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God's character and our need for grace

Celebrate Recovery at Bible Baptist Church on Tuesday nights at 6:30. The last two times in my articles we have covered; (1) A Great Beginning – Ruined by Man in the Book of Genesis, and (2) Deliverance Starts With Slavery in the Book of Exodus....

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 27, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Solomon is known as the wisest man who has ever lived. The book of Proverbs is about his wisdom. The first few chapters are about wisdom, knowledge and understanding. A person can have knowledge about specific things and still lack wisdom or...

 

Rezoning requests suspended

Due to recent issues regarding the Commercial Neighborhood (CN) zoning designation, the Alva Planning Commission voted Monday to suspend rezoning requests. Before the pandemic lockdown last spring, the city was making substantial progress on a... Full story

 

Woods County OHCE to sell homemade pies at the fair

Treat yourself and your family to a variety of delicious homemade pies made by some of the finest cooks in Woods County at the Woods County Free Fair beginning Thursday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 10. The homemade pies will be for sale in the...

 

J.R. Holder Wellness Center announces leadership changes

The J.R. Holder Wellness Center is under new leadership. Olivia Yandel of Kiowa, Kansas, has been named the new director, and Bailie Gooch of Stroud has been named the assistant director. Yandel...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Aug. 24

Team Standings Knights of Columbus: 4 Wins 0 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 3 Wins 1 Loss Rollin GoodTimes: 2 Wins 2 Losses Dilly Dilly: 2 Wins 2 Losses O'Bar: 2 Wins 2 Losses The Bowl Movements: 2 Wins 2 Losses Next Frame: 1 Win 3 Losses Ghost Team:...

 

JEFFERY EUGENE KOEHN

Jeffery Eugene Koehn, son of the late Robert Eugene and Lorene Adell (Wilcox) Koehn, was born April 10, 1961, in Enid, Oklahoma, and passed away August 24, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the...

 

VAUGHN EUGENE RADER

Memorial services for Vaughn Eugene Rader will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at the Freedom Christian Church with Pastor Mark Kinkel officiating. Vaughn was cremated at his request under the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 27, 2021

UAPs

You hear about them, you talk about them, you even see them yourself: Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, aka UFOs. Why are humans on the lookout for extraterrestrial life? It wasn’t as widespread as...

 

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, the U.S. Constitution gives vice presidents only two functions: to break ties in the U.S. Senate and to carry out the duties of the president if the president is unable to do so....

 

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...

 

Woods County Covid cases increase by two

The latest figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) show Woods County active Covid-19 cases have increased by two at 64. The data is released weekly on Wednesday. In... Full story

 

Column: Another earthquake leaves college football teetering

The Southeastern Conference is getting bigger and, somehow, even stronger. Three other major conferences have formed an alliance, whatever that means. And the Big 12 is dead man walking. After a period of relative stability, college football heads...

 

Marine from Missouri among those killed in Afghanistan

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — One of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan was a Marine who grew up in the St. Louis area. KMOX Radio reports that 20-year-old Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of...

 

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations rising amid delta surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Oklahoma remained above 1,600 for a second straight day Friday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, amid a surge in cases that health officials say is due to the highly...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 27, 2021

Oklahoma State backfield loaded with talent, depth

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Mike Gundy is heading into his 17th year as Oklahoma State's head coach, and he believes he has his best depth at running back. In the first depth chart released before the Sept. 4 opener against Missouri State, there are...

 

Ex-Bristow officer sentenced to 15 years for child sex abuse

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child, according to federal court documents. Bradley Don Goodin, who was a police officer in Bristow at the time of the abuse, was...

 

Remains found in Oklahoma ID'd as man missing since 1988

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Human remains found in 2019 have been identified as those of a Chickasha man who disappeared more than three decades ago, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday. The remains were identified by the University of...

 
 By NOAH TRISTER    Sports    August 27, 2021

Pick Six Plus: A dream road trip to see the whole AP Top 25

What does your dream college football road trip look like? Would you travel the whole country or stick to one region? Do you want to see the traditional powers, or explore some of the sport's lesser-known venues? A couple years ago, we mapped out...

 

Most Kansas students must mask up; COVID closes 1 district

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — More than half of Kansas students are now required to wear masks in school as the delta variant rages, leading to widespread quarantines and forcing one district to call off classes because of a COVID-19 outbreak. An...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 27, 2021

Kansas agency faces pressure to speed aid, prevent evictions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state agency is pushing to process hundreds of applications for coronavirus relief funds from Kansas renters facing eviction and their landlords after spending weeks this spring hiring and training more than 100 new employees...

 

Ruling: City conviction requires sex offender registration

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a man's municipal conviction for sexual battery requires him to register as a sex offender. The 5-2 decision comes in the case of Asnake H. Adem, who was convicted in 2018 of sexual...

 

ICU beds almost full at hospitals in the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Intensive care units are nearly full across the Kansas City area, creating challenges for hospitals battling to keep up with the high number of COVID-19 patients. The Kansas City Star reported that 215 ICU beds in the...

 

Man who exchanged gunfire with Hutchinson police sentenced

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man who exchanged gunfire with police after a long standoff has been sentenced to more than 50 years in prison. Brendan Jones was sentenced Thursday after agreeing to plead guilty to eight counts of attempted...

 

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