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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...

 
 By Marion Hadsell    Local    June 19, 2020

Current events and the prayer of God's people

Looking at the chaos erupting in our country should stir the Christ-following community to fervent prayer. Some would immediately say, “Do those prayers work?” and the answer would be, “YES!” For those who do believe what God has said in His...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Learn, grow, continue, repeat

Boo Boo Kitty is about to lose her mind. Around midnight, she came into our room (a place she is forbidden to be) and began quietly mewing at the back door. You see, Boo Boo’s friend and protector...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2020

Brady hired as Alva business manager

Monday night following an executive session, the Alva City Council voted to employ Angelica Brady as city business manager with a compensation package of $85,000. The action followed a nationwide... Full story

 

Farm Service Agency county committee nominations open June 15

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15. Elections will occur in certain local administrative areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 19, 2020

Alva officers hold fundraiser for Kids and Cops

Members of law enforcement just wrapped up another successful fundraiser for their program, Kids and Cops. Last Friday, Alva reserve police officer (and deputy sheriff) Keith Dale, along with police chief Ben Orcutt and other available officers,...

 

Letter carriers need your help to prevent the bite

Alva - The number of U.S. Postal Service employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019, more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. For Postal Service officials...

 

Blood unites us: Donate to help Oklahoma rise and recover

Blood donors embody the best of what makes us Oklahomans: giving selflessly so the state can rise and recover together. COVID-19 has taken a tremendous toll on the blood supply, and Oklahoma Blood Institute has an immediate need for eligible blood...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    June 19, 2020

Few hearings, fewer votes: Police oversight bills see little attention in Oklahoma's Legislature

Months before the Memorial Day death of George Floyd and the weeks of nationwide protests that followed, Oklahoma's Legislature had a chance to take up issues that today dominate the headlines....

 

Online applications for LIHEAP summer cooling assistance available for eligible households

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will begin taking online applications on June 16, 2020, for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Many households receiving public...

 

Northwestern plans to change fall break and Thanksgiving break

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials have decided to exchange the two-day fall break for an additional two days during Thanksgiving break for the fall 2020 semester. On Oct. 15 and 16, students and employees will remain on campus for...

 

JUDY STEWART

Services for Judy Stewart, 79, are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva. She passed away Thursday, June 18. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

THOMAS AND NYLA SCOTT

Graveside services for Thomas and Nyla Scott, ages 85 and 77, of Chambers will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers, Nebraska, with military rites provided...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 19, 2020

Radio Flyer

When I was young, facial tissue was Kleenex; refrigerators, Frigidaire; cameras, Kodak; and coaster wagons, Radio Flyer. Another great American brand diluted by Chinese manufacture, Radio Flyer now pr...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 19, 2020

Random Thoughts: Oklahoma profile: Sarah Rector, part 3

When Sarah Rector was born in 1902, she became the owner of 160 acres of Oklahoma land thanks to her status as a descendant of former slaves of the Creek Nation. Eight years later, her parents tried...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2020

Backhoe stolen, gravestones damaged at Alva Municipal Cemetery

A gravestone was smashed and several others vandalized at the Alva Municipal Cemetery just before Memorial Day. Cemetery Board Chair Lenny Reed said the Randy and Naomi Parker gravestone was smashed and removed from the site with pieces found in two...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2020

Planning for repayment; Alva budgets adopted for next year

After holding a public hearing on budgets June 8, the Alva City Council passed Resolution 2020-003 adopting the General Fund budgets for FY 2020-2021 on June 15. Other budgets were adopted in the authority meetings that followed. Interim Business... Full story

 
 By NOAH TRISTER    Sports    June 19, 2020

Detroit Pistons hire Thunder executive Troy Weaver as new GM

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons hired former Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver as their new general manager Thursday. The 52-year-old Weaver spent the past 12 seasons with the Thunder, including three-plus years as vice president of...

 

Continental Resources Announces Update On Voluntary Production Curtailments

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) ("Continental" or the "Company") today announced an update on its voluntary production curtailments. Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/9541...

 

$68 million tax breaks may go to put Tesla plant to Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin-area school district is considering offering more than $60 million in tax incentives to attract a proposed Tesla "gigafactory" to Central Texas, Tesla revealed Thursday. The Del Valle Independent School District...

 

Authorities investigate death of Kansas man after a fight

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kansas man after a fight. Police in Pratt said in a Facebook post that officers and an emergency medical crew found 57-year-old Frank O. "Butch" Sturgeon lying on the floor of a...

 

Oklahoma State to remove segregationists' name from building

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University's governing board plans to vote Friday to remove the name Murray from a building at the school's Stillwater campus, ending its affiliation with a governor who advocated for segregation and pushed t...

 

Home Credit Donates 150,000 Units of Personal Protective Equipment to Boston and Kansas City Areas to Assist With Immediate Needs Driven by COVID-19

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2020-- Home Credit, a global provider of consumer finance, and its sister company SOTIO, a biotech research firm, donated 60,000 KN95 respirator masks and 70,000 disposable surgical masks to the...

 

National Geographic to Simulcast ABC News' Prime-Time Special to Commemorate Juneteenth and Its Meaning to the Ongoing Struggle for Black Equality in America

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2020-- National Geographic announced today that the network will simulcast ABC News' prime-time special to commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in America, and examine its symbolism...

 

Vatican: Climate change efforts go forward even without US

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican stressed Thursday that the movement to combat climate change is unstoppable and worldwide, although it said it would welcome a U.S. return to the Paris agreement. The Holy See's foreign minister, Monsignor Paul...

 

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