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Biology biomes

Dixie Meyer's Biology I students this semester had to build a shoebox size 3D model of the biome of their choice, helping them to be able to truly grasp and understand their lesson. "I think some...

 

Maya Stewart

Maya Stewart is a junior at Alva High School. Stewart is involved in student council, journalism, Health To Others (H2O), Key Club, and varsity cheerleading, is the Family, Career and Community...

 

Shannon Nesseralla

Shannon Nesseralla is a senior at Alva High School (AHS) and she is involved in softball, Key Club, H20, National Honor Society, basketball and FCA. Nesseralla took journalism at AHS to learn more...

 

Alva vocal program holds Christmas concert

On Dec. 4, 2016, the Alva Middle School and Alva High School choirs held their annual Christmas concert in the high school auditorium. The high school mixed choir danced and sang “Together at Christmas,” arranged by Carl Strommen. The Electric...

 

December Rotary Students Of The Month

Every month at Alva High School students and faculty vote on who they believe should be students of the month. Students are picked based on their citizenship, scholarship, leadership and individual...

 

Four Alva High School students accepted to HOBY

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar has been running since the summer of 1958. Four Alva High School (AHS) sophomores have recently been accepted to attend the June seminar held at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond....

 

H20 talks to Kiwanis Club

On Nov. 30, the AHS Health To Others (H2O) officers went and talked to the Kiwanis Club. The officers talked about upcoming events and past events. Some of the upcoming events are working concession for basketball games and the students are working...

 

Many Alva qualifiers at Arnett Speech Contest

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Alva speech and debate team headed to Arnett for their second qualifying speech contest of the year. Eleven out of 13 Alva High School (AHS) students that competed qualified in various events, and 11 schools were present for...

 

Many Alva qualifiers at Arnett Speech Contest

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Alva speech and debate team headed to Arnett for their second qualifying speech contest of the year. Eleven out of 13 Alva High School (AHS) students that competed qualified in various events, and 11 schools were present for...

 

S.O.S. missing gingerbread men

As a child, Christmastime is always the most wonderful time of the year filled with presents, candy canes, trees, carols and gingerbread. Gingerbread is very very important to Mrs. Vore's morning and...

 

Scholarship deadlines

Seniors! Scholarships, no matter how big or small, are a huge part of the college experience. College tuition prices are constantly rising and scholarships are a great way to help cover these costs. Applying for any scholarship that you qualify for...

 

Brown and Lufile lead Wonder Boys to victory

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Behind 15 second-half points from Alex Brown and a game-saving block by Bennie Lufile, the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys remained perfect at home this season with a 78-74 win over William Woods on Wednesday. NEXT UP The Wonder...

 

Crown's double-double leads trio of freshmen in double figures; Lady Muleriders outlast Philander Smith, 63-55

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Freshman forward Kimberly Crown recorded her first career double-double and classmates Aaliyah Holmes and Kory Westerman registered double figure scoring performances as Southern Arkansas (2-5) outlasted Philander Smith (6-4)...

 

Sterns took step forward this year for No. 13 Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Coming into his senior season, Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns made a concerted effort to become a better player, both on the field and in the locker room. His hard work paid off, with an outstanding year that resulted...

 

Carroll, Hammonds lead Oklahoma St past UAPB, 102-66

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State took care of business to set up Saturday's showdown with Wichita State. Jeffrey Carroll scored 18 points and Leyton Hammonds added 16 to help the Cowboys defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 102-66 on Wednesday night....

 

OPEC Threatened by Tiny Oklahoma Town With Soaring Supplies

For OPEC, there are few enemies more fearsome than the tiny Oklahoma town of Cushing. With oil inventories at Cushing creeping near an all-time high, U.S. benchmark futures prices are struggling to advance despite the promised production cuts agreed...

 

Oklahoma investigators find suspect in 34-year-old homicide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a 65-year-old man has been arrested in New Orleans in connection with the 1982 shooting death of a 23-year-old Cuban immigrant in Oklahoma City. The OSBI says authorities in...

 

Oklahoma police release airport shooting video

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Surveillance video released by Oklahoma City police showed people rushing to help a Southwest Airlines employee after he was fatally shot while crossing a road outside the Will Rogers World Airport. Police said Lloyd Dean...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    December 16, 2016

Circus settles federal complaint over elephant incidents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A circus has agreed to pay a $7,000 fine to settle alleged federal animal-welfare violations involving Missouri and Pennsylvania shows where elephants were allowed to get loose or too close to circus-goers. Sarasota,...

 

Case of Oklahoma City toddler's death to go to trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The case of a Tulsa dentist charged in the death of the 19-month-old son of a woman he was in a relationship with has been ordered to go to trial. The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2gOGmZe) reports Oklahoma County Special Judge...

 

Oklahoma appeals court affirms life sentence in death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 26-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a man who disappeared in 2011. The court handed down the ruling Thursday in the...

 

Location picked for $25 million pop culture museum in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The planned $25 million Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture will be built on donated land in downtown Tulsa, officials announced Thursday, marking the official start of a planned facility that's been years in the making. The...

 

Men's Basketball Comes Out on Top in Free-Throw Frenzy

ADA – In a game that saw a combined 82 free-throws and seven technical fouls called, the East Central University men's basketball team earned a 94-84 win over Texas A&M-Commerce at the Kerr Activities Center. Senior Braxton Reeves had the game of...

 

Storm fall in final non-conference match up of season

BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene shot just 31.9 percent from the field and 19.0 percent from 3-point range in a 83-60 loss to Central Oklahoma. The Crimson Storm (3-5, 0-4 GAC) fell behind early in the first quarter as the Bronchos (10-0) opened...

 

Lady Tigers defeat Blue Mountain College 81-65

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - The Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers (4-5) scored 31 points of of turnovers to earn an 81-65 win over Blue Mountain College (2-5) on Friday afternoon in Bill Vining Arena. A crowd of 638 Lady Tiger fans watched four players finish in...

 

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