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Northwestern Ranked 8th among Top 18 Online Schools in Oklahoma

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been listed among the Top 18 online colleges in Oklahoma by, sitting at the No. 8 position. The organization sorted through more than 7,500 post-secondary institutions to...



Homa Lee (Petie) Schaefer Frieden passed away peacefully on October 20, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Alva, Oklahoma, on August 1, 1930, the oldest child of Homer and Olga...


The Coffee House Philosopher

One of the activities that Patti and I enjoy at our two modest homes is feeding “critters.” If you’ve ever read the story of Johnny Appleseed (actual name John Chapman), he was an easterner who traveled throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 28, 2018

Happy Halloween, everybody

I hope the weather doesn't ruin the festivities, but kids will adapt to bad weather for a chance to show off costumes and get candy. There are several good Halloween related songs to listen to. The...


Lady Rangers silence Savage Storm

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball earned themselves a spot in the GAC Tournament as they put on a dominating performance against Southeastern Oklahoma State University (7-19, 3-11 GAC), sweeping the Savage Storm...


Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, October 19, 2018 7:06 p.m. Medic needed in Waynoka for a female having trouble breathing. 9:02 p.m. Report of a loose bull. 10:30 p.m. Medic needed on Seventh Street for a female with no response but breathing. 11:59 p.m. Commercial burglar...


Woods County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...


Woods County real estate

Real Estate Transactions Book 1283 page 870: Judy A. Pettit, a widow, conveys unto Tanya G. Sinibaldi. Lot 8, in block 1 of Green Meadows 2nd Addition; and a strip of land 1 foot in width located in lot 4, in block 1 of Green Meadows 2nd Addition....


Alva men charged with marijuana possession

Two Alva men are facing drug charges after an investigation by the Alva Police Department. According to court records, Alva K9 Officer John Caviness developed information that Gary Lyon might be distributing marijuana from his residence in the 1000... Full story


Carmen man claims he's his brother

A Carmen man stopped for no taillights said he’d lost his wallet and apparently identified himself as his younger brother. The traffic stop occurred on Thursday, Oct. 18, just after midnight on U.S. Highway 64 east of Alva. According to court docum... Full story


Hughbanks selected for National FFA office

Students from California, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Alabama and Oregon have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team. • Luke...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    October 28, 2018

Bill Johnson Correctional holds GED graduation

Friday morning at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC), 56 men graduated with their GED certificate. Valedictorian is Jarrod Smith; Salutatorian is Mekko Riggs. Director of Region II William...


Woods County Retired Educators hear about Avard Rail Park

Members of the Woods County Retired Educators Association (WCREA) met at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Alva Public Library Auditorium. Sonja Williams, Woods County Economic Development executive...


Lincoln School holds science fair

Lincoln students showcase their science fair projects to be judged by Arden Chaffee, Ken Brown and Mark Denton. Students are scored by points. The winners will be announced at school on... Full story


Persistent Lady Rangers pull out 5th-set victory

Alva, OKLA. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball ended their five game losing skid Thursday, defeating the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist University (14-16, 7-7 GAC) in five sets [24-26,...


Goldbugs corral Bison 34-14

The Alva Goldbugs delighted the crowd with a victory over Oklahoma Centennial 34-14 Friday night. The first half of the game didn't look so promising with the teams tied 6-6 at halftime. That score mi... Full story

 By Eric Scott    Sports    October 28, 2018

Crimson Storm stuns Rangers on Senior Day

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University football held on to a two-score lead after three quarters, but Southern Nazarene University made a charge to knock off the Rangers at home on Sen... Full story


ECU Football Faced No. 23 Harding in Annual Homecoming Game

ADA – For the second-straight week, the East Central University football team faced a ranked opponent, falling to No. 23 Harding, 49-7, in the 2018 Homecoming Game. Scoring 1st 7:28 Harding: 3-yard rushing TD 0-7 1st 1:48 Harding: 6-yard rushing...


ECU Soccer Wraps Up 2018 Season at Ouachita

ARKADELPHIA, ARK. – The East Central University soccer team wrapped up the 2018 season with a 1-0 loss at Ouachita Baptist. Despite the loss several member of the Tigers (3-15, 1-10 GAC) have left their mark on the record books. Scoring 1st- 23:30...


Football: Bison Hold Off SWOSU for Third Win

WEATHERFORD – Oklahoma Baptist returned to the in-state portion of its schedule with a 47-39 win at Southwestern Oklahoma State Saturday to reach three wins in a season for the first time since joining the NCAA. OBU is now 3-0 against Oklahoma...

 By Ray Fink    Sports    October 28, 2018

OBU Women's Soccer Seniors Exit with Perfect GAC Mark

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist became the first women's soccer team to complete a 12-0 Great American Conference season with a 4-0 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State Saturday on Senior Day. Ruth King put the Lady Bison on top in the seventh minute...


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