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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... Full story

 

A holy war: arrogance vs. humility

As people of the Christian faith, we sometimes feel like we’re at war with someone or something. We face challenges in our faith almost every day, but it can be tempting to assume that our only enemy is someone who disagrees with our way of...

 

Drive-in church?

Rev. John Clapp, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Alva, announced Thursday that Bible Baptist will be holding drive-in church services. “Due to governmental authorities’ recommendations and for the safety of our church family, Bible Baptist...

 

First Presbyterian youth continue work on city pool

Once again, the First Presbyterian Church of Alva Youth Group gave freely of its time to improve the community. On Thursday, March 12, several members of the youth group and their youth director,...

 

Students from 26 high schools attend Primp for Prom in Woodward

More than 250 dresses were given away to students from 26 high schools in Oklahoma and Texas during the annual Primp for Prom event recently held in the Woodward High School Practice Gym. This year...

 
 By Brian Brus    Local    March 20, 2020

Coronavirus concerns high in rural areas

STILLWATER, Okla. – Health officials are warning rural communities to be just as cautious as more densely populated areas in their response to the spread of COVID-19. A lower rate of person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus might...

 

COVID-19 Notices

Seniors, At-Risk Individuals Alva’s Market will have special designated shopping hours for those 50 and older only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. Alva’s Market is also closing earlier. Their hours are now 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The...

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    March 20, 2020

Coronavirus tests remain limited, raising questions about haves and have-nots

Call it test anxiety, but not the kind you might remember from school. With a shortage of COVID-19 testing kits available at Oklahoma's state lab, public health officials are prioritizing who can get...

 

President Trump expands telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries during COVID-19 outbreak

The Trump administration has announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Beginning on March 6,...

 

COVID-19: Health Department reports 44 confirmed cases

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported Thursday morning that Oklahoma has 44 positive cases of COVID-19. There has been one death attributed to COVID-19, a male in his 50s in Tulsa county. The OSDH has partnered with 211Oklahoma to...

 

Q&A with Kandice Allen, Share Medical Center CEO

Despite managing Share Medical Center's ramp up to handle whatever the COVID-19 pandemic may bring to northwest Oklahoma, Share CEO Kandice Allen paused during what must feel like an avalanche of urge...

 

Woods County courthouse Security Measures for the Public

Physical security of the courthouse and a safe working environment is essential for the duration of this emergency. Several physical security policies have been enacted to protect operations, which are as follows: 1. The courthouse doors will remain...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 20, 2020

Woods County courthouse is closed

The Woods County commissioners held two emergency meetings on Wednesday and Thursday to determine how they will handle the COVID-19 pandemic. They expressed concern for county employees and discussed ways to keep them healthy while continuing the cou...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 20, 2020

County Excise Board approves appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning. Members Chris Olson and Joe Shirley were present, and Bob Seivert was absent. After approving the minutes of the Feb. 19 meeting, the board members approved the following monthly appropriations:...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 20, 2020

Sustainability

When we think of sustainability, we should think about organizations as well as the environment. Our society is constantly evolving and since we share this Earth for the foreseeable future, we must...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Senate sends 384 bills to House; begins work on 411 bills from House

This past Thursday was the deadline for floor votes in the Senate on bills that were introduced in this chamber. We’ve had some long days in recent weeks as we voted on hundreds of bills, first in committee and then on the floor. As of our deadline...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 20, 2020

Random Thoughts: More annoying TV commercials

Previously, I wrote about television ads that drive me crazy. I thought I was finished with that topic, but I feel compelled to revisit it. Currently, there are at least three advertisements running...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    March 20, 2020

Zimmers finds Fort Scott success

ALVA, Okla. – Hannah Zimmers was excited to have qualified for championship round at a Central Plains Region rodeo for just the second time in her three-year college rodeo career. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the short round at the Fort...

 
 By John Pye    Sports    March 20, 2020

The games go on: Australia's football leagues in action

An advertisement painted on the field near the center square would usually have summed up the hype of the Aussies rules season-opening game between Richmond and Carlton: Footy, Oh What a Feeling. Last September, a crowd of 100,014 packed into the...

 

Continental Resources Announces Revised 2020 Capital Budget Of $1.2 Billion And Provides Operational Update

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the significant drop in commodity prices, Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) ("Continental" or the "Company") today announced a revised 2020 capital budget of $1.2 billion,...

 

Kansas man sentenced to life for abusing children

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing and physically abusing children. Eric McFadden, 38, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to three consecutive life sentences plus more than seven...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 20, 2020

GOP right pushes back on Kansas governor for closing schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As most of the U.S. raced to get ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, conservative Republican lawmakers in Kansas moved Wednesday to limit their Democratic governor's emergency powers, including the ability to establish...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    March 20, 2020

Oklahoma has 1st coronavirus death; test shortage persists

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man in his 50s died after testing positive for the coronavirus, marking the state's first death linked to the pandemic, health officials announced Thursday. The Tulsa County man tested positive for COVID-19 on...

 

Museum scales back 25th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is planning to offer a recorded, one-hour television program in place of a live ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing due to concerns about the spread...

 

Blizzard strikes, shutting Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming roads

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Roads closed Thursday as a blizzard struck the high plains and dumped snow on the Rocky Mountains. Highways closing included portions of Interstate 70 and I-76 in eastern Colorado. A mix of snow, freezing fog and wind up to...

 

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