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Religion 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...

 

Building houses

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. You know the story: The three pigs leave home to make their way in the world. Concerned only with a life of leisure, the first two pigs build their houses as quickly as possible, unconcerned about what...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    September 3, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We began reading through the Bible in January with the purpose of reading the entire Bible in a year. Another purpose is to read the Bible FOR a year. To that end before we finish the year we will read all of the Old Testament once, and read through...

 

Alva High School graduates pursue electrical careers

Three recent Alva High School graduates are following their dreams in Colorado. At the end of May, Ethan Kilmer, Tanner Quinlan and David Carpenter walked across Ranger Field at NWOSU and graduated...

 

Try your hand at making bread for the Woods County Fair

The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is sponsoring their annual bread baking contest at county fairs throughout Oklahoma. The Woods County Free Fair will be held Sept. 9-11. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission and the Oklahoma Wheat Grower’s Association...

 

Young exhibitors needed for the Woods County Free Fair

If you’re old enough to hold a pencil, a paint brush, or bake a batch of cookies or candies, you’re old enough to participate in the Woods County Free Fair on Sept. 9-11 at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Fair exhibit classes are open in Cultural...

 

J.W. Martin Library staff plans upcoming workshops

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library staff will be hosting several upcoming workshops – all of which are free and open to the public. “University research can be a challenge, especially to new students,” Douglas...

 

HELEN MAE ALEXANDER

Helen Mae Alexander, age 57, of Amorita, Oklahoma, passed away August 24, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska, after a brave and lengthy battle with breast cancer and sarcoma of the lung. Helen was born November 21, 1963, in Kiowa, Kansas, to William Alexander...

 

Hot peppers

In 1969, character actor Jack Somack made an Alka-Seltzer commercial that today would go viral. He bites into some spaghetti and states: “Mama-Mia, that’s-a one spicy meatball.” How spicy do...

 

Random Thoughts

Previously, we looked at a musical group called the Contours who had one big hit in their career: the original version of the Motown song “Do You Love Me?” The story goes that Berry Gordy, the...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Aug. 31

Team Standings Rollin GoodTimes: 6 Wins 2 Losses The Bowl Movements: 6 Wins 2 Losses Next Frame: 5 Wins 3 Losses Knights of Columbus: 4 Wins 4 Losses Livin' on a Spare: 4 Wins 4 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 3 Wins 5 Losses Dilly Dilly: 2 Wins 6...

 

New Texas abortion law pushes women to out-of-state clinics

Even before a strict abortion ban took effect in Texas this week, clinics in neighboring states were fielding growing numbers of calls from women desperate for options. An Oklahoma clinic had received more than double its number of typical...

 

Abortion rights advocates sue to block pending Oklahoma laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of abortion rights advocates, clinics and advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block recent Oklahoma anti-abortion legislation from taking effect. The lawsuit filed in a state district court in...

 

Oklahoma State opens at home against Missouri State

Though Oklahoma State is just outside the preseason AP Top 25, coach Mike Gundy still feels good about his squad heading into the season opener against Missouri State on Saturday. "I'm excited about where we're at," Gundy said. "I'm excited about...

 

Oklahoma public safety director named, top lawyer resigns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced the appointment of a new commissioner of public safety in the state and said the governor's top lawyer is resigning. Stitt said he has appointed Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Tim...

 

Tulsa offers employees $250 stipend for virus vaccination

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — City employees in Tulsa are being offered a $250 stipend for receiving a coronavirus vaccination, plus a possible additional $250 if their department reaches vaccination goals. The City Council voted Wednesday night to provide...

 

Gay history exhibit removed from museum at Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic state senator has demanded an explanation after an exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was removed from the state Capitol following Republican complaints. Kansas City Sen. Greg Razer, the only...

 

GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens

DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks. General Motors announced Thursday that it would pause production at eight of...

 

Death toll tops 40 after Ida's remnants blindside Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers, tornado damage and continuing calls for rescue Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning more than 40...

 

EXPLAINER: What to know about the new Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Supreme Court allowing a new Texas law that bans most abortions is the biggest curb to the constitutional right to an abortion in decades, and Republicans in other states are already considering similar measures. The law...

 

Study: Warmer Arctic led to killer cold in Texas, much of US

Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes the central and eastern United States in killer cold, a study finds. The study in the journal Science...

 

Social media's 70-up 'grandfluencers' debunking aging myths

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan MacDonald's health was in shambles at age 71. She was overweight and on numerous medications with high cholesterol, rising blood pressure and kidney trouble. Her daughter, a fitness coach, warned that she'd wind up an invalid...

 

School investigating after Indigenous student says hair cut

CLINTON, Okla. (AP) — School officials in Clinton are investigating after a Native American fifth-grade student alleged that two other students held him down and cut his hair. Superintendent Tyler Bridges told Oklahoma City television station KWTV...

 

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