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Area 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...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    December 25, 2020

The rescue mission

As everyone knows, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. But the baby in the manger is not really the most important thing for us to consider. The more important question is, why did Jesus need to come into the world at all? It was not...

 

Share Medical to install air purification system

The Alva Hospital Authority held a special meeting Monday noon, Dec. 22, to finalize the purchase of air cleaning equipment. Several trustees were unable to attend. Four were required for a quorum to...

 

Debt relief

When the pandemic struck, we found ourselves in an economic turndown that fortunately has affected other parts of the country more than ours. While some businesses closed indefinitely, others were...

 

Our Christmas spirit

Years ago, our church group was out Christmas caroling. We weren't far from the church and our leader led us out to the back of Mr. Castle's house to sing to him and his wife. His wife came to the door and greeted us with a smile and was gracious....

 

Tigers handle Hillcats, 83-58

HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State women's basketball team moved to 5-0 on the year after an 83-58 win over Rogers State Sunday (Dec. 20). It was the Tigers' fourth-straight 20-plus point victory, the first time they've won four consecutive conferenc...

 

Lady Rangers 2021 basketball schedule released

(Notice: The Great American Conference announced its Council of Presidents agreed to not allow any fans for the first two weeks of games. They will look to reconsider following the games played on Saturday, Jan. 16.) ALVA, Okla. – The 2020-21...

 

Random Thoughts

Today is Dec. 25 – Christmas! Like many people, Christmas is my favorite holiday. Also, like many people, I find the 2020 version of that holy day to be different from what is “normal.” As the...

 

Rangers basketball set for New Year's Day

(Notice: The Great American Conference announced its Council of Presidents agreed not to allow any fans for the first two weeks of games. They will look to reconsider following the games played on Saturday, Jan. 16.) Alva, Okla. – The long wait...

 

Man, 18, two juveniles arrested in Oklahoma double killing

FORT TOWSON, Okla. (AP) — Police have arrested three teenagers after finding the dead bodies of one of their parents near a southeast Oklahoma community, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday. Chad Jon Dale Voyles, 18, was...

 

Oklahoma jail inmate charged after deadly altercation

ADA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said this week it is looking into the death of an inmate who died after a fight with another inmate at the Pontotoc County Jail . The agency announced in a press release late Wednesday...

 

Oklahoma Dept. of Health to outsource health lab management

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health will outsource management of the state's public health lab, a move many saw problematic to do so during a pandemic. The state made a contract with Prairie One Solutions, a newly formed...

 

2 arrested after trying to break into Topeka paper's offices

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police arrested two men for attempting to break into the Topeka Capital-Journal's newspaper offices on the morning of Christmas Eve. Shawnee County Dispatch confirmed the arrests Thursday and said both men were transported to th...

 

Kansas working through details of who gets vaccinated when

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is working through the details of exactly who will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines in exactly what order as it concentrates on giving shots mostly to health care workers this month. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told...

 

Wife of ex-mayor granted diversion in faked ticket case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The wife of a former Kansas mayor who resigned abruptly before the couple was charged with making fake tickets to attend a zoo fundraiser has been granted diversion in the case. Elizabeth Blubaugh has to pay $945 in...

 

Kansas governor to propose treatment center for inmates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly plans to propose creating a treatment center at Kansas' largest prison for inmates with substance abuse problems. Kelly said she plans to recommend adding a treatment center at the state prison in Lansing in...

 

Police: Couple steals $300 albino python from pet store

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Police in Peabody, Massachusetts, are looking for a couple who slithered away with a snake worth $300 from a city pet store. The couple entered the Petco store around 4:30 p.m. Monday, police told The Salem News on Wednesday....

 

New Mexico governor: Coronavirus poses no threat for Santa

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's official, at least according to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham: Santa Claus and his reindeer are immune to COVID-19 and can safely visit homes all across the state. Lujan Grisham's office on Wednesday announced...

 

Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance

PALM BEACH (AP) — After tossing a grenade that threatens to blow up a massive COVID relief and government funding bill and force a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic, President Donald Trump was golfing on Christmas for a second...

 

Police: Explosion in Nashville believed to be 'intentional'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The...

 

US plants hope to maintain production despite virus threat

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. factories have been cranking out goods during much of the pandemic at rates that are remarkably close to normal. However, manufacturers are concerned they may not be able to keep pace until most of the country is vaccinated...

 

A pandemic Christmas: Churches shut, borders complicated

ROME (AP) — Curfews, quarantines and even border closings complicated Christmas celebrations Friday for countless people around the globe, but ingenuity, determination and imagination helped keep the day special for many. In South Africa, which is...

 

Judge delays execution of only woman on US death row

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after president-elect Joe Biden...

 

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