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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.;...

 

We need a hero

Psalm 34:18 (NLT): “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” I received a disheartening phone call this week from someone very important to me. She was in a very dark place; lower than I’ve ever seen...

 

Spiritually Speaking

One of the problems with being a Bible Thumper is having to watch TV commercials that unwittingly push your “that ain’t right” button. The other day, I was triggered by the tag line on the new Honda commercial – mind you, I drive a Honda and...

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority welcomes new member

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meeting Tuesday evening was comprised of Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and their newest member, Allan Poe. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and Woods County Economic Development Director Sonja Williams were also...

 

County fair checks are available at the Woods County OSU Extension Office

The Woods County Fair Board has county fair premium checks available to be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The OSU Extension office is located on the east side of the bottom level of...

 

In unannounced move, Oklahoma jails begin collecting DNA from arrestees

With no announcement, Oklahoma jails are beginning to collect DNA from individuals arrested on felony charges – the first step in implementing a controversial state law passed two years ago. So far, hundreds of jail inmates have had the insides of...

 

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society to hold Christmas Social Dec. 15

The December meeting of the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Alva Public Library. Come enjoy their annual Christmas Social where good treats are shared and enjoyed by all. Members and guests will also...

 

Industrial development authority looking for vacant buildings

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting was held Tuesday morning at Northwest Technology Center and was attended by Randy McMurphy, Richard Ryerson, Stan Kline and, a little later, Rick Cunningham. Executive Director Sonja W...

 

ELMA ILEENE MELTON

Private graveside services for Elma Ileene Melton will be at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Shonda Kooser and Burke Jones officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Al...

 

Safe at home-dwellers

Thousands of Americans reach retirement age each year. Many of them plan to “age in place.” If that brings up connotations of grab bars, toilet seat risers and access ramps, you’re not alone....

 

Random Thoughts

According to several studies of American spending habits, many people in the United States are drowning in debt. They apparently don’t need any encouragement from the government to spend money they...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 14, 2018

Irwin continues hot streak in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Slowly but surely, steer wrestler Kyle Irwin is making an impact at the National Finals Rodeo. Irwin entered this year’s championship No. 14 in the world standings. As of Tuesday night, he has moved to fifth with $64,083 in money...

 

2019 Hall of Fame class announced; induction to be held on Feb. 9

Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Ranger Athletics is pleased to announced the 2019 class to be inducted into the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame. Kevin Robinson (basketball), Glen Piper (basketball), Ryan Hintergardt (baseball, sports...

 

White to leave Northwestern for NCAA Division I head coach position

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University head volleyball coach Jeremy White has resigned take the same position at NCAA Div. I Southeastern Louisiana, Brad Franz, director of athletics, announced on Monday. White accumulated a 38-25...

 

Woods County 4-Hers compete in Northwest District Archery Contest

Six Woods County 4-H Shooting Sports Members competed in the West District 4-H Contest on Dec. 8 at the Woodward County Fairgrounds. In the air rifle competition, Thomas Mathes, Waynoka 4-H, was reser...

 

Speakers encourage grads to volunteer and serve

The death of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, led to a week-long public celebration of his life and accomplishments. This influenced both speakers at the 16th annual fall...

 

Wonder Boys drop contest to Muleriders

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.– Four Wonder Boys scored in double figures, led by Ramses Sandifer with 13 points, however it was not enough for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team (2-7, 0-4 Great American Conference), as Tech was unable to hold off S...

 

Golden Suns roll past Southern Arkansas

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Jacie Higgins turned in a 16 point, eight rebound performance, while Ke'Vonshaye Stackhouse and Lyrik Williams both scored 16 points apiece as the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team (4-4, 2-2 Great American Conference)...

 

Muleriders close out 2018 with GAC win at Arkansas Tech behind dominant paint presence

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Senior forward Wesley Nosakhare delivered ten points and ten rebounds to highlight four Muleriders in double figures on Wednesday night and Southern Arkansas dominated inside the paint as they closed out the 2018 portion of...

 

Report: Oklahoma lagging in per-student spending

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is trailing behind neighboring states in per-student spending, even when factoring in this year's teacher pay raises, according to a recent report. The National Center for Education Statistics report shows that...

 

Trump welcomes Stitt, governors-elect to White House

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly elected Republican governor is visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, with a dozen other governors-elect from both parties. Trump tweeted a picture on Thursday of him meeting with Stitt and some...

 

Ex-OU football player sentenced to 5 years for wire fraud

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma football player and fledgling recording star has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of almost $900,000. Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old T.J....

 

2 jailed after stolen Kansas cattle taken to Oklahoma

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two suspected cattle rustlers after they stole 17 steers from a Kansas pasture and attempted to sell them in Oklahoma. The Cherokee County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office says in a news release that...

 

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