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Church Calendar

AAlva 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 9...

 
 By John Clapp    Local    February 7, 2020

How we suffer

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...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Consider the source

I’m not sure my students (or the average Christian, for that matter) understand the importance of the question “Is it inspired?” If it sounds right, if it seems to be in agreement with the rest...

 

Alva Public Library still tracking book fines

The Alva Public Library will track book fines and other revenues separately for another month. The January tracking showed $35.50 collected in fines, $56.50 for copies and $7 for faxes. Other revenue totaled $39 for inter-library loans, book...

 

Fabric becomes art at Graceful Arts Gallery

Quilting has evolved from a way to use up scraps of cloth into a celebration of artistic expression. This month the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is featuring "Fabrics of the Heartland." The Scrap...

 

Robotics team first meeting to be Feb. 8

Alva Robotics will have their first meeting of the year 2020 on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Alva Public Library in the Share Room upstairs. Topics for the meeting will include discussion about the new game, the team’s new equipment and...

 

Genealogy society February program

Dr. Eric Schmaltz, professor of history and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva will present, “Those Other German Records: Germans from Russia in Oklahoma and Family History Research.” The...

 

Northwestern Visual Arts to offer Abstract Art Workshop by Artist-In-Residence Yelena Martynovskaya

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's visual arts program will present a free abstract art workshop open to the public in Jesse Dunn Annex, room 324, on the Alva campus on Feb. 12. The workshop...

 

Oklahoma's 2019 Teacher of the Year to speak at Northwestern 'Why Serve' event

Oklahoma's 2019 Teacher of the Year will be on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus Feb. 19 to speak at "Why Serve," an event to highlight the importance of service through teaching...

 

Accepting decline

An article in The Week Magazine states evidence that shows the decline in skills and professional achievement that accompany advancing age. Being aware of the very great possibility may help you plan...

 

Random Thoughts: He took fruit to Oregon – Part 1

In the 1830s and 1840s many Americans looking for good farmland set their sights on the Oregon Country. This region – referred to today as the Pacific Northwest – included roughly the future...

 

N.W.O.S.U. signs Todd Ruwaldt for football

Wednesday Morning Alva Senior, Todd Ruwaldt, signed his letter of intent to Northwestern Oklahoma State University for football....

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for Jan. 21

Dilly Dilly 56 ½ wins 35 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers 51 wins 41 losses Knights of Columbus 47 wins 45 losses Rollin Good Times 46 wins 46 losses Ms Deb's Hairstyling 43 ½ wins 48 ½ losses O'Bar 42 wins 50 losses Next Frame 42 wins 50 losses...

 

Alva Ladybugs dominate at Tonkawa, 64-35

The Alva Ladybugs had no difficulty dominating Tuesday night's road game at Tonkawa. The Ladybugs defeated the Lady Buccaneers 64-35. The score would have been even more lopsided if Alva hadn't...

 

LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

Anthony Davis is LeBron James' teammate in Los Angeles, and they'll be teammates at the All-Star Game in Chicago as well. James took his fellow Lakers All-Star with the No. 1 overall pick of the Feb. 16 game's draft on Thursday, as he matched wits...

 

OU looks to knock off No. 13 WVU

No. 13 West Virginia (18-4, 6-3) vs. Oklahoma (14-8, 4-5) Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 West Virginia looks to give Oklahoma its fifth straight loss to ranked opponents. Oklahoma's last win vs a ranked...

 

Thunder face the Pistons on 3-game win streak

Detroit Pistons (19-34, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (31-20, sixth in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City will try to build upon its three-game win streak with a victory...

 

Company tied to deadly Houston blast files for bankruptcy

HOUSTON (AP) — A company filed for bankruptcy Thursday in the wake of a massive explosion at one of its warehouses in Houston that killed two workers, injured 20 more and damaged hundreds of buildings. Watson Grinding and Manufacturing said it file...

 

Remains of Kansas man killed in Pearl Harbor identified

SOUTH HAVEN, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Kansas man who was killed 78 years ago when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor have been identified. U.S. Navy Fireman First Class Rex Wise will be buried in April near his home in South Haven, near the...

 

5 guards injured at Hutchinson Correctional Facility

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Hutchinson Correctional Facility is on lockdown after five correctional officers were injured during a disturbance, state prison officials announced Thursday. Visitations to the prison's central unit have been canceled...

 

Wichita woman convicted of beheading ex-boyfriend's mother

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the decapitation death of her ex-boyfriend's mother, whose head she left in the kitchen sink. Prosecutors said Rachael Hilyard cut off the head of 63-year-old...

 

Kansas lawmaker pursues bill on transgender youth in sports

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A conservative legislator in Kansas is pursuing a proposal to prevent transgender high school and middle school students from playing on sports teams aligned with their gender identities, and LGBTQ rights advocates are trying...

 

Kansas fight over abortion has debate turned 'on its head'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators considering a proposed amendment to the state constitution on abortion are raising the spectre of women being forced back into going to unsafe and unclean "back alley" clinics if their measure does not pass. B...

 

Kansas case spurs House panel inquiry on judicial harassment

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday questioned the adequacy of the protections against workplace harassment and misconduct in the judicial branch after a federal judge in Kansas was publicly reprimanded for sexually...

 

Snowfall blankets Texas, Oklahoma; Deep South to see storms

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A powerful winter storm in the central United States dropped snow as far south as El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday while areas of the Deep South had severe weather through the night, including tornadoes and torrential rains....

 

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