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Learning from the past

What might I do after failing persistently for almost 40 years? How might I set out a new pattern for living? In Deuteronomy, the Israelites were about to enter the Promised Land. But they had been there before, 40 years earlier. They had failed to...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 14, 2022

Satan and evil

Last week we looked at the Creation and the Creator beginning in Genesis. This week in Genesis we will look at Adam and Eve and the first encounter with evil, with Satan. Satan, in the form of a serpent, tempts Eve and she fails the test. Then Adam f...

 

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...

 

BOBBY LEE BEAGLEY

Bobby Lee Beagley of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on December 17, 2021. Bob was born on August 22, 1938, in Alva, Oklahoma, the son of Arvel Allan “Jack” Beagley and Cleta W. Knox Beagley. Bob was...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 11

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 51 Wins 29 Losses Dilly Dilly 47 ½ Wins 32 ½ Losses The Bowl Movements 44 Wins 36 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 42 Wins 38 Losses O'Bar 40 ½ Wins 39 ½ Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 38 ½ Wins 41 ½ Losses Next Frame 32...

 

Softball conference preseason poll released

ALVA, Oklahoma – The Northwestern Oklahoma State softball season is a month from first pitches the Rangers will travel to Lubbock to compete in the Lubbock Christian Festival. On Wednesday afternoon the Great American Conference released their...

 

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, Daniel Nathan and Emanuel Lepofsky created the fictional character named Ellery Queen, an amateur detective and mystery writer, in 1929. In 1941, Nathan had the idea of...

 

Patel earns HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week

ALVA, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State University's head coach Vinay Patel has earned the week 9 HoopDirt coach of the week award. This is the fifth time in his coaching career he has earned coach of the week and the second time he has...

 

NWOSU men's basketball schedule updated

ALVA, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State Men's basketball announced a schedule update today on the makeup date from the postponed game against Arkansas-Monticello from originally schedule date on Jan. 1. Northwestern and Arkansas-Monticello...

 

NWOSU sixth in baseball preseason poll

ALVA, Oklahoma – The 2022 baseball season is three weeks away from first pitch before the Rangers play host to Minnesota Crookston. On Tuesday afternoon the conference released their annual coaches preseason poll where the Red-and-Black were...

 

King Solomon's mines

King Solomon was a biblical character known for wealth and knowledge. Throughout history, his mines are believed to be the source of his riches. To the uninitiated, the area appears to be one of...

 

Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series to present Gary Lovini Jan. 18

Gary Lovini will perform in Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Herod Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 as part of the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series. The public is welcome to attend the... Full story

 

Alva Covid cases double since last week

Active Covid-19 case in Alva have more than doubled in the last week, according to the most recent update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). In last week’s report, Alva had 21 active cases. Data released Wednesday, Jan. 12, now... Full story

 

February 2021 was a month of losses, extreme temperatures

Looking back at February 2021, we begin with the tragedy of an early morning fire that claimed the lives of two Waynoka residents and two firefighters. As the month winds down, Alva High basketball...

 

Codays deliver about $15,000 in tornado relief to Kentucky

The Dec. 10 tornado outbreak affected thousands in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. When Tricia and R.L. Coday, and their kids Erica and Taylor, saw the news, they had to do... Full story

 

Bond revoked for businessman accused of killing employee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday revoked the bond of a white local businessman accused of killing a Black man who worked for him after a prosecutor said the businessman was spotted in a bank drive-thru and visited a local Waffle...

 
 By AARON BEARD    Sports    January 14, 2022

Big-name women's basketball programs returning to prominence

Kellie Harper is working to return the Tennessee women's basketball program back to being a title contender and has the Lady Vols closer to their traditionally elite status. She's got company at other big-name programs, too. The Lady Vols are ranked...

 

Parole board chairman resigns over death penalty position

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Chairman Adam Luck, who has consistently voted to spare the lives of death row inmates, announced Friday he is resigning at the request of the governor. Luck wrote in his resignation letter...

 

GOP governors slam COVID limits while setting policy agendas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the omicron variant rages and fills up hospital beds around the country, Republican governors are highlighting their opposition to restrictions that have marked the COVID-19 pandemic even as they seek to move past it...

 

New Texas voting law snags US citizens, mail ballot requests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping new Texas voting law that Republicans muscled through the Legislature last year over dramatic protests is drawing fire again, even before some of the most contentious restrictions and changes kick in ahead of the sta...

 

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