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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...

 

The love of chocolate

Did the title catch your attention? We see more of this delicacy everywhere we go during this month. We enjoy eating chocolate this month and every other month, if we are honest. I could spend time talking about the benefits and drawbacks of...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    February 12, 2021

What Martin Luther teaches us about Covid

Epidemics, pandemics, plagues and pestilence are nothing new, and have appeared repeatedly throughout history. When the Black Death (bubonic plague) appeared in Europe in the 14th century, 25% of the population was lost. In the 15th century there wer...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 12, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will finish Exodus, reading chapters 22-40. The middle chapters of Exodus tell of Moses receiving the law from God on the mountain. We usually think of the law as the Ten Commandments, but it was so much more. There were laws about...

 

USDA extends general sign-up for Conservation Reserve Program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up period, which had previously been announced as ending on Feb. 12. USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes...

 

Random Thoughts

After a successful ten years as an Indianapolis Colt, punter and place-kick holder Hunter Smith was signed by the Washington Redskins for the 2009 season. The Redskins were hapless that year,...

 

Non-alcoholic beer

Beer choices were once limited to Budweiser, Coors, Miller and Pabst Blue Ribbon. That’s what you found on the shelf at convenience stores 50 years ago. Now we have all sorts of craft beers but...

 

Woods County commissioners proclaim Farm Bureau Week

Ice caused the postponement of the Woods County Commissioners meeting Monday. Instead, the commissioners held a special meeting on Wednesday morning. Chairman Randy McMurphy was absent so John Smiley...

 

NWTC holds sophomore tour event

What do I want to be when I grow up? Area high school sophomores are beginning to think about future career and educational paths and asking themselves this question. Northwest Technology Center...

 

Sheriff's office offers Valentine's Day 'special' for exes

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office is giving people a chance on Valentine's Day weekend to show their former lovers they're still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants. The Nash County Sheriff's Office...

 

Kansas Senate votes to expand private school tax credit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to expand the state's private school tax credit program to apply to all students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The Senate voted 23-14 on Thursday to expand program, which...

 

Feds to double the number of vaccines it sends to Kansas

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is anticipating getting 90,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week, double what the state was receiving just two weeks ago, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday. As of Friday, 9.4% of the state's population had been...

 

Brothers from Kansas, Idaho arrested in Capitol riots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two brothers from Kansas and Idaho were arrested Friday on federal charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said. William Pope, of Topeka, Kansas, and Michael Pope, of Sandpoint, Idaho, were arrested...

 

Deputies: Man proposes using rings stolen from other lover

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and used them to propose to another girlfriend, according to authorities. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said Thursday they have issued an...

 

Bidens view Valentine's Day decorations on White House lawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden has a valentine for the American people: giant pink, white and red hearts bearing calls for "unity," "hope" and "love" installed early Friday on the North Lawn of the White House. "I just wanted some joy,"...

 

Tennessee man leaves $5 million to pet border collie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It won't be a dog's life for a Tennessee canine whose owner recently died. Lulu, an 8-year-old border collie, will be living the good life in Nashville after inheriting $5 million in her owner's will, WTVF-TV reported....

 

Teen's Civil War reenacting chicken found in Alabama

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi teen who lost his Civil War-reenacting pet chicken Peep outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama was reunited with the bird courtesy of a farmer who helped find the fowl. Thomas Ramsey, who founded a...

 

Singer fined by German court for son's stage performance

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian court found a folk singer guilty Friday of violating Germany's strict child labor laws for having his 4-year-old son perform on stage with him during an evening concert. Angelo Kelly, 39, was fined 3000 euros ($3,600) by...

 

The Latest: Senate votes to give Goodman Congress' top honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The Senate has voted to give the Congressional Gold Medal to Eugene Goodman, a Capitol Police officer who led a violent mob...

 

Cuomo administration 'froze' over nursing home data requests

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide told Democratic lawmakers that the administration took months to release data revealing how many people living at nursing homes died of COVID-19 because officials "froze" over worries the...

 

Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson "because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed." "I've seen the messages, tags, comments, and...

 

CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely

The nation's top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, and vaccination of teachers, while important, is not a prerequisite for reopening. The Centers for Diseas...

 

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