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Alva Robotics Team meets

The Alva Robotics Team met on Sept. 12 and 14 at the Alva Public Library. On Monday, the team discussed the Heartland BEST Kickoff Day, possible team names, and ideas for drive systems for the robot....

 

Hangar rates researched

The Alva Airport Commission discussed hangar rates in depth at their Monday night meeting. During previous meetings, newer members of the board questioned how rates were determined for smaller planes versus twin engines. Dale Logsdon researched his...

 

Alva school board postpones acceptance of football practice building

The Alva Board of Education called a special meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. with an agenda item calling on the board to approve or disapprove the "Certificate of Acceptance for the Indoor...

 

Mumps outbreak confirmed in Garfield County

Four cases of mumps have been confirmed this week in Garfield County, and at least 34 more suspected cases are under investigation after students in two Enid Public Schools exhibited symptoms of the disease. Those currently affected range in age...

 

Shotguns stolen from Alva home

When a man on North Sunset in Alva came home and found his front door open but still locked on Sunday, Sept. 4, he attributed it to the recent earthquake activity. However, on Thursday, Sept. 8, Ryan Clark went to the closet in his spare bedroom to... Full story

 

Fall enrollment jumps four percent

Spurred by growth in its freshman class and enrollment at all three of its campus locations, enrollment for the fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is at its highest level since 2013. In preliminary enrollment information... Full story

 

Northwestern gearing up for early Homecoming

Although the fall semester has been underway for less than three weeks, individuals and groups at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are already preparing for the annual Homecoming celebration, one that will come earlier than normal this year....

 

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 John Clapp    Local    September 16, 2016

One common event

Humanity is truly a diverse lot. We come in different shapes, sizes and colors. We come from different backgrounds, we have various degrees of beliefs and values, each of us have a different set of circumstances that determines everything from our...

 

Spiritually Speaking

The writings of 2nd and 3rd John give us a glimpse into the close-knit community of believers near the end of the first century. The elder (older) John sends these short missives (only 27 verses combined) to encourage the good and warn against the...

 

Missionaries from around the world to speak at Town & Country

For five days next week, Sunday through Thursday, Hi-Plains School of Missions missionaries from points far and near, will talk about their lives and work at Town & Country Christian Church. The public is invited to the free talks each night at 7...

 

Chairs

The search for the perfect chair. We have all seen “relax the back” commercials and all sorts of contortion devices, anti-gravity and the like, to alleviate that which has plagued mankind since...

 

Random Thoughts

Historians have consistently noted that President Abraham Lincoln came from what we would today call an “underprivileged” background. That is to say, his family was poor. The same, however, cannot be said of his wife, Mary. First Lady Mary...

 

Artist with Alva ties to perform in Oklahoma City

Clark Beckham, first runner up in the American Idol Season 14, will be in Oklahoma City the first week of November for a concert on Nov. 5. The concert is a benefit for the South Moore High School Vocal Music Program and will be held at Randall...

 

Goldbugs work to maintain focus against the Fairview Yellow Jackets

After pulling through with their third straight win in a strictly officiated and short-lived game, the Alva High School Goldbugs will be traveling to face off with school rival the Fairview Yellow Jackets. This will be Alva’s first meeting with...

 

AMS Ladybugs fall in extra innings to Woodward

The Alva Middle School Ladybugs softball team hosted the Woodward Lady Boomers for their final home game of the season and just fell short of the win with a final score of 3-4. The Ladybugs had a stro...

 

Rangers head to Arkadelphia Saturday to take on Henderson State

The Northwestern Oklahoma State football team is headed to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, this weekend to take on the Henderson State Reddies (2-0, 2-0 GAC) where they will look to take revenge on HSU and get back on the winning track, following a loss to...

 

Hixon ties school record in final round of GAC Preview

Low scores came in bunches during the final round of the Great American Conference Preview Tournament at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City, including Rangers freshman Cody Hixon’s school record tying round of 68. Hixon’s round of 68 paced...

 

Ranger Soccer falls to Fort Hays

The Basics Score: Northwestern 0 – Fort Hays 9 Records: Northwestern (0-4, 0-0 GAC) – Fort Hays (4-0, 0-0 MIAA) HAYS, Kansas – Northwestern Oklahoma State was defeated by non-conference opponent Fort Hays State by a score of 9-0. Individual...

 

Rangers drop opening GAC match

The Basics Score: Oklahoma Baptist 3 – Northwestern 0 Records: Oklahoma Baptist (4-6, 0-1 GAC) – Northwestern (0-10, 0-1 GAC) SHAWNEE – Northwestern Oklahoma State Volleyball was defeated by Oklahoma Baptist by a final score of 3-0 (17-25,...

 

Hopper leads the way for Rangers at NSU Invitational

The Rangers women’s golf team finished up play with a team score of 355 in the final round of the NSU Fall Invitational at Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Madison Hopper followed up her outstanding debut as a...

 

It's Oklahoma's Mayfield vs. Ohio St's Barrett in QB battle

NORMAN, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 15, 2016) — A quarterback matchup the likes of Saturday's showdown between Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is rare, especially in the regular season. Barrett finished fifth in the Heisman Trop...

 

Fallin names former education board member to regents' panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP, posted Sept. 15, 2016) — A former member of the State Board of Education who also helped oversee the development of new state education standards has been appointed to the board of regents for the Regional University System of...

 

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