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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...

 

A heavenly mulligan

We are approaching Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday. It is a week when we focus and meditate on the sacrifices that Jesus made for us. We read the final words and teachings that He shared to the people and the disciples during that week. We...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 1, 2022

Let's study the Bible

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 signals a change in what people thought was acceptable to God. The old law, the Law of Moses, that Jews of Jesus’ day knew so well was about to be nailed to the Cross. The people were expecting and hoping for...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 1, 2022

Avard Rail Park Authority accepts contract with Emblem Strategies

This past Tuesday, the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met at noon for their monthly meeting. Members Stan Bixler, Allan Poe, Bob Firth (via Zoom) and Ed Sutter were present, but Todd Holder was unable to make it. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 1, 2022

Gold rush

“All that glitters is not gold.” That line from Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” tells us that things that seem most valuable on the surface are often deceptive. Such was the gold rush to California in 1848-1851. Visiting The Elegant...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 1, 2022

Random Thoughts

Many school administrators in the United States, from elementary to college levels, seem to believe that the most important function of educational institutions in this country is to provide opportuni...

 

Ranger baseball moves start time for today's game

ALVA, Okla. – Due to the projected evening forecast with rain on the way, the Northwestern baseball game today, April 1, has been moved up to a 2 p.m. first pitch against Southern Nazarene. The rest of the weekend series will be the same with a...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 1, 2022

Rangers complete season sweep over Aggies with Tuesday win

GOODWELL, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Baseball returned to action Tuesday afternoon for a mid-week game against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The 8-3 victory completed the season sweep over the Aggies as the Rangers used three straight two run...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 1, 2022

Men's golf concludes Natural State Golf Classic

HEBER SPRING, Ark. – The Northwestern Men's Golf team concluded the Natural State Golf Classic at the Red Apple Inn and Country Club on Tuesday hosted by Harding. "I'm very proud of how the men performed this week at the Red Apple Inn in Heber...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 1, 2022

Men's golf concludes Natural State Golf Classic

HEBER SPRING, Ark. – The Northwestern Men's Golf team concluded the Natural State Golf Classic at the Red Apple Inn and Country Club on Tuesday hosted by Harding. "I'm very proud of how the men performed this week at the Red Apple Inn in Heber...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 1, 2022

Rangers' four run fifth inning forces first tie in Division II era

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State played a Tuesday doubleheader against the Tigers of Fort Hays State. The Tigers used a four run first inning to jump out fast in the opening game before going on to win 6-1 over the Rangers. In game two...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 83 ½ Wins 40 ½ Losses Dilly Dilly 75 Wins 49 Losses The Bowl Movements 73 ½ Wins 50 ½ Losses Rollin GoodTimes 60 Wins 64 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 58 Wins 66 Losses O”Bar 54 ½ Wins 69 ½ Losses Next Frame...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Regional    April 1, 2022

Many Oklahoma jails struggle to meet health and safety standards

As Covid-19 outbreaks emerged throughout Oklahoma’s prison system in September 2020, the Hughes County Jail opted not to give masks to detainees. Inside the Bryan County Jail, inspected on March 10, 2020, a state health department employee found ro...

 

February Alva Middle School Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle School have selected Morgan Vickers and Michael Penner, 8th grade; Haleigh Richardson and T. J. Maltby, 7th grade; and Daisy Ceniceros and Owen Vermillion, 6th grade as...

 

Alva Robotics demo Friday evening during Graceful Arts Friday Art Walk

Alva Robotics will be having a public demonstration at the Act I Building this Friday, April 1. If you would like to know more about the BEST Competition and see Technic Gold's DUC robot in action,...

 

George Lee to speak at Northwestern for diversity training

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to George Lee April 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. for diversity training that is open to the campus and community. The presentation, "Diversity,... Full story

 

Northwestern Fine Arts to present 'The Music Man' April 7, 8, 9

More than 60 people have been in rehearsals, building set, getting costumes and stage props ready as the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Fine Arts Department prepares for "The Music Man"... Full story

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 1, 2022

Anti-death penalty advocate weds man on Oklahoma death row

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Anti-death penalty advocate Lea Rodger says she is keenly aware of the realities facing her and Richard Glossip, who she married this week inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary where he sits on death row. Glossip, 59, alrea...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 1, 2022

Oklahoma, Arizona governors sign transgender sports bans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican governors in Oklahoma and Arizona both signed bills into law on Wednesday that prevent transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams, joining more than a dozen other states with similar laws....

 

Washington OKs 1st statewide missing Indigenous people alert

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people, to help address a silent crisis that has plagued Indian Country in this...

 

COVID pandemic's end may bring turbulence for US health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date technologically through a raft of temporary emergency measures. Wi...

 

Judge strikes down parts of Florida election law; cites race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge struck down portions of a Florida election law passed last year, saying in a ruling Thursday that the Republican-led government was using subtle tactics to suppress Black voters. The law tightened rules on...

 

California reparations plan advances movement, advocates say

DETROIT (AP) — In the long debate over whether Black Americans should be granted reparations for the atrocity and injustices of slavery and racism, California took a big step this week toward becoming the first U.S. state to make some form of resti...

 

Biden oil move aims to cut gas prices 'fairly significantly'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve for six months, a bid to control energy prices that have spiked after the United States and...

 

Trump's 8-hour gap: Minute-by-minute during Jan. 6 riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot is known about the few hours that shook American democracy to the core. The defeated president's incendiary speech, the march by an angry crowd to the U.S. Capitol, the breaking in, the beating of cops, the "hang Mike...

 

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