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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...

 

Overcome evil with good

Romans 12:9-21 I am saddened and dismayed by the behavior of many of my Christian brothers and sisters on social media. For many, the truth bomb of the meme has become the go-to means of making a poin...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 30, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

One of the personality disorders that plague me more than others is the unwillingness to trust other people to do good things in the Kingdom. The problem presents itself in a number of different ways. Please allow me to share just a few. First of...

 

College dreams come true thanks to Elks Scholarships

The Alva Elks Lodge No. 1184 and The Elks National Foundation (ENF) are proud to announce the start of the 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United...

 

New regulations for medical marijuana program approved

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) has received approval from Gov. Kevin Stitt on emergency rules that will update current regulations and establish new license categories in accordance with statutory modifications made during the 2019...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 30, 2019

In control

It becomes obvious that Lou Costello will never figure out who the players are in the classic vaudeville skit, “Who’s on First?” Is it a lack of communication on Bud Abbott’s part or the...

 

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, baseball manager Casey Stengel was very witty. When he testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in 1958, he brought much laughter to the proceedings. We will look at that further...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Next spring, households throughout Oklahoma and across the country will begin receiving their 2020 census forms. I cannot overstate the importance for everyone to complete and return their census questionnaires. The census is nothing new – our...

 

Coaches Mentoring Challenge Campaign 2018-19

The 2018-19 campaign kicked off with endorsements from OSU Head Football Coach Mike Gundy and OU Head Football Coach Lincoln Riley in collaboration with state mentoring organizations and the Boren Mentoring Initiative, a program of the Oklahoma...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    August 30, 2019

D2 ADA Academic Achievement Honors for 2018-19

CLEVELAND – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2018-19 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 12th year, is a program that recognizes the academic...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    August 30, 2019

NWOSU men's golf slated 10th in preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference has released its annual preseason coaches' poll. The Northwestern Oklahoma State men's golf team looks to improve on a last place finish in 2018. The Rangers will enter the season ranked 10th in...

 

NWOSU men's basketball announces 2019-20 schedule

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball has finalized its 2019-20 game schedule, the school announced Monday. The Rangers will open their season Nov. 8 against Northeastern Oklahoma State University as part of the GAC/MIAA/NSIC C...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Aug. 27

Ms. Deb's Hairstyling 7 Wins 1 Loss Rollin Good Times 7 Wins 1 Loss Marshall's Old Timers 5 Wins 3 Loss The Bowl Movements 4 Wins 4 Losses Dilly Dilly 4 Wins 4 Losses Knights of Columbus 3 Wins 5 Losses O'Bar 1 Wins 7 Losses Team 7 1 Win 7 Losses...

 

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma at Alva Public Library

Friends of the Alva Public Library will host Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma's program "Working to Survive: Surviving to Work" at five events from Sept. 23 through Nov. 18. The event is made possible... Full story

 

Long-time Ranger taking new position in eastern Oklahoma

After 23 years of full-time employment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Associate Vice President for University Relations Steve Valencia is saying goodbye. Valencia's last day at the... Full story

 

Northwestern announces 2019 homecoming theme, parade marshal

Events have been set for Northwestern Oklahoma State University's annual homecoming celebration Oct. 24-26, and the organizing committee looks forward to seeing many familiar, and some new, faces in... Full story

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    August 30, 2019

Defending Regional Champion Lady Dawgs Picked Second in GAC Preseason Golf Poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – A few months removed from a finish in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals, SWOSU Women's Golf enters the 2019-20 season picked to finish second in the Great American Conference. The Lady Bulldogs earned two first-place...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    August 30, 2019

SWOSU Football: Bulldog Football Announces First Depth Chart; Tyler Marr Named Starting Quarterback

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – One week in advance of the season opener, SWOSU Head Football Coach Chet Pobolish unveiled the Bulldogs first depth chart on Thursday. Among the notable position battles throughout camp was under center, where Pobolish has...

 

Golf: Wonder Boys picked 1st in GAC preseason coaches' poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech men's golf has been unanimously voted as the favorite to win the Great American Conference in the Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league announced Monday. The Wonder Boys garnered 81 points, along with 9 first place...

 

Oklahoma man convicted of murder in son-in-law's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his son-in-law in Del City. Court records show an Oklahoma County jury on Thursday found 60-year-old Frank Reynolds guilty of killing Joseph...

 

Oklahoma St starting QB still a mystery for Oregon St game

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oklahoma State's quarterback situation is still somewhat of a mystery — at least publicly. Redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders and Hawaii graduate transfer Dru Brown have been competing for the starting nod since spring....

 

Oklahoma group seeks to overturn permitless carry law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking to stop a new Oklahoma law that would allow people to openly carry firearms without training or a background check is delivering thousands of signatures in hopes of putting the issue to a vote of the people....

 

American Airlines to add 400 jobs in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — American Airlines said it's adding 400 jobs at its Tulsa maintenance facility, marking what an airline official calls the largest workforce addition to that base in over a decade. About 330 of the new positions will be filled...

 

Tribal leaders in Oklahoma want governor to change position

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leaders of 34 tribal nations in Oklahoma say they're willing to reconsider how much they pay the state for some casino games but that they first want the new governor to change his position on a key provision of the...

 

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