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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 John Clapp    Local    June 5, 2020

What the Bible says about racism

I am really struggling to write this article. I'd much rather preach and write sermons than articles, but tonight that is not the story. Tonight, I find myself like most of you, angered, confused, worried and absolutely tired of social media and all...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 5, 2020

Spiritually Speaking: Humility meets Gravity

I’d like to take a break from our survey of Hebrews and dedicate this week’s article to a few moments of personal thanksgiving. It’s OK with me if you tag your praises alongside mine – even...

 

Northwest Technology Center campuses open for enrollment and information

Northwest Technology Center will be opening its doors to walk-in customers beginning on Monday, June 8. Patrons and students will be able to enter the building through the front entrance for enrollment and information. Hours for the months of June...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    June 5, 2020

20 years after it became a crime, racial profiling charges remain scarce

As protests over racial policing practices continue to rage across Oklahoma and the nation, a milestone in Oklahoma's racial history will quietly pass later this week. Friday, June 5, will mark the 20...

 

DRENDA JEAN GALLON

Memorial services for Drenda Jean Gallon will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. Drenda was cremated at her req...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 5, 2020

Aging

Staying physically healthy as we age is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and to our loved ones. Experts agree, if you haven’t led an active lifestyle, it’s never too late to start....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 5, 2020

Random Thoughts: Oklahoma profile: Sarah Rector – part 1

As everyone surely knows, slavery was legal in this country until the Civil War ended. In 1865 governmental leaders approved the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing the inhumane...

 

NASCAR updates schedule through Aug. 2

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ NASCAR is set to run its All-Star race on a Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway and added one more weeknight Cup Series race as part of its latest revised...

 

Grains higher,livestock mixed

Wheat for Jul. gained 11.74 cents at 5.2375 a bushel; Jul. corn was up 5 cents at 3.29 a bushel, Jul. oats advanced 13.75 cents at $3.3175 a bushel; while Jul. soybeans rose 10.25 cents at $8.6775 a bushel. Beef was higher and pork was lower the...

 

Nebraska truck driver killed in northern Kansas crash

JEWELL, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska truck driver has been killed in a crash in north-central Kansas, authorities there said. The crash happened around noon Wednesday on K-14 Highway in rural Jewell County, killing Scott Sell, 50, of Hastings, Nebraska,...

 

COVID-19 puts National WWII Museum 20th anniversary online

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all an...

 

Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that's been widely questioned by other scientists....

 

Armed man at Stillwater protest wanted to 'maintain peace'

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A member of a far-right group attended a George Floyd rally in Stillwater armed with a rifle and dressed in tactical gear, which authorities say was legal but inappropriate. Christopher Autrey, who says he's a member of the...

 
 By Brian Allan    Regional    June 5, 2020

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Brian Allan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Chris Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Holly Tuten,...

 

Oklahoma justices asked to settle compact tiff with governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican legislative leaders asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to settle whether Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached deals with two Native American tribes to allow sports gambling....

 

Stocks fall as Wall Street heads for first loss in 5 days

Stocks are falling in Thursday afternoon trading on Wall Street as the market heads for its first loss in five days. The S&P 500 was down 1%, as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern time, with losses accelerating late in the afternoon, after earlier being on track...

 

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not only drawing criticism from his usual political foes but also facing backtalk from his defense secretary, his former Pentagon chief and a growing number of fellow Republicans. A day after Defense...

 

Study: Autonomous vehicles won't make roads completely safe

DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error. Auto safety experts say humans cause about 94% of U.S. crashes, but the...

 

Universal takes first steps reviving Orlando theme park biz

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With masks on their faces and temperature checks at entrances, Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers streamed back into Universal Orlando Resort this week in one of the first major steps toward reviving Florida's theme...

 

Union files complaint against NBC, 'America's Got Talent'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday with the state of California against NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent," the latest move in a fight over her allegations that she was fired for objecting to an on-set...

 

After protests, iconic Lee statue in Virginia to be removed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, pledging the state will no longer "preach a false version of hi...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 5, 2020

Modified Summer Reading Program begins June 8

The Summer Reading Program at the Alva Public Library will look different this year. To protect patrons during the pandemic, the library will hold a modified program starting June 8. Instead of programs held weekly at the library, the staff is...

 

Wheat Harvest Begins in Woods County

Wheeler Brothers in Alva receives the first load of wheat for the 2020 harvest Wednesday evening, June 3, from James and Robert Wiebener. This load comes from the Avard area where James and his wife...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 5, 2020

Art on the Salt Fork featured tonight

After being closed for a couple of months due to the pandemic, the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is now open. Tonight the First Friday Art Walk resumes with Art on the Salt Fork. The exhibit features...

 

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