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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. 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...

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    August 16, 2019

Gift giving

I’ve been thinking a lot about judgment lately. There are several phrases that use the idea of judgment in them: an error of judgment, in my judgment, against one's better judgment, pass judgment, reserve judgment, sit in judgment. I’m sure there...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 16, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Today, I made a “routine” call to my credit card company. I was interested in moving some money for the betterment of my monthly cash flow. That part of the call was short, sweet and successful. Then the (extremely well-trained) person on the oth...

 

Local blood drives, Bigfoot-themed

Be a legend and give blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute. Bigfoot is stomping his way through blood drives in Oklahoma this summer. Healthy adults, age 16 and up, can give blood at one of the following Bigfoot-themed drives with Oklahoma Blood...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    August 16, 2019

Woods County commissioners call special meeting on emergency transportation coverage

At the Woods County commissioners' special Thursday morning meeting Aug. 15, commissioners John Smiley, David Hamil and Chairman Randy McMurphy approved action to allow employees – of their own accord – to take advantage of extra coverage for...

 

LOUIS DEAN DRESSLER

Louis Dean Dressler, 59, of Haven, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1960, in Roseburg, Oregon, the son of Bernard F. Dressler and Wanda D. (Little) Dressler. Services are pending. To help defer the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 16, 2019

To rebuild or not

The recent decision concerning the Alva pool reminds us of the dilemma over the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral whose entire roof and spire were destroyed by fire. While the degradation of the...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

It is really nice to be spending time back home in northwest Oklahoma. I have been trying to get around to the different community events. There are so many great things to do in our area, it’s a race to keep up with them all. I would like to...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 16, 2019

Avard's rail park authority feeling positive about the future

Though a small group, a quorum was made Tuesday evening for members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority. Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Ed Sutter began their reularly scheduled monthly meeting without other members Allan Poe and Bob Firth or...

 

Head Start program now taking applications

Alva's Head Start early education program for children ages 3 to 5 is now taking applications. Free to qualifying families, the Head Start early education program is designed to ensure each child is school-ready prior to entering the public school...

 

Airport seeking quotes to improve terminal security

The Alva Airport Commission discussed after-hours security at the terminal building during the regular meeting Monday, Aug. 12. All commission members were present. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham started the discussion. He said some locks were...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    August 16, 2019

Chisholm softball team builds lead against Ladybugs

The Alva Ladybugs softball team fell to Chisholm Tuesday, Aug. 13, by a score of 16-1. The non-conference game was played in Alva. The Ladybugs fell to 0-2 on the year as the team lost its second...

 

Chris Maple named assistant athletic director of communications

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Director of Athletics Brad Franz is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Maple to the Ranger athletics department administrative staff. Maple recently joined the Ranger family as the assistant athletic...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 16, 2019

Volleyball ranked No. 8 in preseason poll

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers volleyball team will begin their 2019 season in only a few weeks. The Rangers were picked No. 8 overall according to the Great American Conference preseason poll. Northwestern is coming back from a...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    August 16, 2019

Rangers selected 7th in GAC preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. –The 2019 football season is right around the corner. Northwestern Oklahoma State University finds themselves improving ever so slightly from last season’s preseason poll coming in seventh in the GAC rankings compared to...

 

River flow raised to recover Oklahoma sunken barge

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Tulsa has requested to raise the water level at Webbers Falls to 491.5 feet (149.81 meters) for 24 hours to help free two sunken barges. The request made Wednesday with Southwestern Division...

 

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to proprietary research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction....

 

Missouri man sentenced for shooting at FBI in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to nearly 32 years in prison for shooting at an FBI SWAT team in northeast Oklahoma when they tried to arrest him for threatening Texas police officers. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores says...

 

Mother arrested in death of 2-year-old Wichita boy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman was arrested Thursday in the May death of her 2-year-old son in the latest case involving a Wichita-area child who died despite the involvement of state welfare officials. Kimberly Compass, 23, is jailed without bond...

 

Ex-police officer sentenced to probation in road rage case

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Lawrence police officer has been sentenced to 12 months of probation for threatening another driver with a gun on a suburban Kansas City highway in a case of road rage. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that...

 

Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go. The driver was stopped on...

 

US official: 'Much better' conditions at border for migrants

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — A senior Trump administration official says that with fewer immigrants and more detention space, people apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border won't be subject to the squalid, overcrowded conditions criticized earlier this...

 

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