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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 Max Ridgway    Local    August 10, 2018

Work out your own salvation

Salvation is a word used by the Apostle Paul to describe our relationship with God. The word salvation is a word that implies rescue. By choosing to use this word, Paul is therefore describing a one-sided relationship. God is the rescuer and we are...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 10, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Raise your hand if you hate giving blood. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Some of you actually raised your hands – earning some strange looks from the other early morning coffee drinkers at McDonalds. Some were a bit more demure and raised hands in...

 

Solar energy considered for arena project

The Alva Arena Authority is investigating using solar energy to provide low cost or no cost electricity for the arena project. During the noon meeting on Tuesday, a representative of Solar FX from Ames, Iowa, presented information in an executive...

 

Fair books available now for the 2018 Woods County Free Fair

Fair books and entry tags may be picked up at the Woods County Extension Office located on the ground floor of the Woods County Courthouse. Poultry and rabbit exhibits and the Oklahoma Home and Community Education Group exhibits will be required to h...

 

Girl Scout sign up Friday night

Kiddos are back to school and so it's time to register for Girl Scouts for the upcoming year. The local Girl Scouts are holding a party at the Girl Scout Hut in Hatfield Park on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The whole family is invited to come...

 

Lutheran Early Care Education Center to close doors

Zion Lutheran Church announces that the Lutheran Early Care Education Center will cease operations. This decision was not made lightly. Rising costs of operations and maintaining staff have hindered Lutheran Early Care for many years. Currently...

 

August program for the Northwestern Oklahoma Genealogy Society

The August NWOGS guest speaker will be Lakin Ragains-Kastl who will present methods she used to publish her book “Relentless,” which is about the 1947 Woodward Tornado, on Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alva Public Library. Kastl grew up in...

 

Northwestern announces 2018 summer session honor rolls

Honor roll listings for the 2018 summer session at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced. All students – undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate – on the president’s list have a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in a minimum...

 

FREDRICK 'HOWARD' MILLER

Fredrick “Howard” Miller passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kansas, at the age of 75. He was born on May 15, 1943, to the late Gerold and Vona Lee (McGuire) Miller in Alva, Oklahoma. After...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 10, 2018

Tunnels

Tunnels have always held a fascination for me. It began with a boyhood plan to tunnel under the alley at 719 First St. connecting my back yard with Bill Sperry’s on the other side. I knew of a...

 

Alva yards looking 'ratty'

Dear Editor, We have been blessed with ample moisture this year to help make our city look good – wrong! I have never seen our city look so “ratty” and unkempt. Where is our pride? The courthouse lawn is really kept nice due to the pride of...

 

Random Thoughts

Few people would dispute that the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s was perhaps the most significant domestic event in U.S. history in the last half of the 20th century. Among other things,...

 

Football selected eighth in preseason poll

The expectations for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University football team continue to rise each season as the Great American Conference coaches picked the Rangers to finish eighth, the conference released on Thursday. Northwestern, who finished...

 

Washington Elementary Teacher Receives Award at HSOk Reception

OKLAHOMA CITY – Educators from across the state gathered in the heat of the summer to go to school. They spent two days at the annual Healthy Schools Oklahoma's Summer Health Institute. Teachers...

 

Sharon Batchelder selected as Campus Kudos winner for spring 2018

Sharon Batchelder, police officer for the Enid campus at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2018 spring semester Campus Kudos...

 

Sizzling summer for Goodwin continues with 3rd win

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 8, 2018) – Her senior season of collegiate golf can't get here fast enough for Oklahoma Christian's Kate Goodwin. Goodwin's summer of success continued Tuesday when she rolled through a field that included four NCAA Division I...

 

Golden Suns ranked 14th in AVCA Division II preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech volleyball has been ranked 14th in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Thursday. The Golden Suns are the lone Great American Conference team in...

 

Oklahoma governor places Vision Fund on election ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has placed on the Nov. 6 general election ballot a proposal to create a new oil and natural gas trust fund to help operate state government. Fallin said Thursday she signed an executive order...

 

New nitrogen execution protocol unfinished in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has missed a self-imposed deadline to finish creating a new execution protocol involving nitrogen gas, and it's unclear when executions will resume in the state. Attorney General Mike Hunter and Department of Correctio...

 

U. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State ban medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University both say all marijuana, including medical marijuana, remains banned on the two campuses. OU and OSU say in a joint news release Thursday that they are legally required...

 

Oklahoma teen to serve 5 life terms for killing family

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings to death was sentenced Thursday to five life terms in prison to run consecutively, meaning that even with the possibility of parole he likely won't...

 

Oklahoma to audit alleged overpayments to county officials

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma official says a special state investigative audit has been requested into allegations that elected officials in Grady County have been overpaid for years. The Oklahoman reports that Grady County District...

 

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