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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...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 29, 2020

Spiritually Speaking: Changing the Law to fit Jesus

Have you ever noticed how few golfers “of color” are on the PGA tour? Prior to Tiger Woods, the only name that comes to mind is Calvin Peete. He had 12 wins on the tour – which ain’t too shabb...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 29, 2020

Appreciation dinner recognizes Alva EMS

Friday evening, May 22, the Alva Emergency Medical Services held their first appreciation dinner. It was scheduled during national EMS Week, May 17-23. Members of the EMS, family members and guests we...

 

Woods County OSU Extension to begin Live Healthy Live Well Program

Susan Holliday, Woods County Extension educator for family and consumer science, has implemented the Live Healthy/Live Well (LHLW) texting for health program. Since over 95% of Americans use a cell phone, texting is a common form of communication....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 29, 2020

One dead, two injured in Woodward County collision

A woman from Mutual died from injuries received in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection in Woodward County Tuesday. Chancery Lanee Bruce, 21, of Mutual, was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in...

 

Northwestern's online RN-to-BSN program ranked #1 in Oklahoma

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been named the best online RN-to-BSN program in Oklahoma evaluated by RegisteredNursing.org. "Our nursing division continues to give our...

 

DWIGHT HART NELSON

Dwight Hart Nelson, 80, of Phoenix, Arizona, departed this life on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home with family at his side. Born in Cherokee, Oklahoma, Dwight was the son of the late Anthon and Ru...

 

JESS ORVILLE CULLISON JR

Jess Orville Cullison Jr. was born in Anthony, Kansas, on July 21, 1941, and passed away on May 5, 2020, at Resolute Hospital New Braunfels, Texas, at the age of 79. He will be laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 29, 2020

Motorcycles

“Live to ride, ride to live.” These words emblazoned on some vanity plates express the feelings of a true motorcyclist. Unfortunately, the danger in riding is real: motorcycles are hard to see...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 29, 2020

Random Thoughts: The Brothers Bibb, part 3

When Congress created Alabama Territory in 1817, President James Monroe tapped U.S. Senator William Wyatt Bibb of Georgia to be Alabama’s territorial governor. Two years and nine months later, in...

 

Two Alva soccer players named to All-State rosters

The Oklahoma Soccer Coaches Association announced Wednesday the 2020 All-State soccer rosters. The OSCA allowed each team to nominate one goalkeeper and two additional players, resulting in larger rosters than usual. The All-State soccer teams...

 
 By Barry Wilner    Sports    May 29, 2020

NFL coaches could return to team facilities next week

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hopeful that coaches will be able to return to their team facilities by next week. Goodell said Thursday following an owners conference call that the virtual offseason is being extended for two more weeks. In a memo...

 

2020 NFL Preseason Schedule

All Times EDT HALL OF FAME WEEK Thursday, Aug. 6 Pittsburgh vs. Dallas at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC) WEEK 1 Thursday, Aug. 13 Philadelphia at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Detroit at New England, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at...

 

OG&E customers to see bill reduction

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OG&E today announced that it will lower its monthly fuel cost recovery, effective with the first customer billing cycle in June. On average, residential customers in Oklahoma will see a reduction of $5 per...

 

Authorities: Oklahoma officer shoots man who stabbed him

WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) — A southeastern Oklahoma police officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man who attacked and stabbed him, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. The OSBI said Wilburton Officer Richard Johnston was...

 

Kansas boy trapped under vehicle that crashed into his room

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 9-year-old Kansas boy was trapped for more than an hour under a vehicle that crashed through his bedroom wall this week, police said. The crash happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, television station...

 

Body found in Tulsa creek believed to be 2nd missing child

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A body found in an east Tulsa creek is believed to be that of a second missing toddler who disappeared with his sister last week, according to police. "We do know it's a young, young male," and the body was sent to the medical e...

 

Man charged in death of 17-year-old in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old during a drug deal, police said. Malcolm Louis Ganther, 22, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 29, 2020

Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be...

 

CVS Health Opens 11 New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Oklahoma as Part of Nationwide COVID-19 Response

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 29 CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will open 11 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locat...

 

Officer will keep job despite racist email about virus masks

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer will keep his job after being disciplined for responding to an email about department-issued coronavirus protective masks by sending racist images of people with white bags over their faces carrying...

 

What would it feel like to touch a cloud?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Katja Friedrich, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a...

 

Wagle decides not to join U.S. Senate race in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday that she will not run for the U.S. Senate, citing "personal and political trials" in the last year for her decision. Wagle announcement also indicated that she would not seek...

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    May 29, 2020

By faith and nothing else

When I was a kid, my dad sang in a gospel trio with some friends from our church in Colorado Springs. At first, they sang on Sunday mornings and other church events but they eventually ended up singing at other events associated with our larger...

 

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