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Faith, belief and Bigfoot

I believe in Christ crucified, risen and coming again. I believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven and there is no other Name by which anyone can be saved. However, the longer 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    August 6, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Second Chronicles continues the history of the kings of Judah. It begins with Solomon and details the building and dedication of the temple. Solomon’s wisdom was known throughout the world, the Queen of Sheba came just to see if the stories about...

 

Fine artists, crafters, bakers sought for Alva's 51st Nescatunga Arts Festival set for Nov. 6

Fine artists, crafters and bakers/sugar artists are welcome to register for the 51st Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva, set for Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woods County Fairgrounds. New to the event this year is the Nescatunga... Full story

 

Join the Bedlam Blood Battle and give blood

Local blood drives will be held in the Alva community during the month of August. Locations are as follows: • Alva community – Extreme, Aug. 6, noon to 6 p.m. • Alva First United Methodist Church – Bloodmobile, Aug. 10, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. ...

 

Northwestern announces 2021 homecoming theme, parade marshal

Events have been set for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual homecoming celebration Oct. 7-9, and the organizing committee looks forward to seeing many familiar, and some new, faces in Alva. The Northwestern Homecoming Committee selecte...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 6, 2021

Vaccination dilemma

“Some aerosol sunscreen products are found to contain benzene, a cancer-causing chemical.” That headline led me to check the one I was using and, yes, it was listed. Other recent recalls have...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 6, 2021

Random Thoughts

Previously, we noted that the United States has been without a vice president for approximately 36 years since the Constitution of the United States went into effect in 1789. As we will see, most of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 6, 2021

Waynoka man injured in motorcycle wreck

A Waynoka man is in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck on Wednesday. Clinton Dewayne Medlan, 61, of Waynoka, was transported by Air Evac from the scene to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted for head and trunk internal...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 6, 2021

Hays inducted to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Alva, Okla. – The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame held their annual induction ceremony on Monday evening. As part of the 2021 induction class, former Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers basketball...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 6, 2021

NWOSU men's fall golf schedule finalized

Alva, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Men's Golf team released their 2021 fall schedule this week. The team will participate in four total matches this fall, ending with Northwestern hosting their Ranger Invite. "We have a few new faces coming...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 6, 2021

106 Ranger student-athletes earn GAC All-Academic Honors

Alva, Oklahoma – The Great American Conference has announced their 2020-2021 conference All-Academic Team. Northwestern Oklahoma State University was well represented, with 106 student-athletes on the team. The conference set a record for 1270...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 6, 2021

NWOSU women's fall golf schedule finalized

Alva, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Women's Golf team released their 2021 fall schedule this week. The team will participate in four total events this fall, ending with Northwestern hosting their Ranger Invite. "This group of ladies,...

 

DR. REX RICHARD MAHLMAN

Dr. Rex Richard Mahlman, lifelong learner and professor to countless students, submitted his final earthly assignment and joined the Good Teacher, Jesus Christ, for eternity on July 21, 2021, in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 6, 2021

Art in wood, paint and photos featured tonight

"Artists Now and Then" is the theme of the August exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. During tonight's First Friday Art Walk, visitors to the gallery will see beautiful wood-turned bowls and... Full story

 

Senators struggle to amend, finish $1T infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearing decision time, senators struggled late Thursday to wrap up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan despite hopes to expedite consideration and voting on the nearly $1 trillion proposal. The package had appeared on...

 

US likely enjoyed hiring spree in July as economy rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an uptick in COVID-19 cases and a shortage of available workers, the U.S. economy likely enjoyed a burst of job growth last month as it bounced back with surprising vigor from last year's coronavirus shutdown. The Labor...

 

DeSantis feuds with Biden White House as COVID cases rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It didn't take much for the White House to set Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis off. As coronavirus cases rise across the Sun Belt, President Joe Biden asked GOP governors to "get out of the way" of efforts to contain the virus....

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    August 6, 2021

Man whose case led to landmark ruling reconvicted by feds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate whose legal challenge led to a historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on tribal sovereignty has been convicted of murder and kidnapping in federal court. A federal jury in Muskogee on Thursday found...

 

SEC move on horizon, Texas and Oklahoma coaches focus on '21

Steve Sarkisian has yet to make his debut in the Big 12, but the new Texas coach was asked to ponder life in the Southeastern Conference. So was Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, who — like Sarkisian — would much prefer to look ahead to this season....

 

Kansas court rejects woman's appeal in ex-boyfriend's murder

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions of a northeast Kansas woman serving a "Hard 50" prison sentence for shooting the father of her child six times and setting his body on fire in his mother's home. The...

 

Kansas county requiring most residents to wear masks indoors

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county in the Kansas City area is requiring most residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces and on public transportation because of the spread of the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant. The county...

 

Brazil Olympic skateboarding is tropical fairytale for girls

SAO CAETANO DO SUL, Brazil (AP) — No matter how much 9-year-old Brazilian Nicole Amaro pleaded with her dad to let her skateboard, Deivison wasn't swayed. He was afraid she'd get hurt, and held his ground. Then, when things seemed hopeless, the...

 

Wildfire explodes to third-largest in California history

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that is now the third-largest in state history had burned for weeks, mostly in remote wildland areas with few people, before it roared through the little mountain community of Greenville,...

 
 By JEFF AMY    Regional    August 6, 2021

Schools reopen with masks optional in many US classrooms

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — As Tussahaw Elementary opened this week for a new school year, teary-eyed mothers led in kindergartners dwarfed by backpacks and buses dropped off fifth graders looking forward to ruling their school. The biggest clue to the...

 

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