Articles from the August 11, 2023 edition

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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Alva Church of God is located at 517 9th St., in Alva. Sheryl White is our pastor. Sunday: Normal hours are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening youth meet at 5 p.m. This is for youth sixth g...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    August 11, 2023

Wealth kills a nation

I recently stopped into a Quick Stop gas station to purchase a few items and happened upon an older gentleman who was talking with the attendant. As I stood in line behind him listening, he seemed to be a very interesting fellow. When he had...

 

Bank It announces the next CommUNITY Vision

Bank It: A Habit of Helping Foundation is excited to name the Cherokee Strip Museum as its third quarter CommUNITY Vision. Donations for the museum will be received until Sept. 30, 2023. The Cherokee Strip Museum Association was organized in January...

 

Practical Nursing students from NWTC work as camp nurses

Northwest Technology Center students from the Practical Nursing Program were given the opportunity to be student camp nurses at FFA Alumni Leadership Camp during July. The students, Laney Neal, Kristi...

 

Woods County Excise Board has routine meeting

The Woods County Excise Board held a special meeting Wednesday morning in the county courthouse. The meeting was moved from the regular meeting date of Aug. 16. Present for the meeting were Board Chairman Joe Shirley and members Bob Seivert and Chris...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 11, 2023

Books

“No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” – Alice Cooper. According to an article by Amanda Foreman in the Wall Street Journal, a fragment of the world’s oldest book was recen...

 
 By Doug LIttle    Local    August 11, 2023

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

I have a love/hate relationship going on right now in my life and it isn’t with anyone. It is with soda pop. That stuff is going to be the death of me. It is syrupy goodness. It is diabetes waiting to happen. It is the nectar of the gods and yet it i...

 

Big man in Congress, part 1

This story is about a man named Dixon Hall Lewis. He lived a privileged existence, having been born on a plantation in Virginia in 1802. Young Dixon was still a toddler when his parents relocated to...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 11, 2023

Northwestern has 85 recipients on D2ADA Academic Achievement list

The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced their 2022-2023 recipients for the Academic Achievement Awards. Northwestern was well represented this year with 85 student-athletes earning the award a jump up from last year's number...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 11, 2023

Northwestern soccer ties for third in 2023 GAC coaches poll

On Tuesday afternoon the Great American Conference released their annual coaches poll for the upcoming 2023 season. Northwestern Oklahoma State comes in ranked tied for third this season with Oklahoma Baptist after receiving 24 points. Ouachita...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 11, 2023

Northwestern soccer ties for third in 2023 GAC coaches poll

On Tuesday afternoon the Great American Conference released their annual coaches poll for the upcoming 2023 season. Northwestern Oklahoma State comes in ranked tied for third this season with Oklahoma Baptist after receiving 24 points. Ouachita...

 

Ladybugs take on Luther in first home games of season

ALVA, Okla. – The Alva Ladybugs fast pitch softball team started their season Monday, Aug. 7, at Newkirk followed by a game at Chisholm on Tuesday and a third road contest on Thursday at Garber. Going into the Garber game, the Ladybugs have e...

 

In Your Hands

Do you know what is the hardest part of being a parent for me? It’s the constant “letting go” that must occur if a child is going to stand a chance in the world. First, you have to trust other peopl...

 

Maui surveys the burned wreckage caused by the deadliest US wildfire in years

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The search of the wildfire wreckage on the Hawaiian island of Maui on Thursday revealed a wasteland of burned out homes and obliterated communities as firefighters battled the stubborn blaze that has already claimed 36 l...

 

Rising flood risks threaten many water and sewage treatment plants across the US

LUDLOW, Vermont (AP) — The crack of a summer thunderstorm once comforted people in Ludlow, Vermont. But that was before a storm dropped eight inches of rain on the village of 2,200 in two days last month. And it was before the devastation of Tropical... Full story

 

What's driving Maui's devastating fires, and how climate change is fueling those conditions

A dangerous mix of conditions appear to have combined to make the wildfires blazing a path of destruction in Hawaii particularly damaging, including high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation. Experts also say climate change is increasing the...

 

Ohio's Issue 1 would have made protecting abortion rights harder. Data shows why it failed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio voters rejected a proposal that would have made it more difficult for voters to amend the state constitution, including one measure set for the November ballot that would guarantee abortion rights in the state. The Associated P...

 

Biden asks Congress for more than $13B to support Ukraine and $12B for disaster fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday asked Congress to provide more than $13 billion in emergency defense aid to Ukraine and an additional $8 billion for humanitarian support through the end of the year, another massive infusion of...

 

Western officials: Niger junta warned they'd kill deposed president after any military intervention

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's junta told a top U.S. diplomat that they would kill deposed President Mohamed Bazoum if neighboring countries attempted any military intervention to restore his rule, two Western officials told The Associated Press. T...

 

Virgin Galactic's first space tourists finally soar, an Olympian and a mother-daughter duo

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic rocketed to the edge of space with its first tourists Thursday, a former British Olympian who bought his ticket 18 years ago and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean. The space plane glided b...

 

Paper exams, chatbot bans: Colleges seek to 'ChatGPT-proof' assignments

When philosophy professor Darren Hick came across another case of cheating in his classroom at Furman University last semester, he posted an update to his followers on social media: "Aaaaand, I've caught my second ChatGPT plagiarist." Friends and col...

 

Russia's military push on the eastern front prompts Ukraine to evacuate thousands of civilians

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation Thursday of nearly 12,000 civilians from 37 towns and villages in the eastern Kharkiv region, where Russian forces reportedly are making a concerted effort to punch through t...

 

Poland plans to deploy 10,000 troops to its border with Belarus

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland intends to put 10,000 soldiers along its border with Belarus, the country's defense minister said Thursday as Warsaw worries about the presence of Russian-linked mercenaries in Belarus and migrants trying to cross the b...

 

People are losing more money to scammers than ever before. Here's how to keep yourself safe

NEW YORK (AP) — With the help of technology, scammers are tricking Americans out of more money than ever before. But there are steps you can take to keep your money and information safe. In 2022, reported consumer losses to fraud totaled $8.8 b...

 

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