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Someone remind Joe Biden he works for Americans, not the other way around

Oklahomans don’t like the government telling them what to do. No matter what it is. I’ve talked to countless Oklahomans who were as shocked as I was when Joe Biden said in a recent speech that he had “lost patience” with the American people...

Motorcyclist injured in Woodward County collision

A Woodward woman was injured when her motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by an Alva woman Wednesday. The wreck occurred at 7:25 p.m. at US-183 and County Road EW 54, 3.1 miles east of Mutual. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report,... Full story

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority discusses federal infrastructure funding

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met during the lunch hour last Tuesday for their monthly meeting. Members Stan Bixler, Bob Firth, Allan Poe, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were joined by Woods County Economic Development Committee's executive...

Vibrant, modern murals come to life this weekend

The mural artists working in Alva this weekend have much in common. They work with a palette of bold, primary colors and they favor modern graphic designs. However, each has a particular style. Kelly... Full story

17 to compete in 69th Miss Cinderella Pageant during Northwestern's homecoming

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Miss Cinderella orientation session Sunday, Sept. 19, and welcomed 16 young women who will represent their high schools from Oklahoma and Kansas...

Random Thoughts

Soon after its release in 1967, “The Letter” and the airplane featured in it roared to No. 1 on the Billboard Magazine rock charts and stayed there for four weeks. Songwriter Wayne Carson, who...

Cash for clunkers

“Better for the seller than the buyer.” That quote from an article in Car and Driver Magazine tells all about today’s used car market. When Jim Norton’s ads include the offer to “buy your...

Let's read the Bible

The book of Mark is all action. Jesus is teaching; healing the blind, the deaf, the crippled; and raising the dead. He is challenged by the groups with power who don’t want anything to change. Every encounter is a time for teaching. Jesus has an...

The darkness of pain

Last November, I started down the journey into darkness. I was tired. Covid had beaten me down. Pastoring in a pandemic is hard, as it was with all pastors and churches. My wife and I still had...

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...

Officials: All migrants are gone from Texas border camp

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a Texas border city where thousands of Haitian migrants camped in recent days says it's now empty. Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano said at a news conference Friday that the clearing of the camp was "phenomenal news."...

Judge orders restaurant to cease operations in mask dispute

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County judge has ordered a suburban Kansas City restaurant to shut down in the wake of its owner's continued defiance of a mask mandate intended to fight the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this month, Judge James...

Woman found dead in the roadway in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Sedgwick County are investigating after a woman was found dead in the roadway. The body of the 26-year-old woman was found by a resident just after 7 a.m. Thursday. Emergency crews responded and the woman was...

Foundations offer cities help convincing workers to relocate

A year ago, Robin Bruce never thought she would be living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and liking it. That was before she took advantage of a program, largely financed by the Walton Family Foundation, that is offering $10,000 incentives to entice new...

Oklahoma man took beer during Capitol riot, pleads guilty

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and took a beer from a refrigerator in the building pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Andrew Craig Ericson, 24, of Muskogee pleaded guilty to...

Oklahoma coronavirus numbers, hospitalizations decline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases, the seven-day average of new cases and hospitalizations each declined Friday in Oklahoma, according to the state Department of Health. There were 1,230 new virus cases reported and a...

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...

Boden's first place finish helps Rangers take first place

NORTH NEWTON, Kansas – The Rangers Women's Cross Country team traveled to Kansas this week to compete at Bethel College's meet the school hosted Saturday morning. Northwestern Oklahoma State would finish the race in first place this weekend,...

Strong opening half leads to fifth straight win

ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger soccer team continued their winning streak with another big win over the Eagles of Oklahoma Christian Saturday evening. The Rangers came into the match fierce, as they looked for their fifth consecutive win of the season....

EXPLAINER: Who's eligible for Pfizer booster shots in US?

Millions of Americans are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot to help increase their protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus. A look at the nuts and bolts of this new phase of the vaccination campaign: WHO SHOULD GET THE...

R. Kelly's fate now in jury's hands in sex trafficking trial

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's fate is now in a jury's hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial. A jury of seven men and five women began deliberating racketeering and sex trafficking charges against the R&B superstar...

Companies, activists push to speed zero-emission truck sales

BOSTON (AP) — Officials from companies with fleets of trucks are urging governors across the country to embrace a rule meant to speed the adoption of zero-emission trucks and reduce a potent source of greenhouse gases spewed from the large...

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