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Loneliness

A few weeks ago, I experienced one of the loneliest times of my life. My wife had just gone into surgery, and I was sitting alone in the surgical waiting area. After almost 30 years of ministry, I am used to hanging out in surgical waiting rooms. I...

 

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...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 22, 2022

Let's study the Bible

Last week we read about baptism defined as immersion in water. We also read about the purpose of baptism: Jesus said “he who believes and is baptized shall be saved” and Paul said “repent and be baptized for forgiveness of sins.” Both Peter...

 

CHARLETT ANN BARRETT

Memorial services for Charlett Ann Barrett will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ with Bill David Walker officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Marshall...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

It's bill-killing time in the Legislature. Of the 381 House bills and joint resolutions sent to the Senate, 284 have made it through committee and are now on General Order, meaning they are eligible to be considered on the Senate floor. The House,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 22, 2022

Nuclear annihilation

As Vladimir Putin rattles his nuclear sabre, the human race is again on the brink of annihilation. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I would go to bed each night fearful that there would be no...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 22, 2022

Northwestern falls in Tuesday game against Northeastern

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern returned home for a single game against the Riverhawks Tuesday afternoon. Northeastern won the game 18-11 behind a four run second inning to jump out early on the Rangers. In the opening inning Freeman led off the game...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 22, 2022

Greenfield stays atop standings

ALVA, Okla. – Kaden Greenfield is having a strong Central Plains Region season for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team. He’s the No. 1 man in the steer wrestling standings with one rodeo remaining in the campaign, set for this...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings

Final 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 Los...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 22, 2022

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, Jimmie Davis was pursuing a musical career when he was first elected to political office in the late 1930s. By the time he became the governor of Louisiana in 1944 he had...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2022

Woods County Excise, Equalization Boards meet

The April meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held Wednesday morning with two of the three members present. Chairman Joe Shirley and member Bob Seivert attended. The meeting was delayed for...

 

AMS students recognized for positive behavior program participation

These Alva Middle School students participated in the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Program and received either an extra 10 minutes of recess or got to sit at the VIP Lunch Table with a...

 

Northwestern's choirs to present 'Soundscapes VI' Concert April 23

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s choirs, which consist of the University Singers and the University Chorale, will be performing “Soundscapes VI” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Alva Independent School Bus Barn, 230 Choctaw. This...

 

Graceful Arts students place top 3 in Oklahoma Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

A reception was held at Graceful Arts Gallery & Studios on Saturday, April 16, to recognize Libby Keller (12), Joplin Bradt (10) and Lyla Schmidt (10) for placing first, second and third place,... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 22, 2022

Avard Rail Park Authority convenes for monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met briefly for their monthly meeting last Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Allan Poe, Todd Holder (via satellite), and Ed Sutter were without Bob Firth, but enough for a quorum. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed was there,...

 

Informational meeting April 25 to learn more about upcoming Sugar Show in Alva

Anyone interested in learning more about the inaugural Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show happening in Alva on Saturday, June 4, should attend an informational meeting on Monday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in the Alva Public Library. April Ridgway,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2022

'We pray and we go to work'

"America has its back against the wall," said John Failes, chairman of the Woods County Republicans. He was addressing the crowd waiting for U.S. Senator James Lankford at Northwest Technology Center... Full story

 

Tennessee gov: No new details yet why he canceled execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is declining to provide any new information surrounding why they had to call off the state's first execution since the pandemic began. However, the Republican said Friday that more information will...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    April 22, 2022

Oklahoma QB Gabriel adjusts after transferring from UCF

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel won't let a higher profile or fancy new surroundings change his low-key approach. He has had plenty of success as a college quarterback -- he passed for more than 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns at Central Florida...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    April 22, 2022

Tulsa cop says he can't recall shooting that killed sergeant

A Tulsa police officer who was wounded in a shooting that killed a police sergeant told jurors Thursday that he does not remember the events of that night, including what led to the gunfire. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan testified in the murder trial of...

 

Black Kansas City sergeant sues police after traffic stop

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black Kansas City police sergeant claims in a lawsuit that two officers racially profiled him when they stopped his car and falsely accused him of misconduct. Sgt. Herb Robinson, a 30-year veteran of the Kansas City...

 

Kansas man sentenced in shooting death of McConnell airman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to 27.5 years in prison for a shooting at a party that left a South Carolina man dead and three people injured. Markeithen "Red" McClaine, 28, was sentenced Thursday in the July 27, 2019, death...

 

Man whose rape case was dismissed is suing Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Wichita man who spent two years in prison before a rape case against him was dismissed is suing the state of Kansas for wrongful conviction and imprisonment. Albert Wilson filed the lawsuit this month in Douglas...

 

Woman rescued after falling in toilet trying to get phone

QUILCENE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who accidentally dropped her cellphone into the hole of a pit toilet and fell in while trying to retrieve it had to be rescued by firefighters in Washington state. Brinnon Fire Department Chief Tim Manly said the...

 

Voting groups sue over Florida congressional map

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voting rights groups sued Florida on Friday over a congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, saying it will diminish the state's Black representation and benefit...

 

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