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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. 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 Brady Marston    Local    May 31, 2019

Image and community

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth....

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 31, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

When I was a little kid, my parents often had “singings” at our home. Daddy was a talented worship leader and loved to host gatherings where 15 or 20 friends would cram into our living room and sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Of course,...

 

Alva Wesleyan to hold sports camp June 10-14

Alva Wesleyan church will host a sports camp in June for area kids entering first through sixth grades. Sports offered are basketball, soccer and cheerleading. Cost is $10 per child or $25 for more than two children from the same family. Mega Sports...

 
 By Grace Rogers    Local    May 31, 2019

Alva High School earns prestigious national charter status

DES MOINES, IOWA (APRIL 30, 2019) – The National Speech & Debate Association has announced that Alva High School has earned charter membership in the organization. This is the highest honor schools can achieve as a part of the National Speech &...

 

Nescatunga Trivia Answers

1. Hazel Dixon 2. Labor Omnia Vincit – means “Labor conquers all things” 3. Alycen (then Ridgway) Yoder, Jane Tucker and Joan Fisher 4. Jack Hayward 5. The location is at 230 Flynn St., where Marshall Funeral Home is now located. 6. (6A.) Dale...

 

Beadles Nursing Home hosts Senior Challenges

On March 29 Beadles Nursing Home hosted 90 nursing home residents from 10 facilities across northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. This is the 19th year for the event. This year’s Senior Challenges theme was “It’s a Jungle out There....

 

BETTY FIELDS

Memorial services for Betty Fields will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Max Alan Ridgway, pastor of Grace and Faith Fellowship, officiating. Online condolences may be made to www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. Betty...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 31, 2019

Snowplow parents

Felicity Hoffman pled guilty to a college admission scandal and the U.S. Attorney recommended 12 months imprisonment and a $20,000 fine. Thirty-two other parents have been indicted on fraud charges...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 31, 2019

Random Thoughts

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but we are in the beginning stages of our next presidential election. It seems to me, in fact, that we never quit having such contests; as soon as one ends, the next...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 31, 2019

Johnnuelle Ponce becomes eighth Ranger baseball All-American

PEMBROKE, N.C. – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has named Johnnuelle Ponce as a NCAA Div. II Baseball All-America Honorable Mention, it was announced Wednesday afternoon. Ponce, who was named First Team All-Central Region on... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2019

Celebrating our freedom

After days and days of rain, Memorial Day dawned with sunshine and moderate temperatures. At 9 a.m. people gathered around the flagpole at the Alva Municipal Cemetery to honor those who died to preser... Full story

 

Enriquez Named OBU's First NCAA All-American

SHAWNEE – Junior catcher Ramon Enriquez has been named an All-American by the National College Baseball Writers Association. The NCBWA released its 2019 Division II Postseason All-America Team Wednesday, with Enriquez earning Third Team honors....

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    May 31, 2019

SWOSU DH Rafael Villela Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region Team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second straight season, SWOSU Baseball had a player recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) / Rawlings All-Central Region team as senior designated hitter Rafael Villela earned a Second Team...

 

Hundreds in shelters as record flooding hits Arkansas River

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Temporary shelters were housing hundreds of people on Thursday following evacuations along the swollen Arkansas River, where officials kept a close eye on an aging levee system facing enormous pressure from enduring...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    May 31, 2019

Former Oklahoma student alleges university misreported data

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma misreported data used to nationally rank the school for nearly 20 years, seriously impacting its prestige and reputation, a former student alleges in a federal lawsuit that seeks class-action status....

 

Parents of slain Oklahoma teen suing city, police officers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was fatally shot by police in suburban Oklahoma City have filed a lawsuit against the city and the two officers involved. Police say 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis...

 

Brownback to be honored for work as religious freedom envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be honored for his work as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Kansas City Star reports that the Hindu American Foundation plans to give Brownback its Mahatma...

 

Judge considering Missouri abortion clinic license case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge is deciding whether to ensure Missouri's only abortion clinic can keep its license past Friday, the latest development in a decades-long push by abortion opponents to get states to enact strict rules on the procedure. Like...

 

Central Kansas flooding closes roads, threatens golf course

STERLING, Kan. (AP) — Roads are closed in central Kansas and a community is in danger of losing much of its golf course because of continued flooding. Officials said flooding remains a concern across Kansas because of severe storms that moved...

 

2 peregrine falcon chicks hatched, banded in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two peregrine falcon chicks that hatched earlier this month atop a 12-story building in Topeka have been given metal identification bands to help track their movements. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the chicks, a male...

 

Kansas cattle sale barn's owners indicted on fraud charges

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The owners of a northwest Kansas cattle sale barn have been charged with bank fraud over what federal prosecutors say was a check-kiting scheme that cost banks millions of dollars. KAKE-TV reports that Plainville Livestock...

 

Fire ravages downtown Topeka warehouse, damages apartments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials in Topeka are investigating what caused a massive fire that tore through a downtown warehouse. The fire was reported Wednesday evening at the Trails Market and Gallery, and firefighters battled the flames into...

 

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