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Questions asked and answered about swimming pool project

Around 50 people participated in a public hearing at the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool Monday night. The meeting was a continuation of the city council meeting that began earlier at City Hall. The...

Alva's Kids & Cops presents 2019 poker chip run

A poker chip run to be held during the Crazy Cool Boulevard Cruise this Saturday will give cruising enthusiasts the opportunity to possibly win $500 in cash and prizes. Registration ($25) will be...

Nearly 300 high school students gather on NWOSU campus for OASC BASIC Camp

The second group of members from the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) gathered on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, July...

Random Thoughts

When Berry Gordy founded the Motown Record Company in 1959, success did not come his way immediately. That all changed in the mid-1960s when Motown artists were selling millions of records and...

Letter to the Editor:

I hate to admit how many years I have misconstrued the franchise system. So I will just round it off at 50 years ago that I started believing that when a utility was granted a franchise for a community, it was dipping into their profit money and...

Biometrics

Jack Webb, as Sergeant Joe Friday, implored “Just the facts, ma’am, nothing but the facts.” The fact is that no two people share fingerprints. There are records of fingerprints dating to...

Spiritually Speaking

I remember the first time I typed information into a computer mainframe. I was a junior at Harding University (go Bison) and was enrolled in a math class designed, I believe, to keep football players eligible to play. As a Bible major, destined to...

God is saving who now?

"In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel...

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...

Relatives: Victims might have lived if standoff was shorter

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Relatives are questioning why police waited two hours to bust into a Kansas City, Kansas, market where two people lay dying and arrest the gunman holed up inside. The Kansas City Star reports that Christina Bennett-Smith...

Wichita officer pleads not guilty to helping with warrant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer accused of helping a woman with an outstanding warrant has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors. Matthew Powell has been on unpaid leave since he was charged in June with obstructing apprehension...

2 new vaccines required for some Kansas school students

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Students in certain grades at Kansas public and private schools will be required to have two new vaccinations this year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday that students entering kindergarten...

Crews find body of missing 13-year-old in Clinton Lake

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a missing 13-year-old boy in Clinton Lake near Lawrence. The Douglas County Sheriff's office says Jayion Harris-Jordan drowned while playing in an outlet of the lake Thursday evening....

Missouri man sentenced in rape, kidnapping of Kansas deputy

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff's deputy. Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty last year to rape, kidnapping and...

Lawsuit: Kansas woman mechanic sexually harassed

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman mechanic filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing others at the company of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit, filed July 12 in Kansas District Court, said the woman's...

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald's bathroom

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald's play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field...

Experts urge realism in hopes for 1921 Tulsa race riot probe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Experts are trying to temper expectations concerning the search of three graves sites in Tulsa that could hold the remains of people killed during the 1921 race riots. As many as 300 people are estimated to have been killed on...

Oklahoma governor requests audit of Epic Charter Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister are calling for an investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools. That's after state investigators revealed an embezzlement probe involving the school's...

Couple wins one, loses one in lawsuits against Emporia State

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A black couple who filed separate discrimination lawsuits against Emporia State University won one lawsuit while the other was dismissed. The Kansas City Star reports a federal judge ruled Tuesday the university retaliated...

Drone targets base for Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — An unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq early Friday, wounding two people, Iraqi security officials and a military statement said, amid regional tensions between...

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000...

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West. The plan that was...

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