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 Local    April 5, 2020 

Menus for week of April 6–10

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Oven-fried fish with tarter sauce, macaroni and tomatoes, tater tots, mixed fruit (diabetic: no sugar added mixed fruit) Tuesday – Frito pie, Mexican beans, tossed salad with dressing, pears in...

 

Church Calendar

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 Rev. John Clapp    Local    April 3, 2020

The blessing of a thorn

What a time of history it is that we find ourselves facing. A month ago, lives were normal. All of us were making plans for the spring – graduations, reunions, summer vacations; like I said, normal. Then came the storm. A microscopic virus has...

 

Spiritually Speaking: A grown-up faith

As the writer moves on from his discussion of Jesus’ obedience and suffering, he enters a very challenging – even accusatory – section of the letter. Here are the final few verses of chapter 5:...

 

Menus for week of March 30–April 3

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, corn, cauliflower, garlic bread, pears (diabetic: no sugar added pears) Tuesday – Chicken teriyaki, soya rice casserole, broccoli, carrots, yeast roll, peach cobbler...

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    March 27, 2020

An unseen enemy

WOW!! That’s what is going through my mind as I think about what has happened in our world over the last month and a half. Though we may not see the direct impact of this enemy we call COVID-19, believe me, it’s there. Our family has been directl...

 

Spiritually Speaking: The massive mystery of it all

I'm not sure how much longer I can ride the pity party but thanks, again, for the calls, cards, and countless prayers. I am making steady, slow progress. “(7) During the days of Jesus’ life on...

 

Alva church finds new way to bring the Good News

On a rainy Sunday morning, March 22, Rev. John Clapp wandered around the west parking lot of Alva's Market, greeting people in the cars gradually filing in, parking in columns, and adjusting their...

 

Being positive in a social distancing world

Recently, Youth Director Greg Smith challenged the First Presbyterian Church youth group by advising them "we will all get through this together by staying positive and taking this opportunity to...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 

Kearns: Step up by stepping back

Rev. Darin Kearns, pastor of Alva Friends Church and head of the Ministerial Alliance, has been thinking a lot about Holy Week. “What is that going to look like this year, if anything?” he asked. Many Alva churches have closed to prevent... Full story

 

Wash, wash, wash your hands!

Did you know the Journal Environmental Health reported that only 5% of people wash their hands correctly? If you’re feeling a little grossed out by that, we’d like to help by offering some pro tips to get those hands clean, and keep germs away....

 

Menus for week of March 23–27

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Chili with beans, onions and cheese; tossed salad with dressing; cornbread, strawberries and peaches (diabetic: no sugar added peaches) Tuesday – Ham slice, broccoli, potato au gratin, hot roll,...

 

Church Calendar

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... Full story

 

A holy war: arrogance vs. humility

As people of the Christian faith, we sometimes feel like we’re at war with someone or something. We face challenges in our faith almost every day, but it can be tempting to assume that our only enemy is someone who disagrees with our way of...

 

Drive-in church?

Rev. John Clapp, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Alva, announced Thursday that Bible Baptist will be holding drive-in church services. “Due to governmental authorities’ recommendations and for the safety of our church family, Bible Baptist...

 

First Presbyterian youth continue work on city pool

Once again, the First Presbyterian Church of Alva Youth Group gave freely of its time to improve the community. On Thursday, March 12, several members of the youth group and their youth director,...

 

Senate Review

We have officially passed the March 12 deadline to vote on bills that originated in this chamber. These measures now head to the House of Representatives to begin the committee and floor approving process, and vice versa. We gave approval to just...

 

Menus for week of March 16–20

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, biscuit, pears (diabetic: no sugar added pears) Tuesday – Cheesy beef pie, cabbage, hot roll, mixed fruit in Jello (diabetic: no sugar added... Full story

 

AMS February Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle School have selected Skylar Freeman and Aiden Ruiz, eighth grade; Addisann Weber and Joseph Cox, seventh grade; and Autumn Rose and Endy Barraza, sixth grade, as AMS... Full story

 

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    March 13, 2020

God is not the problem

The title of a popular book once asked the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" The short answer is merely an observation: there are no good people. The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 3 that "there is none righteous, no not one." He...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, March 8, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger The Freedom Museum is hosting game night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Next game night is March 16. Everyone welcome. Please plan to attend gam...

 

Freedom School Calendar

March 16-20: Spring Break March 24-26: FCCLA State Star Events at Stillwater March 26: Spring Picture Day March 29: 2 p.m. 4-H Fashion Contest at Waynoka School Auditorium April 7: Freedom Schools bond election...

 

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