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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...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 29, 2022

Let's study the Bible

Hebrews 11 is about faith, beginning with a definition. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Is faith important? Verse 6 says, “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God,...

 

Northwestern's Red and Black Scroll Honor Society inducts 17 new members

Northwestern Oklahoma State University inducted 17 new members into the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society. The students received their certificates via email. Red and Black Scroll recognizes outstanding scholarship and service among sophomore studen...

 

BENEDICT 'BENNY' T. RICKE

Benedict “Benny” Theodore Ricke, 94, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Attica Long Term Care, Attica, Kansas. He was born on March 30, 1928, in Sharon, Kansas, the son of Benedict Joseph Ricke and Mary Ann (Rausch)...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 29, 2022

Speech mannerisms

Illeism: The act of referring to oneself in the third person singular. Bob Dole, the late U.S. Senator from Russell, Kansas, was a famous Illeist. He ran for president in 1996 and often used the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 29, 2022

Random Thoughts

Most of us, I believe, have some concept of what a desert looks like. Many of us have seen some of them – if not personally, at least in the movies. We have a few of them in the United States. The...

 

Where does it end?

I have a recurring dilemma with my own faith as a Christian. It’s a specific dilemma, but it often happens in different ways. The predicament is that of unlimited grace. A pastor friend of mine had a term he used every now and then. After spending...

 

Waynoka State FFA placings

The Waynoka FFA had a few members compete in the state livestock judging contest as well as the state speech contest. Here are the placings and pictures for our FFA State Contest winners. Davin Budy...

 

Annual 2022 Egg Drop

The annual Egg Drop was held on April 16 on the north side of the Alva downtown square. Despite wind and chilly weather many lined up to catch a raw egg tossed from up to 52 feet high. Between each round, plastic eggs filled with prizes, discounts...

 

Annual 2022 Egg Drop

The annual Egg Drop was held on April 16 on the north side of the Alva downtown square. Despite wind and chilly weather many lined up to catch a raw egg tossed from up to 52 feet high. Between each...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 29, 2022

Ranger baseball drops Tuesday game against Rogers State

ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers closed out their non-conference schedule Tuesday afternoon with a game against Rogers State. The Hillcats opened a 5-0 lead in the opening three innings of the game before closing out an 8-1 victory over the Rangers. The...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 29, 2022

Rangers set 18 personal records and 3 top-five finishes at Midwest Classic

EMPORIA, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Track and Field continued their historic season with 18 personal records at the Emporia State University Midwest Classic. Freshman Brianna Brantley paced the Rangers with a school record in the 100-meter...

 

Longhursts, Broomfield, Hoffman win awards in annual Color Run fundraiser

Alva Elementary Schools hosted their annual Color Run fundraiser on Friday, April 22. Students, family, staff and community all came together to enjoy a fun evening outside while running or walking... Full story

 

Alva hosts Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt

ALVA, Okla. - Since 1987, Alva has hosted the annual Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt to encourage economic development in the region. Eight such turkey hunts are held across Oklahoma each year. For this... Full story

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 29, 2022

Oklahoma House sends Texas-style abortion ban to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has given final approval to a Texas-style abortion ban that prohibits abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. The bill passed Thursday by the GOP-led House now heads to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. He's...

 

Stitt taps interim health commissioner to lead agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt nominated interim Commissioner of Health Keith Reed on Thursday to take over the job permanently. If approved by the Senate, Reed will become the fourth health commissioner since Stitt took office in...

 

Vetoes stand in Kansas for bills on trans athletes, schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas failed Thursday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's vetoes of measures dealing with transgender athletes and parents' ability to challenge books and other materials in public schools. Both...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 29, 2022

GOP ties boost in Kansas school funding to 'open enrollment'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas on Thursday approved an increase in funding for public schools but tied the extra money to allowing parents to send their children to any school with room for them. The measure passed by the...

 

Police: Paint in Kansas team's water; 2 juveniles suspected

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — Lindsborg police announced Thursday that two boys are suspected of being involved in the contamination of a water cooler used by the Kansas Wesleyan baseball team during a doubleheader at Bethany College last weekend. Both...

 

Kansas moves to phase out tax on groceries after election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is moving to phase out the nation's second-highest state sales tax on groceries, but Republican lawmakers aren't planning to lower consumers' bills until after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly faces reelection in November. Eli...

 

102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee's unofficial world record

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — As Forrest Gump in the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name, lead actor Tom Hanks abruptly trots to a halt after more than three years of nonstop running and tells his followers: "I'm pretty tired — I think I'll go home...

 

Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an individual. Many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of golden retrievers, poodles or schnauzers, for example, aren't supported by science, according to a...

 

School board member censured for 'typo' linking to porn site

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio school board outside Cincinnati voted during an emergency meeting on Wednesday to censure a member who said she accidentally posted a link to a pornography site on her campaign's Facebook page. The board for the Lakota...

 

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