Articles from the July 14, 2023 edition

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  • Religious services and events

    Jul 14, 2023

    Alva Church of God Alva Church of God is located at 517 9th St., in Alva. Sheryl White is our pastor. Sunday: Normal hours are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening youth meet at 5 p.m. This is for youth sixth grade through 12th grade. Young adults meet at 6 p.m. Sunday evening they will be showing "The Chosen" at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited and there will be refreshments. Alva Friends Church Please meet us for coffee and donut fellowship at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. If...

  • Come to me all ye that labor

    Steve Hamm, College Hill Church of Christ|Jul 14, 2023

    I have been reading the book of II Kings in the Old Testament where it lists the reigns of the kings of both Israel and Judah. We all know that there were both good and bad kings, but it seems that most of them did evil in the eyes of the Lord. There were a few who did what was right in the eyes of the Lord but, for one reason or another didn’t get rid of the high places. These high places were where people of the land of Canaan sacrificed to their false gods, and God warned his people beforehand to destroy these places when they entered the l...

  • Minor League Football, part 4

    Roger Hardaway|Jul 14, 2023

    The premier professional football organization in the world is the National Football League (NFL). Currently, the league consists of 32 teams with each team employing 55 players. Consequently, there are 1760 jobs available for athletes each year in the NFL. Meanwhile, hundreds of colleges and universities field football teams, and each year thousands of college football players use up the last year of their collegiate eligibility. Since NFL athletes can play for an unlimited number of seasons, o...

  • Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

    Doug Little|Jul 14, 2023

    I read an article this week, which is apparently old news, about the health status of former President Jimmy Carter. According to the article, he is having some major issues, not unexpected at 98, but still serious enough for him to decide to opt for hospice care. I have a lot of respect for Jimmy Carter, none of which is political. Our political beliefs are at polar opposite ends of the universe, especially his stance on abortion. He is as far left as I am right. Yet, I can’t think of a better person who has resided in the White House in my l...


    Jul 14, 2023

    Funeral services for Alfred Perks will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2023, at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor John Clapp officiating. Interment will follow in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Alfred Glenn Perks, son of the late Norman Sylvanis and Ruby Alice (Harding) Perks, was born December 21, 1945, at Alva, and passed away July 10, 2023, at Alva, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 20 days. Al was raised in Alva where he attended school. He...

  • Alva FFA members attend McPeak's Lamb Camp

    Katelee Martin|Jul 14, 2023

    Two Alva FFA members attended the 42nd year of McPeak's Cattle and Lamb Camp on June 25-27. Each year this camp is held at Connors State College in Warner. While at camp, Cristen Bosch and Kayla Leeper learned showmanship skills needed to achieve championships and how to set and carry out goals. The FFA members enjoyed their time together and made new friends. This was Cristen's seventh year attending camp and Kayla's fifth year attending camp. These two FFA members worked hard for three days...

  • Hope Pregnancy Center celebrates ribbon cutting

    Jul 14, 2023

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Arden Chaffee|Jul 14, 2023

    Sumathi Reddy in Wall Street Journal says, “Not everyone who feels distracted suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD). It seems that as I have grown older, my ability to concentrate on the immediate has become shorter, but she says trouble paying attention begins in childhood. I lose my grandchildren’s interest if I don’t make statements “short and sweet.” Sharing knowledge and memories with our families is a responsibility. Individuals at any age can suffer from ADHD a...

  • Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline donates to Goldbug Education Foundation

    Jul 14, 2023

  • 180 high school leaders spend week at Northwestern for student council workshop

    Jul 14, 2023

    One hundred eighty high school students from across the state of Oklahoma have spent the last six days on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva at the annual Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) BASIC leadership workshop. For one week in June and one week in July for the past 14 years in Alva, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors seeking leadership skills spend their time in leadership training. Any high school student can attend this camp to build...

