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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...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 16, 2021

Car sounds

What sound should an electric car make? Hybrids have an onboard gas engine that idles and revs but plug-in electrics, the wave of the future, lack internal combustion and are eerily silent. Now that...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 16, 2021

Random Thoughts

With a new baseball season underway, it is perhaps time for a little story about that sport from bygone days. There are at least a million from which to choose! An interesting tale unfolded in 1952 th...

 

Aline Star Cemetery Association meeting

The Aline Star Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Aline. This meeting is for all parties who own a burial space or are interested in purchasing. Those who own...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 14, 2021

Commissioners in Alfalfa County suspend courthouse Covid-19 cleaning protocols

The Alfalfa County commissioners signed a memo suspending Covid-19 cleaning protocols for the courthouse Monday morning. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach decided the extra work sanitizing parts of the courthouse was unnecessary since other...

 

Carmen resident sentenced after pleading guilty to violating the Clean Water Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thursday, Dakota Brennan Gray of Carmen, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to a single-count information charging him with negligently discharging oil into a water of the United States, in violation of the Clean Water Act, announced Acting U...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 14, 2021

Former Alva resident dies in head-on collision

Former Alva resident James M. Keeney died Monday from injuries received in a head-on collision in Logan County. Keeney, 65, was living in Oklahoma City. The crash occurred at 7:19 a.m. on SH-74,...

 

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