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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 Nathan Hosier    Local    July 2, 2021

What does independence mean?

We are going to celebrate our independence this Sunday. It is great that we are doing this on a Sunday. We can celebrate our independence as a nation and we can celebrate our independence from sin because of Christ’s death on the cross. I did not...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    July 2, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Psalms are sacred songs, poetry for many occasions. Psalms 1-50 is our reading this week. Many of the Psalms were written by David. He wrote in times of praise, sorrow, desperation, and devotion. We can relate to these words today when we need...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 2, 2021

Chips

A two-page spread in Time Magazine shows a huge wafer, the size of a 12-inch pizza, soon to be cut into an assortment of chips. Not corn or potato but silicon. Each of them is specific to a product....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 2, 2021

Random Thoughts

Certainly, one of the most well-known American historical figures is Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln served in the Illinois state legislature (1834-1842) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1847-1849) bef...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 2, 2021

Hospital Authority table purchase of medical equipment

With the June 30 deadline looming for spending HHS stimulus money, the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) held a special meeting Monday noon to consider an equipment purchase. The AHA barely had a quorum with Chairman Jason Gaisford and members Dr. Ken... Full story

 

Evans named passing coordinator, Gordon named assistant head coach

Alva, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State football team has announced the following coaching change to the staff. Josh Evans has been named the Passing Game Coordinator for the Rangers, and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 2, 2021

From flowers to astrophotography, Graceful Arts Gallery features artful photography

This month the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is highlighting photography in their "Through the Lens" exhibit. The First Friday Art Walk tonight includes extended hours at the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m.... Full story

 

Shrum starts post as president of Oklahoma State University

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The first woman chosen as president of Oklahoma State University is officially on the job. Dr. Kayse Shrum's first day in Stillwater was Thursday. Shrum had been president of the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa...

 

Kansas sees another surge in COVID cases from delta variant

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas experienced another surge in new COVID-19 cases from the faster-spreading delta variant heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, prompting state officials to renew their calls for people to get vaccinated. The...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 2, 2021

Kansas collected 9.3% surplus in taxes in 2021 budget year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that tax collections for its just-concluded 2021 budget year were 9.3% more than anticipated, giving the state its healthiest cash reserves in more than 40 years as the U.S. economy recovers from...

 

Top Kansas court upholds convictions in triple murder case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top court on Friday upheld the first-degree murder convictions of man sentenced to 150 years in prison over a triple homicide in Kansas City, Kansas, duplex. The state Supreme Court unanimously rejected arguments from...

 

Long overdue books returned to Massachusetts library

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has returned long overdue books that were checked out in the 1920s and 1930s to the Somerville Public Library. Bob Alvarez, 63, found the books in the basement of his Methuen home in a wooden box, The Bo...

 

Authorities: Guard hid pills in Rice Krispies treats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A guard was fired and arrested after trying to smuggle prescription stimulant pills into a South Carolina women's prison by hiding them in Rice Krispies treats, authorities said. Marcy Shaffer, 43, took the treats out of...

 

Purrfect: Cat summits to New Hampshire's tallest mountains

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A cat has made it to the summit of New Hampshire's 48 tallest mountains, spending parts of the journey peering out from the comfort of her owner's backpack. Floki has grown from kitten to cat in the nine months since she...

 

Pilot minutes before ocean crash: 'It doesn't look good'

HONOLULU (AP) — Two pilots told air traffic controllers that their engine had cut out and they needed help moments before crashing their cargo plane into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on Friday. "It doesn't look good out here," one of the pilots...

 

Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. The REvil gang, a major Russian-speaking ransomware...

 

Fewer people missing in collapse; nearby tower is evacuated

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The number of people missing in the Florida condominium collapse fell Friday following a new review, but fears of another potentially catastrophic failure deepened after engineers found unsafe conditions in a different tower...

 

Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials

PHOENIX (AP) — Newly released records show the top Republicans in Arizona's largest county dodged calls from Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as the then-president sought to prevent the certification of Joe...

 

Canada hunts for survivors of fire that destroyed small town

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Officials on Friday hunted for any missing residents of a British Columbia town destroyed by wildfire as the Canadian province's chief coroner said reports suggest two people have died as a result of blaze. Lisa...

 

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