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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Chicken biscuit, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Berry Colossal Crunch, cinnamon toast, banana, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Thursday – Whole g...


Alva School Board meets Monday

The Alva Board of Education will meet Monday at 5 p.m. in the district office at 418 Flynn St. The meeting agenda lists mostly routine items. Longfellow School is asking that a number of items currently in storage be listed as surplus. Permission is...


Annual Holiday Gala, tree lighting ceremony set for Dec. 8

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Fine Arts will present its annual Holiday Gala Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium with the tree lighting ceremony to follow. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors will...



Donald Eugene Simmons, son of the late Claude William and Mary Ethel Vernon (Cropp) Simmons, was born August 6, 1946, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away November 30, 2018, at his home north of Waynoka...



Funeral services for Duane Thomas Nelson will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Alva First United Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Burleson and Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. Intermen...


Time for state to honor funding promises

In the past few weeks, our state's two largest newspapers have devoted coverage to a growing concern about the backlog in state funding for the endowed chairs program. This program was created in...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 2, 2018

Junkman's Gems

People Magazine is reporting that we lost 92 famous celebrities in 2017. Sad, but they didn't risk their lives for their millions. They neglected to mention the 139 police officers, 93 firefighters...

 By Tara Owen    Local    December 2, 2018

Alva FFA well-represented at national convention

The Alva FFA officer team was among over 650,000 FFA members who traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, to attend the 91st annual National FFA Convention and Expo. Along with the record attendance of FFA...


Cherokee Strip Museum receives generous donation from local family

Alva's Cherokee Strip Museum received a generous donation from Mr. Richard Ryerson and family last Tuesday afternoon, when they graciously accepted a Chrysler sedan that was manufactured in 1925 – the... Full story

 By Eric Scott    Sports    December 2, 2018

Smith, Driskill pick up all-region honors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University gridiron standouts Dakota Driskill and Horatio Smith picked up another honor Friday as the pair was selected to the 2018 Conference Commissioner’s Association All-Super Region 3 Second Tea...


Woods County Communication phone log

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:12 a.m. Report of person who fell behind building on Barnes Street. 9:42 a.m. Caller checking to see if he has a warrant. 9:52 a.m. Controlled burn outside of Nash. 11:55 a.m. Loose white/tan pitbull with no collar on...


Woods County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtai...


Divorce filings

Michelle Sievers vs. Brandon E. Johnson: Dissolution of marriage ($252.14)....


Marriage licenses

Jack Lewis Lanakila Jones, Alva, and Amanda Elizabeth Kutz, Alva; Marriage license ($5)....


Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Friday, November 23, 2018 5:00 a.m. Oklahoma County called about a hold. Sunday, November 25, 2018 9:00 a.m. Call about an inmate. 11:00 a.m. Call about an inmate. 2:00 p.m. Call about cattle out. 6:00 p.m. Call about cattle out. Monday, November...


Alva Ladybugs top Blackwell 44-30

Coming off a Tuesday night win against Newkirk, the Alva Ladybugs traveled to Blackwell Friday and posted their second win of the season, 44-30. By the end of the first quarter, Blackwell had three... Full story


Goldbugs lose 52-46 at Blackwell

After a loss to Newkirk, the young Alva Goldbugs team fought hard to bring home a win at Blackwell Friday. Despite a big scoring rush in the third quarter, the Goldbugs couldn't pull it off, losing... Full story


Shaping our future

At first glance, one may simply see a man with glasses, wearing khakis and a jacket embellished with a school mascot. One may draw the conclusion that he is either a coach of some sort or a really... Full story

 By Eric Scott    Sports    December 2, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist holds off Northwestern Women in high-scoring affair, 92-83

ALVA, Okla. – A late run by the Northwestern Oklahoma University women's basketball team wasn't enough Saturday afternoon as the Lady Rangers fell at home to Oklahoma Baptist, 92-83. Northwestern (... Full story

 By Jay Barlett    Sports    December 2, 2018

Moorer hits buzzer beater, Rangers win 78-77 over Oklahoma Baptist

ALVA, Okla. – Joseph Moorer dropped 23 points and propelled the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers to a 78-77 come-from-behind win over Oklahoma Baptist with a last-second three pointer at the b... Full story


Walk all the way in; wait and listen; you may just find the sublime

Madeleine Bialke, 27, Northwestern's current artist-in-residence, paced around the room where she was to give a talk on landscape art last Wednesday. It was hard to tell whether she was nervous about... Full story


ECU Men's Basketball drops game at No. 5 Southern Nazarene

BETHANY, OKLA. – The East Central University men's basketball team battled with No. 5 Southern Nazarene, but could not end its winning streak, suffering a 91-66, in Great American Conference action on the road. Scoring First Half: 38-50 The C...


ECU Women's Basketball Falls at Southern Nazarene

BETHANY, OKLA. – The East Central University women's basketball team suffered a 65-58 loss, in the first road Great American Conference game of the 2018-19 season, at Southern Nazarene. Scoring First Quarter: 23-16 Low scoring to start the game T...


Women's Basketball: Lady Bison Pass First Road Test

SHAWNEE – Autumn Avina poured in 21 points and tied her own Great American Conference record with 14 assists as the Lady Bison dropped Northwestern Oklahoma State, 92-83, for their first win on the road this year. The win also moves OBU to 1-1 in the...


Men's Basketball: Bison Fall on Last-Second Shot in Alva

ALVA, Oklahoma – A 3-point shot in the final second of the game by Northwestern Oklahoma State saddled Oklahoma Baptist with their first Great American Conference loss of the season as OBU fell, 78-77, on Saturday in Alva. The Bison led by five h...


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