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 By Paul Cole    Local    July 14, 2017

Our Good Shepherd

What an honor and pleasure to have Tom and Sandie Kilian from the South Sudan as our missionaries this past week. God worked through them in a powerful way so the children could see what God is doing...

 

322 high school students on Northwestern's campus for OASC BASIC camps

The second group of members from the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) gathered on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, July 9-14....

 

Alva native earns scholarship for philanthropy

Alva native Courtney Mapes was among 10 scholarship recipients at last month's ninth annual Women for Oklahoma State University Symposium. Mapes is an animal science junior at OSU. Mapes, the...

 

Mapes receives State FFA Degree

Cathy Mapes of the Alva FFA Chapter received the State FFA Degree, the highest degree of active membership awarded by the Oklahoma FFA Association. The honor is bestowed upon high school senior FFA...

 

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 14, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

By the time you read this week’s offering, I will have succeeded or failed at the following task: Describe what it means to “forgive like Jesus.” On the surface, it seems fairly simple to find passages about the forgiving nature of our Lord....

 

NWTC students place first and third at national HOSA contest

Chelsea Head and Sarah Reed placed first at the National Health Occupations of America (HOSA) Contest held recently in Orlando, Florida. Reed and Head are both students in the practical nursing program at Northwest Technology Center in Alva. The duo...

 

What's on the board

I’ve received a lot of questions since I’ve been back in House District 58 concerning how lawmakers decide which bills will receive a vote. Many of you have asked about certain bills in particular, so I’d like to walk you through how the...

 

GILBERT MICHAELIS

Funeral services for Gilbert Michaelis, 79, of Alva are pending with the Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva. He passed away July 13 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the Alva First Baptist...

 

NORMA JEAN KELSEY

Graveside services for Norma Jean Kelsey will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Memorial Hill Cemetery north of Waynoka, Oklahoma, with Rodney Guy officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC. Norma...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 14, 2017

Jobs

Summer job: mowing yards at age 12 seemed like nothing more than a distraction from sleeping late, watching for the milk and mailmen, and awaiting meals. I wasn’t forced to seek employment, but the...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am very impressed with the Alva Rotary Club 4th of July Celebration. The Rotary members worked hard to make it a good celebration. They had lots of activities to fill the day and keep the kids busy. They had free meals and a great...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 14, 2017

Random Thoughts

Five hours after I checked into a hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, on June 20 I was on a gurney rolling down the hallway to the operating room. I obviously had some sort of blockage in my small...

 

Nescatunga Golf Tournament

The Nescatunga Golf Tournament was hosted at the Alva Golf and Country Club over the weekend (July 8 and 9) with 40 teams competing, each team consisting of four members at most. With early tee times on Saturday, the Nescatunga Golf Tournament had...

 

New Senate GOP health care bill teeters on the brink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They immediately lost two key votes, leaving none to...

 

Education official apologizes anew, this time to victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's top civil rights official's "flippant" remarks are raising questions about the government's commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apology in as many days for...

 

Inmate confesses to killing 4 men, says where bodies are

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jail inmate who was the focus of an investigation into the disappearances of four men admitted on Thursday that he killed them, his attorney said in a surprise development. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, confessed to the commission of...

 

Analysis: Trump will claim health care win _ or shift blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing "Obamacare," expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit. If they fail? Trump has already indicated he will hold Senate Majority...

 

Room with a view: 2 ex- Vatican hospital officials charged

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the "pope's hospital" for sick children had taken nearly a half-million dollars in hospital donations and used them to spruce up the penthouse apartment of...

 

Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program. But older Americans...

 

Jimmy Carter hospitalized while building homes in Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Thursday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity. The 92-year-old former president known for his...

 

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