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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...

 
 By Pastor Drake    Local    January 20, 2023

The bread of life

The things of this world constantly bombard us. Such as political correctness in saying what we can or cannot say or even what is acceptable to do or to say. We are inundated with commercials suggesting what we should buy or not, what is in or out....

 

Pursuing happiness

What makes you happy? Throughout history, humans have endured trial and tribulation to survive and pursue happiness. To the cave dwellers it was bagging the next meal, and as civilization progressed...

 

Random Thoughts

In November of every even-numbered year, the United States experiences something called a “general election” for statewide and national offices. We just recently went through one of those. Now, at...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 17

Team Standings Dilly Dilly – 49 wins, 35 losses Knights of Columbus – 49 wins, 35 losses O'Bar – 47 ½ wins, 36 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 42 ½ wins, 41 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 39 ½ wins, 44 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 39...

 

Eight Northwestern social work students enter the field

Bachelor-level social work students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently began their field practicums at agencies throughout Oklahoma. These eight seniors entered practicum agencies to complete 420 contact hours, demonstrate 31...

 

WCIDA assigns committee officers

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority met for a special meeting last Tuesday to discuss applying for the Rural Business Development Grant through the USDA. The application would be for Richard Burton to acquire equipment to help his...

 

Consulting firm to present their findings for Avard Rail Park site assessment

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meeting's open session was brief on Tuesday. Members Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter and Allan Poe were without the presence of Todd Holder (who was attending another board meeting elsewhere) but were joined by several... Full story

 

Alva's $2.8 million loan among pooled funds is paid off

“For the first time since roughly January 2020, the General Fund has a positive pooled cash balance, which means that all arears to the various funds that totaled $2.8 million dollars have been effectively paid off and accounted for in... Full story

 

8-year-old Lawson Ream chosen for special role at State Capitol

Lawson Ream, 8-year-old Brownie Girl Scout from Alva, Oklahoma, Troop #1217, was a part of the Second Inaugural Address for Gov. Stitt on Jan. 9 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Ream and nine other...

 

Protesters stream to Peru capital demanding president resign

LIMA, Peru (AP) — People poured into Peru's coastal capital, many from remote Andean regions, for a protest Thursday against President Dina Boluarte and in support of her predecessor, whose ouster last month launched deadly unrest and cast the nati...

 

Supreme Court has failed to find leaker of abortion opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday an eight-month investigation that included more than 120 interviews and revealed shortcomings in how sensitive documents are secured has failed to find who leaked a draft of the court's opinion...

 

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, prosecutors announced Thursday, citing a "criminal disregard for...

 

France: Over 1 million march against raising retirement age

PARIS (AP) — At least 1.1 million people protested on the streets of Paris and other French cities Thursday amid nationwide strikes against plans to raise the retirement age — but President Emmanuel Macron insisted he would press ahead with the...

 

Germany pressed on tanks for Ukraine; Kyiv airs frustration

BERLIN (AP) — Germany faced mounting pressure to supply battle tanks to Kyiv and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy aired frustration about not obtaining enough weaponry as Western allies conferred Thursday on how best to support Ukraine...

 

Religious leaders sue to block Missouri's abortion ban

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of religious leaders who support abortion rights filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Missouri's abortion ban, saying lawmakers openly invoked their religious beliefs while drafting the measure and thereby imposed those...

 

By the numbers: President Biden at the two-year mark

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden notches two years in office on Friday. That represents 730 days since his inauguration — and a whole lot of other numbers as well. The story of the first half of Biden's term, at least by the numbers, is a...

 

AP Top 25 Movies, ranking 2022's best: What made the cut?

With hundreds of new movies released each year, many of us depend on the expertise of film critics to help curate our own watching — a thoroughly communal yet deeply personal experience. To honor the supporting role that entertainment journalism...

 

Investigation? Review? Biden faces a messaging dilemma

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Hillary Clinton was running for president, her campaign wanted a gentler way to talk about the criminal investigation into her private email server, so they called it a "security review." Now President Joe Biden's team is usi...

 

AI tools can create new images, but who is the real artist?

NEW YORK (AP) — Countless artists have taken inspiration from "The Starry Night" since Vincent Van Gogh painted the swirling scene in 1889. Now artificial intelligence systems are doing the same, training themselves on a vast collection of...

 

Twinkle, twinkle fading stars: Hiding in our brighter skies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every year, the night sky grows brighter, and the stars look dimmer. A new study that analyzes data from more than 50,000 amateur stargazers finds that artificial lighting is making the night sky about 10% brighter each year....

 

US Treasury buys time for Biden and GOP on debt limit deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government bumped up against its debt limit Thursday, prompting the Treasury Department to take "extraordinary" accounting steps to avoid default — as friction between President Joe Biden and House Republicans raised...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    January 20, 2023

Light overcomes darkness

When I was a young child, I was deathly afraid of the dark. Actually, today I will admit that I do not like dark places, so I guess you could say that I am still somewhat afraid of the dark. When I go into dark places today, I am way more cautious,...

 

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