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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... Full story

 

Overcome Evil with Good

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:21 (NIV) This quote comes at the end of Romans chapter 12 where Paul is instructing the young church in Rome about how to interact with an often hostile outside world. He...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 4, 2022

Let's study the Bible

Moses was revered by the Jewish nation during Jesus’ lifetime. He was remembered as a great leader and as the man who brought the Old Testament law, or Law of Moses from Mt. Sinai to the people. He led the 12 tribes of Israel out of bondage in...

 

Music

“Remember what the door mouse said: 'Feed your head'.” These lyrics from Jefferson Airplane in 1967 didn’t refer to brain health but, according to a supplement from Smithsonian Magazine, some...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, Ed Barreto was 60 years old when he played briefly in a football game for Ashland University in 1997. At that time, he was the oldest person ever to play in such an athletic...

 

Private sector can lead us towards better health outcomes, access; let's get government out of the way

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But what if it is broken? How long would a rancher leave miles of fence blown over, exposing cattle to roaming across a highway or onto another person’s property? How long would an investor allow a small...

 

Ranger baseball opening weekend schedule change

ALVA, Okla. – The opening weekend for the 2022 baseball season will have some adjustments made due to the forecast weather in the Alva area. The original series that was scheduled for Friday through Sunday will be pushed back one day. The opening...

 

Garner named to Don Hansen 2021 All-America Team

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Football's Gavin Garner received 2021 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America honors Monday. The Ranger wide receiver was named to the honorable mention team as a WR. The Don Hansen team carries out the...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, Feb. 1

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 60 Wins 32 Losses The Bowl Movements 58 Wins 34 Losses Dilly Dilly 53 ½ Wins 38 ½ Losses Rollin GoodTimes 46 Wins 46 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 44 ½ Wins 47 ½ Losses O'Bar 43 ½ Wins 48 ½ Losses Next Frame 38...

 

Northwestern set for Hall of Fame Saturday

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern will be inducting five former standout Rangers into the Hall of Fame Class. This will be the 30th Hall of Fame Class induction Northwestern will have. The induction ceremony banquet will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2...

 

Rangers win fifth straight game Monday

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball team won their fifth straight game Monday night completing the season sweep over Arkansas Monticello 71-55. Northwestern used a 9-0 run in the second half to answer a Monticello 7-0 to...

 

$500 scholarship to Northwestern available to those who attend Spring Showcase

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to the Spring Showcase event Saturday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Student Center in Alva. Students interested in transferring to Northwestern’s Alva campus, as well as any high school juniors...

 

Free virtual addiction support program helps families during most recent Covid-19 surge

TULSA, Okla. — Isolation and stress caused from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic can lead many to turn to drugs to cope. According to the Center for Disease Control, Oklahoma has seen a 20 percent rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic....

 

Alva Arena Authority receives update on funding

The Alva Arena Authority met Tuesday for an update on the project to build an arena and exhibition hall east of Alva. Gregg Glass presided over the meeting with members Dr. Janet Cunningham, Darrel Kline, Jim Hood, Daren Slater and Todd Holder... Full story

 

Share Convalescent Center buying updated wheelchair van

For this fiscal year, the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) budget included up to three wheelchair accessible vans, one each for the hospital, the nursing home and the Homestead retirement center. The number of vans actually purchased was contingent on... Full story

 

Woods County Covid-19 numbers still rising

While active cases of Covid-19 are decreasing in Oklahoma, the numbers are still rising in most Woods County cities and town. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports 76,107 active... Full story

 

CAROLE GROVER

Funeral services for Carole Grover, 84, are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

Child dies after car strikes him while sledding in Oklahoma

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while sledding in Broken Arrow. Police in the Tulsa suburb said the boy, whose name was not released, was sledding Thursday afternoon when he went...

 

FBI reviewing in-custody death of restrained Kansas teenager

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The FBI is reviewing the death of a Black teenager who was restrained for more than 30 minutes at a Kansas juvenile detention center, a county official said Friday. Sedgwick County Commission Chairman David Dennis said he was...

 

Kansas Supreme Court upholds conviction in triple killing

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a Topeka man's conviction in the shooting deaths of three people in Lawrence n 2017. Anthony L. Roberts Jr., was convicted on June 25, 2019 in the deaths, which occurred after a fight...

 

Kansas provides $2M for electric vehicle charging stations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has awarded $2 million in grants to the operators of travel centers on Interstate 70 and the Kansas Turnpike to install charging stations for electric vehicles. The state Department of Transportation announced grants...

 

Storm leaves more than foot of snow in parts of Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter storm that has moved across the country this week left more than a foot of snow in parts of northeastern Missouri, shutting downs schools and services and snarling traffic in both Kansas and Missouri. Hannibal,...

 

Lucky dog: Colorado deputy rescues pup from burning SUV

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy is being praised for smashing the windows of a burning SUV and rescuing a frightened dog in a neighborhood south of Denver. Douglas County Deputy Michael Gregorek's body camera video from Jan. 22, which...

 

Waffle House shooter found guilty on 4 counts of murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House in 2018 was found guilty on four counts of first-degree murder Friday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. Travis Reinking, 33, did not dispute the...

 

Parents: Amir Locke 'executed'; mayor halts no-knock entries

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis mayor imposed a moratorium on no-knock warrants Friday, two days after a SWAT team entered a downtown apartment and killed Amir Locke, a Black man who his parents said was "executed" after he was startled from a...

 

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