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The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” [Wisdom, pleasures, folly, toil, advancement, and riches are all meaningless] Now all h...

 

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...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Six short years ago, Lynn Martin posted a picture on the back page of the Review Courier that offended some people. As a result, several local ministers refused to take advantage of Lynn’s invitation to post articles in the Friday edition. The...

 

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Friday, Oct. 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Koehn said that people who are United States citizens,... Full story

 

Following directions

Following directions is a lifetime skill. For those of a certain age, “close cover before striking” was an early example. It referred to a book of matches that had a flap to cover the package...

 

Get ready for uncertainties

The pandemic has caused anxiety, depression and a feeling of restlessness for most of us. We worry about our health, family, jobs and finances. No one knows what the future holds and most of us feel powerless during these unique times. However, there...

 

Random Thoughts

Once Ruth Brown began openly supporting racial equality in Bartlesville, city leaders wasted no time plotting to fire her from her job at the town’s public library. For one thing, the city commissio...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for Sept. 22

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 7 wins, 1 loss Dilly Dilly: 6 wins, 2 losses Knights of Columbus: 6 wins, 2 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 6 wins, 2 losses Rollin Good Times: 2 wins, 6 losses Next Frame: 2 wins, 6 losses O'Bar: 2 wins, 6 losses...

 

Ryan Bowen presented with Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award

Ryan Bowen, head baseball coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was awarded the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award at the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association annual... Full story

 

Missionaries participate in Alva Clean-up

Three missionaries serving in the Alva Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined about two dozen people on Sept. 19 for a fall clean-up day in downtown Alva. The three...

 

Local students participate in livestock judging contest at Woods County Fair

Six teams from Alva and Waynoka 4-H and FFA participated in the Woods County Fair Livestock Judging Contest on Sept. 12. In the Senior FFA division, Alva FFA placed first with the team of Payten... Full story

 

City council hears update on water meter problem

According to a report at the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, the city is getting some new water meter heads to repair those no longer providing remote reading. Councilmember Daniel Winters said the Water/Wastewater Committee met and... Full story

 

Girl dead, 3 family members hurt in Oklahoma house explosion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A girl was killed and her parents and brother were injured when their home in Oklahoma City exploded Thursday morning, fire officials said. The coroner has identified the girl as Berklee Maguire, 14. Her parents and brother wer...

 

Task force: Oklahoma 3rd in U.S. in coronavirus positivity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma ranks third in the U.S. in positive tests for the coronavirus and sixth in new coronavirus cases, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The state had a 9.9% positivity rate last... Full story

 

Oklahoma court says child neglect charge applies to unborn

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unborn children are included in the definition of a "child" for purposes of prosecuting child neglect cases, an Oklahoma appeals court ruled on Thursday. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned a lower court ruling... Full story

 

No. 15 Oklahoma State unsure of QB for West Virginia game

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With Spencer Sanders' status unclear for Saturday's game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who will be at quarterback for No. 15 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Will Sanders' right foot injury, wh...

 

Denver appeals court considers appeal in trooper shooting

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death in the 1999 killing of an Oklahoma state trooper urged a Denver federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a judge's ruling that he was not harmed by mistakes made by his original lawyers at...

 

No. 3 Oklahoma seeks payback against Kansas State

Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 28. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss...

 

Federal investigation of Overland Park teen's shooting death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal agents are investigating the shooting death of an Overland Park teenager by a police officer for possible civil rights violations, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday. John Albers, 17, was killed in January 2018 as he...

 

COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic...

 

Terror probe opened after 2 wounded in Paris knife attack

PARIS (AP) — France's counterterrorism prosecutor's office says it has opened an investigation into a knife attack Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that wounded at least two people. The investigation was opened...

 

Japan's newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

TOKYO (AP) — Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan's new prime minister has spent much of his career in the shadows, supporting previous leader Shinzo Abe with backroom bureaucratic maneuvers and in largely...

 

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories....

 

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