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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...

 

Light the fire

How many of us go camping, tent or trailer, it doesn’t matter? We enjoy the outdoors and love sitting around a campfire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, telling tall-tale fishing stories, and talking with friends and family. If you’re like...

 
 By Whitney Bryen    Regional    May 27, 2022

Despite scathing audit, federal agencies award $1.5 million to Oklahoma nonprofit

It has been nearly a year since federal auditors revealed a pattern of improper spending at the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, jeopardizing critical aid for the state’s abused women and children. But those findings...

 

Adventure starts with Oklahoma Blood Institute

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is offering blood donors a chance to choose their own adventure this summer by hosting local blood drives. Individuals ages 16 and older are urged to give blood at one of these locations: June 1 – Cherokee – United...

 

ISLA F. HADA

Funeral services for Isla F. Hada will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Alva Wesleyan Church with Pastor Paul Kirk, Rev. Louis Garcia, and Rev. Max Colaw officiating. Interment will be in the...

 

RALPH GAGNON

Ralph Gagnon passed away at the age of 86 on January 1, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Gagnon for 66 years; loving father of Francis (Lesley) Gagnon, Cynthia (Robert) Reeg, and Glenn (Georgianna) Gagnon; cherished grandfather of Amy...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 27, 2022

Random Thoughts

As we have seen recently, baseball enthusiasts cannot get enough of statistics – specially unusual ones. This is yet another story about that uniquely incurable disease. For pitchers in Major...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 27, 2022

Caves

Caves: home to humankind before the written word whose history is documented on their walls; habitat for many creatures, including prehistoric cave bears and wolves, who competed with Neanderthals...

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for Spring 2022

Spring semester honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Executive Vice President. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all A’s, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a minimum of 12...

 

Summer Feeding Program in Alva, Waynoka

OKLAHOMA CITY – For too many Oklahoma children, the end of school means months of wondering whether they will have enough food to eat. Thanks to the Regional Food Bank's Summer Feeding Program any child, 18 and under, can receive free, nutritious...

 

OSDH warns of Salmonella outbreak linked to Jif brand peanut butter

OKLAHOMA CITY – On May 21, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a Salmonella outbreak linked to Jif brand peanut butter that was sold at stores nationwide. The recall includes several types and sizes of creamy,...

 

Western Oklahoma faces wheat crop devastation

STILLWATER, Okla. (May 23, 2022) – On the western side of Oklahoma, early cotton acre establishment is in question, and winter wheat outcome looks devastating, according to Gary Strickland, Jackson County director and southwest regional agronomist...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 27, 2022

Oklahoma governor vetoes key parts of legislative budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he vetoed several key pieces of a legislative budget deal, setting up a showdown with fellow Republicans in the Legislature who are expected to try and override him. Stitt told reporters...

 

Oklahoma governor seeks expungement of critical jury report

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge should expunge a portion of a state grand jury report that is sharply critical of Gov. Kevin Stitt, according to a motion filed by Stitt. The portion of the May 13 report calling Stitt's meetings with his appo...

 

Legal challenge filed to stop Oklahoma anti-abortion bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of abortion providers in Oklahoma filed a legal challenge Thursday to a new law that bans nearly all abortions in the state. The lawsuit filed with the Oklahoma Supreme Court seeks to stop the new law from taking effect...

 

Oklahoma State routs Baylor 11-1, advances in Big 12 tourney

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Campbell struck out 10 in seven innings, Griffin Doersching hit a three-run homer and No. 4 seed Oklahoma State beat eighth-seeded Baylor 11-1 on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament. Oklahoma State (37-19), coming off...

 

Oklahoma governor signs transgender bathroom bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill requiring public school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate. About a dozen conservative states have passed laws targeting the transgender...

 

Wichita woman admits defrauding employer of $3.1 million

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding her former employer of about $3.1 million, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Nancy Martin, 77, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and filing a false tax document. Martin was...

 

329 years later, last Salem 'witch' who wasn't is pardoned

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem "witch" who wasn't has been officially pardoned. Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name 329 years after she was convicted...

 

Daughter and her best friends 'are all gone now,' dad says

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Jacklyn Cazares hadn't yet reached her 10th birthday, but her father described her as a tough-minded "firecracker" always looking to help people in need. Jacklyn and her second cousin, Annabelle Rodriguez, were especially...

 

Police: Texas gunman was inside the school for over an hour

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It was 11:28 a.m. when the Ford pickup slammed into a ditch behind the low-slung Texas school and the driver jumped out carrying an AR-15-style rifle. Twelve minutes after that, authorities say, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos was i...

 

Kevin Spacey to face 4 sex assault charges in Britain

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Thursday they had authorized police to charge actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men, an announcement that came as the actor was in court in New York testifying in a different...

 

Texas shooter sent warning signs, messages, mostly too late

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Monday morning at Robb Elementary School, a line of graduating high school seniors in maroon caps and gowns paid a visit to the children to offer smiles, high fives and encouragement that one day, if they studied hard enough, t...

 

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to "reflect on" -- and deflect any blame for -- the deadly shooting earlier this...

 

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