  • Agenda mistake delays airport commission vote on fuel tank project

    Marione Martin|Jul 14, 2023

    The Alva Airport Commission ran into an open meeting law problem when they met Monday night. They realized an agenda item was for discussion only, but it was time sensitive and needed action. After a call to consult with City Attorney Drew Cunningham, commission members agreed no action could be taken. A special meeting was scheduled for Thursday noon so they could vote. Then there was some confusion about another agenda item. Engineer Toby Baker said he’d be available by phone to answer questions, but he didn’t answer two phone calls. Tha... Full story

  • Phone of man who killed 3 at Indiana mall had Hitler photos, `extremely graphic' videos of killings

    RICK CALLAHAN|Jul 14, 2023

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The cellphone of a 20-year-old man who fatally shot three people last year at an Indianapolis-area mall contained photos of Adolf Hitler, Nazi propaganda, firearms and "extremely graphic" videos of previous mass killings, police said Thursday. Police said the FBI found nothing on the phone about the mall or plans for last year's mass shooting, but it contained what appeared to be a suicide note Jonathan Douglas Sapirman had written more than two years before the attack. Greenwood police said the FBI was able in May to u...

  • Religious freedom vs. 'gray water.' AP explains ruling favoring Amish families who shun septic tanks


    A long-running religious freedom case has come full circle, with a court ruling this week that a deeply conservative Amish community in Minnesota cannot be threatened with the loss of homes if its members don't install septic systems to dispose of their bath, laundry and dish water. The state Court of Appeals on Monday found that members of the Swartzentruber Amish community in southeastern Minnesota don't need to install septic systems to dispose of "gray water," which is dirty water left from dishwashing, laundry, bathing, and other tasks...

  • Here's how geothermal energy heats and cools a home

    ISABELLA O'MALLEY|Jul 14, 2023

    Some homeowners looking to switch out their heating and cooling systems are turning to home geothermal — also known as ground source — heat pumps. It's a technology that relies on a simple physical fact: Dig several feet below Earth's surface, in the coldest winter or the hottest summer, and the temperature will be around 55 degrees. Geothermal takes advantage of that constant temperature by pushing water with some antifreeze through a loop of flexible pipe that runs deep underground. The water gets circulated by a heat pump system, usu...

  • Hollywood actors join screenwriters in historic industry-stopping strike as contract talks collapse


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders of a Hollywood's actors union voted Thursday to join screenwriters in the first joint strike in more than six decades, shutting down production across the entertainment industry after talks for a new contract with studios and streaming services broke down. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, said at a news conference that the union leadership voted for the work stoppage hours after their contract expired and talks broke off with t...

  • Thousands of Ukraine civilians are being held in Russian prisons. Russia plans to build many more


    ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian civilians woke long before dawn in the bitter cold, lined up for the single toilet and were loaded at gunpoint into the livestock trailer. They spent the next 12 hours or more digging trenches on the front lines for Russian soldiers. Many were forced to wear overlarge Russian military uniforms that could make them a target, and a former city administrator trudged around in boots five sizes too big. By the end of the day, their hands curled into icy claws. Nearby, in the occupied region of Z...

  • First over-the-counter birth control pill gets FDA approval

    MATTHEW PERRONE|Jul 14, 2023

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Thursday approved the nation's first over-the-counter birth control pill in a landmark decision that will soon allow American women and girls to obtain contraceptive medication as easily as they buy aspirin and eyedrops. The Food and Drug Administration cleared once-a-day Opill to be sold without a prescription, making it the first such medication to be moved out from behind the pharmacy counter. The manufacturer, Ireland-based Perrigo, won't start shipping the pill until early next year, and there w...

  • Guatemala's political turmoil deepens as 1 candidate is targeted and the other suspends her campaign

    SONIA PEREZ D.|Jul 14, 2023

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as prosecutors targeted a progressive presidential candidate who proved to be surprisingly popular, prompting his opponent to suspend her campaign, saying the playing field was no longer even. The government's actions against candidate Bernardo Arévalo — first suspending his Seed Movement party, then raiding the country's election tribunal offices after it certified election results — sparked other objections as well, from within and outside Guatemala. U.S. offici...

