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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.;...

 

Hugh Heffner Eulogy (Part 3)

Mr. Heffner, I did not follow your career. I do not know you, beyond the small amount that I have garnered from what is common knowledge, but I pity you. You created a persona that was the envy of every man. You were bigger than life. You lived in...

 

Spiritually Speaking

I wonder if “oxygen bars” are still a thing. Several years ago, I came across an ad for a business that offered a relaxing atmosphere complete with oxygen masks infused with your favorite fragrance. I think I could have sold a thousand sessions a...

 

Airport to purchase lighted windsock system

The Alva Regional Airport Commission voted Monday to purchase a lighted windsock system to increase visibility for pilots flying at night. Airport Manager Greg Murray provided information on three different styles. The lowest cost system uses two...

 

Murdock wins majority in Tuesday primary

According to unofficial totals for the Republican primary election for District 27 state senator, Casey Murdock of Felt received the most votes at 2,181 or 33.17 percent. Travis Templin followed with...

 

Northwest Family Services seeking new director

Northwest Family Services Executive Director Sheila Gilchrist resigned her position effective on Dec. 4. Northwest Family Services Board of Directors is pursuing a new executive director. Currently Brenda Rose is serving as the interim director for...

 

Economic development committee busy with infrastructure

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) held a very short meeting Wednesday. The quarterly meeting was held at Northwest Technology in Alva. All members were present with the...

 

Random Thoughts

As we have noted previously, Oklahoma has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Numerous creative people (singers, actors, writers, and others) have called the Sooner State home. Among them are Rance...

 

Irwin claims third-round title

LAS VEGAS – Yes, Kyle Irwin was excited about his third-round victory Saturday, Dec. 9, at the National Finals Rodeo, but there was something bigger to him. “That means more to me than the round win does,” Irwin said, referring to the fact...

 

Brown collects player of the week honors

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State basketball player Bailey Brown received Great American Conference Player of the Week Honors following her contributions to the team's two non-conference victories over Oklahoma Christian and Newman...

 

1st Annual Alva FFA Coyote Hunt

The first ever Alva FFA Coyote Hunt will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16. Proceeds from this event will go towards purchasing Christmas meals for local families. Rules meeting and card hand outs will be Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Alva Ag Farm...

 

Northwestern offices closing for holiday break Dec. 25 through Jan. 1

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will close for the holiday break beginning Monday, Dec. 25. All Northwestern locations and offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Fall semester finals week will continue through Friday, Dec. 15. Spring...

 

BRANDON DALE HARMON

Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor...

 

New hearts

An article in Time states: “50 years on, new hearts still don’t come easy.” Our own Terry Gene Nix, interred in Alva Municipal Cemetery, was the first person in the world to undergo Total...

 

Girls Scouts hold rededication ceremony, Christmas dinner

Alva Girl Scouts with Troop 969 recently held a rededication ceremony for their parents along with a Christmas dinner for everyone to enjoy. The scouts rededicated themselves in the belief of the...

 

Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day celebrated

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Dec. 9, the colorful quilt of aviation and aerospace presented its splendid hues under the classic white canopy of the Atlantic Aviation hangar at Wiley Post Airport. Table...

 

Parsons and Powers celebrate 77 combined years of service

After 49 and 28 years, respectively, working devotedly as valued team members of Farmers Cooperative Association of Alva, Carl Parsons and Carol Powers, both of Alva, are set to retire on Dec. 31....

 

Harris Brown leads Wonder Boys past Warriors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Harris Brown turned in a season-high 20 point performance, as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys defeated Hendrix 93-68 Wednesday night. NEXT UP Arkansas Tech will travel to Tahlequah, Okla. for its next contest, as the Wonder Boys...

 

Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. The...

 

Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit...

 

Ex-'Apprentice' star Omarosa to tell all about White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has "quite a story to tell" about her time in President Donald Trump's administration and "the world will want to hear it."...

 

Poll: Most say Trump crossed line with Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he's trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible...

 

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