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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. 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...

 

Screws

Screwdrivers, component of every handyperson’s tool kit, have been around for at least 150 years. We wouldn’t need them if it weren’t for the plethora of fasteners we refer to as screws. Nails...

 

Stay grounded

I watched an interesting video the other night on YouTube called “Ascension” starring the magician David Blaine. He is known for his magnificent and unbelievable stunts and magic tricks (seriously, you could spend hours watching his videos... Full story

 

Spiritually Speaking

In Genesis 6, as the author is describing the state of the world just prior to the flood, we are told that the thoughts and intentions of men’s hearts were only on evil all of the time. As a result, we learn that “It repented God that He had...

 

Abbreviated county fair to have majority of events on Friday

The Woods County Fair livestock shows for the youth will all be held on Friday, Sept. 11, including the Poultry Show. Swine, beef cattle, sheep and goats under a revised schedule allowing for an all-in and all-out format to reduce the time needed at...

 

Bank It supports Woods County Emergency Management

Bank It: a Habit of Helping Foundation is your local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting smaller organizations and people in need in the Alva and Woods County areas. Bank It began in 2009 with a small group of bank employees from Alva Sta...

 

DOUGLAS ALAN STONER

GAINSVILLE, Texas – Douglas "Doug" Stoner passed away peacefully on September 2, 2020, after a lengthy battle with COPD, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Doug is survived by his wife...

 

Random Thoughts

Ruth Brown, the head of the Bartlesville public library from 1919 to 1950, believed that the library should provide all kinds of materials for its patrons to read. These included two journals that...

 

Woods County Industrial Development Authority working hard to improve the county

Rick Cunningham, Stan Kline and Randy McMurphy were enough to make a quorum at Tuesday morning's Woods County Industrial Development Authority meeting. (Members Richard Ryerson and Connor Martin were not present.) Neal Williams, Woods County...

 

WCEDC tables appointment of new member

The Tuesday meeting of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) began with Dr. Bo Hannaford, chairman, reading a resignation letter from Allan Poe. Because he is moving to a...

 

Western art collected by T. Boone Pickens offered at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Works of art depicting the American West and other pieces collected by the late Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens are expected to sell at auction for more than $15 million. Christie's said Thursday that the auction will be held Oct....

 

Oklahoma initial weekly, continuing jobless claims decline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Claims for unemployment benefits in Oklahoma are declining after reaching record levels during the coronavirus pandemic, the state Employment Security Commission reported Thursday. First-time weekly claims for the week ending...

 

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeff Gruenewald, University of Arkansas; Joshua D. Freilich, City University of New York; Steven Chermak, Michigan State University,...

 

SC's Graham says he orchestrated Trump-Woodward interviews

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's top congressional allies, is denouncing an implication floated by a Fox News personality that he intended to sabotage the president by setting up a series of revelatory...

 

Stitt selects former teacher as new education secretary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday named a former classroom teacher and CEO of an education reform group as his new secretary of education. Every Kid Counts CEO Ryan Walters will replace Secretary of State Michael Rogers,...

 

Missouri St coach Petrino returns to big stage vs. Oklahoma

For a day, Bobby Petrino will return to the big stage. The controversial coach will open his first season guiding Missouri State, a Football Championship Subdivision program, on Saturday night at No. 5 Oklahoma. Petrino has a 119-56 career college...

 

Chiefs nix headdresses, war paint to start NFL season

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The roughly 17,000 fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who filed into Arrowhead Stadium for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season Thursday were prohibited from wearing headdresses or war paint amid a nationwide...

 

Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Are you ready for some football? The kickoff of the NFL season Thursday with 17,000 fans in the stadium illustrates the nation's determination to resume its most popular sport in the middle of a pandemic that has already...

 

Governor urges GOP-led state council to extend declaration

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas will face a dramatic reduction in coronavirus-related services that would put residents' lives at risk if a state council does not approve extending a state disaster declaration, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday....

 

St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, said it unusual but...

 

Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler. Presidential transitions are always at least a little tricky. Case in point: Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a...

 

Nearly $500K hidden in furniture seized at Miami airport

MIAMI (AP) — Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said. U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport...

 

Tennessee officials searching for tiger spotted by deputy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities were searching Thursday morning for a tiger in East Tennessee. A deputy spotted the animal Wednesday night at an industrial park, the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on social media. Several...

 

10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire

GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that at least 10 people have died in a massive Northern California wildfire and 16 people remain missing. Butte County sheriff's investigators found seven bodies on Thursday, a day after three other...

 

Charges, sanctions revive specter of Russian interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday charged a Russian national in a sweeping plot to sow distrust in the American political process and imposed sanctions against a Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker accused of interfering in the...

 

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