Articles from the November 4, 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 Churc...

 

Spook Parade Costume Contest winners

Costume contest winners in the 9 to 12 year-old bracket: Kylee Winslow, Hayes Potter and Matthew Fisher. Photo by Desiree Morehead...

 

The ugly part of November

The first of November is always a welcome sight. Trees turning, the first batch of homemade chili on a cold night, and the approaching holiday season with loved ones. The only difficult part of...

 

Is politics a ministry?

Okay, there are two things that we are taught growing up that should never be talked about at the dinner table or family reunion. Those two subjects are politics and religion, but my question to the reader today is, “can you mix the two?” Is...

 

County fair checks available at Woods County OSU Extension Office

The Woods County Fair Board has county fair premium checks available to be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The OSU Extension office is located on the east side of the bottom level of...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    November 4, 2022

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

It has been a long time since I have written anything about politics but since Nov. 8 is rapidly approaching here we go. I was taught as a kid to not get mad. I tried with a varying degree of success to instill that trait in my kids. Usually getting...

 

Random Thoughts

Borden Deal was not only a writer of quality fiction, he was also quite prolific. In addition to 21 novels, he published approximately 100 short stories in well-known magazines and literary journals....

 

Number please

The Hindu-Arabic numeral system is the world’s most common numeral system, developed in the 1st and 4th century by Indian mathematicians. Numbers infiltrate our lives from the moment we are born...

 

Northwestern wins home rodeo

ALVA, Okla. – Kaden Greenfield was blunt and to the point when talking about the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo this past weekend. “We’ve got a good team this year,” said Greenfield, a senior steer wrestler from Lakeview,...

 

Rangers drop match to Southwestern 3-1

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern hit the floor Tuesday for their last home match against Southwestern Oklahoma State and lost 3-1 to the Bulldogs. Addison Wimmer collected 15 kills followed closely by... Full story

 

Tonny Loustaunau new financial manager

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association announces the appointment of Tonny Loustaunau as its financial manager. Loustaunau begins his new role after working as relationship manager for...

 

Delta Dental of Oklahoma awards scholarship to Alva student

ALVA – Delta Dental of Oklahoma (DDOK) and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation recently announced its scholarship fund recipients at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry (OUCOD) for...

 

Pumpkin decorating contest held at Alva Middle School

The Alva Middle School hosted its first Pumpkin Decorating Contest for Halloween 2022. Students, faculty, and staff decorated pumpkins by painting and covering them. Pumpkins were not supposed to be... Full story

 

Dr. Mike Knedler to lead Northwestern Homecoming Parade as marshal

Dr. Mike Knedler will lead Northwestern Oklahoma State University's annual homecoming parade as its marshal starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, on Alva's downtown square. Upon learning he was...

 

First Friday Art Walk to feature 'Oklahoma Views'

Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva will feature "Oklahoma Views" during tonight's First Friday Art Walk, 6-8 p.m. Pictured are oil paintings by Calvin Graybill (top), sculptures by Nancy Russell (lower...

 

View plans for Alva pool, bath-house at Sunday event

The City of Alva Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Pool Project is hosting a Swimming Pool and Bath-House Project Plans Reveal on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alva Recreation... Full story

 

Oklahoma inmate gets temporary reprieve from execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted another temporary reprieve to death row inmate Richard Glossip, pushing his scheduled execution back until February 2023 so that an appeals court has more time to consider his claim of...

 

Church elder sentenced to life for killing pastor-wife

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former elder in a Kansas City, Missouri, church was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing his wife, who was an associate pastor. Robert Lee Harris' sentencing comes after he was found guilty in August of...

 

North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired at least six missiles into the sea on Thursday, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that triggered evacuation warnings and halted trains in northern Japan, adding to a recent barrage of...

 

Biden trying to save incumbent Democrats in campaign sprint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Joe Biden took off on a personal final-days campaign sprint Thursday that reflects the Democrats' major concerns before next week's midterm elections, appealing to New Mexico voters to defeat "reckless and...

 

Milwaukee elections worker fired over false ballot requests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A top Milwaukee elections official has been fired after she allegedly sent falsely obtained military absentee ballots to the home of a Republican state lawmaker who has been critical of how the 2020 election was administered. M...

 

EXPLAINER: Threats to US election security grow more complex

BOSTON (AP) — Top U.S. election security officials say protecting the nation's voting systems has become increasingly challenging. That's due mostly to the embrace by millions of Americans of unfounded conspiracy theories and false claims about...

 

US jails rife with violence, abuse and overcrowding

In California, lawyers accused staff at the Los Angeles County jail of chaining mentally ill detainees to chairs for days at a time. In West Virginia, people held in the Southern Regional Jail sued the state, saying they found urine and semen in thei...

 

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