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Area religious services and events

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.;...

 

The Blessing of Love

As Thanksgiving approaches we have many blessings that God has given us over the last year. We want to thank Him for all these blessing. We have a measure of health; we have hope, happiness and help...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 5, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Homecoming is such an exhilarating time of year. For some, the excitement has its epicenter at Herod Hall, where several well deserving young ladies will vie for the honor of becoming the next Miss Cinderella. A time-honored tradition at NWOSU, this...

 

Alva Robotics team begin fundraiser drive

The Alva Robotics team, Technic Gold, began their fundraising drive on Monday, Oct. 1, by canvasing the downtown square. This Friday, Oct. 5, the team will be having a bake sale as part of the First...

 

AMS and AHS singers featured in Fall Showcase

The Alva Schools Vocal Department presents Fall Showcase featuring Electric Gold Show Choir, Electric Voices Show Choir and 6th through 12th grade Mixed Choirs on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Alva High School Auditorium. The program is under...

 

Hughbanks vying for National FFA Office, Oct. 24-27

Ridge Hughbanks is set to compete in the 2018 National FFA Organization officer selection process Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. Hughbanks, an...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Oct. 2

Pony Boys: 18 wins, 6 losses Schuesslers: 16 wins, 8 losses Rollin Good Times: 14 wins,10 losses Ten Pen Ol Men: 14 wins, 10 losses Marshall's Old Timers: 12 wins, 12 losses Knights of Columbus: 9 wins, 8 losses O-Bar: 8 win, 16 losses...

 

Random Thoughts

Sloane Stephens won the 2017 U.S. Open she became the fourth African American female to win a “major” tennis tournament. Her opponent in the final match, Madison Keys, became only the second...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 5, 2018

Keeping your keys

Losing your ability to drive, whether self-imposed or dictated, is one of the biggest blows to independence that a senior citizen can suffer. As more people outlive the ability to drive, many states...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    October 5, 2018

NWOSU men's golf closes tournament Oct. 2 on upswing

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s golf improved 14 strokes between the first round and Tuesday’s final round at the Battle for the Belt Tournament in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The tournament was hosted by Henderson...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    October 5, 2018

Rangers earn first win of new season

ALVA, Okla. – Even before he made his decision on what university to attend, Devin Olson knew he wanted to be a steer wrestler. He was watching The American semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas, a year and a half ago and met Northwestern Oklahoma State...

 
 By SWOSU Sports    Sports    October 5, 2018

SWOSU Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

Kansas City, MO. – The SWOSU Soccer team was one of 773 college soccer programs who received the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for their incredible performance in the classroom during the 2017-2018 academic year. The award was...

 

Police report: Teens assaulted boy in football locker room

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Investigators are considering criminal charges after four Oklahoma City high school students were accused of assaulting a teenage boy in a locker room. A campus police report alleges three students held the boy while a fourth...

 

Internal Oklahoma agency candidate to oversee medical pot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials have appointed an internal candidate to head up the state's new Medical Marijuana Authority. Oklahoma State Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates announced Thursday that Adrienne Rollins...

 

No. 19 Texas, No. 7 Oklahoma meet in 108th Red River game

No. 19 Texas (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0) in Dallas, noon ET (Fox) Line: Oklahoma by 7½. Series record: Texas leads 61-41-5 WHAT'S AT STAKE? Status as the front-runner and favorite for the Big 12 title. And it would mean even...

 

Volatile Oklahoma City power plant fire prompts evacuations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 7,000-gallon (26,500 liter) oil tank is on fire and billowing thick, black smoke at an Oklahoma City power plant. Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the immediate area was evacuated Thursday morning out of concern that the...

 

Officials: Oklahoma City lamp posts were grounded

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officials say an electrical inspection has found that a lamp post that electrocuted a man after he fell in a canal was grounded and correctly connected. The Oklahoman reports that city officials said Wednesday...

 

Court affirms conviction of Oklahoma death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a man sentenced to die for the beating death of a 16-year-old Stephens County girl. The court handed down the decision Thursday to 27-year-old Miles...

 

Okla. professor leaves admin. post over comments about women

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma law professor has resigned from his administrative position following criticism of passages in his 2014 book in which he said women should not wear pants because they "must veil their form ... out of...

 

Settlement reached in Missouri wrongful death lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a developmentally disabled Missouri man's body was found encased in concrete after he went missing from a supported living home. Rudy Veit, an attorney...

 

GOP Congressional candidate: 'I want to keep our culture'

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Republican running for Congress said he supports President Donald Trump's call for a border wall with Mexico because he wants to "keep our culture." Steve Watkins, a political novice, said Wednesday during a...

 

Amtrak will run Southwest Route as it is for at least a year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Amtrak officials say its Southwest Chief route, which stops in Topeka, Newton, Hutchinson, Dodge City and Garden City, will continue to operate as normal for at least the next year. Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas...

 

Doctor who reported understaffing wins $29 million verdict

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury has awarded $29 million to a doctor who said he was fired after complaining about understaffing at a hospital. The Kansas City Star reports a Jackson County jury this week found in favor of emergency room physician...

 

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