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Book sale continues at Alva Public Library

Summer programs were very popular at the Alva Public Library as shown by the number of participants. On week seven, there were 32 kids participating in the Summer Reading Program. The Little...

Active Covid-19 cases decrease in Oklahoma

Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday, Aug. 11, shows a slight increase in people testing positive for Covid-19 in Woods County. However, statewide totals are down a little from last week. Alva has 22 positive cases,...

Woods County 4-H celebrates members at awards banquet

The Woods County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held on Aug. 5 to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members who completed a record book for 2021-2022. Ko Brooks of the Alva 4-H club and Davin Budy of...

Random Thoughts

By the mid-1960s, Jesse Hill Ford’s writing career had become quite successful. He had published a novel, a play and several short stories. And, after a slow start, he was making money. He secured...

Call me

Have you ever said, “When you need someone to talk to, just call me.” I have, and people called. People need a shoulder to cry on today more than ever. This country has been through numerous...

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society

Peggy Goodrich, columnist for Enid News and Eagle and former teacher, will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee Strip Museum School House. Goodrich will talk about...

Be kind to one another

Something that is easier said than done is to be kind to one another. Being kind to someone you like or love is easy, but to be kind to someone that you don’t know or even don’t like, is another story altogether! Our lives as Christians are a...

Ain't no changes in me

There’s a famous song written by J.J. Cale and then performed by Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash. You’d be hard pressed to find a better lineup than that to perform the classic rock song “Call Me the Breeze.” And within this...

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends...

Gas prices dip just below $4 for the first time in 5 months

DALLAS (AP) — Gasoline prices have dipped under $4 for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials. AAA said the national average for a gallon of regular was...

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke responded to a heckler at a campaign stop with an expletive after the Texas gubernatorial candidate heard a cackled laugh while criticizing the ease with which the Uvalde elementary school gunman...

Feds: Man defrauded millions from Kansas DCF contractor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials allege that a New York man defrauded an organization that provides foster and adoption services to Kansas out of about $10.7 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas filed a civil asset forfeiture case...

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

Chiefs' Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will start the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener in Chicago on Saturday, bucking a trend across the NFL of coaches sitting their starting quarterbacks for the first of their three exhibition games. Chiefs...

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy's inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday's report from the Labor...

Initial dives in collapsed Mexican mine unsuccessful

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescue divers' first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility, Mexican authorities said Thursday. They made four attempts Wednesday...

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows. The mock election, fueled by performances that brought the din of...

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