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January meeting of the Cherokee DAR

The January meeting of the Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held on the Jan. 10 at the Alva Public Library. Regent Barker called the meeting to order and led the eight members present in the patriotic ritual....

 

Menus for week of Jan. 21–25

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Super chocolate donut, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancakes, maple syrup, sausage patty, pineapple, juice, milk Thursday – Chicken biscuit, peaches, juice, milk Friday...

 

Household Executives OHCE group learns about antiques in January meeting

Household Executives OHCE met Jan. 16 in the First United Methodist parlor with hostess Nicki Chaffee and co-hostess Jean Sneary, who also gave the lesson. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Gasaway with the quote “The true measur...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE group learns about antiques

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their first regular meeting of 2019 at the home of Joanne Prewett on Jan. 10. President Prewett called the meeting to order. Dottie Gatz introduced guest Anita Jacobson. Janice Litton led the group in the...

 

Tulip Garden Club January meeting

Linda McCoy hosted the monthly meeting of the Tulip Garden Club in her home on Jan. 10. Her brunch offered the members of the club a taste of France featuring fresh fruit, cheese, cold cuts, seasoned olives, danish, French bread with eggplant...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 20, 2019 

Two charged in theft of electronics from Walmart

Two people from Kansas have been charged with grand larceny in the theft of tablets, a cellphone and other items from the Alva Walmart. The Alva Police Department was contacted about the theft on Dec. 31 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Alva Police...

 

Municipal candidate filing set to begin

Candidates for municipal offices in four Woods County municipalities may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 20, 2019 

Man charged with threatening violence

An Alva man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly threatened to kill a man he believed was involved with his ex-wife. On Jan. 15 Kenneth Mitchell Shafer, 50, was charged with planning, attempting or conspiring to perform an act of violence....

 

Northwestern to host chamber music ensemble Tulsa Camerata Jan. 29

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the third performance in the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series lineup with Tulsa Camerata on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium....

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    January 20, 2019 

The Coffee House Philosopher

In the fall of 1878, Doc Holliday and “Big Nose” Kate Elder decided to leave Dodge City, and take the train to New Mexico. Doc and Kate had previously been in Dodge for several months, plying their trade of gambling during the peak times when...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 20, 2019 

Hospital discusses need for updates to electronic health records software, servers

Share Medical Center is weighing the pros and cons of staying with the same software for electronic health records (EHR) or changing. CFO Kandice Allen said Jean Sands and Melissa Spaulding of SSM... Full story

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 20, 2019 

January Chamber Community Coffee meets at Holiday Inn Express

The manager of Holiday Inn requested the community coffee be hosted there so that attendees could see the new breakfast bar. The new breakfast bar that was recently put in has many options. From coffee, tea, milk, and juice to yogurt, cereal, fruit,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 20, 2019 

Stamp price increase starts Jan. 27

This week is a good time to stock up on stamps. Starting next Sunday, Jan. 27, the U.S. Postal Service will increase the price of a first-class Forever stamp by five cents to 55 cents. The forever stamps will still be good for the new rate, so you...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 20, 2019 

NWOSU scholarship bill, REAP grant on council agenda

The Alva City Council has a fairly long agenda for the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom 3 of the Alva Recreation Center. The Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have a presentation over the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 20, 2019 

Just then the old familiar 'vampire' showed up

Today is the last day of my cousins Kenny and Joann Cole's auction. They collected lots of neat things over the years. I have to look at their collections and wonder how much stuff Cleo and I have...

 

Area religious services and events

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.;...

 

We all suffer, but hope for Heaven is powerful

The oldest book of the Bible addresses the singular aspect that all humanity faces, that of suffering. The ancient poem of Job addresses human suffering on a level that few would ever experience. The Book of Job opens with, “There was a man in the...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 18, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

My 40th high school reunion is fast approaching (North Mesquite High, Class of ’79 – “Stomp ‘em Stallions!). As a result, my Facebook account has been flooded with pictures of rapidly aging Texans claiming to be my age. Mind you, some of us...

 

Alva Robotics Team meeting

The Alva Robotics team will hold a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 am. at the Alva Public Library. The team will discuss the theme for 2019, “Off the Grid,” and make plans for the upcoming season. Alumni members who wish to be on this...

 

Northwestern's Campus Cabinet Food Pantry now open for its students, employees

With the start of the spring 2019 semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University comes the official opening of the Campus Cabinet Food Pantry in Shockley Hall, room 108, on the Alva campus on Jan. 16. The pantry will provide non-perishable foods...

 

Northwestern to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Offices at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, and no classes will be held in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and offices will maintain regular office...

 

Middle class

Fortune magazine devoted a 28-page section to “The Shrinking Middle Class.” While most Americans consider themselves to be middle class, it is an elusive formula that decides. If you’ve ever...

 

Letter to the Editor

Veterans not getting their checks was the subject of a story prior to the famous federal “shutdown.” It referred to veterans trying to go to college on the GI bill and their checks were not coming out of Washington, D.C. The story had a quote...

 

Random Thoughts

I remember once when I was in high school one of my teachers asked my classmates and me if television was primarily an entertainment medium or an advertisement medium. I was surprised when she said...

 

University outdoor tennis, basketball courts have new look

While January is not an ideal time for an outdoor tennis match or a pickup game of basketball, students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have refurbished courts to play on when the...

 

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