Articles from the January 11, 2019 edition


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  • Area religious services

    Jan 11, 2019

    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.; coffee and donut fellowship at 10:10 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Friends Church is on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street. Avard Christian Church Sunday services are from 2-4 p.m. Avard Christian Church is 7 miles west of Alva on Highway 64 and 7 miles south on County Road 370, or 6...

  • How good are you?

    Darin Kearns, Alva Friends Church|Jan 11, 2019

    Matthew 5:20 (NIV): For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. So … How good are you? Most would say they are pretty decent compared to others. As a whole, when you look at the whole of society, we are all pretty good. The majority of us haven’t murdered anyone. We haven’t embezzled millions of dollars from the business we work at. And I’m sure the majority of us have never stolen anything. But by whose standard are we calling...

  • Spiritually Speaking

    W. Jay Tyree, College Hill Church of Christ|Jan 11, 2019

    Last week, I received a call from a young man who worships with the family at College Hill when he’s in town attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University (RRR). It seems he has run into a snag with his FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and may not be able to attend during the spring semester. Unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon problem. A few days prior to that phone call, I received a text from the family of another student; a young man who is making application to enter our prestigious nursing program (really proud of tha...

  • Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society January meeting

    Jan 11, 2019

    Was your great-great-great-grandmother an Indian princess? Come and learn more about researching your Native American genealogy. Research methods will be presented and several members will share additional Native American research information on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Alva Public Library. To research your Native American ancestors begin with what you know and check the more traditional resources, such as local and state records, census records, land records, court cases, probate records, church and school records before moving to the Indian...

  • Northwestern earns excellence certification as a Certified Healthy Campus

    Jan 11, 2019

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been awarded Certified Healthy Campus status at the excellence level for 2018. Certified Healthy Campus was created in 2011 to recognize both public and private post-secondary campuses and career technology centers that promote health and wellness for their faculty, staff, students and visitors. The program is administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center for the Advancement of Wellness. “Northwestern recognizes the value of healthy employees a...

  • GARY DON GLASGOW

    Jan 11, 2019

    A memorial service for Gary Don Glasgow, 80, of Enid, is set for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Golden Oaks Village with Wayne Brown officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc. Gary Don Glasgow was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to William Rodney and Dolores Rilette (Mellor) Glasgow on October 22, 1938, and passed from this life Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the age of 80 years. Gary grew up in Fairview, Oklahoma, but graduated from Aline High School. He attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa for a...

  • Miracle birth

    Arden Chaffee|Jan 11, 2019

    On the cover of Time magazine we see the picture of the first baby born in the U.S. to a mother with a transplanted uterus. Reading further, I discovered that one in 1,450 women worldwide are born sans uterus. Now, Baylor University Medical Center gives them hope to conceive and bear the child they have wanted. The procedure was first performed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2014 – eight of nine transplants resulting in birth. We know of many other procedures result...

  • Random Thoughts

    Roger Hardaway|Jan 11, 2019

    Every year as the Super Bowl approaches, my thoughts turn to television ads. I (and everyone else who watches the professional football championship game) enjoy seeing the advertisements that sponsors unveil during the contest. A few years ago I wrote an article about Super Bowl ads, so I won’t examine that cultural phenomenon again. I will, however, reiterate one point from that article: that my favorite television ads over the last few years have been those for insurance giant GEICO. R...

  • 57th Legislature

    State Rep. Carl Newton|Jan 11, 2019

    I hope each of you had a great Christmas and New Year’s Day. This week I would like to share with you some of the changes we will face this next legislative session. When the 57th Legislature convenes Feb. 4, the House of Representatives will look vastly different than in the previous two years. For one, this is the largest class of incoming freshman representatives since statehood – 46 in total. My freshman class, elected in 2016, had 32 new members. One of the reasons for such a large number of new legislators is term limits. Oklahoma started...

  • Selfless acts

    Nicole Costanza|Jan 11, 2019

    I would like to start here with a song from Anne Murray, “I sure could use a little good news today.” We hear so often about people who do a completely selfless act but how often do we get to say we know that person? I joined a pilates class here in town several months ago and began talking to a few of the ladies in my class. They were talking about another woman who had been out of class for a few months after donating a kidney to a man here in Alva. I thought to myself, “Why have I not heard a word about this, and why is it not in big bold...

