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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 Hosier    Local    June 14, 2019

The Sabbath submission

Ever since I have had our boys and they have become involved in extracurricular activities, I have noticed a trend that has caused me to become more concerned. That trend is the way we treat the Sabbath. That day may be Saturday or Sunday depending...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 14, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

Well folks, the Alva School of Music has officially gone to the dogs. The bittersweet news was announced Friday evening at the final exercises of the 47th Annual Singing School. Next year’s school will be held in Weatherford (home of SWOSU – Boo...

 

Cattle producers should examine animals for signs of foot rot

The excessive amounts of rainfall that have inundated parts of Oklahoma over the past few weeks is a warning sign for cattle producers to keep an eye out for lameness in their animals. “Lameness is the first sign of foot rot, an acute and highly in...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 14, 2019

Random Thoughts

When Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for vice-president on the Democratic Party’s ticket in 1920, he became a prominent national political figure. And even though the Democrats lost badly that year,...

 
 By James F. Burns    Local    June 14, 2019

I am your American flag

(Ed. note: June 14 is Flag Day.) I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. With 13 stars for colonies clamoring for freedom, I was first flown at Fort Stanwix in New York in 1777 and then...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 14, 2019

Lunar landing

When President Kennedy asked Congress to appropriate money for a moon mission, we had “no rockets powerful enough, no computers portable enough, no spacesuits,” according to Smithsonian Magazine....

 

DAVID BINDRUM

David Bindrum passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the age of 66 years. Visitation – Sunday, June 16, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m.; Monday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 14, 2019

Census 2020: Priority for Department of Commerce and Woods County

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) met Tuesday morning, chaired by Rick Cunningham with members Stan Kline, Connor Martin, Richard Ryerson and Randy McMurphy present. They looked over and approved the financial report and when... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 14, 2019

City to install meters, start billing airport water users

Much of the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night was spent in discussion of water. Board members talked about charging individual and business water users at the airport and about water drainage issues. Airport Manager Greg Robinson handed... Full story

 

Tom Ward to highlight Mineral Owners Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Woods County Mineral Owners Association annual meeting on Thursday, June 27, at the Alva campus of the Northwest Technology Center located at 1801 South 11th St. in Alva. Tom Ward will be the guest speaker for the...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 14, 2019

Avard Rail Park Authority discusses obtaining an expansion rendering

A proposal from an engineering firm to provide a true rendering of an expansion project of the Avard Regional Rail Park was given to the park's authority Tuesday evening. Graham Engineering submitted a proposal at the behest of Woods County Economic... Full story

 

Summer JumpStart Program starts at Northwestern

Members of Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Student Support Services began their summer JumpStart program on the Alva campus June 3. This is the third year for the summer program, which will... Full story

 

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured, alleged accomplice wounded

ALLEN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman accused of helping an inmate who escaped from Logan County has been shot after she brandished a weapon at law enforcement officers. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Adam Misty...

 

Ex-OU president says severing ties was best for university

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday that he initiated the termination of his contract with the school he led for 24 years because he felt a sexual misconduct probe was damaging the institution. In...

 

Jury: Man held stepdaughter for 19 years, fathered 9 kids

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 64-year-old man accused of abducting his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children has been found guilty of kidnapping and other charges. A jury found Henri...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Regional    June 14, 2019

Thunder GM Presti, wife donate $600,000 to hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti and his wife, Shannon, have donated $600,000 to The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine. OU Medicine made the announcement Thursday in a news release. The donation will fund renovations and...

 

Google announces Oklahoma expansion, computer science grant

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Google has announced a $600 million expansion project at a data center in Pryor, Oklahoma, and a $6 million grant for computer science education for students in 4-H chapters in rural areas of 20 states. The announcement was...

 

New campaign seeks to put Medicaid expansion up for a vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A statewide coalition has launched a campaign to put the question of whether to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of uninsured Oklahoma residents before voters. A group of medical professionals, patients, business leaders,...

 

Police identify man who fired at cars on Oklahoma interstate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say an armed suspect who was fatally shot by police after he allegedly fired his weapon at vehicles on Interstate 35 has been identified as a 24-year-old man. Authorities said Thursday that Vincense...

 

5 high schoolers selected as National Student Poets

NEW YORK (AP) — Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. The winners, each of whom receive $5,000, include Christian...

 

Kansas Supreme Court to say whether school funding is enough

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule on whether the state is providing enough money to its public schools under a new education funding law. The high court says it will issue its latest decision at 9:30 a.m. Friday in...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 14, 2019

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials but intensifying critics' fears that research...

 

Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair enter $261M water park sale deal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago....

 

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