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Bible Baptist – and Bigfoot – hold blood drive Aug. 28

Bible Baptist Church in Alva will host an Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Bible Baptist is located at 402 Choctaw St. Each blood donor will receive a limited edition...

 

Area religious services and events

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 John Clapp    Local    August 23, 2019 

Ignoring the wrong thing

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: … thou hast forgotten the law of thy God” (Hosea 4:6). Remember the first day of high school? The fear of algebra, assorted classes across the campus, and older students walking the halls – a...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 23, 2019 

Spiritually Speaking

It’s that fantasy football time of year, again! Since I’ve never taken part in a “league” or chosen players for my “team,” I don’t know a great deal about the game. I do know enough to understand that one is able to gather a mixed...

 

Open Class Foods at the Woods County Free Fair

The Open Class Foods Division has something for everyone to make and enter at the Woods County Free Fair, Sept. 5–7. Jellies, preserves, jams, fruit butters, spaghetti sauce, brownies, dinner rolls, sweet and sliced crispy pickles, just to name a...

 

Adrian Ibarra selected as Campus Kudos winner for spring 2019

Adrian Ibarra, systems analyst at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2019 spring semester Campus Kudos Award. Melissa Brown,...

 

2019 Miss Alva Pageant to be Saturday

The Miss Alva Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Alva High School Auditorium. Contestants for the event are Ali Harzman, Kylee Harzman, Lacie Swenn and Lauren Parker. Tickets will be available at the door....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 23, 2019 

Downtown Clinic moving to hospital in October

The Alva Hospital Authority met Tuesday, Aug. 20. Trustees present were Jason Gaisford, Dr. Kenneth Brown, Dr. Halah Simon, Bo Hannaford and Kim Baugh. Share Medical CEO Kandice Allen reported the...

 

Woods County Free Fair has entertainment for all ages

There are many things to see and do at the Woods County Free Fair to be held at the Woods County Fairgrounds on Sept. 5–7. Activities scheduled will provide families and individuals in the area a wide array of great entertainment. In the Women’s...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 23, 2019 

Technology's future

The world’s population doubles every 40 years. While that happens, technology is catching up to biology with some surprising results. DNA is the basis for life on Earth and as it makes copies of...

 

Alva needs a new direction over laws, regulations, rules

I’m concerned about the shrinking downward size of the Alva business community. As an elderly woman told me a few days ago that she could remember when Alva had about seven bars and when a college town begins to see bars closing and now we are...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 23, 2019 

Random Thoughts

Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel, who lived from 1890 to 1975, was – to say the least – a colorful character. He is remembered primarily for being the manager of two New York major league...

 

Northwestern welcomes new faculty

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently welcomed eight new faculty members to campus to begin the 2019-2020 school year. Seven new faculty members have been hired in the School of Arts and... Full story

 

Lights Over Alva draws crowd to Square

(More photos of Lights Over Alva can be found on the websites photo gallery. Click on Photos at the top of the home page.)... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 23, 2019 

Marijuana, swimming pool comments at Alva City Council

An overflow crowd attended the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 19. A couple of firefighters brought in extra folding chairs to accommodate the visitors. This was the first meeting where the... Full story

 

Oklahoma prison locked down after melees lead to injuries

HELENA, Okla. (AP) — The Department of Corrections locked down a northwest Oklahoma prison and transferred more than a dozen inmates after skirmishes erupted this week that left four inmates wounded. The agency said in a news release Friday that...

 

'Death by Chocolate' and 'Junior Death by Chocolate' competitions to take place at Woods County Fair

Do you have a favorite chocolate recipe? Do you love to bake and create? If so, consider entering the “Death by Chocolate” competition at the Woods County Fair. Any type of chocolate food item is eligible for entering – pies, cakes, cookies,...

 

2019 Woods County Fair Books are available

Fair books and entry tags may be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Center located on the first floor of the Woods County Courthouse. Poultry and rabbit exhibits will be required to complete pre-entry forms and exhibit tags, which are due...

 

New OHCE Chili Cook-Off Contest at the Woods County Free Fair

Treat yourself and your family to a cup or bowl of delicious homemade chili at the Woods County Free Fair on Friday, Sept. 6. The chili cook-off contest will take place in the Women’s Building at 6 p.m. Any Woods County resident is eligible to...

 

New OHCE Chili Cook-Off Contest at the Woods County Free Fair

Treat yourself and your family to a cup or bowl of delicious homemade chili at the Woods County Free Fair on Friday, Sept. 6. The chili cook-off contest will take place in the Women’s Building at 6 p.m. Any Woods County resident is eligible to...

 

Honored Old Cowhand celebration draws a crowd

(More shots of the Old Cowhand Reunion are in our photo gallery. Click on Photos at the top of the homepage.)... Full story

 

Woods County OHCE to sell homemade pies at the fair

Treat yourself and your family to a variety of delicious homemade pies and cheesecakes made by some of the finest cooks in Woods County at the Woods County Free Fair beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, through Friday, Sept. 6. The homemade pies will be for...

 

Freedom Town Board finds possible cost savings on gas for winter

The Freedom Town Board, at a regular meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 14, discussed a possible money-saving opportunity brought to their attention by Town Clerk Cindy Reed: a winter-only contract for gas with price-per-gallon cap of $2.85. This would be...

 

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