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Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at Sunday: Sunday school is at...


Knowing your role

What is your role? What is your official title? What do I call you? These are all questions people ask me on a regular basis, but especially since I’ve been the new minister at the First Christian Church of Alva. Now, some people don’t ask....

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 4, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

As I began my senior year at Harding University (go Bison) I was invited to join a service organization known as Alpha Gamma Omega. It’s actually a Greek word meaning “I lead.” I was honored. Then we arrived at the day of the inductions. Early...



Jim Hodgson passed from this life on September 27, 2019, in Enid, Oklahoma. Jim was born September 16, 1937, in Byron, Oklahoma, to Carl and Bessie Hodgson. He graduated from Wichita East High in...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 4, 2019


“Guitars, Cadillacs and hillbilly music are the only things that keep me hangin’ on.” –Dwight Yoakam, 1986 The modern guitar was developed by Antonio Torres Jurado in 1850, and in 1930 Adolph...


Random Thoughts

Bass Reeves, a former slave, became a deputy U.S. marshal who helped bring law and order to Indian and Oklahoma territories from 1875 to 1907. During that time, he earned a reputation as a...


Northwestern business instructor selected to attend AICPA's 2019 Leadership Academy

Jana Walker, instructor of business at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is one of 38 certified public accountants (CPAs) to be honored recently by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a... Full story


Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Oct. 1

Dilly Dilly 20 ½ Wins 7 ½ Losses Ms Deb's Hairstyling 17 1/2 Wins 10 1/2 Loss Marshall's Oldtimers 16 Wins 12 Losses Rollin Good Times 12 Wins 12 Losses Knights of Columbus 13 Wins 15 Losses Next Frame 12 Wins 16 Losses The Bowl Movements 9 Win 19...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 4, 2019

Volleyball: Rangers take rematch from Texas A&M-Kingsville

Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball team earned a rematch win against non-conference opponent Texas A&M-Kingsville Monday afternoon in Weatherford. The Rangers took the first two sets easily, dropped the third, and then finished...

 By Chris Maple    Sports    October 4, 2019

Golf: Friday leads Northwestern in UCO Classic

EDMOND, Okla. – Samantha Friday shot a two-round 170 to lead the Northwestern Oklahoma State women's golf to a 16th-place finish at the UCO Classic on Tuesday at The Golf Club at Edmond, hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma. Friday shot an...


Alva Chilis win Crystal Beach tournament

WOODWARD – The Alva Chilis U8 softball team completed its fall season Monday night by taking the Crystal Beach Sports Complex U8 Fall Tournament Championship. The Chilis won the first game of the... Full story


Presbyterian Women hold 'Girls Night Out' at Rialto

Presbyterian Women's (PW) first fall meeting was held on Sept. 17. Continuing the tradition of "Girls Night Out" was a little special this year. Ordinarily the group meets at the church for food,... Full story


FFA chapter officers ask what's next

Officers of the Alva, Burlington and Cherokee FFA chapters participated in the 2019 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sept. 24 at the Enid Event Center. The eight state FFA o... Full story


Miss Oklahoma 2019 Addison Price to emcee Northwestern's Miss Cinderella Pageant on Oct. 25

Serving as emcee at Northwestern Oklahoma State University's 68th Miss Cinderella Pageant is Miss Oklahoma 2019 Addison Price. Price will lead the pageant on Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in Herod Hall... Full story


First Presbyterian youth attend Interfaith Youth Tour

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Rachel Bratton and Bentley Cox attended the 2019 Interfaith Youth Tour with their youth sponsor Greg Smith. They toured three places of worship: a Hindu temple, a Muslim mosque,... Full story


A summer to remember

Matt Turner expected to spend the summer playing baseball and hanging out with his friends. He'd just finished eighth grade in Tulsa and was looking forward to high school. However a chance encounter... Full story


Disbursements increasing at Campus Cabinet Food Pantry

The need for assistance with food, personal hygiene products and bedding at Northwestern Oklahoma State University continues as weekly disbursements at the Campus Cabinet Food Pantry have increased... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 4, 2019

WCIDA approves funding support request

Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) members met Wednesday for a short special meeting regarding a request from Freedom West Community Development Corporation. Members Rick Cunningham, Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline and Connor Martin wer... Full story


Soccer Claims 16th-Straight United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2018 East Central University soccer team claimed their final award, earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 16th-straight season, with a 3.35 team GPA. United States Coaches Team Academic Award Release...

 By SE Athletics    Sports    October 4, 2019

Cross Country: SE's Christman Earns GAC Weekly Award

DURANT – Following her performance in an individual and team meet victory at Northwestern Oklahoma State, Southeastern's Rebekah Christman has been named the Great American Conference women's cross country Runner of the Week. The senior native of...

 By KJ Reid    Sports    October 4, 2019

Women's Soccer Falls to Lady Bisons

SEARCY, Ark. - The Southern Nazarene University women's soccer team dropped their second GAC matchup of the season to the Lady Bisons of Harding University on Thursday night. The Crimson Storm (2-5-1, 0-2) were unable to fight off a strong offensive...


SNU Volleyball Dispatches East Central

BETHANY - From the first serve Thursday night, the Southern Nazarene University volleyball team was in complete control of their match against the East Central University Tigers. SNU (12-6, 3-2 GAC) needed only 59 minutes to take a three set sweep...


Volleyball: Dawgs Fall in Four to League-Leading Bison

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Bulldog Volleyball dropped a hotly-contested four-set match at Great American Conference leader Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday evening in Shawnee. SWOSU dropped the first two sets, which featured several long rallies that went the...


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