Articles from the February 10, 2023 edition

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Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God with Pastor Sheryl White Sunday: At 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will meet, with morning worship starting at 10:30. In the evening, the youth group will meet at 5 p.m. This is for students in grades 6-12. At 6:30 p.m. Children's...

 

Don't be ruthless

This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. This is a day when we show love to those around us in various ways. Love is something that should be a part of everyday life. Is it part of your everyday lif...

 

Let's go for a walk

Going for a walk in the cool of the day is a very relaxing exercise that is beneficial in so many ways. It gets our heart rate up and running for a certain length of time, which helps our cardiovascular system become healthier. If we have a partner...

 

December AMS Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle School have selected Kayla Maier and Jakobi Rose, eighth grade; Kalyn Berry and Christian Callahan, seventh grade; and Elliana Reames and Raiden Dooley, sixth grade, as...

 

Overtalking

“You talk too much, you worry me to death” – Joe Jones, 1960. An article by Dan Lyons in Time Magazine asks, “Do you know any overtalkers?” Honestly, aren’t we all guilty of that at one...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 10, 2023

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

This Saturday morning Laverne is having a community wide prayer service to ask our Lord and Savior to make it rain. I don’t know how dry we are. I know we are drier than the dirty '30s and when it was so dry in the 1950s. I know wheat pastures are...

 

Random Thoughts

This is a story about a guy named Matt Williams. While numerous people have that name, this particular Matt Williams played football for Texas Tech University a few years ago. Matt was born and raised...

 

Five races will be on City of Alva ballot

The City of Alva has seven offices open for election this spring, and five of them will be contested with two or more candidates filing. The two offices drawing only one candidate filing are City Clerk with incumbent Melody Theademan filing and... Full story

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Feb. 7

Team Standings O'Bar – 5 ½ wins, 37 ½ losses Knights of Columbus – 56 wins, 40 losses Dilly Dilly – 54 losses, 42 wins Rollin GoodTimes – 48 ½ wins, 47 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 44 ½ wins, 51 ½ losses Holy Bowlers – 38 wins, 46...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Feb. 7

Team Standings O'Bar – 5 ½ wins, 37 ½ losses Knights of Columbus – 56 wins, 40 losses Dilly Dilly – 54 losses, 42 wins Rollin GoodTimes – 48 ½ wins, 47 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 44 ½ wins, 51 ½ losses Holy Bowlers – 38 wins, 46...

 

Ladybugs defeat Woodward 61-39

There was some unplanned excitement during the Alva Ladybug game Tuesday night. Toward the end of the first quarter play between Alva and Woodward, the fire alarm sounded. People were filing out and... Full story

 

Alva Goldbugs top Woodward 78-52

It was Senior Night Tuesday at the Alva High School basketball game against Woodward. With ten seniors on the team, Coach Shane Feely chose to start five of them. With the change in configuration,... Full story

 

Native Americans renew protests of Kansas City Chiefs mascot

PHOENIX (AP) — A coalition of Native American groups who have lobbied the Kansas City Chiefs to abandon their mascot, logo and the fan-driven "tomahawk chop" said Thursday the team's return to the Super Bowl has emboldened them more than ever....

 

Firm: Faulty weld, pressure on pipe led to Kansas oil spill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A faulty weld at a bend in an oil pipeline contributed to a spill that dumped nearly 13,000 bathtubs' worth of crude oil into a northeastern Kansas creek, the pipeline's operator said Thursday, estimating the cost of cleaning...

 

Monterey's missing 'Dennis the Menace' statue found in lake

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Dennis the Menace has been found. A statue of the comic strip character that was stolen from a park in Monterey, California, last summer was found submerged in a nearby lake. "Today is a happy day!" Monterey County Sheriff...

 

Debit card left during Florida robbery leads to arrest

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Crime might not pay, but authorities say a criminal tried to. Authorities arrested a Florida man who they said broke into a convenience store and took a few items, although he left his debit card behind. In a video Flagler...

 

Officer drew gun as he approached Tyre Nichols, report finds

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — One of three Memphis Police officers who initially detained Tyre Nichols last month has admitted he did not witness the alleged reckless driving that was the justification for pulling over Nichols but still approached his car...

 

Rihanna promises a 'jam-packed' Super Bowl halftime show

PHOENIX (AP) — Rihanna is putting in the work ahead of her Super Bowl halftime show, focusing so hard on what she promises will be "a jam-packed show" that her upcoming birthday and Valentine's Day almost slipped her mind. "The setlist was the bigg...

 

Rioter who menaced officer with Confederate flag gets prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delaware man who threatened a Black police officer with a pole attached to a Confederate battle flag as he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison. Kevin Seefried, 53, tearfully apologized...

 

Liquor before beer: Spirits beat brews in new market data

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Producers of spirits have new bragging rights in the age-old whiskey vs. beer barroom debate. New figures show that spirits surpassed beer for U.S. market-share supremacy, based on supplier revenues, a spirit industry group...

 

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