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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.;...

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    August 17, 2018 

Take my word for it

“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth,...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 17, 2018 

Spiritually Speaking

While preparing for next Tuesday’s inaugural classes for the fall semester, I was repeatedly reminded of the role that one’s world view plays in just about every part of life. In Old Testament introduction, we will be talking about the creation o...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 17, 2018 

Airport fuel sales up for July

With no business on the agenda, the Alva Airport Commission spent most of Monday’s meeting on the airport manager’s report. When the meeting began, three board members were present: Chairman Dale Logsdon, Paul Kinzie and Terry Turner. Kelly Parke...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 17, 2018 

Avard Rail Park receives request for information from BNSF

The board members of the Avard Rail Authority met Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Technology Center for a regular meeting. Ed Sutter, Stan Bixler, Todd Holder were present and joined by Bob Firth via telephone. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and...

 

"Death by Chocolate" Competition

What’s the chocolate item you love to bake or create? Which chocolate item does your family rave about? What chocolate recipe are you asked to share at family, church or social activities? If one or two creations come to mind, then one of them...

 

New junior division in the "Death by Chocolate" Competition

The Woods County OSU Extension Office is excited to announce a new Junior Division in the Death by Chocolate Competition at the Woods County Free Fair. Any youth under the age of 18 may enter for a chance to win cash prizes for the top three...

 

Time to enter your Woods County Fair exhibits

The Woods County Free Fair will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Woods County Fairgrounds south of Alva. The Woods County Free Fair is organized under the auspices of the Woods County Free Fair Association. Entries for the Open Class at the Woods County...

 

Pshigoda 57th family reunion

The William and Florentina Pshigoda 57th Annual Reunion was held at Waka, Texas, on August 3-5. A total of 70 cousins showed up for the long weekend to have a great time with lots of homemade foods, visiting, picture taking and just getting to know...

 

Tuesday's election: All the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Aug. 28 Primary Runoff Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. Early voting will be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 17, 2018 

Excise board approves appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board held their August meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. Present were Chairman Bob Seivert and member Chris Olson. Joe Shirley was absent. The board approved minutes of the July 18 meeting and the following monthly...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 17, 2018 

Military burn pits

Vietnam veterans affected by Agent Orange continue their remaining lives with multiple health problems related to their exposure. The burning oil wells in Operation Desert Storm exposed many soldiers...

 

Lawn care is so easy

Dear Editor, Why does Alva look so crappy??? Our town has a lot going for it – the college, the downtown with pocket parks and green spaces, the murals, the new bank and the restored Runnymede are a few things. However, weeds are out of hand ...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 17, 2018 

Random Thoughts

Slavery existed in every U.S. state when the Constitution went into effect in 1789. Some of the Northern states, however, soon began outlawing the practice so that by 1827 the country was divided...

 

Warren receives scholarships to Northwestern

Zeth Warren, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Warren will receive the Alva High...

 

Herrera receives scholarships to Northwestern

Iridian Herrera, a graduate of Freedom High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Herrera will receive the...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    August 17, 2018 

Lightning and love

New Alva Wesleyan Pastor Paul Kirk and his wife, Phebe, have only been in Alva about a month, so they're still finding their roles in Alva and the county. But just five minutes of conversation with th...

 

Access to Northwestern – Woodward affected by road construction project

Construction began Aug. 6 in Woodward on 34th Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Hanks Trail. The first area of construction work involves the bridge area north of Downs. Ultimately, 34th Street will be widened to three lanes. Access to the...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Aug. 12, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger This week is the 81st Freedom Rodeo on Aug. 16, 17 and 18. Saturday at 11 a.m. is the Old Cowhand Reunion. Gary Gerloff is the Honored...

 

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