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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...

 

Free time

I heard a comedian recently talking about how much he enjoys free time. While performing a stand-up routine onstage (pre-pandemic), he spoke about the pure joy that comes from plans being canceled, as if time that was not supposed to be “free...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 30, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Paul’s letters were written to encourage first century Christians and to solve problems in new churches. This week we will read Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. These are all pretty...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 30, 2021

Future of Alva Swimming Pool at stake

Will the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool open again? The public is invited to attend town hall meetings this weekend at the Alva Pool. The detailed engineering report is back for public review. Paul... Full story

 

Parker appointed to Regional Transportation Committee

On April 22, 2021, the Northern Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization (NORTPO) held its regular quarterly meeting. During the meeting, board members approved the appointment of Alva Mayor Kelly Parker to the NORTPO Technical...

 

5 Northwestern English, Foreign Language and Humanities students awarded scholarships

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University English, Foreign Language and Humanities students were awarded scholarships recently. The Gladys Bingham-Dotter scholarship was awarded to Angel Marshall,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 30, 2021

Pants

Shorts have become a year-round fashion trend but pants are the preferred Winter wear for most. Trousers are available in flannel, wool, corduroy, chino and, the perennial favorite, jeans. When it...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 30, 2021

Random Thoughts

The rowdy hometown crowd in Statesboro, Georgia, was pleased when, on the night of July 19, 1952, batboy Joe Reliford pinch hit for the visiting Fitzgerald Pioneers in a game the visitors were losing...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 30, 2021

Rangers sweep Sunday doubleheader for the series win over Arkansas Tech

Russellville, Ark. – The Red and Black went on the road taking the first two games of the series against Arkansas Tech for the series win. The Rangers used strong pitching outings from Creedon and Swanson to take the first two games. Northwestern...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 30, 2021

Northwestern drops two to Arkansas Tech

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern's softball team dropped game one of Saturday's (April 24) doubleheader with a 4-2 loss to Arkansas Tech and fell in the finale 9-2 at the Ranger Softball Field. The losses dip the Rangers to 8-27 overall on the season...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for April 27

Team Standings Dilly Dilly: 80 wins, 44 losses The Bowl Movements: 78 ½ wins, 45 ½ losses Knights of Columbus: 73 wins, 51 losses Rollin Good Times: 66 wins, 58 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 65 wins, 59 losses O'Bar: 64 wins, 60 losses Next Frame: 5...

 

Stampede at Israeli religious festival kills nearly 40

JERUSALEM (AP) — A stampede broke out early Friday at a Jewish religious festival attended by tens of thousands of people in northern Israel, killing nearly 40 people and leaving some 150 hospitalized, medical officials said. The stampede, one of...

 

Water bill may open spigot for Biden infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a routine water resources bill generated so much political buzz, but as senators hoisted the measure to passage Thursday the bipartisan infrastructure legislation served as a potential template for building consensus...

 

Rudy Giuliani defiant, a day after FBI raid of home, office

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani sought to discredit the federal investigation into his dealings in Ukraine on Thursday, a day after agents raided his home and office. Giuliani said the 6 a.m. search, which he said involved seven FBI agents, was...

 

'I'm still exhaling': Swing-state voters on Biden's 100 days

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Standing on the sidelines of her son's soccer practice in this upscale suburb, Laura Hahn looked skyward for answers when asked how she would rate President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office. Overall, Biden is doing well,...

 

GOP's Sen. Scott suggests Dems use race as political weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott accused Democrats on Wednesday of dividing the country and suggested they're wielding race as "a political weapon," using the official Republican response to President Joe Biden's maiden speech to Congress to...

 

Biden sells economic plan in GA, calls for rich to pay more

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation's aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to make...

 

Biden's agenda: What can pass and what faces steep odds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden laid out a long list of policy priorities in his speech to Congress — and some are more politically plausible than others. The two parties are working together in some areas, including on changes to policing...

 

Former Oklahoma governor criticizes anti-protest bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry said Friday he is throwing his support behind an effort to reject a recently signed bill that seeks to crack down on protesters. The former two-term Democrat described the bill as ill-conceived...

 

Mask mandates ending in Oklahoma's two largest cities

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mask mandates intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus are ending in Oklahoma's two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The requirement ended Friday in Oklahoma City and comes to an end Saturday in Tulsa, although...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 30, 2021

Top Kansas court upholds law barring 'wrongful birth' suits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren't told of serious fetal defects until after an abortion could have been...

 

KBI: Man's death in Coffeyville ruled a homicide

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The death of a man inside a Coffeyville home was a homicide, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Coffeyville police who went to a home Wednesday night on a request to check the welfare of a person found the man...

 

Kansas woman charged in school parking lot assault

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman suspected of running over another mother in a Kansas middle school parking lot during a fight involving students and parents was charged Friday with six counts arising from the incident. Tyla Jack, 39, was charged...

 

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