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Irrational faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” – Hebrews 11:1 (NIV). Faith is probably one of the most commonly used words in Christian circles. We talk...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Golden oldies

I’m a fan of oldies rock. There, I’ve said it out loud (sort of). I was a teenager in the 70s, when some of the most powerful bands ever to perform came alive on my little AM/FM boom box (my...

 

Lt. Governor's annual turkey hunt on the horizon

It had been a long time since the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convened in executive session, but the streak was broken this past Tuesday night. Chairman Stan Bixler and members Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were present while members Bob Firth...

 

Woods County OHCE continues Life Skills Bootcamp

Family and Consumer Science and 4-H Extension Educator Susan Holliday will host the seventh installment of the Life Skills Bootcamp Workshop at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Alva Public Library. This workshop, focusing on resume writing and...

 

Alva Swimming Pool Town Hall is Saturday

The first of four town hall meetings on the Alva Swimming Pool will be held Saturday afternoon. The meeting is from 3 to 5 p.m. in Classroom 3 at the Alva Recreation Complex. The Alva Pool Task Force is asking citizens with ideas or opinions about...

 

Vehicle Hits Copper Penny

Monday morning a vehicle jumped the curb and struck the south edge of the Schuhmacher's Copper Penny storefront in downtown Alva. Police, fire and ambulance personnel responded quickly. No injuries...

 

Shewanda Riley to speak at Northwestern for diversity training

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host Shewanda Riley Feb. 27-28 for diversity training that is open to the campus and community. Riley is a professor of English at Tarrant County College...

 

The world we leave them

I knew the world I left behind as a teenager; the world of baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, the American flag, waiting for the mail, catalog orders and summer vacation. I understand that much of that...

 

Random Thoughts: He took fruit to Oregon – Part 2

Henderson Luelling left Iowa for Oregon in 1847 with a wagonload of fruit trees. During the six-month journey on the 2000-mile Oregon Trail, he watered and tended to his plants daily. Many died, but...

 

Freedom local livestock show results

The Freedom FFA Local Stock Show began at 8:30 last Friday morning. About 50 patrons sat in the stands and supported the 4-H and FFA members. A total of 15 members showed gilts, barrows, does, goats,... Full story

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 9, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger We will have a potluck dinner after church services next Sunday, Feb. 16. Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 150 led by...

 

Freedom School calendar

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Feb. 14: High School district basketball tournament: 6:30 p.m. Freedom girls vs DCLA/Billings at Burlington. 8 p.m. Freedom boys vs DCLA/Billings at Burlington. Feb. 15: High School district basketball tournament Feb. 17:...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Alfalfa County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 3 Presidential Preferential Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Although the County Election Board can...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners proclaim Feb. 17-21 Farm Bureau Week

County farm bureaus will celebrate the organization's dedication to agriculture as the base of Oklahoma's economic prosperity, as Oklahoma Farm Bureau Week was proclaimed for the week of Feb. 17-21,...

 

Freedom school board hears about student heart health program

Freedom's school board met Monday evening and, as one of its first actions of the evening, swore in Shane Morris as a board member to fill Seat 5. Present were members Shan Wilson, President Shane Morris, Phillip Kirkpatrick, Robert Babcock and...

 

Kiowa plans brief power outage early Thursday morning

If you are on electricity through Kiowa, Kansas, and you feel the power go out about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, do not be alarmed. The City of Kiowa plans a brief outage while they convert the town to the generator. City Administrator Rusty Varnado said...

 

Local students complete degrees at WSU

Wichita State University has announced names of students who have completed their degrees at Wichita State University. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received summa cum laude award, those...

 

Local students earn distinction at Wichita State University

Wichita State University has announced names of students who made the WSU dean's honor roll for 2019. To be included on the dean's honor roll a student must be enrolled full time (at lease 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average...

 

South Barber School Board learns FEMA grant for multi-purpose room is approved

South Barber's Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting Monday night. All members attended the February gathering as president Mark Pollock called the meeting to order including:...

 

Oklahoma State FFA officer team stops at Timberlake High School as part of Goodwill Tour

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, members of the Oklahoma State FFA officer team stopped by Timberlake High School as part of their Goodwill Tour. The officers spoke to students about setting goals and putting...

 

Waynoka school board learns about joint STEM project with NWOSU

The Waynoka School Board met Monday morning, and among the first items on the agenda was a presentation by Thure Tolson, Waynoka's technology teacher, on a new joint STEM project with Northwestern...

 

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