Articles from the September 2, 2022 edition

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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...

 

Summer is over

How do you mark the end of summer? Some look at Labor Day, others when it starts to cool. Some look at the start of school, and some hold to the official date. For me, it begins with the end of VBS, school starts, the county fair, and then the...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    September 2, 2022

Slow down, make the moment last

Simon and Garfunkel sang a song titled “The 59th Street Bridge Song” (Feelin’ Groovy), released in 1966. The premise of this song was to slow down and take life a little slower or a little more easy. What a busy time of the year it is. School...

 

JEREMY NEWTON TUNE

Jeremy Newton, son of Robbie (Stephens) Diefenbach and Clyde W. Tune, was born on February 12, 1979, in Enid, Oklahoma, and passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on August 28, 2022, at the age of 43 years,...

 

Juices

When our daughters were young, apple juice was a favorite. There has always been discussion about the value of juice in the diet, because most are high in sugar, contain acids harmful to the tooth...

 

Random Thoughts

In the fall of 1970, Jesse Hill Ford had lived in Humboldt, Tennessee, for more than a decade, and he had become well-known in the town. He had also become financially successful after several years...

 

Northwestern Upward Bound programs receive grant renewal

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently received notification from the U.S. Department of Education of the renewal of two federal Upward Bound grants. Together, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science will receive over $2.9 million in...

 

Northwestern receives grants for opioid, stimulant prevention 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University was awarded two Higher Education Prevention Services (HEPS) grants, one for opioid prevention and the other for stimulant prevention, through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse...

 

Alva Covid-19 cases decrease; Freedom, Waynoka have increases

Active Covid-19 numbers have decreased in Alva, but Freedom and Waynoka have increases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) data released on Thursday lists Alva with nine active cases...

 

Tuesday night bowling standing, week of Aug. 30

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 7 Wins 1 Loss The Bowl Movements 6 Wins 2 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 6 Wins 2 Losses Livin' on a Spare 5 Wins 3 losses Marshall's Oldtimers 3 Wins 5 Losses Dilly Dilly 2 Wins 6 Losses O'Bar 2 Wins 6 Losses Ghost Team...

 

Lobb earns GAC setter of the week

RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas – Northwestern Oklahoma State Ranger volleyball opened their 2022 season over the past weekend finishing the Missouri Southern State Tournament 3-1 with wins over William Jewell, Truman and Newman. Ranger junior Cameron Lobb...

 

Ranger volleyball sweeps final day at MSSU Tournament

JOPLIN, Missouri – The Northwestern Oklahoma State volleyball team closed out the Missouri Southern State University tournament with two matches Saturday. The team swept Truman State University in the first 3-0 and defeated Newman University in...

 

Two late first-half goals help lead Northwestern over Newman Sunday

ALVA, Oklahoma – Sunday afternoon the Rangers hosted their second non-conference game of the season against Newman University. The Rangers were able to find momentum late in the first half finding the back of the net twice. This helped lead to...

 

Nunez, Koster take home Week 1 GAC Player of the Week honors

ALVA, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State Soccer opened their first week of the season going 2-0 with wins on Friday over Oklahoma Panhandle State and on Sunday over Newman University. The Ranger team was rewarded with two player of the week...

 

First Friday exhibit features Native American art

The First Friday Art Walk in downtown Alva tonight kicks off this month's featured exhibit "Native American Visions" at Graceful Arts Gallery, 523 Barnes St. Native American artists include Michael... Full story

 

Venables, No. 9 Oklahoma open season against UTEP

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Finally, Brent Venables gets his shot. The man who helped build dominant defenses in 26 years as an assistant coach at Kansas State, Oklahoma and Clemson will make his head coaching debut Saturday when ninth-ranked Oklahoma...

 

Body found near Oklahoma lake in 2008 is identified with DNA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A body found near an Oklahoma lake 14 years ago has been identified, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The remains are those of Angela Mason, 25, and were identified after a DNA sample from the body was u...

 

Kansas GOP governor candidate 'respects' vote on abortion

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor in Kansas said Thursday that if he is elected he will respect voters' overwhelming rejection of an amendment that would have removed the right to abortion from the state's...

 

Woman's trial for 2 Kansas deaths ends with hung jury

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jury announced Thursday that it could not reach a verdict in the trial of a woman accused of killing her ex-husband and his girlfriend 20 years ago. Jurors deliberated for about 35 hours over six days in Dana...

 

Legalized sports betting begins in Kansas with 'soft launch'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legalized sports betting arrived in Kansas on Thursday, with wagers being taken at state-owned casinos and via mobile apps. The "soft launch" of sports betting in Kansas comes after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill in...

 

Paddleboarder loses phone; scuba diver finds it next day

ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — When Laura Hernandez fell into the water and lost her iPhone while paddleboarding off Massachusetts earlier this month, she figured it was probably gone for good. But the next day the New York woman returned to the Rockport...

 

Mississippi capital's water disaster developed over decades

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For at least the third time in a dozen years, portable toilets are parked outside the ornate Mississippi Capitol because Jackson's water system is in crisis. The big "Gotta Go" trailer is just one example of the city's...

 

Biden at Independence Hall: Trump, allies threaten democracy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden is sounding an alarm about what he views as extremist threats to the nation's democracy from the restive forces of Trumpism. In a speech Thursday night, he framed the November elections as part of an ongoing...

 

Tech tool offers police 'mass surveillance on a budget'

Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people's movements months back in...

 

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