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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    June 7, 2019

God MUST come first

Hello Alva! (Or wherever you happen to be reading this.) I hope you’re enjoying yourselves, but mostly, I hope you’re living with the joy of serving Christ as your King! On Sunday morning, our church has been going through the book of 1 Samuel an...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 7, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

It’s Monday afternoon of Singing School week. According to the flier, this is the 47th annual Alva School of Music and the congregation is playing host to around 35 students from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The euphemism, “herding cats” might c...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 7, 2019

D-Day

A scene from the classic movie “Jurassic Park” has a humorous yet terrifying moment when Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcom flees the Tyrannosaurus in his Jeep. “Must go faster,” he exclaims,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 7, 2019

Random Thoughts

In this technological era in which we live, candidates for high political office – among other things – have to look good on television. Those people running for president, for example, will...

 

Rangers ready for college finale

For intercollegiate rodeo contestants, the ultimate goal each year is the College National Finals Rodeo, home of the sport’s elite. For five Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletes, the culmination of their year of hard work will come to...

 

3 NWOSU academic departments to see new leaders

Three academic departments at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have new leadership beginning on July 1. The Division of Business will welcome Dr. John Stockmyer as its new chair, replacing Dr. David Hawkins, who will remain on the...

 

Camp Ranger for incoming freshman at Northwestern set for June 20-22

Calling all incoming freshmen at Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Camp Ranger is set for June 20-22 at the Alva campus. The deadline to register is June 18 at www.nwosu.edu/camp-ranger. Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and...

 

Kat Lunn announced as new communications and marketing manager

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation & Alumni Association has announced Katherine (Kat) Lunn is its new communications and marketing manager. Lunn will be responsible for the crea...

 

Students participate In Northwest Career Academy

Fourteen area incoming eighth grade students participated in the Northwest Career Academy program (NWCA). The students spent three days touring area businesses, performing community service and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2019

Summer programs starting at library

During the summer months, the Alva Public Library is providing several programs to entertain and educate children and teens. The summer reading program began Monday, June 3, with two age groups. Sixth graders have been acting as volunteers to assist...

 

First place winners at the Nescatunga Arts Festival

To see more Nescatunga winners, click on the Photos tab at the top of the home page.... Full story

 

Heavy rain prompts high water rescues in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Storm-weary Oklahoma and Arkansas are seeing another round of severe weather that has flooded roadways. The National Weather Service reports more than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in Tulsa on Thursday, days after...

 

Officials: Roughly 600 Tulsa structures swamped after flood

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — About 600 Tulsa County homes and business were inundated during last week's historic flooding along the swollen Arkansas River, city officials said. Joe Kralicek, executive director of the Tulsa Area Emergency Management...

 

Chickasaw Nation governor, son elected to 4-year term

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will serve a ninth consecutive four-year term as the tribe's leader, this time with his son as his lieutenant governor. Tribal election officials say Anoatubby and his son, Chris, were...

 

Former Oklahoma state senator found dead in Norman home

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Norman police are investigating after former state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound inside his home. Police confirmed in a press release Thursday they discovered the body of the 53-year-old...

 
 By Wayne Parry    Regional    June 7, 2019

Firm to reapply for permits to build northeast gas pipeline

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — An Oklahoma company says it will reapply to build a hotly contested pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, and under a bay and the ocean to New York. Tulsa-based Williams Companies says...

 

Cherokee actor helping tell the story of the West in films

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller "Heat," a superhero trainer in the comedy "Mystery Men" and as the patriarch of an alien tribe, the Na'vi, in the sci-fi epic "Avatar." Still, the Cherokee actor is best known fo...

 

Woman sentenced for taking child from Kansas to Russia

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Russian woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for taking a child she had with a Kansas man to her native country and demanding money before she would allow the father to talk to his daughter. Bogdana Alexandrovna...

 

APNewsBreak: Emails show chaos before Kansas player's death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The assistant football coach at a Kansas community college told officials a 300-pound defensive lineman who died of heatstroke after practice was "making a stressful moan" when he arrived to help, but rather than immediately...

 

Veterans travel to Eisenhower's home for D-Day events

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Veterans are traveling to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential museum to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the place where the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II was raised. Among them was 96-year-old...

 

8-year-old on unicorn-shaped float rescued at sea

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A volunteer water rescue team saved an 8-year-old boy who floated away from the North Carolina coast on a raft shaped like a unicorn. News outlets report that the Ohio boy was at the beach on Oak Island on Monday when a...

 

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The...

 

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