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Church Calendar

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    November 22, 2019

Thanking God in a Godless time

Among most movie critics, they would consider David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" one of the most acclaimed films of all times. The movie shows amazing vistas of the beautiful Arabian deserts. It has ha...

 

AHS Science Club plans to improve Hatfield walking trail

Alva High School teacher Mary Tyree brought several members of the AHS Science Club to Monday's city council meeting to tell of their plans for Hatfield Park. Years ago, a walking trail was built... Full story

 

Promotions, resignation at Alva City Council meeting

Monday night, City of Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham introduced two new department supervisors to the city council. Melvin Evans is the new supervisor for the street department, and Ronnie...

 

Local video to air on AFV Sunday

When one falls unexpectedly, it’s only natural to look around and hope no one saw the embarrassing moment. Pete Nessarella of Alva may have thought his spill escaped notice, but a doorbell camera caught the whole thing. Nessarella was delivering...

 

Northwestern hosts Alva 'Teach Oklahoma' students

Northwestern Oklahoma State University hosted seven Alva High School students recently for the high school's "Teach Oklahoma" course. Teach Oklahoma was designed to mentor high school students about t...

 

OLIVE MARGARET POWELL APPLETON

Olive Margaret Powell Appleton was born March 11, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Ada Reeves Powell and Martin Powell. Olive grew up in a large extended family in Pike and Walthall, Mississippi coun...

 

Autonomous outrage

An article in Car and Driver Magazine addresses protest over self-driving vehicles. Many suffer frustration and fear over technology, and while it operates in the background it’s visible in the...

 

Random Thoughts: Adding a new state, part 4

As we have seen, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress conspired to make Nevada a state just days before the 1864 presidential election, although Nevada did not have enough residents to qualify for...

 

Wright named GAC Defensive Player of the Year

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Northwestern’s Maurice Wright Jr. was named the Great American Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, following a vote of the Great American Conference’s head football coaches when the league announced its...

 

Messiah's Resume

Recently, at College Hill, we began a series of sermons from the Gospel of Mark (we are now 12 weeks into the study and still in chapter 3). Videos are available on You Tube under Dr. W. Jay Tyree,...

 

Women's Soccer: Whitworth named to All-Central Region Second Team

ALVA, Okla. – After receiving Honorable Mention Honors by the Great American Conference on Nov. 13, redshirt-senior Kaley Whitworth received another accolade to add to her resume, early Wednesday morning when she made the D2CCA All-Central Region...

 

Volleyball: Five Rangers earn All-GAC honors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers have finished the regular season off strong with five players selected for All-Great American Conference Honors. The Rangers had two on the first team and three that received honorable me...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings as of Nov. 19

Ms Deb's Hairstyling 33 ½ wins 22 ½ losses Dilly Dilly 31 ½ wins 24 ½ losses Rollin Good Times 30 wins 26 losses Marshall's Oldtimers 29 wins 27 losses Knights of Columbus 28 wins 28 losses O'Bar 25 wins 31 losses Next Frame 25 wins 31 losses...

 

Veterans honored at Burlington

Burlington schools recently honored veterans in an assembly on the morning of Veteran's Day. The auditorium was full of decorations and artwork created by the elementary teachers and students....

 

Burlington robotics team headed to regionals

The Burlington Robotics team participated in the Heartland BEST competition at the Northwestern campus on Nov. 2. The team placed second in gaming and second in the BEST competition. The BEST contest...

 

Good-hearted Gabe

Gabe Daniel Stewart is the son of Kelly and Jennifer Stewart. He was born in Pratt, Kansas. He has three brothers and three sisters. His favorite things to do in his free time involve hunting,...

 

Food drive brings in almost 1,000 items

Burlington Student Council held its annual food drive in the first week of November. Each year a competition between the pre-K through 12th grade classes is held to determine who can bring the most...

 

FCA Game Day at OU

On Nov. 9, 13 members of the Burlington FCA went to Norman to participate in FCA Game Day. They heard the testimony of four athletes who attend the University of Oklahoma. These athletes include...

 

Burlington School upcoming events

Nov. 22, 5 p.m.: Reception for Randy Turney court dedication Nov. 22, 6 p.m.: Dedication of Randy Turney courthouse Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m.: High school home basketball games against Buffalo Dec. 6, 6 p.m.: Homecoming Coronation and high school...

 

Burlington Homecoming Spirit Days to be Dec 2 – 6

Monday: PJ Day (Rest up! We have a big game on Friday!) Tuesday: Meme Day (Meme what you say!) Wednesday: Bling vs Camo (Be a shining star or impossible to see!) Thursday: Hero vs Villain (We will be the heroes on Friday!) Friday: Spirit Day (Purple...

 

Burlington School Book Fair coming soon

Burlington Public Schools will host an engaging, all-hands-on-deck, school wide Scholastic Book Fair on Dec. 9–17 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Funds raised during the fair will help buy books for students and teachers. Families, faculty and the...

 

Burlington School sends Thanks to Alva State Bank

Burlington School want to offer special thanks to Alva State Bank for their donation....

 

Sex offender charged in Wichita abduction, rape

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 58-year-old registered sex offender is facing five charges after he allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from a Wichita grocery store and raped her. The charges against Anthony Craig Seymour, of...

 

SNU's Andy Lambert steps down as head coach.

BETHANY-- Southern Nazarene University's Head Football Coach, Andy Lambert, announced his decision to resign after four years of leading the Crimson Storm.  University President, Dr. Keith Newman, offered these words in response to this news:...

 

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