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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.;...

 

Change your mind, not your culture

One of the many mistaken notions of the modern church is that the goal of Christianity is to change the culture; that the culture should somehow be forced into conformity with Christianity. However, this is certainly not the message of the New...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Our daughter, Elizabeth, is a bibliophile (a lover of the written word). I have no idea how many books she owns or has read in her life, but she would quickly tell you that the number simply isn’t large enough. Perhaps she inherited the trait from...

 

Constitution Week

American colonists fought, sacrificed and died to establish and preserve the freedom now guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States. The right to privacy has come to the attention through various controversial Supreme Court rulings....

 

Hunter's course to be held

Oklahoma Hunter Education Course will be held at the Northwest Technology Center, 1801 S. 11th St., in Alva on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For registration information please call 580-327-0344....

 

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 “The Gilded Age” at five events from Sept. 18 through Nov. 20. The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding from the...

 

Save Your Photos program

Now that the spring and summer storm seasons are over, most people are not thinking about planning for a disaster. However, it is a great time for a family to consider how you can protect one of your most treasured assets: your photos and photo...

 

Finding refuge in Enid

Rescued. It's how Fred and Edith Birdsall, Houston residents who relocated to Enid last Friday, describe how they feel. The couple, who own a hurricane-flooded home, was picked up last week. "We are truly refugees from the flood," Fred said. "We...

 

Food wars

Perhaps you have mistakenly bought artificial cheese slices. It’s quite a let down from American, but, after all, real cheese is made from milk, not plastic. Another attempt at a substitute was a...

 

Random Thoughts

Saturday, Sept. 9, was the most important day of the second week of the 2017 U.S. college football season. Many sports fans attended college football games that day while millions more watched on...

 

Dirden finalizes coaching staff for 2017-18 season

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University head men's basketball coach Shawn Dirden has made the finishing touches on his coaching staff for the upcoming 2017-18 season official. The changes include two new hires and a promotion, as...

 

Men's Cross Country competes at SWOSU Open

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The men's cross-country team was in action Saturday, Sept. 9, at the SWOSU Open where they ran a 5.1-mile race. The guys brought home a fourth place finish. Clayton Fletcher a junior from Kilgore, Texas, led the way in his...

 

Rangers gear up for Henderson State

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- The Northwestern Oklahoma State football team is looking for their first win of the 2017 season as they head to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, for the second time this season, but this time to take on the Henderson State Reddies. The...

 

Men's golf squad posts lowest three-round total in school history

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men's golf team concluded their first tournament of the season with a record-breaking performance at the Great American Conference Preview held at Lake Hefner Golf Club's North Course. The...

 

Turf runway construction to be finished this week

The Alva Airport Commission made some progress on several ongoing projects during their meeting Monday. Dale Logsdon was absent so Paul Kinzie chaired the meeting. Airport Manager Greg Murray reported 79 customer interactions in the last month....

 

Women's soccer suffers 8-1 loss to Newman

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's soccer team suffered an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Newman University Jets on Tuesday evening. The Rangers' lone goal came from...

 

Volleyball defeated in conference opener

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State volleyball team lost to Oklahoma Baptist in their first Great American Conference match of the season, 3-1 (19-25, 13-25, 25-21, 19-25). The Rangers...

 

Nineteen to compete for 66th Miss Cinderella Pageant title at Northwestern's homecoming

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Miss Cinderella Orientation session Sunday, Sept. 10, and welcomed 19 young women who will represent their high schools from Oklahoma, Kansas...

 

Soccer Picks Up Non-Conference Win against Eastern New Mexico

ADA – The East Central University soccer team picked up its second-straight win, with a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico in non-conference action at Tiger Field. The Tigers (2-3) were led by junior Kendall Cook, who tallied two shots on goal...

 

Rabo Leads SWOSU Rout over Lady Buffs

Jon Chidester, SWOSU Sports Information WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Alimata Rabo netted four goals for the second time in her career as SWOSU Soccer rolled past West Texas A&M 6-0 on Thursday out at the Athletic Complex. The Bulldogs never gave the Lady...

 

1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army's largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training in California. The...

 

South Korea says North has fired another missile over Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile Friday from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean. It was the second aggressive test-flight over the...

 

US nuke commander 'assumes' North Koreans tested H-bomb

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces said Thursday he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb, suggesting a heightened U.S. concern that the North has advanced to a new level of...

 

US extends Iran sanctions relief while bemoaning behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday extended sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, even as President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Tehran...

 

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