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County fair checks available at Woods County OSU Extension office

The Woods County Fair Board has county fair premium checks available to be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The OSU Extension office is located on the east side of the bottom level of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    November 15, 2019 

Remembering those who served

Despite freezing temperatures and cold wind, a large crowd attended the Monday afternoon Veterans Day Celebration at the Alva Middle School. Before the program began, people enjoyed looking through th...

 

Masonic Pancake Benefit for AHS

Alva Masonic Lodge #105 held a pancake benefit feed to raise funds for Alva High School students to journey to Washington, D.C., next summer. The trip's purpose is to provide students with a better...

 

Ducks Unlimited hosts event for ODWC commissioners in Saskatchewan

Ada, Okla. – Recently, Leigh Gaddis, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) commissioner (District 4) and an Alva native – along with other ODWC commissioners, directors and Ducks Unl...

 

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...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Amazing people are still not Messiah

Once, an octogenarian minister was asked for the secret of framing the perfect sermon. He answered, “tell ‘em what you’re gonna’ tell ‘em; then tell ‘em what you need to tell ‘em; and finish by telling ‘em what you told ‘em....

 

Northwestern to close for Thanksgiving break

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s locations in Alva, Enid and Woodward will close for Thanksgiving break Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 27-29. No classes will be held during this time, and campus offices will be closed. Offices will resume...

 

Northwestern will rename Fine Arts Building to Ryerson Hall during Nov. 15 ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fine Arts Building will be renamed Ryerson Hall during an outdoor dedication ceremony on Friday, Nov. 15, at noon. Northwestern welcomes the community to the ceremony to honor Richard Ryerson and family for...

 

Social Work Virtual Reality Open House was an all-around success

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Social Work recently hosted an open house for its new Virtual Reality Lab and Resource Center at the Enid campus. This facility features a state-of-the-art VR lab in which social work students wear...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    November 15, 2019 

Ford vs Ferrari

Three great moments in my childhood: John F. Kennedy is elected president, Neil Armstrong walks on the moon, and Ford beats Ferrari at LeMans. From the 1910s when Henry Ford put a Model T in every...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    November 15, 2019 

Random Thoughts: Adding a new state – part 3

On the last day of October 1864 Congress granted statehood to Nevada, just in time for November’s presidential election. As expected, the voters of the new state gave their Electoral College votes...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 10, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Nov. 17 there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Baptist Church in Mooreland at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 there will be a...

 

BJCC honors veterans

Staff, volunteer and inmate veterans were honored at a celebration of those in faithful service at Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva. Several guests attended to enjoy the program. Veterans Day... Full story

 

TWO OF "THE GREATEST GENERATION" HONORED AT KIOWA'S VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM

– Local Veteran's Day programs used to have an abundance of World War II veterans. Now in 2019 so many of those heroes have died that not too many of those strong men and women are around to honor....

 

NEW CITY ADMINISTRATOR HONORED FOR HIS MILITARY SERVICE

After a 16-year career in the U.S. Army, Rusty Varnado retired as an artillery officer. He recently arrived in Kiowa as the new City of Kiowa Administrator. Varnado was one of the men and women...

 

`THIS IS A GREAT COUNTRY'

`THIS IS A GREAT COUNTRY' – The girls are cuter than the flag is patriotic in red, white and blue. They are part of the K-4th grade choir directed by Cathy Cox, who impressed the crowd with their...

 

Medical marijuana calls for modifications in drug policy

The three commissioners of Alfalfa County – Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall – met Tuesday morning to conduct business as usual, kicking off their meeting with an invocation and flag salute. The heap of paperwork before them called for...

 

Cherokee school board hears of student successes, exceptional patrons

The Veterans Day program was held the morning of Cherokee School Board's evening meeting Nov. 11, and it was still fresh in Superintendent Donna Anderson's mind as she addressed the board. “The Veterans Day program this morning was a really,...

 

Cleo Springs man injured in collision

A Cleo Springs man was injured in a collision with a truck Friday in Major County. John Byron Hamen, 75, of Cleo Springs, was transported by Fairview EMS to the Fairview Hospital where he was admitted in stable condition with a leg injury. The...

 

Extension offers Winter Calving Management School

With calving season just around the corner, farmers and ranchers are spending every ounce of daylight to prepare feed, hay, shelter(s) and many other minute details to ensure their cows have the best possibility for a safe, stress-free birth come...

 

Freedom school board adopts two drug-related policies

At the Freedom School Board meeting Monday the board approved two policies related to drugs: one for medical marijuana and CBD on school premises, and the other for drug and alcohol testing of employees and applicants. Board Passes Marijuana and CBD...

 

Kiowa Police Chief Houston returns to Harper County, Kansas, as sergeant/detective

At the November meeting of Kiowa's City Council Monday night, Police Chief Nate Houston submitted his letter of resignation. He explained in open session that he didn't apply for another position. However, he couldn't turn down an offer from the...

 

South Barber to start After School Supper Program, coach named, full-time cook selected

The board table was loaded at the November meeting of the South Barber (USD 255) Board of Education Monday night. All members were present when President Mark Pollock called the meeting to order including: Melissa Simpson, Ryan Molz, Mike Miller,...

 

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