  • Ranger Dugout Club membership drive in full swing

    Eric Scott, NWOSU Athletics|Jan 11, 2019

    ALVA, Okla. – As baseball season quickly approaches, the Ranger Dugout Club is in the midst of its annual membership drive in support of Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball. The organization is currently seeking new membership, as well as continuing membership renewals. The purpose of the Ranger Dugout Club is to help supplement the budget for the Ranger baseball program. Over the past year, the Dugout Club raised over $10,000 and applied $2,435 to the Dugout Club/Britt Shuck Memorial Scholarship Endowment. The 2018-19 recipient o...

  • Tuesday night bowling standings

    Jan 11, 2019

    Pony Boys: 45 wins, 23 losses Marshall's Old Timers: 42 wins, 26 losses Schuesslers: 41 wins, 27 losses Rollin Good Times: 38 wins, 30 losses Knights of Columbus: 36 ½ wins, 31 ½ losses Ten Pin Old Men: 32 ½ wins, 35 ½ losses O-Bar: 27 wins, 41 losses Men/Individual High Scratch Game: Brandon Bier – 246 High Scratch Series: Brandon Bier – 633 High Hdcp Game: Brandon Bier – 287 High Hdcp Series: Brandon Bier – 756 Women/Individual High Scratch Game: Kandee Almgren – 238 High Scratch Series: Kayanna Williams – 545 High Hdcp Game: Kandee Almgren...

  • Brandi Miller new agent at Schuessler Real Estate

    Jan 11, 2019

    Brandi Miller of Alva has joined the team of agents at Schuessler Real Estate. She can sell real estate and is licensed to sell insurance. Miller is a lifetime member of the Alva community, having graduated from Alva High School in 2000. She and her husband, Bryan, have three children, Hunter, Trinity and Tatim. Bryan Miller is fire marshal/assistant fire chief in Alva....

  • NWTC board members recognized

    Jan 11, 2019

    January has been designated as School Board Recognition Month by the Oklahoma State School Board Association. This is an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma's more than 2,700 elected school board members for their tireless dedication to students and to schools. "We appreciate the Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) board members and their dedicated service to our technology center district. School Board Recognition Month is a way to say thank you to our board," said...

  • Runs early and late give Arkansas-Fort Smith win over Eagles

    Jan 11, 2019

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (Jan. 9, 2019) – Oklahoma Christian gave up big runs both in the opening minutes and closing minutes at Arkansas-Fort Smith, and all of the work in between wasn't quite enough for the Eagles. UAFS scored 15 straight points in the first 3½ minutes and closed the game with a 24-5 run, giving the Lions a 92-70 win over OC on Wednesday night at the Stubblefield Center. UAFS (7-8, 1-2 Heartland Conference) shot a sizzling 11 of 19 from 3-point range (57.9 percent), including 7 of 10 in the first half. Five Lions scored in double fi...

  • UAFS rebounds its way past Lady Eagles

    Jan 11, 2019

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (Jan. 9, 2019) – It wasn't too hard to pinpoint the issue for Oklahoma Christian on Wednesday at Arkansas-Fort Smith. UAFS outrebounded the Lady Eagles by a whopping 46-28 margin, with 18 of those on the offensive end, and with all of those extra opportunities, the Lions cruised to a 98-85 win in the Heartland Conference opener for both basketball teams at the Stubblefield Center. UAFS (4-10, 1-0 Heartland) recorded its season high for points and matched season highs for 3-pointers (eight) and 3-point percentage (47.1). The L...

  • Search for Oklahoma girls remains circling back to early tip

    Jan 11, 2019

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Investigators are re-examining a tip from 19 years ago in the case of two abducted Oklahoma teenagers who are presumed dead. New questions were raised after Ed Keheley, a Picher Mining Field expert assisting authorities, recently found an old article in the Joplin Globe about an anonymous caller, the newspaper reported . The late George Hicks, the anonymous caller and former Vinita, Oklahoma police chief, told investigators on Jan. 4, 2000, that 16-year-olds Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible were killed and their bodies were d...

