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 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Woods County Commissioners sell six mowers

The Woods County Commissioners accepted the only sealed bid they received for the sale of six surplus mowers. Western Equipment of Alva bid $11,000 per mower. The commissioners said later they will be...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 18, 2022

South Barber junior high teams place at HOPL, Swonger wins four gold medals

Early in the season Junior High Head Track Coach Matt Cantrell told the Newsgram, "Our junior high kids will work and compete hard this year." The kids certainly proved their coach's statement to be t...

 

The Little Red Hens discuss July 4th preparations at May meeting

In old business, several items were discussed. The Alva Recreation Center concession fundraiser is set and ready to go. We discussed the Alva Police Department equipment fundraiser and our participation in the family fun day. The dunk tank that was...

 

Menus for week of May 16–20

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Breakfast taco or toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Biscuit and sausage gravy or toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs or toast, cereal, fruit, juice,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2022

Airport Commission approves next year's budget

The Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday started off with the discovery that agenda packets did not include minutes of the March 14 meeting. Since the commission members couldn’t review them, they voted to table that item until a later meeting....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2022

Long agenda for Alva City Council Monday/

The Alva City Council agenda for Monday’s meeting is lengthy. Items of high interest to all city residents are a resolution to change rates for ambulance transports and a resolution to pause the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2022

County commissioners approve light tower bid

In a special meeting Wednesday morning, the Woods County Commissioners considered bids for a light tower. Commissioners Randy McMurphy and John Smiley were present for the meeting. David Hamil was absent. Woods County Emergency Management Director Et...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 15, 2022

Conspiracy theory, maybe

As the Ukraine war ramped up, our president and government started sending millions of dollars and war materials against most people's wishes. Suddenly abortion and Roe vs Wade becomes front page news...

 

Murdock's Minutes

At this point in the legislative session, we still have a lot to do and not a lot of time left. Oklahoma’s Constitution says we must adjourn the legislative session by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May. This year, the last Friday in May is the...

 

CoffeeTime

Yep, it’s been a really tough few years for everyone in just about every possible conceivable way. Financially, physically, and emotionally, and it hasn’t really mattered how old or young you are...

 

2022 Northwestern Outstanding Graduates announced

Six Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduates have been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Graduates. This year’s outstanding graduates include Alexandria Carmon, Rich Cantillon, Tommi Leach, Patricia Mitchell, Clay Reed and Greg Bowman. The...

 

Northwestern broadcast students awarded in three events at OBEA Competition

Six students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University won awards at the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association's recent contest. This statewide competition took submissions from all colleges in Okl...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2022

Finding beauty in the ordinary

It's a fine day. The little girl loads her bicycle basket with supplies. First is a stack of paper, then a jelly jar filled with water and finally her Prang watercolor set. She's ready to set off for... Full story

 

Alva PD car show takes over downtown

Alva Police Department presented the car show and BBQ contest Friday and Saturday. People strolled up and down the streets looking at the old classics....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2022

Alva police officer taken to ER from traffic stop

An Alva police officer had to be taken to the hospital after he was exposed to items in a vehicle stopped for speeding. Court papers show the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 10, at 9:03 p.m. Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was heading south on... Full story

 

Kiwanis Little Olympics winners recognized at special lunch

The Kiwanis Little Olympics Track Meet was held on April 29. Students who won first place in both of their individual events were presented with Silver Shoe medals at a luncheon on May...

 

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...

 

Famine relief for refugees launched from local youth

ALVA, Okla. – Every summer children from Town and Country Christian Church in Alva travel to the east-side of Boiling Springs State Park as youth gather to nurture bonds of friendship lasting into their adult years. This year, six Alva kids are att...

 
 By Marion Hadsell    Local    May 13, 2022

The daily dose

Does Jesus need a new advertising agency? Christian Responsibility in a Season of Confusion God’s Word is clear: we are to be His representatives to the world around us. It says in Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt h...

 

Stay strong my brothers and sisters!

It is usually easier to stay strong when good things are happening, but our faith is tested when bad things happen to us. There has always been the question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” Well, to answer that we must go to God’s wo...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 13, 2022

Tribal energy

Tribes are getting serious about solar energy. You have seen the commercial touting the partnership between the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Oklahoma Gas and Electric on property held in trust in southeast...

 

Madison Campbell awarded $10,000 dentistry scholarship

OU College of Dentistry student and resident of Alva Madison Campbell was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation. The $10,000 scholarships were...

 

Sugar show new to Alva's Nescatunga Arts Festival, early deadline

Bakers and cake artists of all experience levels are welcome to compete in the inaugural Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show set for Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. in the eXtreme building in downtown Alva, Oklahoma, as a new event during the festival....

 

Northwestern artists to be featured at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City

Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts minors Sydney Endsley and Samantha Friday will have paintings included in an exhibition at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City beginning the third week of... Full story

 

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