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Articles from the December 24, 2021 edition

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Birth of Christ

Throughout the entire expanse of eternity There existed, exists, and will continue to Exist one event that redefined life as it Moves and inhabits an endless universe. And yet was and is so personal that it pierces The mind, heart, and soul of every...


Christmas reconciliation

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all...



“I don’t repeat gossip so you have to hear me the first time.” Talk around the water cooler, break room, teacher’s lounge, and coffee shop is on the rise, having taken a hit during the...


42 active Covid cases in Alva

As of Monday, Dec. 20, Alva has 42 active cases of Covid-19 according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) online database. Active cases less than five are shown as 1 to 4. Both Freedom and Waynoka fall in that category. No information... Full story


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 Sunday: Sunday school is at...


Santa Letters from Longfellow Elementary School

Dear Santa, Can I have a toy train? Sincerely, Preston Dear Santa, How are you Mrs. Clause doing? I would like a Tot Tot truc! for Crtsmas. Sincerely, Bentley Dear Santa, How are you Mrs Claus doin? Iua like a toy tr for Christmas. Please tell your... Full story


Northwestern announces honor roll for fall 2021

Fall semester honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Executive Vice President. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all A’s, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a minimum of 12... Full story



Funeral services for David Walter Like will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 24, 2021, at the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ in Waynoka with Bill David Walker officiating. Interment will be in the...


Random Thoughts

Like many aspiring fiction writers, Erskine Caldwell had a difficult time breaking into the profession. Magazine editors consistently rejected his short stories, and he had to pay to have his first...


Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Dec. 21

Team Standings Knights of Columbus 45 Wins 27 Losses Rollin GoodTimes 41 Wins 31 Losses Dilly Dilly 40 ½ Wins 31 ½ Losses The Bowl Movements 40 Wins 32 Losses O'Bar 35 ½ Wins 36 ½ Losses Marshall's Oldtimers 34 ½ Wins 37 ½ Losses Next Frame 30...


Audit shows City of Alva interfund borrowing totals $2.5 million

The result of the City of Alva audit for the fiscal year from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, was not a surprise to city officials. That fiscal year ended a little over a month after the FY18-19... Full story


Double homicide suspect believed to have killed himself

LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — A man fatally shot two people in rural Kansas and then apparently killed himself in a nearby home, authorities say. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 41-year-old Lyle Miller showed up at an outdoor...


Prosecutor: Topeka police justified in fatal shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka area prosecutor has found that police were justified in fatally shooting a homicide suspect. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said this week that no charges would be...


Sweet repeat: Brothers regift same hard candy for decades

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire brothers have gotten their holiday regifting skills down to an art — they've been passing the same hard candy back and forth for over 30 years. It started in 1987, when Ryan Wasson gave a 10-roll...


Airlines cancel flights due to COVID staffing shortages

NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines canceled hundreds of flights as the omicron variant jumbled schedules and drew down staffing levels at some carriers during the busy holiday travel season. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines together canceled more than...


Yes, there is a Santa Claus. And no, COVID-19 won't stop him

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santa's coming this Christmas Eve, and a second holiday with COVID-19 won't stop him. That's the word from the joint U.S.-Canadian military operation that for 66 years has... Full story


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