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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...

 

Beyond all expectations

The people of Israel had been waiting a long time. They had endured war, famine, oppression and exile. They had been overrun by foreign nations that turned them from citizens into subjects. But they had never lost hope. They knew the promises God had...

 

Tempted and tried, part 2

As we talked about last week, we all have our temptations and trials that we go through, and we might ask ourselves, “How am I to escape or overcome them?” In the Holy Scriptures, we know that we are encouraged to overcome our sins and...

 

VALDA LIDIJA JIRGENSONS

Valda Lidija Jirgensons née Spengelis, 99 years old, of Valdosta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022. Valda was born in Ludza, Latvia, to Janis and Pauline Spengelis on February 9,...

 

Fiery phenomenon

Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes are threats to life. We haven’t experienced all of them at the same time in the same place, but recent volcanic activity makes us aware that in this...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 2, 2022

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

What is your worth? I don’t necessarily mean a dollar amount. I mean what are you worth? What are you worth to others? What are you worth to your friends and neighbors? What are you worth to your community? What are you worth to God? The older I...

 

Random Thoughts

When I was in my early 20s, I got a job as an insurance agent who went to people’s homes to collect their payments for their policies. My insurance route included four towns of several thousand...

 

Northwestern's fall commencement ceremony to be held Dec. 4

Fall commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, in Percefull Fieldhouse. Music will be provided by the Northwestern brass quintet under the direction of Dr. Michael Black, assistant professor...

 

Northwestern alumnus scheduled as fall 2022 commencement speaker

Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumnus Dr. Randy Smith, who is currently retired after 41 years in education, will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater during the university’s fall commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 4, at...

 

Northwestern alumnus scheduled as fall 2022 commencement speaker

Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumnus Dr. Randy Smith, who is currently retired after 41 years in education, will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater during the university's...

 

Alva Schools holiday concerts scheduled

The month of December will be a busy time for the Alva Schools. Students from all three elementary schools, AMS and AHS will be preparing for their upcoming Christmas concerts. All concerts will be held in the Alva High School auditorium and are...

 

Ladybugs open season with win over Chisholm

Despite having only one senior on the team, the Alva Ladybugs opened their season at home with a 37-31 win over the Chisholm Lady Longhorns. Although they have a new coach in Aly Seng, the Lady Longho... Full story

 

Goldbugs beat Chisholm to begin season

The Alva Goldbugs began the season with a 56-39 win over Chisholm at home Tuesday night. The Goldbug lineup includes plenty of seasoned players from last year. Their starting five included one junior... Full story

 

Lady Rangers hit century mark in win over Falcons

ALVA, Okla. – Monday the Lady Rangers continued non-conference play against the Falcons from Kansas Christian University and easily overcame the visitors 111-45. Northwestern jumped to an early...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Nov. 29

Team Standings Knights of Columbus – 35 wins, 25 losses O'Bar – 34 wins, 26 losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 32 ½ wins, 27 ½ losses Dilly Dilly – 32 ½ wins, 27 ½ losses Rollin GoodTimes – 29 ½ wins, 30 ½ losses The Bowl Movements – 29...

 
 By DAVE HOGG    Sports    December 2, 2022

Jaguars visit Lions in matchup of young, improving teams

DETROIT (AP) — Normally, a December matchup between 4-7 teams wouldn't get much attention. The Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars, though, might be worth a watch on Sunday. The young teams are playing much better than they did during terrible...

 

Prosecutor: Fatal shooting by Lawrence police was justified

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Three Lawrence police officers who shot and killed a man in October will not face charges because their actions were legally justified, Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez announced Thursday The officers shot...

 

GOP elections chief in Kansas decries 'horrible environment'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican elections chief on Thursday decried a "horrible environment" for local officials overseeing voting and counting ballots this year as top state officials certified November's results. Secretary of State Scott...

 

Kansas sees taxes fall 5.3% short of expections in November

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected 5.3% less in taxes than expected in November, the first time in more than two years that its collections have fallen short of the state's monthly target. The shortfall was $36 million, but the state Department...

 

Kansas justice chides state law school for 'closed' climate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A member of Kansas' highest court has resigned in protest from a part-time teaching job at a state law school following what he says was an unsuccessful attempt by the university to pressure students into canceling an event feat...

 

'A joke': Man charged after fake ad draws calls to candidate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is accused of posting a fake Craigslist ad for a free trailer with a legislative candidate's number on the day of the election, later telling investigators he meant it to be a joke after a flood of unwanted...

 

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden's call for federal intervention in a long-runni...

 

Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal...

 

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