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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...

 

All Scripture

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work …. I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in...

 

Woods County producers have until Aug. 2 to submit FSA county committee nominations

Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 2 to nominate candidates to serve on the Woods County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) accepts nominations each year in certain local administrative areas (LAAs) for...

 

Sen. Murdock, Rep. Newton call on governor to delay closing of William S. Key Correctional Center

OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying too many questions remain unanswered, Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, and Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, are calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to delay closing the William S. Key Correctional Center until it can be determined exactly...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 9, 2021

Heat exchange

Earth is spinning ever closer to climate change. Whether we agree that human influence is a contributing factor or not, time is of the essence to prepare for the inevitable: global warming. The world...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 9, 2021

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, Levi Lincoln Sr. had a remarkably successful political career. Although he lost a few elections, his governmental resume was nevertheless impressive. In his native state of...

 

Northwestern faculty member featured on Right Brain Music podcast

Max Ridgway, fine arts department adjunct instructor of music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, was recently interviewed to discuss improvised electric guitar music for the Right Brain Music...

 

Crouch authors book to help readers understand God's Word

Former Alva resident Tony Crouch has authored a new book, "Letting God's Word Speak." "Grace is a gift God gives freely, but should our response to God's grace end when we accept Jesus as Lord and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 9, 2021

Momentum has slowed, but Alva Arena project still moving forward

Although groundbreaking did not occur as hoped in June, plans are still on track for the Alva arena project. In a meeting Tuesday noon, trustees of the Alva Arena Authority learned about some hitches...

 

Larson's paintings to be featured in Oklahoma Contemporary's ArtNow Exhibition

Multiple paintings created by Kyle Larson, associate professor of art at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will be among the artwork of 26 others July 29-Sept. 13 at an exhibition in Oklahoma... Full story

 

Recovery workers vow not to let up in Florida condo collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers now focused on finding remains instead of survivors in the rubble of a Florida condominium collapse vowed Thursday to keep up their search for victims until they cleared all the debris at the site. A fire...

 

Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as the Western United States weathers a drought that is rapidly emp...

 

Police testimony will lead off panel's first Jan. 6 hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol is expected to hold its first public hearing this month with police officers who responded to the attack and custodial staff who cleaned up afterward, chai...

 

Settlement reached over free immigration detention hotline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. government so they can keep operating a free hotline that lets detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions. Freedom for Immigrants said Thursda...

 

Pandemic garbage boom ignites debate over waste as energy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America remains awash in refuse as new cases of the coronavirus decline — and that has reignited a debate about the sustainability of burning more trash to create energy. Waste-to-energy plants, which produce most of their...

 

2 Haitian Americans detained in slaying of Haiti president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti's president,...

 

Kansas farmer invents robots to reduce pesticide use

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) — For years, Kansas farmer Clint Brauer has struggled with keeping weeds out of his row crops. Along with keeping living roots in the ground, organic practices and no-till methods, he tried crimping — but the pigweeds just grew...

 
 By SUZANNE PEREZ    Regional    July 9, 2021

Most Kansas schools drop mask rules as variant drives surge

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Most Kansas schoolchildren and teachers, regardless of whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, won't be required to wear face masks next school year. Schools find themselves under pressure to return to more normal,...

 

Court: Man can't withdraw guilty pleas in 2 Topeka killings

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday blocked a man's attempt to withdraw his guilty pleas after he was sentenced to serve at least 50 years in prison for the 2018 murders of a woman and her cousin. The high court rejected Matthew...

 

Wichita State to get $2.1M grant for aerospace research

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A $2.1 million federal grant awarded to Wichita State University for new aerospace research facilities is expected to create nearly 500 jobs over the next 10 years. The U.S. Commerce Department announced the grant to the...

 

Goat lottery planned to protect Hawaii historic park

HONOLULU (AP) — To protect historic lands from invasive goats, Hawaii officials will distribute the live animals to the public via a lottery. Hawaii officials will hold the lottery as a way to remove at least 700 goats from Puuhonua o Honaunau...

 

Eye-popping 6,000 false lashes seized at New Orleans airport

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three thousand pairs of false eyelashes have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after officials determined they were illegally imported from China to New Orleans. The four boxes of long lashes seized...

 

Dig at Pilgrim and Native American memorial sparks intrigue

Archaeologists combing a hill near Plymouth Rock where a park will be built in tribute to the Pilgrims and their Native American predecessors have made a poignant discovery: It's not the first time the site has been used as a memorial. David Landon...

 

Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Friday phone call that he must "take action" against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the U.S. reserves the right to "defend its people and its critical...

 

Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire their infamous 2017 rally in Charlottesville will be hoisted off its pedestal this weekend and sent to storage,...

 

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