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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. 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 9:30 a.m. and morning worship...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    August 5, 2022

Answers to prayer

Well, we have received an answer to a prayer that all of us have been praying for a while. In James 5:16 the writer states, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a ri...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    August 5, 2022

To tell the truth

One of the reasons that we have so much chaos around the world is because everyone has their own truth by which they live their lives. You have your truth, and I have mine. We live in a world where everybody’s truth must be considered and...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 5, 2022

Wondrasek accepts Division I softball job opportunity

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State has announced head softball coach Ryan Wondrasek has stepped down after accepting a Division I softball job opportunity. "When Ryan told me of the opportunity to coach at a Division One of his dreams, I...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 5, 2022

Neiderer named assistant coach for NWOSU women's basketball

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball coach has announced the hiring of the team's new assistant coach in Kinsey Neiderer. "First, I' d like to thank Jakeria Otey for everythi...

 

Bickford promoted to pitching coach for NWOSU baseball

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University is announcing a promotion and new additions to the Ranger Baseball coaching staff. Matthew Bickford has been promoted to pitching coach and...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 5, 2022

Random Thoughts

While attending Vanderbilt University in the late 1940s, Jesse Hill Ford met fellow student Sally Davis, who was from Humboldt, a small town in the western part of Tennessee. They married in 1951,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 5, 2022

A rocky economy

Why are gas prices so high? After all the finger pointing, it all boils down to Mississippi Lime. When America was awash in crude oil from this deposit, the price over $100 a barrel. Then Covid struck...

 

MAX L. LESLIE

Memorial services for Max L. Leslie, age 94, are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Online condolences may be made at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com....

 

JEWELL EILEEN CONNER

Memorial services will be Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Alva High School Auditorium with Reverend Judye Pistole and Reverend Ron Pingelton officiating. A family visitation will be held...

 

Local youth attend statewide leadership summit

Two Woods County students, Kenadie Meyer and Kayla Leeper, attended the 2022 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Youth Leadership Summit July 24-30. The theme for this year’s AFR Leadership Summit was “Jump All In.” Summit attendees participated...

 

What legislators did instead of funding voter-approved criminal justice reforms

Oklahoma voters sent a message in 2016: Stop sending people to prison on minor drug and property crimes. Direct money saved to counties for drug and mental health treatment. State lawmakers still haven’t gotten the second half of that. Nearly...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2022

Active Covid-19 cases jump to 21 in Alva

In data released Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports that Alva has 21 active cases of Covid-19. This is a big increase from the six cases reported a week ago. Waynoka also increased from zero to five. No cases were... Full story

 

5th abortion clinic opened in Kansas in lead up to vote

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood quietly opened another abortion clinic in Kansas in the lead up to a decisive statewide vote in favor of protecting abortion access. The Wyandotte Health Center in Kansas City, Kansas, had long been in th...

 

Kansas vote for abortion rights highlights disconnect between majority opinion on abortion laws and restrictive state laws being passed after Supreme Court decision

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Matthew A Baum; Alauna Safarpour, and Kristin Lunz Trujillo (THE CONVERSATION) Kansans overwhelmingly voted, 59% to 41%, to maintain...

 

Python hunt! 800 compete to remove Florida's invasive snakes

More than 800 competitors will be trudging through the Florida Everglades for the next eight days, in search of invasive Burmese pythons that will bring in thousands of dollars in prize money. The python hunt officially began Friday morning and runs...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    August 5, 2022

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must...

 

Flash floods strand 1K people in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Flash flooding at Death Valley National Park triggered by heavy rainfall on Friday buried cars, forced officials to close all roads in and out the park and stranded about 1,000 people, officials said The...

 

Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville activists put in long hours on phones and in the streets, working tirelessly to call for arrests in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor — but it was mostly two years filled with frustration. This week the...

 

China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues Friday — including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government's hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy...

 

'What recession?': US employers add 528,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added an astonishing 528,000 jobs last month despite flashing warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession and handing President Joe Biden some good news heading into the midterm elections. Une...

 

Dems change some tax provisions as they ready economic bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pared part of their proposed minimum tax on huge corporations and made other changes in their giant economic bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday, as they drove toward delivering a campaign-season...

 

Indiana House passes abortion ban, sends to Senate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House on Friday voted for a ban on nearly all abortions in the state, sending the legislation back to the state Senate to confer on House changes. House members advanced the near-total abortion ban 62-38 with...

 

Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire the vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion, scooping up another company to add to its collection of smart home appliances amid broader concerns from anti-monopo...

 

Kentucky flood survivors turn to grim task: Burying the dead

CHAVIES, Ky. (AP) — Angel Campbell should have been sitting in her usual chair in her grandmother's living room this week, looking through her old photo albums and eating her favorite soup beans. Now the living room is gone, and so is her grandmoth...

 

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