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Area 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 Darin Kearns    Local    May 17, 2019

Have mercy

I’m about to say something that might seem rude and judgmental. But I want you to know it’s out of love and concern that I tell you about my observation of the community of Alva. Please read the whole article before you choose to get upset or...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 17, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

When the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, it was the end of a 400-year sojourn in the land of Egypt; but it’s also remembered as a new beginning. When Joshua led the next generation of Hebrews across the Jordan some 40 years later, it marked the...

 

Help save the lives of local patients by donating blood this summer

Blood donors will receive a trendy “Summer Vibes” T-shirt and free admission to their choice of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City (one entry) or Safari Joe’s H2O Water & Adventure Park in Tulsa (two entries) at one of the following...

 

Duncan receives scholarship to Northwestern

Brianna Duncan, a graduate of South Barber High School, has been awarded a scholarship to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2019-2020 academic year. Duncan will receive the...

 

ANNA MAE RADER

Anna "Ann" Mae Rader, 98, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away May 15, 2019. She was one of 12 children, the daughter of Walter and Alta (Willoughby) Ruark born on August 26, 1920, in Taylorsville,...

 

VIRGIL IVAN MURROW

It was during his older brother, Randy's, baseball game on July 18, 1969, that Virgil Ivan Murrow arrived. He was born in Alva, Oklahoma, at Alva General Hospital to Virgil "Lyle" and Pearl Marie (Utt...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 17, 2019

Aging in place

If you walk around your home, you will notice that there are areas that are hard to navigate. Throw rugs are aptly named. Most people are happiest in their current home – surrounded by memories and...

 
 By Ben Orcutt    Local    May 17, 2019

Honoring those who wear a badge to protect and serve

May 12–18, 2019, is Police Week – a week during which we take the time to remember fallen police officers in our nation. This week is more than that to me. My words are not elegant but let me try to explain why. People like to call the men and...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 17, 2019

Random Thoughts

Ambrose Madison was a plantation owner in southwestern Virginia in the early 18th century. He was allowed to lay claim to more than 4,600 acres of land as an early settler in the region. Sources are...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 17, 2019

Vinay Patel selected to lead men's basketball program

ALVA, Okla. – Following a successful tenure at Oklahoma City University, Vinay Patel has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Director of Athletics Brad Franz announced on Monday. “I am very...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 17, 2019

Heavy rain causes drainage problems at airport

Flooding was a major topic of discussion during the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. Several areas had drainage problems including the newest airport hangar building The heavy rainfall of May 7 and 8 that undermined an Alva street, flooded...

 
 By Andrew Cox    Sports    May 17, 2019

Baseball: Bison Edged Out by Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Oklahoma Baptist baseball team came out firing against defending national champion Augustana. Unfortunately, the Bison were edged out in a wild game, 12-10. In the top of the first, Garrett McKee, Jake Gozzo, and Eric...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    May 17, 2019

SWOSU Golf: National Runner-Up Gloria Choi Leads Lady Bulldogs into Match Play at D2 National Championships

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Behind a national runner-up finish from senior Gloria Choi, the SWOSU Women's Golf team advanced to the Match Play portion of the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships after tying for fourth place in stroke play, wh...

 

Golf: ATU's KLEMM, PIDDON RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Arkansas Tech's Jacqueline Klemm was named WGCA Division II Freshman of the Year and Peerada Piddon was named WGCA Division II First Team All-American, the Women's Golf Coaches Association announced Thursday. Klemm is the...

 

University of Oklahoma law dean named interim president

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A law school dean will serve as University of Oklahoma's interim president following the sudden resignation of the school's current leader, who'd served less than a year in his role. The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents...

 

Watchdog: EPA should recoup travel money from Pruitt, guards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges for former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards. The EPA's inspector general...

 

2 Oklahoma tribes to build a bison meat processing plant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Oklahoma are planning to build a meat processing plant in an effort to take a more active role in bringing the nations' bison herd to the marketplace, a tribal business official said. Nathan Hart,...

 

Oklahoma mom gets life in prison for attacking daughter

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with an ax and then setting their home on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. A Tulsa County Judge handed the...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 17, 2019

Parents seek meeting over Oklahoma son's killing by police

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police have asked to meet with the police chief, mayor and other city officials to find out what transpired. Vicki...

 

Falling debris still a risk from damaged Oklahoma City tower

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma City say falling debris is still a danger after a skyscraper was damaged when it was battered by a dangling scaffold holding two men. Police blocked some roads and a park to most vehicle and pedestrian...

 

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