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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. 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.;...

 
 By Harold Henson    Local    May 25, 2018

Subduing the unsubduable

Far too many times I have heard people speak of people as “lost causes.” They look at a certain individual who is held securely in the clutches of sin, and they declare, “He or she, is a lost cause. There is no hope for them.” They assume...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 25, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

It’s Tuesday morning, May 22. I just finished leaving a message on the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home page for the family of Conner Smith. He was rapidly becoming one of my favorite people – the second son of a fine pair of Christian parents from...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 25, 2018

Alva addressing audit recommendations

The Alva City Council took care of a lot of business in a packed agenda Monday night. The monthly meeting lasted over two hours. Two items involving issuing a utility system revenue note had to be tabled due to the absence of two council members....

 

'Jade Black' now filming in Oklahoma

Jade Black Films, LLC, and the Oklahoma Film and Music Office (OF+MO) are pleased to announce that principal photography has begun in Oklahoma on the feature film “Jade Black.” Written, directed and produced by Oklahoma native Terry Spears with...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 25, 2018

Rain at last

Storm clouds would appear, severe storm watches were issued, but somehow all the rain seemed to pass by Alva to the north or south. Storms would even split around Alva. Sunday evening Alva finally received a decent rain, but it was still not enough t...

 

Summer art camps at Graceful Arts

Graceful Arts will offer summer art camps on June 19–22 for students aged kindergarten through 10 yeas old, and July 17–19 for students ages 8 to 14. Camps will be held 1-4 p.m. with snacks provided. There is a limit of 40 students per camp. For...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 25, 2018

Deception

From an article in AARP Magazine called “The Voices of Deception” came some outlandish telephone ploys to scam the innocent. The same is true of television ads and paid advertisements in...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 25, 2018

Random Thoughts

Horace Mann was a successful politician when he set out to spread the concept of publicly funded education throughout the United States. The Massachusetts family into which Mann was born in 1796 was o...

 

Alva High School graduation speaker

Lance McDaniel is the executive director of deadCenter Film and an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has worked on 21 feature films, including Oscar winner "Million Dollar Baby." McDaniel was born and...

 

Farmers Cooperative joins with CoBank to help build vibrant communities.

Farmers Cooperative Association and CoBank recently renewed their commitment to building a better rural America by combining together to give $10,000 in funds to area organizations. Each year CoBank...

 
 By Katie Leatherman    Local    May 25, 2018

The future of representation with Murray Mark Thibodeaux

In today's current political climate, it can feel like all politicians are essentially the same, regardless of party. But Murray Mark Thibodeaux, Oklahoma Congressman candidate, definitely stands out...

 

Ranger BBQ Sauce hits the market

With the barbecue season in full swing, Northwestern Oklahoma State University is unveiling its own private label sauce in partnership with the producers of the popular JR Okie Smokie. Ranger BBQ...

 

HAROLD DWAINE DANIELSON

Graveside services for Harold Dwaine Danielson will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Steve Danielson officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall...

 

MATT CLEPPER

Funeral services for Matt Clepper will be Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Methodist Church in Cherokee, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Goodwin-Wha...

 

Golf: Arkansas Tech falls to Lynn in national quarterfinals

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Despite three-stroke victories by Kellen Gray and Putter Srinoon, the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys fell, 2-2-1 (23-6), to the Lynn Fighting Knights in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Quarterfinals on Thursday. Gray started the...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    May 25, 2018

(7) Lady Muleriders drop World Series opener to (2) Saint Anselm in extra innings

SALEM, Va. – Seventh-seeded Southern Arkansas opened play on Thursday afternoon in the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball World Series at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex and despite solid pitching, the Lady Muleriders fell to second-seeded Saint...

 

Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant and opened fire, wounding two people, before being shot dead by an armed civilian in the parking lot. The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday...

 

Oklahoma police pension board official quits over emails

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairman of Oklahoma's police pension board stepped down after investigators discovered he sent and received photos of nude women on government email accounts. W.B. Smith resigned Wednesday as chairman of the Oklahoma Polic...

 

Body of missing boater recovered from central Oklahoma lake

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it has recovered the body of the second of two people missing after a boating accident on a central Oklahoma lake. Troopers say the body of Cody Foster of Little Axe was recovered about 10:45...

 

Census: Oklahoma City grows, Tulsa population shrinks

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says Oklahoma City's population has increased as many areas throughout the state see slowed growth or even a decline in residents. The Tulsa World reports that recent census estimates show Oklahoma City...

 

Group submits signatures for Oklahoma optometry question

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group supported by Walmart seeking a public vote on whether to allow optometrists to operate inside stores says they've gathered enough signatures to place the measure on Oklahoma's November ballot. Oklahomans for Consumer...

 

Oklahoma eliminates top seed Texas from Big 12 Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Blake Brewster hit a solo homer in the third inning and No. 4 seed Oklahoma eliminated top seed Texas from the Big 12 Tournament with a 3-1 victory on Thursday. Brewster entered the game with just one home run and a .129...

 

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