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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...

 

Just in the Nick of time

When Nick Sartain was young, he didn’t have a cell phone to occupy his time when the fun waned. No, as a youth in the 1980s, he had to come up with his own entertainment. Throw in the fact that he traveled with his family to horse show after horse...

 

More than 270 high school leaders at Northwestern for Student Council Workshop

For the 13th summer, members of the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) have gathered on Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, June 12-17....

 

Think you've had a bad day?

Have you ever had a bad day, a bad week, a bad month or even a bad year? The man Job in the Old Testament had it much worse. He not only lost his wealth, he lost his children, and he lost the support from his friends who tried to convince him that...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 17, 2022

Random Thoughts

Like many folks, I was a small child when I first heard a playground rhyme about a woman named Lizzie Borden. According to the mantra: “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks/And,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 17, 2022

Bicycles

“I ride my bike, I roller skate, don’t drive no car.” – Melanie, 1971. Jody Rosen’s new book “Two Wheels Good” tells the story of the most popular form of transportation humankind has...

 

Waynoka FFA hosts 'Best of the Best' Reasons Camp

The Waynoka FFA hosted the "Best of the Best" Reasons Camp from May 23 to May 25. During this time there were many classes of breeding does, breeding ewes, performance bulls, simmental heifers, red angus heifers, market hogs, and breeding gilts...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2022

Sunday is Juneteenth federal holiday

The nation’s newest holiday, Juneteenth, falls on Sunday, June 19, the same day as Father’s Day this year. Since it is a federal holiday, many government agencies like the post office and banks...

 

Northwestern News, staffers win 15 awards in Oklahoma Press Association Contest

Students in Northwestern Oklahoma State University's mass communication program picked up several honors during the awards portion of the Oklahoma Press Association's 2022 Better Newspaper Contest...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2022

Airport Commission grants right-of-way for ODOT project

The Alva Airport Commission approved a large invoice for aviation fuel and a right-of-way easement with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). With three of five members present, they had...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2022

Summer reading program in second week

The summer reading program at the Alva Public Library kicked off the week of June 6 with more than 110 youngsters registered. They have been divided into five groups so that there are no more than 20 in each section. This is the alternate week with...

 

2 Oklahoma attorneys charged in medical marijuana scheme

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma attorneys were charged Thursday in an alleged medical marijuana scheme that allowed out-of-state growers to skirt the state's law requiring marijuana businesses to be at least 75% owned by state residents. Oklahoma...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 17, 2022

Oklahoma House, Senate fail to reach deal on tax cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House and Senate failed to reach a deal on cutting the sales tax on groceries and the individual income tax that Gov. Kevin Stitt was urging them to pass. The House adjourned a special session on Wednesday after...

 

2nd arrest made in Oklahoma festival shooting that killed 1

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Police arrested a second person on Friday in a shooting at an Oklahoma festival last month in which one person was killed and eight others were wounded. Officers arrested Kendall Alexander, 25, at his home in Muskogee, about...

 

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

The church shooting Thursday in Alabama is just the latest recent high-profile shooting in May and June, starting with a racist attack that killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Some of the more notable episodes of gun...

 

Former NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer involved in fatal crash

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said. The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S 54 near Osage...

 

Burmese python hunt in Florida Everglades slated for August

MIAMI (AP) — Flanked by a huge writhing snake, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the annual prize-winning hunt for invasive Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades will begin Aug. 5. People must register to participate and complete an...

 

Police: 3rd victim in Alabama church shooting dies

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — The third victim of a church shooting in Alabama has died, police said Friday. The 84-year-old woman died at a hospital a day after a gunman opened fire with a handgun Thursday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in the...

 

Wallowing in Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years later, the Watergate scandal is remembered in broad strokes. Burglars broke into Democratic headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, President Richard Nixon mounted a cover-up and eventually was...

 

Ukraine gets possible path to EU, aid pledges from Britain

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The European Union's executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership Friday, a symbolic boost for a country fending off a Russian onslaught that is killing civilians, flattening cities and threatening its...

 

Students sue for review, changes after Oxford High shooting

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — About 20 students at a Michigan high school where four students were killed in a mass shooting say their constitutional rights to safety and education have been violated and that they want changes to ensure security...

 

Companies weigh in on proposed SEC climate disclosure rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission moved closer Friday to a final rule that would dramatically alter what public companies tell shareholders about climate change — both the risks it poses to their operations and their own...

 

Trump weighs another run as GOP rivals eye own campaigns

NASHVILLE (AP) — As religious conservatives gathered this week at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House, Nikki Haley pressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" crowd to look to the future. "It's up to us to deliver a...

 

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