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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...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    July 10, 2020

Covid-19 and Pascal's Wager

Blaise Pascal was a 17th-century French philosopher grappling with a question that had troubled many philosophers before him: how does one rationally prove the existence of God? Pascal decided that God’s existence cannot be proved. Instead, he...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 10, 2020

Katie Hill's fervent Christianity seems well-suited to strong winds and wide-open spaces

When Rev. Katie Hill gets really passionate about what she's saying, her eyes tear up. It can happen several times in a single heartfelt conversation. It's just a fact of life, like the fact that she...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Better than cupcakes

My alter-ego is a second-grade teacher. Mr. Tyree (sir) spends his days encouraging 7 and 8-year olds to read, write legibly, and remember their mathematical fact families. Perhaps as important as tho...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 10, 2020

Summer Reading continues through July at Alva Public Library

If you can't bring the kids into the library, then the library will reach out to them. Although the Alva Public Library is still closed to those under 16 unless accompanied by a parent, the staff is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 10, 2020

COVID-19 cases increase to nine in Woods County

An additional Woods County confirmed positive case of COVID-19 was added to the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports on Wednesday. That brings the total cases to nine with five recovered and...

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    July 10, 2020

Hospitalization increase leads Integris to open its COVID-19 wings at Portland campus

A surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Oklahoma City has led Integris Baptist Medical Center to open its Portland Avenue campus to treat patients with the coronavirus. The hospital system s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 10, 2020

Two killed in ATV wreck Thursday

Two men were fatality injured in an ATV wreck in Major County on Thursday. The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. on County Road 45 one-tenth mile west of County Road 266. The location is 1.1 miles west and 2.2 miles north of Ringwood. Isaac John Schmidt, 2...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 10, 2020

Tinnitus

Buzzing, clicking, whooshing or chirping in your ears sound familiar? You are suffering from tinnitus. One in seven people worldwide experience some form of it and it can be constant or intermittent....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 10, 2020

Random Thoughts: The Blizzard of 1886, part 3

By the mid-1880s thousands of miles of railroad tracks crisscrossed the American West, making travel somewhat easier for the people who lived there. During the previous two decades the U.S. government...

 
 By JOHN ZENOR    Sports    July 10, 2020

Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice...

 

Stability Cannabis Announces Drew Clayton as Vice President of Operations

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stability Cannabis has promoted Drew Clayton to vice president of operations and member of the executive committee. In this capacity Clayton oversees all aspects of Stability's post-harvest, packaging,...

 

Missouri man charged in death of woman in Olathe burglary

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities charged a 42-year-old Missouri man Thursday in the death of a woman whose body was found by police responding to a burglary call in Olathe. The Johnson County District Attorney's Office said in a Twitter post that...

 
 By TERRY TANG    Regional    July 10, 2020

Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of "The Baby-Sitters Club" a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to be everything the "model minority" stereotype wasn't. She got bad...

 

Oklahoma governor says he remains opposed to mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite rising numbers of confirmed cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he remains opposed to mandating that residents wear masks. "I'm going to protect...

 

4 in 10 Kansans don't have to wear masks despite mandate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Four in 10 Kansans live in counties that have overruled Gov. Laura Kelly's statewide mask order even as coronavirus cases in the state soar. More than 90 of the state's 105 counties have opted out of the mandate issued last week...

 

Kansas State Fair board will reconsider holding event

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The chances of the Kansas State Fair being held this year are looking less likely after a large number of vendors backed out or expressed trepidation. The Hutchinson News reports that the fair's board will meet Monday to...

 

Sheriff: K9 to be euthanized after vicious attack on handler

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff said he has decided to euthanize one of the department's police dogs after an "unprovoked vicious attack" on its handler. Geary County Sheriff Daniel Jackson posted on Facebook the attack Tuesday...

 

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos. The court's 5-4 decision,...

 

Kansas settles foster children civil rights lawsuit

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas settled a class-action lawsuit filed by child care advocates who accused the state of not providing foster children with adequate mental health care and moving them too frequently between homes. The...

 

Op-ed by Thomas E. Pierce, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, and CEO of Pierce Media & Associates

While history chapters are unfolding, we are watching culture shift as we live it. We have grieved. We have feared. We have huddled in our homes. And this is just the beginning of a brighter tomorrow. As CEO of an entertainment marketing consultancy,...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on Biden and police

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign team is misrepresenting Democratic rival Joe Biden's stance on improving police practices following George Floyd's death. In ads and emails this week, the Trump campaign and the Republican...

 

Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus. Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April....

 

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they believe "Glee" star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. "Investigators...

 

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close "meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both...

 

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