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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...

 

Gentle triumph

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, when we celebrate what’s commonly known as the “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem. After a successful ministry in the northern region of Galilee, Jesus comes to the metropolitan capitol in Jerusalem as king...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 8, 2022

Let's study the Bible

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7. This was His first teaching for those He had chosen to become His apostles, and for those who were following Him wanting to know more. They were followers because of His ab...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 8, 2022

Green burial

Death is a permanent feature of every community, and many choose embalming, caskets, vaults, interment in mausoleums, and even freezing for attempted reanimation. There is also an increasing trend in...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 8, 2022

Random Thoughts

As we have seen in some previous articles, numerous colorful people have become successful politicians in this country. We have also looked at some famous individuals who tried to parlay their...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 8, 2022

Northwestern drops Tuesday non-conference game

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Baseball traveled to Northeastern State for a non-conference game against the Riverhawks. The home team jumped out quickly for five runs in the first before going on to close out a 13-3 victory over...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 8, 2022

Rangers win on walk-off single by Kelly

ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger baseball team returned to play Monday afternoon for a non-conference game, pulling off a 4-3 win over the Emporia State Hornets. Northwestern walked it off in the ninth inning on a Shaughn Kelly RBI single to left as...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 8, 2022

Rangers complete comeback to sweep season series over the Bulldogs

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State softball overcame a five run deficit early to comeback to complete the season sweep over the Bulldogs. The Rangers used a five run fifth inning and six run seventh inning to pull off the 13-7...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 8, 2022

Women's golf concludes Newman Spring Invitational

NEWTON, Kan. – The Northwestern women's golf team finished up the Newman Spring Invitational on Tuesday at the Sand Creek Station Golf Club completing a two-day invitational which began on Monday. The Rangers recorded a 17th place finish on the...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 86 ½ Wins 41 ½ Losses Dilly Dilly 75 Wins 53 Losses The Bowl Movements 74 ½ Wins 53 ½ Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 62 Wins 66 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 60 Wins 68 Losses O”Bar 55 ½ Wins 72 ½ Losses Next Frame...

 

Northwestern offering students, employees free 24/7 access to mental health resources

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials have announced a new partnership that could help improve behavioral and mental health throughout its campuses. The university now offers TAO Connect, a digital platform designed to make behavioral...

 

Gonzales, Moore take top honors at Northwestern Guitar Festival

Enid High School senior Alexander Gonzales and junior Thomas Moore took first and second, respectively, at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Guitar Festival. The event was held for the...

 

Caldwell has helped make the Cherokee Strip Museum what it is today

The Cherokee Strip museum has benefited greatly from the labor, volunteerism and monetary donations of one man for over 40 years: Vaughn Caldwell. He joined the Air Force in 1955, where he served as... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 8, 2022

Waynoka voters approve swimming pool sales tax

Waynoka voters approved a one-cent sales tax increase to pay for a new swimming pool in the April 5 election. A majority of 84.82 percent voted in favor of the sales tax which will take effect July 1, 2022. A total of 191 votes were cast in the... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 8, 2022

Jury finds Bell guilty of rape, child sexual abuse

Earl Wayne Bell II, now 41, was found guilty of first degree rape and child sexual abuse by a Woods County jury on Tuesday afternoon. Bell who resided in Alva at the time was charged Aug. 21, 2018, with two counts of rape – first degree (by force... Full story

 

California man pleads guilty to interfering with flight crew

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight attendant, causing a California-based flight to be diverted to Oklahoma City, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday. Ariel James Pennington, 35, faces up to 20...

 

Social programs weak in many states with tough abortion laws

States with some of the nation's strictest abortion laws are also some of the hardest places to have and raise a healthy child, especially for the poor, according to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. The findings raise questions...

 

Kansas researcher convicted of illegal secret China work

A researcher was convicted on Thursday of illegally concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas. But U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson continues to weigh a defense motion to dismiss the case against Feng...

 

Police investigate 3 deaths as possible murder-suicide

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found inside a suburban Kansas City home as a possible murder-suicide. Overland Park police said in a news release that officers went to the home...

 

Wichita man sentenced for shooting death of another man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for the shooting death of another man in 2020. Donovan Harrington, 26, was sentenced to 249 months in prison after earlier being found guilty of voluntary...

 

Russian retreat reveals destruction as Ukraine asks for help

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops have left behind crushed buildings, streets littered with destroyed cars and residents in dire need of food and other aid in a northern Ukrainian city. The scenes of destruction give fuel to Kyiv's calls...

 

US speeds entry for Ukrainians as more reach Mexico border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The United States has sharply increased the number of Ukrainians admitted to the country at the Mexican border as even more refugees fleeing the Russian invasion follow the same circuitous route. A government recreation...

 

Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his pro...

 

US: Man impersonated agent, claimed ties to Pakistani intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of two men accused of impersonating federal agents and giving actual Secret Service agents gifts and free apartments in Washington has claimed to have ties to Pakistani intelligence and had visas showing travel to Pakistan...

 

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