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Alva State Bank announces retirement, new president

The board of directors of Alva State Bank & Trust Company would like to announce the upcoming retirement of its president, Ken Schultz, effective Aug. 3. Schultz came to Alva State Bank in 2008...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To July 12; Priscilla Dees July 13: Donnie Darr, Landry Clay Flock July14: Rocky Hodgson, Chastin Ferguson July 15: Austin Ferguson July 16: Kyla Scates, Vera Ferguson July 17: Daniel Welty, Jenny Nixon, Megan DeWitt, Brian Beckett...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 8, was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements, birthdays, joys and concerns Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship Psalm 24 led by Dixie Stansberry Opening hy...

 

Can schools meet Fallin's demand to spend more money in the classroom?

Amid an intensifying drumbeat of political promises to propel schools to spend more of their dollars in the classroom, Crescent Public Schools stands out. The district of 600 students in Logan County spent 64 percent of its total funding in 2016-17...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 12, 2018

Sign up for Red Bluff Classic Run

Entry forms are available for the Freedom Red Bluff Classic Run to be held Saturday, Aug. 18. Age divisions start at 0-10 and extend to 56 and above. Entrants will have a choice of two distances: the...

 

ECU Men's Basketball Earns Team Academic Honor

ADA – The East Central University men's basketball team was one of the 188 men's basketball teams from the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA to earn a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2017-18 Team Academic Excellence Award. This is just...

 

SWOSU Women's Golf Claims WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The SWOSU Women's Golf team has been named a recipient of the 2017-18 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team GPA Award. The honor recognizes the golf programs with the highest collective average Team GPA for...

 

Harding Football Hires Trevon Biglow as Defensive Line Coach

SEARCY, Ark. — The Harding University Athletic Department announced the hiring of Trevon Biglow as the defensive line coach for the football team Tuesday. From 2013 to 2016, Biglow was one of the most dominating defensive linemen ever to play for...

 

Men's Basketball Receives 2017-18 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Henderson State's men's basketball team was recognized on Wednesday morning as one of the top academic teams in the country at any level, when the Reddies received the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team...

 

Utah movie theater cancels on Florida shooting survivors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah movie theater has canceled a planned town hall on gun reform with survivors of the Florida high school massacre, saying the event "appears to be escalating into a potentially contentious situation." The Salt Lake...

 

Texas district OKs $1.5M for security after school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A school district near Houston has approved at least $1.5 million for increased security at its high school where a gunman killed eight students and two teachers two months ago. The Santa Fe Independent School District's Boar...

 
 By Kevin McGill    Regional    July 12, 2018

Appeals court hears challenge to Texas campus carry law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for three University of Texas professors asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their challenge of a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. Two of...

 

Texas brightens budget outlook but warns of trade war risks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rising oil prices and economic growth has Texas officials projecting a bigger financial cushion to pay for Hurricane Harvey, school safety and health services for the poor. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday raised his...

 

US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world's biggest oil producer for the first time since the 1970s. The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output...

 

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that...

 

CEO of Puerto Rico's bankrupt power company abruptly resigns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico's bankrupt power company resigned on Wednesday just months after he was chosen to oversee its privatization as the U.S. territory struggles to restore electricity to the last of those who remain i...

 

New EPA acting chief signals more inclusive approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, the new acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, signaled a more inclusive approach at the agency, telling staffers roiled by months of ethics allegations against his predecessor, "You will find me and...

 

Trump isn't the first leader to rattle the world order

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Donald Trump’s recent trip to the G-7 summit smashed expectations of how world leaders should behave. Trump’s...

 

Official: Warning siren worked, but residents didn't hear it

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — All eight outdoor warning sirens in a North Dakota oil patch city were sounded before a deadly tornado ravaged an RV park, but park residents and others said they didn't hear them, authorities said Wednesday. A newborn...

 
 By BRIAN EASON    Regional    July 12, 2018

Stapleton taps lawmaker as running mate, seeks middle ground

DENVER (AP) — In a bid to carve out middle ground in a polarized political environment, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton on Wednesday tapped Lang Sias, a pragmatic state lawmaker and former U.S. Navy pilot, to be his...

 
 By LISA DUNLAP    Regional    July 12, 2018

County prepares for effects of possible lizard conservation

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use. "The lizard is back on our radar," said Chaves County Mana...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump presses falsehoods about NATO, Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unleashing in-your-face rhetoric at the NATO summit, President Donald Trump pressed the falsehood Wednesday that members of the alliance owe money to the U.S. and took sole credit for higher military spending by NATO partners ...

 

Top Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's highest court has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional court's decision announced Tuesday night, saying it should pave...

 

Woman being sentenced in oil pipeline protest shooting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline is finding out how long she'll spend in a federal prison. Red Fawn Fallis is being sentenced Wednesday...

 

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