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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...

 

Questions and doubts

Hello all! I hope you are all healthy, happy and navigating these unbelievably kooky times with all the grace that God will provide. With all the absolute nuttiness sweeping our world and culture righ...

 

All rabbit exhibitions banned in Oklahoma for ninety days

Oklahoma State Veterinarian, Dr. Rod Hall, has banned all rabbit exhibitions in the state until Sept. 24, to allow time to assess the scope and range of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in the region surrounding Oklahoma. “It is essential to stop...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2020

Share Medical preparing to welcome new doctor to Alva

Dr. Bryce Galbreath will be arriving in Alva in July with the opening of his office expected to be on July 13. At the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) meeting Tuesday, Share Medical Center CEO Kandice Allen said Galbreath’s office in the Professional...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2020

Hospital sales tax won't be on November ballot

An initiative petition to give voters the chance to cancel a city sales tax supporting Share Medical Center has been ruled invalid. The petition was circulated by Meagan Caldwell and filed on June 8 with the Alva City Clerk. Alva City Business...

 
 By Supriya Sridhar    Local    June 26, 2020

Will it be safe at the polls?

The reopening of Oklahoma's economy has brought thousands of people back into stores and workplaces, many of whom are choosing not to wear face masks or bother with social distancing. A question on...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Local    June 26, 2020

What you need to know about voting in the primary election

Oklahomans will soon vote in the first major election since the COVID-19 pandemic surged to a level that locked down much of the state. The disruption has left many voters with questions about the voting process itself, in addition to basic...

 

Dr. Deena Fisher honored with emeritus titles upon retirement

Dr. Deena Fisher, professor of history and dean of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Woodward campus who is retiring at the end of June, has been conferred the title of Professor Emeritus...

 

Informational meeting June 29 for new sugar show contest at Nescatunga Arts Festival

Anyone who loves to bake and decorate cakes, cookies or cupcakes is welcome to attend a meeting Monday, June 29, to learn more about the new “Sugar Show” contest associated with the 51st annual Nescatunga Arts Festival on Aug. 8. The meeting...

 

Blood and sacrifice

I was raised in the city. I was predominantly raised by my mother, since she had the challenge of being a stay-at-home mom until I was well into my teens. I was well fed. Most of the meals at our...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 26, 2020

Toilet paper

March 13, 2020: the beginning of the Great Toilet Tissue Panic. According to Arist Mastorides, president of Cottonelle and Scott, toilet paper sales grew by 734% in dollars, from the same day the year...

 

VERA R. BOHAM

Graveside services for Vera R. Boham, 82, of Alva, will be Monday, June 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid. Vera was born on...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 26, 2020

Random Thoughts The Blizzard of 1886 – part 1

With summer and its blazing hot 100-degree days upon us, perhaps this is a good time to tell the story of a blizzard that happened near here once upon a time. The year was 1886 and I am happy to...

 

Tulsa semipro soccer team to replace pregame national anthem

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A semipro soccer team based in Tulsa will replace the national anthem with Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" at all home matches. The Tulsa Athletic made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. The Athletic are part...

 

PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. Announces Amendment To Credit Facility

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC., "Panhandle" or the "Company," (NYSE: PHX), today announced it has entered into an agreement with Bank of Oklahoma ("BOK") during its scheduled borrowing base redetermination to...

 

Man fatally shot by Oklahoma trooper during a traffic stop

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man Thursday during a traffic stop in northeastern Oklahoma, the highway patrol said. The shooting happened shortly before 9 a.m. during a traffic stop on Interstate 44/Will...

 

University of Kansas leaders challenge in-class mandate

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Many department chairs at the University of Kansas are pushing back against the school's plan to have classroom instruction in the fall, saying they should have the option to teach online. On Monday, a letter signed by 38...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Coronavirus surge in Oklahoma continues with 438 new cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the state medical association on Thursday called for Oklahoma to require that face masks be worn at businesses and in public places, as the state health department reported 438 new coronavirus cases and three...

 

Audit finds Oklahoma agency failed to verify Medicaid income

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An audit of Oklahoma's Medicaid agency released on Thursday found income eligibility was not verified for about 37% of its recipients. State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd conducted the audit of the Oklahoma Health Care...

 
 By Amy Y Vittor    Regional    June 26, 2020

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Amy Y. Vittor, University of Florida; Gabriel Zorello Laporta, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Universidade...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Oklahoma court rejects appeal in fatal stabbing of 5 people

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Thursday upheld the convictions and life prison sentence of a man who was convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members when he was 16. The five-member Court of Criminal Appeals voted unanimously...

 

Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a job applicant's skills over a college degree, administration and industry officials say. Trump is set to sign an...

 

House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americ...

 

Pandemic forces some patients to phone in doctor visits

Video telemedicine took off earlier this year as the coronavirus paused in-person doctor visits. Earl Egner missed that trend. The 84-year-old diabetic and cancer survivor has no computer or cellphone. Instead, he relies on a form of communication...

 

AP-NORC poll: Support for restrictions, virus worries wane

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of steady progress, new confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed to near record levels in the U.S. this week. Experts blame a nation that's become complacent, and a new poll finds evidence to back them up: Support for...

 

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