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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 Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 1, 2020

Area churches consider re-opening, with variety of approaches for this Sunday

Across the state, church boards and pastors are discussing whether and/or how to reopen their church buildings now that – as of today, May 1 – state restrictions on indoor church gatherings have been eased. State-issued rules say that churches... Full story

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    May 1, 2020

Living in the land of grace and mercy

Grace and Mercy! Those two words should be at the forefront of every single person’s vocabulary and thought process that exists today. I have had multiple conversations with medical personnel and pastors over the last few weeks and it’s amazing...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 1, 2020

Spiritually Speaking: No swearing! … with one exception

After years of study and growth in the Kingdom, do you still have those moments when you suddenly see something you haven’t noticed before? This morning, as I am hurrying to get my article in by...

 

Alva High School Student Council earns national recognition

For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Alva High School (AHS) student council has been recognized as a 2020 National...

 

Situation update: COVID-19

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the number of cases remains the same in the following area counties: Woods 3, Major 3, Alfalfa 1, Harper 1 and Woodward 1. Garfield County’s case numbers increased by two, now totaling... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2020

Share Medical Center receives government financial help

Government programs are really coming to the aid of Share Medical Center in Alva. Before the COVID-19 emergency orders and quarantines, Share Medical Center was already dealing with a low patient census. Administrators of the city-owned facility...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2020

Strong winds push motorcyclist off road

Strong winds Wednesday morning were too much for a motorcyclist. Dale Dean Parker, 65, of Cherokee, was driving a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on OK-132 about 9:06 a.m. when he attempted to negotiate a left hand curve. The motorcycle left the...

 

NWTC practical nursing students win state contest

Northwest Technology Center practical nursing students Haley Troutt and Kamri Theis placed first in the Oklahoma HOSA Contest in the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) event. The results were...

 

Oklahoma film 'Send Me Wings' accepted in Branson film festival

OKLAHOMA – "Send Me Wings," an Oklahoma faith-based short film, has been accepted to the Branson International Film Festival, where actors Rachel Cannon ("Fresh Off the Boat," "Mad Men") and Isaac...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 1, 2020

Smart cities

An article in Fortune Magazine is titled “The City That Sees All.” Shenzen, North China, is such a place. Based on a booming economy thanks to several tech giants, innovation has gone rampant....

 

Murdock's Minutes: Legislators grapple with budget

First, I want to say how pleased I was with the decision to begin opening our state’s economy up again. This is a common-sense approach that uses scientific data to get our businesses up and running, along with other activities of day-to-day life....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 1, 2020

Random Thoughts: The other Hamilton duel – part 1

Previously, we looked at some of the political duels that were fought when they were a common occurrence in the United States. Certainly, the most famous of those took place in New Jersey in 1804...

 
 By Jenna Fryer    Sports    May 1, 2020

NASCAR to resume season May 17 with seven races in 10 days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR plans to restart its engines with a flurry of races at two historic tracks. NASCAR said Thursday it is set to return May 17 with an elite Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, the first of seven...

 
 By JOE REEDY    Sports    May 1, 2020

ESPN names Phil Dean new "Monday Night Football" producer

ESPN has named Phil Dean as its new producer for "Monday Night Football" beginning with the upcoming season. Dean has been with the network since 1992. He has been the lead college basketball producer for 12 years and has produced the Women's Final...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 1, 2020

Oklahoma business remains closed because of coronavirus fear

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahoma businesses remain closed out of fear of being exposed to the coronavirus, despite being allowed to reopen. Businesses such as barber shops, hair and nail salons, and spas began reopening April 24 in many cities....

 

2 hurt, 1 arrested after shooting in Oklahoma Walmart lot

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man and a woman were hospitalized and another man is in police custody after an argument erupted in gunfire Thursday in the parking lot of an Oklahoma Walmart. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at a Walmart in Guthrie,...

 

Topeka police say 2 separate fatal shootings were related

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found about a half-block apart were related, Topeka police said Thursday. The first shooting on Tuesday left 37-year-old Mark Edwards dead. Police said he was shot by Zennie...

 

Kansas couple who coughed, claimed to have virus charged

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple who authorities said repeatedly coughed on people and claimed the man had contracted the coronavirus while shopping at a Walmart have been charged with felonies. Another customer used her cellphone to record...

 
 By NOAH TRISTER    Regional    May 1, 2020

NCAA faces lawsuit over violence against women at colleges

The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities. Plaintiffs in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 1, 2020

With rural Kansas looking to reopen, doctor remains nervous

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dr. Beth Oller would like Kansas to remain under a stay-at-home order a while longer, even as some neighbors in her rural northwest county are restless to see business return to normal. Oller and her husband are family...

 

Workers must risk infection or losing unemployment payments

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the coronavirus are beginning to face a tough choice — return to work and risk infection, or stay home and risk losing unemployment payments. The decision is most...

 

Virtual meetings set for drilling plan near national park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers plan to hold a series of virtual meetings on a contested plan that will guide for at least the next decade oil and gas development around a national park and other areas in northwestern New Mexico...

 

Oklahoma attorneys respond to absentee voting lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma responded to a lawsuit filed last week that seeks to make it easier to vote by mail, saying changing absentee voter requirements would jeopardize the security and integrity of the state's...

 

Halliburton shuts Texas sites, lays off 240 Oklahoma workers

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services giant Halliburton has closed down two sites in Texas and laid off 240 employees in Oklahoma in response to reduced customer activity due to plummeting oil prices. Halliburton closed its Elmendorf facility and is...

 

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