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Area 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...

 

Sometimes we fear because we doubt

As I have thought about all the world around us and the extreme ideas that have been released, whether true or false, it seems that fear has been the motivating factor for those that want their sides heard and followed. It doesn’t really matter if...

 

Poisonous snakes

After the experiences of shock and awe created by the pandemic of 2020-? I am not surprised by much but I was startled when a small gopher snake curled up in the doorway of my car museum. It may come...

 

Random Thoughts

In 1976, the New York Yankees, once one of the most successful major league baseball organizations, broke out of an 11-year slump. The team made it into the World Series for the first time since...

 

Northwestern announces 2021 Hall of Fame inductees

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Ranger Athletics is pleased to announce the 2021 class to be inducted into the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame. The 29th Hall of Fame class for Northwestern is Bob Battisti (basketball...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for Nov. 10

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 29 wins, 7 losses Dilly Dilly: 24 wins, 12 losses Knights of Columbus: 22 wins, 14 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 19 wins, 17 losses Rollin Good Times: 15 wins, 21 losses Next Frame: 15 wins, 21 wosses O'Bar: 13...

 

Avard Rail Park Authority to team up with marketing company

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority assembled on Tuesday night for their regular meeting after attending a special one the night before. At the latter, an executive session was held, but the board took no action. At the former, there was also an...

 

77 active cases in Alva

Covid-19 numbers posted by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) tend to lag behind the actual cases. It takes time to assemble all the information from around the state and log it into computers. However, the day-to-day progression of... Full story

 

First positive tests among residents at Beadles Nursing Home

Beadles Nursing Home in Alva now has three residents who have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Administrator Adam Jordan, DPh. Although a few staff members have had positive tests, this is the first time the coronavirus has been detected... Full story

 

Woods County Courthouse closes to public

After Woods County positive cases of coronavirus spiked Monday at 70, the Woods County commissioners called an emergency meeting Tuesday morning. After being locked down in the spring, the courthouse...

 

Oklahoma man charged in filming death has died in custody

JAY, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma man accused of filming a woman's death after injecting her with methamphetamine has died in custody, authorities said. Brian Edward Anderson, 51, of Disney, was taken to a hospital in Grove, near the border...

 

Judge rules former Kansas teacher will face stalking charge

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a stalking charge will stand against a former fourth-grade teacher in the Olathe School District accused of surreptitiously photographing a 10-year-old student. A Johnson County judge on Thursday rejected...

 

No. 6 Kansas rides expectations, uncertainty into season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was still trying to figure out the makeup of his team the first week of November, roughly about the time the Jayhawks would have had a couple exhibition games under their belts in anticipation of the sea...

 

Kansas counties tighten COVID rules; Topeka schools online

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public health officials in two of Kansas' most populous counties on Thursday tightened restrictions on gatherings, and public schools in the state's capital city scrapped at least two weeks of in-person classes in favor online...

 

Interesting season for Big 12 QBs, and not necessarily last

Kansas State and Texas Tech changed starting quarterbacks midseason for much different reasons. While true freshman quarterbacks are now starting for both Big 12 teams in the Kansas, and No. 18 Oklahoma is led by redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler, th...

 

Police: 1 of 2 people shot in Kansas City, Kansas, park dies

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of two people shot over the weekend in a park in Kansas City, Kansas, has died, police there said. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday in Kaw Point Park, police said. Officers who arrived on the scene found...

 

Kansas Underground Railroad barn eyed for history center

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — History buffs are proposing that a Kansas limestone barn used in the Underground Railroad should be transformed into a community history center. The Watkins Museum, Lawrence Public Library, Guardians of Grover Barn,...

 

Police stumped by theft of rare tree in Wisconsin capital

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. The 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain pine was sawed down sometime between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9, University of...

 

Russian city to demolish derided 'Robot' building

MOSCOW (AP) — A hulking, never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot's head that has loomed over the Russian city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region's governor says. The 21-story House of Soviets was...

 

EXPLAINER: What to watch for in the post-Election Day mix

The U.S. election is over. Democrat Joe Biden is president-elect, and incumbent Donald Trump has not acknowledged that. And there's a lot still going on — in the courts, in the recount arena, and in the limbo of transition from one American chief...

 

Big study supports cheap combo pill to lower heart risks

A daily pill combining four cholesterol and blood pressure medicines taken with low-dose aspirin cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths by nearly one third in a large international study that's expected to lead to wider use...

 

Military voters fear they're part of unsupported fraud claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some military voters are concerned they have been thrust into the center of unsubstantiated fraud claims by President Donald Trump's campaign that several thousand people may have improperly voted in Nevada. There is no evidence of...

 

With COVID-19 surging, schools suspend in-person education

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state spiking to record levels, bus drivers and teachers in quarantine, students getting sick and the holidays looming, Schools Superintendent Scott Hanback in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, made a tough...

 

Repudiating Trump, officials say election 'most secure'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to put it any more bluntly: "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised." Rejecting President Donald Trump's persistent claims and complaints, a broad...

 

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