Articles from the September 7, 2018 edition

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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 Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;... Full story


Trust in the Lord, not your circumstances

“For we live by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) Our eyes can deceive us. Have you noticed that, when driving, the road ahead looks as if it gets smaller and smaller? Obviously we know it doesn’t, but it sure looks like it does. M...


Spiritually Speaking

What in the world would make an otherwise intelligent (and handsome) man in his mid-50s drive more than five hours to watch an event that lasted less than 15 minutes? You may have guessed it. There was a grandchild involved! And, judging from the...


Northwestern Family Day set for Sept. 14-15

Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. The annual event brings families to campus where they can take tours, purchase Ranger gear, shop for tuition scholarships and attend a Ranger football game.... Full story


Study Abroad opportunities set for students, public to visit Italy for 10 days

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Study Abroad Committee has its sights set on taking a tour group to Italy in May 2019. Study abroad trips are not only for Northwestern students and employees but are open to community members as well. S... Full story



Donna was born June 27, 1950, to Boyd Leroy (Tarp) and Bobbie (Estes) Graves, in Alva, Oklahoma. Donna started school in Waynoka, completed the eighth grade at Farry and graduated from Alva High...



Emil Joseph "EJ" Blue, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2018, in Plano, Texas, due to complications suffered from a stroke. EJ was born on October 27, 1948, to Emil Morris Blue and Doris Wright...



Graveside services for Melvin "Tubby" Brooks will be 11 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Carmen City Cemetery with Rev. Kirk Board officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall...


Gas prices

Gas prices have escalated to $2.84.9 in Alva, a $.60 increase this year. My dad said gas prices always increase at Labor Day and during wheat harvest. We know that crude oil prices have risen from $45...


Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, Democrat Harry Truman won the presidential election of 1948 even though he failed to carry four states in the South. In the 11 former Confederate states, Truman garnered 87...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    September 7, 2018

NWOSU cross country announces new members ahead of opening meet

ALVA, Okla. – With the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s and women’s cross country season jump starts Saturday morning at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Open, the programs are proud to announce the incoming class of runne...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    September 7, 2018

NWOSU football game at UAM moved to Monticello High School

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Saturday’s Northwestern Oklahoma State University football game at Arkansas-Monticello has been moved to Hyatt Football Field, home field of Monticello High School. The original kickoff time of 6 p.m. remains unchanged. Off...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    September 7, 2018

Northwestern Football to battle Boll Weevils in week 2 matchup

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University football team looks to bounce back in week two as the Rangers make their longest trip of the regular season on Saturday against Arkansas-Monticello. Kickoff between the Rangers and Boll W... Full story


Northwestern comes up short in GAC opener

SHAWNEE, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State University's volleyball team (8-1, 0-0) fell to the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist University (3-6, 0-0) in their Great American Conference opener, losing 1-3 [23-25,25-12,19-25,18-25]. Lady Rangers and the... Full story


Tuesday night bowling standings for the week of Aug. 28

O-Bar 3 Wins 1 Loss 2322 Total Pins Schuesslers 3 Wins 1 Loss 2255 Total Pins Pony Boys 3 Wins 1 Loss 2223 Total Pins Ten Pin Ol Men 2 Wins 2 Losses 2631 Total Pins Knights of Columbus 2 Wins 2 Losses 2409 Total Pins Marshall's Old Timers 1 Wins 3...


Shaffer awarded Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship for fall semester

Elizabeth Shaffer, Ringwood senior, is the fall 2018 recipient of the Dr. Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Spanish program. Shaffer is majoring in...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    September 7, 2018

NWOSU professor tells about her teaching experience in Venezuela

Kiwanis Club had an endearing speaker visit on Sept. 5. Dr. Colleen Golightly, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) associate professor of education, shared about her time teaching... Full story


Northwestern plays host to Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series 2018-2019 season

Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series (NWOCS), an organization that seeks to bring cultural performances and entertainment to northwest Oklahoma, will begin its 2018-19 season Tuesday, Sept. 4, and the... Full story


ECU Soccer Plays First Road Match of 2018

CLAREMORE, OKLA. – The East Central University dropped a 1-0 non-conference decision to Rogers State University at Soldier Field. Match Scoring RSU: 69:56 – BreAnn Tolleson, assist by Sydney Connelly Match Highlights The Tigers (1-2) were out...


#17 Texas A&M-Commerce topples Muleriders in three sets at Dallas Baptist Tri-Match

DALLAS, Texas – Southern Arkansas battled their second nationally-ranked opponent of the season on Thursday evening as they took on #17 Texas A&M-Commerce inside the Burg Center at the Dallas Baptist Tri-Match. Despite a dominant start to the t...


Coach accused of sex abuse in Texas facing Oklahoma charges

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas gymnastics coach jailed after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls in Fort Worth is facing similar charges in Oklahoma. The Dallas Morning News reports Skipper Glenn Crawley was charged Thursday by a...


AARP: Oklahoma nursing homes failing to give quality care

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A recent AARP report has found that Oklahoma's nursing homes are failing to provide quality care, with registered nurses providing the fewest number of hours per day for each patient compared to the rest of the U.S. The AARP P...


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