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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...

 

Five criminal justice issues to watch in 2022

Overview: State officials resumed executions after a six-year moratorium and mounting issues at the Oklahoma County Jail drew national attention. Inside state prisons, corrections officials distributed vaccines to the incarcerated and ended... Full story

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    December 31, 2021

God's new thing

At the beginning of a new year, we naturally think about new things. Christians sometimes go further and project this kind of thinking onto God, imagining that God is going to do something new just because a calendar page has turned over. It is true...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    December 31, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We set out to read through the Bible in one year and to read the Bible for one year. This week we will read First John through the book of Revelation. We have read all of the Old Testament and will have read the New Testament twice. From creation to...

 

PATRICIA 'PATTY' TRACY

Patricia "Patty" Tracy was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. The good Lord called her home at the age of 68 on December 26, 2021, after a battle with an extended illness. She was...

 

Tools

“Arden the tool man” might be a nice moniker for me because, in addition to all the tools I inherited from my dad, I have amassed a greater collection of my own. I have favorites; the go-to that f...

 
 By Ray Carter    Local    December 31, 2021

Oklahoma professors oppose 'woke' math effort

Professors and professionals across the country, including some in Oklahoma, have urged K-12 schools to preserve higher-level math courses, which are now under attack because some racial minorities are underrepresented. In a public letter signed by...

 

Random Thoughts

By the mid-1930s, Erskine Caldwell was a well-known and acclaimed novelist and short story writer. He was also quite controversial for his discussions of sex and race as well as his portrayal of...

 

Honoring a grandmother by feeding a multitude

The idea took root a few months ago. The Parsons brothers were talking about Christmas and what it would be like without their grandmother. Merita Parsons passed away in August. As Joe said in a... Full story

 

Northwestern men's basketball New Year's Day game postponed

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State's New Year’s Day game has been postponed due to Covid-19 protocols within the Arkansas Monticello men's program. The game was scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday in Monticello. The two programs are working...

 

Northwestern Hall of Fame inductee banquet set for Feb. 5

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern will be inducting five former standout Rangers into the Hall of Fame Class. This will be the 30th Hall of Fame Class induction Northwestern will have. The induction ceremony banquet will be held on Saturday, February 5,...

 

Kansas woman convicted in fatal hit-and-run accident

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman faces sentencing in February after being convicted of second-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a teenager from Leavenworth. The Kansas City Star reports that 28-year-old Amber N. Alexander, formerly...

 

Kansas boy starts businesses, uses funds to help sister

PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Taylor Ayers wanted a job, but at just 13 years of age he was having a tough time finding one. So earlier this year he started his own successful business, and he's using the proceeds to help his sister and other children...

 

Betty White, TV's Golden Girl, dies at 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" or the loopy housemate on "The Golden Girls," has died. She...

 

'So many memories': Over 500 homes feared destroyed by fire

SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP) — One couple returned home Friday to find the mailbox about the only thing left standing. Charred cars and a burned trampoline lay outside smoldering houses. On some blocks, homes reduced to smoking ruins stood next to ones pra...

 

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former...

 

Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan

SHEDAI CAMP, Afghanistan (AP) — In a sprawling settlement of mud brick huts in western Afghanistan housing people displaced by drought and war, a woman is fighting to save her daughter. Aziz Gul's husband sold the 10-year-old girl into marriage...

 

Roe lawyer Sarah Weddington helped redefine abortion rights

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sarah Weddington, who as a young lawyer from Texas won the Roe v. Wade case at the U.S. Supreme Court, is being remembered this week as a champion of feminism whose work impacted the nation's politics as views shifted on...

 

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