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Alva City Council to meet only once a month

The Alva City Council decided Monday that they’ll move toward only one meeting per month. The change won’t be official until City Attorney Rick Cunningham draws up the new ordinance and the council votes to pass it. After that the council will...

 

Random Thoughts

In the late 1980s, Oregon residents Alfred Smith and Galen Black were dismissed from their jobs because they had used peyote during religious services in the Native American Church. When they filed...

 

Jeremy White selected to lead volleyball program

Northwestern Oklahoma State and Director of Athletics Brad Franz are pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy White as the next head coach of the Lady Rangers volleyball team. “I am very pleased to have Jeremy White join our staff as head...

 

Area religious services calendar

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.;...

 

Income inequality

Kathy Kristof of Practical Investing says, “Soaring executive pay is helping to fuel income inequality.” We have all heard stories of inequality as a threat to the economy and when it becomes...

 

WILLIAM HARVEY 'BILL' NIGHSWONGER

William Harvey “Bill” Nighswonger passed away Dec 2, 2016, in Selah, Washington. He was born March 24. 1930, the child of Harvey Pinkerton “Pink” and Cora Demler Nighswonger, on his parents' Woods County farm, 14 miles northwest of Alva. He a...

 

Woods County Archery and Air Rifle contest

The Woods County 4-H Shooting Sports Club hosted a regional contest on Saturday, Dec. 17. Forty-five contestants from nine Northwest Oklahoma counties (Guthrie to Guymon) attended the event. Archery categories included compound bow, genesis bow, and...

 

Northwestern Foundation raises more than $26,000 in online Giving Tuesday campaign

'Tis the season of giving for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University community. For the second consecutive year, the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association participated in the global...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Only two more shopping days ‘til Christmas! Remember to visit your local small businesses as you make your last-minute selections. I wonder what Joseph and Mary might have been thinking two days before the birth of our Savior. Whether you place...

 
 By Jewel LeDou    Local    December 23, 2016

Letter to the editor: One phone call

How long ago was the Alva Middle School gymnasium built? It was years ago. Have you ever wondered why it was so difficult to get up the bleachers to watch your grandkids playing basketball? The getting up wasn't any harder or scarier than getting...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    December 23, 2016

Christmas: The Light of the World

If I asked you what you liked most about Christmas, you may name two or three blessings. You may include the lights of Christmas. In fact, at this Christmas season you may drive around to see them. Wh...

 

Forte scores 19 to lead Oklahoma St. past Texas A&M-CC 92-70

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Phil Forte found his shooting stroke right before Oklahoma State opens Big 12 play. The senior guard scored 19 points to help Oklahoma State defeat Texas A&M-Corpus-Christi 92-70 on Thursday afternoon. Forte, one of the...

 

Auburn beats Oklahoma 74-70 Birthday of Basketball showcase

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — T.J. Dunans celebrated his 24th birthday Wednesday by scoring a career-high 21 points to lead Auburn over Oklahoma in the Basketball Hall of Fame's Birth of Basketball showcase. Jared Harper also had 21 points for the...

 

Oregon State beats Oklahoma State in Play 4 Kay title game

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mikayla Pivec had seven of her 17 points in the fourth quarter when Oregon State pulled away and the Beavers beat previously unbeaten Oklahoma State 73-54 in the Play 4 Kay Shootout championship game on Wednesday night. Sydney...

 

No 20 Oklahoma women beat Portland State 74-60

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maddie Manning scored 17 points with three 3-pointers and a career-high 10 steals and No. 20 Oklahoma overcame poor first-half shooting to rally for a 74-60 win over Portland State on Wednesday night at the Puerto Rico Classic....

 

Switzer pulls fake play with media about meeting with Trump

Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer figured when he told reporters he was going to be the Secretary of Offense for Donald Trump he assumed they knew he was joking about meeting the president-elect. "I think they need to learn the cabinet positions,"...

 

A look at some of 2016's most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired — and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite...

 

Woman dies after crashing car in police pursuit in Arkansas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say an Oklahoma woman was killed after crashing her car in Fort Smith after a police pursuit that began in eastern Oklahoma. Fort Smith police say the pursuit began in Roland, Oklahoma, after an officer...

 

Tulsa man arrested on hate crime charge after store incident

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 31-year-old Tulsa man has been arrested on a hate crime charge in connection to an assault on a Hispanic man that involved racial and homophobic slurs. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2h75mGe ) reports Joshua Price was...

 

Suspended Wagoner County sheriff wants removal case tossed

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A suspended Wagoner County sheriff charged with bribery and extortion is asking a judge to dismiss a grand jury's decision to seek his removal from office. The grand jury said Sheriff Bob Colbert and former Capt. Jeff Gragg...

 

Amid court challenge, Oklahoma liquor stores plan for change

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma liquor retailers are challenging sweeping voter-approved guidelines that expand wine and strong beer sales to grocery and convenience stores but remain puzzled about how their businesses will fit into the new...

 

Police: Boyfriend of missing Tulsa woman kills himself

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a man wanted for questioning about the disappearance more than a month ago of his girlfriend apparently shot himself to death as officers forced their way into his home. Sgt. Dave Walker told reporters...

 

Oklahoma health department reports season's first flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting the state's first flu death of the season. The department said Thursday that a Johnston County resident died of influenza during the weekly reporting period that ended...

 

Oklahoma ex-attorney sentenced to 14 years in US prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former attorney in Oklahoma City has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after he admitted traveling to South America to have sex with an underage girl. Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old Michael Dean Billings was...

 

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