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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 Sunday: Sunday school is at...



This past Sunday I talked to the congregation about prayer. I realize that some of them may be reading this (if you are, HI!) but I’m gonna take a chance at repeating myself to a few of them by...


Acute and chronic pain

Pain is something we all live with and some have more than others. There is a distinction between acute and chronic. Medicine defines pain as a symptom of an underlying condition. Pain has its...


Random Thoughts

On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee state legislature was considering becoming the 36th state to ratify the proposed 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. If...


Tuesday night bowling Oct. 13 standings

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 15 wins, 5 losses Dilly Dilly: 14 wins, 6 losses Knights of Columbus: 14 wins, 6 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 9 wins, 11 losses O'Bar: 8 wins, 12 losses Rollin Good Times: 8 wins, 12 losses Next Frame: 6 wins, 14...

 By Trish Gedon    Local    October 16, 2020

Let kids help out in the kitchen

With the holidays just around the corner, many families are planning special meals that include many traditional favorites. One way to help keep these family traditions alive is to get your kids in the kitchen with you. Not only will your children...


Local paramedic training to begin this spring at NWTC

Having trained paramedics in rural communities can save lives. Paramedics are advantageous to rural communities because they are heavily relied upon by hospitals in emergency situations. Access to paramedics is also important for bringing industry...


FFA chapter officers decide to Reduce, Renew and Resolve

Officers of the Alva FFA and Burlington FFA chapters participated in the 2020 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference on Sept. 29 at the Enid Events Center in Enid. The eight...


Travels with God

Pastor Tim Roggow's life has always centered around faith and education. He was a third grade teacher for seven years and a director of Christian education for almost 20. Maybe that's why he seems so... Full story


Avard Regional Rail Park Authority accepts MRF bid for tree removal

On Tuesday night, members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority held their monthly meeting. Members Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were joined by Woods County Economic Development Committee director Neal Williams and Woods County...


AP FACT CHECK: Rhetoric from Trump, Biden in the non-debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities Thursday night in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be. Here's how some of the rhetoric compared wit... Full story


Group falls short after trying to remove Norman councilwoman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman who launched a petition drive seeking to oust a City Council member did not have the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, the city clerk acknowledged in a legal filing. Ward 3...


Average Oklahoma unemployment lowest since pandemic start

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's four-week average of unemployment claims has fallen below 100,000 for the first time since the jobless rate skyrocketed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state employment security commission reported Thursday.... Full story


Cincinnati-Tulsa postponed due to Bearcats' COVID-19 issues

No. 8 Cincinnati's game at Tulsa on Saturday has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among Bearcats players. The American Athletic Conference announced Thursday the game is being rescheduled for Dec. 5. The number of players who have... Full story


Protesters disrupt Kansas City eviction hearings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Kansas City, Missouri, chained themselves to the doors of a downtown courthouse Thursday and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions. The protest, which drew about 100 people, was... Full story


Racist comments flood online Kansas State diversity event

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A virtual diversity event at Kansas State University was flooded with racist comments after a white student who caused an uproar with a racist tweet about George Floyd earlier this year shared a link to the livestream and... Full story


Old man quarterbacks Brady and Rodgers face off Sunday

Hey old-timer, what are you still doing on an NFL field? Guaranteed no one is asking that question to the quarterbacks in the bays: 43-year-old Tom Brady in Tampa and 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. The two future residents of Canton, Ohio...


Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S., forcing many places to reimpose tough restrictions eased just...


Kansas congressional candidates scuffle over police reform

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican state treasurer and Democratic Topeka mayor who are running for the open seat in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District clashed over police reform and racial justice in a debate. Jake LaTurner, the state's treasurer,... Full story


Newspaper sues for records in Kansas police shooting death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Star and its owner, The McClatchy Company, are suing a Kansas City suburb for records related to the 2018 police killing of an Overland Park teenager. The newspaper reported that the lawsuit filed Wednesday...


COVID spike arrives late, hits hard in rural Kansas county

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — With COVID-19 cases surging in rural areas across the Midwest, a county sheriff in northwestern Kansas found himself struggling to breathe and landed in a hospital room more than an hour from home because there was no space at...


Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys. The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion...


Alva Goldbugs fall to Perry 46-14

The Alva Goldbugs went into Thursday night's fall break football game with high hopes of improving their district record, but it was not to be. The Goldbugs fell to the Perry Maroons 46-14. It seemed... Full story


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