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Wyatt Radford wins Third District Congressional Art Competition

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) recently visited with the winner of the Third District Congressional Art Competition. Wyatt Radford, a student at Alva High School, was named this...

 
 By John Clapp    Local    July 7, 2017

Thank you!

I trust that each of you had a great Fourth of July celebration. I wanted to express my appreciation for all who worked so hard to make the festivities at the park successful. Events like Tuesday’s do not just happen. There were many hours of...

 

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    July 7, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

It’s officially the middle of the summer vacation. Independence Day has come and gone. At the Bible Chair, we are beginning to think in earnest about incoming students and activities for the fall semester. One of our “important” tasks is to...

 

Knight wraps up 22 years of postal service

Waynoka Postmaster Al Knight will soon be enjoying a lot more free time, as he has just retired from the Waynoka Post Office on June 30, where they kept him busy right up until the last minute. Knight, a resident of the area since the 90s, was born...

 

HARVEY YOUNG JR.

Graveside services for Harvey Young Jr., 52, of Ponca City, are pending at the Riverside Cemetery north of Burlington. Survivors include his parents, Harvey Young Sr. and Gail Young Meador. Condolences may be mailed to Gail Young Meador, 500 N....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 7, 2017

Focus

Practicing meditation is a tough sell. People have so much social interaction available, when do you have time for yourself? Whether you meditate or not, focus is a way to get and keep your head in...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 7, 2017

Random Thoughts

When I woke up on Tuesday, June 20, in my motel room in Alexandria, Louisiana, I had one item on my “to do” list: get to a hospital. In spite of the excruciating pain I had been experiencing for...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Sports    July 7, 2017

More kids participate in AHS summer athletic programs

This summer, the Alva school board switched from allowing coaches to run their own independent summer athletic camps to school-sponsored camps. By paying the coaches directly as an extra duty...

 

19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules

Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her decision to suspend rules that were meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit,...

 
 By Lisa Cornwell    Regional    July 7, 2017

Coroner closes investigation into 8-year-old boy's suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner's second investigation into the death of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself in January after his mother said he was bullied at school has been closed, with no additions to the original finding of suicide, the...

 
 By Ryan J. Foley    Regional    July 7, 2017

Navy upholds ejection of midshipman who reported sex assault

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Navy leaders have backed off a commander's claim that an Iowa State University midshipman fabricated a sexual assault but ruled the victim will nonetheless be expelled for drinking underage before the molestation occurred....

 

Renewable energy surges past nuclear for 1st time in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that electricity production from...

 

Perry says coal-fired power plants important in US future

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday that coal-fired power plants are important for the country's future, and he suggested that energy supply will spark demand. After touring a coal-fired power plant, Perry was...

 

Interior secretary calls for quicker oil and gas permits

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to increase U.S. energy production got a boost Thursday from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who pledged to streamline permitting for oil and gas drilling and hold more frequent sales of...

 

AP Analysis: Qatar's defiance may spur Arab quartet to act

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is showing no signs that it is about to bend to the demands of the four Arab countries lined up against it. That puts the quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, which have accu...

 

Lawsuit: Idaho oil and gas rules violate landowner rights

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A watchdog group and four southwest Idaho landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against Idaho officials contending a state-approved process forcing them to sell their natural gas and oil violates the U.S. Constitution. The...

 

France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

PARIS (AP) — No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040 — that's the ambitious goal set Thursday by France's environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world's No. 6 economy from fossil fuels. Some manufacturers...

 

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