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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. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 

Don't worry; God's got it

Hello all and I hope that everyone who is reading this is healthy and happy! I mean that sentiment now more than I ever have. As the Christmas seasons rolls up on us, many of us are feeling different than we usually do this time of year. Our typical...

 

USDA announces increase to certain incentive payments for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is upping the Practice... Full story

 

COETA WELLS

Coeta Colleen Wells was born October 8, 1934, in Freedom, Oklahoma, to Floyd Daniel and Addie Pearl Bonner Morland. She died Sunday, December 6, 2020, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 86 years....

 

JUSTINE NATHALIE LANCASTER

Graveside services for Justine Nathalie Lancaster will be 3 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Neal Gordon officiating. Interment is under the direction of...

 

SAMUEL STEWART

Graveside services for Samuel Stewart will be held Friday, December 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Freedom Cemetery with Reverend John Clapp, Alva Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel is...

 

Covid-19 vaccine

Widespread immunity is the goal of the Covid-19 vaccines in the healthcare pipeline. FDA emergency-use authorization (EUA) will be invoked in the near future, with administration limited to health...

 

Random Thoughts

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the United States experienced a period known as the Progressive Era. Many laws were passed in an attempt to make the country a better place for more p...

 

Woods County Industrial Authority expresses interest in creating big web presence

Tuesday was a day full of meetings for Woods County Economic Development Committee Director Neal Williams, starting at 8 a.m. with the county's industrial development authority. Williams had many updates to give to the authority (comprised of...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for Dec. 8

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 39 wins, 13 losses Dilly Dilly: 35 wins, 17 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 27 wins, 25 losses Knights of Columbus: 26 wins, 26 losses Rollin Good Times: 26 wins, 26 losses O”Bar: 24 wins, 28 losses Next Frame: 20...

 

Alva State Bank selects 2020 Christmas Card Winner: Taelyn Blackwood

Each year, Graceful Arts Studio hosts a painting class for kids titled "Youth Acrylic Painting" where students attend a six-week-long class learning techniques and practicing their painting skills.... Full story

 

Woods County has three Covid deaths

Earlier this week, two more Covid-related deaths were added to the numbers for Woods County. This brings the total to three, all in the Alva zip code. On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Oklahoma State...

 

GAC announces return to play protocols

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Monday, the Great American Conference announced its Council of Presidents approved a series of return to play protocols that the league will implement in January in conjunction with the start of the basketball season. The...

 

Bickford, Weatherly earn promotions

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team would like to announce two coaching changes to their staff. Matthew Bickford, has been promoted to the head JV coach/outfielders/strength-and-conditioning coach for the Ranger program. Nathan... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 11, 2020

Anderson places in fast round at NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas – The competition featured at the National Finals Rodeo brings out the greatest from the elite field of contestants. That’s especially true in steer wrestling, where most of the field of 15 cowboys still has a chance to win the 2...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 11, 2020

Edler atop NFR average standings

ARLINGTON, Texas – There’s nothing quite like feeling rushed when a world championship is on the line. That was the case for steer wrestler Jacob Edler, who felt a little pressure prior to his 3.9-second run during Wednesday’s seventh go-round...

 

Small earthquake near Waynoka Wednesday

An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred in the early evening on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7:01 p.m. local time near Waynoka, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very...

 

Perfecting her art in math class

Visitors to the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva last Friday night, Dec. 4, were intrigued by the rifles displayed on deer antlers. The firearms feature decorative etched metal pieces on the stocks.... Full story

 

Perseverance required of spring and fall NWOSU graduates

Fall commencement at NWOSU usually means a packed Percefull Fieldhouse. Two ceremonies were held Sunday, Dec. 6, with small audiences, face masks and plenty of social distancing. When the pandemic... Full story

 

Some Oklahomans to get $400 for losing wages due to pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahomans who lost wages due to the coronavirus pandemic will receive a one-time payment of $400 from the state starting next week, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Director Shelley Zumwalt said Thursday. The OESC...

 

Oklahoma State goes into Baylor makeup out of B12 contention

WACO, Texas (AP) — When Oklahoma State was supposed to play at Baylor in mid-October, the Cowboys were the No. 6 team in the Top 25 with expectations to contend for a spot in the Big 12 championship game, maybe even the College Football Playoff....

 

Hundreds of GOP members sign onto Texas-led election lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden's victory has quickly become a conservative litmus test, as 106 members of Congress and multiple state attorneys general signed onto the case...

 

Kansas governor makes racial justice recommendations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly released a report Thursday outlining more than 60 recommendations to the state Legislature and local government officials on how to tackle racial justice issues. The report's recommendations were crafted...

 

Kansas won't provide personal data about vaccine recipients

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas does not plan to send personal information to the federal government about residents who receive coronavirus vaccines, though it has signed a data-use agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr....

 

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