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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. 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 Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    November 23, 2018

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...

 

Spiritually Speaking

“If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing” (1 Cor. 13:3, ASV). Let me be among the first to welcome you to the Christmas season. May your days be merry and bright! It’s Black Friday:...

 

Planning Commission to review building permit applications

In October the Alva City Council discussed the need to update the current ordinance on land use or zoning. Earlier the Planning Commission had approved an exception to allow a zoning change to commercial in the middle of two lots in a residential... Full story

 

December OBI Blood Drive looking for 94 donors

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) for a one-day blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ranger Room. The blood donor goal for the...

 

Northwestern students, faculty to raise funds for Child's Play Charity during 24-hour livestream

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Computer Science program will sponsor a 24-hour livestream to raise funds for Child's Play Charity from 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, until 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Members of the program will gather in the Bill...

 

Diamonds

“Is it live, or is it Memorex?” – a slogan from the days of recording tape. Is it a real diamond, or is it paste? Paste diamonds, also known as diamond simulants, have some of the same character...

 

Random Thoughts

Sports fans often refer to the Rose Bowl game as “the granddaddy of them all.” This is so because it is the oldest of all football bowl games played in the United States. Back in 1934 it was also...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    November 23, 2018

Lady Rangers push Oklahoma Christian late in 65-61 loss

ALVA, Okla. – A late comeback bid by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s basketball squad came up short Tuesday evening against former conference rival Oklahoma Christian inside Percefull Fieldhouse. Down by as many as 16 late in...

 

Alva police chief speaks to Woods County Retired Educators

Ben Orcutt, Alva police chief, presented the program at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Woods County Retired Educators Association held at the Alva Public Library Auditorium. Chief Orcutt talked about the...

 

13th annual Ranger Research Day winners announced

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Alva campus hosted the 13th annual Ranger Research Day in the Student Center Ballroom where 31 projects were entered with 47 participants having the... Full story

 

Russian security agency says it prevented attacks on schools

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian official says the country's top domestic security agency has thwarted a series of attacks on schools in the wake of last month's shooting-and-bomb attack by a teenager on a school in Crimea. An 18-year-old student went on a...

 

Car strikes crowd at China school, killing 5 and hurting 18

BEIJING (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, a local government spokesman said. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon...

 

Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom's royal...

 

IAEA calls on North Korea to re-admit nuclear inspectors

VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog has called on North Korea to allow inspectors back in to monitor its nuclear program. Speaking at a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency Thursday, Director General Yukiya...

 

Manhattan makes deal to get half of its power from wind

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Manhattan City Commission has approved a plan to convert half of its energy use to wind power. The Mercury reports that the commission Tuesday backed a 20-year agreement with Westar Energy for the 300-megawatt Soldier...

 

As Trump questions global warming, UN says: US gov't won't

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. scientist on Thursday shrugged off an online quip from U.S. President Donald Trump that questioned global warming, saying a U.S. government report will show the "fundamental impacts of climate change on the U.S. continent."...

 

Arkansas institute part of successful peanut allergy study

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Arkansas Children's...

 

Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite governor support

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam...

 

Future of elk in southwest Colorado in jeopardy

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate's ability to survive in healthy...

 

Artificial intelligence improves highway safety in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Artificial intelligence is helping improve safety along a stretch of Las Vegas' busiest highway. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a yearlong partnership between public safety agencies and a startup technology firm resulted in a 17...

 

Technology shapes insurance companies' response to wildfires

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane...

 

Scientists find remains of huge ancient herbivore

BERLIN (AP) — A giant, plant-eating creature with a beak-like mouth and reptilian features may have roamed the Earth during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago, scientists said Thursday. In a paper published Thursday by the...

 

Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel island have been isolated from the rest of the world. They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to e...

 

Libyan officials say suspects in killing of US teacher held

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the...

 

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