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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    August 24, 2018

A difficult tragedy

Most of us have had to deal with a difficult tragedy. Maybe we have had a loved one die in a car accident. The police came to our door in the middle of the night and told us the bad news. Some people...

 

Alva Robotics Team to meet Saturday for 2018 BEST reveal

The Alva Robotics Team will hold a short meeting on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Alva Public Library to discuss the reveal of the upcoming game. At 11 a.m. the team will meet with other teams at Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Science...

 

Woods County Fair booths still available to rent

The 2018 Woods County Free Fair will be held Sept. 6-8 (Thursday through Saturday), and Merchant's Building exhibit booths are still available to rent. A single 8-foot by 8-foot booth rental is $42.50; a double booth is $85. The Merchant’s...

 

Homemade Ice Cream Contest at the Woods County Free Fair

Treat yourself and your family to a variety of delicious homemade ice creams at the Woods County Free Fair on Friday, Sept. 7. The homemade ice cream contest will take place in the Women’s Building at 6:30 p.m. Anyone in Woods County is eligible...

 

Northwestern offices closed for Labor Day

Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend, as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3. Northwestern’s offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day....

 

AVIS LEAH MARCUM

Memorial services for Avis Leah Marcum will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2018, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Ruwaldt officiating. She was cremated at her request under the...

 

GLENN ROY CELLAN

Graveside memorial services for Glenn Roy Cellan will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery. He was cremated at his request under the direction of Marshall...

 

MERLE DEAN CLEMENCE

Graveside services for Merle Dean Clemence will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka. Merle...

 

WANDA B. (KINZIE) KIGHTLINGER

Funeral services for Wanda B. (Kinzie) Kightlinger of Sapulpa will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018, at Foundation Church, Sapulpa, Oklahoma, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal Cemetery...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 24, 2018

Seasonal insurance

I’m a car collector. To save on insurance, I checked on seasonal coverage. Seasonal coverage policies may be written to restrict use during the months when the roads are salted, temperatures...

 

Random Thoughts

The Civil War began in April 1861 as a conflict – according to Republican President Abraham Lincoln – to “preserve the Union.” Before it was over, the war also became one to abolish slavery....

 

Madsen receives scholarships to Northwestern

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

 

Northwestern welcomes new faculty

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently welcomed seven new faculty members to campus to begin the 2018-2019 school year. Two new faculty members have been hired in the School of Arts and...

 

Council approves arena project plan

Around 25 people attended Monday's Alva City Council meeting. Several asked questions during the public hearing on the Alva Arena Economic Development Project Plan. Answering questions were Todd...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    August 24, 2018

AHS softball beats Hennessey twice in doubleheader

Alva, Okla. – In a doubleheader with Hennessey, the Alva High School Ladybugs softball team came away with two wins, 6-0 and 6-5. Game 1 Pitcher Hallie Durkee did not allow any runs through the firs...

 

Niemann to headline Southwest Country Fest this Saturday

The ninth annual Southwest Country Fest takes place in Alva this year, out at the Woods County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 25. Jerrod Niemann will headline the event; other country music performers...

 

Wonder Boys Golf picked first in GAC preseason coaches poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech men's golf has been voted as the favorite in the Great American Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league announced Thursday. The Wonder Boys totaled 76 points in the poll, including a conference-high four...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    August 24, 2018

Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown more than a speedster this year

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Marquise "Hollywood" Brown showed up to Oklahoma with an exceptional gift that he relied on a bit too much. Brown was used to blowing by people with his speed, so he kept doing it. The junior college transfer finished with...

 

Oklahoma doctors express concern over medical pot rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enthusiasm for Oklahoma's medical marijuana laws could be tempered by hesitant doctors who will be responsible for recommending the drug to patients. Two medical professionals told a legislative working group Wednesday that...

 

Oklahoma mayoral candidate charged with embezzlement

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A southern Oklahoma mayoral candidate has been charged with embezzling more than $2,000. The Lawton Constitution reports that Palmer Lee Moore Jr. was charged Wednesday with felony embezzlement. He's been released on $2,500...

 

Oklahoma City permits rental locations for electric scooters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Electric scooters that have popped up on sidewalks throughout the U.S. and led to lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders in some places are now officially allowed in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman reports the city granted permits...

 

Energy Department says wind power projects continue in US

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the continued construction of wind-power generating stations is bringing down both the cost of building the installations and the price for wind-generated electricity. The report...

 

Missing Arkansas children found in Oklahoma, mother arrested

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say four missing Arkansas children have been found in Oklahoma and the mother of the four was arrested. Inspector Cory Thomas with the Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force says the 1- to 7-year-old children...

 

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