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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Alva Church of God is located at 517 9th St. in Alva. Sheryl White is the pastor. Sunday: Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evening, young adults meet at 5 p.m. with a meal and Bible...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    September 22, 2023

The word of the Lord

This phrase, “the word of the Lord,” is used many times in the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament as it refers to God communicating with the Patriarchs, Prophets, Priests and Kings. God sometimes came to these leaders by a loud or soft voice, a d...

 

Start of something great: Burlington's Academic Team

This year at Burlington Schools an elementary academic team was created for fourth- through sixth-graders. Mica Andrews, the school librarian, is head of the new team. There are currently ten...

 

Burlington baseball in its third year

The Burlington junior high baseball team started their season at Fargo on Aug. 22. Now in its third year, the team has 13 members in grades 6 through 9. This year's head coach, Joe Granados,...

 

Robotics prepares robot for BEST competition

The Burlington robotics team went to Heartlands' BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics kick-off on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The robotics...

 

Metacognition

Metacognition is described as “thinking about thinking.” Metacognition is the opposite of meditation, which is also a form of mindfulness. Meditation is an attempt to not focus on anything, sim...

 

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

Focus or just as importantly, the lack of focus is very important to living a good life, if not just for keeping us alive. It wasn’t very long after Deb and I got together that we all went down to the corrals and sorted off some cattle. I took our t...

 

The Great Pretendian, part 4

In the late 1960s and for several years thereafter, the American literary world was witnessing what eventually became known as the Native American Renaissance. Numerous American Indian authors were...

 

Armstrong contributes to book on journalism history

Dr. Kaylene D. Armstrong, associate professor of mass communication at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is one of 48 journalism history scholars whose work is featured in the new "Routledge...

 

Northwestern enters into agreement with Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University President Dr. Bo Hannaford and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) President Dr. Diana Lovell signed a partnership agreement recently to allow... Full story

 

Northwestern women's golf concludes Drury Invitational

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Ranger women's golf team traveled to Missouri for their first invitational of the 2023 season. Northwestern finished 11th overall as a team after shooting a team score of 649 (324-325). The Rangers were led by Tess Linden who f...

 

August Alva Middle School Students of the Month

The teachers at AMS have selected Merritt Mantz and Owen Vermillion, eighth grade; Harper Williams and Cord Heaton, seventh grade; and Joplin Bradt and Bentley Lott, sixth grade as Alva Middle School...

 

Alva FFA members exhibit at Woods County Free Fair and Livestock Judging Contest

On Sept. 8, Alva FFA livestock showmen exhibited their animals at the Woods County Free Fair in Alva. Many of the members did well, including Avery McMurphy, who exhibited the Grand Champion Heifer and won Senior Cattle Showmanship; Ember Sandoval,...

 

Ranger golfers conclude NSU Golf Classic

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State opened the 2023 fall season at the 25th Annual NSU Golf Classic at the Muskogee Golf Club. Northwestern finished 15th in the classic on a team score of 893 (302-303-288). Northwestern was led by Max C...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves estimates of needs, county holidays

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning to approve the annual estimates of needs for county schools and county entities. Chairman Joe Shirley opened the meeting with members Chris Olson and Bob Seivert present. County Clerk Shelley Reed... Full story

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority welcomes new member Scott Riley

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority, comprised of Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Allan Poe, welcomed its newest member, Scott Riley, to the board earlier this week. Woods County Commissioner Randy...

 

Alva City Council splits vote on cloud software

Members of the Alva City Council voiced a variety of opinions on a proposal to upgrade the accounting software for the city office. All members of the council were present for the regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. Mayor Kelly Parker said the city...

 

Ranger volleyball 17 blocks lead to match win over Bison

ALVA – Ranger Volleyball returned home for their second conference match of the season. Northwestern jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first two sets before taking the match in four sets with 3-1 w...

 

Enid Pacers edge Ladybugs 1-0 Monday

ALVA – Alva High School softball's Senior Day game turned into a pitching duel on Monday. The Class 3A Ladybugs hosted the Class 6A Enid Pacers. Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the s...

 

Alva Ladybugs win regional playoff, advance to super regionals

Alva is hosting a regional fast pitch softball tournament this week. The Alva Ladybugs drew a bye in the first round before playing Davis at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The game was tied in the bottom of...

 

Indictment alleges man threatened mass shooting at Stanley Cup game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada grand jury has indicted a man on felony charges alleging he threatened to carry out a mass shooting in June at a Stanley Cup Final hockey game on the Las Vegas Strip. The six-count indictment handed down this week in s...

 

Who are Rupert Murdoch's children? What to know about the media magnate's successor and family

NEW YORK (AP) — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch on Monday announced that he would be stepping down as the leader of both Fox News' parent company and his News Corp media holdings — with his son, Lachlan, set to take his place. Through his decades-long c...

 

As mayors, governors scramble to care for more migrants, a look at what's behind the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small town on the Texas border declares a state of emergency as tens of thousands of migrants cross the border. The Biden administration grants protection to nearly half a million Venezuelans in the country, giving them the a...

 

Surveillance of Indian diplomats in Canada led to allegations around Sikh killing, official says

TORONTO (AP) — The allegation of India's involvement in the killing of a Sikh Canadian is based on surveillance of Indian diplomats in Canada, including intelligence provided by a major ally, a Canadian official familiar with the matter told The A...

 

Government shutdown risk spikes as House Republicans leave town in disarray amid hard-right revolt

WASHINGTON (AP) — With House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's latest funding plan in ruins and lawmakers leaving town for the weekend, there's no endgame in sight as hard-right Republicans push dangerously closer to a disruptive federal shutdown. The W...

 

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