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Grow and Share OHCE October regular meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov, 10 in the home of Janet Cunningham, with Mary Hamilton as co-hostess. All members brought dishes and a Thanksgiving feast was enjoyed by all present. President Cunningham...

 

Menus for week of Dec. 6–10

(AHS is a Grab-n-Go breakfast with choice of main breakfast item or substitute item) Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—French toast bites, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Waffle, scrambled eggs, syrup, cereal, fruit, juice, milk...

 

Alva banker graduates from OBA Operations School

Erin Jenlink, with BancCentral National Association in Alva, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Operations School in Oklahoma City. Jenlink was among 32 attendees of the school, which was held Nov. 15-19 at the OBA Harris Event...

 

Coffeetime

A troubled couple went to see a marriage counselor. After many sessions with unsuccessful attempts to get the couple to view their problems in the same way, the counselor was feeling frustrated with...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 5, 2021 

We'll remember this trip, said Jack

Our trips to Wichita, Kansas, to play pinball usually don't have too much excitement to them. Last Saturday was an exception. It all went well until we got to the usual restaurant to eat. That's when...

 

Washburn family donates $500,000 for new pool

The Hatfield Aquatic Center project received a gigantic boost Friday, Dec. 3, when the Washburn family presented a half million dollar donation to the fund. Kirk and Drue Washburn, who recently moved...

 

Committee established to honor Northwestern's Unsung Heroes

Sarah Bosworth, Mary DeLisle, S.L. Johnson, H. Clay and Edith McGrath, D.P. Marum, and George Vickers. These seven names may not be known to even the most well-versed in Alva's history, but without th...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 5, 2021 

Planning Commission denies Streich zoning change

With the city in the midst of strategic planning for zoning, it has been difficult for the Alva Planning Commission members to make decisions on requests for zoning changes. Monday night four members of the commission considered a revised request fro...

 

AARP Oklahoma warns consumers about holiday shopping scams

According to a newly released AARP Fraud Watch Network survey, many Oklahomans may be opening themselves up to fraud risks as they shop this holiday season. Popular holiday scams include online shopping scams, scams involving gift cards and shipping...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 5, 2021 

Enid man who led officers in high speed pursuit now charged in Woods, Garfield counties

An Enid man who led officers on a high speed chase through Woods County is now facing numerous charges in two counties. According to a probable cause affidavit by Woods County Sheriff’s Deputy...

 

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...

 

He is here.

What makes Christmas time so special? When I was a child, it was the wrapped presents under the Christmas tree. As a teenager, it was getting out of school for a few weeks. When I became a father, it...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    December 3, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Daniel, Hosea, Joel and Amos are the books of the Old Testament we will read this week. These are all prophets of God, speaking truth to the Israelites and in some cases other nations. Each book is a little different. Daniel interprets his own...

 

Random Thoughts

In “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare asked the question: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In European culture people in bygone eras...

 

Unknown blessing

What has God done for you that you aren’t even aware of? Many thank God for blessings received but what has gone on behind your back? A study of human physiology nets too much information about the...

 

Northwestern's fall commencement ceremony to be held Dec. 5

Fall commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Percefull Fieldhouse. Music will be provided by the Ranger symphonic band under the direction of Dr. Michael Black, assistant professor of...

 

Northwestern's upcoming holiday tuba concert set

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s instrumental music program has a holiday tuba concert set for Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium at no charge. The holiday tuba concert is an open invitation to all high school and university...

 

Northwestern Artist-in-Residence to have workshop Dec. 3

Chelsea T. Hicks, the November artist-in-residence in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program, will present a workshop Friday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Graceful Arts Studio (523 Barnes Ave., Alva) titled...

 

Northwestern alumnus scheduled as fall 2021 commencement speaker

Emulate Therapeutics Inc., chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman Chris Rivera, a 1983 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater d...

 

WCIDA holds special meeting

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority held a special meeting this past Thursday morning. WCEDC Executive Director Neal Williams joined Authority Chairman Rick Cunningham, Connor Martin and Melissa Fisher. Stan Kline and Randy McMurphy...

 

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