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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...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    August 13, 2021

Half-truths of the Bible

We are born with an instinctive, but incomplete, knowledge of God. This is demonstrated by the religious impulse that has been a common characteristic of mankind throughout all ages and in all parts of the world. What all religions have in common is...

 

2021 Woods County fair books are available

Woods County Free Fair books and entry tags may be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Center located on the first floor of the Woods County Courthouse. The fair will be held Sept. 9–11. Poultry and rabbit exhibits will be required to...

 

DEIDRE (Dedee) BETH McCURRY

Deidre (Dedee) Beth McCurry was born August 19, 1962, to Robert and Kay Alexander. She married Mac McCurry at age 19 and they were never apart until her death. Dedee was an amazing wife, mother, mothe...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 13, 2021

Gladiators

Humans have enjoyed conflict long before recorded history. Pecking order was established and survival of the fittest was the order of the day. Accounts of Mayan contests are known to have ended in the...

 

Random Thoughts

Most Americans, I believe, know that the United States came into existence when colonists fought against Great Britain and won the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. I also think tha...

 

Woods County 4-H holds awards banquet

The Woods County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Aug. 6 to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members who completed a record book for 2020-2021. Avery McMurphy of the Alva 4-H club and Shay Wilson... Full story

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 13, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the Book of Psalms this week by reading chapters 101 through 150. Some of these remind us of the history of God’s people coming out of Egypt. Some are prayers of request or praise. Some are songs of praise and thanksgiving. Psalms te...

 

JACK LEE SIMS

Jack Lee Sims, son of the late Arnold Nathaniel and Leona Juanita (Rawson) Sims, was born June 21, 1954, at Waynoka, and passed away August 10, 2021, at Alva, at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 20 da...

 

Rangers Dugout Club to host 13th annual tournament

Alva, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Dugout Club will host its annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 28, starting at 9 a.m. This year will be the 13th year the Dugout Club will be hosting its Golf tournament. The format is a four-man...

 

Active Covid cases up six in Woods County

Active cases of Covid-19 in Woods County have increased from 41 last week to 47 as of Aug. 11, according to the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSHD). The weekly report also shows an increase of... Full story

 

Alva High School granted funding by Aeronautics Commission

OKLAHOMA CITY – Fifty organizations were awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants totaling over $365,000 at the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's (OAC) August meeting. Grants are for...

 

No location, no contact information – assessing grow houses challenging

Property valuations for Woods County are down compared to a year ago, said County Assessor Renetta Benson. She presented her report Wednesday to the Woods County Excise Board. Board members present... Full story

 

The disturbing history of how conservatorships were used to exploit, swindle Native Americans

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Andrea Seielstad, University of Dayton (THE CONVERSATION) Pop singer Britney Spears' quest to end the conservatorship that handed...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    August 13, 2021

Oklahoma City schools require masks, with opt-out provisions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school district will require students and staff to wear masks starting next week, with provisions allowing them to opt out of the requirement, the district's superintendent said Friday. Also, school employees...

 

Judge rules Blackwell officer justified in shooting driver

NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police lieutenant charged with first-degree manslaughter after he opened fire on a pickup truck, killing the driver, was justified in the shooting, a judge has ruled. Kay County District Judge Lee Turner dismissed...

 

Kansas redistricting to focus on Democrat, cut rural clout

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ten years of population shifts will boost the clout of the Kansas City and Wichita areas in Kansas politics and fuel a fight over redrawing the district of the only Democrat representing the state in Congress. The...

 

Eudora woman's conviction in day care death overturned

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Eudora woman who was convicted of murder in the death of a boy at her day care should get a new trial because her attorney during the trial was ineffective, the Kansas Court of Appeals court ruled Friday. The court overturned...

 

Prosecutor: Fatal police shooting in Lenexa was justified

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Two police officers who shot and killed a man from Tennessee in May were justified in their actions, Johnson County Attorney Steve Howe said Friday. Darren Dejuan Chandler, 34, of Nashville, was killed on May 25 at an Extended...

 

Man who fled to Mexico convicted of 2015 rape in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been convicted of seven felonies, four years after he fled to Mexico while awaiting trial for rape. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said a jury on Thursday found Daniel Arreola guilty of a 2015...

 

Patrol: Missouri man fatally run over in Kansas by truck

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has died after being run over while trying to chase a rolling, driverless pickup truck and trailer, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 2 p.m. Thursday in a driveway off U.S....

 

Taliban sweep across Afghanistan's south, take 4 more cities

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban completed their sweep of Afghanistan's south on Friday, taking four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that brought them closer to Kabul just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its...

 

Pelosi faces new threat from Dem moderates in budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced a fresh hurdle Friday to passing President Joe Biden's multi-trillion dollar domestic policy aspirations, as nine moderate Democrats threatened to derail a budget blueprint crucial to opening the...

 

Global sizzling: July was hottest month on record, NOAA says

Earth sizzled in July and became the hottest month in 142 years of recordkeeping, U.S. weather officials announced. As extreme heat waves struck parts of the United States and Europe, the globe averaged 62.07 degrees (16.73 degrees Celsius) last...

 

Marine vanguard lands in Kabul as US speeds up evacuations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first forces of a Marine battalion arrived in Kabul on Friday to stand guard as the U.S. speeds up evacuation flights for some American diplomats and thousands of Afghans, spurred by a lightning Taliban offensive that...

 

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