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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 Rev. Katie Hill    Local    June 25, 2021

A song for hard times

As a kid, world history was fascinating to me. I would hear about world wars, pandemics, the Great Depression, and disasters that swept across nations and around the world. Each time I would study some great and terrible event I would think, “I am...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Regional    June 25, 2021

As state prison staffing shortage persists, advocates fear violence

Persuaded by his two uncles, both veteran state corrections officers, Tommy Thompson applied to work at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in the spring of 2018. He breezed through a six-week training period and was promoted from cadet to officer by...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 25, 2021

Hoe, hoe, hoe

Resting in the corner of our guest house is an old hoe that my mother used for over 50 years. I guess she didn’t do much leaning on it as it has the original worn and weathered handle. Its blade,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 25, 2021

Random Thoughts

While trying to obtain a New Mexico driver’s license, I had run into a problem. I had to figure out how to replace a defective headlight without driving my car. Then the state trooper responsible...

 

Division of business to see new leader

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Division of Business will have new leadership beginning on July 1. The division of business will welcome Garret Lahr as its new chair, replacing Dr. John...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2021

Leeper is new member of WCEDC

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) held a special meeting on Monday, June 21. The regular quarterly meeting set for June 15 did not have a quorum. Present for the meeting were...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 25, 2021

Let's read the Bible

2 Samuel tells the story of the reign of King David. David is known as the man after God’s own heart. Throughout his reign David sought the counsel of God before he went into battle. He followed God’s plan into battle and came away victorious...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2021

Mary Hamilton resigns from the Alva City Council

At the end of a long city council meeting Monday night, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Hamilton announced her resignation. "First of all I'd like to say how much I've enjoyed serving on this council. I've...

 

Alva's late-1960s twirling team uniform, baton found

In the school year of 1966, the Alva High School Band decided to add a team of twirlers or majorettes to the marching band, the first time since the 1940s. The twirling team was selected and included... Full story

 

HELEN M. 'BOOR' SHORT

Helen Marie Short passed from this world on Monday, June 20, 2021, in the comfort of her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 54 years. Helen was born January 4, 1967, at Fort Bragg, North...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 25, 2021

EXPLAINER: How Oklahoma evictions might spike after July

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Oklahoma jobless rate drops; new stipend to be available

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Friday reported a drop in the state's jobless rate in May, even as the numbers of initial unemployment claims and the moving average of initial claims rise. The May unemployment ra...

 

Man dies in holding area of Oklahoma County jail

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in the holding area of the Oklahoma County jail. The man was detained in the area at about 4 p.m. Thursday when staff saw that he was unconscious and provided medical assistance, jail officials...

 

Larned man charged with arson after American flag burned

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A man has been charged with arson after a large U.S. flag was burned outside a business in Larned, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said. Jason Wayne Cauble, 37, of Larned, was arrested Tuesday. He made his first court...

 

Settlement approved with wrongfully convicted Kansas man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a man who died shortly after being released from prison for a killing he did not commit will receive a settlement of more than $800,000. The State Finance Council on Thursday approved the settlement for the family...

 

Woman charged for feeding rats that exacerbated rodent issue

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A woman was charged with allegedly violating a Rhode Island city ordinance against feeding wild animals. The 55-year-old woman's neighbors blame her for exacerbating the rodent problem in Cranston, WJAR-TV reported. Last...

 

Biden vows 'sustained' help as Afghanistan drawdown nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday promised Afghanistan's top leaders a "sustained" partnership even as he moves to accelerate winding down the United States' longest war amid escalating Taliban violence. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani...

 

Death toll in Florida collapse rises to 4; 159 still missing

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — With nearly 160 people unaccounted for and at least four dead after a seaside condominium tower collapsed into a smoldering heap of twisted metal and concrete, rescuers used both heavy equipment and their own hands to comb...

 

EXPLAINER: Will Chauvin's prison experience remain unusual?

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. But it's not clear yet what Chauvin's experience will look like. AN UNUSUAL START Since his April...

 

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