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 By Kim Barker    Local    May 14, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we go back to the Old Testament and read the book of Joshua. Joshua became the leader of Israel after the death of Moses. Finally, the journey is nearing the end. The Israelites left Egypt by crossing the Red Sea on dry land and they enter...

 

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: Sunday school is at...

 

Cunningham to speak at Alva High Graduation Sunday

ALVA, Okla. – Dr. Janet Cunningham will be the featured speaker for the Alva High School graduation ceremony Sunday, May 16. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Northwestern Oklahoma State...

 

Alva Public Library now has webcams, headphones from grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) awarded a $552 grant to the Alva Public Library to purchase five webcams and headphones for use by staff and patrons in the library. “The past year has provided new challenges and new ways for libraries...

 

Hunt, Owen named April Rotary Students of the Month

Nathan Hunt Nathan Hunt is the son of Matt and Tina Hunt and brother to Brayden and Bryndyn. High school activities include football and track. He is employed at Gambino's Pizza rolling dough and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 14, 2021

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meets for monthly meeting

Members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met up for their monthly meeting last Tuesday night. Present were Stan Bixler, Allan Poe, and Ed Sutter. Todd Holder connected via teleconference, but Bob Firth was unable to attend. Woods County...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 14, 2021

'Color just appeals to me'

Carolyn Demaree has deep roots in Woods County. Her family homesteaded here, and she grew up in Alva. She's lived in Alva, off and on, much of her life. She believes her creative talents emerged in... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 14, 2021

'Flowers are my thing'

Somehow through all her high school and college art classes, Sharon Sudduth never remembers taking a painting class. Growing up in Kansas, she was "exposed to design and drawing and ceramics and wood... Full story

 

Applications now available for 2021-22 Future Teachers Scholarship

Northwestern Oklahoma State University undergraduate and graduate students in the teacher education area are encouraged to submit their application for the Future Teachers Scholarship before June 1....

 

Northwestern to close for Memorial Day May 31

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, as all university locations will close this day. New or current students are encouraged to enroll for summer courses as soon as possible. Eight-week and first...

 

Northwestern's Red and Black Scroll Honor Society inducts 35 new members

Northwestern Oklahoma State University inducted 35 new members into the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society. Because of the restrictions Covid-19 has placed on social gatherings, there was no ceremony, but the students received their certificate via e...

 

Students earn broadcasting award, plans announced for program

A three-member team of mass communication students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University earned third place in the 2020 video newscast category during the annual Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association contest. Students completing the work...

 

Northwestern to begin summer work hours on May 17; specified offices to be an exception

All Northwestern Oklahoma State University locations will begin summer work hours starting Monday, May 17, through Thursday, July 22. A majority of employees will work four, 10-hour days from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with Fridays off. In an effort to...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 14, 2021

Conspiracy

Conspiracy is defined as “Two or more people plotting in secret to gain an immoral/illegal advantage over someone else,” Conspiracies are everywhere and have been a part of the human experience...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 14, 2021

Random Thoughts

On July 19, 1952, the Fitzgerald Pioneers visited the Statesboro Pilots and played a professional baseball game in the Georgia State League. The Pilots won easily. The highlight of the game came in th...

 

Bracket finalized for GAC 2021 Baseball Championships

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – With the 2021 Great American Conference baseball regular season complete, the league announced the bracket and schedule for the GAC Baseball Championships. The eight-team, single-elimination event begins on Friday from four...

 

Rangers comeback to win on Senior Day behind nine home runs

ALVA, Okla. – The regular-season finale was a slugfest between the two teams combining for 37 runs, 45 hits, 15 home runs and 101 total bases. The 37 runs ties a conference record, while the 15 home runs are the new combined most between two...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 14, 2021

Howell awarded 2021 All-GAC Honorable Mention Team

ALVA, Okla. – The Great American Conference announced their annual Conference awards early Thursday afternoon. The Rangers utility player Hannah Howell was rewarded Thursday afternoon by making the...

 

Oklahoma governor booted from Tulsa Race Massacre commission

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it has booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel. A statement from the commission did not indicate the...

 

Federal murder charges in 11 Oklahoma cases due to McGirt

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Eleven men whose murder convictions in Oklahoma were overturned because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state jurisdiction in tribal territories have been charged with federal murder counts, the U.S. Department of Justice...

 

John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre remembrance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter John Legend will headline a nationally televised ceremony in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, an event official said Friday. "When we sat back and asked...

 

Oklahoma bucks red-state trend, extends early voting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On Election Day last year, state Rep. Jon Echols was mortified to see a 3 1/2-hour line to vote in his district, which stretches from the edge of Oklahoma City's urban core into suburban neighborhoods that give way to wide stre...

 

Lawrence man pleads guilty in girlfriend's shooting death

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend in January. Johnathon L. West, 43, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jennifer Mosby, 41, but he...

 

Kansas Supreme Court tosses murder conviction of Wichita man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court tossed out on Friday the murder conviction of a Wichita man who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a man who had attacked him with a knife in his home. The court sent the case...

 

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