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Two Goldbugs receive All-State Honors

This year Alva High School's One-Act performed a heart-wrenching play: "The Diviners." "The Diviners" tells the story of a young boy, Buddy Layman, played by sophomore Jacob Ervin, who goes on a journ...

 

Rangers start conference play against Harding

SEARCY, Arkansas – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women’s basketball team (0-2, 0-0 Great American Conference) took their third loss on the road against a tough Harding University Bison (2-0, 0-0 GAC) on Thursday night. The Bison were first on...

 

Alva FFA report

The Alva FFA has been busy with many events including the national convention, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. On the trip up to convention, the officer team stopped at Lambert's Cafe and...

 
 By Emily Swenn    Local    November 18, 2016

Ladybugs Labor Auction

The Alva Ladybugs hosted a labor auction Nov. 7. The team raised about $25,000 after expenses. There were about a 100 people who came to Champs and ate dinner, and supported the basketball girls by...

 

November Rotary Students Of The Month

Every month at Alva High School students and faculty vote on who they believe should be student of the month. Students are picked based on their citizenship, scholarship, leadership and individual...

 

Electric Gold makes pumpkin rolls

Electric Gold (EG) has been making and selling pumpkin rolls for the community of Alva for countless years. "We make them as a fundraiser and because it's a tradition," EG member Mattie Duncan says....

 

AHS student signs with Fort Hays

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Whitney Randall, a senior at Alva High School (AHS), signed with Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas, to play basketball. Whitney has played basketball since she was in...

 

Ally Riley to play softball for Nebraska Cornhuskers

When 11-year-old Ally Riley stepped onto the softball field as an Alva Diamond for the first time, little did she know that it would become the love of her life. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, that...

 

AHS students head to State Student Council Convention in Guymon

On Saturday, Nov. 12, six AHS students, along with adult sponsor Dana Manning, traveled to the State Student Council (StuCo) Convention in Guymon. They stayed in Guymon for three days, heading home on Monday the 14th. The five AHS StuCo officers ...

 

Don't let your dreams be dreams

Ethan Swanson, pitcher, third baseman and home-run hitter for the Alva Goldbug baseball team, has signed to play baseball at Cowley County Community College. He has come a long way since he played...

 

AHS holds Veteran's Day assembly

On Nov. 11, Alva High School celebrated with a Veteran’s Day assembly. The school had two people come and talk to the students about the armed forces and their own personal stories during the time that they served. The men that spoke were Allen...

 

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 lesson from Darwin's finches

In the late 19th century, Charles Darwin, while visiting the Galapagos Islands, observed finches that seemed to change the size and shape of their beaks. These finches have since been dubbed “Darwin’s Finches.” The size of these bird’s beaks...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Sometimes, listening to people with whom you disagree can be a real pain in the ear. However, from time to time, those pains might just precede a better understanding of things. Perhaps we will get a better grip on what the opposition actually...

 

AAUW scholarship recipient selection criteria

The 2016 selection criteria used by the Alva branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to choose scholarship recipients includes the following: The recipient of the AAUW Scholarship shall be a woman who • is enrolled in and...

 

Alva resident wins 1981 Corvette Coupe

Rick Wiebener is the lucky winner of a restored 1981 Corvette Coupe. Admission tickets to the Oklahoma State Square Dance Federation Festival are sold annually by member clubs throughout the state...

 

Tourism tax collections show significant decrease

The City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee is facing a significant decrease in available funds. With the fading of the oil boom and a subsequent downturn in use of the local motels and hotels, the amount of tourism tax collected has been dropping. The...

 

Tiny army invading Oklahoma

An army is invading Oklahoma. It's a small army in terms of size but seemingly large in numbers. The troops are composed of tiny quarter-inch size insects that look like discolored ladybugs. These...

 

Bill Harris, consulting chef, brings new ideas to Alva schools

Bill Harris, consulting chef, visited Alva schools this week to work with cooks at each of the Alva sites to provide new ideas for preparing food that kids like, but is also healthy. The program is...

 

Escapee from law enforcement apprehended in attic

Local law enforcement officials announced Tuesday, Nov. 15, that they had apprehended Justin Dean McClary of Alva. McClary had escaped on Nov. 6 when officers went to his home to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Authorities said McClary was...

 

Alva man files lawsuit against medical entities and individuals

An Alva resident has filed a civil lawsuit against several medical entities and individuals. In a case filed in Woods County on Nov. 10, Randy Parker alleges negligence for an amount over $10,001 for each of seven counts. Attorney Timothy D. McCoy...

 

Ross home totally destroyed in fire

Plumes of smoke northwest of Alva Monday afternoon signaled the location of a rural fire. Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell said the fire was at a residence near the intersection of County Road 400 and Kiowa Road to the northwest of Mackey’s feedlot. Wh...

 

Hospital board welcomes new member

With the expiration of the term of Terry Cline, Steve Ward was welcomed to the Alva Hospital Authority meeting Tuesday night. He took his seat along with members Halah Simon, Ken Brown, Darlene Sanderson, Jason Gaisford and Dr. Elizabeth Kinzie. Bo...

 

Tree trimming talent sought for museum's Annual Festival of Trees

It’s time to reserve a room in the museum in which to decorate a tree for the Cherokee Strip Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees. Creativity abounds each year when local residents, civic groups and businesses lend their talents in helping make the...

 

Woods County Fair results

5012 OHCE Food Preparation E11—1st Lone Star E12—1st Patchwork Friends E13—1st Patchwork Friends E14—1st Lone Star E15—1st Better Homes E16—1st Household Executives E17—1st Grow & Share E18—1st Patchwork Friends E19—1st Better...

 

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