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Experiencing the wilderness and the importance of faith

The Book of Numbers has long been known as such because it begins and ends with a census of Israel. However, the Hebrew name for this book, “In the Wilderness,” perhaps better describes what the book is about. While in the wilderness, God’s...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    October 29, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read the book of Acts, the acts of the apostles. The apostles were chosen by Jesus, taught by Jesus, and now that Jesus has ascended into heaven, they are empowered to do His work. In Acts 2 Peter preaches the first gospel sermon...

 

Alva Middle School Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle have selected Kylie Adair and Spencer Smiley, 8th grade; Bailey Clepper and Keaton Adair, 7th grade; and Jenna Murrow and Isaac Anton, 6th grade, as AMS Students of the...

 

Four injured in Wednesday wreck

Three people from Woodward and one from Mooreland were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday in Dewey County. Dominic Ortega Benites, 44, of Woodward, was driving a 2019 Ford F250 pickup southbound on US-183. According to the Oklahoma Highway...

 

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...

 

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks state from carrying out two executions. What's next?

The future of the death penalty in Oklahoma is once again uncertain following a federal appeals court ruling. The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to temporarily stay the executions of death row prisoners John Grant and Julius...

 

Sen. Murdock supports increased biosecurity measures to prevent foreign animal disease outbreaks

OKLAHOMA CITY – Foreign animal diseases are a constant threat to Oklahoma’s livestock. An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on American soil would have devastating consequences for agriculture producers and our state’s economy. That’s...

 

Share Medical Center exploring options on surgeons

“Inpatient has been busy, still,” said Share Medical Center CEO Kandice Allen. “Covid is dying down. We’re happy about that. Staffing is good.” She was presenting her monthly report to the trustees of the Alva Hospital Authority Tuesday....

 

ELSIE MAE SHIPLEY

Funeral services for Elsie Mae Shipley will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Bible Baptist Church with Pastor John Clapp officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under...

 

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, Grover Cleveland is the only former president to run for and win his old office. He is not, however, the only ex-president who wished to reside once again in the White House. Martin...

 

Generation gap

Baby Boomers, Millenials, Gen Z, Generation X – are any of these relevant to society or are they labeled only to generate bickering on social media? Are there real issues to address for each of...

 

AHS Veteran's Day program Nov. 11

The Alva High School Student Council invites all veterans to be a part of the Veteran's Day program to honor and celebrate their service to our country on Nov. 11 at the Alva High School. A casual coffee social will be held in the library from 8 to...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Oct. 26

Team Standings Rollin' GoodTimes 25 Wins 15 Losses Knights of Columbus 24 Wins 16 Losses Dilly Dilly 23 Wins 17 Losses The Bowl Movements 21 Wins 19 Losses O'Bar 20 Wins 20 Losses Next Frame 16 ½ Wins 23 ½ Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 16 Wins 24...

 

Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program Stipend awarded to three social work majors

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work announces Northwestern-Alva senior Rachel Beaver of Longdale, Northwestern-Woodward junior Amy Ireland of Seiling and Northwestern-Enid senior Perla Fonseca Torres of Enid are the...

 

Ladybugs Cross-Country Team state-bound Saturday, 3A Regional Champions

"If we run well we could medal. Lots of our girls are peaking at the right time," AHS Cross-country Coach Kris Gore said of her team who is state-bound this Saturday, Oct. 30, in Class 3A. The state...

 

Doctors question sedative dose used in Oklahoma execution

While medical experts say it's unclear why an Oklahoma inmate began convulsing and vomiting after the first of three drugs used to execute him was administered, all agree the dosage was massive compared with what's standard in surgeries — with one...

 

Cherokees respond to Oklahoma request to overturn McGirt

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation on Friday responded to the state of Oklahoma's request that the U.S. Supreme Court reverse its ruling that some tribal reservations were never disestablished. The tribe argued that the state gives no vali...

 

University of Oklahoma to enact employee vaccine requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma on Friday announced that all employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by Dec. 8. The university must comply with President Joe Biden's executive order mandating vaccinations for...

 

Oklahoma deputy shot while responding to disturbance

PINK, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma deputy sheriff has been hospitalized after being shot several times while responding to reports of a domestic disturbance Friday morning on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, authorities said. The deputy, whose name and...

 

Vaccine mandates compared to Holocaust in Kansas hearing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas labor leader on Friday compared President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews, and a top Republican lawmaker seemed to agree with the comparison. The comments from Kansas...

 

Man sentenced for crash that killed Wichita radio host

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for causing a crash that killed longtime Wichita radio personality Don Hall. Ray Watkins, 44, was found guilty last month of involuntary manslaughter. Police said...

 

Man sentenced for burning woman to death, injuring officers

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A Baxter Springs man who killed his neighbor and injured two police officers by setting them on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 53, was sentenced Monday for first-degree murder in the 2017...

 

Kansas Supreme Court debates judge who shared nude photos

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a retired judge should be disciplined for sending nude photos of himself to an online site for swingers. The court heard arguments Thursday in the case of former Russell County...

 

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