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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 Nathan Hosier    Local    May 8, 2020

Mom

We will honor our mothers this Sunday. During this time, we remember everything our moms and our wives have done for us. I am no different. I think about what my wife and my mom and my mother-in-law have done for me. When I think about them I know I...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 8, 2020

Spiritually Speaking: Behind the curtain

“... We who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 8, 2020

Arena authority told now is the best time to take bids

If the Alva Arena Authority (AAA) could advertise for bids right now, they would likely save ten percent or more in the costs of construction. That was the focus of discussions during the virtual meeting held Tuesday at noon. Board members present...

 

Daughters of the American Revolution give Good Citizens Awards to Woods County high school seniors

In the fall of 2019-2020 school year each high school in Woods County was contacted for the school election committee to select a Good Citizen from the senior class. After selection the student had available the option of participation in the...

 

New county-specific data added to OSDH COVID-19 Dashboard

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced Thursday an upgrade to its COVID-19 data dashboard that now allows the public to view the historical number of active and recovered COVID-19 cases by county as well as...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    May 8, 2020

Moments of Truth: 4 remaining scenarios for Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion is inching closer to reality in Oklahoma. Legislative leaders announced a budget deal Monday that includes funding to expand the state's Medicaid program and extend health coverage...

 

Oklahoma hopes to begin issuing REAL ID July 1

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is on track to begin issuing REAL IDs to Oklahomans mid-summer at select locations. The department's goal is to be ready to issue to the public beginning July 1. This date will be dependent on COVID-19...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    May 8, 2020

Teaching reading in proven way – and now in a pandemic

Reading experts and brain scientists agree nearly every child can learn to read if they are taught using explicit, systematic, research-based instruction. So why aren't all teachers and schools using...

 

Northwestern English faculty members publish book collection on popular culture

Dr. Roxie James, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Kathryn Lane, associate professor of English and chair of the English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department at Northwestern Oklahoma...

 

LORETTA MAE BAILS

Family visitation will be Friday, May 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the chapel. (The number of people in the chapel will be limited; please be respectful.) Graveside and burial services will be held...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 8, 2020

Information, knowledge, wisdom: related, but not all the same

An article in The American Legion Magazine states that human knowledge doubled every 100 years before the 20th Century; now, it is doubling every 13 months. According to Dan Coats, as director of...

 
 By Jack Fisher    Local    May 8, 2020

Letter to the Editor: The future of masks

I have been writing articles supporting the use of masks, but I always forgot to mention that I do not want to wear a mask. For many years I wore a mask every time I mowed the grass. It was uncomfortable and fogged my glasses and made it hard to...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Legislators back at work; Capitol building open to public

On Monday, May 4, members of the House and Senate returned to the Capitol to resume floor work on the 2020 legislative session. We still have a number of policy bills to address, executive nominations to complete, and we must finalize the 2021...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 8, 2020

Random Thoughts: The other Hamilton duel – part 2

In July 1804 Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel brought on by the political feud the two men had been carrying on for years. Two and a half years earlier, however, another Hamilton had bee...

 

Lexie Reihm and Payton Jones win awards

Jones and Reihm each won OGBCA Mid-School All State awards (OGBCA stands for Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association), and Jones also won the OCA (Oklahoma Coaches Association) Small West All...

 
 By David Skretta    Sports    May 8, 2020

NCAA calls alleged Kansas basketball violations "egregious"

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men's basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred "egregious" and arguing that they undermine and threaten" college...

 

Gulfport Energy: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR) on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $517.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Oklahoma City-based company said it had a loss of...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 8, 2020

Oklahoma revenue collections fall $502.5M due to coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Revenue collections in Oklahoma fell by half a billion dollars in April from a year ago as an economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic swept the state, Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Thursday. Gross receipts fell...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 8, 2020

Shooting over dining area closure hurts 3 McDonald's workers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three teenage McDonald's employees in Oklahoma City suffered gunshot wounds when a customer opened fire because she was angry that the restaurant's dining area was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, police said...

 

Crews search for man who tried to swim in Walnut River

AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Butler County are searching for a 19-year-old man who went missing while swimming in the Walnut River. KWCH-TV reports that the search began Wednesday near Augusta. The Butler County Sheriff's Office said the...

 

Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts set on home-and-home basketball

Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts have agreed to a home-and-home basketball series for the next two seasons. The first game will be played at Oklahoma State on Nov. 28, 2020. The date for the game at Oral Roberts' Mabee Center in Tulsa has not been...

 

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Regional and political fractures are emerging in many countries over how fast to lift the lid on coronavirus-imposed lockdowns, as worries about economic devastation collide with fears of a second wave of deaths. French mayors are resisting the gover...

 

Criminal justice group asks court to weigh in on signatures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking to further reduce the state's high incarceration rate says it has enough signatures to qualify the question for the ballot and filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to force the secretary of state to accept the...

 

Missouri River flood risk down as levee repairs proceed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crews working to finish fixing levees busted in last year's deluge are getting some help from the weather. "Between the flows in the river today and the conditions in our reservoirs, we are in much better shape than we were...

 

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