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 By Marion Hadsell    Local    June 11, 2021 

Faith is a lifestyle

Rambling thoughts for your encouragement. Sometimes it’s good if we just shotgun blast to cover a large area of needed thoughts. This way everyone who reads this post might get a nugget of truth for the day. Here goes. The disciplines of life are...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 11, 2021 

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the book of Job, chapters 32-42, and also read Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon this week. These are all considered to be books of poetry. The story of Job is of a righteous man being tested by Satan and remaining faithful to God...

 
 Local    June 11, 2021 

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...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 11, 2021 

Melissa Fisher joins WCIDA board

Melissa Fisher was appointed the new trustee representing the Alva Chamber of Commerce during the Woods County Industrial Development Authority Tuesday morning. Authority members present to appoint her were Rick Cunningham, Stan Kline, and Connor...

 
 Local    June 11, 2021 

Ranger2Ranger – Northwestern's Alumni to Student Mentoring Program – Launches

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association has launched the first phase of Ranger2Ranger, establishing the first alumni to student mentoring program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Ranger2Ranger is an online networking platform that...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 11, 2021 

Alcohol

Scientific dating places the production of alcohol, which originated in China in 7000 B.C., when farmers were concocting a brew of rice, grapes, hawthorn berries, and honey in clay jars. Sipping rice...

 
 Local    June 11, 2021 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Did anyone bite you at work today? On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.” Postal Service officials report that in 2020, over 5,800 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 11, 2021 

Random Thoughts

Once upon a time several years ago I moved from Tennessee to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to go to graduate school. Soon thereafter, I went to the local motor vehicle department office to swap my Tennessee...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2021

Robocalls have declined temporarily

Every day at home my landline rings with calls I don’t want to answer. I can expect at least one call per day from “Unavailable” and one from “Toll free number.” I have an answering...

 

Senate Review

We’ve officially adjourned the 2021 legislative session, and with it we accomplished many items that will move our state forward. We focused on a number of priorities, including expanding broadband access, protecting the unborn, increasing health o...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 9, 2021

Alfalfa County employee addresses commissioners

Emotions ran high at Monday's Alfalfa County commissioners meeting as longtime county employee Vernon Sanders addressed Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach about the upcoming change to his employment status. Besides Sanders, Alfalfa County...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2021

Smith resigns as Alva High School principal

Alva School Superintendent Tim Argo started off his report to the school board Monday with a list of resignations and reassignments. Dr. Steven Maier has resigned as a physics teacher. Argo said...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 9, 2021

Cherokee board of education

The Cherokee school board approved hiring Keela Patterson as elementary principal and Lane Pruett as junior high/high school principal at the board regular monthly meeting Monday. Amy Eckhardt was also hired as an elementary teacher. Jeremy Hickman...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 9, 2021

Kiowa Hospital Board gets good audit, has improved finances with Covid-related money

Following the annual meeting, the Kiowa District Hospital Board met for their regular monthly meeting May 25 at the Community Building. Board President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present: Marcia Cantrell, Jeff Miller, Jim...

 

Goltry med student has externship in Cherokee

Northwest Oklahoma native Shelby Cummins spent two weeks participating in a summer rural externship during which she shadowed Dr. Timothy Newton at Great Salt Plains Health Center in Cherokee, Oklahoma. Cummins, a Goltry resident, will start her...

 

Mantz's celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, Roger and Betty Mantz will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Roger and Betty exchanged vows on June 12, 1971, at the First Assembly of God Church in Alva, Oklahoma. The...

 

Phillips' to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Eckley and Melva Phillips of Alva are excited to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14. They were married on June 14, 1971, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and lived the first 13 years of their ma...

 

Germans from Russia presentation by Dr. Eric Schmaltz at Sod House Museum

On Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Dr. Eric Schmaltz of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will give a presentation entitled “Resilience and Transformation: Germans from Russia in Northwestern Oklahoma (1889–1940)” at the Sod House...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 9, 2021

Wheat whacking to start in just days in northwest Oklahoma and south-central Kansas

It's June 8 and everyone is at the starting gate ready to hear "on your mark, get set, go!" It's not a track meet but the excitement is there for the 2021 harvest of primarily red, hard winter wheat....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2021

Covid cases at BJCC put Woods County at orange level

Woods County is one of only two counties in Oklahoma at the moderate risk (orange) level for Covid-19, according to the weekly update June 9 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Craig County in the northeast corner of the state is the...

 

Cherokee DAR May meeting

The Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a regular meeting on May 13. Regent Rhodes led the chapter in patriotic exercises. Marceline Piper led a discussion of V-J...

 

Menus for week of June 7–11

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Salisbury steak with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, Scandinavian vegetable, hot roll, watermelon Tuesday – Crispitos with chili and cheese sauce, refried beans, tossed salad, apple crisp (diabetic;...

 

NWTC teams sweep State HOSA ParliPro event

Northwest Technology Center-Alva campus had an amazing outing at the HOSA Parliamentary Procedure competition for the state of Oklahoma. NWTC teams completed the sweep by taking home first and second...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 6, 2021

Freedom teen injured in rollover

A sleepy Freedom teen had a rude awakening when her vehicle rolled five times. Ariana White, 17, was transported by Freedom EMS to Alliance in Woodward and transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. She was admitted in stable condition...

 

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