  • The gunman who killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue is found eligible for the death penalty

    PETER SMITH|Jul 14, 2023

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gunman who killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018 is eligible for the death penalty, a federal jury announced Thursday, setting the stage for further evidence and testimony on whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison. The government is seeking capital punishment for Robert Bowers, who raged against Jewish people online before storming the Tree of Life synagogue with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons in the nation's deadliest antisemitic attack. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Bowers — who...

  • Big 12 notebook: Oklahoma State loses lot of starters in transfer portal; Title game staying put

    STEPHEN HAWKINS|Jul 14, 2023

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State lost at least eight starters among the 18 players who went into the transfer portal since last season. The Cowboys also added 14 players from the portal. "I attribute it to the times," coach Mike Gundy said Wednesday at Big 12 football media days. "We can look across the country in the portal. We've got players that are playing on national championship teams that are leaving and going to other schools. We have players that are leaving after one year, players that are leaving after five years." Five of t...

  • Houston to spend millions to relocate residents living near polluted Union Pacific rail yard

    JUAN A. LOZANO|Jul 14, 2023

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston plans to spend millions of dollars to relocate residents from neighborhoods located near a rail yard polluted by a cancer-linked wood preservative that has been blamed for an increase in cancer cases, the city's mayor announced Thursday. Texas health officials in 2019 identified a cancer cluster in Houston's historically Black Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens neighborhoods. A second cluster was identified in 2021. Health officials have found higher rates of respiratory cancers as well as childhood cancers, including a...

  • Oklahoma murder conviction reversed due to sexual relationship between judge, prosecutor

    Jul 14, 2023

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday threw out a first-degree murder conviction because of a sexual relationship between the judge and a prosecutor in the case. In a 3-2 decision, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a new trial for defendant Robert Leon Hashagen III, who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in 2021. Hashagen's attorneys later appealed after new evidence emerged of an undisclosed sexual relationship between the trial court judge, Timothy Henderson, and o... Full story

  • Big 12 brings Malzahn and Holgorsen back into Power Five as part of league's four new teams

    STEPHEN HAWKINS|Jul 14, 2023

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gus Malzahn is back in a Power Five conference with UCF prepping for its first season in the Big 12, where Houston coach Dana Holgorsen is again overseeing a team's transition into the league like he did just more than a decade ago at West Virginia. While BYU is giving up its football independence, coach Kalani Sitake has past experience with a program moving up to the highest level. And Scott Satterfield's first season with Cincinnati — and the Bearcats' debut in the Big 12 — comes after four seasons in the ACC as Lo...

  • After mass shooting, Baltimore leaders slam police for inadequate response

    LEA SKENE|Jul 14, 2023

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly three hours before a mass shooting turned a south Baltimore neighborhood block party into a scene of terror and bloodshed, the city's police department received a call about hundreds of partygoers armed with guns and knives — but on-duty officers decided no police services were required. The decision contributed to a "catastrophic breakdown" in police communication and response during the hours leading up to the July 2 shooting, top city officials said at a city council hearing Thursday evening. Baltimore's troubled hist...

  • Trial date set for father of suspect in mass shooting at July 4 parade in suburban Chicago

    MICHAEL TARM|Jul 14, 2023

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge on Friday set a Nov. 6 trial date for a father charged with helping his son obtain a gun license three years before the son allegedly shot dead seven people at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago last year. The father, Robert Crimo Jr., told Judge George Strickland at a hearing in Waukegan — north of Highland Park, where the shooting occurred — that he was waiving his right to a jury trial. That means Strickland will hear evidence and issue verdicts at the end of the bench trial. Earlier this year,...

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