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Woods County Fair continues through Saturday

The Woods County Free Fair opened Thursday at the fairgrounds south of Alva. Young and not-so-young will have the opportunity to show off their skills and abilities. There is also plenty of entertainment on tap for fairgoers. Friday Events Friday... Full story

 

Possibilities limited only by vision

“Do it right the first time so you don’t have to do it over and over,” Joe Henderson told members of the Alva Arena Authority. Henderson, of Duncan, shared his experiences with the Stevens County Fairgrounds, which evolved from a small,...

 

Labor Day clean-up project successful

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker held a volunteer Labor Day workday to improve the city’s appearance. He said during Tuesday’s city council meeting that 15 to 20 people came out for the event with ages ranging from 10 years to older adults. The group...

 

Planning Commission votes to deny Integris permit

It was a full house both on the Alva Planning Commission and in the audience at the special meeting Thursday night, Sept. 8. After a tie and no recommendation at the last meeting, the commission deliberated for an hour on whether to recommend... Full story

 

Alva robotics team meets

The Alva Robotics team met for an information session on Aug. 27 at the Alva Public Library. A group of enthusiastic students and parents met to discuss plans for the group to participate in the Heartland BEST robotics competition at Northwestern...

 

Avard Rail Park Authority agrees to new contract

Following a 30-minute executive session, the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority approved an amended contract with Martin-Marietta, the anchor business in the park, contingent on approval from counsel. Due to declining oil field activity, the demand...

 

Foster care support group

Northwest Family Services will be sponsoring their first Foster Care Support Group this Sunday, Sept. 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the basement of the First United Methodist Church in Alva (626 College Ave). All kinship, respite, alternative caregiver,...

 

Alva takes down Thomas, 42-0

On Friday, Sept. 2, the Alva Goldbugs were looking for their second victory of the season and to avenge last year's loss to the Thomas Terriers. When asked how the Goldbugs were preparing for this...

 

AHS Band sounds off with early morning practice

The Alva Band of Gold has early morning rehearsal at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. They use the time to prepare for contests, football games and parades. "Early morning rehearsals...

 

Electric Gold behind the scenes

Recently, Damon Brown came to Alva High School to teach choreography to Electric Gold (EG). This is the 26th time he has come to Alva to teach choreography. Brown lives in Carmel, Indiana, and he...

 

Gearing Up the Goldbugs

The Alva High School cheerleaders and Band of Gold held their first pep rally of the year in the high school gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. The pep rally was for all students and faculty in Alva from grades pre-K through 12, and included...

 

Ladybugs fall in final; avenge loss on Tuesday

On Aug. 25-27 the Alva Ladybugs softball team traveled to Tonkawa to play in their second tournament of the year. The Ladybugs brought home second with a tough loss to Blackwell on Saturday. They were 3-1 in the tournament. During Thursday's game...

 

AHS goes 1-0, holds off Blackwell

AHS Football opened its season with a 27-22 win over Blackwell on Friday night. Coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger said “All of the players we will put on the field will do big things.” During the face-off with the Blackwell Maroons on Friday night, the...

 

Stuck reigns as Miss Alva 2016-2017

Alva High School has a yearly pageant allowing senior girls the opportunity to earn scholarships and compete for the Miss Alva title. This year the pageant had five contestants: Aleysa Franz, Kathryn... Full story

 

AHS students 'Glow' at third annual event

Saturday, Aug. 27, the Woods County Coalition and the Alva Middle and High School H2O (Health2Others) groups held their annual Glow Run. The Glow Run is a 5K race and 1-mile fun run that is held at the Woods County Fairgrounds. This is the third...

 

LYDIA RADER CROUCH BREWER

Graveside services for Lydia Rader Crouch Brewer will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Fairview Cemetery with Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall...

 

JOHN DUNN

Funeral services for John Dunn, 68, Alva, are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel....

 

Religious services calendar

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 Max Ridgway    Local    September 9, 2016

Are we living in the last days?

It is commonly assumed by many that we are living in the last days and that the end of the world is just around the corner. However, if you take the Bible seriously, it is impossible to hold that opinion. The reason is that the writers of the New Tes...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Before Jesus went home to be with the Father, He offered hope, encouragement and challenges to His disciples. One of the most intriguing for me is found in John 13:35: “By this all men will know you are my disciples; by your love for each other....

 

Electric cars

Ever since humans discovered fire, they’ve been looking at other sources of energy to replace it. It’s a fact that in the early days of the automobile, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford disagreed on...

 

Random Thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt has the distinction of being the longest-serving First Lady in U.S. history – from March 1933 until April 1945. The untimely death of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt,...

 

Ladybugs pull ahead of Leedey for the win

LEEDEY – The Alva High School Ladybugs continue their long trek on the road, going head-to-head against Leedey on Tuesday evening. Both defenses held strong in the first two innings as Alva started on the field before their first chance at bat in...

 

Miller honored with Offensive Player of the Week after season opener performance

For the second consecutive year, Reid Miller opened up the year with a bank, earning him the Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Week. His record-breaking performance helped his team to victory for the second year in a row on opening...

 

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