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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Lucky Charms, toast, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Super chocolate donut, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Thursd...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and grandmothers, young and old, everywhere

Sadly, my mother, mother-in-law and grandmothers from my past have gone to the promised land. God blessed me with a wife, daughter-in law and some sisters-in-law that are all good mothers. If your mot...

 

Bird receives scholarships to Northwestern

Liberty Bird, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded four scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2019-2020 academic year. Bird will receive the Freshman...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2019

Many summer youth programs at Alva Public Library

The Alva Public Library is making plans to entertain youthful members of the community during the summer. The Little Explorers for ages four and under will continue on Tuesdays. The summer reading program will be June 3-July 8. Sign-up sheets are...

 
 By Ernie Pyle    Local    May 12, 2019

A pure miracle

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn't arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had... Full story

 

Northwestern's social sciences department holds induction ceremony for honor societies

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's social sciences department inducted new members into the Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Gamma Mu international honor societies May 1 during a ceremony...

 

May is Women's Health Month

In recognition of Women’s Health Month, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is addressing five key health topics affecting women in all stages of life. Those topics include breast and cervical screenings, preconception health,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2019

Budget, courtesy car policy on airport agenda

Like all city departments at this time of year, the Alva Airport Commission will be voting on their budget recommendations for the next fiscal year which begins July 1. The commission will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the airport. In addition to the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2019

Five requests on Alva Tourism Committee agenda

After a couple of months with no tourism tax requests, the Alva Tourism Tax Committee has five requests for the May meeting. The committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city council chambers at City Hall. Requests on the agenda include:...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2019

Rain and budgets discussed at Alva Recreation meeting

The Alva Recreation Complex Board held the first meeting on their new quarterly schedule Wednesday. The board will meet the third Wednesday of February, May, August and November at 4 p.m. Meetings used to be at 5:30, and the new time slipped the...

 

Staats to be commencement speaker for AHS graduation

Agriculture educator Jack Staats will be the commencement speaker for Alva High School's graduation ceremony Friday, May 17. Staats grew up in Laverne and was an active member of the Laverne FFA chapt... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2019

Memories of Normandy Beach

The Alva Review-Courier has an opportunity to publish three columns by renowned World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle leading up to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27. The first of those... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2019

Leading with relationships, integrity and perseverance

The 120th Spring Commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University took place under overcast skies Saturday morning. Dr. Janet Cunningham, NWOSU president, told those assembled at Ranger Stadium... Full story

 

Storm Tennis Falls in Regional Matchup

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southeastern men's tennis saw its 2019 season come to an end with a hard-fought 4-1 loss to Southern Arkansas in the NCAA DII Central Region II matchup on Saturday afternoon in Magnolia, Ark. The loss drops the Savage Storm to...

 

Softball: Eagles vanquish No. 11 Colorado Mesa, No. 10 West Texas A&M on memorable day

KINGSVILLE, Texas (May 10, 2019) – Few outside Oklahoma Christian expected the Eagles to do much at the Division II South Central Regional, as evidenced by the No. 8 – i.e. bottom – seed given OC for its NCAA postseason debut. But on what must...

 

Softball: Golden Suns eliminated in regional final

EDMOND, Okla.– Arkansas Tech was unable to hold off the Central Oklahoma hitting barrage in the regional championship game, as the No. 12 Golden Suns (47-15) fell 12-0 to the No. 1 Bronchos (48-6) in the Central Region 1 final. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

 

Southwest Baptist Defeats Harding Men's Tennis 4-0 in NCAA Tournament

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Harding men's tennis, ranked 38th nationally, had its season end Saturday with a 4-0 loss to 12th-ranked Southwest Baptist at the NCAA Men's Tennis Central Regional Final. Harding, the No. 4 seed in the regional and making its first...

 

Tennis: SAU Men put away Southeastern Oklahoma 4-1 in Central Region II Preliminary Round

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – No. 30 Southern Arkansas and No. 40 Southeastern Oklahoma State met for the second time this season and the stakes were a lot larger than their previous meeting: the Great American Conference opener for both teams on March 5 in...

 

OU Board of Regents approve alcohol sales at sporting events

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma officials have authorized the sale of alcoholic drinks at athletic events. The Oklahoman reports that the OU Board of Regents authorized the move Friday after President James Gallogly recommended it to...

 

Prisons in Oklahoma struggling to halt contraband cellphones

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is asking federal lawmakers to authorize the use of cellphone signal jamming technology after being bombarded by an overflow of smuggled cellular devices they say gangs use to commit...

 

Man charged in crash that killed officer, son has hearing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in a crash that killed an off-duty Wichita police officer and his young son is set to stand trial. Television station KSNW reports that James Dalrymple was in Sedwick County Court on Friday for a preliminary...

 

3 people rescued from car swamped in Emporia; 2 missing

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says officials are searching for two missing people who left a car that was overcome by floodwaters in east-central Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that deputies responding to a call...

 

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