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Rodeo on the Square

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team hosted the Rodeo on the Square Wednesday for Alva elementary kids. The NWOSU rodeo started Thursday night at 7 p.m. Come out to Woods County...

 

SSM (St. Anthony) taking over operations of OU Medical Center

A new health care giant is emerging with the announcement Wednesday that SSM Healthcare of Oklahoma is taking over operations of the OU Medical Center and affiliated campuses. The agreement signed by University of Oklahoma President David Boren, Will... Full story

 

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.;...

 

Where are you?

“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 28, 2016

Spiritually Speaking

In ancient Greece, old Socrates had an interesting way of teaching others how to think. First, he would allow them to tell him everything they thought they knew about the subject at hand. All the while, he would plead ignorance on the subject and jus...

 

American Legion Post 92 holds open house

All area military veterans are invited to a get-to-know-you gathering. Hot dogs and other snacks will be served. Come and renew old friendships and make some new ones. Food and friendly conversation will begin at 6 p.m. (1800 hours for you gung ho...

 

Are public schools failing dyslexic children?

Learning to read is one of the fundamental concepts that schools are expected to teach. But parents of children with dyslexia say public schools in Oklahoma are failing to identify and educate these...

 

Public health officials warn of an early start to the influenza season in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) began surveillance for seasonal influenza early this fall and is detecting laboratory confirmed cases of influenza among Oklahomans. In addition, there have been 14 influenza-associated hospitalizations...

 

Local students win at Woods County Conservation District essay contest

The Woods County Conservation District has a contest each year that is offered to all the schools in Woods County. This year the theme for the essay contest was "We All Need Trees." There are three...

 

Alva Robotics Team prepares for Heartland BEST

Joe Parsons practices putting pigs in the pen with the robot constructed by the Alva Robotics Team....

 

Hickman speaks about the seven State Questions

Speaker of the House and State Representative for District 58 Jeff Hickman spoke to the Alva Rotary Club Thursday noon and defined the pros and cons of each of the seven State Questions voters will...

 

McKee, Rankin named recipients of Dean Ranson Scholarship at Northwestern

Fairview natives Colton McKee and Rylee Rankin are the 2016-2017 recipients of the Dean Ranson Scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. McKee, a sophomore criminal justice major with hop...

 

Alva Hospital Authority receives audit report

The finance committee of the Alva Hospital Authority met with a representative of BKD CPAs and Advisers for a three-hour meeting Tuesday afternoon to hear a detailed report of audit findings for the year. Later, at the meeting of the entire board,... Full story

 

Social work professional networking event set for Nov. 14 at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will partner with the National Association of Social Workers Oklahoma Chapter (NASW-OK) to host a category II, two-hour Northwest Helping Professional Network event during November. Northwest Helping Professiona...

 

PHYLLIS JUNE McNEELY

Phyllis June McNeely, 84, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Comanche County Hospital in Coldwater, Kansas. She was born on May 28, 1932, on a farm southeast of Coldwater, Kansas, the daughter of Glenn and Madeline (Marley) McCulla. She...

 

Prohibition

The Big Bopper sang: “G-men, T-men, revenuers too, running through the hills where he made his brew, lookin’ tryin’ to book em’ while my Pappy kept on cookin’ white lightning.” In 1919 the...

 

Key Notes

Most of the time, I consider myself a fairly strong, brave person. At other times, not so much. I learned I could do many otherwise terrifying things if it involved getting a good story – walking out on a bridge over a flooding river, crawling...

 

Random Thoughts

Every two years we go through an agonizing ritual in this country known as a national election. And even though this spectacle is an essential exercise in a democracy, most Americans are glad when...

 

Tulsa World Editorial: Corrections Department does the right thing with its fiscal jackpot

State prison employees will have a little something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The state Board of Corrections has approved one-time stipends of $1,750 for all of its employees who have been with the agency for at least six months....

 

Ranger Dugout Club now accepting 2017 membership

The Ranger Dugout Club is now accepting renewals and new registration for the 2017 season. In its ninth season of existence, the Ranger Dugout Club (RDC) – which exists separately from the university and the baseball office – serves as a...

 

Rangers crowned Ranger Invite Champions

ENID – The Northwestern men's golf team claimed the 2016 Ranger invite with a team total of 589 at Meadlowlake Golf Course in Enid on Monday afternoon. The Ranger's Black team completed a two-stroke comeback on the University of the Southwest to...

 

Rangers two strokes off lead in home event

ENID – Both of Northwestern’s men's golf teams began their quest for a second straight Top 3 finish in their home tournament in fine fashion on Sunday afternoon. The Black team sits just two strokes behind Southwestern University in second place...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    October 28, 2016

Devers dominates OSU rodeo

Everything fell into place at just the right time for Cody Devers, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University junior from Perryton, Texas. “It was pretty important for me to do well in Stillwater,” said Devers, a steer wrestler who won both...

 

Rangers tabbed 12th in preseason poll

The Great American Conference released its preseason women's basketball poll tabbing the Rangers to finish in 12th place. Harding narrowly got the nod over Arkansas Tech as the preseason favorites. The Rangers received 11 votes while the next...

 

Women's golf concludes semester with third place finish

ENID – The Northwestern women's golf team finished in third place after a team total of 680 at Meadlowlake Golf Course in Enid on Monday afternoon. The Rangers were led by sophomore Brittani Casement, who finished in fifth place with a two-day...

 

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