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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...

 

Let's hook back up oh Lord!

In our lives, there are people with whom we become really close, a friendship that seems almost unbreakable. We spend time together talking and sharing our innermost thoughts and ideas. We play games together, we share meals together, we keep...

 

Laughter ... some good medicine

There is a gift that God has given us that turns the corners of your mouth upwards and may make your belly shake: laughter. It is said that laughter is a great form of stress relief ... and that's no...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2022

'The world is in front of you'

Sunday afternoon, May 15, the Alva High School Class of 2022 filed into the auditorium for the ceremony marking their transition to adulthood. Seated on the stage were members of the Alva Board of... Full story

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 20, 2022

Starving profits

“You can’t starve a profit” – Clint Wilcox, Oklahoma Country Magazine Wilson's article, titled “Feeling the Pinch,” referred to the inflated cost of farming with fuel, fertilizer and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 20, 2022

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority finance report shows $423,000 in bank

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority had its monthly meeting Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Allan Poe, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were present, and Bob Firth was absent. Darren Slater, Woods County Commissioner Randy McMurphy, and Woods County Clerk Shelley...

 

Dr. Bo Hannaford named 20th president of Northwestern

The Regional University System of Oklahoma is honored to announce Dr. Bo Hannaford as the 20th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Northwestern President Janet Cunningham will retire...

 

Early registration deadline for Nescatunga Arts Festival is today

The early registration deadline date is Wednesday, May 20, for fine artists, crafters, authors and sugar artists to get signed up for the 51st Nescatunga Arts Festival happening on the downtown square in Alva on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 3...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2022

Alva City Council approves new ambulance rates

The Alva City Council adopted new rates for ambulance transports and EMS services during Monday night's meeting. All city council members were present along with Mayor Kelly Parker and City Attorney... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2022

Puffinbarger injured in rollover wreck

A man from Cherokee was injured in a rollover Tuesday. Chase Puffinbarger, 25, of Cherokee, was transported by Alfalfa County EMS to Share Medical Center in Alva and then taken to Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in stable... Full story

 

Math, science academy planned at Northwestern for four Fridays in June

A math and science academy for elementary students is planned at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the four Fridays in June from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Science Amphitheatre on the Alva campus, and it’s all free. The academy is accepting 25...

 

Miss Northwestern Carli Seabolt to compete in Miss Oklahoma contest

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2021 Carli Seabolt, Perry sophomore majoring in business administration, will represent the university and northwest Oklahoma in the 2022 Miss Oklahoma...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 20, 2022

Random Thoughts

John Miller got his second chance to play in baseball’s major leagues in 1969 when he made the roster of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team used Miller sparingly that season as a utility infielder...

 

Voter registration deadline approaches

June 3, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 28, 2022, Primary Election, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said today. Jantz said that persons who are United States...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 18, 2022

Alfalfa County to go for bid on bridge construction projects

Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall of the Alfalfa County commissioners convened for their regular meeting Monday morning, joined by County Clerk Laneta Schwerdtfeger and Administrative Assistant Nancy Lambert. The officials reviewed the last...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Helpful ODOC agent arrests two women on contraband charges

Two women face felony charges after an alleged attempt to introduce multiple items of contraband into James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. According to court records, on May 9, about...

 

Annual alumni reunion hosted by 1972 Aline-Cleo graduates

The Aline-Cleo Class of 1972, celebrating their 50th, hosted the annual high school reunion on May 7 in the Aline Senior Center. Fifty-seven were in attendance and emcee Steve Irwin saw to it that a good time was had by all. The honored 2022 graduate...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 18, 2022

Burlington School Board hires girls basketball coach, accepts two resignations

The Lady Elks have a new basketball coach. The board approved hiring Margo Hamilton as girls basketball coach for the 2022-2023 school year as recommended by Superintendent Kevin Brown. This was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Man found hiding in Helena charged with felony

A man found hiding behind a home in Helena and contraband found near James Crabtree Correctional Center were linked by a law enforcement investigation. Court documents show on May 9 at 4 a.m....

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 18, 2022

Cherokee baccalaureate tonight, meal at 6, service at 7

The final days of school are upon Cherokee students. Baccalaureate is tonight, Wed., May 18. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the service will be at 7 p.m. Eighth-grade graduation is tomorrow at 7...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 18, 2022

City Council says Kiowa's swimming pool to open Memorial Day

All the kiddos who love to swim, the swim team and others who enjoy the pool will be happy to know Kiowa's Swimming Pool is set to open on Memorial Day. This is according to Kiowa's City Administrator Sam Demel who made the announcement at the...

 

Senate Review

We’re onto the final countdown for this year’s legislative session. Only about two weeks remain before we are constitutionally required to adjourn sine die, which means we’ll end our legislative business with no set date to resume for the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Hannaford announced as NWOSU 20th president

Congratulations to Dr. Bo Hannaford! He has been named the 20th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The announcement was made Monday by the Regional University System of Oklahoma....

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 18, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

All focus is on the state budget this week. All parties have been involved in the discussion at this point, and while we're not in total agreement, we are close. We anticipate budget bills will be heard in our Joint Committee on Appropriations &...

 

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