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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...

 

Conspiracy!?!

In the world today we hear the word conspiracy talked about quite a bit. Sometimes the word is actually used and sometimes it is not. Sometimes the word is used if someone wants others to not believe it. It seems that our leaders are obsessed and con...

 

Alva Public Schools awarded $20,000 to combat COVID-19 impact

OKLAHOMA CITY – On July 1 Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Supt. of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister awarded Incentive Grants totaling $16 million to 150 Oklahoma school districts to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and ensure...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 3, 2020

Spiritually Speaking: The PH Factor

Long ago, in a city far, far away (in Wisconsin), I was a singer in a rock and roll band. I’m sure just by saying that I have drawn a few readers closer to my camp while driving others immediately...

 

Stacy Crider completes degree requirements at Cloud County Community College

CONCORDIA, Kan. – Stacy Crider of Alva has completed the requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree from Cloud County Community College. Students completing the degree requirements were conferred degrees following the Spring 2020...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    July 3, 2020

Horse owners need to be on lookout for blister beetles

STILLWATER, Okla. – Some Oklahoma horse owners are fighting an incursion of blister beetles that have moved into their facilities from the alfalfa fields, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said. “Consistent periods of hot, dry weather...

 

Ally Riley of Alva named to spring Deans' List at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ally Lynn Riley of Alva has been named to the Deans' List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Riley, a junior psychology major, was named to the Dean's List for the College of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2020

Woods County voters differ from state on SQ802

State Question 802 for Medicaid expansion passed by a narrow margin in Oklahoma Tuesday, garnering 50.48 percent in favor with 49.52 percent opposed. Unofficial returns list 340,279 votes in favor statewide and 333,761 against. The measure will becom...

 

Two Northwestern alumni to be inducted into Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce two alumni will be inducted by the Oklahoma Coaches Association into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame. Former student-athletes at Northwe...

 

Northwestern News wins awards at OPA Contest

The Northwestern News, a student-produced publication at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, won six awards in this year’s Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper contest. The OPA announced the winners of the 2019 Better Newspaper contest i...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 3, 2020

G.O.A.T.

Bill Strecker’s quote was: “People do not want to hear your opinion, they want to hear their opinion coming out of your mouth.” GOAT stands for Greatest of All Time. Mohammed Ali was the greates...

 

Celebrate Independence Day without an insurance claim

For many Oklahomans, Independence Day means celebrating with a cookout, fireworks, road trips and boating. Independence Day reminds us each year of our country’s beginning and the freedoms we enjoy. The annual holiday allows us to spend more time...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 3, 2020

Random Thoughts: The Blizzard of 1886, part 2

From the late 1860s to the late 1880s the cattle industry spread from Texas to other parts of the American West including the Great Plains. Meanwhile, the U.S. government was financing the building...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2020

Fireworks fill the weekend

Three nights of fireworks and festivities are planned to entertain area residents and visitors. Some have limited activities in an effort to encourage social distancing during the pandemic. Dacoma 3rd of July Dacoma in the eastern part of Woods...

 

DEE ANN TIDWELL

Visitation will be July 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held July 6, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Cemetery Gazebo in Cherokee. Online...

 

First Friday Artwalk

The art walk is from 6 to 8 p.m. and refreshments will be provided....

 
 By ROB MAADDI    Sports    July 3, 2020

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

"Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" will be performed live or played before "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a...

 
 By DOUG FERGUSON    Sports    July 3, 2020

Chase Koepka added to field for Workday Charity Open

One selfless act by Chase Koepka has led to two opportunities on the PGA Tour, starting next week in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. The PGA Tour created an additional spot in the field next week for Koepka, the younger brother of...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 3, 2020

Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Thursday directing Kansas residents to wear masks in public places and their workplaces, likely provoking a backlash from the Republican-controlled Legislature even though enforcement...

 

2 sheriff's employees charged in case of missing evidence

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two former Sedgwick County Sheriff's employees have been arrested and charged with theft and other counts, authorities said, after an audit uncovered nearly $150,000 missing from the department's property and evidence...

 

Police identify man fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have released the identity of a man was was fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas, earlier this week. Marco Mcelwee, 41, of Kansas City, Kansas, died in the Sunday night shooting, police said Thursday in a news...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 3, 2020

Fears about schools a key reason behind Kansas mask order

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor and its top public health official said Thursday that they worry that the state won't be able to reopen its K-12 schools for the new school year in August if it doesn't reverse a recent surge in reported...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 3, 2020

Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, the director of the Tulsa Health Department said Thursday. The county has reported...

 

3 Oklahoma troopers injured in procession for slain officer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on motorcycles were seriously injured in an accident while participating in a procession for a Tulsa police officer who was fatally shot this week, officials said. OHP spokeswoman Sarah...

 

Do dogs really see in just black and white?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Nancy Dreschel, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a...

 

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