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New year new you?

Society looks at the calendar and decides, this is my time to change! This is my time to be a better person. This is my time to develop some habits and disciplines that make me a better person. A thinner person. A more loving person … this list...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 7, 2022

Let's study the Bible

This past year we read through the Bible. We read about 40-50 pages per week and did not really spend much time on lessons to be learned. For the next few weeks, we will go back and think a little deeper about what we have read. Genesis 1:1, “In...

 

Elder shares stories of life, laughter and American Indian health

Linda Poolaw loves telling stories. At 79, the Grand Chief of the Delaware Grand Council of North America has a few. Some are nostalgic, about growing up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a Kiowa father and a mother who was Delaware (also known as...

 

Man given 4 consecutive life sentences for child sex abuse

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences for sexually assaulting a young girl, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office said Thursday. Jeremiah Orange, 40, was sentenced Wednesday for two...

 

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...

 

CHARLES ROBERT TUCKER, DDS

Funeral services for Charles Robert Tucker, DDS, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Reverend Chris Ruwaldt officiating. There will be a private graveside...

 

Long-time Northwestern leader announces retirement plans

Dr. Janet Cunningham, Northwestern Oklahoma State University's 19th president and first woman to hold the position, has announced her plans to retire on June 30, 2022, after nearly 50 years of...

 

Random Thoughts

In a recent article, I discussed the fact that one of the things I like to do in my spare time is read fiction – both novels and short stories. And while I like some of the great works that are...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 7, 2022

Stuff

We all have too much. Minimalist living is not in the forecast for America. Now that a new year has begun, do we need to keep holding on? In a local counseling class, attendees are asked to choose...

 

Free Covid drive-through testing Saturday

The Woods County Health Department is offering free drive-through testing for Covid on Saturday, Jan. 8, by appointment. This is PCR testing, the “gold standard” of testing, and not the rapid...

 

Heaton accepted as a master instructor for Project Lead The Way

Last month, Dr. Brenna Heaton, biomedical sciences instructor at Northwest Technology Center's Alva campus, was accepted as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) master teacher. Northwest Technology Center's...

 

Alva Arena Authority gets update on financing

The Alva Arena Authority met Tuesday with five members present. Chairman Gregg Glass, Darin Slater, Dr. Janet Cunningham, Darrel Kline and Todd Holder were present. Absent were Dr. Charles Tucker and...

 

Goldbugs still undefeated with 72-28 Blackwell win

The undefeated Alva Goldbugs traveled to Blackwell Tuesday to take on the Maroons. The two teams played in December for Alva’s homecoming with the Goldbugs winning 65-18. Jaxon Jones was on the cour...

 

Ladybugs beat Blackwell 54-30 Tuesday

For the second time this season, the Alva Ladybugs took on the Lady Maroons and came away with a decisive win. Last time it was a 66-28 victory for homecoming. Tuesday night the Ladybugs traveled to...

 

Goldbugs defeat Woodward Boomers, advance to Wheat Capital semi-finals

The Alva Goldbugs are the No. 2 seed in the Wheat Capital Tournament, and they showed why when they faced Woodward in the first round Thursday. It's been several years since the Goldbugs came out on... Full story

 

Ladybugs lose to Woodward at Wheat Capital Tournament

Having worked as an assistant coach at Woodward before coming to Alva, Ladybug head coach Kris Gore probably had some insights into the their program. But that wasn't enough to overcome the size advan... Full story

 

Ex-Oklahoma police officer gets 25 years for 2014 killing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the 2014 killing of his daughter's boyfriend after being convicted of second-degree murder the fifth time he went on trial in the case. U.S....

 

Oklahoma House leader to step down after felony indictment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The second-highest Republican in the Oklahoma House said he's stepping down from his leadership post as he defends himself from felony charges alleging that he abused his power by changing state law so that his wife could becom...

 

Kansas court ruling keeps law allowing COVID lawsuits alive

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday kept intact a law that allows people to sue counties over mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions and obtain quick trial-court decisions. The Kansas Supreme Court declined to consider...

 

Authorities: Beware of vapes, gummies in some Kansas stores

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Confusion is clouding the legality of vapes, gummies, teas and other products that include a chemical cousin of marijuana's main intoxicating ingredient. A recent Kansas attorney general opinion, court decision and law change...

 

Wichita police find man fatally shot inside crash vehicle

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are searching for suspects after finding a man fatally shot Friday morning inside a crashed sport utility vehicle. The shooting happened in northeastern Wichita around 2 a.m. Friday, when several people reported...

 

Live deer found in car's hatchback during traffic stop

NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police who pulled over a suspected drunken or drugged driver in Pennsylvania discovered a live deer that had apparently been hit and then placed in the hatchback area of her car. The animal was freed after the stop...

 

Biden's economic challenge: Finding workers and goods

President Joe Biden enters the midterm election year of 2022 determined to address what economists call a "supply" problem — there aren't enough jobseekers or goods to meet the country's needs. This is also a political problem. The mismatch has obs...

 

Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly...

 

Kazakh president: Forces can shoot to kill to quell unrest

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's president authorized security forces on Friday to shoot to kill those participating in unrest, opening the door for a dramatic escalation in a crackdown on anti-government protests that have turned violent. The Central...

 

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