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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...

 

Free time

I heard a comedian recently talking about how much he enjoys free time. While performing a stand-up routine onstage (pre-pandemic), he spoke about the pure joy that comes from plans being canceled, as if time that was not supposed to be “free...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 30, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Paul’s letters were written to encourage first century Christians and to solve problems in new churches. This week we will read Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. These are all pretty...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 30, 2021

Future of Alva Swimming Pool at stake

Will the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool open again? The public is invited to attend town hall meetings this weekend at the Alva Pool. The detailed engineering report is back for public review. Paul... Full story

 

Parker appointed to Regional Transportation Committee

On April 22, 2021, the Northern Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization (NORTPO) held its regular quarterly meeting. During the meeting, board members approved the appointment of Alva Mayor Kelly Parker to the NORTPO Technical...

 

5 Northwestern English, Foreign Language and Humanities students awarded scholarships

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University English, Foreign Language and Humanities students were awarded scholarships recently. The Gladys Bingham-Dotter scholarship was awarded to Angel Marshall,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 30, 2021

Pants

Shorts have become a year-round fashion trend but pants are the preferred Winter wear for most. Trousers are available in flannel, wool, corduroy, chino and, the perennial favorite, jeans. When it...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 30, 2021

Random Thoughts

The rowdy hometown crowd in Statesboro, Georgia, was pleased when, on the night of July 19, 1952, batboy Joe Reliford pinch hit for the visiting Fitzgerald Pioneers in a game the visitors were losing...

 

FHS hosts blood drive

“Every summer has a story” is the blood drive’s slogan. On Tuesday, May 4, beginning at 2 p.m. people may come to Freedom School’s parking lot and look for the Bloodmobile. To schedule an appointment contact the Freedom School office at...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 25, the order of services at the 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. There will be a memorial service for Lana...

 

Freedom School Calendar

April 30: 6:30 p.m. Sports and Academic Awards Banquet at American Legion Building May 4: 2-6 p.m. OBI Blood Drive 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:...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 28, 2021

Alfalfa County officials renew contracts

The Alfalfa County commissioners – Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach – met Monday, joined by the County Assessor Jennifer Roach. She was on hand to explain a few things items on the agenda. Before she got started, the three took care of a...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 28, 2021

Burlington School Board hires coach, buys property, opposes equalization funding

When Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the regular monthly meeting to order April 19, all members were present, including Robert Hill, April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Retiring Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft and he...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 28, 2021

HVAC units for Woods County Courthouse to be repaired

The Woods County commissioners didn’t know exactly what would be needed to fix heating and cooling units at the courthouse. One of the HVAC units had a hole in the heat exchanger but two others...

 

Bronze sculpture of Marshal McCully to be unveiled at the Sod House Museum

The Sod House Museum near Aline will unveil a bronze sculpture of Marshal McCully, the builder of the sod house, on Saturday, May 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. to continue the celebration of the 126th anniversary of the sod house. Renowned sculptor and painte...

 

Lost in the Pandemic: A digital memorial to Oklahomans who died from Covid-19

More than 8,000 Oklahomans have died from the Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the state, country and world in just over a year. Behind each death, there is a face, a story and loved ones left behind. To provide a clearer picture of the pandemic’s...

 

KDH receives Top 20 award among critical access hospitals in U.S.

The Kiowa District Hospital in Kiowa, Kansas, received the 2021 Top 20 Best Practices in Patient Satisfaction and Quality designation from the National Rural Health Association. This means KDH was ranked in the Top 20 for patient satisfaction and...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

We had another incredibly busy week in the House of Representatives last week as we worked to hear all of the Senate bills by the third-reading deadline. We passed several measures that I’m hoping get signed into law. I would like to discuss a coup...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 28, 2021

Our faulty memories

A courtroom drama I watched recently on TV illustrated how faulty our memories can be. In the storyline, a man was on trial for murdering a shopkeeper, and the shopkeeper’s wife was the star...

 

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