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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.;...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 20, 2017

It's not about you

We live in a world driven by performance. In everyday life your worth is determined by your work. If you don’t work, you don’t get paid. The more you work, the more you’re worth. Who you are and what you have is defined by what you do. In...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 20, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

The phones are already ringing! The good people of Alva and the surrounding area are ahead of the curve when it comes to generosity and excitement about the annual Warmth for Winter project at the College Hill Church of Christ. For those of you who...

 

Correction

In the article “Celebrating 50 years of the Sod House Museum,” Jack Baker, president of the OHS Board of Directors, was scheduled to give the presentation of the history of the museum. He will be unable to attend so Dr. Deena Fisher, vice...

 

More deer are on the roadway in fall and winter

It is time for the deer to be moving into a fall and winter pattern. This means there will be more deer on the roadway. Some tips for preventing a road accident are: 1. Be watchful of deer in the late evening and early morning, but deer can move...

 

ARC Board meets; hears that 34 basketball teams established

During the month of September, the rec park collected $47,691 and had expenditures of $49,523, making a loss of $1,832.26. The sales tax revenue constituted $45,691.71 of the collections. The pooled...

 

Pickup, train collide near Carmen

A man was in critical condition after his pickup was hit by a train near Carmen Tuesday morning. Benjamin Snook, 41, of Headrick was transported by Air Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City...

 

Arric, Sherman win Washington Book Fair raffle

This semester Washington Elementary conducted a raffle that collected over 300 pounds of food for the food bank and raised $110 for Scholastic’s All For Books program, which was used to purchase 25 new books for Washington students. Students...

 

Woods County commissioners join Arena Authority

The Woods County commissioners unanimously approved a legal document “accepting a beneficial interest as set in the Alva Arena Authority Trust indenture, as amended, designating Woods County,...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board, consisting of Bob Sievert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson, met Wednesday morning. They took no action on approving last month's agenda because of a date typo, which will...

 

TERRY SNOW

Terry Snow, 70, of Andrews passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Andrews, Texas. Friends and family will gather to celebrate his life at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Calvary Baptist...

 

Northwest Family Services celebrates 40 years of helping families

Northwest Family Services Inc. is celebrating 40 years of services to families of Northwest Oklahoma. The public is invited to a special celebration Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the NWFS offices, 620 Flynn, in Alva. The organization...

 

Miss Northwestern Outstanding Teen to be crowned Oct. 29

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Kandi Hughart and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Jody Webb will pass on their crowns Sunday, Oct. 29, to the two women who will be chosen to represent the university at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in...

 

Healing

“Body, heal thyself!” It’s too bad that a command like that doesn’t work, but self-healing is as old as humankind itself. It starts with what we eat, but genetics do play a huge part in our...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

We’ve now entered the fourth week of the special legislative session. Negotiations continue between the House, Senate, and the governor’s office. Trying to fill our budget shortfall is not an easy task. We have to find an agreement which will...

 

DOC director calls for immediate action on state budget

In Oklahoma, it is more likely that people will come into contact with law enforcement than treatment. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is grossly underfunded, as is the Department of Corrections. Budget cuts will only...

 

Random Thoughts

Dennis Thomas Flynn served as Oklahoma Territory’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for eight of the 17 years the territory existed. Flynn first ran for Congress in 1890, but he lost....

 

Rangers travel to conference foe Arkansas Tech Saturday

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- The Northwestern Oklahoma State football team will take the road for the fourth time this season and will be kicking off with Arkansas Tech (5-2 GAC) in a 2 p.m. kickoff in Russellville, Arkansas. The Black and Red took the loss...

 

Mary Shklar named Miss Tulsa State Fair

"And your new Miss Tulsa State Fair is ... contestant No. 14, Mary Shklar!" Those were the words of Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Miss Tulsa State Fair Scholarship Pageant that...

 

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