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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.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...

 

Ain't no changes in me

There’s a famous song written by J.J. Cale and then performed by Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash. You’d be hard pressed to find a better lineup than that to perform the classic rock song “Call Me the Breeze.” And within this...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    August 12, 2022

Be kind to one another

Something that is easier said than done is to be kind to one another. Being kind to someone you like or love is easy, but to be kind to someone that you don’t know or even don’t like, is another story altogether! Our lives as Christians are a lit...

 

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society

Peggy Goodrich, columnist for Enid News and Eagle and former teacher, will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee Strip Museum School House. Goodrich will talk about...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 12, 2022

Call me

Have you ever said, “When you need someone to talk to, just call me.” I have, and people called. People need a shoulder to cry on today more than ever. This country has been through numerous...

 

Random Thoughts

By the mid-1960s, Jesse Hill Ford’s writing career had become quite successful. He had published a novel, a play and several short stories. And, after a slow start, he was making money. He secured a...

 

Woods County 4-H celebrates members at awards banquet

The Woods County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held on Aug. 5 to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members who completed a record book for 2021-2022. Ko Brooks of the Alva 4-H club and Davin Budy of... Full story

 

Active Covid-19 cases decrease in Oklahoma

Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday, Aug. 11, shows a slight increase in people testing positive for Covid-19 in Woods County. However, statewide totals are down a little from last week. Alva has 22 positive cases,...

 

Book sale continues at Alva Public Library

Summer programs were very popular at the Alva Public Library as shown by the number of participants. On week seven, there were 32 kids participating in the Summer Reading Program. The Little... Full story

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    August 12, 2022

Chiefs' Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will start the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener in Chicago on Saturday, bucking a trend across the NFL of coaches sitting their starting quarterbacks for the first of their three exhibition games. Chiefs...

 

Feds: Man defrauded millions from Kansas DCF contractor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials allege that a New York man defrauded an organization that provides foster and adoption services to Kansas out of about $10.7 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas filed a civil asset forfeiture case...

 

Scientists use tiny trackers, plane to follow moths on move

NEW YORK (AP) — Trillions of insects migrate across the globe each year, yet little is known about their journeys. So to look for clues, scientists in Germany took to the skies, placing tiny trackers on the backs of giant moths and following them b...

 

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke responded to a heckler at a campaign stop with an expletive after the Texas gubernatorial candidate heard a cackled laugh while criticizing the ease with which the Uvalde elementary school gunman legally...

 

Armed man tries to breach FBI office, is injured in standoff

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio emergency management agency said a standoff has ended Thursday between law enforcement and an armed man suspected of trying to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office. State police earlier said the man has "unknown injuries"... Full story

 

Big climate bill: Major new spending to spur green energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it's nearly irresistible. The House is poised to pass a... Full story

 

Cause sought for Indiana house explosion that killed 3

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood that killed three people and left another person hospitalized. The explosion Wednesday afternoon in Evansville...

 

Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law school Thursday in defense of the nation's democratic institutions, an event that carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens joined together at the same site to denounce...

 

Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant the FBI used to search the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging extraordinary...

 

Social media model charged with killing boyfriend in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in South Florida announced a second-degree murder charge Thursday against social media model Courtney Clenney related to the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle anno...

 

Gas prices dip just below $4 for the first time in 5 months

DALLAS (AP) — Gasoline prices have dipped under $4 for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials. AAA said the national average for a gallon of regular was...

 

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows. The mock election, fueled by performances that brought the din of... Full story

 

Initial dives in collapsed Mexican mine unsuccessful

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescue divers' first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility, Mexican authorities said Thursday. They made four attempts Wednesday... Full story

 

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy's inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday's report from the Labor...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 12, 2022

Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' elections director says the state will go along with a request for a hand recount of votes from every county after last week's decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights, even though there was a 165,000-vote...

 

Kansas district rejects strategic plan urging diversity

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district's board rejected a proposed strategic plan after some members questioned its emphasis on diversity and students' mental health. The Derby Board of Education voted 4-3 this week to reject a plan presented...

 

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