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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...

 

Have you ever been wrong?

There has been a lot of talk about light and dark this year. People have described this as a dark year when it comes to the pandemic. I hear the phrase “light at the end of the tunnel” from those referencing the vaccine and the return to...

 

Sen. Casey Murdock says restrictive Covid-19 mandates don't always work

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Casey Murdock says he agrees with Gov. Kevin Stitt that sweeping statewide restrictions are not the most effective strategy to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Murdock, R-Felt, said after looking at New Mexico, a state that has...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 1, 2021

Today's electric cars

When the mainstream includes a new Electric Mustang, you can see the future of the car. Technology that formerly trickled down to the masses, now floods the economy and electric cars have reached...

 

Random Thoughts

Any time January 1 rolls around, it is typical for people to wish their friends, relatives, and acquaintances a “Happy New Year!” That tradition has perhaps never been more highly anticipated...

 

New Year's games kick off Ranger basketball

The Northwestern Lady Rangers and Rangers will begin their delayed basketball season with home games this afternoon, Jan. 1, against Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The women play at 2 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 4 p.m. On Saturday,... Full story

 

Raney appointed to Aeronautics Commission

OKLAHOMA CITY – Blake Raney of Edmond has been appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve on the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission through 2026 representing the Fifth Congressional District. Raney is acti...

 

County cities and towns have increase in sales tax collections

The December distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) primarily represents local tax receipts from October business. Alva, Freedom and Waynoka all show slight increases from the same month a year ago. However, Woods...

 

Alva Covid-19 vaccination day set for ages 65 and over

The Woods County Health Department has announced a Covid-19 Vaccination Event to be held in Alva Tuesday, Jan. 5. Only those age 65 and over are eligible for vaccinations on this date. Appointments...

 

Police: Oklahoma officer shot man who approached with weapon

MCaLESTER, Oklahoma (AP) — A 40-year-old Oklahoma man was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after police shot him when he moved toward officers with a weapon, state investigators said. Police in McAlester, a city 130 miles (209...

 

Brawl mars Mississippi State's Armed Forces win over Tulsa

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State's win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa's failed attempt to add another unlikely comeback to its impressive collection this season took a back seat to the melee that...

 

Oklahoma governor replaces his top attorney, a key staffer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that he is replacing his top attorney, a key member of his staff. Stitt said in a press release that his general counsel, Mark Burget, is returning to the private sector and will be...

 

Oklahoma appeals court upholds separate murder convictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday upheld the separate murder convictions and life-without-parole sentences of two men. The court rejected appeals by Tracy Gene Price, 44, of Tulsa and Bobby Lee Rogers, 40, of...

 

Curfew reprieve extended for Oklahoma bars, restaurants

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bars and restaurants across Oklahoma will be able to stay open past Gov. Kevin Stitt's ordered 11 p.m. curfew well into the new year while a lawsuit brought by a group of bar owners is litigated. An Oklahoma County judge was...

 

Kansas surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests during pandemic

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents have had more than 1 million COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic. The state Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday that Kansas had reached the milestone. More than 15,000 tests...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    January 1, 2021

CDC ranks Kansas last in COVID-19 shots; reporting lag cited

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas ranks last among states in its reported COVID-19 vaccination rate, according to U.S. government data, and state officials attribute it to a lag in reporting by providers of the shots. The federal Centers for Disease...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    January 1, 2021

New Kansas lawmaker under court order denied committee seats

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top Democrat in the Kansas House has refused to give an incoming lawmaker any committee assignments over issues that include an anti-stalking court order filed against him after he won his seat. Minority Leader Tom Sawyer's...

 

COVID-19 could prompt big changes for Kansas health agencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nick Robbins didn't necessarily have designs on running a public health department before the COVID-19 pandemic. His background, rather, was in leading Franklin County's emergency medical services operations, as well as its disp...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    January 1, 2021

Kansas-Texas top-10 matchup highlights Big 12 weekend

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Third-ranked Kansas has proven its chops since losing to top-ranked Gonzaga in its opener, ripping off eight straight wins with two against top-10 opponents and four agains...

 

Charge dismissed in Garden City restaurant owner's death

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a murder charge in the shooting death of a Garden City restaurant owner but said the charge could be refiled if new evidence emerges. Marcus Roady, 32, was charged in the death of Charles Ernie...

 

2021 to get off to a slick start as winter storm arrives

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting a snowy, icy start to the new year across a large swath of Kansas and Missouri. Scott Blair, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the wintry mix will head northward into the two...

 

Serial squirrel: Neighbors keep eye out for fierce rodent

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat. Denizens of the New York City borough's Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks, WCBS-TV...

 

COVID-19 dominates annual list of banished words, terms

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Even as vaccines are being rolled out to battle the coronavirus, wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula say they want to kick any trace of it from the English language. "COVID-19"...

 

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