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Church Calendar

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...

 

'Prayer warrior' Paul Cole steps down as head of Town & Country Christian Church

Paul Cole stands beside the pulpit on his last Sunday as pastor of Town & Country Christian Church, and as he watches the congregation come down the aisle and find their seats he can't seem to...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    January 3, 2020

New Year, best year

Someone on the radio said this to his radio audience: "May this be the best year of your life." You sure hope so! In fact, you may settle for a good year. How can we make this year the best year of...

 

Interim pastor Ruggia to leave First Presbyterian

Pastor Bud Ruggia has been providing pulpit supply for the First Presbyterian Church of Alva for several months. He recently decided to step down in order to spend more time with his family. To thank...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Angels vs. gangels

"So He became as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs" (Hebrews 1:4 NIV). CAUTION – RANT AHEAD I'm afraid our culture has recreated angels in a number of ways...

 

Senate Review

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a safe and enjoyable New Year celebration. As we ring in a new decade, I encourage you to join me in filling out the 2020 census, which...

 

Eclectic assortment of art at tonight's Art Walk

The January First Friday Art Walk tonight in Alva will feature a variety of artistic styles and materials. Titled "Contemporary Eclectic," the exhibit at the Graceful Arts Gallery includes oil...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 3, 2020

Meet local woodcarver Mike McGinley and see his walnut creations at the Graceful Arts Gallery and Studio

"I'm a woodworker, not an artist," Mike McGinley points out about his works of art he carves from various types of wood – mainly walnut – for his display of animals from jackrabbits and buffalo...

 

RITA DIEL BROWN

Rita Diel Brown passed away November 30, 2019, at the Alliance Hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She was born March 6, 1932, in Burlington, Oklahoma, and baptized in the Burlington Christian Church in 1942. Rita graduated from Burlington High School...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 3, 2020

Annoyances

What annoys you? Some annoyances are specific, some are universal, but all are a distraction. Is there some scientific principal that applies? Joe Palca in National Geographic says, “Annoyance may...

 

Random Thoughts: Bullfrog County, Nevada – Part 2

In 1987 the Nevada state government enacted a law creating Bullfrog County. Nevada’s 17th county contained 144 square miles of land and no people. Nevada is, of course, a state with much desert...

 

Flooding from spring rain, swimming pool issues highlight 2019 spring news

This is a continuation of the review of 2019 news in Alva. April Demolition began on the front of the old furniture store building in the 400 block of Flynn Street in downtown Alva. Freedom West had...

 

Kansas State, OU start Big 12 play

Kansas State (7-5, 0-0) vs. Oklahoma (9-3, 0-0) Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Kansas State and Oklahoma meet in the first Big 12 game of the season for both teams. In conference play last season, Kansas...

 

Williams Announces FERC Filing for Transco Rate Case Settlement

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 2, 2020-- Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that it has filed a comprehensive Stipulation and Agreement ("Settlement") with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), which would settle all aspects of...

 

Kansas taxes nearly $39M more than anticipated in December

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected nearly $39 million more in taxes than expected in December. The state Department of Revenue reported Thursday that the state took in nearly $757 million in taxes last month. The official prediction for tax...

 

Oklahoma woman arrested for blaze in home where 2 found dead

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on a federal arson complaint in connection with a blaze at a mobile home on tribal land near Harrah in which two people were found dead, federal authorities said Thursday. Desma Valdez was...

 

Tulsa authorities say 3 more arrested in prison-gang killing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County authorities say three more individuals have been arrested in connection with the December murder of a member of a white-supremacist prison gang. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says the three suspects — Tyler Br...

 

Wildlife refuge search underway for Oklahoma murder suspect

MEDICINE PARK, Okla. (AP) — Authorities searched an expansive wildlife refuge in southwest Oklahoma on Thursday for a suspect in a Norman toddler's death. Christopher James Trent, 28, is wanted in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy who...

 

Police: Man and goat taken on terrifying three-state drive

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — A man stole a pickup truck with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside it and drove it all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal and eventually being arrested, authorities...

 

Teachers renew push to get protections from unruly students

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group representing Nebraska public-school teachers is pushing once again for a state law that would allow educators to physically restrain violent students who pose an imminent threat. The Nebraska State Education...

 

Trump's plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the...

 

Kansas police apologize for faked story of expletive on cup

HERINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police department is apologizing after an officer admitted to making up a story that a McDonald's employee wrote an expletive and the word "pig" on a coffee cup. Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday said in a news...

 

Man missing at Grand Canyon for 11 days has been found alive

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A man who had been missing at the Grand Canyon for 11 days has been found alive. National Park Service officials say 58-year-old Martin Edward O'Connor of La Porte, Texas, was located Thursday morning and...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 3, 2020

Group resists naming donors after pro-Kobach ads in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A group that sponsored ads promoting conservative Republican Kris Kobach during his failed 2018 run for Kansas governor is arguing that it isn't legally required to disclose its donors to the public. The Kansas Governmental...

 

American Airlines vows to share Boeing proceeds with workers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday it is negotiating with Boeing Co. over compensation for the airline's grounded planes and expects to share some of the proceeds with employees. American had 24 Boeing 737 Max jets when the...

 

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