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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.;...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    January 4, 2019

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...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 4, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Having been out of the office for about a week, I’m just now getting around to Friday’s article (it’s Wednesday afternoon). Some might accuse me of being a procrastinator – one who always seems to put off until tomorrow what they ought to do...

 

ODOC corrects released info on Dec. 22 contraband arrest at OSP

OKLAHOMA CITY – Information released about the Dec. 22 arrest of an agency employee at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester incorrectly described several key details of the incident. Food service supervisor Adam Siemer was going through the...

 

LISA ANN BOLER

Celebration of Life Service for Lisa Boler, 55 of Enid, will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church with Reverend Tom Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Decoma Union C...

 

PEGGY DIANNE BURK

Memorial services for Peggy Dianne Burk will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Alva First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Ron Pingelton officiating. She was cremated at he...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 4, 2019

Paper money

Counter checks had only the name of the bank. That meant your signature was used to identify the account. Each signature was identifiable but it was a very poor system. Then came personalized checks,...

 

Random Thoughts

After hurting my left knee last summer, I rode in an ambulance to a hospital emergency room in Enid. I hadn’t been there long when they wheeled me down the hall to their Magnetic Resonance Imaging...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 4, 2019

Andres named GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Treyvon Andres was honored Wednesday afternoon by the Great American Conference as its Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance against Emporia State on Sun...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 4, 2019

Clutch shooting, Andres double-double lifts Rangers past ESU in OT, 94-90

ALVA, Okla. – An overtime three-point shot from Jack Peck extended the lead just enough for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men's basketball team as the Rangers took down Emporia State...

 

Inmate art part of tonight's Art Walk

Inmates at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva have the opportunity to express themselves through art while giving back to the community. The program is called Giving back to the...

 

ECU's Preston Earns Second All-Region 3 Honor

ADA, OKLA. – East Central University football sophomore Jack Preston has added a second All-Region 3 honor to his accolades for the 2018 season, as he was named to the 2018 Don Hansen All-Super Region 3 First Team Defense. The 2018 D2 CCA...

 

ECU's Williams Named Women's Basketball GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – East Central University women's basketball senior Tia Williams has been named the Great American Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 2. Williams matched her season high as she netted 19 points in the Tigers' 75-56 victory...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 4, 2019

Harding's Winslow Named Super Region 3 Defensive Player of the Year

BROOKFIELD, Ill. – The Don Hansen Football Committee released its NCAA Division II All-Super Region 3 team Thursday. Harding senior defensive end T.J. Winslow was the Super Region 3 Defensive Player of the Year, and seven more Harding players earne...

 

Lampo Named GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's eighth Players of the Week awards for the 2018-19 basketball regular season. East Central's Tia Williams and Harding's Kellie Lampo shared the Women's honor while...

 

Clerk in fatal Oklahoma pharmacy shooting won't be charged

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say they will not bring charges against a former Walgreens clerk in Oklahoma who shot and killed a customer during a confrontation over photographs. Tulsa police Sgt. Brandon Watkins told the Tulsa World that the...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    January 4, 2019

Southern Plains storm blamed for fatal crashes, disruption

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm dropped sleet and snow on portions of the Southern Plains on Thursday, making travel treacherous and contributing to the deaths of at least four people in Oklahoma. The National Weather Service issued a winter...

 

Stitt names 2 more to top-level administration posts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly elected governor has named a Tulsa banker and an economic development professional from Enid to two key posts in his administration. Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt announced Thursday the appointment of Brent Kisling...

 

US Senate OKs Oklahoma professor for science policy office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's appointment of a University of Oklahoma meteorologist as his top science adviser has been confirmed. The U.S. Senate confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier Wednesday as director of the White House Office of...

 

Oklahoma farmers fear effects of government shutdown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The ongoing government shutdown could soon have a negative impact on Oklahoma farmers and ranchers, who are facing limited access to important data and funding sources, according to agriculture experts. The U.S. Department of...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 4, 2019

New Kansas governor to replace DCF chief; grants put on hold

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly announced Thursday that she will replace the top administrator at Kansas' troubled child welfare agency and successfully pushed the departing leader to put new, major grants to private...

 

County identifies 2 killed in fiery crash at McConnell AFB

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County officials say two people who died in a fiery crash outside McConnell Air Force Base have been identified. County spokeswoman Kate Flavin said the victims in the crash were 17-year-old Isaiah Chandler and...

 

Scam costs some Wichita State employees their paychecks

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University officials say some employees didn't receive their paychecks recently after being victims of an e-mail phishing scheme. Computer hackers asked the employees through a scam that asked them to type in...

 

3 people arrested after deputy's car rammed during chase

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Three people from Great Bend are jailed after a chase in central Kansas during which the driver rammed a deputy's cruiser. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says a deputy tried to stop a truck early Thursday southeast...

 

Man accused in attack on black boy in Wichita arrested again

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of kicking a 1-year-old black boy and yelling racial slurs in a Kansas grocery store was back in jail Thursday after being arrested in a drug possession case. Trace Riff, 31, was booked into the Sedgwick County...

 

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