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Calendar of religious services

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 Max Ridgway    Local    December 2, 2016

A change of administration

Having recently passed through a presidential election, everyone is aware of the fact that a change of administration is underway, and we understand what it means: a new leader with new policies and new ways of dealing with old problems. While these...

 

Driftwood Christian Church to hold Christmas production Sunday, Dec. 4

Driftwood Christian Church invites the public to join them for a fun evening of beautiful music and stories from around the world, along with Christmas classics, this Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    December 2, 2016

Lamps, flashlights and God's word

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my pathway” (Psalm 119:105). Since the book of Psalms is the only Biblical document to have more than 119 chapters and Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, it takes a lot of reading to...

 

Co-Parenting for Resilience class Dec. 8

Parents who are in the divorcing process, people thinking about divorce, concerned friends or family members may attend a Co-Parenting For Resilience class to be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Woods County...

 

Hofmeister to hold education town hall Monday in Enid

ENID – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Enid High School, 611 W. Wabash Ave., to hear Oklahomans’ thoughts on how to strengthen public education and refocus on...

 

Holiday theme for First Friday Art Walk tonight

The annual Christmas show and sale will be featured at the Graceful Arts Gallery tonight during the First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery will have everything from paintings to woodworking pieces, blown glass, fused glass jewelry, metal...

 

50 years later, ADA champion returns to site of battle for his life

In November 1966, Lex Frieden fought the biggest battle of his young life. The Alva native, a freshman student at Oklahoma State University majoring in electrical engineering, became paralyzed from a...

 

Lincoln Elementary gets fit

The fourth-graders, and some fifth-grade classes at Lincoln Elementary school in Alva, have been participating in the six-week FitQuest Program that helps kids improve their cardiovascular fitness....

 

Oklahoma to update A-F school grading system

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will continue with an update to its A-F grading system for school performance even though new federal regulations don't require states to grade schools using that system or any other single indicator score. State...

 

Christmas events in Alva Saturday

Some clarification is in order on activities in Alva Saturday. The free movie at the Rialto Cinema on Saturday at 3 p.m. is not a “drop your kids off” event. Rather it’s intended for parents to bring their kids and enjoy brief holiday...

 

Over $2,300 in phones, computers stolen from Alva business

Alva police are investigating a burglary at a local business. Items stolen were valued at over $2,300. Aaron Fuller, owner of Simple Mobile – Digital Repair and Fed Ex Shipping Center, contacted Woods County Dispatch Wednesday, Nov. 16, asking for...

 

Four stops on 2016 Tour of Homes

If you enjoy looking at beautifully decorated homes, be sure to get your ticket for the annual Electric Gold Boosters Tour of Homes. The tour begins Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and continues until 6...

 

Northwestern's visual arts program offering Christmas-themed still-life workshop Dec. 3

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Artist-in-Residence Anna Valdez is offering a Christmas-themed art workshop Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Graceful Arts Center in downtown Alva. The event is open to the public. The workshop...

 

Pipelines

With the latest news that Alva’s water lines in the Southwest quadrant are in dire straits, what other subterranean surprises await? We’ve all been concerned with the aging infrastructure, of...

 
 By John D. Doak    Local    December 2, 2016

Review your policies before you brave the snow

It took a while for winter weather to get to Oklahoma. And while this season can make for some postcard-type scenery, it can also present some hazards. That’s why it’s important to know what your insurance will cover this winter season. At Your...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, Leon Russell was born and raised in Oklahoma, but he left the Sooner State as a young man to pursue a career in the music business in California. Eventually he became a well-respe...

 

Ladybugs and Goldbugs open season with wins

NEWKIRK – Both the Alva High School Ladybugs and Goldbugs started their season on a high note with back-to-back wins on the road as they faced off with the Newkirk Lady Tigers on Tuesday evening. Ladybugs At Newkirk Though the Ladybugs were able to...

 

Fahey and Wright named November Athletes of the Month

Northwestern's Athletic Department has announced Maurice Wright Jr. and Natalie Fahey as the Blue Sky Media Athletes of Month recipients. Both Wright and Fahey received the nominations after impressing in the final games of their respective sports'...

 

Rangers' early offensive explosion leads to victory

Northwestern Oklahoma State steamrolled the Aggies of Panhandle State in their home opener by a final score of 83-54. Head Coach Tasha Diesselhorst earned her first collegiate win in style as the Rangers opened up a 20-7 lead in the first quarter of...

 

Women's golf continues improvement with two signees

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the addition of two golfers for the women's golf program during the fall signing period. Head Coach Aaron Ford received letters of intent from two more talented golfers during the period,...

 

Rangers get their first conference of the season

The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball team hosted their first conference game at Percefull Fieldhouse on Thursday evening as they faced off with Southern Arkansas University in an...

 

Men's Basketball Gets First GAC Victory

ADA – The East Central University men's basketball team picked up its third-straight and the first Great American Conference win of the 2016-17 season, defeating Henderson State 76-71 at the Kerr Activities Center. Photo Gallery The Tigers (3-4, 1-...

 

Women's Basketball Goes Cold Late in Loss to Henderson State

ADA – The first home game of the 2016-17 season for the East Central University women's basketball team was an ebb and flow for both teams, but unfortunately the Tigers went cold in the last few minutes of the game and fell to Henderson State, 72-7...

 

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