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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...

 

How the Biden administration could influence criminal justice in Oklahoma

Three weeks before he was named the Democratic nominee for president, Joe Biden released a comprehensive criminal justice reform plan. The President-elect proposes abolishing the federal death...

 

Northwestern's 2020 commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 6

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 6, in Percefull Fieldhouse. The 2020 spring and summer graduates will be honored at 1 p.m., and the 2020 fall graduates will be honored at 3:30 p.m. Dr....

 

LANDIS TREKELL

Landis Trekell, age 85, of New Boston, Texas, passed away on December 1, 2020, at Wadley Hospital in Texarkana, Texas, after a 22-day stay in ICU battling Covid-19. A memorial service was held in...

 

Great lakes

In 1959 we drove the “Family Truckster” to Evanston, Illinois, to visit Great Aunt Daisy. She lived on the shore of Lake Michigan, just a few blocks from Northwestern University. It was a big deal...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    December 4, 2020

Northwestern tabbed sixth in the GAC Western Division

Russellville, Ark. – The Great American Conference released their preseason coaches' poll this morning for women's basketball, with the Lady Rangers tabbed for sixth place in the Western Division. The preseason poll is voted on by the 12 head coach...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    December 4, 2020

Rangers picked to finish tied for fourth in GAC Western Division

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference coaches have predicted a fourth-place tie for Northwestern Oklahoma State Men's Basketball team in 2020-21, with the preseason poll announced on Tuesday. Southeastern Oklahoma State is the preseaso...

 

Career night for Randall carries Tigers to comeback win over Washburn

HAYS, Kansas – After having the start of their season delayed by over a week due to COVID, the Fort Hays State women's basketball team made their season opener a game to remember. The Tigers closed on a 16-4 run including ten unanswered over the...

 

What if?

What if there had been no “China Virus?” What if this wasn’t an election year? What if we would have had to show up in person to vote rather than the “mail-in ballot debacle?” What if there wasn’t a war between the left and the right?...

 

Random Thoughts

The family into which Charles Dawes was born in 1865 had been successful in the fields of politics, business and military service for generations. Charles and his siblings would carry on those...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings as of Dec. 1

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 40 wins, 8 losses Dilly Dilly: 30 wins, 18 losses Knights of Columbus: 26 wins, 22 losses Rollin Good Times: 25 wins, 23 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 22 wins, 26 losses O'Bar: 21 wins, 27 losses Next Frame: 17...

 

Ladybugs win opener against Chisholm 72-70

The Alva Ladybugs opened their basketball schedule with a victory over the Chisholm Lady Longhorns at home Tuesday night. Alva led for most of the game, widening the margin to double digits, but...

 

Goldbugs lose 57-38 to Chisholm

After the football season, the Alva Goldbugs had little time to prepare for basketball. Coach Shane Feely said several scrimmages were canceled due to Covid at other schools so Alva had only one...

 

Woman facing murder counts for Oklahoma crash that killed 4

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A woman has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder for a wrong-way crash that killed a family of four in October in central Oklahoma. Charges were filed Thursday against 33-year-old Ashley Louise Ricks, of...

 

Judge: Norman City Council illegally cut police budget

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled in favor of a police union that sued the Norman City Council for cutting the police budget amid calls from protesters to "defund the police" after the May death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Carter...

 

Funding provides continued free virus testing in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is providing $5.8 million to continue free coronavirus testing through the end of the year. "As we enter the holiday season, we have been running an unprecedented number of COVID-19...

 

Kansas puts vaccine priority on grocery, meatpacking workers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas considers meatpacking plant workers and grocery store employees essential workers, putting them just behind health care workers and nursing home residents for coronavirus vaccines, Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday. The...

 

States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States faced a deadline on Friday to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to...

 

Kansas man's obit criticizes those who won't wear masks

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — He was born as America was recovering from the Great Depression and about to enter World War II — periods of national sacrifice his son would recall decades later in an obituary lamenting his death from COVID-19 even as...

 

Coach when Kansas football player died fired in Missouri

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Southern State has dismissed coach Jeff Sims, who was coach at Garden City (Kansas) Community College in 2018 when a 19-year-old football player died of heat stroke. Athletic director Jared Bruggeman announced Sims'...

 

Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays. Doug Henning wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell's character wore in "Elf" while...

 

Sheriff's Christmas tree 'thugshots' rub some the wrong way

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Officials from an Alabama sheriff's department are being criticized for displaying a photo of a Christmas tree adorned with what they called "thugshots" of people who have been arrested. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office used...

 

Wayward wallaroo rescued from river after chase in Illinois

PERU, Ill. (AP) — Police in Peru, Illinois, are no strangers to chases — unless what they're after hops away on two legs. Officers in the city about 95 miles (152 kilometers) southwest of Chicago were joined Wednesday afternoon by firefighters an...

 

'This is the worst year': Black vultures harass Pa. homes

MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) — Flocks of black vultures are roosting on roofs and in trees in one Pennsylvania town, causing damage to homes and property and generally harassing residents. The birds, which can have wingspans up to 5 feet (1.5 meters), are...

 

California monolith pops up after finds in Utah, Romania

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California. After...

 

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