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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.;...

 

Hugh Hefner eulogy (Part 1)

It would be disingenuous not to recognize the accomplishments of Hugh Hefner. He was an empire builder who touched an incalculable number of lives, so it seems fitting to write a tribute to his numerous accomplishments. Hugh, you created an empire...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 6, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

“If a gun is on the mantle in the first act, it must be fired by the third.” This insightful quote is usually attributed to Anton Chekhov – a Russian playwright who lived around the dawn of the 20th century. His point is that no item should be...

 

American Pickers coming to Oklahoma

The television show “American Pickers” will be filming in Oklahoma this mid-October and November. The hosts are looking for people in this area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them. If interested in this event...

 

Beef cattle conference highlighted by stocker panel

Beef producers from across the area are encouraged to attend the Woods County Beef Conference on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Northwest Technology Center in Alva beginning at 4 p.m. Several prominent speakers will be in attendance including OSU Marketin...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves remaining county budgets

The Woods County Excise Board conducted a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Woods County Courthouse to approve budgets that were late in being turned in. They also approved the county assessor's plan to use a consultant to evaluate oil and...

 

Mapes named to OSU Homecoming Steering Committee

Courtney Mapes, an OSU senior from Alva, has been named to the Oklahoma State University Homecoming 2017 Steering Committee. Mapes is an animal science major at OSU. She is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Mapes “Homecoming is something that...

 

Seven candidates for Oklahoma Senate seat

A total of seven candidates, six Republicans and one Democrat, have filed for the Oklahoma State Senate District 27 seat vacated when Bryce Marlatt resigned. Those filing on the Republican ticket are Jeff Hall, 47, of Mooreland; Carolyn McClarty,...

 
 By Rose Blunk    Local    October 6, 2017

Talk of the Town Coming

Mark your calendars for the rapidly upcoming Talk of the Town Tour on Alva’s downtown square, hosted by the Cherokee Strip Museum on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. Plan to bring your friends and family down to the square for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon of...

 

ALDEN LaRUE OLSON

Funeral services will be Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Shamrock, Texas, with Cottie Tarbet officiating. Burial will follow in Shamrock Cemetery under the...

 

MARVIN ROBERT 'BUD' NORMAN

Marvin Robert "Bud" Norman was born in Ennis, Texas, to M. E. and Pauline Norman on January 20, 1937, and passed away on October 3, 2017, in Edmond, Oklahoma. He grew up in Colorado Springs,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 6, 2017

Dogs

Dogs: it’s amazing the tricks they can learn, the companionship they furnish and protection they afford. Now, thanks to training, the Dog Project at Emory University has taught a dog to lie still...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Lawmakers answered Gov. Mary Fallin’s call last week and returned to the Capitol for a special legislative session. We spent Monday through Thursday in meetings trying to develop a plan that would put our state on the best path forward. I believe...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw in a previous article, each U.S. territory elects a delegate to the United States House of Representatives. These delegates serve on committees and participate in debates but they are not al...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 6, 2017

Rangers travel to Ada to take on East Central

ADA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State football team was just inches away from knocking off the top team in the league last weekend when they hosted Southeastern Oklahoma State on Homecoming. Aharon Barnes was literally inches away from...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 6, 2017

Rangers conclude Henderson State Tournament with sizzling 294

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men's golf team finished up Day One in the Henderson State Fall Invite at Hot Springs Country Club in ninth place. Senior Cole Ward provided two solid rounds during the 36 holes of competition as...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 6, 2017

Johnson, Wakefield win in Durant

ALVA, Okla. – Team roping is the Johnson family business, and Jayden Johnson is doing his part. The junior header at Northwestern Oklahoma State University teamed with his heeling partner, Riley Wakefield of O’Neill, Nebraska, to win the team...

 

Five Northwestern education seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded this seme...

 

Alva Robotics fundraising

If you have seen these ambitions students fundraising around town, you can know it is for a good cause. The Alva Robotics team started their fundraising drive last Friday asking residents to help...

 

OSBI investigates Goodrich death

Alva Police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a suspicious death. Officers were on the scene at 10th and Oklahoma Boulevard Wednesday, Oct. 4. Dustin Goodrich, 49, was...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 6, 2017

Pankake scores game winner on penalty kick, Rangers win in 2OT

ALVA, Okla. – In their third double-overtime game of the season, the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers came away with a 4-3 victory over Oklahoma Christian University. Sophomore Hollie Pankake sco...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    October 6, 2017

Rangers crush Aggies in straight sets

ALVA, Okla. – In a non-conference matchup Tuesday against the Aggies of Oklahoma Panhandle State, Northwestern Oklahoma State dominated the match and took the opponents down 3-0, (25-14, 25-12,...

 

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