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Articles from the October 7, 2016 edition

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 By Braeden Cook    Local    October 7, 2016

Band of Gold rides to victory at NWOSU Homecoming

Saturday, Oct. 1, the Alva Band of Gold competed in the Northwestern homecoming parade marching contest held in Alva. "I was really happy with how we looked and played; we did good even if we don't wi...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Sports    October 7, 2016

Bugs fall short of 5-0

On Friday, Sept. 23, the Alva High School Goldbugs suffered their first loss of the season. “We were all expecting to win, trying to play for a district championship game. We wanted 5-0,” said junior T.W. Beiswanger. Four quarters of fighting, tw...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Sports    October 7, 2016

Alva High School adds cross country team

This year, Alva High School added a new sport to their long list of athletics. Cross country joined Alva's exceptional list of extracurricular activities. There are nine athletes on the team,...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    October 7, 2016

A new look: FACS kitchen remodeled

In the summer of 2016, the kitchen in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) room was remodeled. The old kitchen in the Alva High School FACS room was first installed in the early 70s. The only...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    October 7, 2016

FCCLA leadership conference

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, two out of the three Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) officers went to a leadership conference in Stillwater for chapter officer training with their sponsor Janelle Hammer. Kathryn Baugh, president, and...

 
 By Karlee Dietz    Local    October 7, 2016

Alva FFA competes and serves through September

The Alva FFA Chapter has been busy with many activities including livestock shows, livestock judging, opening ceremonies competitions, a food drive and the chapter’s first annual meeting. There were many FFA and 4-H members who had entries in the...

 

Alva exterminates the Yellowjackets

The Alva Goldbugs played the Fairview Yellowjackets on Friday, Sept. 16. The first quarter was rough for both squads as neither team was able to capitalize on opportunities. Fairview was the first to strike with a rushing touchdown on their second dr...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    October 7, 2016

Key Club assists with luau at Beadles Nursing Home

On Friday, Aug. 9, the members of Key Club spent the morning at the Woods County Fair, taking the residents of Beadles Nursing Home to see all the different exhibits at the fair. Key Club members...

 

Ladybugs down Eagles in Districts

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Alva Ladybugs softball team hosted Districts against the Hennessey Eagles. The Ladybugs defeated the Eagles to win Districts and move on to Regionals the following week. The first game started at 4 p.m. on Thursday...

 

Ladybugs finish season in Regionals

On Sept. 29-30, the Alva Ladybugs softball team traveled to Perkins-Tryon to compete in the OSSAA regional tournament games. They played Thursday at 2 p.m. against Chisholm and 6 p.m. against Perkins-Tryon. The Ladybugs defeated Chisholm 12-2 in the...

 

Lightning strikes as the Goldbugs defeat the Trojans

On Friday, Sept. 9, the Alva Goldbugs traveled to Oklahoma Bible Academy (OBA) to play their first away game of the season. The game started out slow, with the Goldbugs putting the first points on the scoreboard around the midway point of the first...

 

Lincoln Math-a-thon

Math-a-thon is a fundraiser at Lincoln Elementary that only requires $1 to participate. The students raise money based on how many math facts they get correct. The school then will use the funds for activities such as gift cards for study island,...

 

Psychology students conduct social experiment

Psychology: the study of behavior. Can someone’s personality type be the deciding factor of whether one has mental disorders such as OCD? Gene Olbert’s psychology students did an experiment testing just that. Students created a survey that was...

 

September Rotary Students Of The Month

At Alva High School, every month during the school year teachers and faculty vote on two students to become the student of the month. The students selected as the September Rotary Student of the Month...

 
 By Emily Swenn    Local    October 7, 2016

Sculpting her future

Brooklynn Faison is changing the game at Alva High with a new modern technique where she casts a face with plaster. Faison then uses the mold for making masks for One Act, and uses the masks also to...

 

Student Council annual lock-in a success

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Alva High School student council held their annual lock-in. “Every year it’s a bonding thing for the kids. And most years it’s a chance to plan out homecoming, but we were ahead this year,” said co-advisor Nick...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    October 7, 2016

Teacher Cadet: preparing future teachers

Alva High School has always had the standard curriculum, but this year AHS added a new class, Teacher Cadet, taught by Halah Simon. This class was open for any students in the junior and senior classes wanting to become a teacher of any grade and...

 

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.;...

 

A change of heart

I have never seen moods and minds change as they did when a rural Indiana town discovered there was going to be a landfill in their area. Everyone in this community wanted a landfill, but not in their back yards. Their attitude was contingent upon th...

 

Drama Disciples perform around area

A group of girls from Alva Middle School and Alva High School, who attend various churches in Alva, have been performing as "Drama Disciples" for the past two years. The group is sponsored by First...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 7, 2016

Spiritually Speaking

Almost two years ago, I promised to introduce the documents of the New Testament at the rate of about one per month. Since there are 27 “books” from Matthew to Revelation, we are slightly ahead of schedule. Credit the brevity of letters like...

 

Melton moving, new council member to be appointed

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker is looking for citizens interested in serving on the Alva City Council. Two city council members will be moving out of their wards so will be ineligible to continue on the council. A third is making plans for a move, but... Full story

 

Chaffin experiences carnival-worthy ride

Susan Chaffin of Alva experienced the kind of ride only found in carnivals and amusement parks after a collision last Friday. At 4:26 p.m. on Sept. 30, Chaffin, 57, was driving a 1997 Buick north on...

 

Oklahomans brace for skyrocketing increases on ACA marketplace

OKLAHOMA CITY – Health insurance premiums will likely increase by an average of 76 percent for Oklahomans who buy individual coverage through the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. The increases for individual market plans range from 58 percent to... Full story

 

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