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Alva recreation park authority rejects lawn bids

At the August meeting of the Alva Recreation Complex (ARC) board, the group decided to seek bids to find out what it would cost to outsource grass and baseball field services. The ARC has difficulty a...

 

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.;...

 

One nation under God

As a proud American citizen and ex-Marine, I still respect the American flag. Are you old enough to remember back in the day when we started each day in school with the flag salute, which ends with “one nation under God?” The comparison from...

 

New parsonage dedication

Bethel Hawley Baptist Church has scheduled this Sunday, Sept. 25, for the dedication of their new parsonage. The 2,100 square foot brick home consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, a large family and dining room, a two-car garage, a...

 

Spiritually Speaking

This weekend is “Family” weekend, here in Rangerville. I always look forward to these opportunities to meet the parents of some of our students. In fact, it sometimes gives us the chance to meet some of the students for the first time. You see,...

 

Alva Board of Education accepts sports facility

The Alva Board of Education called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, to first view the new indoor practice facility and then to meet in executive session with an attorney to finalize...

 

Water rates to change for schools, university, prison

Water rates for large government-owned entities are going up in Alva. Monday night the Alva Utility Authority voted to change water rates for this class of customers, which includes schools, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Bill Johnson...

 

Woods County wheat and canola producers should check their crop often for fall armyworms

“Woods County wheat producers have planted a lot of acres in the last 10 days,” said Greg Highfill, Woods County Extension educator ag/4-H. He added, “The majority of these acres were planted early to be utilized this winter for wheat pasture...

 

Bank-It provides support to Northwest Domestic Crisis Services

The Bank-It program, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, is known for working to create a Habit of Helping in Northwest Oklahoma. Through its partnerships with local financial institutions and Alva...

 

David Boren talks education funding and State Question 779

ALVA – David Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma and supporter of State Question 779, spoke Thursday with Alva Rotary and Kiwanis Club members about the need for education funding in Okla...

 

Alva woman injured in Enid collision

An Alva woman was injured in a three-vehicle collision at Independence and Elm in Enid Tuesday, according to an Enid Police Department report. Lauren J. Rake, 23, of Enid, was driving a 2015 Chevy Equinox east on Elm about 12:50 p.m. and told police...

 

Homestead full, nursing home full

The Alva Hospital Authority, which oversees Share Medical Center, The Homestead, and Share Convalescent Home, met Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. Darlene Sanderson chaired the meeting in the absence of Jason Gaisford. The best news of the evening...

 

Summer Feeding program filled empty bellies in Alva

Alva – Over the summer, thousands of Oklahoma children were without access to their schools’ free or reduced-price meals. For families already struggling to make ends meet, trying to find resources to provide those missing meals over the summer...

 

Wallet stolen from pickup

An Alva man reported his wallet had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight. Timothy Don Thomas who lives in the 700 block of Church told police he parked his 2009 Ford F-150 in the alley about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. He returned to...

 

Vintage Inn antiques sell to online bidders through Bellamy & Company

Bellamy and Company’s online catalog listings for the auction of antique items from the Vintage Inn, located at 801 Flynn in Alva, garnered over 8,000 views in a span of less than two weeks. The sale was open to online bidders from Aug. 29 to...

 

Woods County commissioners hold special meeting on Tuesday morning

The Woods County commissioners canceled their regular meeting on Monday, and called a special meeting for Tuesday, a day their budget maker person could be present. They figured this would be more efficient rather than meeting two days in a row....

 

Woods County Excise Board approves budgets

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning, Sept. 21. They approved the monthly appropriations as follows: • District 1 Highway Cash: $171,199.17 • District 2 Highway Cash: $171,149.17 • District 3 Highway Cash: $202,549.69 ...

 

Northwestern to play host to blood drive

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a two-day blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Student Center Ranger Room. All donors...

 

Biology student interns with green sea turtle conservation group

After spending two weeks volunteering for a summer internship in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica to observe the nesting habits of green sea turtles, Willow Gahr returned to Northwestern Oklahoma S... Full story

 

Four acts scheduled for Northwest Oklahoma Concert series

Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series (NWOCS), an organization that seeks to bring cultural performances and entertainment to northwest Oklahoma, will begin its 2016-17 season in October, and the advisory board has begun selling season tickets to its... Full story

 

Ranger Royalty finalists, freshman queen announced

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Ranger Royalty Banquet Tuesday following the first round of voting for king and queen candidates. The Student Government Association (SGA)...

 

DARRELL WHITELY

Funeral services for Darrellnd Whitely will be Friday, September 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Alva Church of God with Reverend Bob Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Alva Municipal Cemetery...

 

LILLIE HADA

Lillie Hada, 72, of Enid and formerly of Alva was born January 19, 1944, and passed away September 21, 2016. Private inurnment will be in the Alva Cemetery. Cremation was under the direction of the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Lillie grew up in Alva,...

 

MARLENE CHANCE

A Celebration of Life for Marlene Chance, 80, of Nescatunga, Oklahoma, will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Les Nikkel will officiate. Burial will...

 

Sleeping aides

Sominex was an over-the-counter pill offered for many years. Now there is Excedrin PM and Advil products that are meant to bring rest without addiction while prescription drugs such as Ambien and...

 

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