Articles from the September 10, 2021 edition

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Laboring for the Lord

We have just finished a weekend that honors the worker or laborer. I bet some did more work in that weekend than they do during the week. Some may need a day off to recover from the long weekend. I believe that we can learn a couple lessons, maybe mo...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    September 10, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read chapters 1-35 of the book of Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet during the reign of four different kings we read about in Chronicles. He reminded them over and over about their disobedience and God’s wrath. He also reminded them of...

 

JACK LEWIS LANAKILA JONES

Funeral services for Jack Lewis Lanakila Jones will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021, at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Brad Hadsell and Pastor Ryan Pullan officiating. Interment will be in...

 

MARCY BETH ENGELKEN

Marcy Beth, daughter of Elizabeth Wayne (Hubbard) and Chester Elisha McNett, was born November 21, 1949, in the Cherokee Hospital. She passed away September 6, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma...

 

Freedom Covid cases double since last week

The number of Covid-19 cases in Freedom has doubled since last week. The Sept. 8 report by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) now lists ten cases for Freedom, compared to five a week ago.... Full story

 

Early recordings

Dear to my family, I have a 78 rpm record that my mother and Aunt Carrie made in the ‘40s. There were record-making machines available and they had one “cut.” The first phonograph was invented...

 

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, Wayne Carson eventually became an extremely successful songwriter after moving from Colorado to Tennessee in 1962. The first four years after his relocation were trying times...

 

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...

 

'If I can save one person's life, I've done it in honor of my mom'

Less than a month after losing her mother to Covid-19, registered nurse Jennifer Davis provided the first monoclonal antibody treatment to a patient at Norman Regional Hospital's Covid Infusion Unit.... Full story

 

Tuesday night bowling standings as of Sept. 7

Team Standings Rollin' GoodTimes 9 Wins 3 Losses The Bowl Movements 8 Wins 4 Losses Next Frame 8 Wins 4 Losses Knights of Columbus 7 Wins 5 Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 5 Wins 7 Losses Livin' on a Spare 5 Wins 7 Losses Dilly Dilly 3 Wins 9 Losses...

 

An answer to division and disagreement

In the last two years, we have experienced a global pandemic, social justice marches, riots around the nation, a bizarre economy, an intense election and transfer of powers, government lockdowns, and the greatest separation and animosity between the...

 

Campbell earns Offensive Player of the Week

Alva, Okla. – The Rangers freshman Tiara Campbell has been named the Great American Conference offensive player of the week. The Great American Conference has started their weekly player of the...

 

Campbell leads Rangers past the Jets

Alva, Okla. – The Rangers soccer team traveled to Wichita, Kansas, to face off against the Newman Jets Sunday afternoon. The Rangers came into this match with their heads held high, looking for their first win of the season. NWOSU took advantage...

 

Boden leads Rangers in 73rd Annual J.K. Gold Classic in Augusta

Augusta, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Women's Cross Country team returned to action Saturday afternoon as they opened their 2021 season competing in their first meet. The Red-and-Black traveled to Augusta, Kansas, for the 73rd Annual J.K....

 

Rangers close out Central Region Fall Preview

Blue Springs, Mo. – The Northwestern Women's Golf team concluded the Central Region Fall Preview on Wednesday at the Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Missouri. The Rangers finished the tournament with a 19th place finish, posting a team...

 

Lawyer: Court must bar duo from deciding on death row case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board will likely recommend that a high-profile inmate's death sentence be commuted unless two board members are barred from taking part in the decision, a lawyer for a county district attorney...

 

EXPLAINER: Biden administration takes on Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted "in open defiance of the Constitution" and asking a judge to quickly declare the law invalid. The case filed...

 

Oklahoma attorney general appeals ruling tossing mask ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor has appealed a state judge's temporary injunction that prohibits the state from banning mask mandates in public schools. The appeal, filed Thursday, cited the state's sovereign immunity...

 

Kansas pandemic response panel approves extra nurses' pay

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas hospitals will receive $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for extra pay for nurses to keep them on the job but will be required to report monthly on how many nurses they've lost and why under a plan a state...

 

Parson weighs special session to respond to Biden COVID plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is considering calling a special legislative session to challenge President Joe Biden's plan to require COVID-19 vaccination or testing for many workers. Parson told the Kansas City...

 

Homicide suspect dies after being shot by Topeka police

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police officials said a homicide suspect who was shot by police on Friday has died from his wounds. Jesse B. Lees, 33, of Topeka died hours after multiple officers shot at him in a residential area. Police said he was...

 

Former state Supreme Court justice joins Strickland case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri Supreme Court chief justice will join the Jackson County prosecutor's team working to free a man who prosecutors believe was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder more than 40 years ago. Edward "Chip"...

 

GOP group held 'war games' for state AGs before Trump loss

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An offshoot of the Republican Attorneys General Association that sent a robocall urging "patriots" to support then-President Donald Trump at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol held a special "war...

 

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