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Articles from the May 19, 2017 edition

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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 Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 By Kirsten Harrison    Local    May 19, 2017

Alva High hosts academic banquet

Alva High hosted the Academic Banquet for seniors on Monday night, May 8, in the Northwestern Ballroom. A total of 39 seniors were awarded with their stoles, cords, and pens for graduation based on their grades and achievements throughout their high...

 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    May 19, 2017

AHS choirs clean out Tri-State

On May 4 and 5, the Alva High School vocal program competed at the tri-state vocal contest in Enid. AHS brought their songs from district and state choir contests. Solos, ensembles, a jazz choir and Electric Gold also performed. There were many...

 By Alaina Hurst    Local    May 19, 2017

Electric Gold Auditions 2017

On Thursday, April 11, auditions were held to determine the Electric Gold 2017-2018 members. The auditions were held in the Alva High School choir room at 7 a.m. For the auditions, each student had to sing a version of the national anthem. The...


Forever changed: A look back at high school

"What lessons have you learned from high school?" you ask. Well, let me tell you, I have learned more things than you can even imagine, but I'll just tell you the most important ones. Let's begin...

 By Amanda Breeden    Local    May 19, 2017

High School Musical? Just a bit different

When growing up with shows like "High School Musical" and "Glee," you can imagine my disappointment when I found out you couldn't sing your way out of a problem and if you're the shy, smart girl who...

 By Kirsten Harrison    Local    May 19, 2017

Involvement is key

High school was one of the many journeys I thought would never end. It has taught me many lessons that I will never forget. High school is a time of making memories and friends that will last a...

 By Kirsten Harrison    Local    May 19, 2017

Kiwanis Little Olympics track meet

Little Olympics, originally scheduled for April 29, was held on May 6 at the Alva High School track and hosted by the Alva Kiwanis club. This track meet was free and open to any student in first through sixth grade. Mrs. Simon’s Key Club also...

 By Maya Stewart    Local    May 19, 2017

New and excited faces among Alva administrators

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close and the stress of school wears off there’s always the big obstacle of teacher and administrator job openings. This year there were four principal jobs open, which resulted in three familiar faces and...

 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    May 19, 2017

Spring vocal concert

On May 9, Alva high and middle schools had their annual spring concert. The middle school treble, mixed and tenor/bass choirs performed the songs they performed at districts. The AMS Tenor/Bass chorus sang “Open Road” by Laura Farnell and...

 By Paul Cole    Local    May 19, 2017

Dare we forget?

We treasure the memories of the past. We remember the past for many reasons because of the blessings, encouragement and the challenges we faced. Yet we want to hold the past as sacred for another...

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 19, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Every year, the Family at College Hill hosts three major events. The Saturday before Thanksgiving, of course, is Warmth for Winter. With the help of the good citizens of Alva and the surrounding communities, we help over 100 folks per year remain...

 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 19, 2017

Alva Farmers Co-op and CoBank contribute to fire departments

Ronnie Truelock, manager of the Alva Farmer's Co-op, invited representatives of the Alva Fire Department and the Capron Fire Department to the downtown office Monday, May 15, and presented $3,300...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2017

Flynn Street to be paved this summer

While the recent rain has been welcome for crops and gardens, it was taken a toll on streets and roadways in Alva. The city is planning major work on the heavily traveled Flynn Street soon, including the downtown area. At Monday’s Alva City...


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