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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...

 

Instructions for overcomers

Corona, corona, corona, covid-19, we are all going to die. This is the end. Wow! Are you tired of it yet? I am! A question for you who name the name of Jesus as your savior. Is your faith growing in the season of Corona or are you becoming more...

 

Spiritually Speaking: The swinging pendulum

Years ago, one of my instructors observed that “only a broken pendulum stops in the middle.” He was referring to the wide cultural swings that happen in society at large, and how they might...

 

Adverse effects of COVID-19 on youth

Currently in our lives all of us are experiencing some adverse effects of the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, youth in the great state of Oklahoma have lives now that are adversely altered. Our youth are not attending activities as they normally...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 17, 2020

Alva has positive case of COVID-19

In a statement on social media, Share Medical Center CEO Kandice Allen announced the medical center has had its first positive COVID-19 test in Alva. “We can be proud of the efforts the community has taken to keep everyone safe from COVID-19, but...

 

April is Made in Oklahoma Month

April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies, even during this time of national crisis. Andrea Graves, FAPC business...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

(Editor’s Note: Share Medical Center in Alva announced via social media Thursday that they had their first positive test for COVID-19. That is not yet reflected in the following state report.) As of this advisory April 16 at 7 a.m., there are...

 

U.S. Treasury Department to intercept stimulus checks of Oklahomans who owe past due child support

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Up to 130,000 Oklahomans with past due child support may not receive the new stimulus checks being issued over the coming weeks and days under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, due to another federa...

 

State investigates more than 25 long-term care centers

More than 25 long-term care facilities were under investigation by the state last week as coronavirus outbreaks kept rising, with now 25 deaths of residents and 335 positive cases. But officials are...

 

A Quarantine Easter

This past weekend was Easter, and Quarantine Easter turned out to be a whole new kettle of fish for people in Alva. There were suddenly different ways of looking at what types of baskets to get,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 17, 2020

Nearly half million in taxes released to Woods County schools

Nearly a half million dollars is being released to school districts in Woods County following negotiations between DCP Operating Company and Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson. DCP filed tax appeals for 2016 through 2018. After much back and forth...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 17, 2020

Trees

“I think that I shall never see a thing so lovely as a tree.” –Joyce Kilmer. Trees are lovely, and Alva has a lot of them. Thanks to the work of the Tree Board, we’ve received a Tree City Awar...

 
 By Glen Mulready    Local    April 17, 2020

Letter to Oklahomans: We're all in this together

Very few Oklahomans, if any, have faced a pandemic like COVID-19 in their lifetime. This pandemic has changed our daily routines in an instant and has created a new normal for many for us. Our kids' schools are closed for the remainder of the school...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Senate to conduct official business online, livestreamed at oksenate.gov

Even though we’d been meeting via teleconferencing and videoconferencing in the days leading up to our session work on April 6, we could not hold any official committee meetings or conduct official meetings of the full Senate, because the rules of...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    April 17, 2020

Oklahoma St's Boynton could see turn with recruiting class

After some early rough patches, Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton has finally built some momentum. A year after bring in a highly ranked recruiting class, Boynton has pulled in a group that Cade Cunningham has helped rank in the top 10 nationally on...

 

WPX Energy to Host May 7 Webcast

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 16, 2020-- WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) plans to discuss its first-quarter 2020 financial and operations results during a webcast on Thursday, May 7, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. Chief Executive Officer Rick Muncrie...

 

Empire Petroleum Corporation Announces Acquisition of Texas Oil and Gas Assets

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 16, 2020-- Empire Petroleum Corporation ("Empire") (OTCQB:EMPR) announced today that it has acquired producing oil and gas assets and related midstream assets located in Houston, Madison, and Leon Counties in Texas...

 

Western Kansas deputy cleared of wrongdoing in shooting

LA CROSSE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor has cleared a western Kansas sheriff's deputy of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of a fleeing suspect, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Thursday. The Rush County Attorney will not file...

 

Gov. Stitt's office incorrectly counts inmates to be freed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor signed over 450 commutations, but a news release inaccurately stated that 404 of those inmates would be released Thursday. Gov. Kevin Stitt's granted commutations last week amid coronavirus outbreak, The...

 
 By Ryan Lane    Regional    April 17, 2020

Should college savers opt for student loans this fall?

Undergraduate federal student loan interest rates could fall below 3% for the first time in more than 15 years this July, based on the most recent 10-year Treasury note auction. At the same time, parents with 529 college savings plans may have seen...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases up to 2,357 with 131 now dead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eight additional deaths due to COVID-19 and nearly 100 additional cases of the coronavirus were reported in Oklahoma Thursday by the state's Department of Health. Deaths now total 131 in the state with at least 2,357 cases, the...

 

Kansas rehab worker showed up sick; 19 die at facility

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Seven more people at a nursing and rehabilitation home in Kansas City, Kansas, have died from COVID-19, taking the facility's toll to 19 in an outbreak that is believed to have started with an infected worker. RIVERBEND...

 

25 years after Oklahoma City bombing, victim's transformation offers hope during pandemic

Still in her desk chair, a window curtain somehow wrapped around her face, Amy Downs spent six hours in the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Even before the truck bomb detonated – ejecting her from a third-floor...

 

Kansas ranchers burn land despite plea from health officials

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas ranchers eager to prepare their land for cattle grazing have mostly brushed off the plea from state health officials to voluntarily cut back this spring's prairie burning to reduce air pollution during the...

 

Oklahoma Supreme Court sets arguments in funding flap case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A board led by Gov. Kevin Stitt has until Monday to respond to a lawsuit filed against it by legislative leaders over a budget feud, the Oklahoma Supreme Court said in an order Thursday. Chief Justice Noma Gurich also set oral...

 

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