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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...

 

Lent – a season of giving

As we look forward to Easter this next month, we find ourselves in the church season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not including the Sundays); a time that we remember the suffering that Jesus our Savior did in our place on the cross;...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    March 18, 2022

Let's study the Bible

There are many, many prophecies in the Old Testament about Jesus, the Messiah. There were promises of blessings to Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac in Genesis. There are many more that are more specific in other places. Isaiah 7:14 “The virgin will...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 18, 2022

Rangers' five-run eighth inning leads to win Tuesday

ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers played a midweek non-conference baseball game Tuesday afternoon winning in comeback fashion. Northwestern used a five run eighth inning to take the lead after the game saw five lead changes. Blake Hoffman hit a 3-run home...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 18, 2022

Northwestern baseball falls to Southeastern

Durant, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State dropped their weekend series to Southeastern Oklahoma State after falling in both games of the doubleheader – losing 11-1 in the first game and 7-3 in the second game, following fast starts from...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 18, 2022

Chambers finds winning combo

ALVA, Okla. – Samantha Chambers has always considered herself an all-around cowgirl, but she didn’t have much chance to showcase it during her first two years of intercollegiate rodeo while attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University....

 

Tuesday night bowling standings

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 76 ½ Wins 39 ½ Losses The Bowl Movements 73 Wins 43 Losses Dilly Dilly 71 Wins 45 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 56 Wins 60 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 52 ½ Wins 63 ½ Losses Next Frame 50 Wins 66 Losses O”Bar 48 ...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 18, 2022

Social Security

Americans may not bond on everything, but AARP’S Bulletin about the future of Social Security finds them in agreement on its importance. The program, now 86 years old, has had challenges in the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 18, 2022

Random Thoughts

The creation of national parks in the United States, beginning in 1872, signaled the emerging importance of tourism as an aspect of the American economy. Over the years, tourism in this country has...

 

Oklahoma State Auditor Q&A: 'I believe people own the government'

Since taking office as the State Auditor & Inspector, Cindy Byrd has handled some political footballs with audits of the state's largest virtual charter school, the state health department and...

 
 By NWOSU SPORTS    Sports    March 18, 2022

Rangers softball team drops series to Southeastern

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern closed out their series with Southeastern Sunday afternoon as the Savage Storm won both games taking the first one 14-0 followed by a 13-9 win scoring six in the seventh...

 

Needle-felted piece, quilt named best of show in 19th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show

A needle-felted piece and needle-turned hand-appliqued quilt were the Best of Show winners in the 19th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 18, 2022

Woods County Excise Board approves county reports

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning to sign off on county financial business. Board members present were Chris Olson and Bob Seivert. Joe Shirley was absent. County Clerk Shelley Reed also attended. The following monthly... Full story

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 18, 2022

GOP revives anti-vax, pro-ivermectin measure in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican lawmakers on Thursday revived a proposal to weaken Kansas' vaccination requirements for children enrolling in school and day care and to make it easier for people to get potentially dangerous treatments...

 

3 ex-Sedgwick County jail deputies charged in steroids case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three former Sedgwick County sheriff's deputies who worked at the jail are among four people charged this month in a case involving steroid use and sales, court records show. The four were charged with felonies on March 9 and...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 18, 2022

Kansas impasse shows green energy opposition has lost steam

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Efforts to propel Kansas' renewable energy future are at a standstill, mired in legislative stalemate. At its center is a former TV weather personality who is using his chairmanship of a key committee to promote questionable...

 

St. Patrick's Day parades turn pandemic blues Irish green

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the country are back after a two-year hiatus, including the nation's largest in New York City, in a sign of growing hope that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may be over. The holiday serve...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    March 18, 2022

Russian media: Detention of WNBA's Griner extended to May 19

Russian media reported that the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner was extended until May 19, a development that could see the two-time Olympic champion being held for at least three months before her case is resolved. The case of the...

 

FBI: Accused wanted 'tyrant' Gov. Whitmer tied up on table

A key figure in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to restrain the "tyrant" on a table then pose for a photo "like we just made the biggest drug bust," according to a secret recording...

 

3 from Nebraska dead in northwestern Oklahoma plane crash

POND CREEK, Okla. (AP) — A Nebraska couple and their adult daughter have been killed in the crash of a small plane in northwestern Oklahoma, according to an official at a funeral home the couple owned. William Lauber, 58, and his wife, Christine...

 

Texas wildfires fueled by gusty winds prompt evacuations

Fire crews in Central Texas struggled Friday to contain massive, windswept wildfires that burned homes, destroyed a church and left a sheriff's deputy dead. Strengthened by drought conditions, the fires merged to form what officials call a "complex"...

 

Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a packed Moscow stadium Friday and lavished praise on his troops fighting in Ukraine, three weeks into the invasion that has led to heavier-than-expected Russian losses on the...

 

Disney 'regrets' performance by visiting school drill team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials at Walt Disney World said Friday that a performance by a visiting Texas high school drill team that used American Indian stereotypes, including chants of "scalp them," doesn't reflect the Florida resort's...

 

US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In another clash between President Joe Biden's administration and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke with LGBTQ students to say the federal government supports them even if...

 

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