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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. 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, May 12: Sunday...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    May 10, 2019

God's work, not yours

In Titus 3:5 the Apostle Paul writes, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” The word “saved” used in this verse is a word that implies rescue. Imagine for a moment that you are on the...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 10, 2019

First Christian to hold space-themed VBS May 21-24

First Christian Church in Alva will hold a space-themed vacation Bible school From Tuesday, May 21, through Friday, May 24. All children, from pre-K through fifth grade, are welcome to attend. Themed “Miraculous Mission,” the four-day Bible...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 10, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

On any given day, when classes are in session at NWOSU (Ride Rangers Ride), the parking lot at College Hill is packed to the borders with student vehicles. There are no signs indicating that the lot is available for class-time parking but folks have...

 

'Death and Funeral Customs' for May NWOGS meeting

The May meeting of the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society (NWOGS) will be held at the Alva Public Library on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. The program will be “Death and Funeral Customs,” which will be presented by Marshall Funeral Home. Topics...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 10, 2019

Dissatisfaction

Thinking about my Army experience, I recall that Bill Sperry and I worked out getting in shape for basic training. I wish I were in that shape today, but age has taken its toll as walking replaces jog...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 10, 2019

Random Thoughts

In April 1775 the American Revolutionary War began. People living in the colonies along the Atlantic coast of North America revolted, wanting independence from Great Britain. Great Britain, by the...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 10, 2019

Northwestern baseball announces prospect, youth camps

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball is geared up for its 2019 camp season with the upcoming Summer Prospect Summer Camp and the Summer Youth Camp. The Prospect Camp is slated for Tuesday, May 28, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at...

 

McCamey named NWOSU foundation's new financial manager

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association recently announced Mandy McCamey as its new financial manager. Previously, McCamey served the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association...

 

Girl Scouts hold annual end-of-year and bridging ceremony

Girl Scouts with Woods Service Unit recently held their annual end-of-year and bridging ceremony at the Act 1 Building. In front of family members, the scouts told everyone what they enjoyed doing... Full story

 

Girl Scouts take 'cookie trip'

Girl Scouts with the Alva Senior/Ambassador Troop No. 969 recently planned their "cookie trip" using the cookie proceeds they earned. The scouts decided they wanted to do fun things this year instead... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2019

Former Alva resident is Oklahoma Mother of the Year

Former Alva resident Brenda McDaniel was recently selected as Oklahoma Mother of the Year. She represented the state in the 2019 National Mother of the Year competition. Dr. Renae Reinardy of North...

 

Girl Scouts attend murder mystery dinner in Guthrie

Girl Scouts with Senior/Ambassador Troop No. 969 decided to do an activity none of them had done before, but were excited to try. The scouts this past weekend traveled to Guthrie to attend a murder... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2019

ACT I comedy this week postponed

Theatre people often wish each other, “Break a leg.” It’s meant as good luck. Longtime ACT I Theatre driving force Thamazin Harrison didn’t break a leg. Instead she broke an arm in a fall. And this happened just when ACT I was ready to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2019

The rain keeps coming

Water-logged parts of Oklahoma can't look forward to a break in the rain until Sunday, according to the weather forecasters. But it will be a short break as precipitation chances appear again on... Full story

 

Golf: Wonder Boys in tie for final national qualifying spot after Round 1 at Central Regional

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Arkansas Tech sits in a tie for the final national qualifying spot with Great American Conference rival Southwestern Oklahoma after 18 holes at the NCAA Central Region Championships at the Hot Springs Country Club. The Wonder Bo...

 

Suns rally past SAU in NCAA tourney opener

EDMOND, Okla.– The tandem of Kristen Dempsey and Bailey Shaffer combined to hold No. 17 Southern Arkansas to five hits, while timely hitting by the Arkansas Tech offense led the way as the No. 12 Golden Suns (45-12) topped SAU (45-12) 4-3 in the...

 

Think-tank challenges Oklahoma Medicaid expansion plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A conservative Oklahoma think-tank is challenging a plan to ask voters to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of uninsured working poor people. The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs filed its challenge late Thursday...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    May 10, 2019

Oklahoma governor, Senate near deal on teacher pay raise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate Republicans reached a tentative agreement Thursday on a plan to give Oklahoma teachers another $1,200 pay raise next year, resolving a major stumbling block on a budget agreement. Senate President...

 

Embezzlement counts dropped for ex-Oklahoma City councilman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed embezzlement charges against a former Oklahoma City councilman accused of taking at least $165,000 from charities under his control. Oklahoma County court records indicate three embezzlement counts...

 

Oklahoma AG files murder charge in man's drug overdose death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has filed a murder charge against a man suspected of providing a lethal dose of methamphetamine to another man who died moments after injecting it. Tulsa County court records indicate that Attorney...

 

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection....

 

The Latest: Fear of flooding grows in Houston area

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local): 9 p.m. Fear of flooding is increasing in the Houston area as steady downpours are overwhelming some roadside storm drains. According to the...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 10, 2019

Top Kansas court considers forcing vote on withdrawn nominee

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A ruling from Kansas' highest court could force the state Senate to vote on a nominee for a lower-court judgeship whose nomination was withdrawn because of his political tweets. The state Supreme Court waded Thursday into an unp...

 

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