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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...

 

Jesus! It's Your birthday

We all have calendars that we use to keep track of events and dates. On the calendar we have birthdays of people, usually friends and relatives, for the month. It is a time to celebrate. As we get older the birthdays for some are less important and...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    December 17, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We are nearing the end of our reading through the Bible. This week we will finish the Old Testament by reading the books of Obadiah through Malachi. These are all prophets sent by God to bring His people back to Him. These prophets have a little...

 

Runway lights inoperable for two months

The lack of nighttime runway lighting at the Alva Regional Airport not only impacts fuel sales, but it also prevents fixed-wing medical aircraft from landing at night. The runway lights have been disabled since Oct. 22 while a solution is sought....

 

Youth section wall repaired at Alva Public Library

Repairs on the east wall of the youth section of the Alva Public Library are nearly complete. The wall was damaged by leaking water coming through the outside wall. Library Director Sandra Hamilton said the outer wall which is part of the pocket...

 

Two school board candidates found ineligible

There will not be a school election for any of the three Woods County school districts in 2022. Holly Blevins of the Woods County Election Board reports that the hearing on contested candidates for...

 

Northwestern history professor reviews McGraw-Hill Company history textbook

Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently participated in a scholarly activity that few of his peers ever experience. He was asked by textbook publis...

 

Supply and demand

I saw a plaque that listed the four stages of life: “You believe in Santa Claus, you don’t believe in Santa Claus, you are Santa Claus and, the last stage, you look like Santa Claus. Having...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Last month, I began gathering signatures so that the Legislature could call itself into special session to fight back against federal overreach – specifically, the push by the Biden administration to force both public and private sector employees...

 

Random Thoughts

Being a historian and teacher requires me to do lots of reading. When I have some free time away from work one of my favorite pastimes is: reading! Reading for pleasure for me often entails delving...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Dec. 14

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 43 Wins 25 Losses The Bowl Movements 40 Wins 28 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 39 Wins 29 Losses Dilly Dilly 37 ½ Wins 30 ½ Losses O'Bar 31 ½ Wins 36 ½ Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 31 ½ Wins 36 ½ Losses Next Frame 28...

 

Alva Goldbug Education Foundation reaches $1 million in funds

From Alva’s beginning, education was extremely important. Couples moved their families to Alva so their children could receive the best education possible. Along with education came opportunity. Alva Goldbug Education Foundation is honored to have...

 

Strong wind causes train derailment

High wind gusts in northwest Oklahoma Wednesday caused vehicle accidents and damage. A dangerous grass fire erupted near Byron in northern Alfalfa County, and the Alva Fire Department responded to... Full story

 

Hospitals in Kansas, Missouri report spike in COVID cases

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Hospitals in Kansas and Missouri are delaying surgeries, turning away transfers, holding patients in emergency rooms while they wait for beds to open up and desperately trying to hire traveling nurses as COVID-19 cases double... Full story

 

Hurricane-force wind gusts in Colorado, dust storms in Kansas, tornadoes in Iowa in December – here's what fueled a day of extreme storms

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Extremely powerful winds swept across a large part of the U.S. on Dec. 15, 2021, hitting several states with hurrican...

 

Up, up and they pay: $2.6M winning bid for Superman #1 comic

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare copy of a Superman #1 comic book that sold on newsstands for a dime in 1939 was purchased for $2.6 million in an auction. The comic showing Superman leaping over tall buildings on the cover was sold Thursday night to a buyer...

 

2 dead in Kansas wildfires fueled by windy, dry weather

Two men have died from injuries suffered in wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres across Kansas this week, authorities said Friday. Richard Shimanek, 84, a farmer and rancher who lived near Leoti, died Thursday night at a...

 

Kim Potter on Daunte Wright death: 'I'm sorry it happened'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright told jurors at her manslaughter trial on Friday that she "didn't want to hurt anybody" that day, saying during sometimes tearful testimony that she shouted a warning...

 

Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case heads to the jury

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The jury that will weigh 11 charges of fraud and conspiracy against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes finally got the case Friday afternoon after a three-month trial that captivated Silicon Valley. The hand-off came...

 

Ex-hostages doing well, have left Haiti, mission agency says

All the former hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group kidnapped in Haiti have been flown out of the country after a two-month ordeal, the leader of their Ohio-based missions organization said Friday, as he also extended an offer of forgiveness...

 

Ghislaine Maxwell declines to testify as defense rests case

NEW YORK (AP) — After 12 days of testimony over three weeks, jurors heard from the final witnesses Friday in the sex trafficking trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who told the judge she wouldn't testify because she was confident...

 

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