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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...

 

As iron sharpens iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17). Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid (Proverbs 12:1). Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18)....

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    March 5, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Leviticus is next on the list for us to read this week. Leviticus, written by Moses, is part of the law given to him on Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments. The first few chapters give details about how sacrifices were to be made, what they were to b...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 5, 2021

Social Security

Social security is a subject that always ends with thoughts about when it will run out. That time has come. Starting this year, the costs will exceed the income. It’s a fairly simple program of...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 5, 2021

Random Thoughts

While Sheb Wooley was carving out a successful acting career in the 1950s and 1960s, he was also actively working in the music business, writing and recording numerous songs. His biggest hit was a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2021

Lt. Gov. Turkey Hunt set for April 14-16 in Alva

Like many other events, the annual Lt. Governor’s Invitational Turkey Hunt in Alva was canceled last year. This year the event is scheduled for April 14-16. Executive Director Neal Williams of the...

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    March 5, 2021

Oklahoma health officials look to refine pandemic death reporting

The late-2020 surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths left many of the state’s tracking systems behind as providers responsible for updating reports concentrated on providing patient care ahead of filling out reports. It was...

 

18th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show March 7-26 in J.W. Martin Library

The 18th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society Art Show will take place March 7-26 in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus and will be open during the library's regular busin...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, March 2

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 61 ½ wins, 30 ½ losses Dilly Dilly: 60 wins, 32 losses Knights of Columbus: 58 wins, 34 losses Rollin Good Times: 48 wins, 44 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 46 wins, 46 losses Next Frame: 44 ½ wins, 47 ½ losses...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 5, 2021

Foster named Alva High School head football coach

Wednesday afternoon, Dave Foster of Dodge City was named the new football coach for Alva High School. Foster is in his 25th year as a head coach. He has been head coach of Dodge City's Red Demons for...

 

Next phase of vaccinations in Oklahoma to begin on Monday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will open its next phase of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting next week, deputy state health commissioner Keith Reed said Friday, including those in prisons and at homeless shelters. "Starting...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 5, 2021

Alva Goldbugs take out Cascia Hall 52-46

By the time basketball teams reach the area tournament, every game is a tough one. The Alva Goldbugs showed they were up to the challenge Thursday afternoon, knocking off the Cascia Hall Commandos...

 

Motorcyclist dies in crash during police chase in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old Wichita man died Friday when his motorcycle crashed during a police pursuit, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said. He was identified Friday afternoon as Timothy A. Tatum, of Wichita. A deputy tried to stop...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 5, 2021

Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer signals he'll make 2022 governor bid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer signaled Friday that he'll make a comeback bid in 2022 by bringing a granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower onto his team for the Kansas governor's race. Colyer stopped short of formally...

 

Report: 15% of Kansas residents have gotten COVID-19 vaccine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Slightly more than 15% of Kansas residents have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the state's white residents getting the shots at higher rates, according to health department data released Friday....

 

Remains of Kansas priest who died in Korean War identified

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Kansas priest who is being considered for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church for his ministry during the Korean War have been identified, U.S. military officials said. The Rev. Emil Kapaun, of Pilsen,...

 

Fire destroys Kansas church building; sanctuary saved

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters in suburban Kansas City are investigating a fire that destroyed part of the First Baptist Church in Mission, Kansas, but spared the long-standing church's sanctuary. Firefighters were called to the church around...

 

Woman impaled by tree limb has 7 broken ribs, husband says

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine passenger who was impaled when a falling pine tree struck the vehicle she was riding in suffered seven broken ribs, but she's getting better day by day, her husband said Friday. Theresa Roy, 79, has a long recovery...

 

Dem split on jobless benefits slows relief bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set aside one battle over boosting the minimum wage but promptly descended into another internal fight Friday as the party haltingly tried moving its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate. Hours after...

 

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the February jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's job market delivered a burst of strength in February. It lifted hopes that the rollout of viral vaccines, the distribution of federal aid and the increasing willingness and ability of consumers to go out and spend will...

 

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the...

 

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring accelerated more quickly than expected last month, evidence that a year after the pandemic took hold, the economy is strengthening as virus cases drop and vaccinations ramp up. A government report Friday showed that...

 

Reporter faces trial in case seen as attack on press rights

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa journalist faces trial Monday on charges stemming from her coverage of a protest against racial injustice, a case that prosecutors have pursued despite international condemnation from free press advocates who say she...

 

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