Random Thoughts: The Blizzard of 1886, part 3

By the mid-1880s thousands of miles of railroad tracks crisscrossed the American West, making travel somewhat easier for the people who lived there. During the previous two decades the U.S....

Tinnitus

Buzzing, clicking, whooshing or chirping in your ears sound familiar? You are suffering from tinnitus. One in seven people worldwide experience some form of it and it can be constant or intermittent....

Two killed in ATV wreck Thursday

Two men were fatality injured in an ATV wreck in Major County on Thursday. The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. on County Road 45 one-tenth mile west of County Road 266. The location is 1.1 miles west and 2.2 miles north of Ringwood. Isaac John Schmidt,...

Hospitalization increase leads Integris to open its COVID-19 wings at Portland campus

A surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Oklahoma City has led Integris Baptist Medical Center to open its Portland Avenue campus to treat patients with the coronavirus. The hospital system...

COVID-19 cases increase to nine in Woods County

An additional Woods County confirmed positive case of COVID-19 was added to the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports on Wednesday. That brings the total cases to nine with five recovered and...

Summer Reading continues through July at Alva Public Library

If you can't bring the kids into the library, then the library will reach out to them. Although the Alva Public Library is still closed to those under 16 unless accompanied by a parent, the staff is...

Spiritually Speaking: Better than cupcakes

My alter-ego is a second-grade teacher. Mr. Tyree (sir) spends his days encouraging 7 and 8-year olds to read, write legibly, and remember their mathematical fact families. Perhaps as important as...

First United Methodist Church welcomes new minister

When Rev. Katie Hill gets really passionate about what she's saying, her eyes tear up. It can happen several times in a single heartfelt conversation. It's just a fact of life, like the fact that...

Covid-19 and Pascal's Wager

Blaise Pascal was a 17th-century French philosopher grappling with a question that had troubled many philosophers before him: how does one rationally prove the existence of God? Pascal decided that God’s existence cannot be proved. Instead, he...

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...

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