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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Mini Eggo or cereal, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Tuesday – Super chocolate donut or cereal, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Oatmeal or cereal, cinnamon toast, juice, milk Thursday – Mini...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 26, 2020 

City Council approves bid for booster pump station

The City of Alva has received a Department of Environmental Quality permit for installation of a new booster pump station replacing one currently on Oklahoma Boulevard at 14th Street. The booster station will include three 50-hp pumps with variable...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 26, 2020 

Alva city manager resigns

In a post on social media Friday afternoon, Alva Mayor Kelly Parker announced the resignation of Joe Don Dunham, the city’s business manager. Parker wrote, “It is with very mixed emotions that I announce the resignation of City Business Manager J...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 26, 2020 

Plans for fixing Alva streets discussed

City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the city council Tuesday about a recent meeting of the street committee. The discussion was on street work completed and plans for this year. One project will be completion of the intersection at East Flynn...

 

Alexandra Mantz named OG&E community affairs manager

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gas and Electric announced today that Alexandra Mantz has been named community affairs manager for Alfalfa, Grant, western Kay, eastern Major, Garfield and Noble counties....

 

Entry deadline Feb. 26 for art show at Northwestern; new categories added

The entry deadline for forms to be submitted for the 17th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library on March 8-27 is about one month away. Forms should be submitted no later than Feb. 26....

 

$500 scholarship to Northwestern available to those who attend spring showcase

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to the Spring Showcase event Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Student Center in Alva. Students interested in transferring to Northwestern’s Alva campus, as well as any high school juniors...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    January 26, 2020 

The Coffee House Philosopher Wonderful Aunt Blanche – Part 3

During the day, Aunt Blanche pretty well ran all selection of TV shows at her house in Wichita, Kansas. But at night she turned control of the set over to us youngsters, and we soon found that there were some great spook shows, such as...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 26, 2020 

I am thinking about joining an old people's motorcycle gang

It is not as famous as the Hell's Angels. The name of the gang is The Sons of Arthritis. I would be a member of the Ibuprofen Chapter. Sometimes the mother instinct doesn't run as deep as it should....

 

Alva superintendent gives update on strategic plan

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. – William Arthur Ward As we begin the second semester, I want to...

 

Elks Hoop Shoot winners announced

The Alva Elks Hoop Shoot was held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Alva Middle School Gym, sponsored by the Alva Elks Lodge No. 1184. The event is for youth ages 8 to 13. The contest begins at the local l...

 

4th grade 2nd Nine Weeks Goal Winners

During Pride Assembly the 4th grades took time to present this 9 weeks accelerated reader goal winners! Keep up the great reading!...

 

4th grade pride award winners announced

The second nine weeks pride award winners who proved to be trustworthy students were named during Pride Assembly this past week....

 

4th Grade Ar Point Winners Announced for this 9 weeks.

The second nine weeks AR Point winners were announced at the Fourth Grade Pride assembly this past week....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 26, 2020 

Clean audit for Share Medical Center

"We had an unmodified or clean opinion which is good," Andrew Hejtmanek, CPA told the Alva Hospital Authority Jan. 21 about the annual audit results. Hejmanek is director of BKD, LLP of Tulsa. He has...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 26, 2020 

Share Medical Center dealing with IT issues

Technology issues and upgrades have kept Share Medical Center staff very busy for more than a month. CEO Kandice Allen described it as “lots of plates spinning here lately” at the Alva Hospital Au...

 

Church Calendar

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 Max Ridgway    Local    January 24, 2020

God's new thing

At the beginning of a new year we naturally think about new things. Sometimes Christians go further and project this kind of thinking onto God, imagining that God is going to do something new just because a calendar page has turned over. It is true t...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Jesus the Apostle

As was true with our discussion of Jesus and the angels, the Hebrew writer’s comparison of Jesus and Moses will take more than a few lines of print. I appreciate your patience while we sort these...

 

Bradford named Alva Chamber of Commerce director

Stop by the Alva Chamber of Commerce and you'll see the same bright, smiling face of Jodie Bradford, but this time in a new role – the former Chamber executive assistant has been named director....

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    January 24, 2020

How recreational Is Oklahoma's medical marijuana market?

Welcome to the wild west of weed. Eighteen months after Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana, the state is awash in cannabis retail shops. One in 13 adult Oklahomans has a patient card. With no...

 

Donations of formal wear, accessories needed for annual 'Primp for Prom' event

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s department of social work and Woodward High School Key Club are joining forces once again to look for donations of formal dresses, shoes and jewelry for its annual “Primp for Prom” event set for March...

 

Loneliness

Loneliness: Such a sad word, and one that adds almost $7 billion a year to the cost of Medicare. According to AARP Magazine, symptoms include physical illness, depression and dementia. “Retirement...

 

Letter to Editor

I recently attended Eldon Easterly's funeral service. Upon arrival, I observed two firemen in the chapel clad in their beautiful uniforms. I had forgotten the 91-year-old we were putting to rest was a volunteer fireman. Many of the family members...

 

Random Thoughts: A unique football game – part 1

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, perhaps the time is right to look at a unique football game that constitutes an interesting anomaly in the evolution of the most popular sport in the United...

 

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