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Rangers get their second win during Homecoming Weekend

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers hosted the East Central Tigers Saturday afternoon for their homecoming weekend hoping to end their three-game losing streak with a big win. Despite... Full story

 

Grace Meinders, Miss Woodward, crowned 2016 Miss Cinderella

The 65th Miss Cinderella was crowned Friday night as part of the annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University homecoming. Miss Woodward, Grace Meinders, took home the crown as well as the talent...

 

Northwestern homecoming parade takes over downtown Alva

To see more photos of the NWOSU homecoming parade, visit https://goo.gl/LxA3H1....

 

Ladybugs softball season comes to a close against Perry at Regionals

PERKINS – The Alva High School Ladybugs rallied in the top of the seventh against the Perry Lady Maroons in the elimination round on Friday to take the game into extra innings, but a final run from...

 

Menus for the week of Oct. 3 – 7

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Apple Jacks, buttered toast, pears, juice, skim milk Tuesday – chicken biscuit, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – sausage patty, biscuit, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

Council to vote on new water, sewer rates

A resolution establishing new water and sewer rates is on the agenda for the Alva City Council meeting Monday. The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The council agreed to new rates for a special category of utility...

 

Alva FFA officers living to serve

Alva FFA officers attended the 2016 Officer Leadership Training Conference Sept. 27 at the Enid Events Center. The eight state FFA officers planned and conducted this year's conference based on the...

 

Alva School Board to evaluate superintendent

The Alva Board of Education will begin their meeting Monday with an executive session to discuss the superintendent’s evaluation. Among items on the meeting agenda are using hours rather than days for the school year and refunding a donation that...

 

Risks of breakneck growth at state's largest virtual school

Oklahoma’s largest online charter school is on a track of explosive growth, nearly tripling its enrollment over three years, to almost 8,500. That pursuit of lightning growth by Epic Charter Schools – a goal affirmed by its co-founder – shows...

 

Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology

Medical groups need to spend a lot of money to outfit, maintain and manage health information technology in their practices – more than $32,500 per year in for every single full-time doctor in the practice, according to a recent study....

 
 By Helen Barrett    Local    October 2, 2016

Distinguished Goldbugs featured during AHS Homecoming Week

Four Distinguished Goldbugs will be featured by the Alva Goldbug Education Foundation (AGEF) during the week of the Alva High School Homecoming, Oct. 13-14. This year’s honorees include William Simon MD, Ramona Cummings, Joy Glass and Don McOsker....

 

Woods County Health Department schedules flu vaccine clinics

The Woods County Health Department announced today its seasonal influenza vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. Clinics will begin Oct. 5. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Woods County Health Department recommend...

 

Charges filed in 2011 Jiffy Trip robbery

A former Alva resident has been charged in the armed robbery of the Alva Jiffy Trip convenience store which took place March 1, 2011. On Sept. 27, 2016, in Woods County, Jonathon Mitchel Kraft, no age or address listed, was charged with robbery with...

 

Pushmataha Hospital in Antlers files for bankruptcy

ANTLERS — (AP) The public trust operating Pushmataha Hospital in Antlers filed for bankruptcy Sept. 16, noting the hospital will remain open as its leaders work to find a long-term solution. “We think this process will appear seamless to patients...

 

Alva man charged with child desertion

A local woman contacted the Woods County Sheriff’s Office to report her boyfriend had abandoned his biological child with her. According to court records, on Sept. 27 about 3 p.m. Vonda Kenmore told Woods County Deputy Sheriff Adam Honeyman she...

 

"Good Neighbor" parking lot party

Lady Ranger basketball player Jaylan Robinson – shooting guard from Houston, Texas – donned a "Good Neighbor" mascot suit to earn some money for her team at the annual Stephanie Eaton State Farm...

 

Towns re-appointed to Woods County Board of Health

Commissioner of Health and State Health Officer Dr. Terry Cline announces the re-appointment of Nicole Towns to the Woods County Board of Health. Towns' term will begin immediately and will expire June 30, 2020. “As a member of the Woods County...

 

Voter registration deadline

Friday, Oct. 14, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Persons who are United States citizens, residents of...

 

Washington first graders get special treat

The first graders of Washington Early Education Center in Alva got a special treat recently during class. Alva Middle School's librarian, Karlene White, started a tradition for "National Read a Book...

 

Northwestern welcomes new students with freshman, transfer orientation

The 2016-17 school year is underway, beginning with a successful freshman and transfer student orientation at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva with more than 427 students attending...

 

CHARLES M. NEWLIN

Services for Charles M. Newlin, 79, of Hopeton are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva. He passed away at his home on Oct. 1, 2016....

 
 By Frank Keating    Local    October 2, 2016

Community banks endangered by Dodd-Frank

Ask many Oklahomans where they bank and they’ll probably name a local community bank. It’s the place where they pay their bills and finance cars, homes and even small businesses. They may know the tellers by name, and most tend to talk about...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 2, 2016

I hope you all enjoyed the parade and saw many old friends

First thing is the Tulsa shooting of the unarmed black man by a young white female officer. On the surface it looks like she should not have shot him. After all the films, accounts and testimony are...

 

This week's Alva sporting events

Monday, Sept. 26 9 a.m. NWOSU women’s golf at Oklahoma Baptist Invitational 9 a.m. NWOSU men’s golf at Oklahoma Baptist Invitational 5:30 p.m. AMS (6th and 7th-8th) football vs. Okeene (AHS Football Field) Tuesday, Sept. 27 7 p.m. NWOSU...

 

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