  • Economist predicts slowdown in Oklahoma's energy industry

    Jan 11, 2019

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City economist who studies the state's energy industry is predicting a significant slowdown in the coming year as a result of falling crude oil prices. Dr. Russell Evans released his regular Energy Index report on Thursday that shows the first energy industry decline in eight months. The index measures the state's oil and gas industry and is a joint project of researchers at Oklahoma City University and industry trade groups. Evans is predicting that a slowdown in oilfield activity in the coming months will e...

  • Oklahoma City police shoot man, nearby school closed for day

    Jan 11, 2019

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say officers shot an armed man who was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Capt. Bo Mathews says 30-year-old Cody Alan Longstreet was shot about 4:30 a.m. Thursday and is expected to recover. Mathews says officers fired after Longstreet bailed out of a stolen car they were trying to pull over and then ran while holding a gun. Officers first shot Longstreet with a stun gun. When he turned toward them still holding a gun, Sgt. Joshua Castlebury and Officer Troy Nitzky then fired their guns. Police don't know w...

  • Oklahoma woman's life sentence upheld for death of boyfriend

    Jan 11, 2019

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 40-year-old woman convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death and running over him with a vehicle. The appeals court handed down the ruling Thursday to Sharon Frances Morris of Collinsville, who was found guilty by a Tulsa County jury of first-degree murder for the May 23, 2016, death of 52-year-old Brian Floyd. Police found Floyd's body in his driveway and determined he was repeatedly stabbed, his throat was cut and he had been run over t...

  • Man who fled Lansing prison recaptured in Missouri

    Jan 11, 2019

    LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A man who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility on Monday is back in custody. Corrections department spokesman Brett Peterson said Cal Henry Green III was captured without incident Thursday in Independence, Missouri. Further information about the arrest was not immediately available. Green, a minimum security inmate, left the prison in a camo-painted state vehicle. The truck was later recovered in Kansas City, Kansas. Green is a minimum-security inmate currently imprisoned on an aggravated battery charge out of W...

  • Friendly McDonald's worker given car by regular customer

    Jan 11, 2019

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A friendly worker at a Hutchinson McDonald's is riding high after one of her regular customers surprised her with a major gift. Wichita businessman Chris Ellis says he always looked forward to being waited on by Vicki Anderson when he visited the restaurant. On Monday, Anderson asked Ellis if he knew anyone who was selling a car. Her 1994 vehicle needed repairs that would cost more than the car was worth. The Wichita Eagle reports Ellis' son was trying to sell his 2009 Pontiac. So Ellis bought it and drove it to H...

  • New Kansas mayor who spent time in prison helps ex-offenders

    Jan 11, 2019

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas mayor who served three years in prison before being elected spent his first full day in office launching a program that would help qualifying ex-convicts try to get the same second chance he received by having their criminal records expunged. Jermaine Wilson presided over his first Leavenworth City Commission meeting on Tuesday evening, stepping into the mayor's seat roughly 12 years after he went to prison for a drug conviction, the Kansas City Star reported. Wilson and Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Tho...

  • Topeka racetrack owner threatens to relocate amid tax fight

    Jan 11, 2019

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of the Heartland Motorsports Park says he's looking into razing the Topeka racetrack and moving to the Kansas City area because of a tax fight. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Chris Payne says several parcels of land are for sale and bids are being taken to remove some of the buildings. He says the current tax situation makes it nearly impossible to run a profitable business. The Shawnee County Appraiser's website says that Payne currently owes nearly $522,000 in back taxes. He purchased the facility in 2...

  • McConnell to soon receive first KC-46 refueling tanker

    Jan 11, 2019

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita could receive its first KC-46 air refueling tanker later this month. Boeing announced on Thursday that the Air Force has accepted the aircraft and signed the paperwork allowing deliveries to proceed. The tanker uses the Boeing 767 passenger airplane as its airframe. The company says McConnell will receive the first four aircraft, all of which are ready for delivery. The next four aircraft are slated for Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The long-awaited tankers replace KC-135 air r...

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