Airport commission tables painting, hears about air show

A necessary but tedious review of city and airport written policies took up much of the Alva Regional Airport Commission meeting Monday. The commission took no action on painting and repairs of the terminal building. They also heard a short update...

Northwestern Fine Arts to present 'Nunsense: The Mega Musical'

More than 50 people have been in rehearsals, building set, getting costumes and stage props ready as the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Fine Arts Department prepares for "Nunsense: The Mega...

Shadelyn Nettles a candidate for state FFA office

Shadelyn Nettles, a member of the Alva FFA chapter, is a candidate for state FFA office. Running for the office of northwest district vice president, Nettles faces the opportunity of serving more...

Random Thoughts

Angie Debo, who moved to Oklahoma Territory from Kansas as a child in 1899, grew up to be one of our country’s more important historians of American Indians. Debo received her Ph.D. from the...

Missile crisis

Those old enough to recall the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 are uneasy about the current situation, and as Yogi Berra said “It’s deja’ vu all over again.” Add the false alarm issued in Hawaii ...

Oklahoma panhandle gets new senator, but familiar face

State Rep. Casey Murdock has won a seat in the Oklahoma Senate to represent the massive District 27 that covers much of the northwestern region and the Panhandle. Murdock, R-Felt, defeated Democrat Amber Jensen in a special election. The seat has...

Spiritually Speaking

Pontius Pilate was a man possessed of great power. He acted with the authority of Rome, backed up amply by a garrison of her well-trained soldiers. He was a savvy politician and had learned, though years of experience, how to deal with the...

Show your love

Valentine’s Day has passed. I hope you all received something from someone who loves you. It is fun to make our loved ones smile as we demonstrate our love to them on Valentine’s Day. True love is like that. True love demands action. Love is...

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

Study: Texas quakes remain years after injection wells close

DALLAS (AP) — A university study analyzing a sequence of North Texas earthquakes has found that seismic activity can continue for years even after wastewater injection wells are closed in order to prevent them. Researchers at Southern Methodist...

3 towns rank in top 5 in US for growth in senior population

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's mountains aren't the only places showing more white on top. Residents of the resort towns below are graying at some of the fastest rates in the country. Steamboat Springs, Edwards and Breckenridge ranked first, third and...

New Mexico agency: State's flu season has apparently peaked

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say flu activity remains widespread around the state but appears to have peaked and is expected to gradually decrease in coming weeks before the season ends. The state Department of Health offered...

Texas hospital lets transplant patients hold own hearts

DALLAS (AP) — After years of working for cardiologists and vascular surgeons, Jane Poston held her own broken heart in her hands Thursday morning, literally. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports and, yes, her hands were shaking a little. "I...

Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide. Pulaski County Circuit Judge...

US rig count remains unchanged at 975

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. didn't increase this week, remaining at 975 for the second week in a row. That exceeds the 751 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services...

Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American...

Police: Centralia juvenile detained with gun at school

CENTRALIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have detained a juvenile in Centralia who they said had a gun and ammunition in a school. Superintendent Darin Ford said administrators at Centralia High School took a handgun and ammunition from the student's...

Cosgrove named UNM acting coach during Davie's suspension

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove will serve as acting football coach for New Mexico while head coach Bob Davie serves a 30-day suspension. Athletic Director Eddie Nunez announced the appointment of Cosgrove as acting...

Arizona bill OKs stun guns, pepper spray at universities

PHOENIX (AP) — State university and community college students would be allowed to carry pepper spray, stun guns and other "non-lethal" weapons under a bill approved by the Arizona House late Thursday. Republican Rep. Travis Grantham of Gilbert,...

Lady Muleriders fall to Arkansas Tech at home, 62-87

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – A big second quarter for Arkansas Tech allowed them to pull away from the Lady Muleriders as the Golden Suns topped the Lady Mulerider basketball team in an 87-62 final decision on Thursday night inside the W.T. Watson Center....

Balanced scoring effort pushes Muleriders past Arkansas Tech, 90-80

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Freshmen guards Aaron Lucas and Gabe Gilliam dropped 18 points apiece and combined for eight assists on Thursday night and led five Muleriders in double-figure scoring as Southern Arkansas bounced Arkansas Tech, 90-80 inside the...

Tigers Thump Bison in Blowout Victory

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The Ouachita Tigers men's basketball team used a 53-point second half to beat fellow Great American Conference rival Harding 91-67 on Thursday night. "Our guys really shot the ball well in the second half." Ouachita head men's...

San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jonathan...

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Friday's election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken...

Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger...

VIRGINIA DURKEE POWELL

Virginia Durkee Powell was born October 27, 1927, and passed away February 14, 2018. She was cremated at her request and there will be no...

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