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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...

 
 By Nathan Braudrick    Local    May 28, 2021

Doubt and faith

I’ve been a Christian for a long time. Most of my life, actually, and I have learned to trust God through the highs, lows and in-betweens. I’ve experienced Him pull me through (sometimes kicking...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    May 28, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Judges and Ruth are on tap for this week. These are two of the twelve books of history in the Old Testament. The Israelites are now in the promised land although there are still people to conquer and areas to be settled. Moses warned them before...

 

Oklahoma Congressional Delegation resolution on 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre adopted by Senate

WASHINGTON, DC – The Oklahoma Congressional Delegation introduced and passed a resolution in the Senate unanimously on Tuesday to highlight and accurately tell the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The resolution also recognizes...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 28, 2021

To mask or not

The flu season was mild this year. Could it be related to widespread mask-wearing, social distancing, reduced social contact, or a higher-than-normal flu vaccination rate? The answer is all of the...

 

Local site has to turn away seniors seeking meals

Dear Governor, Senators and Representative, I’m the Site Manager at the Nutrition Center in Alva, Woods County, and writing in regards to a current situation that involves the lack of funding and our ability to serve all of the senior citizen that...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 28, 2021

Random Thoughts

Several years ago, I moved from my native state of Tennessee to New Mexico to attend graduate school at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in order to follow my dream of becoming a historian...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 28, 2021

Two Rangers voted onto D2CCA All-Region Teams

ALVA, Okla. – The after-season accolades continued on Wednesday afternoon when two Rangers baseball players were voted onto the All-Central Region teams voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America for the central region. The...

 

Liberty Bird to compete in Miss Oklahoma Contest

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2020 Liberty Bird, Alva junior majoring in business, will represent the university and northwest Oklahoma in the 2021 Miss Oklahoma competition June 8-12 at... Full story

 

Race massacre remembrance event canceled; rescheduling hoped

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Next week's headline event marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre was canceled suddenly Thursday, with organizers citing "unexpected circumstances with entertainers and speakers." In a statement, the 1921 Tulsa...

 

Remains of soldier found in Korea identified as Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Remains turned over to the United States by North Korea have been identified as those of a soldier from Oklahoma who disappeared during the Korean War more than 70 years ago, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said...

 

Oklahoma death row inmate dies after contracting COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate awaiting execution for a 2004 slaying in Oklahoma City died of COVID-19, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday. Nicholas Davis, 46, died on April 7 at a prison hospital in Lindsay...

 

Governor lets Medicaid bill become law without signature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he has let a bill putting some restrictions on his plan to privatize Medicaid become law without his signature. Stitt has pushed forward with a plan to outsource management of the...

 

Oklahoma Legislature wraps up 2021 regular session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2021 regular legislative session on Thursday, one day before a constitutionally mandated deadline. The House and Senate both adjourned before noon after each chamber passed a bill making...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    May 28, 2021

Unearthing history: Tulsa massacre victims search resumes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the U.S. marks 100 years since one of its most shameful historical chapters, researchers, including descendants of Black victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre, are preparing to resume a search for remains believed to have been...

 

Oklahoma St. downs rival Oklahoma 9-5 in Big 12 Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Justin Campbell pitched six innings, gave up three hits and struck out seven batters and No. 4-seed Oklahoma State beat fifth-seeded Oklahoma 9-5 on Wednesday night. The Cowboys (33-16-1) advance to play No. 8-seed West...

 

Kansas man charged after neighbor killed by stray bullet

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been charged in the death of a neighbor who was killed inside his home when he was hit by a stray bullet, authorities announced Thursday. James Edward Merrick Jr. was charged with...

 
 By LUKE NOZICKA    Regional    May 28, 2021

Missouri inmate speaks after prosecutors say he's innocent

Kevin Strickland was in his cell at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron when his attorneys called. Tricia Rojo Bushnell, executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project, broke news to him that he said is still surreal:...

 

Wichita Democrat is 3rd in Kansas House to resign this month

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Wichita is giving up her seat, making her the third Democrat in the Kansas House to resign this month. Rep. Elizabeth Bishop told colleagues Wednesday that she wanted to retire and it was her last day in...

 

2 Colorado men ID'd as victims of explosion at Oklahoma dam

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Officials say two Colorado men employed by a Grand Junction drilling firm died in a May 13 underground explosion while they were working at a dam in Oklahoma. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that 22-year-old...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    May 28, 2021

Kansas GOP leaders preparing to end COVID state of emergency

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators served notice Friday that they're preparing to end Kansas' state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic and accused Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly of having no "exit strategy." Eight top leaders of...

 

Walter the friendly grouse becomes man's backyard companion

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Some people are greeted by the family dog. For Todd Westward, it's a ruffed grouse. The bird started hanging out in the New London, New Hampshire, backyard last month with Westward while his family was away on a trip, his...

 

Plague of ravenous, destructive mice tormenting Australians

BOGAN GATE, Australia (AP) — At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house burning down. Vast tracts of la...

 

GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump, aiming to shift the political focus away from the violent...

 

Biden's $6T budget: Social spending, taxes on business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a $6 trillion budget for next year that's piled high with new safety net programs for the poor and middle class, but his generosity depends on taxing corporations and the wealthy to keep the...

 

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