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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...

 
 By ADAM BEAM    Regional    June 18, 2021

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 18, 2021

Let's read the Bible

I Samuel reads like an action novel. It tells the story of Hannah giving her son Samuel to be a priest. Samuel does all that God commands him to do in appointing Saul to be the first king over Israel. It seems Saul spends most of his time fighting...

 

Deliverance starts with slavery

We can never really leave problems behind if we deny they exist. Our denial will only cause our problems to live on. If we are to be delivered from slavery, we need to begin by recognizing that we are slaves in the first place. As the Book of Exodus...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 18, 2021

Weatherford woman dies in Alfalfa County rollover

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Kiersten Lemay Kubicek, 29, of Weatherford, died as a result of a rollover wreck in Alfalfa County Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene on County Road 550, 2.25 miles west and 2.1 miles south of...

 

Northwestern to play host to blood drive June 23

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in the Student Center Ranger Room. Northwestern Upward Bound program...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 18, 2021

Alcohol issues

Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in this country. “Alcohol was involved” has been a universal excuse for bad decisions since before Beowulf. Edward Slingerland, in the Wall...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 18, 2021

Random Thoughts

Getting a New Mexico driver’s license was turning out to be harder than I ever imagined. And it was all my fault for letting my Tennessee license expire. So, now I had to complete a driving exam...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 18, 2021

After-hours fuel sales a concern at Alva Regional Airport

The Alva Regional Airport is experiencing problems with a Fuelmaster credit card reader located at the fuel pumps for after-hours refueling. Airport Manager Derrick Courson told Airport Commission members Monday night that the card reader had been...

 

Psychology department receives Oklahoma Psychological Society Awards

Two members from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University psychology department were recently awarded by the Oklahoma Psychological Society. The OPS reviews nominations for outstanding teaching in...

 

Northwestern plays host to student council workshops for June, July

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 13-18. About 240 high school...

 

GOP election bill sponsor takes case to Wolf news conference

The partisan political debate over potential changes to how Pennsylvania registers voters and runs elections moved Thursday from the Capitol in Harrisburg to suburban Philadelphia, where the leading House Republican on the topic showed up at a news c...

 

Electric vehicle company picks Oklahoma for assembly plant

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Los Angeles-based electric vehicle company Canoo announced Thursday it has selected Pryor, Oklahoma, for its U.S. manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 2,000 people. The company plans to build its factory on a...

 

Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max...

 

University of Kansas drops controversial dismissal policy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas does not plan to use a policy that would have made it easier to suspend tenure protections, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Thursday. Girod told the Kansas Board of Regents he was confident the...

 

Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies...

 

Court: If bias rules have exceptions, faith groups qualify

Justice Samuel Alito called it a "wisp" of a decision — a Supreme Court ruling Thursday that favored Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia but was far from the constitutional gale wind that would have reshaped how courts interpret religious...

 

Voting bill showdown looms as GOP rejects Manchin plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set for a key vote Tuesday on a sweeping rewrite of voting and election law, setting up a dramatic test of Democratic unity on a top priority that Republicans are vowing to block. Democrats appeared to be coalescing...

 
 By JIM SALTER    Regional    June 18, 2021

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to "do it again" if faced with the same...

 

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as "Obamacare" on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of...

 

Top general 'shocked' by AP report on AWOL guns, mulls fix

Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon's top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a "systematic fix" to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP's...

 
 By ANITA SNOW    Regional    June 18, 2021

EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the...

 

2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County...

 

Kansas judge finds CDC eviction moratorium unenforceable

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge is beginning to evict tenants who are behind on rent in advance of the expiration of a federal moratorium that some experts predict will bring a tide of people being forced from homes nationwide. Johnson County...

 

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