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 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 30, 2020

The medium and the message

In the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he wrote, “I want you to know how much I am struggling for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me face to face.” Naturally, Paul would have preferred to see... Full story

 

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...

 

Winter weather causes art workshop, talk to be rescheduled for Nov. 4

The recent winter weather has caused a rescheduling of the artist talk and collage/mixed media workshop originally planned for Oct. 28 by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program...

 

Gracie Martin named NWOSU Foundation development officer

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce Gracie Martin as its new development officer. As the development officer, she is responsible for the...

 

Tuesday night bowling Oct. 27 standings

Team Standings Dilly Dilly: 19 wins, 9 losses The Bowl Movements: 19 wins, 9 losses Knights of Columbus: 18 wins, 10 losses Rollin Good Times: 13 wins, 15 losses O’Bar: 12 wins, 16 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 12 wins, 16 losses Next Frame: 12...

 

Quick fix meals are back

“Mama Mia, that's a spicy meatball,” “Heat, eat and enjoy,” and “A meal in a minute with the Chef’s touch in it” were advertising slogans for quick-fix meals that are heating up again....

 

Woods County commissioners hold special meeting Wednesday

Due to weather conditions, the Woods County Courthouse in Alva was closed on Monday. The county commissioners canceled their meeting that morning, but payroll had to be approved. A special meeting was held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. Commissioners...

 

Woods County 4-H Shooting Sports members participate at state shoot

On Saturday, Oct. 24, four Woods County 4-H members competed at the State 4-H Trap Shoot in El Reno. Drake Brady from Waynoka 4-H was the first place high individual out of 80 contestants with a...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw recently, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution extending the right to vote to American women. With the right to vote, of course, comes the right...

 

Storm brings much-needed moisture

According to OG&E, as of 8 a.m. Thursday power had been restored for more than 140,000 customers in Oklahoma following the Oct. 26 ice storm. But as of 8 a.m. Thursday, 244,000 were still without...

 

Oklahoma ice storm among worst to affect state utility

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An ice storm that struck Oklahoma this week is among the worst ever to affect the state's largest utility system, the company's president said Thursday. "This is probably the most severe storm we've ever had on our system,"...

 

Oklahoma needs win vs. Texas Tech to stay in Big 12 race

No. 24 Oklahoma (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) at Texas Tech (2-3, 1-3), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 14 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma leads 21-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma already has two losses and won't reach the College Football Playoff this...

 

Early voting begins across Oklahoma amid record turnout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early in-person voting began Thursday across Oklahoma for an election that has already seen record turnout throughout the U.S. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at most of the 77 county election board offices on Thursday...

 

Oklahoma virus cases rise by 1,041; state still in red zone

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma remains in the red zone for coronavirus cases and the number of reported cases was up by 1,041 on Thursday. A report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of H...

 

Troubled Kansas nursing home removed from Medicare program

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A nursing home where every resident has tested positive for the coronavirus in a rural Kansas county with the state's highest infection rate has been warned that federal officials are moving to remove it from the Medicare...

 

Kansas expects record-setting turnout for general election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials predicted Thursday that the state will see record-setting turnout for this year's presidential election. The Kansas Secretary of State's office said it anticipates 70% of Kansas voters will participate...

 

Man who exchanged gunfire with trooper died by suicide

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Arkansas man who exchanged gunfire with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an autopsy has found. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that the results of the autopsy on...

 

Man charged in death of woman whose body was found in river

MARION -- A Wichita man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a river earlier this year. Robert Burns Mans Jr., 48, was charged Wednesday in Marion County in the death of Shalan Niccole Gannon, 27,...

 

COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths. The St....

 

Girl killed, father critically injured in Wichita crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was killed and her father critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wichita, police there said. The crash happened just before noon Wednesday in northwest Wichita, police said. Police said a red car being...

 

Pregnant Florida woman pushes labor aside to cast vote

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant Florida woman didn't let labor stop her from casting her vote in the presidential election, refusing to go to the hospital until she filled out her ballot. Officials with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections...

 

Lawn robot in Germany messages owner for help, foils thief

BERLIN (AP) — A lawnmower robot's electronic cries for help foiled a thief's plan to make off with the grass-cutting automaton. German police said Friday that a homeowner in the western town of Lippstadt was surprised on Tuesday evening with a...

 

Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his presidential campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40 years his junior. He returns Friday as the Democratic...

 

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