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

 

Fake news

I am really getting tired of fake news. It is getting increasingly harder to discern the truth and make intelligent decisions. Whether it is trying to decide about Question 788, who to vote for on Tue...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 22, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Yesterday, my girls and I made a trip to OKC. The main reason for the trip was to fill up Binky’s bucket list for the summer by eating at Chuck E. Cheese. It was my fault. Being the gracious and good looking Papa that I am, I asked a 5 year old wha...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 22, 2018

Alva Recreation Complex approves budget for FY19

Members of the Alva Recreation Authority held a special meeting on May 21 to review and approve the budget for next year. The authority ended up May with a cash bank account balance of $127,498.95, and a certificate of deposit balance of...

 

Keeping foster siblings together in Woods County

Oklahoma currently has nearly 9,000 children in foster care. Not only are there too few homes to care for all these children, but sibling sets experience added hardship. Siblings from abuse and neglect situations often have a unique and deep bond...

 

Historic oil and gas productivity growth could present future risks

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City has released its latest issue of the quarterly publication the Oklahoma Economist. Oil and gas production in the United States and Oklahoma is now about 10 percent...

 

OU announces Spring 2018 Dean's Honor Roll

Area students listed on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus honor roll for the Spring 2018 semester. In most colleges, students must earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale to be included on the honor roll. Students in the College...

 
 By Ben Botkin    Regional    June 22, 2018

After prison, many Oklahomans are banned from voting for years

For Robin Wertz, the wait will be long before she can cast a ballot at an Oklahoma polling place. Wertz, who runs a nonprofit center in Oklahoma City that helps people transition from prison back into society, is prohibited from voting in any electio...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2018

Alva approves $14 million budgets

Monday night the Alva City Council, Alva Utility Authority and Alva Economic Development Authority approved budgets totaling over $14 million in projected expenditures. A public hearing was held earlier this month as required by law, but no one from...

 

Woods County commissioners approve monthly appropriations

The Woods County commissioners approved the following monthly appropriations: • District 1 Highway Cash: $153,952.90 • District 2 Highway Cash: $154,141.60 • District 3 Highway Cash: $155,527.59 • CBRI Fund-105 – D1: $7,234.45 • CBRI...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 22, 2018

All county budgets turned in to excise board

The Woods County Excise Board approved temporary appropriations for the following budgets presented at their meeting on Wednesday, June 20. • Woods County – 80 percent, $10,481,416.23 • Woods County Health Department – $730,737.56 • Alva...

 

ALEXANDER RICHARD KOPF

Funeral services for Alexander Richard Kopf will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Medicine Lodge First Christian Church with Pastor Dwight Dozier officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Mo...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 22, 2018

Aerodynamic cars

“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” was the mantra of the ‘60s auto makers, creating the horsepower race; the fuel crisis and pollution concerns of the ‘70s brought a need to consider...

 

Letter to the editor

After a salesman came to my door, I got curious and asked the internet about “door-to-door home security” and found out a tremendous number of items on the subject. I learned enough to be glad that I finally convinced him I was not interested. I...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 22, 2018

Random Thoughts

When I was a child, one of the television shows my family watched was "Naked City." The town to which the title referred was New York City. Each episode presented the story of a person. At the end of...

 

Rangers finish third at college finals

CASPER, Wyo. – The cowboy way is alive and well in Alva, Oklahoma, and the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team proved it last week at the College National Finals Rodeo. Five Rangers qualified for the championship round in Casper, and...

 

Alva student attends nationally renowned Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain

The picturesque scenery of Quartz Mountain in southwest Oklahoma serves as the perfect setting for an elite group of young Oklahoma artists to hone their craft, including Kylee Harzman from Alva, who...

 

Courtney and Cathy Mapes of Alva recognized for mentoring efforts

Sisters Courtney and Cathy Mapes of Alva have been recognized for their volunteer efforts as 2017-18 Academic All-State Alumni and Boren Mentoring Initiative Mentors, respectively, providing academic...

 

Summer JumpStart program begins at Northwestern

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Student Support Services began their summer JumpStart program on the Alva campus June 4. This is the second year for the summer program. This...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    June 22, 2018

OBU Swims Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco

SHAWNEE – Five Oklahoma Baptist swimmers put themselves to the test against an elite field June 16 and 17 at the Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco. Celina Marques, Jamie Edwards, Victoria Fonville, Josip Miskovic and David Lambert competed against...

 

Franks Named SE Golf Head Coach

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Director of Athletics Keith Baxter has named Molly Franks as the Savage Storm men's golf coach. Franks has served as the interim coach over the second half of the 2017-18 season and will now have that interim tag...

 

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