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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. 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 Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 12, 2018

Relationship, not religion

Jesus did not come into the world to bring another religion. Christianity, in fact, is not a religion at all. Religion is all about rules, laws and codes of conduct. In other words, religion tells you what you must do to make yourself acceptable to...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 12, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Here’s a concept you may not have given much thought. The Scriptures (and the Old Testament in particular) are full of prophecies. Most of them fall easily into one of two broad categories: general (which have a point action, one-time fulfillment)...

 

Random Thoughts

On Sept. 8, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka met in the final match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament held in New York City. Their confrontation marked the second year in a row that two athletes of...

 

Unsolved Avard mystery to be focus of genealogy society meeting Oct. 13

The Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society October program will be, “The Old Avard Road Unsolved Mystery of 1956.” The Oct. 13 meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Alva Public Library. The guest speaker will be Alica Hall who is a 2017 graduate in...

 

State Regents award grant to Northwestern to encourage high school students to become teachers

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has awarded the Division of Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University a grant titled “Why Teach?” The grant will support activities for the Teach Oklahoma programs and Woodward High...

 

Northwestern Homecoming was an all-around success despite rain

Despite the rainy weather, hundreds gathered around the downtown square on Saturday, Oct. 6, for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual Homecoming parade, then headed to Ranger Field to watch the massed bands perform, learn who the Ranger...

 

Eyeglass improvements

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” -- Arthur C. Clark. Just as batteries have grown in capacity and longevity, computers from novelty to necessity, and diaries...

 

Wonder Boys to visit Ranger Field for GAC Football Showdown

Northwestern Oklahoma State University football seeks its second victory in as many weeks as the Rangers face the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech at Ranger Field on Saturday. Kickoff for the Great American Conference matchup is set for 2 p.m....

 

Kanye West, in 'MAGA' hat, delivers surreal Oval Office show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a multipart rambling monologue...

 

Higher rates both a sign of US economic might and risk to it

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's dizzying sell-offs in the financial markets have been a rude reminder that the U.S. economy is no longer relying on ultra-low interest rates to fuel growth. Borrowing costs are rising for companies, homebuyers and the...

 

Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Federal investigators are confirming overpressurized natural gas lines were the source of the deadly explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. Thursday's preliminary report from the National...

 

Staying warm this winter may cost more for American families

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The cost of staying warm this winter is going to grow for the average American, and it's going to be especially painful for those who rely on heating oil, a federal agency said. The U.S. Energy Information Administration fore...

 

Economy, energy and Trump dominate Colorado governor's race

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John...

 

Rio Grande ruling challenged as drought persists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging a court ruling over whether water from the Rio Grande is properly accounted for and being used in beneficial ways as it flows through New Mexico's most populated region. They say the...

 

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three Nebraska farmers will plead guilty to knowingly marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar fraud scheme, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday. Tom Brennan,...

 

Missouri State Fair tallies 341K visitors this year

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Fair officials say that nearly 341,000 people attended this year's event in Sedalia. The Sedalia Democrat reports that fair's official 2018 attendance numbers released Tuesday tallied in at 340,957 visitors. Gov....

 

Mexican marines find 6 bodies in clandestine graves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Marines have found the skeletal remains of six men in illegal burial pits inside a house in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, state officials said Thursday. The Guerrero state government said some of the bodies were found with...

 

Drug treatment program shows promising results in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A study released Thursday shows an initial reduction in arrests and other promising results from a pioneering drug treatment program in New Mexico in which police refer nonviolent drug users to comprehensive counseling and...

 

Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

NEW YORK (AP) — About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates. And that...

 

There are many types of obesity – which one matters to your health

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with eas...

 

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch...

 

AP Exclusive: Tests show toxin in chain stores' jewelry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental...

 

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials. An estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14...

 

Teens who feel down may benefit from picking others up

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Think about the last time you helped someone out. Maybe you sent a supportive text to a stressed-out friend or gave directions to a...

 

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