Articles from the October 21, 2022 edition

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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.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...

 

Preparing the soil

I was driving down Highway 64 when I noticed the fields had been worked and the soil turned. Many people are hard at work sowing seeds. With today's equipment, the work seems to go quickly. I often...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    October 21, 2022

Our God is an awesome God

How do we view God? I mean, what is our perception of Him who we have never seen face to face? We go to worship the Lord every Sunday, we say some prayers along the way, and we claim to be a Christian to those we think are just like us. But how do...

 

RONNIE DEAN MORLAND

Ronnie Dean Morland of Edmond, Oklahoma, was born February 1, 1944, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away Monday afternoon, October 17, 2022, after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by...

 

Overdose

The number of drug overdoses in this country is staggering. More than 100,000 Americans died last year and fentanyl users are more at risk from the drug itself or lately laced with other drugs. What...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    October 21, 2022

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

Back when I was just a little kid, Dad bought a couple of big ole geldings from Billy Sizelove. Dad was running quite a bit of ground, and he needed something that they could ride all day long. They needed something they could rope a sick calf off...

 

Random Thoughts

In the 1950s, Borden Deal embarked upon a career as a professional writer of fiction. As a southerner, born in Mississippi and educated at the University of Alabama, Deal wanted to write about the Sou...

 

Football: Rangers drop home game to Southeastern

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern returned home for a match up against Southeastern Oklahoma University and was defeated 44-7. Dakota Michaels led his team in passing yards with 95 and Torrence Stevens led in receiving yards with 52. Alejandro Aaron led o...

 

Men's golf places 5th at Ranger Invite Tuesday

ENID, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's golf team completed the Ranger Invite the annual tournament hosted by Northwester each season. Northwestern had two teams compete and an individual in the tournament. The Rangers placed 5th and 10th o...

 

Edler uses two solid runs for title

ALVA, Okla. – A view of the Central Plains Region steer wrestling standings early in the 2022-23 season reveals what most in this part of the world have known for a long time. The top men on the tally all come from Northwestern Oklahoma State Univers...

 

Ranger soccer finishes with third straight shutout

ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers celebrated their seven seniors – Carlie Massingale, Kaitlyn Morphy, Giselle Holguin, Abby Nunez, Kailani Kealoha, and Avery Platt – Saturday before the match. Every senior started the match against East Central Unive...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Sept. 27

Team Standings Dilly Dilly – 25 ½ wins, 10 ½ losses Knights of Columbus – 22 wins, 14 losses The Bowl Movements – 20 ½ wins, 15 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 19 ½ wins, 16 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 17 ½ wins, 18 ½ losses O'Bar – 16 wins, 20 losse...

 

Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship for fall 2022

Four Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the 2022 Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded...

 

Man injured in collision near Mooreland

A man from Mutual was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Woodward County Wednesday. The wreck occurred five miles west of Mooreland on US-412. Shawn McDowell, 58, of Mutual, was driving a 2019...

 

Juvenile injured in UTV accident

A 10-year-old from Laverne received a head injury in a UTV accident Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol withheld the names of the four juveniles involved in the wreck. The incident occurred at 9:03 p.m. on private property at 699 S. County Line... Full story

 

Property at 827 Maple declared dilapidated

Although Alva City Council members were provided with some pictures, Joe Parsons distributed more photos he had taken of 827 Maple St. He told the council Monday that he has filed numerous complaints...

 

Lahr approved for Alva City Council seat in split vote

Dissension lengthened an already long Alva City Council agenda Monday night. Split voting began immediately as the council members considered the consent agenda, which included minutes from two meetin... Full story

 

Feud with tribes threatens Oklahoma governor's reelection

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Many of the 39 Native American tribes based in Oklahoma have played roles in state politics for decades, often behind the scenes. They became bigger, more outspoken players when voters approved Las Vegas-style gambling in 2004. T...

 

Oklahoma executes man convicted of killing infant daughter

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed inmate Benjamin Cole on Thursday morning despite claims from his attorneys that he had been severely mentally ill. Cole was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. at Oklahoma's state penitentiary in McAlester. He w...

 

Judge dismisses effort to halt student loan forgiveness plan

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday dismissed an effort by six Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey w...

 

EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The federal government is investigating whether Mississippi state agencies discriminated against the state's majority-Black capital city by refusing to fund improvements for its failing water system, the U.S. Environmental P...

 

Russian, Ukrainian troops gird for major battle in Kherson

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian troops appeared Thursday to be girding for a major battle over the strategic southern industrial port city of Kherson, in a region which Russian President Vladimir Putin has illegally annexed and s...

 

Appeals court: Graham must testify in Georgia election probe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The...

 

Jury: Kevin Spacey didn't molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury sided with Kevin Spacey on Thursday in one of the lawsuits that derailed the film star's career, finding he did not sexually abuse Anthony Rapp, then 14, while both were relatively unknown actors in Broadway plays in 1986. T...

 

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