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 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

Too good to be true?

I had conversations last week with two different people about some fishy offers. One occurred to someone else, but the other affected me and the newspaper. In the small towns of this area, people are...

 

Coffeetime

It’s coming around again. The holiday that one person can dread like the pit of hell itself, but another family member anticipates and salivates for the previous three hundred and sixty-four days...

 

Murdock's Minutes

In my last article, I talked about how I had been appointed to serve on the Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding, the bipartisan, bicameral panel that has been tasked with vetting and making recommendations to the governor on the use of our...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 24, 2021

Auctions and dreams

Saturday, I went to Paul Doman's auction over at Nescatunga by the Great Salt Plains Lake. Paul passed away some time back, and his family needed to sell off some of his collections. I have quit...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 22, 2021

Getting rid of the fear of God

In his first epistle, the Apostle John has a lot to say about our relationship with God, which he describes as a relationship based on love, specifically God’s love for us. He writes that “we love him because he first loved us.” Our love for...

 

Medicare Advantage

Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this period, Medicare enrollees 65 and older can switch plans. Options include traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Unlike...

 

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, former president Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. If he should win, he would be the second ex-president to return to the White House. The only pe...

 

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, former president Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. If he should win, he would be the second ex-president to return to the White House. The only pe...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 21, 2021

Getting rid of the fear of God

In his first epistle, the Apostle John has a lot to say about our relationship with God, which he describes as a relationship based on love, specifically God’s love for us. He writes that “we love him because he first loved us.” Our love for...

 

Canadians are so polite

Canadians are reputed to be very polite. In the past, we had a Canadian employee, and she certainly lived up to that reputation. I never heard her raise her voice or get angry. We all enjoyed working...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Wanted to give an update on several things happening in the state. First, I'm happy to see our Covid-19 numbers are going down. In the latest weekly report from the state health department, there were 8,643 new cases reported in the state. That's...

 

Cherokee man charged with threatening, obscene communications

A Cherokee man is accused of sending threatening and obscene communications by cellphone to two individuals. Court records show on Oct. 7 Ivan “Rick” Cunningham of Cherokee told Alfalfa County...

 

Coffeetime

Most everyone wants to see themselves as good at working, thinking and being lovable. But, let’s face it. Some just seem born to have a greater ability to do these things. You’ve seen it. The natu...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 17, 2021

1938

Ask any person of the Jewish race what the year 1938 means to them, and the answer will be that was the year Hitler started tattooing numbers on Jews. Because of the number, travel was limited, the...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    October 15, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will finish Jeremiah (30-52) and read Lamentations. Jeremiah was a prophet of God for almost 40 years, through the reign of five different kings. True prophets spoke the words God gave them to speak. There were also false prophets who...

 

Random Thoughts

Once people have served as the president of the United States, they are faced with the question of what to do with the rest of their lives. Some live for several years after their term ends but...

 

• Letter to the Editor

The debt ceiling and the way federal spending works is being misrepresented. All 206 Republican House Representatives vote against raising the nation's debt ceiling. Do people understand that this has NOTHING to do with new spending? It is not Democr...

 

Water, water

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!” – Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. According to Kris Maher in the Wall Street Journal, roughly 60 million Americans...

 

Low-income families experiencing diaper shortages

Last week I wrote about supply chain problems. I experienced that first hand a couple of days ago when I was looking for something online. The company posted a notice about the issue on their home pag...

 

Coffeetime

A goodhearted momma once approached her well-known and popular pastor after he had completed a stirring message that Sunday morning. She gently introduced herself and then told him, “My son is...

 

Letter to the Editor

Take notice, folks. You’re lucky to be reading this newspaper today. This week is National Newspaper Week, a time to recognize the value of the people who tell the stories that matter to our communities. The Alva Review-Courier and Newsgram team...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 10, 2021

The downtown square looked really nice for homecoming this year

The students and city guys who did the work on the crosswalks need high-fives all around. I had the flu on Thursday and Friday this last week. I had not had the flu for about ten years, and had forgot...

 

A matter of convenience

We live in a world and society of convenience. Some coffee makers make coffee in less than a minute – which is great for coffee drinkers like myself. We have a water dispenser in our house that...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 8, 2021

Digital currency

Digital currencies: what are they, how are they created, how are they used? Known as bitcoin, stablecoin, etherium and dogecoin, all are created by blockchain technology, mined from complicated...

 

Random Thoughts

As a U.S. historian with an interest in politics, I have long studied the careers of American presidents. I have noticed, of course, how much their lives change when they become the person occupying t...

 

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