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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.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...

 

What's on your mind

Isaiah 55:8 states, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways. This is the Lord’s declaration.” What are you thinking about? Are your thoughts pure thoughts? Holy thoughts? Are your thoughts what Jesus would think? T...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    December 9, 2022

The giving season

This is the season of giving where we all make up lists of family members and possibly some close friends for whom we spend hours thinking up and purchasing the perfect gift. There is such an emotional rush we get when we give that gift to the...

 

Genealogy society learns about the New Deal programs from historian O'Dell

The Northwest Oklahoma Geneaology Society (NWOGS) held their regular meeting at the Ava Public Library on Nov. 12. Larry O'Dell, historian of the Oklahoma Historical Society, presented an outstanding program about the New Deal programs and what they...

 

Hidden treasure

You may have seen the commercials that include Alva’s own Randy McDaniel, treasurer for the State of Oklahoma. His words are preceded by statements about buried treasure and he says that Oklahoma ha...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 9, 2022

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

What a roller coaster of a week we have had at the Little household. You won’t hear me speak of politics or farming or economic development this week. This week you will hear me talk of faith and goodness and grace along with the power of prayer...

 

Random Thoughts

I always like having a doctor that I consider “mine” – someone to go to anytime I have a medical issue. But in an emergency, any doctor will do! I began feeling sick one day when I was working...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Dec. 6

Team Standings Knights of Columbus – 35 wins, 25 losses Dilly Dilly – 36 wins, 28 losses O'Bar – 34 ½ wins, 29 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 34 ½ wins, 29 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 31 ½ wins, 32 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 31...

 

Proctor among Round 3 leaders

LAS VEGAS – Now in his seventh trip to the National Finals Rodeo, team roping header Coleman Proctor has learned to trust himself and those special things around him. It showed during Saturday’s third go-round, when he and his heeler, Logan...

 

Struxness strikes in Round 3

LAS VEGAS – For some, earning the first paycheck at the National Finals Rodeo provides a sense of relief. J.D. Struxness has been through all this before. He didn’t let the fact that he hadn’t placed on the opening two nights of the...

 

Northwestern to host 3rd state championship playoff game

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host its third high school state championship playoff game this season at Ranger Field. The next teams to play will be Laverne High School versus Seiling High School for the Class B state football...

 

Struxness cashes during Round 6

LAS VEGAS – Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness didn’t let a bad night ruin the rest of the week, and it very well could have. He came into his fourth National Finals Rodeo in strong contention to win a world championship, but a steer escaped his...

 

Ranger track set three school records in opening meet

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State opened their indoor track season on Saturday in Lawrence, Kansas hosted by the University of Kansas. The Rangers traveled 12 athletes to the meet. The program picked up where the team left off last...

 

Ben Ryerson hired as relationship manager

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association announces the appointment of Ben Ryerson as its relationship manager. Ryerson begins his new role after working as a child welfare specialist at...

 

Two file for Alva School Board office

Alva has the only race in Woods County school board filings. The filing period ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The two filing for Alva Public Schools Office No. 3, were the incumbent Tiffany Slater,...

 

Ripperger selected for United Nations summit in Thailand

Kelsey Ripperger, a Master of Arts in Heritage Tourism and Conservation fall graduate at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will attend an upcoming United Nations summit sponsored by...

 

Ladybugs have decisive 50-27 win at Blackwell

The Alva Ladybugs traveled to Blackwell Tuesday night to take on the Lady Maroons. The Ladybugs, coached by Kris Gore, were 2-0 going into the game while Blackwell was 0-2. The Lady Maroons tied the Ladybugs 2-2 early in the first quarter, but the... Full story

 

Goldbugs dominate Blackwell 59-34

What happens when your leading scorer is benched for the last half of a basketball game? If you’re the Alva Goldbugs, the rest of the team steps up to take the victory. That’s how it happened at Blackwell Tuesday night when Alva won 59-34. Coach... Full story

 

NWOSU grads asked to become leaders, Rangers

Although the spring commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva is larger, the fall commencement is every bit as important to graduates and their families. Sunday afternoon, Dec.... Full story

 

Oklahoma petition to enshrine abortion rights withdrawn

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma residents has withdrawn a petition that sought to put a state question on the ballot that would protect the right to an abortion. Records show the proponents of the citizen-led initiative petition notified...

 

Oil spill in rural Kansas creek shuts down Keystone pipeline

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An oil spill in a creek in northeastern Kansas shut down a major pipeline that carries oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, briefly causing oil prices to rise on Thursday. Canada-based TC Energy said it shut down its...

 

California girl licensed to own unicorn -- if she finds one

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A girl named Madeline, with a vivid imagination and remarkable awareness of how bureaucracy can dash dreams, got her wish when she asked Los Angeles animal control authorities for a license to own a unicorn — if she's able to...

 

FTC sues to block Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69B merger

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game console and its growing games subscription...

 

Philly's slain 'Boy in Box': 66 years later we know his name

His name was Joseph Augustus Zarelli. Nearly 66 years after the battered body of a young boy was found stuffed inside a cardboard box, Philadelphia police say they have finally unlocked a central mystery in the city's most notorious cold case: The vi...

 

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