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 By Darin Kearns    Local    May 21, 2021

Are you a delineator?

When I was in high school I took a weekend long driver’s ed class in hopes that it would help with the high cost of car insurance for a 16-year-old driver. I don’t think it did anything for the insurance, but I did take something away that I...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2021

Graduation advice from an 'old Goldbug'

Despite an earlier light shower, the Alva High School graduation proceeded as planned on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) football field Sunday afternoon. AHS seniors wearing caps... Full story

 

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 Roger Hardaway    Local    May 21, 2021

Random Thoughts

Sometimes I drive myself crazy! Sometimes other people do it for me. Recently, I got to thinking once again about a minor episode in my past that I have often thought about over the years. Whenever I...

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for Spring 2021

Spring semester honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all As, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a minimum...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    May 21, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the New Testament this week by reading I, II, and III John, Jude, and Revelation. Revelation is probably the most misunderstood book of the Bible. It is written in an apocalyptic style that we are not used to reading anywhere else,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2021

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday, May 19. All board members were present including Bob Seivert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson. After approving minutes of past meetings, the board approved the following monthly appropriations: • District #1...

 

Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those receiving the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    May 21, 2021

Eight Alva baseball players named Great Plains All-Conference

The Alva High School baseball team has a pitcher of the year, six all-conference team players and an honorable mention on the 2021 Great Plains All-Conference Team. Head coach of the Alva team is Scott Baugh with Marcus Mead and Chance Davis as...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    May 21, 2021

NWOBCA All Star games in Alva Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 26, Alva will host the 2021 NWOBCA (Northwest Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association) All Star Baseball Games. Two games will be played at Myers Stadium on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Alva. At 4 p.m. the two...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2021

Alva City Council discusses Suddenlink franchise

There was a lot of discussion about the Suddenlink franchise agreement during Monday’s Alva City Council meeting. During the public comment part of the meeting, Tom Crenshaw started the discussion prematurely, asking when he could talk about the fr...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 21, 2021

Laser weapons

Light amplification by stimulation of electromagnetic radiation. My first exposure to lasers, no play on words, was the laser pointer for the classroom. Consumer laser tools have replaced contractor...

 

Tulsa computer system hacks stopped by security shutdown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Most residents of Tulsa are being prevented from paying their water bills after the city shut down its computer network as a security measure following an attempted ransomware attack, a city official said Friday. The attempted...

 

Oklahoma governor signs bills to slash income tax rates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a package of bills on Friday to cut the corporate and top individual income tax rates and to restore the refundability of the earned income tax credit. The bills were part of a budget agreement...

 

Kansas governor OKs extra funds for courts, higher education

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Budget legislation signed Friday by Gov. Laura Kelly increases funding for Kansas courts, provides extra dollars for higher education and funds a new state health laboratory. The measure contains a piece of a nearly $21 billion...

 
 By ERIC TUCKER    Regional    May 21, 2021

FBI employee accused of storing classified documents at home

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI employee has been indicted on charges that she stored classified documents and other national security information at home over the course of more than a decade, the Justice Department said Friday. Kendra Kingsbury, 48, is...

 

KBI: Nebraska man dies after he is purposely hit by a car

HOLLENBERG, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska man died when he was intentionally hit by the driver of a car in Kansas during an argument, authorities said Friday. Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called Thursday to a home in Hollenberg, in northeast...

 

Report: 2 school workers harassed girl over 'lesbian' remark

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — Two school district employees in eastern Kansas should be disciplined for suspending an eighth-grade student from riding the school bus after she said "I'm a lesbian," the Kansas Association of School Boards has determined....

 

Kansas man arrested in 38-year-old southeast Texas slaying

CONROE, Texas (AP) — A 75-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man has been arrested on a murder warrant in a nearly four decade old homicide in southeast Texas. Thomas Elvin Darnell was taken to the Montgomery County jail Thursday after being arrested...

 

Kansas man faces 155 child pornography charges

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A Chase County man is jailed on 155 counts of sexual exploitation of a child after child pornography was found at his home, authorities said. Leland Zachariah Taylor, 71, of Cedar Point, was arrested May 8 after Chase County...

 

Kansas woman admits to fraudulently taking $87K in benefits

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A southeastern Kansas woman has been sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to repay nearly $87,000 she fraudulently collected in Social Security benefits for children who did not live with her. Teresa Grant, of...

 

Infrastructure deal slips, GOP pans $1.7T White House offer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for an ambitious infrastructure deal were thrown into serious doubt late Friday after the White House reduced President Joe Biden's sweeping proposal to $1.7 trillion but Republican senators rejected the compromise as...

 

Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in remain "deeply concerned" about the situation with North Korea, and announced he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts...

 

Apple CEO faces tough questions about app store competition

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook described the company's ironclad control over its mobile app store as the best way to serve and protect iPhone users, but he faced tough questions about competition issues from a judge Friday about...

 
 By AARON BEARD    Sports    May 21, 2021

Duke's King embraces being role model as Black woman AD

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Nina King knows she faces a big responsibility in taking over as Duke's athletics director later this year. It's not just about managing a 27-sport program in a marquee league. King will become only the third Black woman AD in...

 

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