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 By Darin Kearns    Local    March 27, 2020

An unseen enemy

WOW!! That’s what is going through my mind as I think about what has happened in our world over the last month and a half. Though we may not see the direct impact of this enemy we call COVID-19, believe me, it’s there. Our family has been directl...

 

Spiritually Speaking: The massive mystery of it all

I'm not sure how much longer I can ride the pity party but thanks, again, for the calls, cards, and countless prayers. I am making steady, slow progress. “(7) During the days of Jesus’ life on...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 27, 2020

Alva Public Schools plan for online classes

Wednesday morning the Oklahoma State School Board unanimously approved an order that implements a Distance Learning Plan to complete the 2019-20 school year without reopening school buildings. In... Full story

 

'This is just a moment in time'

It’s a different world today for Mark Singer. The Oklahoma City resident still puts on a suit and tie every day and goes to work at one of the few stores remaining open at Penn Square Mall. But his workday is far from normal. “One day we had 12...

 

Expiration date for driver licenses, CDLs, ID cards and handicap permits extended

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is extending the expiration date of all Class D driver licenses, commercial driver licenses (CDLs), Oklahoma identification cards and handicap parking permits pursuant to Gov. Stitt’s Executive Order...

 
 By Ken Miller    Local    March 27, 2020

Oklahoma schools closed as state coronavirus infections rise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Wednesday to close public schools statewide for the remainder of the school year and to turn to distance learning in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which has now...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    March 27, 2020

As cities, state tighten restrictions, one question rules: Is it essential?

Each step taken by public officials to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Oklahoma raises questions around what is banned and what's just a recommendation. Gov. Kevin Stitt issued orders Tuesday...

 

Party affiliation change deadline approaches

OKLAHOMA CITY – The deadline for registered voters to change their party affiliation for the upcoming statewide primary and runoff primary elections is March 31, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said today. By statute, changing party affi...

 

Attorney General Hunter issues consumer alert on at-home coronavirus testing

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today issued a consumer alert after receiving reports of individuals attempting to sell at-home tests for the coronavirus. Attorney General Hunter said Oklahomans need to be on high alert for scam...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 27, 2020

Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – Stocking up on essential groceries and other supplies as the COVID-19 virus threat spreads across the country will require consumers to rely on their storm season preparedness skills, but for a longer period of time....

 

Kansas National Guard helps put out a fire in Barber County

Two Black Hawk helicopters from the Kansas National Guard had been called to help put out the fire in Barber County. The helicopters stopped at the Alva Regional Airport to refuel Thursday morning....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 27, 2020

NWOSU classes online for remainder of spring semester

Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva announced Wednesday that classes will go online for the remainder of the semester. The move is in response to Gov. Stitt’s address on Tuesday, according to a letter posted by Dr. Janet Cunningham,...

 

Dr. Shelly Wells speaks on rural health issues at conference in Norman

Dr. Shelly Wells, professor of nursing and chair of the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently presented at the Rural Health Association of...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 27, 2020

Paper

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things.” Julie Andrews sang...

 

Letter to the Editor: 'I am worried about my hometown'

I would like to offer my opinion on COVID-19 as a former Alva resident and a future infectious disease physician in training. I work at a major academic medical center where I have access to ICU beds, rapid testing and specialists. Even with these...

 

Harry Leroy Herrmann

Harry Herrmann pased away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the age of 88. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Manila Cemetery....

 

DOC staff capture NOCC walkaway; second remains at large

VINITA, Okla. – Oklahoma Department of Corrections Inspector General agents and facility security staff have captured one of two inmates who walked away Wednesday afternoon from Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center (NOCC). The second inmate remai...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory Thursday, March 26, there are 248 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Comanche, Craig, Lincoln, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Sequoyah counties. There are an additional two deaths in Cleveland County, a...

 

Murdock's Minutes: First, don't panic; use common sense and be a good neighbor

There have been a lot of changes in the state in just the past week due to COVID-19. But first and foremost, I continue to tell people not to panic. Yes, be careful about spreading germs by practicing good hygiene. Cover your mouth when you cough,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 27, 2020

Random Thoughts: Educated to the Nth degree – part 1

An administrator at Northwestern Oklahoma State University once told me that NWOSU was the primary thing that distinguishes Alva from other small-town county seats in this part of our state....

 
 By Ted Harbin    Local    March 27, 2020

College rodeo season put on hold

ALVA, Okla. – As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association last week decided to cancel the remaining events on the 2019-20 regional season. For Northwestern Oklahoma...

 

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

March 31 1961 — The Pacific Coast League's proposal to use a designated hitter for the pitcher was rejected by the Professional Baseball Rules Committee by a vote of 8-1. 1968 — Seattle, the American League's second new team, announced its...

 
 By David Skretta    Sports    March 27, 2020

Royals new owner patiently awaiting rescheduled opening day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning dawned bright and sunny over Kauffman Stadium, just to the east of downtown Kansas City. The outfield grass was a perfectly manicured ocean of green, the infield dirt brushed as if by a fine-toothed comb. In the...

 

Williams to Hold Virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2020-- Williams (NYSE: WMB) will host its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders virtually due to the public health impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to prioritize the health and well-being of meeting...

 

Kansas sees 1,250% increase in initial unemployment claims

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The number of jobless workers in Kansas who filed initial unemployment claims last week was 12 times as high as it was the week before as measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus took their toll on the economy. The...

 

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