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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...

 

I desire mercy

“The multitude of your sacrifices – what are they to me?” says the Lord. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood...

 

Spiritually Speaking: The voice of God

Did you ever get the feeling that God was trying to tell you something? We often pray, “God, help me know the right thing to do.” Then, wait and watch; hoping He will give us an unmistakable...

 

Thomas' celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Donald and Karen (Hart) Thomas will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on June 13, 2020. Donald and Karen were united in marriage June 13, 1970, at the First United Methodist Church in...

 

Northwestern Teacher Education Program receives full accreditation

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s teacher education program was recently notified it has been fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Division of Education’s bachelor’s and...

 

MILDRED DOROTHY (STEINBECK) STAMM

Mildred Dorothy (Steinbeck) Stamm of Laverne, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the age of 95 at the Harper County Hospital in Buffalo, Oklahoma. She was born September 17, 1924 to...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 12, 2020

Auto artifacts

I skipped over the article in this month’s Hot Rod Magazine on how to build a 501 cubic inch Ford torque monster and settled on an article called “Automotive Artifacts” by David Freiburger. I...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 12, 2020

Random Thoughts: Oklahoma profile: Sarah Rector, part 2

Sarah Rector was born on March 3, 1902, in a rural area that is today part of Muskogee County, Oklahoma. In 1904 the local post office and the land surrounding it became the all-black town of Taft....

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    June 12, 2020

With a swing and silence, PGA Tour gets back to business

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With one swing met with silence, the PGA Tour got back to business Thursday at Colonial. Ryan Palmer felt more nerves than usual when he stood over his first tee shot in the Charles Schwab Challenge — the first official...

 

Baseball plans game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Spurred by a voice telling him, "If you build it, he will come," the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and then watched as Shoeless Joe Jackson and his Chicago White...

 

Housing Activity Index Reaches All-Time High in May, Indicating Homebuilding Will Soon Rebound from Recession

ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2020-- Released today, the May 2020 LegalShield Law Index, a suite of leading indicators of the economic and financial status of U.S. households and small businesses, saw its Housing Activity Index reach an...

 

Report: Kansas farmers to harvest smaller winter wheat crop

MANHATTAN, Kan. undefined Kansas farmers are forecast to harvest a smaller winter wheat crop this year, a government report released Thursday shows. The latest forecast, based on crop conditions on June 1, estimates the size of crop at 319 million...

 

Kansas man driving farm tractor killed in Nebraska crash

DUBOIS, Neb. (AP) — A Kansas man has died in a crash on a Nebraska highway involving the man's farm tractor and a semitrailer, authorities in southeastern Nebraska said. The crash happened Monday on Nebraska Highway 50 south of DuBois, near the...

 

2 Wichita men charged, accused of holding teens at gunpoint

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two Wichita men have been charged with felonies after police say they stopped a car full of teens they suspected of trespassing, then held the teens at gunpoint. Christopher Perry and Michael Morris have been charged with...

 

Going online due to COVID-19 this fall could hurt colleges' future

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christopher Newfield, University of California, Santa Barbara (THE CONVERSATION) When the California State University system decided to...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    June 12, 2020

CORONAVIRUS CASES

The state Health Department on Thursday reported an increase of 146 coronavirus cases and two additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Oklahoma has reported at least 7,626 cases of the virus and 357 deaths, up from 7,480...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    June 12, 2020

Oklahoma revenue continues to fall amid coronavirus pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Revenue collections in Oklahoma continue to fall below projections as the state starts to reopen businesses that were stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state Office of Management and Enterprise Services reported reve...

 

City compost programs turn garbage into 'black gold' that boosts food security and social justice

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kristen DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Gwynne Mhuireach, University of Oregon, and Sue Ishaq, University of Maine (THE...

 

Trump picks Tulsa for return of signature campaign rallies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to hold his first rally of the coronavirus era on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And he says he's planning more events in Florida, Texas and Arizona as well. Trump made the announcement as he met...

 

Meatpacking rebounds but high prices and backlogs to persist

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meat production has rebounded from its low point during the coronavirus pandemic when dozens of plants were closed, but experts say consumer prices are likely to remain high and it will take months to work through a backlog of...

 

Senate panel advances Mississippi appeals court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced a federal appeals court nominee from Mississippi, despite Democratic objections over derisive comments he made about former President Barack Obama and his signature health care...

 

Ohio State University soil professor gets World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A soil scientist whose research led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil to help combat climate change was named this year's recipient of the World Food...

 

Chris Paul, JJ Watt to appear in Amazon's 'Regular Heroes'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL star J.J. Watt, NBA player Chris Paul and country singer Brad Paisley will appear in an Amazon series that highlights everyday people who are supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic. Paul will make a guest...

 

Review: 'Artemis Fowl' wasn't worth the wait after all

No movie that features Judi Dench as a fairy who says "Get the four-leaf clover out of here" can be all bad, but the big-budget adaptation of Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl" tests that truism. The movie debut of "Artemis Fowl," which has grown into a...

 

Garth Brooks concert to be played at 300 drive-in theaters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country. Brooks announced the June 27th concert event on Thursday. The concert will be created in...

 

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