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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.;...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Well done, Alva! Well done, College Hill! Well done ladies (you know who you are) who showed up day after day to make sure all of those generous donations were sifted, separated and prepared for last Saturday’s Warmth for Winter. It takes an enormo...

 

Winters is newest Alva City Council member

All seats on the Alva City Council are filled following the appointment of Danny Winters to the Ward 1 Seat 1 position. His appointment was confirmed at Monday's council meeting. He takes the spot...

 

U.S. education chief calls for end to paddling, but many Okla. schools allow it

All schools should stop paddling students as a form of discipline because it’s “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities,” U.S. Secretary of Education John King wrote in a...

 

Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Citizen Center

The Senior Nutrition Center in Alva held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday at noon, Nov. 23, with the traditional meal of turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, potatoes and gravy. Many...

 

Santas from around the world to visit Sod House Museum

The Sod House Museum will host Santas from around the world on Saturday, Dec. 10, as a part of its Christmas Open House celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Martha Ray of Pawnee and other reenactors will portray the Santas and counterparts from around...

 

Northwestern faculty, staff honored for years of service at annual recognition ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's employees were honored during the 13th annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremony Nov. 16. Ceremonies were held in Alva and Enid to honor employees who work...

 

West Africa senor awarded Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship

Sadik Malik, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, senior, is the 2016-17 recipient of the Dr. Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Spanish program. Malik is the curren...

 

BETTY LOU (MEYERS) SEWELL

Memorial services for Betty Lou Sewell will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Sappenfield officiating. She was cremated at her request under the...

 

Accountability

Raising youngsters of good will who don’t lie, cheat or steal. A noble thought and one that enters the mind of every parent, grandparent and extended family member including clergy and teachers. Is...

 

Random Thoughts

Leon Russell was an important contributor to Oklahoma’s rich and varied musical tradition. He was an exceptionally talented musician, singer, arranger, and songwriter. Russell was born Claude...

 

Rangers impress in home opener win, 83-79, over Emporia State

Northwestern Oklahoma State Men's Basketball rode a fine defensive performance to victory Tuesday evening as they took down the Emporia State Hornets 83-79. Hosting the 2016-17 home-opener at a newly...

 

Rangers set season highs in non-conference action

OKLAHOMA CITY – Northwestern Oklahoma State Women's Basketball was defeated 91-82 by Mid-America Christian University in non-conference action on Tuesday evening. The Fast Break Northwestern Women's Basketball team produced their best performance...

 

Bison Play Bulldogs Tough

RUSTON, La. – Oklahoma Baptist battled but came away on the short end of a 79-63 score in a men's basketball exhibition at Division I Louisiana Tech Wednesday. With the score tied at 28-28, the Bulldogs ended the first half on a 21-6 run to take a...

 

Second Half Squanders Hillcats in Loss to Cameron, 78-68

LAWTON, Okla. – It was a tail of two halves for Rogers State men's basketball Wednesday night inside Aggie Gym as the Hillcats fell 78-68 to the Cameron Aggies. A first half that saw RSU shoot 53 percent from the field and 66 percent from long...

 

Fast Start by Crimson Storm Too Much for Hillcats to Overcome

CLAREMORE, Okla. – A fast start by visiting Southern Nazarene was too much for the Rogers State women's basketball team to overcome in a 70-62 loss to the Crimson Storm on Tuesday (Nov. 22) at the Claremore Expo Center. SNU started the game with a...

 

Oklahoma State beats Georgetown 97-70 for third in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood motioned his team over for an early timeout, slammed his clipboard to the hardwood and began screaming. The Cowboys were lethargic, seemingly uninterested in playing defense. Once...

 

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office identifies human remains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified human remains found in a field in Harrah. Investigators say the skeletal remains are those of 27-year-old Zachary Lang. Officials say DNA testing is needed to...

 

Prosecutors: US Capitol attack plotter kept trying to incite

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol during President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address kept trying from behind bars to urge others to violence in support of the Islamic State group, federal authorities...

 

Officials: Family health should be Thanksgiving conversation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A family's health history might not be the most pleasant topic to bring up at the Thanksgiving table, but state health officials hoped residents would take time to talk about it at their gatherings. The conversation could...

 

Texas tycoon awarded $146M by jury in dispute over oil wells

PECOS, Texas (AP) — A jury has awarded oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens $146 million over a dispute related to ownership and revenues from more than 160 oil wells in two West Texas counties. The jury in Pecos on Wednesday ruled in favor of Pickens'...

 

Program will guide students toward returning as teachers

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Officials are working on a program to encourage Scottsbluff High School students to train to become educators so they will return to the area to teach future Scottsbluff students. Justin Shaddick, an assistant principal at...

 

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