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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...

 

God is saving who now?

"In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel m...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 19, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

I remember the first time I typed information into a computer mainframe. I was a junior at Harding University (go Bison) and was enrolled in a math class designed, I believe, to keep football players eligible to play. As a Bible major, destined to...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 19, 2019

Biometrics

Jack Webb, as Sergeant Joe Friday, implored “Just the facts, ma’am, nothing but the facts.” The fact is that no two people share fingerprints. There are records of fingerprints dating to...

 

Letter to the Editor:

I hate to admit how many years I have misconstrued the franchise system. So I will just round it off at 50 years ago that I started believing that when a utility was granted a franchise for a community, it was dipping into their profit money and...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 19, 2019

Random Thoughts

When Berry Gordy founded the Motown Record Company in 1959, success did not come his way immediately. That all changed in the mid-1960s when Motown artists were selling millions of records and...

 

Nearly 300 high school students gather on NWOSU campus for OASC BASIC Camp

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

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 19, 2019

Alva's Kids & Cops presents 2019 poker chip run

A poker chip run to be held during the Crazy Cool Boulevard Cruise this Saturday will give cruising enthusiasts the opportunity to possibly win $500 in cash and prizes. Registration ($25) will be... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 19, 2019

Questions asked and answered about swimming pool project

Around 50 people participated in a public hearing at the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool Monday night. The meeting was a continuation of the city council meeting that began earlier at City Hall. The... Full story

 

Oklahoma court upholds murder convictions, life sentences

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of a man who killed another man in front of the victim's adult son. The court rejected appeals Thursday from Mosi Dennis that included...

 

Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County has joined over 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute drug companies for damages caused by the opioid epidemic. All three county commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a contract with the...

 

2 dead, 1 hurt after shootout outside Tulsa gym

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa say two people are dead and a third person wounded after a gunfight that took place in the parking lot of a fitness center. Tulsa Police Capt. Dave Roberts says the shooting happened Wednesday night outside...

 

Kansas priest charged with possessing child pornography

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas priest has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography. The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, said in a news release Thursday that it reported Christopher Rossman to authorities in September 2016...

 

Couple wins one, loses one in lawsuits against Emporia State

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A black couple who filed separate discrimination lawsuits against Emporia State University won one lawsuit while the other was dismissed. The Kansas City Star reports a federal judge ruled Tuesday the university retaliated...

 

Utah boy advertises 'Ice Cold Beer' at root beer stand

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a sign he holds that reads, "Ice Cold Beer" with "root" above the word beer in tiny print. Several residents in the northern...

 

Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned...

 

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted the news Thursday evening, less than a...

 

Man shouting 'You die!' kills 33 in Japan anime studio fire

TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime...

 

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month...

 

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of...

 

Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who...

 

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election. Even...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Omar's words on terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of expressing pride in terrorists and misrepresented the record on the economy and health care in his freewheeling North Carolina rally. A look at some of his claims from...

 

Oklahoma governor requests audit of Epic Charter Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister are calling for an investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools. That's after state investigators revealed an embezzlement probe involving the school's...

 

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