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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.;...

 

The Christmas interruption

Thanksgiving is over. I trust that you had a wonderful time with your family, rejoicing and thanking God for all he has done for you. Now suddenly Christmas is here. If you are like me, it gets busy in the month of December. Nothing is quiet as...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    December 1, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Merry Christmas, ya’ll! I actually took the time to look up the correct spelling of the contraction for “you all,” though I’ve used the term most of my life. What I found at wiktionary.org was worth a share. Figure this one out – I dare...

 

Give blood and share hope, healing and comfort this holiday season

Oklahoma Blood Institute needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of saving lives this holiday season. It’s a busy time, but Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging donors to take just an hour to make sure the blood supply for area...

 

Artists, author and music featured in Art Walk

Tonight’s First Friday Art Walk in Alva will include feasts for the eye, ear and stomach. The date was listed incorrectly in an ad in the Newsgram, but the event is always held on the first Friday of each month. From 6 to 8 p.m. visitors are...

 

Oklahoma producers reminded of approaching deadline for FSA county committee elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Oklahoma Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Scott Biggs, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that FSA county committee elections began Nov. 6, with the mailing of ball...

 

Edmondson announces plan to bring transparency to Oklahoma government

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 29, 2017 – Citing a pervasive culture of secrecy and back room deals among government leaders, gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson today announced an initiative to bring transparency back to the state capitol. Edmondson...

 

Football playoff shortens Alva holiday kickoff

Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, Dec. 2. Alva businesses have been preparing for his visit with a frenzy of decorating and stocking shelves with gift ideas. Originally, plans included a movie premier and afternoon parade, but Alva’s big win...

 

House Special Investigation Committee sets up whistleblower hotline for state employees

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Charles McCall and State Rep. Josh Cockroft today announced the House Special Investigation Committee has created a “whistleblower” hotline for state employees to anonymously and...

 

ZR1

Ah, the magic number 750. That’s the horsepower of the new Corvette ZR1. Do you need 750 horsepower? Speaking as a car enthusiast, “you can never have too much horsepower.” The history of...

 

Random Thoughts

Sometimes our friends and acquaintances have experienced things that we haven’t. Depending on what a specific experience is, we may sympathize with these people or we may envy them. That is, we are...

 

Northwestern mourns the loss of Jordan Click

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State lost one of its own Rangers in former soccer player Jordan Click on Nov. 1, 2017. On April 10, 2009, Click was involved in a rollover car accident with her...

 

Andres named Great American Conference Player of the Week

ALVA, Okla. – After a 22 point, eight rebound performance in non-conference action against Emporia State last Tuesday, Northwestern Oklahoma State basketball player Treyvon Andres has been named...

 

Mapes named OSU Senior of Significance

Courtney Mapes, an animal science major from Alva, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University Senior of Significance for the 2017-2018 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association. Mapes is the...

 

Twelfth annual Ranger Research Day winners announced, Oklahoma Research Day set for March 9, 2018

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Alva campus played host to the 12th annual Ranger Research Day in the Student Center Ballroom where 38 projects were entered with 46 participants having the...

 

Technic Gold robotic competition starts Friday, Dec. 1

Technic Gold has spent the last five weeks week preparing for regionals at Fort Smith, Arkansas. The first two weeks were spent improving the robot based on what they learned at the Heartland BEST...

 

Alva takes on Millwood in semifinals Saturday

The Class 2A football semifinal matchup of Alva against Millwood may seem like a David and Goliath contest, but we know who won the latter one. Alva Coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger isn't exactly shaking...

 

Clift just misses school record in loss at Emporia State

EMPORIA, Kan. (Nov. 29, 2017) – In all of the proud women's basketball history of Emporia State (Kan.) – which includes 19 NCAA Division II tournament appearances and a national championship – no player ever did to the Hornets what Oklahoma...

 

Trump weighs plan to oust Tillerson, put CIA's boss at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of clashes on policy and personality, President Donald Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with hard-nosed CIA Director Mike Pompeo following less than a year on the job,...

 

Trump tweets strain US-Britain 'special relationship'

LONDON (AP) — A few days after his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside British Prime Minister Theresa May in the White House and proclaimed the strength of the "most special relationship" between their two countries. Ten months...

 

Deadly, destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

MIAMI (AP) — Thursday was the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be remembered for a deadly trio of storms — Harvey, Irma a...

 

Failing to address harassment allegations can cost employers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When it comes to sexual harassment allegations, no employer wants to find itself in the position an Indiana university was in during the 1990s, when a woman complained to a senior administrator that the school's chancellor...

 

Anchors, moguls, politicians: the growing list of accused

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations...

 

Officials: Trump mulls calling Jerusalem Israel's capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, officials said Thursday. The announcement would be a way to...

 

Prosecutors recommend no more jail time for ex-congressman

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Louisiana congressman serve no more jail time now that many of the convictions against him have been overturned. William Jefferson, 70, a Democrat who represented parts of...

 

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