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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.;...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    July 6, 2018

Powerful testimony

Kristen Holmberg shares about the opportunity to sing in the choir. The instructor had her come to the piano and as she played Kristen sang along. After she finished, the instructor sent her to the...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 6, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

From the beginning of time, the adage has remained the same: “publish or perish.” Even the Lord knew He needed to get some things down on paper (or stone as the case may be) to avoid being forgotten. Unfortunately, it became increasingly obvious...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 6, 2018

First Friday features local photographers

Photography is featured this month at the Graceful Arts Gallery. Tonight’s First Friday Art Walk will display work by local photographers Evie Nusser Shriver, Jon Linder and Jeff Glass. As visitors walk around admiring the displays, they can enjoy...

 

Woods County lease renewals, maintenance, agreements and contracts

The Board of Woods County Commissioners has entered into an agreement with the following entities. All contracts are on file in the county clerk's office for public viewing. 1. ACCO-SIF Workers' Compensation Insurance – $49,694 2. ACCO-SIG...

 

NOC spring graduates announced

Logan Rader of Alva has graduated from Northern Oklahoma College with an associate in science (AS) degree, according to Rick Edgington, vice president for enrollment management and registrar. Kaylynn Kovat of Dacoma earned a summa cum laude...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 6, 2018

Woods County commissioners approve new FY contracts

The first meeting of the fiscal year was held on July 2 with John Smiley absent, but David Hamil and Randy McMurphy present. In road-crossing permits, one from Recoil Oilfield Services was tabled, while two gas lines crossing a county road was approv...

 

JEFFREY ALLAN DARR

Jeffrey Allan Darr was born July 22, 1970, in Alva, Oklahoma to Betty L. (Holloway) Hagen and Jim L. Darr. He passed away July 1, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Jeff attended school in Woodward, Oklahoma, where he lived throughout his childhood. Jeff...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 6, 2018

Scrolls

Before bookbinding there were scrolls, the use of which dates back to ancient Egypt. Scrolls were predated by clay tablets, and even today scrolls are still in use in Jewish ceremonies. Ancient...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 6, 2018

Random Thoughts

In several previous articles, we looked at how some people who become well-known will use their celebrity status to go into another field of endeavor. Some entertainers, for example, have become...

 

Earnings released for top finishes at 60th annual Rocking A Saddle Club Rodeo

JOPLIN, Missouri – The Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association has released the money earnings for the top event finishes in last weekend’s 60th Annual Rocking A Saddle Club Rodeo in Aurora. Jessica Koppitz, of Alva, Oklahoma, came away with the most...

 

Scarbrough receives scholarships to Northwestern

Lane Scarbrough, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded five scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Scarbrough will receive the...

 

Scholarship established in memory of Keith Vermillion

Family and friends established the Keith Vermillion Memorial Scholarship to honor his life and legacy, and celebrate the impact he had on those he knew. Vermillion was a member of the Northwestern...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 6, 2018

Baker, McDermott-Penco carry cross from Alva to Devine Water Well

This writer came across a man and woman dragging a crucifixion-type cross east on U. S. Highway 64 Tuesday morning. Thinking there might be an interesting story for our newspaper readers, I pulled to...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 6, 2018

Marching competition at BJCC this week

The eighth annual precision marching competition between four housing units at the Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) was conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The event is dedicated to the memory of...

 

Authorities capture inmate who escaped from state prison

TAFT, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities have captured an inmate who had escaped from a state prison. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says 32-year-old Markus Perry was apprehended Thursday afternoon in a wooded area just northwest of the...

 

17-year-old boy fatally shot in McCloud; brother questioned

MCCLOUD, Okla. (AP) — Police in McCloud say a teenage boy has died after being shot and authorities have questioned his older brother about the death. McLoud Police Chief Tom Pringle tells The Shawnee News-Star officers went to the home about 6:45...

 

The Oklahoman remembers Maryland newspaper shooting victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reporters, photographers and editors at Oklahoma's largest newspaper have reflected on their own tragedy as they remembered the five people killed in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper. The Oklahoman business and lifestyles...

 

Man accused of ramming Kansas Highway Patrol car

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a man allegedly rammed a Kansas Highway Patrol car while trying to flee with a stolen vehicle. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 29-year-old Robert A. Servantez was booked into jail early Wednesday. Police...

 

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