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Menus for week of April 22–26

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Whole Grain Fruit Loops, toast, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – Cheese toast, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Thursday – Breakfast burrito, picante sauce, banana, juice, milk...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 21, 2019

Great news for the citizens of Alva

Last Monday at the city council meeting, along with the other incumbents, I was sworn in as city marshal for another four years. I hope this term is as trouble-free as the last one. I stayed until the swimming pool conversations. It's gonna cost a lo...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 21, 2019

Ranch tour slated in northwest Oklahoma

Oklahomans interested in learning more about the ranching industry and touring some of the most progressive ranches in the state should make plans to take part in the two-day Oklahoma State Ranch Tour. The tours will take place June 5 at McMurphy... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2019

Helping people find jobs

With Oklahoma's low unemployment rate, local employers are having difficulty filling job openings. Christi Porter, executive director of the Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Board, has funds ava... Full story


Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Pastor Nathan Braudrick Sunday, April 21, Easter: Brunch is...


It's Friday.

Good Friday Greetings. On this most somber day of the year, I'll endeavor to briefly bring a word of hope for us, but before we begin there's some scripture reading I'd like you to do. It's not...

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 19, 2019 

Spiritually Speaking

From this preacher’s perspective, Easter Sunday is a mixed bag of blessings. There is, of course, the hope that attendance will increase as “two timers” (those who only attend services on Christmas and Easter) reclaim their connections to the...


'Egg'cellent food safety tips for spring festivities

Warmer weather, egg hunts and sweet candy treats are festive spring traditions that bring loved ones together around the table to enjoy family meals. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure...


Criteria for selection of scholarship recipient and deadline for American Association of University Women

The recipient of the AAUW Scholarship shall be a woman who: 1. Is enrolled in and plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University the following academic semester. 2. Has completed or will have completed at least 64 credit hours (junior status...


Northwestern Choirs to present Soundscapes IV Concert

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Fine Arts will present its fourth annual Soundscapes concert Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Alva Independent School District Bus Barn (Old Armory) at 230 Choctaw. Admission is free and op...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 19, 2019 


Tiger Woods won The Master’s and The Oklahoma City Thunder is in the NBA Playoffs. These are highly-paid professionals who are paid to play. Play is important to all of us; entertainment at its...

 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 19, 2019 

Random Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I drove from Alva to Kentucky. Back in the day when I took such a long trip, I would put my trusty road atlas on the front seat next to me. Road atlases are just one more thing that...


Years of research, fine-tuning lecture notes leads to new book for Ridgway

It may have taken 25-plus years of continuous research and the fine-tuning of lecture notes as he prepared his information to teach students in a music appreciation class at Northwestern Oklahoma... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2019 

Alva officials begin new office terms

The Alva City Council meeting Monday began with the swearing in of unopposed candidates who filed for the April municipal election. Beginning new terms of office are Mayor Kelly Parker, City Clerk... Full story


Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 14, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Easter Sunrise Service is April 21. Services are held south of Freedom on the bluffs. Watch for signs where to turn off Highway 50....


Woods County 4-H Fashion Revue and Impressive Dress Contest held

The Woods County 4-H Fashion Revue and Impressive Dress Contest was held Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Waynoka Multipurpose Building. Parents, grandparents and siblings of 4-H participants were... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    April 18, 2019

Lee named All-Star

Blake Lee was named All-Star player for the Northern Conference at the Oklahoma North West Academic Conference (ONWAC) banquet on April 2. This is Lee's second time to earn this honor for Freedom... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    April 18, 2019

Freedom teens dazzle at the prom

About 30 Freedom High School students went to this year's prom. The theme this year was Grease, a reference to the popular 1978 teen movie. The junior class hosted the event and decorated the legion... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 17, 2019

New accounting system calls for account review and rearrangement

Alfalfa County officials met Monday morning for their weekly commissioner meeting. Routine business was addressed first with commissioners accepting and signing off on their monthly maintenance and operation warrants for payment and blanket purchase...


Kiowa Police Department report

Kiowa Police Chief Nate Houston released the following weekly report: April 5, 2019 Dog at large at grade school. Traveled back to address in the 200 block of north 10th St. Spoke with owner about violation April 8, 2019 Assisted sheriff’s office...


New Apron Exhibit and "Vintage Aprons: Tie One On" presentation scheduled at Sod House Museum

A new exhibit of aprons will open in May at the Sod House Museum near Aline, featuring a century’s-worth of vintage aprons. Margaret Goss of Carmen will present a lecture entitled “Vintage Aprons: Tie One On” at the Sod House Museum on...



An article in the March 6 Newsgram referred to the Kiowa's City Council's discussion of the city not getting a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). BG Consultants is the firm hired by the city council to do a major water replacement project....


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