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Articles from the May 11, 2018 edition

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 By John Clapp    Local    May 11, 2018

The importance of mothers (and fathers)

We are grateful for all the mothers and for all you do for our families. May your day be blessed. I trust that your children will honor you and show you the love on your special day. Thank you for all your love. A story is told of a father and a son...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 11, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

On Thursday of last week, a good-hearted person in our community did the right thing and called the police ... on me! Here’s the story. Our daughter, Elizabeth (class of 2002), is now a teacher at Freedom ISD. She is also very involved in extra-cur...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 11, 2018

No plea in Baker rape trial

A court appearance in the rape trial for Caleb Baker, 23, of Alva on Wednesday, May 9, was listed as a plea hearing, but it turned out to be more negotiating by attorneys. Baker was charged on May 9, 2016, with five felonies including first degree...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 11, 2018

Random Thoughts

Since funding for public education has become a hot topic for discussion in several states (including Oklahoma), it seems altogether appropriate to look at the origins of public education in this...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

RANDY LYNN CUNNINGHAM

Randy Lynn Cunningham was born on November 13, 1946, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Rex and Vera Cunningham, and passed away on May 7, 2018, at Alliance Health, Clinton, Oklahoma. Randy attended Alva Public...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 11, 2018

Air freight

At one time, USPS air mail was the quickest way to send a letter. An extra charge did apply, and it even had a special envelope. I recall it had a blue border and special stamp. Today, you have the...

 
 By Katie Leatherman    Local    May 11, 2018

A day where nothing goes right becomes inspiration for graduates

Have you ever had a day where nothing went right for you? Kindsey Ely has. A former teacher, she transitioned into the financial world, no small feat. A few days into starting her first position in...

 

AHS' Gaddy chosen for YLOK

Alva High School junior Landry Gaddy has been selected as a member of the Youth Leadership Oklahoma 2018 class. A class is selected each year through a competitive process based on proven leadership,...

 

Girl Scouts annual end-of-year and bridging ceremony

Girl Scouts with Woods Service Unit recently held their annual end-of-year and bridging ceremony at Northwest Technology Center. In front of family members, the scouts told everything they enjoyed...

 

Cathy Mapes selected for OSU Student Alumni Board

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is pleased to announce Cathy Mapes has been selected as a new member of the OSU Student Alumni Board. Mapes of Alva is a freshman majoring in animal...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 11, 2018

Bell wins state championship; Jones awarded runner-up

MOORE, Okla. – The 2018 Alva High School Track and Field season wrapped up with at bang at the state meet last weekend at Moore High School. Ray Ray Bell completed a perfect season in the 800 meter...

 

Keith Kisling receives the Governor's Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award

Everyone was listening to Burlington High School vocational-agriculture teacher Keith Kisling. Including Kisling himself. It was the early 1970s, Kisling was 28 years old and still pretty fresh out...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 11, 2018

Full House at AMS Cafeteria for Retirement Reception

A couple hundred school employees and townspeople gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Alva Middle School cafeteria to recognize several school district employees. Teacher of the Year is Cara Bradt....

 

LARRY DEAN WOODSON

Larry Dean Woodson passed on March 17, 2018, in Tempe, Arizona, at the young age of 69. Larry was born on March 2, 1949, in Alva, Oklahoma, the son of a career Marine Corps officer. He leaves behind the love of his life and wife of 40 years,...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 11, 2018

Four AHS cagers selected to Classic Bowl rosters

ALVA, Okla. – Two Alva High School Goldbugs and two Ladybugs will be joining five other athletes during 101 Classic Bowl week in Woodward beginning May 29-June 2. The 101 Classic Bowl committee recently announced the boys and girls baseball rosters...

 

Oregon school shooter loses life-sentence appeal

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who killed two people and wounded 26 others in a 1998 shooting at an Oregon high school lost an appeal Thursday seeking to reduce his 111-year sentence. The Oregon state Supreme Court ruled that Kip Kinkel's sentence does...

 

Arkansas teacher arrested in child sex-abuse case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a Little Rock high school teacher on charges stemming from years-long sexual abuse of two children decades ago. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that police arrested Hall High School...

 

Bill targets school riflery teams, citing 'gun culture'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jillian Zakrzeski's skills with an air rifle earned her three New York state high school shooting championships, a berth in the Junior Olympics and even recruitment to a college rifle team. "It's an amazing sport. It's not...

 

Police: Clovis man accused of threatening to shoot up school

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police say a man reportedly angry over not being provided information about his child's school attendance is accused of threatening to shoot up the school. Police say 33-year-old Carlos Anchondo was arrested Wednesday on...

 

Kansas district sued over handling of sexual harassment case

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district is accused in a lawsuit of assigning a high-school student to the homeroom of a teacher who'd been disciplined for making sexually inappropriate comments about her. The Kansas City Star reports that...

 

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — If Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air, shutting down airline traffic and endangering lives in all...

 

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