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Area 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. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    August 31, 2018

They had a message

The first Christians had no Bibles at all. In fact, the New Testament had not yet been written, and many years would go by before it was compiled. Even then, the average Christian did not have a personal Bible at all. Though the first Christians did...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 31, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Has anybody noticed how much preachers like to talk? I suppose it is part of the job description – at least during our allotted time on Sundays and Wednesday nights. For most of us, every few minutes of yapping is preceded by countless hours of...

 

Alva Arts Alliance to host event in Alva

The Alva Arts Alliance is hosting the Inaugural Multi-Arts Gala “American Artists, Musicians, and Playwrights” on Sept. 27 at the ACT I Building in downtown Alva. The gala will feature a chef-prepared dinner and cocktails, live entertainment,...

 

HAZEL MARGARET LEATHERMAN

Funeral services for Hazel Margaret Leatherman will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Reverend Aaron Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Capron...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 31, 2018

Patient planning

Nicki and I have both taken advantage of early Social Security payments and I am enjoying Medicare while she pays for coverage with her teacher retirement benefits. Medicare is an advantage to being...

 

Murdock's Minutes

The most essential building block for success in school and throughout life is learning to read. But if a child has parents who cannot read, there is a much higher chance that child will also be unable to read. The statistics are jarring. Two-thirds...

 

Random Thoughts

The 1948 presidential election was one of the most dramatic in U.S. history. Incumbent Harry Truman (who had assumed the office when President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945) won in a...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 31, 2018

Lady Rangers rally together for another sweep

WICHITA, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University traveled to face the Jets of Newman University, sweeping the Jets in very hard-fought sets, 25-21, 26-24, and 25-22. Despite a sweep, the Lady Rangers had a fight to win each and every set,...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    August 31, 2018

Rangers football teams target defending champs Ouachita Baptist in opener

ALVA, Okla. – After a long four weeks of fall camp, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University football team kicks off the 2018 campaign Thursday evening when the Rangers host No. 24 Ouachita Baptist at Ranger Field at 6 p.m. The Tigers enter the...

 

Girl Scouts camp out at Selman Living Observatory

Woods County Girl Scouts went on a camp-out to Selman Living Observatory to observe the night sky. They also did a service project for the observatory. The scouts were asked to either scrape and...

 

Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area schools

Students leave Northwestern Oklahoma State University with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 14 senior education students have received their student teaching...

 

Dawson Hollow to perform at Herod Hall on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is excited to announce the first act in this year's exciting concert series. Dawson Hollow is set to take center stage in Herod Hall on the Northwest Oklahoma...

 

Beadles 2018 "Old Cowhand"

Alan Nusser, 79, was elected "Beadles 2018 'Old Cowhand'" by the other residents of Beadles Nursing Home and honored in a brief ceremony following the home's annual Chuck Wagon Dinner. Alan Nusser...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    August 31, 2018

Harding Men's Soccer Ties Texas A&M-International 1-1 in Season Opener

SEARCY – For the third time in the last four seasons, Harding men's soccer opened its campaign with an overtime game. The Bisons tied 1-1 with Texas A&M-International Thursday in a game played at the Toyota Soccer Center, home of Major League...

 

Regis drops season opener 2-1 to Saint Leo

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Regis University men's soccer team (0-1) made their season debut this afternoon traveling to Winter Park, Florida to take on Saint Leo University. Despite a momentous equalizing goal from redshirt-junior Ryan Ebert, the...

 
 By Rob White    Sports    August 31, 2018

MSUDenverWSOC: Roadrunners Cruise to Easy Win over Texas A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE, Texas – Gabriella Gamboa (Prosper, Texas/Prosper) and Reigna Banks (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield) each scored two goals and the Metropolitan State University of Denver overwhelmed Texas A&M-Commerce with 16 shots on goal in a...

 

SCU falls to John Brown 3-0

BETHANY, Okla. — Southwestern Christian University dropped its home opener to John Brown (Ark.) 3-0 Wednesday at a crowded Pickens-Springer Gymnasium. The Eagles lost the first set 25-19 before taking John Brown to the limit in a marathon, 30-28...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 31, 2018

Oklahoma DHS disputes report on foster care reform efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services on Thursday took issue with the latest report by monitors that downgraded the agency's progress in improving the state's foster care program for children. Agency director Ed Lake said...

 

Trump endorses GOP candidate for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing in on Oklahoma's governor's race, giving his "complete and total Endorsement!" to Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt, who won the state's GOP primary on Tuesday. Trump tweeted his endorsement...

 

Oklahoma City Archdiocese to disclose clergy abuse reviews

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released plans to disclose all credible allegations of child sexual abuse by priests who have served under it. The Archdiocesan Review Board on Wednesday approved two reports proposed by...

 

Oklahoma City police chief wants marijuana ordinance changed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's police chief is proposing a change to a marijuana ordinance that could improve the area's historically crowded jail. KFOR-TV reports that Police Chief Bill Citty spoke to the City Council on Tuesday about...

 

Oklahoma court orders new trial for man convicted of murder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is ordering a new trial for a man convicted of murder in the death of a woman who jumped from a moving truck and was run over. The court ruled Thursday that 39-year-old Michael Crawley...

 

Defending Big 12 champ Oklahoma opens against streaking FAU

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference the first weekend of the 2018 season: GAME OF THE WEEK Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Oklahoma. The Sooners have won three Big 12 championships in a row, and last season went to the College Football Playoff...

 

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