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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.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...

 

A gift from God

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23). I'll have to admit I love gifts from God. God is Provider; He loves us and always takes care...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    January 13, 2023

Conflict resolution

Most of us have had that neighbor, co-worker, or relative that we just can’t seem to get along with, no matter how hard we try. Maybe they have done something that you are unwilling to forgive them for. Whatever they try to do, to reconcile the...

 

Morse code

“Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America, and all the ships at sea.” These words were spoken by Walter Winchell at the beginning of each radio and later television news broadcast from 1930 to the late ...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    January 13, 2023

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

I think God doesn’t give you answers to your prayers sometimes to show you that his answers that he reveals later are so much better. Last week I had decided that I had to write about the farm this week. What direction I was going to take was...

 

Random Thoughts

Recently, Americans witnessed one of the most contentious (and interesting) elections for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in American history. Ultimately, after 15 rounds of voting, the...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 10

Team Standings Dilly Dilly – 48 wins, 32 losses Knights of Columbus – 48 wins, 32 losses O'Bar – 44½ wins, 35½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 41½ wins, 38½ losses The Bowl Movements – 39½ wins, 40½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 36...

 

Alva Middle School Students of the Month for October

The teachers at Alva Middle School have selected Haleigh Richardson and Keaton Adair, eighth grade; Zoe Hall and Jacson Cummings, seventh grade; and Harper Williams and Cord Heaton, sixth grade, as...

 

Northwestern track and field opens season today

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Track & Field will travel to six indoor track meets this spring, before getting set for NCAA qualifiers. Following the conclusion of the indoor season the Rangers will then travel to seven outdoor meets...

 

Northwestern to hold dedication ceremony for Cunningham Hall, formerly South Hall

Northwestern officials have announced a dedication ceremony open to the public on Jan. 20 to rename the female residence hall South Hall to Cunningham Hall. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in... Full story

 

Parsons earns GAC Player of Week

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State split its week with a last-second loss to Southern Arkansas before turning around and beating Arkansas-Monticello Saturday afternoon 82-74. Parsons started both games for the Rangers finishing with game...

 

Airport manager reports finding cracks in runway

As people arrived for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night, we saw Dale Logsdon, chairman of the commission, assisting a pilot in starting his small plane. Logsdon had a handy battery-powered jumpstart kit to get the pilot on his way.... Full story

 

Big 12 hasn't had top-to-bottom start like this in a decade

From top to bottom, the Big 12 hasn't started conference play like this in a decade. No. 11 Kansas State has already surpassed last season's overall win total and made an impressive Top 25 poll debut this week after being picked to finish last in...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Local    January 13, 2023

Oklahoma executes man who killed elderly couple in 2003

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed a man Thursday who was convicted of killing an elderly couple and committing other crimes 20 years ago before authorities caught up to him in Texas after a manhunt. Scott James Eizember, 62, received a leth...

 

Fight over Kansas budget surplus: How much gets socked away?

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature are headed toward big fights over spending on special education programs, pay raises for government workers and how much the cash-flush state should...

 

'Dangerous' Alabama tornado slams buildings, uproots trees

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A giant, swirling storm system billowing across the South spurred a tornado on Thursday that shredded the walls of homes, toppled roofs and uprooted trees in Selma, Alabama, a city etched in the history of the civil rights moveme...

 

Lisa Marie Presley hospitalized, mother Priscilla says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley — the only child of Elvis Presley and a singer herself — was hospitalized Thursday, her mother said in a statement. "My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best...

 

US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown

U.S. air travel returned mostly to normal Thursday, a day after a computer system that sends safety information to pilots broke down and grounded traffic from coast to coast. By midafternoon on the East Coast, about 150 flights had been canceled and...

 

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an unsecured office in Washington...

 

Missing boy's mom: 'I could feel his fingers slipping' away

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsy Doan didn't think the water flowing over the creek crossing on San Marcos Road was deeper than normal when she tried navigating it in her SUV while driving her 5-year-old son to school. But the creek, swollen with rain...

 

Bank to pay $31M redlining settlement, DOJ's largest ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department accused Los Angeles-based City National Bank on Thursday of discrimination by refusing to underwrite mortgages in predominately Black and Latino communities, requiring the bank to pay more than $31 million in...

 

US kindergarten vaccination rate dropped again, data shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Vaccination rates for U.S. kindergarteners dropped again last year, and federal officials are starting a new campaign to try to bring them up. Usually, 94% to 95% of kindergarteners are vaccinated against measles, tetanus and...

 

2022 was fifth or sixth warmest on record as Earth heats up

DENVER (AP) — Earth's fever persisted last year, not quite spiking to a record high but still in the top five or six warmest on record, government agencies reported Thursday. But expect record-shattering hot years soon, likely in the next couple... Full story

 

US spies lag rivals in seizing on data hiding in plain sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms began to go off globally about a novel coronavirus spreading in China, officials in Washington turned to the intelligence agencies for insights about the threat the virus posed to America. But the most useful early...

 

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