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Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

Our knowable, unknowable God

It’s easy to have preconceived notions about people, and not really see them. We do it all the time. In fact, our brains are wired to make quick assessments of people and situations for our safety. How someone is dressed may determine whether we...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 29, 2018

Some thoughts on baptism

When God brought the nation of Israel out into the wilderness, He chose to establish one tribe (the descendants of Levi, one of the original 12 sons of Israel) to administer the spiritual life of the nation. Both Moses and Aaron were members of this...

 

NWTC offers firearms simulation training for area law enforcement

Northwest Technology Center will be offering firearms simulation training to local and regional law enforcement agencies. The firearms training simulation is an intensive training that simulates the use of firearms in real-world scenarios. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2018

Smiley retains Woods County seat

While the Republican primary decided the only race for county commissioner in Woods County, that was not in the case in the crowded contest for governor. John Smiley retained his seat in Woods County District No. 3. The two Alfalfa County races were...

 

Saturday Star Parties in July

Northwest Oklahoma is known for dark skies and beautiful views of the wonders of space. NWOSU, UCO and Starcreek Astronomical Society host Saturday star parties in July, free of charge, at the Selman Living Laboratory Observatory near Freedom. The...

 

Northwestern receives grant from Women's Foundation of Oklahoma

Seeking to provide support for single mother students, the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma has awarded a $2,850 grant to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The grant will support the Single Parents’ Network on the Woodward campus, an...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 29, 2018

Sunscreen

The ‘70s: Spring afternoons in the park flipping the Frisbee with Max Curry Jr. without our shirts. Harvest in June, and the famous “farmer tan” followed by lying out at the Alva Pool to...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 29, 2018

Random Thoughts

Last week I promised to discuss the life of a woman who is leading an interesting life. Her name is Perry Barber. Barber and her twin sister, Warren, were born in New York City in 1953. Why her...

 

Daughters of the American Revolution give Good Citizens Awards to Woods County high school seniors

In the fall of the 2017-2018 school year each high school in Woods County was contacted for the school election committee to select a good citizen from the senior class. After selection the student had available the option of participation in the...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 29, 2018

Town & Country Christian Church holds Vacation Bible School July 15-19

Alva's Town & Country Christian Church (829 Church St.) Vacation Bible School will begin Wednesday, July 15, and continue through Sunday, July 19. The VBS will feature Matt Miles from Creation...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 29, 2018

Final meeting with Steve Parkhurst as superintendent

The Alva Board of Education scheduled an end-of-fiscal-year meeting for Wednesday evening. Retiring Superintendent Steve Parkhurst handled about half the meeting, and then he invited incoming...

 

Oklahoma's last dry counties may allow liquor sales

BEAVER, Okla. (AP) — Residents in all of Oklahoma's "dry" counties have voted to go wet, but one county's results are still up in the air. Beaver County is one of 14 counties that approved a proposition allowing for liquor sales by the drink in...

 

Man gets life for double slaying tied to pot smuggling

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A 36-year-old Oklahoma man who was convicted of taking part in a double slaying tied to a northern Colorado marijuana smuggling ring has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Greeley Tribune...

 

Oklahoma court upholds murder convictions in unrelated cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld first-degree murder convictions in two unrelated cases, including a Tulsa woman sentenced to life without parole for the stabbing death of her boyfriend. The court Thursday...

 

Woman accused in murder plot sentenced for making ricin

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman accused of plotting to kill her ex-husband in Israel has apologized for manufacturing the poison ricin as a judge sentenced her to more than three years in prison. The Oklahoman reports that Danielle Dana...

 

Clinic opens hours after Oklahoma approves medical marijuana

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A clinic for prescribing medical marijuana opened in Tulsa just hours after Oklahoma voters approved the pot measure — and before election officials had even certified the vote. Tulsa Higher Care Clinic opened Wednesday...

 

Family of man killed by officers allege racism by police

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The family and supporters of a black Topeka man killed last year by police are speaking out against the city, the department and what they called unjustified violence by law enforcement toward black men as they discuss a...

 

Federal prosecutors targeting crimes in Wichita, Garden City

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law enforcement initiative prioritizes federal prosecutions of repeat offenders and convicted criminals who carry firearms in Wichita and Garden City, the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas said Thursday. The Project Safe...

 

Man admits to string of armed robberies in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A western Missouri man is expected to spend 25 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies that ended when another suspect was fatally shot by police. Federal prosecutors in Kansas City say 23-year-old Deonte...

 

Colyer: I want to be governor that ends abortions in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he wants to be the governor who ends abortion in the state, but he'll need help from fellow abortion opponents to do so. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Republican spoke Thursday...

 

Lawmakers want answers after people locked out of Statehouse

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are demanding answers after protesters were locked out of the Statehouse last week. Top leaders from both parties directed the director of Legislative Administrative Services to prepare a report during a meeting...

 

Man accused of defrauding bank of $5.8 million using cattle

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas have arrested a man accused of receiving more than $5.8 million in bank loans by fraudulently using 8,000 head of cattle there and in Oklahoma as collateral. Officials say 67-year-old Howard Lee Hinkle of...

 

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