Articles from the March 24, 2023 edition

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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God with Pastor Sheryl White Sunday: At 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will meet, with morning worship starting at 10:30. In the evening, the youth group will meet at 5 p.m. This is for students in grades 6-12. At 6:30 p.m. Children's...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 24, 2023

Dinosaurs and man co-existing?

If you have studied science at all, you have been taught that dinosaurs roamed the earth millions and possibly billions of years ago and then went extinct at some point in history. For a long time, Christians haven’t had a good answer to refute...

 
 By Jordan Ealey    Local    March 24, 2023

Be faithful, not faithless

Moses, a shepherd, stood before Pharaoh and ordered the powerful ruler to release the people of Israel from slavery. Moses brought the country to its knees with a shepherd’s staff and his faith in God. Choosing to walk by faith instead of living...

 

Clarification

In the March 12 Alva Review-Courier in a story from the Alva Hospital Authority meeting, it was stated Dr. Hummel will continue with cataract surgeries through referrals from Callie Mosburg. The newspaper was contacted by Alva Vision Clinic to let...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 24, 2023

Wills

“Where there’s a will, Northwestern wants to be in it.” —Dr. Paul Berens, former president. Inclusion of donations can be a part of a person’s final wishes and can also have tax advantages...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 24, 2023

Success has a different meaning

Do you ever wonder why your ancestors settled where they did? Somewhere around here is an old article out of the Clark County Clipper about my great-great-grandfather William Little. Now, I’ve heard some stories about him that probably shouldn’t...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 24, 2023

Call it amazing, part 1

This story is about a man named Henry Roth. He was born on Feb. 8, 1906, in a small town in the Austro-Hungarian Empire that is now known as Tysmenytsia, Ukraine. Henry’s given name at birth was...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of March 21

Team Standings Knights of Columbus – 73 wins, 47 losses O'Bar – 68 ½ wins, 51 ½ losses Dilly Dilly – 64 wins, 56 losses Holy Bowlers – 52 ½ wins, 55 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 57 wins, 63 losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 54 ½ wins, 65...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 24, 2023

Rangers set 30 personal bests, winning the meet at Pratt

PRATT, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State track and field opened their 2023 outdoor schedule in Pratt, Kansas for a meet hosted by Pratt Community College. Northwestern found a lot of success in their opening meet. "As we looked to address our...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 24, 2023

Northwestern drops mid-week game at Emporia State

EMPORIA, Kan. – The Rangers traveled to Emporia for a midweek non-conference game against Emporia State. The Hornets jumped out to an early lead after a three-run second inning before a seven-run seventh inning to take control and close out a 13-4...

 

Pencil drawings earn Best of Show honors at 20th Art Society Art Show

Two pencil drawings have captured the Best of Show honors in the 20th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society Art Show that will end at 5 p.m. March 31 in the J.W. Martin Library....

 

Aviation credentials qualify for degree credit at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has now added the aviation field to its Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in technical management. While Northwestern will not offer courses in aviation, credentials and experience obtained in the...

 

Sheldon Russell to receive Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award

Authors, poets, book illustrators, designers, and photographers from across the state and the nation have been selected as finalists for the 2023 Oklahoma Book Awards. Woods County author Sheldon...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 24, 2023

Auditor changes coming for Avard Regional Rail Park Authority

It had been a couple of months since the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met until this past Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Allen Poe, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder approved the financial report as presented. Sonja Williams, a consultant for the Authority,... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 24, 2023

Alva mayor candidates expand on comments at recent forum

During a forum with candidates for Alva mayor on March 2, hosted by the Woods County Democratic Party, candidate Taylor Dowling displayed a single page from several years of City of Alva audits. During the question and answer session, Dowling... Full story

 

Book ban attempts hit record high in 2022, library org says

NEW YORK (AP) — Attempted book bans and restrictions at school and public libraries continue to surge, setting a record in 2022, according to a new report from the American Library Association released Thursday. More than 1,200 challenges were comp...

 

Nebraska trans health bill advances, despite filibuster vow

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature voted Thursday to advance a contentious bill that would ban gender-affirming care for minors, despite threats from some lawmakers that they would filibuster the rest of the session. The vote came on...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 24, 2023

Texas has Terry coaching among March Madness heavyweights

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Of the four coaches who led their teams to the semifinals of the Midwest Region at the NCAA Tournament, the most unlikely of them might feel the most at home when he walks into T-Mobile Center on Friday night. Sure, Kelvin...

 

'Scream as loud as you can': 5 boys rescued from NYC tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) — Five mischievous boys had to be rescued after they crawled through a storm drain tunnel in New York City and got lost, authorities said. In audio released by the fire department, 911 dispatchers work to pinpoint the boys' exact...

 

What made Beethoven sick? DNA from his hair offers clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 200 years after Ludwig van Beethoven's death, researchers pulled DNA from strands of his hair, searching for clues about the health problems and hearing loss that plagued him. They weren't able to crack the case of the...

 

Utah 1st state to try limiting teens access to social media

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah became the first state Thursday to sign into law legislation that attempts to limit teenagers' access to social media sites. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed a pair of measures that aim to limit when and where children...

 

Appeals court blocks vaccine mandate for US gov't workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden's order that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 was blocked Thursday by a federal appeals court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected arguments that Biden, as the nation...

 

Trump arrested? Putin jailed? Fake AI images spread online

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump getting gang-tackled by riot-gear-clad New York City police officers. Russian President Vladimir Putin in prison grays behind the bars of a dimly lit concrete cell. The highly detailed, sensational...

 

Asteroid that could wipe out a city is near, but don't fear

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon's orbit this weekend, missing both celestial bodies. Saturday's close encounter will offer astronomers the chance to study a space...

 
 By EDDIE PELLS    Sports    March 24, 2023

Track bans transgender athletes, tightens rules for Semenya

Track and field banned transgender athletes from international competition Thursday, while adopting new regulations that could keep Caster Semenya and other athletes with differences in sex development from competing. In a pair of decisions expected...

 

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