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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.;...

 

Interruptions

Life has many interruptions. The phone rings as we are trying to eat. Coworkers interrupt your work to talk. Our children have a sudden emergency. Some are unwelcomed, some are just a nuisance, and some are cherished. Remember the last telemarketer,...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    December 7, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I...

 

Genealogy society may help turn genealogy puzzle pieces into picture puzzle

The Dec. 8 Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society (NWOGS) guest speaker will be Leah Haines, who is a member of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society. Haines grew up in Alva where she graduated from Alva High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State...

 

Only one filing for each school board position

The Woods County Election Board reports that only one person filed for each open school board position in the county. The filing period ended Wednesday at 5 p.m. With only one person filing, there...

 

Northwestern Fine Arts Department presents 'Holiday Tubas'

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Fine Arts Department will present “Holiday Tubas” Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Seth Cudd, instructor of music and director of bands,...

 

MAX OAKES

Max, son of Pauline (Broomhall) and Clarence Oakes, was born June 28, 1937. He passed away December 4, 2018, in Enid, Oklahoma, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 6 days. Family visitation will be Sunday, December 9, from 3 to 4:40 p.m. at the...

 

Christmas letters

Ann Hodgman, in Smithsonian Magazine, says, “This season, 65 percent of Americans will send Christmas cards or letters.” It’s a tradition for many and the bane of others. The custom of sending...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, sometimes the government takes actions designed to encourage consumer spending. Apparently, money (rather than love) is what makes the world go round! But I thought the U.S....

 

NWOSU men's basketball team falls to Newman 66-62 after cold second half

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball dropped to 2-5 (1-1 GAC) on the season after a 66-62 loss to non-conference opponent Newman University Tuesday evening. Bryshon Bryant, Jack Peck and Treyvon Andres each had 12 points in...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    December 7, 2018

Lady Rangers back on track after 68-52 win over Newman

ALVA, Okla. – Following a setback last Saturday afternoon at home, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Lady Rangers got back on track in their final non-conference game of the year with a 68-52 victory over Newman (Kansas). Northwestern...

 

November Rotary Students of the Month honored

Trey Bogdanovecz Trey Bogdanovecz is the son of Brent and Kim Bogdanovecz. High school activities include Electric Gold, Key Club, student council, baseball, basketball and golf. Trey is the...

 

Northwestern's social work students attend OSBLSW board meeting

Northwestern Oklahoma State University social work students recently attended an Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Worker (OSBLSW) board meeting held at the Oklahoma State Board of Medical...

 

Alva State Bank selects 2018 Christmas Card Winner

Alva State Bank, in conjunction with Graceful Arts Gallery & Studio, has selected the 2018 Christmas card painting winner, Cadence Nusser. Each year in October, Graceful Arts Studio hosts a...

 

Davis' senior art exhibition, 'Cry Bout It,' to showcase paintings, drawings

Rachel Davis, a senior visual arts minor and sociology major at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will present her Advanced Studio Exhibition titled "Cry Bout It" on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8...

 

Alva splits games with Chisholm

Alva High School hosted longtime rival Chisholm in basketball Tuesday night. The varsity teams split the wins with the Alva Ladybugs earning a 48-42 victory over the visiting Lady Longhorns. The... Full story

 

Southeast Oklahoma lawmaker defects to Republican Party

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from southeast Oklahoma says he's switching parties, a move that continues Democrats' dramatic loss of seats in rural areas. Rep. Johnny Tadlock of Idabel announced Thursday that he was changing his...

 

Oklahoma ag board to vote on new poultry regulations

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Agriculture Board is set to vote next week on a set of emergency poultry regulations after the state suspended dispensing new permits in October. A key guideline in the new proposal would require poultry houses,...

 

Winter storm to bring snow, freezing rain to Southern Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm packing freezing rain and snow is forecast to cut an icy path through the Southern Plains as a busy holiday shopping weekend unfolds. The National Weather Service says a storm system that caused heavy rain and...

 

Kansas teacher arrested for trafficking meth

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teacher has been charged with dealing methamphetamine in Oklahoma. The Hutch Post reports that 37-year-old Melissa Abla and a man were arrested last month after law enforcement executed a search warrant at their home...

 

Divided Oklahoma court upholds conviction in infant's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction and life without parole sentence of a man for the death of his girlfriend's 4-month-old daughter. The court in a 3-2 ruling on Thursday rejected the appeal...

 
 By Eric Olson    Sports    December 7, 2018

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots...

 

Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015,...

 

Oklahoma's new governor taps Norman man for top lawyer spot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's incoming governor has named a longtime attorney from Norman to serve as his general counsel, adding a key member of his new staff. Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt announced Thursday he was hiring Mark Burget, a 1979 graduate...

 

Coast Guard pioneer, race riot survivor laid to rest

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of a race riot in Oklahoma has been laid to rest with military honors. A funeral was held Wednesday in White Plains, New...

 

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