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Area 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 Paul Cole    Local    June 21, 2019

True joy

Jim Eichenberger wrote, "In 1934, Theodore Jones and Henry Grob made a discovery most children only dream about. Jones and Grob had started a secret club and were burying the box that would hold the...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 21, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

About four and a half years ago, when Lynn Martin first offered me the opportunity to write a weekly column for the ARC Friday edition, I felt really honored and raring to go. He warned me that, given time, a weekly deadline (even just one) could...

 

ROSE M. HARRIS

Funeral services for Rose Harris will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church with Reverend Luke Heim officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Cemetery under the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 21, 2019

Generic drugs*

The current lawsuits involving opioid manufacture, promotion and distribution bring to mind other drug company issues addressed in an article in Time magazine by Katherine Eban. Ninety percent of the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 21, 2019

Random Thoughts

Commentators on television news shows constantly talk about politics. When it comes to candidates for president of the United States, they often use words and phrases like “electability” and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 21, 2019

Swimming pool opens; street paving underway

With a long council meeting expected Monday and a large group of citizens attending, Alva City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham kept his verbal report to a minimum. However, he submitted a ten page written report to the council members. The Alva...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 21, 2019

Here for the patient and the family

Hospice goes beyond caring for the patient. At Faith Hospice of Alva and Faith Hospice services across Oklahoma; they focus on being there for the family as well. Open since May 1, on Thursday, May...

 

Pratt & Whitney to expand operations at Oklahoma air base

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has announced plans to expand its operations at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. Pratt & Whitney vice president Kevin Kirkpatrick, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma City Mayor David...

 

Judge: Teenager charged in parents' deaths not competent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge says a 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his parents and who is described by his attorney as "very mentally ill" isn't competent to be tried for first-degree murder. Michael Elijah Walker was...

 

Oklahoma appeals court rejects convicted killer's appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of gunning down another man who was on his knees. The court on Thursday upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole...

 

2nd man arrested in shooting that critically injured woman

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Police have arrested a second man in connection with a shooting that critically injured a woman who was left for dead along a rural road in Washington County. Authorities say the woman was saved by an Uber driver who...

 

2 more duck boat workers indicted in sinking that killed 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. Curtis Lanham, the general manager at Ride the Ducks Branson, and Charles...

 

Kansas Sen. Moran votes to block arm sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has broken with most other Republican senators in voting to block President Donald Trump's administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The Kansas City Star reports that Moran supported two...

 

Country Stampede festival moving from Manhattan to Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The popular Country Stampede music festival will be moving from Manhattan to Topeka — and rebranded the Heartland Stampede. Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla made the announcement Thursday hours before the event kicked off in...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 21, 2019

Ex-Senate leader to help lead Kansas governor's tax study

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is giving a key role in a study of Kansas tax laws to a former Republican state Senate leader who was ousted after conflicts with one of her GOP predecessors over tax cuts. Kelly announced Thursday th...

 

Man sentenced to probation for stealing from elderly mother

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 53-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing more than $21,000 from his mother while she was in a nursing home. KSNW-TV reports that John Queen also was ordered to pay back the money. He...

 

Couple charged after 5-year-old weighs only 28 pounds

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Johnson County authorities say a couple is charged with child abuse and endangerment after they brought a 5-year-old boy to a hospital weighing only 28 pounds. The Kansas City Star reports 28-year-old Elizabeth Francis and...

 

Worker killed in tree cutting accident near Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old Topeka man died while trimming trees. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says Cory Harr died Thursday near Silver Lake in northwest Shawnee County. WIBW reports Harr worked for Capital City...

 

EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have failed to back a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050 in spite of promises to fight harder against climate change. Ahead of a U.N. meeting in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a...

 

When the sun goes dark: 5 questions answered about the solar eclipse

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll,...

 

Gee whiz: Testing of sewage confirms rise in marijuana use

SEATTLE (AP) — The proof is in the pee. A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption appeared to double, at least in...

 

APNewsBreak: Texas says DNA technology jeopardizes cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of...

 

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