Articles from the July 1, 2022 edition

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We need a second Great Awakening

I hope you and your family will have a great holiday this weekend. We can all use some much-needed family time and a great BBQ. Monday night, I hope all your fireworks go off and are loud and bright....



Graveside services for Lu Ann Baker will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Celebration of life services will then be at 11 a.m....

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 1, 2022


If you have been to the ocean, you may have witnessed the overpowering energy in waves. Wave motion is usually caused by the wind and affects the water from the surface all the way to the bottom....

 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 1, 2022

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death by a hatchet in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home on August 4, 1892. Abby was killed first. In the Borden home at the time of Abby Bord...


Northwestern names new executive vice president

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce Dr. David Pecha as the new executive vice president beginning July 1. Dr. Bo Hannaford, who is assuming the role of university president o... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 1, 2022

Woods County Industrial Development Authority bids farewell to longtime member

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority said goodbye to one of its own Tuesday morning. Longtime member and chairperson Rick Cunningham, who is retiring, conducted his last meeting alongside Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, and Connor Martin....


Be a doer!

Do you know lazy people? Those people who do absolutely nothing to contribute to the betterment and building up of society? We as Christians can fall into the same rut if we don’t show our faith to God and the world by our actions! We can become...


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 Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2022

Alva Hospital Authority approves budgets, elects officers

Operating budgets for the FY22-23 year beginning July 1 were approved during the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) meeting Tuesday evening. All trustees were present. In a special meeting on June 9, the AHA approved a contract with Meditech as a service... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2022

Hamil, Smiley win Woods County primary election

Woods County incumbents David Hamil and John Smiley won the Republican primary election on Tuesday, June 28, with more than 50 percent of the vote. Election returns are preliminary until ratified at 5 p.m. today, July 1. Hamil received 62.78 percent... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2022

Art is seen Through the Lens at Graceful Arts Gallery

Camera artists are featured during July at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. "Through the Lens Photography" provides three different perspectives in photographs by Sherry Stinson, Bruce Montgomery and... Full story


World War II-era boat emerges from shrinking Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sunken boat dating back to World War II is the latest object to emerge from a shrinking reservoir that straddles Nevada and Arizona. The Higgins landing craft that has long been 185 feet (56 meters) below the surface is now...


From AM to PM, the fickle force of government is with you

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you groggily roll out of bed and make breakfast, the government edges up to your kitchen table, too. Unlike you, it's perky. It's an unseen force in your morning. The government makes sure you can see the nutrients in your...

 By PAUL J. WEBER    Regional    July 1, 2022

Texas' border mission grows, but crossings still high

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following the horror of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers to inspect more trucks — again expanding a border security mission that has cost billions, given...


Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has blocked a lower court order that had allowed clinics in the state to continue performing abortions even after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned it's landmark 1973 ruling that confirmed a...


Medication abortion is common; here's how it works.

Medication abortions became the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. These involve taking two prescription medicines days apart — at home or in a clinic. Abortion procedures are an... Full story


Russia's messages with missiles tell West to back off

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower rained down on civilians in a busy shopping mall far from the front lines of a war in its fifth month. The timing was not likely a coincidence. Wh...


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