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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 Marion Hadsell    Local    August 14, 2020 

I am learning from raising toddlers

Being the father of a 17-month-old toddler and another one on the way to “toddler-hood” has allowed me the privilege of seeing anew the wonderful joy of a quickly learning mind and heart, as well as the incredible illogical thinking of the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 14, 2020 

Bid accepted for Phase 1 Alva airport apron expansion

Two bids were received and opened Monday at 2 p.m. for Phase 1 of the Apron Expansion Project at the Alva Regional Airport. The bids were discussed during the regular Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night, Aug. 10. Commission members present...

 
 By Dr W Jay Tyree    Local    August 14, 2020 

Spiritually Speaking: By faith we understand

Here in Shamrock, Texas, we’ve been studying the Old Testament on Sunday afternoons. Last week, we talked about the Genesis 1 account of creation. God created all things in six 24-hour periods....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 14, 2020 

Two injured in Grant County collision

Inattentive driving was blamed for a two-vehicle collision that injured both drivers. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Diana Jane Solorio, 67, of Wakita, was driving a 2008 Ford Expedition eastbound on Logan Road in Grant County. Her...

 

Howdy Week at Northwestern set for Aug. 17–20

Northwestern’s Student Government Association (SGA) will sponsor a week of fun events for students at the Alva campus Monday through Thursday, Aug. 17–20. Face coverings will be recommended due to the coronavirus pandemic. SGA leadership will be...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 14, 2020 

College COVID-19

After the longest Spring Break in history, education is back to some semblance of normal but the pandemic has put plans on hold for many, especially those in college. There have been questions about...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 14, 2020 

Random Thoughts: The farmers and the trespasser, part 4

Marvin Katko broke into an abandoned farmhouse in Eddyville, Iowa, in 1967 and was wounded when a booby-trapped shotgun discharged, striking him in the legs. Katko suffered non-life threatening...

 

Correction

In the Aug. 6 edition of The Freedom Call, some of the information in the article about the 2020 Old Cowhand Dixie Stansberry with the byline of Katie Strehl was actually taken from an article written for the Freedom Rodeo program by Brianna...

 
 By Valerie Brown    Local    August 13, 2020

Letter from the Commander

The American Legion from the top to the grass roots level is dedicated to community and to nation. We are a non-partisan non-profit organization that serves no single individual but our entire community, supporting and maintaining growth and...

 

Cimarron River Stampede Rodeo

The Cimarron River Stampede Rodeo was this past Friday night. Desiree Morehead was there to get us some pictures....

 

Hometown Market's 'Cody' completes Kansas Leadership program

Those who shop at Kiowa's Hometown Market recognize Cody Jackson as the friendly young man who greets them with a smile and will do whatever he can to make his customers' shopping experience a good...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 12, 2020

Election ballot bidding to open in Alfalfa County

Monday's commissioner meeting in Alfalfa County didn't take long. After the invocation and flag salute, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall spent what took the majority of their time signing off on maintenance and operation payment warrants...

 

Kansas Election Summary Report

Kansas Election Summary Report County of Barber Registered Voters 2,869 Total Ballots 1,616 – Republican 1,477 – Democrats 139 US Senate REPUBLICAN Lance Berland 17 John Berman 4 Derek C. Ellis 8 Bob Hamilton 294 Kris Kobach 302 David Alan...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 12, 2020

Dixie Stansberry is 2020 Old Cowhand

Dixie (McCammon) Stansberry is Freedom's 2020 Cimarron Cowboy's auxiliary Old Cowhand. "I am pleasantly surprised," Stansberry said. "It is an honor." Dixie Stanberry will be honored all three nights...

 

Miss Cherokee

The Miss Cherokee Pageant was held Thursday night. Karen Eckhardt was there to get a picture....

 

Reeds celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Together they have found a friendship, raised a family and built a beautiful marriage. Sue Nixon and Randy Reed were married on August 22, 1970, at the United Methodist Church in Freedom, Oklahoma....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 12, 2020

South Barber School Board adopts adaptation plan to start school in a COVID-19 environment

Just as the South Barber School USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas, is anxious to get students back in the building for live classroom learning, the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch at Hazelton is excited to have their boys stay on campus with a virtual learning...

 

Waynoka superintendent expresses concern over possible financial crunch ahead

At the Waynoka School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 10, the board listened as Superintendent Scott Cline told them of his concerns about what this year will bring financially. For one thing, he's seeing a huge drop in gross production revenue. “We...

 

Financial help for Woods County ambulance services on Nov. ballot

Monday the Woods County Commissioners approved measures for possible financial relief for county emergency services. Their action will put the proposition on ballots for the Nov. 3 general election. In three separate votes, the commissioners passed a...

 

Presenting good advice in a palatable way

How do we pass on wisdom to others? Teachers do it all the time, but to be successful they must find ways to engage the attention of their students. Likewise, ministers look for ways to hold the...

 

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