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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...

 

Ashes for everyone

About this time last year I was preparing for an Ash Wednesday service and trying to teach my then 6-year-old son about that day on the church calendar. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of preparation before Easter. On that day, many...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 5, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will go back to the Old Testament and read the first 21 chapters of Exodus. At the end of Genesis Jacob and his sons were reunited with Joseph in Egypt. Jacob and his sons came to Egypt during a famine in search of grain and offered them...

 

Voter registration deadline is March 12

Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Municipal General Elections in Alva, Waynoka and Freedom, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said. Koehn said that people who...

 

Art show entry deadline Feb. 24

The entry deadline for forms to be submitted for the 18th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library on March 7-26 will be here soon. Forms should be submitted no later than Feb. 24. Artwork... Full story

 

Northwestern's virtual Spring Showcase set for Feb. 27

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual Spring Showcase will be completely virtual on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. on Northwestern’s YouTube channel. To attend Virtual Spring Showcase, there are two easy steps. A student must register...

 
 By Keith Reed    Local    February 5, 2021

Oklahoma making steady progress in vaccine distribution

In a time of uncertainty and frustration, I want to reassure you that Oklahoma is making good progress in distributing Covid-19 vaccine to those who need it most. While we remain hopeful in this progress, let me be clear about one thing – it is... Full story

 

Random Thoughts

After a successful decade as a punter and holder for place kickers for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL), Hunter Smith was traded in 2009 to the Washington Redskins. When...

 

Great Britain

If you follow international news, you know that Great Britain has been planning to leave the European Union since 2016. Brexit, as it came to be called, finally took place on Dec. 31 last year. Great...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, Feb. 2

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 53 wins, 23 losses Dilly Dilly: 52 wins, 24 losses Knights of Columbus: 46 wins, 30 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 39 wins, 37 losses Rollin Good Times: 38 wins, 38 losses Next Frame: 37 wins, 39 losses O'Bar: 31...

 

Alva Goldbugs win 55-32 over Tonkawa

After losing a string of four games, the Alva Goldbugs won on Senior Night against the Tonkawa Buccaneers 55-32. The Bucs are struggling and came into the game with a 1-8 record while Alva was 9-9. Th... Full story

 

Oklahoma confirms first known case of Brazilian variant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma in a woman with a history of out-of-state travel, state health officials said Friday. State epidemiologist Jared Taylor says the Brazil P.1 variant was...

 

Oklahoma City Police: Officer fatally shoots armed man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say an officer fatally shot a man who opened fire on officers as they investigated a report of an armed person who had a mental illness. The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. Thursday. Police had...

 

Earthquakes, including one 4.2 magnitude, in north Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Several earthquakes, including one of magnitude 4.2, one 3.7 magnitude and one 3.5 magnitude, were recorded Friday in northern Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The quakes were recorded southeast of Enid, about 95...

 

Oklahoma tribe allowed to intervene in Arkansas casino suit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court is allowing an Oklahoma-based tribe to intervene in a lawsuit by a Mississippi company over a casino license in Pope County. The court on Thursday overturned a prior ruling by Circuit Judge Tim...

 

Virus outbreaks stoke tensions in some state capitols

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After only their first few weeks of work, tensions already are high among lawmakers meeting in-person at some state capitols — not because of testy debates over taxes, guns or abortion, but because of a disregard for... Full story

 

Kansas to give COVID-19 shots to inmates despite GOP protest

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration plans to begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to Kansas prison inmates next week, ignoring a call from the Republican-controlled Legislature to postpone their inoculations so that other...

 

Kansas governor, spouse victims of bogus unemployment claims

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday that both she and her husband had fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits filed in their names with the state. The Democratic governor's disclosure to reporters came amid an increasingly i...

 

Kansas Sen. Marshall receives seat on Agriculture Committee

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Roger Marshall has received the Senate Agriculture Committee seat that he told Kansas voters he would get if they elected him. The freshman senator also received seats on the Senate's energy, small business and...

 

Holton man sentenced for fatally shooting father in 2018

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A Holton man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for the shooting death of his father in 2018. Derrick Bohnenkemper, 50, was sentenced Friday for the killing of Gaylen Bohnenkemper, 73, at the family's home, WIBW...

 

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