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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...

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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...

Alva School Board to discuss hiring of interim high school principal

With classes set to begin Aug. 12 in the Alva Public Schools, time is running out to select a new high school principal. The Alva Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday, July 27, at 5 p.m. in the office of the superintendent. A...

Alva Robotics Team to meet Aug. 31

The Alva Robotics Team will meet at the Alva Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Seating will be limited per library Covid-19 rules. Alumni team members and their families are encouraged to attend and discuss the...

Seven named to Alva pool funding advisory committee

Monday night, the Alva City Council approved seven people to serve on a pool funding advisory committee. First the council approved establishment of the committee. Daniel Winters thought he’d already made that motion in an earlier meeting...

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4-H'ers participate in National Shooting Sports Championships

Thomas Mathes from Waynoka was one of 28 Oklahoma 4-H'ers who recently participated in the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. He competed in Air Rifle. Ruth...

Let's read the Bible

This week we will go back to Psalms and read chapters 51 through 100. Some of these were written by David, some by others. They are songs and prayers from the heart. Joy and rejoicing are mentioned many times. Asking God to “hear my prayer” is...

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the...

Teenager injured in crash while fleeing police in Atchison

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured in a crash that occurred early Friday while he was fleeing from Atchison police, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash occurred on Main Street in Atchison while officers were...

Court upholds convictions in torture killing of Kansas man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court upheld on Friday most of the convictions against a Wichita woman for torturing and killing a man in a crime that the trial judge called "horrific beyond imagination." Heidi Hillard and her husband,...

St. Louis city and county to require masks in some places

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday., citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant. Masks will be mandatory in indoor public places...

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the...

Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 men on Oklahoma interstate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man wanted in the shooting of two Arkansas men on Interstate 40 in eastern Oklahoma and a carjacking in Oklahoma City has been arrested in Dallas, according to Oklahoma City police. Lee King, 27, was arrested Thursday by...

New Oklahoma virus cases top 1,000 for 3rd consecutive day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State...

Oklahoma police fatally shoot armed man in Duncan

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Police in Duncan fatally shot an armed man who pointed the weapon at officers, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting. Officers responding to reports of a domestic...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as " not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search...

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt...

2021 Rangers soccer schedule announced

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State soccer has finalized the 2021 fall schedule, which will begin on Sept. 2 as the Rangers look to make their second straight Great American Conference playoffs this season. The Ranger soccer schedule...

Northwestern volleyball receives USMC/AVCA 2020- 21 Team Academic Award

Alva, Oklahoma – The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and American Volleyball Coaches Association(AVCA) have announced their team academic awards. The Northwestern Volleyball team was honored with this academic achievement for 2021. The award...

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker's office as the group prepared for the first session of...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

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BENNY RAY PERKS 'PaPa'

Benny Ray Perks was born in Alva, Oklahoma, to Theodore Perks and Iva Opal (Harding) on October 13, 1954, in Alva, Oklahoma. Benny lived in Alva all of his childhood and during his teen years he was...

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