citizens,” but that seems like ageism). One kind tells you the same story over and over and simply doesn’t know they’re doing it. The other tells you the same...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 4, 2018

Art Walk to feature Art of the West

The First Friday Artwalk will be held in downtown Alva tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. At the Graceful Arts Gallery on the south side of the square, visitors may view the Art of the West exhibit featuring Larry Case, Earl Kuhn, Calvin Graybill, Gene...

 

Oklahoma Garden Club 2018 State Convention

Oklahoma Garden Club Inc. (OGC) members from across the state will convene in Alva this Friday and Saturday (May 4-5) at the Runnymede for the 89th Annual State Garden Club Convention. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, where attendees can...

 

JOHNECE ELLEN RYERSON

Memorial services for Johnece Ellen Ryerson will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. There will be a reception following...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 4, 2018

Birds

Scientific evidence indicates that a massive asteroid struck the earth 66 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs in what is known as a “mass extinction.” While all non-avian dinosaurs perishe...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 4, 2018

Random Thoughts

During World War II the United States’ fighting forces served in segregated units. In July 1948, however – less than three years after the war ended – President Harry Truman by executive order...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 4, 2018

Alva baseball travels to Edmond for Regional Tournament; open with Atoka

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Following a district championship last week with a two-game sweep of Hennessey, the Alva Goldbugs learned their fate for the Regional round when the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association released the regional...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 4, 2018

AHS athletes qualify for state meet

ENID, Okla. – A total of 14 Alva High School track and field athletes turned a well-rounded regional meet on Saturday at Chisholm into state qualifiers. The Goldbugs finished the regional in fourth place, while the Ladybugs were in a tie for...

 
 By Jacob Unruh    Sports    May 4, 2018

Dale names Frontier's Eric Smith new girls basketball coach

Dale High School is turning its girls’ basketball program over to one of Northwest Oklahoma’s top coaches. Eric Smith will be the Pirates’ new coach after spending the past three years at Class A Frontier. “It’s a chance for me to get...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 4, 2018

Both Rangers teams finish second

ALVA, Okla. – If success is measured in depth of talent, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo teams have it. Through the rigors of the 2017-18 Central Plains Region season, both Rangers teams finished second overall and have earned the...

 

Northwestern announces spring commencement exercises May 5

Spring commencement exercises at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Ranger Field. Doug Van Meter, 1989 Northwestern graduate, 2017 Outstanding...

 

ECU Softball Falls in Open Game at GAC Tournament

BENTONVILLE, ARK. – The East Central University softball team fell 9-6 to No. 7 Southern Arkansas in its first Great American Conference Championship tournament game of 2018 at Tiger Athletic Complex. Photo Gallery The Tigers (23-29-1) were led by...

 

SE Qualifies Six to CNFR, Women Take Regional Title

GUYMON, Okla. – Southeastern's women picked up their fourth event title this season en route to securing a second-straight Central Plains Regional Championship, while the men earned a fifth-place regional finish. Shelby Whiting kicked off SE's...

 

Wonder Boys face Southern Arkansas in first round of GAC Tournament

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech baseball begins postseason play in Enid, Okla. on Saturday, against Southern Arkansas in the opening round of the 2018 Great American Conference Baseball Championships. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. GAME SC...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    May 4, 2018

Reddies Fall 2-1 in Pitcher's Duel to SNU in GAC Tournament Opener

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Henderson State's Sydney Bonner held Southern Nazarene to just three hits on Wednesday night, but the Reddies' bats could muster just one in their own right, as the Crimson Storm won a pitcher's duel 2-1 in the opening round of...

 

Tigers headed to Elimination Game after Day One at Great American Conference Tournament

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The Ouachita softball team lost 10-2 to Arkansas Tech in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament. Ouachita (25-28) is still alive in the double elimination tournament, but they have a long road ahead of...

 
 By Darian Harris    Sports    May 4, 2018

Lady Muleriders top East Central, 9-6, on day one of GAC Championships

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The top-seeded Lady Mulerider softball team opened up play with the No. 8-seed East Central at the GAC Tournament Championships on Wednesday and secured the win over the Lady Tigers in a 9-6 final decision. TEAM RECORDS (#7)...

 

New Mexico students join walkout to support gun ownership

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico teenagers joined with students from across the U.S. in a school walkout to support gun ownership. Students from schools in Carlsbad, Albuquerque and Santa Fe participated in the movement Wednesday called "Stand for...

 

Former suburban Kansas City teacher charged with sex crimes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban Kansas City teacher and swim coach has been charged with sex crime with seven youths. The U.S. attorney's office says the nine-count indictment was unsealed Wednesday after 53-year-old James Russell Green,...

 

Man says he damaged cars that reminded him of bullies

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told investigators he splashed a corrosive chemical on two luxury cars because they reminded him of the vehicles driven by people who bullied him in college. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested...

 

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