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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 Max Ridgway    Local    June 28, 2019

Reimagining Christianity

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God …” he is suggesting that it is possible for us to imagine things that are incorrect – we are capa...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 28, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

This month, the world is engrossed with its favorite sport. Football. Of course, we’re not talking about good old American, Friday night, do or die, pom-poms and marching bands football. The sport in question is commonly referred to as “soccer...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 28, 2019

Patina

Wife Nicki tells the story of her Grandma Annie who painted her ’47 Chevy coupe with a brush. I read a story about painting cars outside; for best results they recommended the color Indian Ceramic,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

It’s the time of year when we like to set off – or at least watch – fireworks. The bigger and more colorful and the louder the boom, the better. But beyond the booms and the lights and the oohs and the ahs is the overarching sense of what the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 28, 2019

Random Thoughts

Olivia Hooker was an African American who lived in Oklahoma in the days of segregation. She managed to survive prejudice and discrimination, and succeeded in living a life of significant...

 

WANDA LaVERNE SEVERN

Funeral services for Wanda Severn will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Reverend Carol Cook Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal Cemetery....

 

Enid halfway house contract ending; inmates to be moved

ENID, Okla. – A halfway house in Enid contracted by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections will soon close its doors. On June 17, Catalyst Behavioral Services representatives informed ODOC they will terminate their contract to operate the halfway...

 

Alva student named to Ft. Hays Spring 2019 Dean's Honor Roll

An Alva student is among the 1,668 named by Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, to the Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2019 semester. The Dean's Honor Roll includes undergraduate students...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2019

Goltry man injured in collision with dump truck

A Goltry man was injured in a collision Wednesday in Alfalfa County. Vernon Roy Sanders Jr., 56, of Goltry, was transported by Helena EMS to St. Mary’s in Enid where he was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk external, trunk internal,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2019

Dacoma man dies in pickup rollover

A Dacoma man died early Thursday morning when his pickup rolled and he was ejected. Ronald Wayne Wallace, 57, of Dacoma, was transported to Share Medical Center where he was pronounced dead and transferred to the medical examiner’s office in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2019

Thompson explains purpose of Oklahoma Academy

Whether it was the legislative wrap-up, a tour of the firearms simulator or Karen Koehn's cinnamon rolls, a large crowd attended the Alva Chamber Community Coffee on Friday, June 21. Northwest...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2019

Transparency, accountability and education

State Senator Casey Murdock gave an update on the recent legislative session to the crowd attending the June 21 Alva Community Coffee at Northwest Technology. "This was the best session since I've bee...

 

High court to hear arguments again in Oklahoma murder case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear arguments a second time in a case involving an Oklahoma man who argued that the state had no right to prosecute him because he is a Native American and the crime occurred on land...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 28, 2019

US government seeks part of Oklahoma's $270M opioid deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. government wants a portion of Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state's ongoing lawsuit against opioid makers. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote to the...

 

Police: Ex-Oklahoma lawmaker died of self-inflicted gunshot

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say a former Oklahoma state senator who was found dead inside his home apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot. The Norman Police Department said Thursday it has concluded its investigation into the death...

 

Vaccine foes contest Kansas plan to require new school shots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Vaccination opponents in Kansas have mobilized against a plan from the state health department to require more immunizations children in school and day care. The Wichita Eagle reports that dozens of them packed a public hearing...

 

Body found inside badly burned central Kansas garage

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a body inside a badly burned central Kansas garage. KAKE-TV reports that the fire was reported before 1 p.m. Thursday just southwest of the Butler County town of El Dorado. Butler County dispatchers...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    June 28, 2019

Commission, not court, deciding fate of abortion in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The battle to keep open Missouri's only abortion clinic has moved from the courts to a state administrative process, adding to the confusion about the future of the Planned Parenthood-operated clinic in St. Louis. No state has...

 

Death of Kansas City black transgender woman 2nd in 4 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A black transgender woman who was found dead this week in a northeast Kansas City neighborhood was the second transgender woman to die in the area in the last four years. Police have said Brooklyn Lindsey, 32, had signs of...

 

Cat found after nearly 3 years; Kansas owner 'in shock'

*GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — A cat named Meow has been reunited with her suburban Kansas City owners after she went missing nearly three years ago. The Kansas City Star reports that Meow escaped after Taylor Jezik moved to a new apartment complex in...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 28, 2019

Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for US Senate in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstrom, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, launched...

 

Man pleads guilty in 2016 rape, killing of Kansas woman

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 25-year-old Kansas man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a woman who he left to die in woods in suburban Kansas City. Korrey Raine White Rinke, of Ottawa, had been charged with capital murder and rape in the...

 

Piano teacher gets to keep $40K in feud with noisy neighbor

SELAH, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court says a piano teacher in Washington state deserved the $40,000 she was awarded in a dispute with a neighbor who revved his pickup truck engine for months to drown out the sound of her lessons. The Yakima...

 

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