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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...

 

Holiness is not a white suit

Holy. It’s a word we shy away from. It seems too daunting, too strict, too boring, too demanding. We use it as a put down: “holier than thou,” as if holiness is a bad thing, something to keep well more than arm's length away. Even within the...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 8, 2021

Let's read the Bible together

Family and community, these difficult times have disrupted our lives as we have never seen before. We are to be socially distant and stop all the hugs, and wear a mask and hide all the smiles. Love is all around, but harder to experience. Comfort...

 

Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up ends Feb. 12

Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program until Feb. 12. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental...

 

CHESTER SHELITE

Funeral services for Chester Shelite are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

JOHNNIE R. SHARP

Johnnie R. Sharp (John), 84, passed away at his home in Amarillo, Texas. Funeral services were Thursday, January 7, 2021, at First Baptist Church Chapel, with Dr. Howard Batson officiating. Graveside...

 

REX BOSWELL

Rex Boswell, 93, died peacefully on January 1, 2021, in Greenville, Texas, after a valiant battle with cancer. Rex will be dearly missed by his family and those friends and acquaintances he leaves...

 

Alva Goldbugs lose first Wheat Capital game to Chisholm 51-43

The Alva Goldbugs traveled to Enid for the first round of the Wheat Capital Tournament Thursday afternoon. Alva drew the hosts, the Chisholm Longhorns, for their first round opponent. The teams were... Full story

 

Alva Ladybugs lose to Garber 45-42

The Alva Ladybugs faced a somewhat unknown Garber Wolverines team in the first round of the Wheat Capital Tournament at Chisholm Thursday afternoon. Garber is ranked sixth in Class A while the... Full story

 

Alva Goldbugs top Blackwell 57-23

When the Ladybugs had to quarantine due to Covid exposure, Alva Goldbugs coach Shane Feely picked up a couple of games for his team before the holiday break. From the start of Tuesday night's game... Full story

 

Alva Ladybugs beat Blackwell 37-17 after long break

After winning the championship game in the Oilton tournament, the Alva Ladybugs expected to play Newkirk, Fairview and Perry before the Christmas break. Although the Ladybugs won that championship... Full story

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 8, 2021

Elon Musk

If you don’t recognize the name, you may recognize the fame. Elon Musk has established himself as a leader in electric car technology, taking the Tesla name from anonymity to notoriety and the new...

 

Random Thoughts

Charles Dawes took the oath of office as vice president of the United States, serving under President Calvin Coolidge, on March 4. 1925. Unfortunately, the two men did not enjoy a good relationship....

 

Oklahoma revenue down 3.8% amid coronavirus pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma revenue collections for the calendar year 2020 declined by 3.8% as the coronavirus pandemic swept the state, state Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Friday. The state collected nearly $13.2 billion in taxes and fees for th...

 

Kansas Supreme Court upholds workers' compensation law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a state law which governs how much money workers who are injured on the job can collect. The court ruled that an amendment to the Kansas Workers Compensation Act was...

 

Missouri man shot by deputies serving eviction notice

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Court deputies shot and wounded a man Friday while they were trying to serve an eviction notice in suburban Kansas City, officials said. The process servers went to a home in Blue Springs to serve the...

 

Proposed electric rates for solar find few supporters

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Regulators are getting a flood of complaints as the state's largest electric utility tries to come up with a new plan for recovering the cost of providing solar energy. Evergy was sent back to the drawing board after the...

 

Red tape delays law making voting easier in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas law designed to allow voters to cast their ballots at any polling place in their county, instead of just their assigned voting precinct, may not be implemented until 2023 because of bureaucratic delays. Passed in...

 

No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn't go quietly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he'd try to burn the place down on his way out the door. The clues spread over a lifetime of refusing to acknowledge defeat. They spanned a presidency marked by raw, angry rhetoric,...

 

Trump finally faces reality - amid talk of early ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality Thursday amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he'll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off a...

 

With virus surging, Biden to speed release of COVID vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 surging and vaccinations off to a slow start, President-elect Joe Biden will rapidly release most available vaccine doses to protect more people, his office said Friday, a reversal of Trump administration policies....

 

US judge blocks Trump administration's sweeping asylum rules

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration's most sweeping set of asylum restrictions less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The rules had been set to take effect Monday. The court order has...

 

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next day. Others are facing similar repercussions at...

 

State capitols reassess safety after violence at US Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The insurrection by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol this week has prompted governors and lawmakers in several states to heighten security at their own capitol buildings as they gather amid a...

 

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