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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. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    February 24, 2017

Reconciliation, not retribution

It could be argued that mankind has an instinctive knowledge of God as demonstrated by the universal religious impulse that is a characteristic part of every culture. This instinctive knowledge of God usually consists of two related ideas: that...

 

Spiritually Speaking

One of the more challenging aspects of teaching “morality and ethics” from a perspective other than “thus sayeth the Lord” (not that the two are mutually exclusive, but rather quite inclusive and complementary) is deciding who gets the...

 

Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh issues agency hiring freeze

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced a hiring freeze effective immediately for the majority of the agency. The action is the first of potentially many changes agency officials plan to un...

 

Tuckers establish lectureship for Northwestern computer science department

Dr. Charles Tucker, long-time dentist in Alva, and his wife, Jane, established the Dr. Charles and Jane Tucker Computer Science Lectureship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. This lectureship...

 

Woods County EMT employees can now practice while on duty

Woods County employees who are licensed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) can now practice while on duty, as approved by the Woods County Board of Commissioners at its Thursday, Feb. 23, meeting, which featured a robust agenda. Commissioners John...

 

New election for Freedom school board

Hearings for two Woods County election protests were held back to back Wednesday afternoon in Alva. District Judge Justin Eilers handed down different verdicts in the cases. The contested vote in the Waynoka school district involved three candidates...

 

LEROY 'LEE' HALEY

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the College Hill Church of Christ with Reverend Jay Tyree officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

LESTER WARREN CORR

Memorial services for Lester Warren Corr will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook-Moore officiating. Interment was prior to the...

 

Sleeplessness

How much sleep do you need? An article in Kiplinger’s by Sandra Block says there is a simple test. “Go to bed around the same time several nights but wake up naturally, with a backup alarm just...

 

Random Thoughts

Country singer Holly Dunn was booked to perform at a hotel in Reno, Nevada, in 1990 when I, along with a colleague of mine from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was in town to attend an academi...

 

Lady Bison Stun No. 9 NSU

TAHLEQUAH – Oklahoma Baptist scored another Top 25 win, knocking off No. 9 Northeastern State Thursday on the road, 5-4. The Lady Bison trailed 2-1 after doubles with Rouxanne Janse van Rensburg and Kim Moosbacher getting the lone win at No. 1,...

 

Masterful Masonry: Storm cruise past Muleriders in 87-69 victory

BETHANY, Okla. — Callee Mason's new career-high 31 points helped Southern Nazarene cruise to a 87-69 victory over Southern Arkansas Thursday night. Mason came off the bench and led the Crimson Storm in scoring with a career-high 31 points on...

 

Golden Suns drop heartbreaker to ECU

ADA, Okla. – Anissa Pounds tallied 14 points, Danielle Frachiseur added 10, and Cheyenne North grabbed 11 rebounds, but the No. 22 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team (20-5, 16-5 Great American Conference) was unable to overcome costly...

 

Golden Suns roll past John Brown in home opener

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – After going undefeated and capturing wins over two regionally ranked teams this past weekend at the MWSU Winter Invitational, the Arkansas Tech women's tennis team (6-0) continued its stellar play in the Sun's home opener...

 

No. 17 Harding Pounds it Inside, Defeats Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – No. 17 Harding scored 17 of the first 19 points in the third quarter, erased a three-point halftime lead and completely controlled the paint in an 84-72 victory over Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday in Great American Conference...

 

Muleriders' 9th inning rally falls short in 8-4 loss at Delta State

CLEVELAND, Miss. – Trailing 8-3 heading into the top of the ninth, the Southern Arkansas baseball team plated a run and threatened to tie the game with the bases loaded and one out, but former conference foe, Delta State staved off the rally to...

 

Kansas turns attention from Big 12 title to national title

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Rush returned to Kansas to have his jersey retired this week, and it so happened that the ceremony coincided with the No. 3 Jayhawks clinching a share of their 13th straight Big 12 title. Afterward, the nine-year NBA...

 

Oklahoma authorities: Officer kills man outside a city hall

FAIRFAX, Okla. (AP) — A man fatally shot by a northeast Oklahoma police chief died Thursday after he allegedly shot his estranged wife to death on the main street of a small town, then went to a city hall building armed with a rifle. The Osage...

 

Former legislator ordered to pay $4.3M in defamation case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma jury has ordered a former state legislator to pay $4.3 million to an insurance company in a defamation case. The defamation charge arose because Wayne Pettigrew, who was a director at First Trinity Financial Corp....

 

Oklahoma health department reports 37 flu deaths in state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma for the current season rose this week by nine. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that 37 people have died and more than 1,400 have been hospitalized due to...

 

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