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Proctor in position for a big NFR

PRYOR, Okla. – The 2022 ProRodeo regular season was one of the best of Coleman Proctor’s career. Roping with New Mexican Logan Medlin for the second straight year, Proctor battled his way to fourth in the heading world standings, earning...

 

Thankful and joyful

There is an old European story about a traveler who came upon a barn where the devil had stored seeds that he planned to sow in the hearts of people. There were bags of seeds variously marked “Hatred,” “Fear,” “Doubt,” “Despair,...

 

Random Thoughts

When I graduated from college I was three months shy of my 22nd birthday. I knew that I wanted to obtain education beyond my bachelor’s degree, but I had to work for a while to earn some money...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    November 25, 2022

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

We are rapidly approaching my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. It’s a day to give thanks for all of our blessings. Then there is the hunting. Now, I am not a dyed-in-the-wool hunter. I love to hunt, but more so I love to get out in nature and be abl...

 

Thanksgiving

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, “Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens “Brown paper packages tied up with string, “These are a few of my favorite things.” These lyrics...

 

Tempted and tried, part 1

We all have our temptations and trials that we go through, and we might ask ourselves, “How am I to escape or overcome?” In the Holy Scriptures, we know that we are encouraged to overcome our sins and temptations, but how does that work? Well,...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for week of Nov. 22

Team Standings Knights of Columbus – 35 wins, 21 losses Dilly Dilly – 32 ½ wins, 23 ½ losses O'Bar – 30 wins, 26 losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 29 ½ wins, 26 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 27 ½ wins, 28 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 27...

 

Seven Alva city officials to be elected in April 2023

At the Monday, Nov. 21, Alva City Council meeting, a resolution was approved to hold a nonpartisan general election next spring for the purpose of electing city officers. Seven officials for the City of Alva will be on the ballot in the April 4,... Full story

 

Five from Alva injured in collision

Five people from Alva were injured in a collision in Grant County Monday. Kimberly Bowling, 37, and Ki Bowling, 19, both of Alva, were hospitalized at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Kimberly was admitted in stable condition with leg and head... Full story

 

Grants confirmed for Alva water meters, waterline

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker shared some good news on grants for city projects at Monday’s Alva City Council meeting. The city applied for a large grant from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to help with the purchase of new water meters.... Full story

 

Armed guards a fixture outside pot farm before 4 were slain

Armed guards were a fixture outside the marijuana growing operation in rural Oklahoma where four people were slain execution-style. The mail carrier "was met with guns pretty much all the time," Jack Quirk, the owner of the local paper, All About...

 

Wilma Mankiller, first female principal chief of Cherokee Nation, led with compassion and continues to inspire today

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) If you fish in your pocket or purse for a U.S. quarter today, there's a chance you'll see Wilma Mankiller's face....

 

Cat's out of the bag when TSA finds stowaway feline at JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause. As the bag went through the X-ray...

 

Alaska firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters in Alaska got an unusual request for assistance last weekend from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, but it wasn't your mundane cat-stuck-in-a-tree situation. "They were looking for some help getting a moose out of...

 

'Bodies drop' as Walmart manager kills 6 in Virginia attack

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Walmart manager pulled out a handgun before a routine employee meeting and began firing wildly around the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the nation's second high-profile mass shooting in four days,...

 

10 days in, no suspect, no weapon in Idaho student slayings

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Ten days after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their rooms, police said Wednesday they still have not identified a suspect or found a murder weapon, and they continued asking for tips and...

 

Witness: Shooter at gay club showed 'no hesitation'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Deanne VanScyoc said she dropped to the floor behind a pool table at Club Q and called 911 as the first shots rang out just before midnight, hitting people at the bar. VanScyoc was facing the entrance from behind a...

 

$740M in crypto assets recovered in FTX bankruptcy so far

NEW YORK (AP) — The company tasked with locking down the assets of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX says it has managed to recover and secure $740 million in assets so far, a fraction of the potentially billions of dollars likely missing...

 

Rangers win big in home opener

Alva, Oklahoma - The Rangers faced off against the Thunder Tuesday in their first home game of the season. Northwestern was able to collect their second win of the season as Manhattan Christian answered back to Northwestern at the start of the first...

 

Lady Rangers win second straight to start the season

ALVA, Okla. – The Lady Rangers continued their play Tuesday at home against Friends University, another non-conference team. Northwestern strung together a 5-0 run in the first and an 8-0 run in the second for a hefty lead the entire game before...

 

Women's cross country closes 2022 season in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Women's Cross Country closed out their 2022 season with the NCAA Regional meet in Joplin. The Rangers finished 35th in the meet with two runners in the top 200. “The women competed hard today and ran...

 

Men's cross country closes 2022 season setting school record

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Rangers men's cross country team closed out their 2022 season with the NCAA Central Regional Championship meet Saturday after traveling to Joplin for the meet. Northwestern finished 27th overall in the meet with six placing in...

 

Oklahoma deputy wounded, man killed in Thanksgiving shooting

BUFFALO, Okla. (AP) — A 30-year-old man was killed and an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy was wounded during a Thanksgiving morning shooting in the northwest of the state, authorities said. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said it's...

 

No. 3 Kansas edges North Carolina State in Self's return

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — First-year guard Gradey Dick scored a season-high 25 points to help No. 3 Kansas beat North Carolina State 80-74 in Wednesday's Battle 4 Atlantis opener, giving coach Bill Self a successful return to the bench after...

 

Cat's out of the bag when TSA finds stowaway feline at JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause. As the bag went through the X-ray...

 

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