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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...

 

The trouble with a personal Lord and Savior

I hope that title caught your eye. That was the point. I have listened to arguments for two months, both in person and online, about how we as Christians, as well as Americans, should respond to the current pandemic. Do we shut things down and stay...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 22, 2020

Spiritually Speaking: Jesus, the forever high priest

Just think how great he [Melchizedek] was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2020

Stepping into the future

With graduation gowns and tassels flying in the wind, the Alva High School Class of 2020 gathered Sunday afternoon, May 16, at NWOSU Ranger Field. Seated six feet apart at the south end of the field,...

 

Mailbox Improvement Week arrives in time for spring cleaning

Alva – The U.S. Postal Service is asking all Alva homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 17–23, says Postmaster Jo Ellen Fleming. "Repairing...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    May 22, 2020

Oklahoma beef producers facing coronavirus disruptions head on

STILLWATER, Okla. – Meat plant closings, market disruptions and the slow recovery in cattle prices this spring – largely attributable to the coronavirus pandemic – have hit beef producers hard, with those in the Oklahoma Panhandle being among...

 

State offers five calendar options for school year

The disruption COVID-19 has caused to schools is likely to continue into the new school year, and the state Education Department is asking school leaders to begin planning for it. Schools should adopt multiple calendars, one primary and others as...

 

USDA to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees for rural businesses and ag producers

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus...

 

COVID-19 vaccine could meet resistance in Oklahoma

When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the United States, the federal government and states will face a crucial choice: Should all or most residents be required to get the novel coronavirus...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2020

Excise and Equalization Board meets

The Woods County Excise and Equalization Board met for a regular meeting Wednesday in the courthouse in Alva. Members present were Bob Seivert, Chris Olson and Joe Shirley along with County Clerk Shelley Reed. After approving minutes of the last...

 

Northwestern News wins awards at OCMA

The Northwestern News, a student-produced publication at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, won seven first place awards in this year’s Oklahoma College Media Association contest. Winners are usually announced at the annual OCMA conference in...

 

Outstanding math, computer science students announced at Northwestern.

Mathematics and Computer Science Department faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma State University select outstanding students in mathematics and computer science every year. This year's honorees are...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 22, 2020

Eggs

While milk is advertised to be “nature’s most nearly perfect food,” humans are the only animals that drink it after they are grown and dietitians claim it isn’t as great a source of calcium as...

 

Murdock's Minutes: The budget explained

When the 2020 legislative session convened last February, no one could have predicted how quickly so many things would change here in Oklahoma because of COVID-19. While we’ve passed legislation to help with Oklahoma’s response and given approval...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 22, 2020

Random Thoughts: The Brothers Bibb – Part 2

As we saw last week, only three people in U.S. history have served as governor of one state and as a United States senator from another. One was Sam Houston who was a senator from Texas after serving...

 

This Date in Baseball

May 23 1901 — The Cleveland Blues, later known as the Indians, scored nine runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Senators 14-13. 1910 — In the top of the ninth inning in a game against Boston, Cincinnati's Dode Paskert...

 

Report: Kansas farm income up amid government payments

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Propped up by government payments, net farm income in Kansas last year rose to an average of $110,380 per farm, a new report shows. The Kansas Farm Management Association released this week its annual economic data based...

 

Sheriff's authorities say 3-year-old girl killed in driveway

PAOLA, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl in eastern Kansas has died after being hit and killed by a delivery truck in a driveway in rural Paola, authorities said. Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff's Office were called to the home late Wednesday...

 

Top educator taught Kansas preschoolers alongside retirees

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Teacher Tabatha Rosproy's preschool class met inside a nursing and retirement home in rural Kansas, forming a bond with residents that continued even when social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic forced...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 22, 2020

Oklahoma prisons take non-virus infected inmates from county

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is taking custody of healthy inmates from one county jail that reported it was ill-equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Inmates at the Comanche County Detention...

 

Retired public pensioners to get first pay raise in 12 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday signed into law a bill giving most retired school teachers, firefighters and other public workers their first pension increase in 12 years. The bill gives a 4% cost-of-living allowance, or...

 

Could human cancer treatments be the key to saving sea turtles from a disfiguring tumor disease?

Jessica Alice Farrell University of Florida (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jessica Alice Farrell, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) Sea turtles' reality is...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 22, 2020

Kansas AG doubts legality of governor's May COVID-19 orders

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general says the most recent state of emergency that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued for the coronavirus pandemic is "legally suspect," calling into question orders she's issued this month and her...

 

Fed's Powell says economic forecasts filled with uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to forecast the U.S. economy's path to recovery from the current deep downturn face "a whole new level of uncertainty," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday. Not only is there the difficulty predicting how...

 

US seeking industry cooperation on future medical supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. The government began formal d...

 

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