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 By Ray Carter    Local    August 1, 2021 

Stitt opposes school restrictions amid Democrat outcry

Oklahoma Democratic lawmakers have called on Gov. Kevin Stitt to declare a health emergency following a recent uptick in Covid cases, saying schools should be allowed to mandate mass quarantine of students who may have been exposed. But Stitt has...

 

How rising construction costs could impact your homeowners insurance

If you recently started a home improvement project, you probably have noticed the rise in construction costs. According to Verisk’s (ISO) most recent 360Value Quarterly Cost Update, total reconstruction costs increased 8.1% countrywide, on...

 

Murdock's Minutes

As I’ve watched the news from across the country, I’ve seen crimes going up while politicians continue to say the crime rate is dropping. Just because states around the country have softened their laws on what a felony is, it doesn’t mean the c...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 1, 2021 

Grab your jacket; it's only going to be in the mid 90s this week

I had a doctor's appointment in Enid on Friday afternoon last week. Cleo, Jack, and I went to get the results on my MRI from some time back. It amazes me when you are checked for something that could...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 30, 2021

EV for everyone

The news articles are rich with the stories of electric vehicles – those with familiar names such as Tesla, and startups like Lucid and Lordstown. Do we need more brands? It was General Motors that... Full story

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 30, 2021

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, nine times in U.S. history a vice president has succeeded to the office of president of the United States because the previous holder of that office died or resigned. Five of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 28, 2021

Beware! It's kite season

I enjoy walking, but I’ve never been fond of running. On the other hand, my granddaughter Kat ran with her high school’s cross country team. Injuries eventually took her off the college team, but...

 

Coffeetime

At the tender age of 15, Andy Bowman answered God’s call to make ministering to people his No. 1 goal for the rest of his life. Ministry is his first love. But did that call on his life demolish...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 25, 2021

We are on the lower end of things

We have a great state, but generally when I find the surveys on how we stack up against other states on common sense, in lawmakers, education, and other things, we are on the lower end of things. I...

 

A time for hope

The ticking clock above the door in my office is louder than normal today. Of course, that’s not true, as much as my awareness of its ticking has been raised. I have a short to-do list to conquer before I can leave and mentally prepare for the Red...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 23, 2021

Chickens

Hearing the rooster crow to start the morning was common in the early days. Chickens were a main course in many homes when I was growing up and many Alvans raised their own in backyard pens. I’m...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 23, 2021

Random Thoughts

When the so-called “Founding Fathers” wrote “The Constitution of the United States of America” in 1787, they embodied within it the executive branch of the U.S. government. That branch is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 21, 2021

Saying goodbye to a Woods County treasure

Alva and Woods County lost a treasure last week with the passing of Ray Dean Linder. Over the years, he garnered accolades in his career as a judge. He was also recognized for his sports broadcasts.... Full story

 

Coffeetime

Ever used a dull steak knife and had to hack and tear your way through that ribeye? Ever tried to use a pair of scissors that lost its sharp edge a long time ago? Ineffective at best, and it can actua...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 18, 2021

The fix was in, again

Mary Hamilton resigned from the Alva City Council, prompting the need for a replacement. I was sad to see her go, but she needs to do what's best for her and her family. The obvious choice was the...

 

The forgotten virtue of kindness

Ask anyone in retail if they have had customers treat them unkindly. After spending almost 20 years in the retail world, I can attest to it. All three of my children worked in retail while they were...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 16, 2021

Trash

One of the world’s favorite billionaires, Richard Branson, recently returned from space. During his suborbital flight, pilots, along with their other responsibilities, had to be aware of space...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 16, 2021

Random Thoughts

This is the story of Roy Worters who was born in Toronto in 1900. Like many Canadian boys, Roy dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player. As a young adult, Roy played for several teams in...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 11, 2021

Fun, fun, fun in northwest Oklahoma the 3rd, 4th and 5th

I didn't go to the park, but from the sounds I could hear everyone was having a great time. Thanks to all that made these celebrations possible. Cleo and I stayed in for the 4th of July celebrations,...

 

All Scripture

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work …. I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 9, 2021

Heat exchange

Earth is spinning ever closer to climate change. Whether we agree that human influence is a contributing factor or not, time is of the essence to prepare for the inevitable: global warming. The world...

 

Coffeetime

Happy? Maybe you are and maybe you’re not. But one thing is certain, you have the right to try to be happy. You have the right to pursue happiness in your own life. No doubt about it, we like to be...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 4, 2021

Happy 4th of July to one and all

There are many holiday activities in Alva and all the surrounding towns. If I saw right, the weather is going to be fine for the fourth. There has been enough rain maybe fires will be at a minimum...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    July 2, 2021

What does independence mean?

We are going to celebrate our independence this Sunday. It is great that we are doing this on a Sunday. We can celebrate our independence as a nation and we can celebrate our independence from sin because of Christ’s death on the cross. I did not...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    July 2, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Psalms are sacred songs, poetry for many occasions. Psalms 1-50 is our reading this week. Many of the Psalms were written by David. He wrote in times of praise, sorrow, desperation, and devotion. We can relate to these words today when we need...

 

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