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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...

 
 By Rev. John Clapp    Local    April 3, 2020

The blessing of a thorn

What a time of history it is that we find ourselves facing. A month ago, lives were normal. All of us were making plans for the spring – graduations, reunions, summer vacations; like I said, normal. Then came the storm. A microscopic virus has...

 

Spiritually Speaking: A grown-up faith

As the writer moves on from his discussion of Jesus’ obedience and suffering, he enters a very challenging – even accusatory – section of the letter. Here are the final few verses of chapter 5:...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    April 3, 2020

Horse owners urged to plan care during pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – While the primary concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization, Oklahoma State University Extension...

 
 By BRIAN BRUS    Local    April 3, 2020

OSU Extension services and programs continue through pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – More than 100 years of science-based, community service by Oklahoma State University Extension will continue unabated through the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus...

 

OSU lab on Stillwater campus to assist state with COVID-19 test analysis

Oklahoma State University is helping Oklahoma ramp up its COVID-19 testing capability after procuring supplies sufficient to analyze approximately 10,000 COVID-19 test samples being taken by health care professionals across the state. Through...

 

Northwestern's Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing donates to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing donated personal protective equipment to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital to aid in the nationwide shortage. With Northwestern’s nursing program using...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 3, 2020

Organic vs non-organic

Now that the fuel prices have dropped, I’m treating my vehicles to premium. Will it increase mileage, performance or engine life? In some vehicles, yes, according to research by Road and Track...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Late last week, Congress passed a $2 trillion relief bill to help individuals, families, businesses and states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes $150 billion in emergency funding for state and local governments, including at...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 3, 2020

Random Thoughts: Educated to the Nth degree – Part 2

After Michael Nicholson graduated from high school, he spent four years earning a bachelor’s degree and another three years completing a master’s degree. In the meantime, he got married and went t...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 3, 2020

'Prime' time? TE Ebron eager to start over with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Ebron isn't worried about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron's balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had "a whole lot of mess" in it before getting...

 

APMEX Helps Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Match $1 Million in Donations

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2020-- During these challenging times, APMEX employees have gone above and beyond to help serve our customers. Due to their hard work and commitment, APMEX has donated $250,000 on behalf of our employees to...

 

Police: Double murder-suicide suspected in 3 Oklahoma deaths

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Oklahoma have identified the three people who were found fatally shot near a convenience store and believe the deaths were a double murder-suicide. According to a police report, 32-year-old Aymondray Myers, Sr....

 

Overland Park police investigate body found near highway

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Overland Park police are looking for help from anyone who might have witnessed a person being struck by a car on Interstate 435 last week. Officers found the victim's body just before 1 p.m. on March 26. The person has...

 

What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks within the next few weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at...

 

Kansas nursing home outbreak swells: 1 dead, 25 sickened

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coronavirus cases swelled nearly 15% in one day as an outbreak at a nursing home grew and officials urged people to stay away from each other to control the virus' spread. Health officials reported 552 cases in Kansas on...

 
 By TAMMY WEBBER    Regional    April 3, 2020

Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns

OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — One Tulsa, Oklahoma, bar owner said more than a dozen motorcyclists showed up unannounced, but he served them a round of shots anyway to celebrate a birthday. Another live-streamed a drag queen show on Facebook while up...

 

What the coronavirus does to your body that makes it so deadly

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Benjamin Neuman, Texas A&M University-Texarkana (THE CONVERSATION) COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses...

 

Stitt calls special session, declares health emergency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt called Thursday for a special session of the Legislature as part of his declaration of a health emergency in all 77 counties. Declaring a health emergency gives the governor broader powers to...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    April 3, 2020

Kansas' review of cellphone GPS data raises privacy concerns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top health official faced questions Thursday over the state's monitoring of GPS data gleaned from people's cellphones about how residents have cut down on travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Lee Norman, head of...

 

Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days. Major U.S. indexes rose more than 2% Thursday. Energy stocks led the way higher as the price of crude oil jumped 25%,...

 

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The recommendations, still...

 

High-tech growing systems bring joy of gardening indoors

Traditionally, growing your own herbs and veggies was reserved for those with the luxury of outdoor space and abundant light. Now there are a number of new, high-tech indoor gardening systems that allow apartment dwellers with limited light, or...

 

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. SXSW announced Thursday that it's p...

 

Ill-fated cruise ships given approval to dock in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers aboard two cruise ships that have had coronavirus cases and deaths have been given the green light to disembark at a Florida port, an official said Thursday. An agreement was reached between local, state and...

 

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