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Area religious services and events

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... Full story

 

You don't have to fix the world

I think going to the movie theater is the one thing I miss the most about pre-pandemic life. I definitely miss everyone being able to come to worship services in person, but we are still able to worship. I certainly miss the days when I didn’t...

 
 By Douglas Graham    Local    July 17, 2020

Bear with one another

Sometimes the ones we love the most can also bug us the most. People are a package deal. I am not a big fan of McDonald's hash browns. One time I ordered a breakfast combo and asked for the worker to hold the hash brown. She told me that she could,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 17, 2020

Airport Commission approves plan to repay FAA grant funds

The main topic of Monday's Alva Airport Commission meeting was how to repay borrowed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds. When the FY 2018-2019 audit was completed, Alva city officials...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 17, 2020

Avard Regional Rail Park approves contracts

Members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority had their monthly meeting this past Tuesday. Chairman Stan Bixler called the meeting to order, being accompanied by other members Todd Holder and Ed Sutter. Bob Firth joined via conference call....

 

Gone Savin' Lives: Take some time to donate blood

Oklahoma Blood Institute needs donors to help rebuild the blood supply in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and is urging healthy adults to take some time to save lives this summer. Individuals ages 16 and up are urged to give blood at...

 

Camp Ranger for incoming freshmen at Northwestern set for July 30 – Aug. 1

Calling all incoming freshmen at Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Camp Ranger is set for July 30-Aug. 1 at the Alva campus. The deadline to register is July 28 at www.nwosu.edu/camp-ranger. Masks will be required inside buildings due to...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 17, 2020

Pandemic

The Spanish flu pandemic lasted in four successive waves from February 1918 until April 1920. Should we expect the current episode to be shorter? We have made many advances in dealing with infectious...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 17, 2020

Random Thoughts: The Blizzard of 1886, part 4

The blizzard of 1886 began early in that fateful year. Temperatures fell precipitously beginning on Jan. 1 as snow fell and the wind howled. In the following days, things only got worse. Hundreds of... Full story

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    July 17, 2020

Alva Chilis bring home gold rings

For the second time in as many seasons, the 8U Alva Chilis returned to Woods County with gold rings following a league tournament held at the Crystal Beach Sports Complex in Woodward. On Friday, the...

 

NWOBCA Summer League 2020 standings

The Northwest Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association (NWOBCA) Summer League is a high school baseball league that was formed in 2020. The league consists of eight high school teams in northwest...

 
 By Ronald Blum    Sports    July 17, 2020

A-Rod, bidding for Mets, wants players to accept cap system

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, among four groups of bidders for a possible purchase of the New York Mets, called for baseball players accept the type of revenue-sharing system that is tied to a salary cap and sparked quick opposition from the...

 

RB Hubbard tabbed Big 12's preseason top offensive player

Oklahoma State junior running back Chuba Hubbard has been picked as the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, only weeks after the NCAA rushing leader lashed out at coach Mike Gundy and suggested he might boycott the Cowboys program. West... Full story

 

Blueknight Declares Quarterly Distributions

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 16, 2020-- Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. ("Blueknight" or the "Partnership") (Nasdaq: BKEP and BKEPP), announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution...

 

Kansas man pleads guilty to payday loan scheme, tax evasion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas businessman pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in two fraud schemes involving false payday loan debt and tax evasion totaling more than $8 million, federal prosecutors said. Joel Jerome Tucker, 51, of Prairie Vill...

 

Kansas school embraces Ivanka Trump ad campaign

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A month after cancelling a speech by Ivanka Trump, Wichita State University's technical school has embraced a national ad program the president's daughter has touted telling workers who lost jobs because of the pandemic to...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 17, 2020

Tulsa requires masks; Oklahoma City to vote on measure

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the Oklahoma Education Association called Thursday for mask requirements and other safety measures in schools, warning that teachers will otherwise not return to classrooms for in-person teaching. In addition...

 

Search continues for remains from Tulsa massacre; none found

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre continued for a fourth day on Thursday with no remains found during an excavation of a cemetery. "We continue to be optimistic," that remains of victims will be...

 

Mosquitoes flying free as health departments focus on virus

Bug spray, swollen welts, citronella. It's mosquito season. And in a normal year, the health department serving Ohio's Delaware County would be setting out more than 90 mosquito traps a week — black tubs of stagnant water with nets designed to...

 

Oklahoma AG reaches jurisdiction agreement with five tribes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general and five major Native American tribes in Oklahoma on Thursday announced an agreement on proposed federal legislation regarding civil and criminal jurisdiction following a recent U.S. Supreme Court...

 

Detroit bike-maker is bringing Schwinn production back to US

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit bike manufacturer is expected to bring Schwinn production back to the U.S. later this month as workers begin assembling limited copies of the brand's classic 1965 Collegiate bike. In a partnership with Schwinn, an American...

 

Barr says US now overly reliant on Chinese goods, services

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has become overly reliant on Chinese goods and services, including face masks, medical gowns and other protective equipment designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said... Full story

 

Anniversary of world's 1st atomic test fuels nuclear debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Transported in the backseat of a blacked-out Plymouth sedan was the culmination of years of feverish work — a hefty plutonium core that would soon be used to trigger the world's first atomic explosion. Within days of...

 

Army, New York giving Houston a helping hand during pandemic

HOUSTON (AP) — Teams of doctors and nurses from New York and the U.S. Army have descended on Houston after the nation's fourth-largest city sought help to deal with a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. An 86-person Army team of...

 

Police capture kangaroo hopping through Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police officers captured an unlikely suspect bouncing through a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning. After receiving a call about a kangaroo running loose, Fort Lauderdale police officers managed to capture him and... Full story

 

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