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Menus for Week of Dec. 9–13

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Breakfast burrito or cereal, picante sauce, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage roll or cereal, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken waffle or cereal, maple syrup, pineapple,...

 

Household Executives OHCE group learns about quilts and the Underground Railroad

Household Executives met Nov. 20 in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church. Carolyn Gasaway served as hostess and gave the lesson. The meeting was called to order by President Eleanor Ring with the quote “Make allowances for your...

 
 By Patty Harkin    Local    December 6, 2019

White elephant and fellowship at First Presbyterian

Eleven women gathered Monday night, Dec. 2, at First Presbyterian Church of Alva for the annual Presbyterian Women Christmas Party and white elephant gift exchange. Ida Evans opened the Christmas...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 

The season of imagination

Doesn’t this time of year just make you feel like a kid again? Between the music, the lights, people filling the stores to buy presents, and all the holiday dinners, this always feels like the most familiar time of year to me. It’s also the most...

 

Spiritually Speaking: God's creative conduit

I’m fairly certain I was in my late teens before someone pointed out to me that as God was creating man (Genesis 1, Day 6) He referred to Himself in the plural. Our English texts get the gist of the passage when they translate the phrase, “Let...

 

Freedom Public School calendar

Thursday, Dec. 5: 4 p.m. Junior high basketball at DCLA Thursday, Dec. 5: 6:30 p.m. High school basketball at DCLA Friday, Dec. 6: 6:30 p.m. High school basketball vs Sharon-Mutual (Pink Out) Monday, Dec. 9: 7:00 p.m. Regular School Board meeting...

 

Menus for week of Dec. 2–6

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Mini French toast or cereal, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Tuesday – Chicken biscuit or cereal, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Yogurt parfait or cereal, banana, juice, milk Thursday – Strawberry...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    November 29, 2019

No duties, burdens or obligations

Matthew’s gospel presents this invitation from Jesus: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” This indicates that Jesus intends that the Christian life should not be a life of duties, burdens and obligations....

 

Spiritually Speaking: Heir of all things

This week, we’ll take a look at the first of seven amazing descriptions used by the Hebrew writer to introduce (or rather re-introduce) Messiah to his audience. Jesus is the one whom God has “appointed heir of all things.” You might have...

 

Freedom Public School Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 1: 2-4 p.m. 4-H Has Talent contest, Alva High School auditorium Monday, Dec. 2: Academic Triad 4 vs Okeene at Aline-Cleo Monday, Dec. 2: 4 p.m. Junior high basketball at Beaver Monday, Dec. 2: 6:30 p.m. High school basketball at Beaver...

 

Cherokee FCCLA students make career preparation part of their story in Dallas

Kyla Colvin, Kaitlyn Miller, Taryn Miller, Kylee Weve, Madison Wheeler and Bridget Wilhite from Cherokee FCCLA attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 National Fall...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE group learns underground railroad quilts

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting at the First Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 14, with Aleta Nolan as hostess. Anita Jacobson was welcomed as a guest. Nine members answered to “What is your favorite quilt pattern?"...

 

Petunia Garden Club learns about garden bulbs

The Petunia Garden club met at Barbara Faulkner's home on Nov. 13, 2019, with Marilyn Davison as co-hostess. Following refreshments President Betty McMurphy called the meeting to order and the Gardener Creed was read in unison. Roll call was...

 

Tulip Garden Club meeting

Mary Ann Crow hosted the monthly meeting of the Tulip Garden Club at her lovely home on Nov. 14. Crow’s beautiful table was decorated with a Thanksgiving theme of pumpkins, leaves and a turkey. Each member received a pumpkin decoration. She served...

 

Menus for week of Nov. 25–29

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Italian meatballs in tomato sauce with noodles, corn, cauliflower, garlic bread, pears (diabetic: no sugar added pears) Tuesday – Maryland chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit,...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    November 22, 2019

Thanking God in a Godless time

Among most movie critics, they would consider David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" one of the most acclaimed films of all times. The movie shows amazing vistas of the beautiful Arabian deserts. It has ha...

 

Messiah's Resume

Recently, at College Hill, we began a series of sermons from the Gospel of Mark (we are now 12 weeks into the study and still in chapter 3). Videos are available on You Tube under Dr. W. Jay Tyree, if you’d like to catch up. In the first of those...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Nov. 17, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Acolyte: Jack Wilson Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 137 led by Shirley Wagner Opening Hymn: “The Old Rugged...

 

Menus for the week of Nov. 18–22

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Breakfast burrito, picante sauce, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage gravy, biscuit, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken waffle, syrup/maple, pineapple, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

November meeting of the Grow and Share OHCE

Grow and Share OHCE group met on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the home of Janet Cunningham. Cunningham and Mary Hamilton served as hostesses. After a delicious Thanksgiving potluck dinner, President Cunningham called the meeting to order. Twelve members...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 

America on trial, again

This is a devotional that my father submitted to the newspaper when he was pastor at Alva Wesleyan Church. It was from Sept. 18, 1998. What he has to say is similar to what we are going through now. He titled it “America on Trial!” What follows...

 

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