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 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 22, 2021

Getting rid of the fear of God

In his first epistle, the Apostle John has a lot to say about our relationship with God, which he describes as a relationship based on love, specifically God’s love for us. He writes that “we love him because he first loved us.” Our love for...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    October 22, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will read the Gospel of John this week. John begins verse 1 by stating “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John writes to establish that Jesus is the Messiah, the One who was promised in prophecy,...

 

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...

 

Covid-19 numbers coming down in state but up in Woods County

While the number of active Covid-19 cases continues to decrease in the state, some Woods County communities have had increases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) says as of Wednesday,...

 

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...

 

Northwestern men's golf concludes fall season with home Ranger Invite

ENID, Okla. – The Northwestern Men's Golf team finished up the Ranger Invitational on Tuesday at the Meadowlake Golf Course. The Rangers were able to take two teams and an individual to the tournament. The Ranger red team finished in fourth place w...

 

Redistricting proposals that could overhaul Oklahoma politics

Oklahoma's only competitive congressional district over the past decade could return to firm Republican control - or it could be changed to give Democrats the best chance they've seen in years. State...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Oct. 19

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 24 Wins 12 Losses Rollin' Good Times 21 Wins 15 Losses Dilly Dilly 20 Wins 16 Losses The Bowl Movement 20 Wins 16 Losses Next Frame 16 ½ Wins 19 ½ Losses O'Bar 16 Wins 20 Losses Livin' on a Spare 13 ½ Wins 22 ...

 

Miss Northwestern, Outstanding Teen to be crowned Oct. 31

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Liberty Bird and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Libby Williams will pass on their crowns Sunday, Oct. 31, to the two women who will be chosen to represent the university at the Miss Oklahoma...

 

Medicare Advantage

Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this period, Medicare enrollees 65 and older can switch plans. Options include traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Unlike...

 

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, former president Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. If he should win, he would be the second ex-president to return to the White House. The only pe...

 

Ranger volleyball completes match sweep

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern concluded their home-stand Tuesday evening with a non-conference match against Cameron University. Rangers used a fast start to take advantage in the opening set, taking the first three points before completing the sweep...

 

Northwestern women's golf concludes fall season with home Ranger Invite

Enid, Okla. – Northwestern Women's Golf team finished up the Ranger Invitational on Tuesday at the Meadowlake Golf Course in Enid. The Red-and-Black would tally a total team score of 698, earning them a third-place finish. "This week, we wrapped...

 

Rangers fall in conference battle 3-2

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The Rangers soccer team traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma, to play against the Bulldogs of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The Bulldogs pulled off a win Tuesday afternoon 3-2. The Bulldogs scored in the first 20 seconds...

 

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, former president Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. If he should win, he would be the second ex-president to return to the White House. The only pe...

 

Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Four Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the 2021 Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded...

 

Avard Rail Authority holds monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met on Thursday afternoon instead of on Tuesday as originally scheduled. Stan Bixler, Bob Firth, and Allan Poe were present to kick off the meeting since they were enough to call a quorum. (Todd Holder and Ed...

 

Swallow appointed to Alva City Council

The first order of business for the Alva City Council meeting Monday was the appointment of Wanda Gail Swallow to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat. Brandon Sherman moved outside the city limits and was no...

 

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. "Cold gun," the...

 

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye abruptly resigns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye unexpectedly resigned from the post on Friday, effective immediately, the state health department said. Department spokesperson Rachel Klein said Frye "felt it was time to move on" fr...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    October 22, 2021

Oklahoma St. coach Gundy agrees to perpetual 5-year deal

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has agreed to a new contract that will keep him on a perpetual five-year deal at his alma mater. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents has approved the recommendation from Oklahoma State president Dr. Kayse Shrum and Oklahoma...

 

Oklahoma slaying leads to arrest of Texans in Wyoming

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) — A Texas woman and her adult son have been arrested in Wyoming on murder warrants in connection with the slaying of a central Oklahoma man, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Debbie Senft, 47, and...

 

Body found believed to be missing Guthrie man, arrest made

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — A body found near Crescent is believed to be that of a missing Guthrie man and an arrest has been made in connection with his death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The remains are thought to be...

 

Oklahoma court adds tribe to those covered by McGirt ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma is the sixth tribe included in those covered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said the state has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal reservations by or against tribal citizens. The...

 

Major universities require employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The three largest public universities in Kansas will require all employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 to comply with a directive from President Joe Biden. Officials with Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and...

 

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