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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Kolache sausage and cheese, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

Aline/Aline-Cleo Alumni Banquet

The Aline/Aline-Cleo consolidated school district will be honoring it’s 53rd class of graduates when the Class of 1971, celebrating their 50th, plays host to the annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday May 8, 2021, at the Aline Senior Center....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021 

Fuel sales up for March at Alva Regional Airport

The Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday, April 12, was brief with no action items on the agenda other than approving the minutes from March 8. Commission members present for the meeting were Dale Logsdon, Paul Kinzie, Calleb Mosburg and Kelly...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021 

New council members, treasurer to be sworn in Monday

New council members and the city treasurer are to be sworn in at the beginning of Monday’s Alva City Council meeting. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. At least five of the eight current council members must b...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021 

Grab and go browsing working well at Alva Public Library

The "grab and go" policy for browsing book stacks has been going well at the Alva Public Library. At the end of March, the library allowed patrons, including students from the sixth grade on up,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021 

Four funding requests on Alva Tourism agenda

The Alva Tourism Commission has several requests for event funding on the agenda for Wednesday’s regular meeting. They will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of City Hall. The Northwest Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association is requesting...

 

Woods County emergency responders receive meritorious award

Three Woods County emergency responders receive the Meritorious Award from the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association. From left are Alva Fire Chief Bryan Miller, Woods County 911 Supervisor Ashley...

 

Alva Community Theatre workday open to adult volunteers

Volunteer workers will begin at 8: a.m. on Saturday, April 24 to revitalize and refresh Alva Community Theatre Inc. for the 2021 season. According to organizer Kathi Jenlink, the workday is open to...

 

Pies to the face reward for full shopping carts

ALVA, Oklahoma – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Student Government Association is sponsoring an end-of-semester food drive to benefit the Campus Cabinet food pantries housed in Alva,...

 

Coffeetime

After many years of neglecting his family, a hard-working successful salesman finally took his wife on a date. Unfortunately, very conscious of the time he was ‘wasting,’ he frequently checked his...

 

Murdock's Minutes

We’re coming up on the next big deadline for action on most bills. April 22 is the last day for the Senate to vote on legislation sent over from the House, and the last day for them to consider bills we sent over. There are a few exceptions to...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 18, 2021 

I thought it over and decided this week to use other people's thoughts

Some of this is profound, some informative, some humorous, and some downright silly; enjoy. There was a study and scientists say swearing is actually a sign of more intelligence, not less. I doubt...

 

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...

 

Post-Resurrection celebration message: God is still moving stones!

Over the past few weeks Christians all over the world celebrated the fact that God moved the stone that religion and corrupt government had placed in front of the tomb where Jesus had been buried so the world could see, “He was no longer there!...

 

Real life

A fairly famous, yet very quiet conversation echoes from 2,000 years ago. One night at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, a respected leader among the Jewish people came to him in the cover of night. Nicodemus, a well-seasoned, wise teacher, wanted...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 16, 2021

Let's read the Bible

“You shall bless the Lord your God for the gift of good land which He has given you.” Deuteronomy 8:10. Deuteronomy, chapters 1-17, is our Bible reading this week. Moses is giving instructions to the Israelites as they are about to enter Canaan....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 16, 2021

Alva City Council election unchanged by recount

The vote totals were close in the City of Alva race for Ward 4 Office 1 City Council. Only seven votes separated the top two candidates with Greg Bowman receiving 256 while Blake M. Jordan had 249. The race received statewide publicity because the...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 16, 2021

Avard Rail Park Authority convenes for monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority voted to convene in an executive session again last Tuesday night. Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Todd Holder, Allan Poe, and Bob Firth (via telephone) were joined in that session by Woods County Economic Development...

 

City of Alva employees participate in training at NWTC

Last week Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) in Alva hosted a True Colors workshop for City of Alva employees. This workshop was presented by Dr. Jeremy Eaton and scheduled by Angelica Brady, City of...

 

First North Central wind project begins commercial operation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, PRNewswire/ – American Electric Power's (Nasdaq: AEP) 199-megawatt (MW) Sundance Wind Energy Center in north central Oklahoma has begun commercial operation. Located in Woods County, Sundance is one of three wind projects that...

 

Northwestern's online nurse practitioner program ranked 13 among top 50 in U.S.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s online nurse practitioner program has been named the 13th best in the country out of 203 accredited colleges and universities in the nation evaluated by Intelligent.com. Criteria used for the ranking include...

 

Scholarship to support future business owners and nurses in the area

Lee and the late Peggy Mackey, natives of Alva, were married in 1975. The Mackeys attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for some time before Lee transferred to Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. He graduated with a degree in...

 

Local Sonic Drive-In continues to give to Northwestern students

Gary Adams, owner and operator of Alva's Sonic Drive-In, continues to support education with the Alva Sonic Scholarship. Adams recently presented a $5,000 gift to the Northwestern Foundation &...

 

Northwestern SWAT fosters 'Wooden Child' prevention of child abuse

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) have taken part in the "Wooden Children" project sponsored by the Garfield County Child Advocacy...

 

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