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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 Darin Kearns    Local    July 5, 2019

God shed His grace on thee

As I sit here thinking about what to write, knowing that one of the most important holidays in our country will happen tomorrow, Independence Day (yesterday as you read this), I am reminded of the wonderful song “America the Beautiful.” I am in C...

 

MARY ELIZABETH DAVISON

Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Lula O. (Walker) and H. Elmer Tidwell, was born November 28, 1925, at the family farm northwest of Alva, Oklahoma. After a lengthy illness, she passed away at her daughter Karen’s home in Farmington, New Mexico, on...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 5, 2019

Spam

While shopping for the Blessings Box at Lincoln School, I picked up some cans of the famous product called Spam. We know the word as the label for the annoying number of unsolicited e-mails that most...

 
 By James F. Burns    Local    July 5, 2019

The meaning of freedom

We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.” Our 1776 Declaration of Independence was also a Declaration of Defiance, detailing the high crimes and misdemeanors of a...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 5, 2019

Random Thoughts

An old adage warns us that “he who hesitates is lost.” I’m sure it applies to women as well as men – although back when the phrase was coined tradition called on writers to use the male...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    July 5, 2019

NWOSU volleyball announces schedule for 2019 campaign

First-year Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball coach Fred Aubuchon is excited to announce the upcoming slate for the 2019 season. The season schedule features nine home Great American Conference matches and three early season...

 

Northwest Technology Center hosts Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships (OEIP) event

Last week, Northwest Technology Center (NWTC), Alva campus, hosted the Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships (OEIP) Teacher Camp. Billed as the "Ultimate Teacher/Industry Connection," the...

 

Fundraiser dinner for Brad Amerin at the Runnymede Hotel

The Northwestern Art Society and friends are hosting a fundraiser dinner on Friday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Runnymede Hotel in Alva. Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to a young couple...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Regional    July 5, 2019

Oklahoma air quality dips after years of steady gains

Oklahoma's air may be getting worse. The newest data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows air quality throughout much of the state was down during each of the past two years. That bucked a... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2019

'Visions of the Heartland' showcased tonight

The First Friday Art Walk this evening will feature the annual photography exhibit “Visions of the Heartland” at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Featured are photographers David Walsh, Alan Ball and Kelly Langley. Walsh specializes in...

 

BJCC celebrates 4th with annual marching competition

After countless hours of marching drills, officers and inmates at Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva demonstrated their skills in the annual 4th of July celebration. Warden Becky Guffy kicked... Full story

 

Police investigate body found in Oklahoma cemetery

BACHE, Okla. (AP) — Officials are investigating a homicide after a body was found at an eastern Oklahoma cemetery. KOCO-TV reports Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says the unidentified man's corpse was discovered Thursday morning on a...

 

Cigarette tax generates $100 million despite sales drop

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans bought millions fewer cigarettes in the past fiscal year but a tobacco tax that began last July means the state collected more than $100 million from sales. Tulsa World reports that, according to the Oklahoma Tax...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 5, 2019

Oklahoma presses opioid case against Johnson & Johnson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — So far, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has secured about $355 million from two groups of defendant drugmakers in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and he's trying to make the case that even more money...

 

KDOT rejects suggestion it is to blame for bluestem invasion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A road maintenance official is pushing back against suggestions that the Kansas Department of Transportation is to blame for an invasion of a plant threatening native grasses. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that KDOT's...

 

Group launches hotline to take complaints against KCK police

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A social-justice advocacy group says it is launching a hotline in Kansas City, Kansas, for people to report police misconduct. The Kansas City Star reports that Wednesday's announcement by the Metro Organization for Racial...

 

Study: Kansas benefits most from federal disaster grants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A study has found that Kansas saves more money, on average, than any other state that uses federal grants to mitigate natural disasters. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released its data analysis showing that for every $1 of...

 

Former Kansas legislator to serve as US observer in Ireland

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas legislator who also served on a federal parole board will represent the U.S. in meetings of a group that promotes peace in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Former state Sen. Ed Reilly says he expects to attend...

 

We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan's Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Thursday, just a few hot dogs shy of breaking the record he set last year. In front of a crowd of...

 

Sweet! Florida man wins July 4 key lime pie-eating contest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Key West man has won the Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest on the subtropical island where the pie originated. David Johnson plunged face-first into a 9-inch (23-centimeter) pie smothered with whipped cream during...

 

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a...

 

Trump ask Americans to 'stay true to our cause'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated "the greatest political journey in human history" Thursday in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy, cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln...

 

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