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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...

 
 By Nathan Braudrick    Local    May 6, 2022

Check everything

Hello all! I hope you are staying cool/warm today. I don’t know how it feels outside right now and it could be scorching or freezing this time of year, so I just hope you’re comfortable. Did you...

 

John Caviness hired as Northwestern's campus police chief

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a new campus police chief in John Caviness. The CLEET Certified Advanced Peace Officer and CLEET certified Basic instructor spent the last nine years...

 

Happy Mother's Day!

What does it mean to be a mother? Is it defined by just giving birth to a child? Is it defined by just being called “Mom” by that child? Is it defined by just having the same last name as that child? No, it’s way more than all that! It’s...

 

Northwestern to close for Memorial Day

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, as all university locations will close this day. New or current students are encouraged to enroll for summer courses as soon as possible. Summer classes begin June 1...

 

HELEN PHILIMENA FRIEDEN FARNEY

Helen Philimena Frieden Farney went to be with her lord and savior, May 2, 2022, at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 24 days. She was born on October 8, 1928, in the family home north of Burlington,...

 

LEONARD W. MAGNUSON

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Mr. Leonard W. Magnuson, 74, passed away on May 2, 2022. Leonard was born in Alva, Oklahoma, on February 17, 1948. He graduated from Alva High School in Alva, and continued on...

 

MARY JOANN RHOADES CURREY

Mary JoAnn Rhoades Currey was born on March 12, 1939, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away on April 30, 2022, in Enid, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by 11 siblings and two sons. She is survived by two sons, five grandsons and their wives and ten...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 6, 2022

Healing

“Body, heal thyself!” It’s too bad that a command like that doesn’t work, but self-healing is as old as humankind itself. It starts with what we eat but genetics do play a huge part in our...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 6, 2022

Random Thoughts

Every baseball fan surely knows that no sport on Earth keeps more statistics and records than does Major League Baseball (MLB). No stat is too trivial for baseball’s insiders to keep and cherish....

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 6, 2022

Patel to coach at Angelo State

ALVA, Okla. – Vinay Patel, Northwestern Oklahoma State head men's basketball coach, has announced that he is stepping down to become head men's basketball coach at Angelo State University. Patel...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 6, 2022

Huffman closes career near the top

ALVA, Okla. – Tucker Huffman will graduate from Northwestern Oklahoma State University this coming Saturday, but he’s already received a pretty nice present. Actually, he gifted it to himself this past weekend. Huffman, a senior from Mutual,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2022

Tonight's First Friday Art Walk features adult and student artists

The outdoors is depicted in this month's display at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Vibrant oils and delicate pastels depict the beauty of nature in the "Sun, Fun and Friends" exhibit. Featured artists... Full story

 

NTSB: Teenage driver in deadly crash had cannabis in system

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — The teenage driver of a small car that collided with a large truck in Oklahoma, killing all six occupants in the car, tested negative for alcohol but positive for cannabis after her death, according to a preliminary report...

 

Tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma; more storms in forecast

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) — A storm system spawned several tornadoes that whipped through areas of Texas and Oklahoma, causing damage to a school, a marijuana farm and other structures. There were no reports of serious injuries following the Wednesday...

 

Major companies stay mum on thorny abortion issue - for now

NEW YORK (AP) — A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would abolish a nationwide right to abortion has thrust major companies into what's arguably the most divisive issue in American politics. But while some are signaling support for...

 

FDA restricts J&J's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should only be given to adults who can...

 

Stocks slump 3% as worries grow over higher interest rates

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp sell-off left the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 1,000 points lower Thursday, wiping out the gains from Wall Street's biggest rally in two years, as worries grow that the higher interest rates the Federal Reserve is...

 

Heard takes stand, accuses Depp of violent sexual assault

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Actor Amber Heard tearfully told jurors Thursday that Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle in an alcohol-fueled rage. The March 2015 incident in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth "Pirates of...

 

Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal testified Thursday, revealing previously secret papal approval to hire a British security...

 

US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 5.27%, highest since 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates resumed their ascent this week, as the key 30-year loan reached its highest point since 2009. The increases came in the week preceding the widely anticipated action by the Federal Reserve, ann...

 

HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities

A new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients was announced Thursday by a coalition that includes the four medical schools at the nation's...

 

Alabama store flattened as storms race across Southeast

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado flattened a downtown store before dawn and ripped the front off a metal building across Mobile Bay on Friday, and forecasters said more storms could hit an area stretching from south Alabama to coastal Virgini...

 
 By DAVID BAUDER    Regional    May 6, 2022

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate's work. Dylan...

 

In abortion fight, conservatives push to end all exceptions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Angela Housley was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned the fetus was developing without parts of its brain and skull and would likely die within hours or days of birth, if it survived that long. The news came during h...

 

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