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Articles from the June 30, 2017 edition

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 By Max Ridgway    Local    June 30, 2017

The mistake of the church

The great mistake of the church is that it has preached to people about their sins and bad behavior, instead of preaching about God’s remedy for sin and bad behavior. The church has specialized in telling people what they should have done, but have...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 30, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

How 'bout them Rangers?! Having been raised in the Dallas area, I grew up asking and being asked that important question. Of course, we weren’t talking about the local Rangers, though I have been known to utter the phrase while referring to Matt...

 

Town & Country to hold VBS July 9-13

Pastor Paul Cole and the folks at Town and Country Christian Church in Alva invite kids to come to Barnyard Roundup: Jesus Gathers Us Together at their 2017 Vacation Bible School (VBS) to be held July 9-13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 829 Church St.,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 30, 2017

Cherokee man injured in collision with semi

A Cherokee man was hospitalized following a collision with a semi just east of Alva Thursday morning. Vincent Wade Beall, 58, of Cherokee was transported by Alva EMS to Share Medical Center in Alva. He was admitted in stable condition with head,...

 

Regents approve FY18 budget for Northwestern

A cut of more than $500,000 in state funding for Northwestern Oklahoma State University will lead to a reduction in the number of employees and increases in tuition and fees. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education gave final approval to the...

 

Northwestern's Math & Science Academy successful, fun for elementary students

Elementary students who have completed second through fifth grades had the opportunity to engage in hands-on math and science activities with faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in June. Elementary students were able to participate in...

 

Northwestern seeking clothing donations for The Teacher's Closet to help teacher candidates

University organizations at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have come together to create a clothing drive to benefit education majors transitioning into their professional occupations. The Teacher’s Closet is a clothing drive developed by...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 30, 2017

Emergency preparedness

The July/August Popular Science features an article on what to put in your storm shelter. Reminiscent of what a “Prepper” might stock, it makes sense to be proactive instead of reactive when it...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 30, 2017

Random Thoughts

As I mentioned last week, I woke up Sunday June 18 with a painful cramp in my stomach. I thought maybe I had food poisoning. I threw up all day, but I did not have diarrhea. Everything I've ever...

 

The Fourth

The Fourth of July holiday is so often filled with activities involving family and friends that we fail to really appreciate what happened in our nation 241 years ago. So before we get involved with all the things to do this holiday, I would just...

 

Softball coaches to host summer camp

Northwestern Oklahoma State Head Softball Coach Jill Webb has announced 2017 summer camp coming up in mid-July. The camp will be held July 17-19 at the Alva Recreation Complex (1887 Goldbug Dr.) and will be for ages 8 and over. The campers in the...

 

DAVID KANIVE

Services for Marion, Kansas, resident David L. Kanive, 59, who died Sunday after a long battle with cancer were held at 2 p.m. on June 28, 2017, at Good News Christian Fellowship. Burial followed in the Marion Cemetery. David was born on October 30,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 30, 2017

Two vehicle collision on College Ave.

Some confusion about the number of lanes on an Alva street led to a two-vehicle collision on Sunday, June 18. The wreck occurred at 2:09 p.m. on College Avenue south of Locust Street. Mark Edward...

 
 By Jeff Raymond    Regional    June 30, 2017

As criminal justice laws take effect, uncertainty surrounds bigger changes

Criminal justice measures approved by Oklahoma voters in November will take effect later this week, testing predictions that fewer people will go to prison and taxpayers will ultimately save millions...

 
 By Jeff Raymond    Regional    June 30, 2017

Sticking point in justice debate: What is a violent crime?

Is desecration of the American flag a violent crime? What about putting others at risk while fleeing a police officer? Stealing copper? Child abandonment? Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, said his disagreement with criminal justice bills during the ses...

 

Wilsons establish scholarship to benefit Northwestern nursing, psychology students

Nursing and psychology students have a new scholarship opportunity available to them at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The Allen L. and Carolyn J. Wilson Scholarship was established by Alva r...

 

Phillips chosen for state task force

Alva is a great place to live. The thing that makes Alva so special to so many is the people who inhabit this small town. The school system's motto, "a symbol of excellence," doesn't stop at the...

 

Five large bags of trash

Democratic Party representatives collected five trash sacks, about 22 pounds of trash, not one piece of glass, lots of tin cans and trash. The most unusual piece of trash was a small round cup...

 

Fredensborg, Gum nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech women's golf student-athlete Caroline Fredensborgand softball student-athlete Jalissa Gum were among a record 543 female college athletes nominated by NCAA member institutions for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year...

 

Charter schools, Bible literacy among new laws in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — New laws are taking effect in Kentucky that allow charter schools, regulate Bible literacy classes in public schools and limit the supply of prescription painkillers. Most of the laws passed in this year's legislative session...

 

Regulators set a $20 per megawatt hour for solar project

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana utility regulators say NorthWestern Energy would have to pay about $20 per megawatt hour for electricity from a proposed 80-megawatt solar power project near Billings. MTSun LLC had initially proposed a rate of nearly...

 

Trump urges 'energy dominance' as he promotes exports, jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market. The Interior...

 

Utility proceeds with big wind investment in top coal state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back coal and climate-change regulations aren't discouraging a utility from making a $3.5 billion investment in wind energy, the bulk of which will build dozens of new wind turbines in...

 

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