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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 Sunday: Sunday school is at...


Famine relief for refugees launched from local youth

ALVA, Okla. – Every summer children from Town and Country Christian Church in Alva travel to the east-side of Boiling Springs State Park as youth gather to nurture bonds of friendship lasting into their adult years. This year, six Alva kids are att...

 By Marion Hadsell    Local    May 13, 2022

The daily dose

Does Jesus need a new advertising agency? Christian Responsibility in a Season of Confusion God’s Word is clear: we are to be His representatives to the world around us. It says in Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt h...


Stay strong my brothers and sisters!

It is usually easier to stay strong when good things are happening, but our faith is tested when bad things happen to us. There has always been the question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” Well, to answer that we must go to God’s wo...



Eva Elizabeth Painton passed away on May 5, 2022, at the amazing age of 100. Eva was born on the family farm south of Capron, Oklahoma, April 22, 1922, to Phillip W. Eggstein and Anna Eva Eggstein....

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 13, 2022

Tribal energy

Tribes are getting serious about solar energy. You have seen the commercial touting the partnership between the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Oklahoma Gas and Electric on property held in trust in southeast...


Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, only 127 athletes have hit a home run in their first at-bat in a major league baseball game. A similar statistic notes that even fewer – 53 – hit home runs in their last...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    May 13, 2022

Perez is state long jump 3A champion

The Alva High School Ladybugs brought home several medals from the state Class 3A track meet at Western Heights last weekend. Overall the girls' team had an eighth place finish. With a team 4.0 grade... Full story


Madison Campbell awarded $10,000 dentistry scholarship

OU College of Dentistry student and resident of Alva Madison Campbell was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation. The $10,000 scholarships were...


Sugar show new to Alva's Nescatunga Arts Festival, early deadline

Bakers and cake artists of all experience levels are welcome to compete in the inaugural Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show set for Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. in the eXtreme building in downtown Alva, Oklahoma, as a new event during the festival....


Northwestern artists to be featured at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City

Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts minors Sydney Endsley and Samantha Friday will have paintings included in an exhibition at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City beginning the third week of... Full story


Alva Robotics Team meeting Saturday

The Alva Robotics Team will meet Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Alva Public Library to plan summer activities. Alumni and new members are invited to attend....

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2022

Summer reading program begins soon at Alva Public Library

The summer reading program at the Alva Public Library will begin soon. Information about the program was handed out at the schools, and more information will be coming on Monday. There are options...


Mark McDaniel named this year's AHS commencement speaker

Former Alva High School graduate Mark McDaniel is this year's speaker for the 2022 Alva High School Commencement to be held on May 15 at 3 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Mark McDaniel is senior counsel with Devon Energy in Oklahoma City, where...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2022

Just like camping, Tolar enjoys plein air painting

"I think as soon as I could hold a pencil, I began drawing," says Jude Tolar. The Stillwater artist has always managed to include art in her life, one way or another. Tolar, whose first name is... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2022

Alva City Council appoints two as interim managers

Rumors have been circulating on social media following a special meeting of the Alva City Council held on Tuesday, May 10, at 5 p.m. The claim is being made that Mayor Kelly Parker has been appointed as the Interim City Business Manager. There’s... Full story


3 motorcyclists killed in wrong-way crash in Arkansas

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 40 in western Arkansas collided with a group of motorcyclists, killing three people from Louisiana and injuring six others, according to Arkansas State Police. Patricia Lemar, 44, of Slidell,...


Indian couple longing for grandchild sues son, his wife

NEW DELHI (AP) — A retired Indian couple is suing their son and daughter-in-law, demanding that they produce a grandchild within a year or pay them 50 million rupees ($675,000). Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad, a 61-year-old retired government officer, said...


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