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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 www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 

Let's hook back up oh Lord!

In our lives, there are people with whom we become really close, a friendship that seems almost unbreakable. We spend time together talking and sharing our innermost thoughts and ideas. We play games together, we share meals together, we keep...

 

Laughter ... some good medicine

There is a gift that God has given us that turns the corners of your mouth upwards and may make your belly shake: laughter. It is said that laughter is a great form of stress relief ... and that's no...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2022

'The world is in front of you'

Sunday afternoon, May 15, the Alva High School Class of 2022 filed into the auditorium for the ceremony marking their transition to adulthood. Seated on the stage were members of the Alva Board of... Full story

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 20, 2022

Starving profits

“You can’t starve a profit” – Clint Wilcox, Oklahoma Country Magazine Wilson's article, titled “Feeling the Pinch,” referred to the inflated cost of farming with fuel, fertilizer and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 20, 2022

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority finance report shows $423,000 in bank

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority had its monthly meeting Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Allan Poe, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were present, and Bob Firth was absent. Darren Slater, Woods County Commissioner Randy McMurphy, and Woods County Clerk Shelley...

 

Dr. Bo Hannaford named 20th president of Northwestern

The Regional University System of Oklahoma is honored to announce Dr. Bo Hannaford as the 20th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Northwestern President Janet Cunningham will retire...

 

Early registration deadline for Nescatunga Arts Festival is today

The early registration deadline date is Wednesday, May 20, for fine artists, crafters, authors and sugar artists to get signed up for the 51st Nescatunga Arts Festival happening on the downtown square in Alva on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 3...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2022

Alva City Council approves new ambulance rates

The Alva City Council adopted new rates for ambulance transports and EMS services during Monday night's meeting. All city council members were present along with Mayor Kelly Parker and City Attorney... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2022

Puffinbarger injured in rollover wreck

A man from Cherokee was injured in a rollover Tuesday. Chase Puffinbarger, 25, of Cherokee, was transported by Alfalfa County EMS to Share Medical Center in Alva and then taken to Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in stable... Full story

 

Math, science academy planned at Northwestern for four Fridays in June

A math and science academy for elementary students is planned at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the four Fridays in June from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Science Amphitheatre on the Alva campus, and it’s all free. The academy is accepting 25...

 

Miss Northwestern Carli Seabolt to compete in Miss Oklahoma contest

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2021 Carli Seabolt, Perry sophomore majoring in business administration, will represent the university and northwest Oklahoma in the 2022 Miss Oklahoma...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 20, 2022

Random Thoughts

John Miller got his second chance to play in baseball’s major leagues in 1969 when he made the roster of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team used Miller sparingly that season as a utility infielder...

 

Robbie Harman named next Ranger basketball coach

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State is announcing the hiring of Robbie Harman as the next men's basketball coach for the Rangers. "I believe we have hit a home run with the hiring of Robbie...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 20, 2022

Oklahoma passes strictest abortion ban; services to stop

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill prohibiting all abortions with few exceptions, and providers said they would stop performing the procedure as soon as the governor signs it in the latest example of the GOP's natio...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    May 20, 2022

Oklahoma legislature approves ban on trans school bathrooms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday approved a bill requiring public and public charter school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate. About a dozen conservative states have passed laws...

 

Kansas police: Road rage led to fatal parking lot shootout

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A prolonged road rage incident involving two vehicles led to a shootout in a Lawrence grocery store parking lot that killed two men, police there said. The incident happened Tuesday night when the driver of a sport utility...

 

Finland brewery launches NATO beer with 'taste of security'

HELSINKI (AP) — A small brewery in Finland has launched a NATO-themed beer to mark the Nordic country's bid to join the Western military alliance. Olaf Brewing's OTAN lager features a blue label with a cartoon version of a beer-drinking medieval...

 

'How dare you!': Grief, anger from Buffalo victims' kin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man...

 

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

YIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia says hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered. The Red Cross is working to register the fighters as prisoners of war, as the end of a key battle in...

 

Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program that accounts for about half of all formula purchased in the United States. The House...

 

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel's recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to...

 

Days before Oklahoma bans abortion, details still uncertain

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Oklahoma only days away from enacting the toughest state ban on abortion in the U.S., providers were preparing to stop terminating pregnancies as questions remained Friday about enforcing the law's limited exceptions. The...

 

Kansas Supreme Court disbars former prosecutor

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday disbarred former prosecutor Jacqie Spradling for her conduct during a double-murder trial in Topeka in 2012. The court said while Spradling was a prosecutor in Shawnee County, she engaged in "repeated patterns of...

 

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