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Our knowable, unknowable God

It’s easy to have preconceived notions about people, and not really see them. We do it all the time. In fact, our brains are wired to make quick assessments of people and situations for our safety. How someone is dressed as we walk past him on the...

 

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.;...

 

Miss Alva contestants

The Miss Alva Pageant will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Alva High School auditorium. Come show your support for these five young ladies as they vie for the title of Miss Alva. Tickets available at the door. Contestant #1 Alaina Hurst...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 25, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Today, after lunch, my wife said (semi-teasingly), “I know that if I tried, I could find a man who would really appreciate me!” Well, right off the bat you know I’m in the dog house, but so far it’s only hypothetical – “If I tried” is...

 

Oklahoma 4-H introduces new age guidelines

The Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program has introduced new age guidelines for the upcoming 4-H year. The new guidelines to join the Oklahoma 4-H program are: Youth may enroll in 4-H on Sept. 1 if they are 8 years old and in the third grade. For...

 

Northwestern Howdy Week packed full of fun events, free food for students

Northwestern’s Student Government Association (SGA) will sponsor a week of fun events for students at the Alva campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21, 22, 24 and 25. SGA members have chosen the first day of classes to kick off the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 25, 2017

Barbecue

Summer is a time for family outings and no greater holiday for cookouts exists than Labor Day. Congress passed the Labor Day Act in 1894, commemorating the success of American labor by designating...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Supreme Court decided the $1.50 per pack smoking cessation fee the Legislature passed in May was unconstitutional. Also known as the Smoking Cessation and Prevention Act of 2017, the measure was designed to lessen...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I want to say a huge thank you to the entire community of Alva. For the past two weeks, I was back home in Alva creating three short films and a Virtual Reality 360 film using 75 people from Alva in the cast and crew. Hundreds of people...

 

Random Thoughts

Few reasonable people would deny that Americans love sports and the people who play them. We pay exorbitant amounts of money to athletes who entertain us – just one indication of the appreciation...

 

Ladybugs fall in the fourth inning to Enid

The Alva High School Ladybugs made a comeback in the third to take the lead, but a fourth-inning rally from Enid gave Alva the 2-5 loss. The Ladybugs got the early jump on Enid in the bottom of the second as they started the inning with Hannah...

 

Ford adds final piece to women's golf roster

Head women's golf coach Aaron Ford announced the addition of Jordan Taylor, a transfer from Seminole State College, to round out his 2017-18 roster. Taylor joins Wellington, Texas, native Ashley Watts as Ford's two newcomers for this year's squad....

 

Men's cross-country poll released

The Northwestern Oklahoma State men's cross-country team will enter their 2017 season ranked in sixth place in the Great American Conference Pre-season Coaches Poll. The Rangers received 11 votes, five more than seventh-place Arkansas-Monticello....

 

Women's cross-country poll released

The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's cross-country team will enter the season ranked 10th in the Great American Conference Pre-season Coaches Poll. The Rangers received 29 votes along with Ouachita Baptist, 16 more than Arkansas-Monticello. Newly...

 

Helping new teachers look their best

A dark cloud of debt can overshadow the certification process for new teachers. Besides the cost of their degrees, students in the education department have costs for further certification exams, back...

 

Kriegh recognized with OkACTE Support Staff Member of the Year Award

Jessica Kriegh of Alva was recognized with the Support Staff Member of the Year award at the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Educators (OkACTE) Summer Conference held earlier this month....

 

'It has to be done'

The mood was somber Monday evening as the Alva City Council addressed a proposed utility rate increase. After months of discussion and deliberation, after two public hearings to give citizens a chance to speak, the council approved the increased...

 

Harvey strengthens into hurricane, takes aim at Texas coast

HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in...

 

Navy IDs dead, missing sailors from the USS John McCain

The U.S. Navy on Thursday released names of one sailor who died and nine others who were missing after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Divers recovered the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smit...

 

Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling 'mess'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump...

 

US interior chief recommends changes on some protected lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the...

 

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