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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...

 

University to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring semester classes at Northwestern Oklahoma State University began Jan. 11; however, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the university will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, and no classes will be held. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan....

 

From ugly to beautiful

I am tired of ugliness. This world we live in has forgotten how to be kind and compassionate. I have seen so much ugliness in how we treat each other. In the name of politics, Covid or toilet paper, we have seen the ugliness of humanity. When men...

 

Alva First Assembly honors Alva, Woods County LEOs last Sunday

Alva's First Assembly of God invited area law enforcement officers, including the Alva chief of police, Woods County sheriff, their officers and their families, to the church's Sunday morning service for special recognition. Interim Pastor Donnetta...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 15, 2021

Let's read the Bible – Week 2

Last week we began our journey through the Bible with the first 26 chapters of Genesis. This coming week we will read the rest of Genesis, chapters 27 through 50. Genesis means the origin, or the beginning of something. “In the Beginning God...

 

After 90 day trial period, Courson will continue as airport manager

After an evaluation in executive session Monday, the Alva Airport Commission voted to continue the employment of Derrick Courson as airport manager. Courson was on a 90-day trial period after being named manager. Mayor Kelly Parker, who is an... Full story

 

Lauderdale selected as Campus Kudos winner

Andrea Lauderdale, student success coordinator and transfer student recruiter at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2020 fall...

 

Northwestern falls in rivalry road matchup

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern traveled to Weatherford Monday, Jan. 11, to face the Bulldogs of Southwestern for the first road game of the season. Unfortunately, the Lady Rangers fell short after a slow start allowed SWOSU to win 93-47. The Lady... Full story

 

Brown and Johnson finish conference opening win with double-doubles

ALVA, Okla. – The Lady Rangers won their Great American Conference opener of the 2020-2021 season Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9, after topping the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist University, 65-56. NWOSU women’s basketball hadn’t started the season 3-0... Full story

 

Random Thoughts

By Charles Dawes’s term as vice president of the United States ended in March 1929. The new president, Herbert Hoover, got along with Dawes much better than had his predecessor, Calvin Coolidge....

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, Jan. 12

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 48 wins, 16 losses Dilly Dilly: 45 wins, 19 losses Knights of Columbus: 38 wins, 26 losses Rollin Good Times: 32 wins, 32 losses Next Frame: 29 wins, 35 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 28 wins, 36 losses O'Bar: 28...

 

Justice Dept. watchdog opens probe of response to riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Friday that it will investigate how the department and its law enforcement agencies prepared for and responded to last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation by the...

 

Amid cacophony since Capitol siege, key officer stays silent

In the week since a mob laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the House has impeached President Donald Trump. Dozens of people have been arrested nationwide over participation in the riots. Politicians and business leaders are loudly condemning the...

 

Fewer Oklahomans seeking to continue unemployment benefits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Oklahomans filing to continue their unemployment benefits continued to decline, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Thursday. The agency reported the four-week moving average of claims to...

 

Federal aid OK'd for more winter storm-struck counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal emergency assistance has been approved for 16 more Oklahoma counties paralyzed for days by the October winter storm, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday. In a statement, Stitt said aid had been approved for Alfalfa, Blaine,...

 

Oklahoma sends National Guard troops to Biden's inauguration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 400 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen are expected to head to Washington, D.C. this week to assist with security during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Oklahoma guard officials announced in a...

 

Oklahoma governor activates National Guard for state Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 75 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are being activated to help protect the state Capitol in case potential protests turn violent, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced on Friday. Stitt activated the troops following a...

 

Virus vaccine shipment change frustrates Oklahoma official

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's deputy health commissioner said Friday that a change in the shipment of the coronavirus vaccines came unexpectedly and has left him frustrated in how to manage distribution of the vaccines, one from Pfizer and one...

 

Wichita woman who stole from elderly man given probation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman who persuaded an elderly man with Alzheimer's disease to make her the beneficiary of nearly all his assets has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to repay the man's family nearly $61,000....

 

Kansas legislators review proposed anti-abortion amendment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents and abortion rights supporters on Friday previewed arguments they'll make to voters if lawmakers put a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. House and Senate committees...

 

University withdraws directive muting Kansas student paper

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The president of Haskell Indian Nations University has walked back a directive instructing the school's student newspaper editor not to contact any government agency for information while representing the newspaper or...

 

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches and left a stain on...

 

Police ID man arrested in fatal Wichita restaurant shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating a shooting outside a restaurant that left one man dead and say detectives have arrested a 26-year-old man with a long criminal history. The shooting was reported around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in...

 

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