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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 all suffer, but hope for Heaven is powerful

The oldest book of the Bible addresses the singular aspect that all humanity faces, that of suffering. The ancient poem of Job addresses human suffering on a level that few would ever experience. The Book of Job opens with, “There was a man in the...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 18, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

My 40th high school reunion is fast approaching (North Mesquite High, Class of ’79 – “Stomp ‘em Stallions!). As a result, my Facebook account has been flooded with pictures of rapidly aging Texans claiming to be my age. Mind you, some of us...

 

Alva Robotics Team meeting

The Alva Robotics team will hold a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 am. at the Alva Public Library. The team will discuss the theme for 2019, “Off the Grid,” and make plans for the upcoming season. Alumni members who wish to be on this...

 

Northwestern's Campus Cabinet Food Pantry now open for its students, employees

With the start of the spring 2019 semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University comes the official opening of the Campus Cabinet Food Pantry in Shockley Hall, room 108, on the Alva campus on Jan. 16. The pantry will provide non-perishable foods...

 

Northwestern to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Offices at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, and no classes will be held in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and offices will maintain regular office...

 

Middle class

Fortune magazine devoted a 28-page section to “The Shrinking Middle Class.” While most Americans consider themselves to be middle class, it is an elusive formula that decides. If you’ve ever...

 

Letter to the Editor

Veterans not getting their checks was the subject of a story prior to the famous federal “shutdown.” It referred to veterans trying to go to college on the GI bill and their checks were not coming out of Washington, D.C. The story had a quote...

 

Random Thoughts

I remember once when I was in high school one of my teachers asked my classmates and me if television was primarily an entertainment medium or an advertisement medium. I was surprised when she said...

 

Softball ranked 9th on GAC preseason poll

ALVA, Okla.- The Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball team will begin the 2019 season picked No. 9 overall, according to the Great American Conference preseason poll, despite the team only returning two of nine starters from last season....

 

Tuesday Night Bowling standings, week of Jan. 15

Pony Boys: 46 wins, 26 losses Marshall's Old Timers: 44 wins, 28 losses Schuesslers: 44 wins, 28 losses Rollin Good Times: 40 wins, 32 losses Knights of Columbus: 36 ½ wins, 35 ½ losses Ten Pin Old Men: 32 ½ wins, 39 ½ losses O-Bar: 31 wins, 41...

 

University outdoor tennis, basketball courts have new look

While January is not an ideal time for an outdoor tennis match or a pickup game of basketball, students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have refurbished courts to play on when the...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 18, 2019

Harding Tennis Teams Ranked Top Five Regionally

SEARCY – The Harding men's and women's tennis teams will both enter the 2019 season ranked in the top five in the Oracle/ITA Division II Central Region Rankings. Harding's women are No. 4 in the regional rankings, trailing only Central Oklahoma, No...

 

Pot industry officials critical of new emergency rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some in Oklahoma's emerging medical marijuana industry say they were caught off guard by Gov. Mary Fallin's signing of new emergency rules for medical pot in the final days of her term. The rules were developed by the Oklahoma...

 

Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas. Police in Temple, Texas, said Thursday that Oklahoma's medical...

 

Perry school district pays $3.5 million in sexual abuse case

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit accusing an Oklahoma school district of shielding a sexual predator and calling children liars. Court documents show Perry Public Schools admitted liability for the "unwanted...

 

Tulsa County deputy fatally shoots man near Sperry

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says a deputy fatally wounded a man near Sperry, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Tulsa. Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Roebuck says Deputy Mic Bonin went to a home about 10 p.m. Wednesday...

 

Firm: Oklahoma securities agency's computer files breached

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation has been launched after a cybersecurity research team discovered a computer server operated by the Oklahoma agency that protects investors had left millions of files unsecured and open to the public, the agency...

 

Bills to expand Stitt's power filed in Oklahoma Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The new Oklahoma Senate leader is introducing a series of bills to expand the governor's power and give Gov. Kevin Stitt the ability to hire and fire the directors of some of the state's largest agencies. Republican Senate...

 

Furloughed federal workers can seek unemployment benefits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Labor is recommending that federal employees who are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown should apply for unemployment benefits. The department said in a news release Thursday that...

 

Wichita man sentenced for human trafficking operation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to 47.5 years in prison for human trafficking. Prosecutors say Christopher Reed used social media to sell drugs and promote prostitution. His youngest victim was 17. He was...

 

Lawsuit: Student told her skin was 'too dark' to perform

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school's dance team after being told her skin was "too dark" and would clash with the color of...

 

Kansas City man charged in fatal shooting of driver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old Kansas City man is charged with murder in the shooting death of a 71-year-old woman in what police say might have been a case of mistaken identity. Dakkota Siders was charged Wednesday with second-degree...

 

Authorities seeking information on woman missing since 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Lincoln County Sheriff's officers are asking the public for information about a woman who hasn't been seen since Nov. 1, 2017. Authorities say a 39-year-old Glenna Bullard was last seen in...

 

Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that commits Kansas to higher spending on public schools and an expanded Medicaid health insurance program while launching a political fight with top Republican...

 

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