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 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 22, 2021

Rodeo Queen Kick-Off held Tuesday

Freedom's 84th Annual Rodeo Queen's Kick-off was a success. Lily Thomas, a Medford High School student, and Jaci Weber, a Freedom High School student, are competing for queen. Kenadie Meyer, an Alva... Full story


'Little Women' summer youth production scheduled for July 15, 16 and 17

After an 18-month hiatus, Alva Community Theatre junior thespians return to the stage in the ACT I summer youth production of Little Women, July 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Under the guidance of their...


Northwestern faculty member featured on Right Brain Music podcast

Max Ridgway, fine arts department adjunct instructor of music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was recently interviewed to discuss improvised electric guitar music for the Right Brain Music...


Larson's paintings to be featured in Oklahoma Contemporary's ArtNow Exhibition

Multiple paintings created by Kyle Larson, associate professor of art at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will be among the artwork of 26 others July 29-Sept. 13 at an exhibition in Oklahoma... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 4, 2021

The stars chart a path for Ralstin

Aaron Ralstin is star-struck! Not by Hollywood stars but by the myriad stars in the sky. After receiving his first camera around 2015 or 2016, he used it on one trip and then left it in his closet. It...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 4, 2021

Burian uses the timeless art of film photos to portray the changes of rural America

Dennis Burian's wife set him on the path to becoming a photographic artist. "My wife bought me my first camera when she noticed the intricacies of some work that I was doing building fishing rods,...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 4, 2021

'My sole goal is to take pictures'

As the photography editor for Pawhuska High School's yearbook, Janice began taking her own pictures. Over the years, photography has been a hobby as she pursued other life goals. Yeary raised two...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 2, 2021

From flowers to astrophotography, Graceful Arts Gallery features artful photography

This month the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is highlighting photography in their "Through the Lens" exhibit. The First Friday Art Walk tonight includes extended hours at the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m.... Full story


ACT I opens summer season wth 'Steel Magnolias' June 17-19

Alva Community Theatre, Inc. opens the 2021 summer season with "Steel Magnolias" June 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Filled with witty banter and friendly insults, "Steel Magnolias" humorously reveals the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    June 13, 2021

Photographing her children led to a full-time career for Shriver

What started as documenting her children's participation in sports soon became a full time career for Evie Nusser Shriver. The former Alva resident who now lives in Medford said, "I first started... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    June 6, 2021

Love of the outdoors inspires Burian's art

As a child growing up in very rural Ohio, Deborah Burian had no access to television. "We had endless paper and pencils so I and all of my brothers and sisters drew all the time," she says. Burian con... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    June 4, 2021

Art, music and more in Alva this weekend

A weekend of fun and culture in Alva will kick off tonight with the First Friday Art Walk. The Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva will exhibit Art on the Salt Fork beginning at 6 p.m. and closing at 8 p.m.... Full story


Liberty Bird to compete in Miss Oklahoma Contest

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2020 Liberty Bird, Alva junior majoring in business, will represent the university and northwest Oklahoma in the 2021 Miss Oklahoma competition June 8-12 at... Full story

 By Angel Laplante    Local    May 27, 2021

FFA holds awards banquet

The 75th Annual Freedom FFA Banquet was held on April 23 in the American Legion building. The evening began with a welcome by Advisor David Turner and FFA President Kaitlynn Rhodes. After the... Full story


Alva's Jack Ging to be inducted into Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame

Veteran actor Jack Ging will be one of six Oklahomans who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Movie Hall Of Fame on May 29. Born in Alva, Jack Lee Ging had an acting career that spanned more than 30... Full story


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