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Religious services and events

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...

 

GM expected to announce Tennessee battery plant on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is expected to announce Friday that one of its joint ventures will build a second U.S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Detroit automaker has scheduled a news conference Friday...

 

Ex-Dallas cop fired after murder charges wants his job back

DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas police officer who was charged with murder then fired is trying to get his job back after a judge found there was no probable cause for his arrest. Bryan Riser filed a formal appeal of his dismissal last month, his...

 

Tulsa to drop mask mandate, cites declining hospital numbers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa officials announced plans Thursday to drop the city's mask mandate at the end of the month, citing a rapid decline in the number of people being hospitalized for COVID-19. Mayor G.T. Bynum said more than 450 people were...

 

Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright's death, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a...

 

US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world on Thursday, nearing the 200 millionth vaccine administered in a months-long race to protect the population against COVID-19, even as other countries, rich and...

 

Poland's vaccines chief not ruffled by church objections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top vaccination official said Thursday he did not see any obstacle to the country's inoculation program from the "moral" reservations expressed by the powerful Catholic Church about two vaccines. Poland's Episcopate...

 

Houston's expanded voting becomes target of GOP restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nation's next big voting battle is underway in Texas, where Republicans are trying to outlaw 24-hour polling places and drive-thru voting as options, and to make it a crime for elections officials to mail unsolicited...

 

Post-Resurrection celebration message: God is still moving stones!

Over the past few weeks Christians all over the world celebrated the fact that God moved the stone that religion and corrupt government had placed in front of the tomb where Jesus had been buried so the world could see, “He was no longer there!...

 

Real life

A fairly famous, yet very quiet conversation echoes from 2,000 years ago. One night at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, a respected leader among the Jewish people came to him in the cover of night. Nicodemus, a well-seasoned, wise teacher, wanted...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 16, 2021

Let's read the Bible

“You shall bless the Lord your God for the gift of good land which He has given you.” Deuteronomy 8:10. Deuteronomy, chapters 1-17, is our Bible reading this week. Moses is giving instructions to the Israelites as they are about to enter Canaan....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 16, 2021

Alva City Council election unchanged by recount

The vote totals were close in the City of Alva race for Ward 4 Office 1 City Council. Only seven votes separated the top two candidates with Greg Bowman receiving 256 while Blake M. Jordan had 249. The race received statewide publicity because the...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 16, 2021

Avard Rail Park Authority convenes for monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority voted to convene in an executive session again last Tuesday night. Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Todd Holder, Allan Poe, and Bob Firth (via telephone) were joined in that session by Woods County Economic Development...

 

City of Alva employees participate in training at NWTC

Last week Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) in Alva hosted a True Colors workshop for City of Alva employees. This workshop was presented by Dr. Jeremy Eaton and scheduled by Angelica Brady, City of... Full story

 

First North Central wind project begins commercial operation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, PRNewswire/ – American Electric Power's (Nasdaq: AEP) 199-megawatt (MW) Sundance Wind Energy Center in north central Oklahoma has begun commercial operation. Located in Woods County, Sundance is one of three wind projects that...

 

Northwestern's online nurse practitioner program ranked 13 among top 50 in U.S.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s online nurse practitioner program has been named the 13th best in the country out of 203 accredited colleges and universities in the nation evaluated by Intelligent.com. Criteria used for the ranking include...

 

Scholarship to support future business owners and nurses in the area

Lee and the late Peggy Mackey, natives of Alva, were married in 1975. The Mackeys attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for some time before Lee transferred to Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. He graduated with a degree in...

 

Local Sonic Drive-In continues to give to Northwestern students

Gary Adams, owner and operator of Alva's Sonic Drive-In, continues to support education with the Alva Sonic Scholarship. Adams recently presented a $5,000 gift to the Northwestern Foundation &... Full story

 

Northwestern SWAT fosters 'Wooden Child' prevention of child abuse

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) have taken part in the "Wooden Children" project sponsored by the Garfield County Child Advocacy...

 

MICHELLE DEMAREE GORDON

A Celebration of life service for Michelle Demaree Gordon is pending with Marshall Funeral Home....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 16, 2021

Car sounds

What sound should an electric car make? Hybrids have an onboard gas engine that idles and revs but plug-in electrics, the wave of the future, lack internal combustion and are eerily silent. Now that...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for April 13

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 77 ½ wins, 38 ½ losses Dilly Dilly: 74 wins, 42 losses Knights of Columbus: 72 wins, 44 losses Rollin Good Times: 61 wins, 55 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 59 wins, 57 losses O'Bar: 56 wins, 60 losses Next Frame:...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 16, 2021

Random Thoughts

With a new baseball season underway, it is perhaps time for a little story about that sport from bygone days. There are at least a million from which to choose! An interesting tale unfolded in 1952 th...

 

Virus-related unemployment claims rise in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Virus-related claims for unemployment benefits, including initial and continuing claims and the four-week moving average, have increased in Oklahoma according to the state Employment Security Commission. Commission director...

 

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