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 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2024 

Young Eagles soar Saturday

It took three tries. The event was canceled twice due to weather, but the Young Eagles introductory flight finally took place Saturday, May 18, in Alva. Eight airplanes and pilots landed around 8:15... Full story

 Local    May 24, 2024 

5 entered into the 3rd Annual Sugar Show; 3 workshops planned

As the 53rd Nescatunga Arts Festival nears on May 31-June 1 in Alva, five individuals have entered the third annual Sugar Show so far at the Alva Recreation Complex with time left for others to get registered. This year’s contest will take place i...

 Local    May 24, 2024 

17 entertainment acts to perform at 2-day Nescatunga Arts Festival

Seventeen diverse acts are scheduled to entertain inside the Alva Recreation Complex, 1887 Goldbug Blvd., while shoppers visit the fine artists and crafters booths for the 53rd Nescatunga Arts Festival May 31-June 1. A special opening ceremony will...

 Local    May 24, 2024 

Wide variety of fine artists, crafters to display at 53rd Nescatunga Arts Festival

As of May 23, 50 fine artists, crafters and special event booths have registered to be a part of the 53rd Nescatunga Arts Festival May 31-June 1 at the Alva Recreation Complex in Alva, Oklahoma. Booth space will be inside the Pete and Ruth Leslie Fie...

 Local    May 24, 2024 

Baked items, treats sought for Nescatunga Arts Festival's Gourmet Food Booth

One of the most popular tables at the annual Nescatunga Arts Festival is the Gourmet Food Booth where a shopper can spend some time looking at all the wonderful treats the locals have donated to the cause. Once again, volunteer bakers and...


Summer Choral Camp returns to Northwestern

Students in grades second through 12th in Fall 2024 are welcome to attend a summer choral camp at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva June 10-20. This two-week camp is Monday through Thursday, June 10-13 and June 17-18 in Ryerson Hall 200...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 17, 2024

Russell wins Oklahoma Book Award for fiction

Dr. Sheldon Russell's latest novel, "Listen," won the 2024 Oklahoma Book Award for fiction. Russell has won an Oklahoma Book Award for fiction on two previous occasions for "Dreams to Dust: A Tale of...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 17, 2024

Four young artists win recognition in Junior Duck Stamp state contest

On May 9 local Junior Duck Stamp winners and their families were honored with a reception at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Salt Plains Federal Wildlife Refuge Manager Shane Kassan and Refuge Visitor...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2024

'This is what I love doing'

An art class in junior high set Charla Enns on her career path. The Enid artist said, "I found my happy place when I found that. This is what I love doing." As she continued through high school in... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2024

Woods and lake provide Webber's first art studio

While her two brothers and other neighborhood kids were looking for snakes and other wildlife, Jill Webber was gazing in appreciation at the beauty that surrounded her. When she was in early... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 8, 2024

Burlington musicians rock spring concert with Motown favorites

Under the direction of Music Director Isi Ofiu, Burlington School's music department had the walls of the auditorium vibrating with some favorites of "Motown and More." At the spring concert, pre-K...


First-place winners earn Silver Shoes

Each spring, the Alva Kiwanis Club hosts the Little Olympics track meet for Woods County elementary school students. This year the meet was held Friday afternoon, April 26, in Alva. Students from...


Early registration deadline for Nescatunga Arts Festival extended to May 13

Although registration is going well for booth space from fine artists and crafters for the 53rd Nescatunga Arts Festival and 3rd Sugar Show set for May 31-June 1 inside the Pete and Ruth Leslie Fieldhouse at the Alva Recreation Complex just south of... Full story


Soundscapes VIII April 26 at the Alva Bus Barn

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Chorale and Singers will be in concert for their eighth annual spring semester performance in the Alva Bus Barn (230 Choctaw St.) Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. This concert is dubbed the European...


Cell phone photography workshop, Alva High School artwork at Runnymede for May 3 First Friday

Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council member David Poindexter, associate professor of visual arts at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will lead a workshop for those interested from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Runnymede...


Three faculty and staff members to be honored with retirement celebration

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty and staff members will be celebrated on April 30 at a retirement reception in the Student Center Ranger Room from 3 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 2024 Retirees Anne Haight,...


Northwestern bands to present final band concert of semester

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Chamber Winds and Concert Band, along with the Jazz Ensemble, will present their final concert of the semester on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. The event is free and...


Fellers family to lead 'Ranger Expedition: 2024' homecoming parade

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University homecoming committee is excited to welcome current, former and future Rangers on a "Ranger Expedition: 2024" for this year's homecoming events, Oct. 3-5....


Northwestern art students displaying art in new gallery space

Several Northwestern Oklahoma State University art students are displaying their pieces in the new gallery space located in Jesse Dunn room 218. Feliciti Wall, Alva senior majoring in visual arts, is the first art major to graduate after the minor...


Community members participate in 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' musical

A vibrant group of individuals is coming together to bring a timeless tale to life onstage. Among them are two community members who are set to take center stage in the upcoming theatre production of... Full story


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