Articles from the January 12, 2018 edition

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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. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

We can be like the Wise Men: open to new epiphanies

In our culture many people experience a post-holiday crash. Some are exhausted from parties and hosting family from out of town. Some are sad to see the empty place where the light of the Christmas tree glowed. Some are trying to get back on a reason...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 12, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

January 9th is a very important day. On January 9, 1984, Becky stood in front of our good friend, John Brown, and agreed to stay with me “until death do us part.” So far, so good. Tuesday was our 34th anniversary and she has yet to “part...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Registered Republicans who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Feb. 13 Special General Election for Senate District 27 and Waynoka School District Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today....

 

Voter registration deadline is Jan. 19

Friday, Jan. 19, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 13 annual school election in Waynoka and special general election for Senate District 27, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn...

 

Woods County commissioners elect officers

The first order of business on the Woods County commissioners' agenda Monday morning was to elect officers of their group. John Smiley made a motion to keep the officers “as is.” David Hamil...

 

LESLIE WAYNE MAHONEY

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Leslie Mahoney passed away on January 9, 2018, at Share Convalescent Home at the age of 57 years. Online condolences may be made at w...

 

RITA 'GAIL' LINDLEY

Rita “Gail” Lindley, 82, of Wamego, Kansas, formerly of Burlington, Oklahoma, and Kiowa, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at her home. She had been a resident of the community since 2004. Gail was the only child born to Tom and Elva...

 

Light-weight materials

Light-weight materials with the strength of steel! In a perfect world, reach would never exceed grasp and pigs would fly, but, realistically, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. Philosopher...

 

100 years ago from The Western Star on Nov. 20, 1897

(The Western Star is a Coldwater, Kansas, newspaper.) Diptheria has closed the public schools of Alva, Oklahoma. Fall sown wheat is looking well. Henry White has 50 acres that he claims to be six inches tall. There is a greater demand for lumber here...

 

Random Thoughts

Recently, I was looking on the internet at some music websites when I came across the title of a country song that made me take notice. My immediate thought was that it might be the best title for a...

 

Lady Ranger softball sets winter camp for Jan. 21

ALVA, Okla. – With the spring semester kicking off for Northwestern Oklahoma State University student-athletes, softball coach Jill Webb announced on Wednesday the 2018 softball winter camp will be held on Jan. 21. The Lady Rangers coaching staff...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 12, 2018

Coaches recap week at Quarterback Club

ALVA, Okla. – The Alva Quarterback Club returned to its regular meetings on Tuesday after taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays. Both basketball coaches from Northwestern Oklahoma State and Alva High School were in attendance for the...

 

Alva slated for race stop, airshow in June

Excitement is building at the Alva Regional Airport as plans take shape for participation in the 42nd Annual Air Race Classic in June. Vantage Plane Plastics, located at the airport, is heading up the...

 

Alva woman wins $50,000 in Oklahoma Lottery

On the day the new Shepherd's Travel Stop convenience store opened, visitor Terri Leeper decided to spend $10 on an Oklahoma Lottery ticket. The purchase was tempting because the total lottery value...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    January 12, 2018

Bison Picked Second in GAC Poll

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist opens the season Feb. 2 as the No. 2 team in the Great American Conference, according to the coaches' poll released Wednesday. The Bison received 109 points, including three first-place votes. Southern Arkansas received...

 

Hillcats Rally from Early Deficit, Pull Away Late in 70-55 Win over LCU

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State men's basketball team erased an early 8-0 deficit and pulled away in the second half for a 70-55 victory over Lubbock Christian on Wednesday (Jan. 10) at the Claremore Expo Center. The Chaps (6-10, 2-3...

 

Hillcats Go Cold in 70-38 Loss to No. 5 LCU

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State women's basketball team shot only 22 percent falling short in a 70-38 loss to No. 5 Lubbock Christian on Wednesday (Jan. 10) at the Claremore Expo Center. The Hillcats dropped to 4-10 overall and 0-3 in the...

 

Arkansas Tech picked third in preseason baseball poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech baseball has been picked to finish third in the 2018 Great American Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league office announced Wednesday. The Wonder Boys are coming off a 34-21 record last season, including a...

 

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S....

 

Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history. Seema...

 

GOP senator says lawmakers reach immigration compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of bipartisan senators has reached a deal on legislation to protect younger immigrants brought to the country illegally, two GOP senators said Thursday. One of them, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he shopped the...

 

GOP struggles to woo candidates in states where Trump won

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval...

 

California search crews look for bodies in the ooze

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. Seventeen people were...

 

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