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 By Marion Hadsell    Local    June 11, 2021

Faith is a lifestyle

Rambling thoughts for your encouragement. Sometimes it’s good if we just shotgun blast to cover a large area of needed thoughts. This way everyone who reads this post might get a nugget of truth for the day. Here goes. The disciplines of life are...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 11, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the book of Job, chapters 32-42, and also read Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon this week. These are all considered to be books of poetry. The story of Job is of a righteous man being tested by Satan and remaining faithful to God...

 

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...

 

Epic's new board chair founded a charter school. Its start has been rocky

To improve its board oversight, the state’s largest online school has turned to a businessman who founded the state’s first rural charter school. Paul Campbell was named chairman of Community Strategies, Epic Charter Schools’ governing board,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 11, 2021

Melissa Fisher joins WCIDA board

Melissa Fisher was appointed the new trustee representing the Alva Chamber of Commerce during the Woods County Industrial Development Authority Tuesday morning. Authority members present to appoint her were Rick Cunningham, Stan Kline, and Connor...

 

Ranger2Ranger – Northwestern's Alumni to Student Mentoring Program – Launches

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association has launched the first phase of Ranger2Ranger, establishing the first alumni to student mentoring program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Ranger2Ranger is an online networking platform that...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 11, 2021

Alcohol

Scientific dating places the production of alcohol, which originated in China in 7000 B.C., when farmers were concocting a brew of rice, grapes, hawthorn berries, and honey in clay jars. Sipping rice...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Did anyone bite you at work today? On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.” Postal Service officials report that in 2020, over 5,800 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 11, 2021

Random Thoughts

Once upon a time several years ago I moved from Tennessee to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to go to graduate school. Soon thereafter, I went to the local motor vehicle department office to swap my Tennessee...

 

Sterlin Broomfield named assistant cross country/track & field coach

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University is announcing the hiring of Sterlin Broomfield. Broomfield will be the assistant cross country/track and field coach, specializing in cross country – he has excelled in his college cross...

 

More than 100K Oklahomans sign up under Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid since enrollment began this month under an expansion of the program that voters approved last year, state officials said Friday. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which...

 

Topeka residents honored for saving woman from burning home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Topeka men have been honored for rescuing a woman from a burning home. KSNT-TV reports that the Topeka Fire Department on Thursday gave "citizen heroism awards" to Robert Havens and Mark Elder. The fire broke out at the...

 

Lobster diver injured when caught in whale's mouth

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die. Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, told WBZ-TV after he was...

 

OSBI investigating death of man held in Lawton city jail

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday investigators are looking into the death of a 30-year-old man at the Lawton City Jail. The man was booked into the jail early Wednesday and found unresponsive the...

 

Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who stalked and then fatally shot a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had been threatening to kill people, including children, on his Facebook page but no one reported him,...

 

Djokovic beats Nadal in French Open thriller to reach final

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic stopped Rafael Nadal's bid for a 14th French Open title and handed the King of Clay just his third loss in 108 matches at the tournament by coming back to win their thriller of a semifinal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 on...

 

Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that... Full story

 

Pulitzers honor coronavirus pandemic, US protest coverage

The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes in photography Friday for its coverage of the racial injustice protests and the coronavirus's terrible toll on the elderly, while The New York Times received the public service award for its detailed,...

 

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not...

 

Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals. People wore MAGA hats and waved signs outside a...

 

G-7 pledge to share, but jostle for ground in the sandbox

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Group of Seven leaders brought pledges to share vaccine doses and make a fairer global economy Friday to a seaside summit in England, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic should not be...

 

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs, a new study says. The Pine Island Glacier's...

 

Racial tensions simmer as Southern Baptists hold key meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Race-related tensions within the Southern Baptist Convention are high heading into a national meeting next week. The election of a new SBC president and debate over the concept of systemic racism may prove pivotal for some...

 

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