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Oklahoma is now a Second Amendment Sanctuary State

The governor signed a historic piece of legislation this past week that I was very pleased to see get across the finish line. Senate Bill 631 is now law, which makes Oklahoma a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. Our Second Amendment rights are under...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Kiowa's Community Garden is truly a `community' project

Students and teachers at school, extension groups, other groups, families and individuals are all volunteering to make Kiowa's Community Garden a bountiful buffet of fresh produce for the entire...

 

DAR April Meeting

The Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted Oklahoma State Regent Teresa Cales and the Frontier District Director Roberta Chance for their meeting on April 8 at...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Kiowa Council considers partial solar power, enforcement on trash pickup violation

All members attended the special meeting of the Kiowa City Council last week, including Mayor Bill Watson, B.J. Duvall, Brian Hill, R.L. Simpson, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. City Administrator Sam Demel and City Clerk Cady Tucker also sat at the...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, May 2, the order of services at Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship ...

 

Freedom school calendar

May 12-13: Semester Tests May 13: 8:30-11 a.m. Freedom School Little Olympics May 13: 1 p.m. All School Awards Assembly May 14: Professional Development May 15: 6 p.m. Baccalaureate May 15: 7 p.m. Graduation...

 

Menus for the week of May 3–7

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – French toast strips, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Toast, breakfast scramble, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Yogurt...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE group hold regular meeting

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Parlor. President Mary Barker called the meeting to order. Janice Litton led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 2, 2021

Contract approved with doctor for Share ER

The Alva Hospital Authority voted Tuesday to employ Scott Evans, D.O. as a staff member for Share Medical. He will be working in the emergency room. The vote followed an executive session to discuss the employment agreement. In March, the hospital co... Full story

 

Calderone-Gale announce engagement

Nick and Cheryl Calderone of Pataskala, Ohio, and Steve and Pam Gale of Alva, Oklahoma, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Gabrielle Calderone and Tyson Gale....

 
 By Greg Highfill    Local    May 2, 2021

Woods County Wheat Plot Tour planned

The OSU Replicated Wheat Plot has been relocated to a new location just west of the intersection of Johnson Road and County Road 390 northwest of Alva, Oklahoma. From Alva proceed west on Highway 64 for 6 miles and turn north on County Road 370; go 4...

 

Northwestern Alumnus scheduled as Spring 2021 Commencement speaker

Dr. Joe Highfill of Norman, a 1966 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater during the University's commencement ceremony on...

 

Northwestern announces Spring Commencement exercises May 8

Spring commencement exercises at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Ranger Field. Dr. Joe Highfill of Norman, 1966 Northwestern graduate, will be speaking at the commencement. In case of inclement...

 

Coffeetime

Years ago our family traveled a lot, singing on Sunday morning in churches in other states. Back in those days, when you attended church you were expected to dress more formally than is accepted...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Under Oklahoma’s Constitution, the Legislature must complete its work by no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May. That means we’re in the closing weeks of the session. At this point, we’ve passed deadlines for floor votes on bills from...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 2, 2021

What is Alva most well-known for?

Most of the time on Facebook you either get religious, political and advertising posts, or Smudge the Cat and Karen. All are mostly okay if they are your cup of tea. Once in a while a question is pose...

 

1 year later – where is the Nutrition and Senior Citizen Center now?

On March 16, 2020, everything changed here at the Nutrition and Senior Citizen Center as everywhere else in the world. We sure had some challenges in the past year and we know already we have more to come. A very special thank you goes out to all...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 2, 2021

Encouraging business through building codes

The Alva Planning Commission accomplished a lot during their meeting Monday. It was the first time since 2019 that the group has met. The commission approved two rezoning requests, recommended the... Full story

 

Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority celebrate 90th anniversary

The 90th anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority was celebrated by Beta Eta and Xi Gamma Nu chapters at the annual Founder's Day banquet held on April 29. Beta Sigma Phi is an...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 2, 2021

Keep some of the old but build a new pool

About a dozen people gathered in the pool house of the Alva Swimming Pool Friday night for a slide presentation and talk by Paul Barton, chairperson of the Pool Task Force. It was one of four meetings... Full story

 

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