Articles from the July 14, 2023 edition

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Religious services and events

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 g...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    July 14, 2023

Come to me all ye that labor

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....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 14, 2023

Minor League Football, part 4

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 a...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    July 14, 2023

Ramblings of a Redneck Farmer

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...

 

ALFRED GLENN PERKS

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...

 
 By Katelee Martin    Local    July 14, 2023

Alva FFA members attend McPeak's Lamb Camp

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...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 14, 2023

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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...

 

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

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...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2023

Agenda mistake delays airport commission vote on fuel tank project

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... Full story

 

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

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,...

 

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...

 

Here's how geothermal energy heats and cools a home

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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... Full story

 

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

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...

 

After mass shooting, Baltimore leaders slam police for inadequate response

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...

 

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

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....

 

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