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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 Paul Cole    Local    November 17, 2017

Stand up and be counted

There comes a time in your life that you have to stand up and be counted for the truth. We find that hard to do. Five hundred years ago this last Friday a man stood up and was counted for the cause of...

 

Spiritually Speaking

What’s the difference between second graders and college freshmen? The freshmen have better phones. Since I teach general education classes and electives in religion, I get to spend a lot of time with “underclass” men and women. Some of them...

 

Does eating turkey make you sleepy?

When the last bite of turkey is consumed and the plates are cleared, the next item on the Thanksgiving agenda is a nap. Because turkey makes you sleepy, right? Darren Scott, food scientist at Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food &...

 

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Woods County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Dec. 12 Special Republican Primary Election, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Applications for absentee...

 

Airport signage approved

The chair at the south end of the table remained empty as members of the Alva Airport Commission gathered for the November meeting on Monday. The missing member, Cory Washburn, died following a plane...

 

Alva Recreation Authority meets

The Alva Recreation Authority met Wednesday evening for their monthly meeting. City Manager Joe Don Dunham was not present, nor was board member Shane Hansen. Without Dunham present, the review of the financial statements went quickly as each board...

 

Board of Education selects new member

After the resignation of President Steve Ellis, the Alva school board received notification that several citizens were interested in filling the seat. So Wednesday night at 5 p.m., the board met with...

 

Alva aeronautics firm finds niche producing pieces for private aircraft

ALVA – The morning sun highlights the red bluffs just west of Alva as oil trucks whiz by on U.S. 281 south of Alva. Here and there cattle are grazing. There is no indication that this isolated town of 5,000 is a national leader in manufacturing avi...

 

Public welcome to play in 'Holiday Tubas' event Dec. 4 at Northwestern

On Dec. 4, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Fine Arts will play host to a festive event for low brass titled “Holiday Tubas.” Students, directors and community members are invited to join on euphonium or tuba. To join the...

 

Forty-six to participate in Research Day Nov. 17; open to the public

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus will play host to the 12th annual Ranger Research Day on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Student Center Ballroom. Currently, 38 projects have been entered with 46 participants having the opportunity to...

 

WESLEY ALAN HOOD

Memorial services for Wesley Alan Hood will be 2 p.m., Friday, November 17, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Waynoka with Pastor Brian Holland officiating. Wesley Alan Hood, son of Mike and...

 

Nursing homes

Nursing homes: the third piece in the continuum of care that this community takes pride in offering. Pressure to make a decision, combined with feelings of guilt, real or imagined, means few are...

 

Random Thoughts

In a previous article, we looked at the career of Teresa Wright, an underappreciated actress who was nominated for an Academy Award (or “Oscar”) for each of her first three film roles. That feat,...

 

Alva takes on Lindsay in 2A playoffs

A come-from-behind last quarter win by the Alva Goldbugs Friday night thrilled fans in the stadium and listening at home. “The crowd was in it. The community was in it,” said Taylor...

 

Eight Rangers land on All-Conference list

ALVA, Okla. – Fresh off of a program high five wins at the NCAA Division II level, the Northwestern Oklahoma State football team placed eight key contributors on the 2017 All-Great American Conference List as voted on by the conference coaches....

 
 By Ben Felder    Local    November 17, 2017

Schools hope to increase focus on career readiness

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Alva High School graduate Ridge Hughbanks took part in a panel discussion as State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister moderated during the Oklahoma State Department of...

 

Bank It supports the Alva robotics team

Bank It: a Habit of Helping Foundation met on Nov. 7 for their regularly scheduled board meeting. April Ridgway, coach of the Alva robotics team, Techni-Gold, was in attendance to apply for...

 

Eighth annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids, photos with Santa

Looking for a fun activity for the kids in mid-December? Look no further than the eighth annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids and Photos with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in...

 

SWOSU Volleyball Eliminated by Harding to End Season

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – SWOSU Volleyball fell to No. 2-seed Harding 3-1 in its quarterfinal matchup on Thursday, eliminating the Dawgs from the GAC Tournament and concluding their season. The Bulldogs dug themselves a hole by falling behind two sets...

 

Hillcats Withstand Late NSU Charge to Win 62-54

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – After in-state rival Northeastern State cut the Rogers State men's basketball team's lead to only two points, the Hillcats responded with timely baskets and defensive stops to earn a 62-54 win over the RiverHawks on Wednesday (No...

 

RiverHawks Use Early Run to Down Hillcats, 79-66

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Host Northeastern State scored the first 17 points of the game and never looked back in a 79-66 win over the Rogers State women's basketball team on Wednesday (Nov. 15) at the NSU Event Center. The loss was RSU's first of the sea...

 

Volleyball Blocks Southwestern Oklahoma to Advance in GAC Tournament

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Harding volleyball team defeated Southwestern Oklahoma 3-1 (25-12, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13) Thursday in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament at Bank of the Ozarks Arena. The Lady Bisons had 14 team blocks...

 

Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude Nazi swastika he carved into his...

 

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriora...

 

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