Articles from the November 24, 2023 edition

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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Alva Church of God is located at 517 9th St. in Alva. Sunday morning Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with Worship Service following at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., “The Chosen” series will be shown. Young adults...

 

Giving thanks

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When is it easiest to be thankful? When things are going good, right? While it might be easier to praise God when you are most happy...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    November 24, 2023

Love one another

Something that is easier said than done is to love one another. Loving someone you like or already love is easy, but loving someone that you don’t know or even don’t like, is another story altogether! Our lives as Christians are a little more...

 

MARION MILLEGE

Funeral services for Marion Leon Millege, 84, will be Friday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Alva with Rev. Taylor Anderson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be...

 

Twinkies

Twinkies are near the top of America’s least healthy food pyramid. Sales of packaged snacks such as Ding Dongs, Donettes, and of course Twinkies held up well during the pandemic. Liquor sales were...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    November 24, 2023

Counting my blessings this Thanksgiving

We are celebrating my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. What about Christmas or Easter, you might ask? They are certainly near the top of the list. How could the day we celebrate our Savior’s birth and his ascension to Heaven not be really high on...

 

Drag queens on wheels, part 4

When Shirley Muldowney began competing in the “Top Fuel” category of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) in 1973, she faced discrimination from fans of the sport as well as some of her fellow...

 

Culling in search of rodeo gold

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Growing up in northern British Columbia, Stephen Culling didn’t have the typical childhood of a rodeo cowboy. “My parents are both wildlife biologists,” said Culling, 29, a professional steer wrestler for Fort St. John...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Nov. 21

Team Standings The Bowl Movements – 32 ½ wins, 19 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 29 wins, 23 losses Rollin GoodTimes – 29 wins, 23 losses Knights of Columbus – 27 wins, 25 losses Dilly Dilly – 26 wins, 26 losses O'Bar – 25 wins, 27...

 

Don't forget fall cleanup in the garden

With the arrival of colder weather, gardeners should spend some time tidying up their garden spaces in the offseason. What stays in the garden and what goes? Casey Hentges, Oklahoma State University Extension specialist and host of OSU Agriculture...

 

Northwestern nursing students receive perfect score at Ranger Research Day

Students of the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing received a perfect score for their research project at the 18th annual Ranger Research day at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus. Tiffany Goss, Garber senior;...

 

Northwestern honors employees during 2023 Recognition Ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's employees were honored during the annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremonies Nov. 14-15. Ceremonies took place in Alva and Enid to honor employees who...

 

Problems with claims, minutes arise at Alva City Council, AEDA meetings

The consent agenda is a way for public bodies to lump together some routine items and vote on them together. At the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, Nov. 20, the consent agenda was separated into minutes and claims due to a problem.... Full story

 

Jalon Moore scores 18 to help Oklahoma beat Iowa 79-67 at Raby Children's Invitational

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jalon Moore made 6 of 7 from the field, 5 of 5 from the free-throw line and finished with 18 points to help Oklahoma beat Iowa 79-67 Thursday at the Rady Children's Invitational. Javian McCollum scored 14 points, Otega Oweh 13 and...

 

Robbery suspect's colorful underwear helped police arrest him, authorities say

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of multicolored briefs peeking out above a robbery suspect's low-slung trousers helped police arrest him more than a year later, federal authorities in New York said Wednesday. The robbery happened at a tobacco shop in...

 

Violent clashes break out in Dublin after knife attack that injured 3 children, one seriously

LONDON (AP) — Violent clashes broke out in central Dublin on Thursday evening, with vehicles torched and riot police attacked, after a 5-year-old girl was seriously injured in a knife attack earlier in the day that also saw a woman and two other...

 

Qatar says Gaza cease-fire will begin Friday morning, with aid to follow 'as soon as possible'

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A four-day cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas was set to begin Friday morning, Qatar said after a daylong delay extended the agony for those hoping for some relief from the deal, which is to bring the...

 

OxyContin maker's settlement plan divides victims of opioid crisis. Now it's up to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agreement by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits over the harm done by opioids could help combat the overdose epidemic that the painkiller helped spark. But that does not mean all the victims are satisfied....

 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams accused of 1993 sexual assault in legal filing

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1993, according to a legal summons filed Wednesday. The three-page filing does not contain details of the alleged assault but names Adams, the...

 

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