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Bible Baptist – and Bigfoot – hold blood drive Aug. 28

Bible Baptist Church in Alva will host an Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Bible Baptist is located at 402 Choctaw St. Each blood donor will receive a limited edition...

 

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 John Clapp    Local    August 23, 2019

Ignoring the wrong thing

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: … thou hast forgotten the law of thy God” (Hosea 4:6). Remember the first day of high school? The fear of algebra, assorted classes across the campus, and older students walking the halls – a...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 23, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

It’s that fantasy football time of year, again! Since I’ve never taken part in a “league” or chosen players for my “team,” I don’t know a great deal about the game. I do know enough to understand that one is able to gather a mixed...

 

Open Class Foods at the Woods County Free Fair

The Open Class Foods Division has something for everyone to make and enter at the Woods County Free Fair, Sept. 5–7. Jellies, preserves, jams, fruit butters, spaghetti sauce, brownies, dinner rolls, sweet and sliced crispy pickles, just to name a...

 

Adrian Ibarra selected as Campus Kudos winner for spring 2019

Adrian Ibarra, systems analyst at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2019 spring semester Campus Kudos Award. Melissa Brown,...

 

2019 Miss Alva Pageant to be Saturday

The Miss Alva Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Alva High School Auditorium. Contestants for the event are Ali Harzman, Kylee Harzman, Lacie Swenn and Lauren Parker. Tickets will be available at the door....

 

Downtown Clinic moving to hospital in October

The Alva Hospital Authority met Tuesday, Aug. 20. Trustees present were Jason Gaisford, Dr. Kenneth Brown, Dr. Halah Simon, Bo Hannaford and Kim Baugh. Share Medical CEO Kandice Allen reported the...

 

Woods County Free Fair has entertainment for all ages

There are many things to see and do at the Woods County Free Fair to be held at the Woods County Fairgrounds on Sept. 5–7. Activities scheduled will provide families and individuals in the area a wide array of great entertainment. In the Women’s...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 23, 2019

Technology's future

The world’s population doubles every 40 years. While that happens, technology is catching up to biology with some surprising results. DNA is the basis for life on Earth and as it makes copies of...

 

Alva needs a new direction over laws, regulations, rules

I’m concerned about the shrinking downward size of the Alva business community. As an elderly woman told me a few days ago that she could remember when Alva had about seven bars and when a college town begins to see bars closing and now we are...

 

Random Thoughts

Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel, who lived from 1890 to 1975, was – to say the least – a colorful character. He is remembered primarily for being the manager of two New York major league...

 

Northwestern welcomes new faculty

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently welcomed eight new faculty members to campus to begin the 2019-2020 school year. Seven new faculty members have been hired in the School of Arts and... Full story

 

Tuesday night bowling standings

Rolling Good Times 3 Wins 1 Loss Ms. Deb's Hairstyling 3 Wins 1 Loss Marshall's Old Timers 3 Wins 1 Loss Knights of Columbus 2 Wins 2 Losses Dilly Dilly 2 Wins 2 Losses O'Bar 1 Wins 3 Losses The Bowl Movements 1 Wins 3 Losses Team 7 1 Win 3 Losses...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 23, 2019

Northwestern Soccer slated seventh in GAC preseason poll

The annual GAC preseason poll has been released: Northwestern Oklahoma State comes in projected to finish seventh in the conference. The Rangers will have a new look this season with first year head coach Erik Solberg taking the reign for the 2019...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    August 23, 2019

Ladybugs fall to Laverne Monday night

LAVERNE – The Alva Ladybugs fell on the road versus the Tigers of Laverne 12-0. The Ladybugs fell to 0-6 to start the year. Alva posted three hits in the game before the game was called in the... Full story

 

Lights Over Alva draws crowd to Square

(More photos of Lights Over Alva can be found on the websites photo gallery. Click on Photos at the top of the home page.)... Full story

 

Marijuana, swimming pool comments at Alva City Council

An overflow crowd attended the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 19. A couple of firefighters brought in extra folding chairs to accommodate the visitors. This was the first meeting where the... Full story

 

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday. Cherokee Nation...

 

Oklahoma man gets life in prison for child pornography

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to life in prison plus nearly 150 years more for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls, saying she would have ordered his castration if the law allowed. Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded gu...

 

Kobach had law enforcement officer investigate voter fraud

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law enforcement officer said that former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach asked him to investigate possible double voting and non-citizen voting, and that missing ammunition that had been purchased by Kobach's office...

 

Kansas launches prison book policy, strikes banned book list

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The new Kansas corrections chief has abolished a list of 7,000 books banned from state prisons and adopted a policy that allows for the review and appeal of confiscated publications. Jeff Zmuda became the acting secretary of the...

 

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in wrongful conviction

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a...

 

Federal judge rules that immigration law is unconstitutional

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a law making it a crime to "encourage" or "induce" immigrants to enter or live in the country illegally is unconstitutional. KCUR-FM reports that U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia...

 

Kansas college known for auto restoration gets $1M donation

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple has donated $1 million to a Kansas college that offers an auto restoration program that has trained several people who worked on a classic car they own. The Hays Post reports that real-estate developers...

 

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