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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. 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 Max Ridgway    Local    July 20, 2018

There's a reason it's called Christianity

Christianity is called by that name because it’s all about Christ. This may seem obvious, but Christians need to be continually reminded that it’s not about them. In other words, it’s not about you and how good you can be. It’s about Christ a...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 20, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Our granddaughter is a water-baby. Of course, I would get in all sorts of trouble for labeling her a “baby” of any sort, since she’ll soon reach the ripe old age of six. But she truly does love the water. If she could, she would spend endless...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 20, 2018

Police file numerous accident reports

Alva police have worked a number of accidents in recent weeks. On June 29 a parked vehicle received damage from an unknown vehicle overnight. Clayton Alan Phillips reported his 2015 Ford F15 was parked at 214 Church St. He told Officer Sean Farris he...

 

MATTHEW JAMES MAXWELL

Matthew James Maxwell passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was 50 years old. Matt was born to Robert James Maxwell and Sandra (Bailey) Compton in Alva, Oklahoma on June 20, 1968. God, family and...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 20, 2018

Trucking

My neighbor, K.P., says his son is planning on a career in truck driving. I’ve written on the progress of self-driving truck technology, but recent setbacks due to autonomous vehicle accidents...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 20, 2018

Random Thoughts

Lew Wallace lived an interesting life that saw him become successful in several fields. After practicing law for a few years, Wallace embarked on a political career. During the Civil War, he rose to...

 

Faulkner receives scholarships to Northwestern

Jacob Faulkner, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Faulkner will receive the Alva...

 

Shaklee celebrates 95th birthday

Myrtle Ellen Shaklee will celebrate her 95th birthday with a birthday party with family and friends. Cards may be sent to Fairview Fellowship Home, 605 E. State Road, Fairview, OK 73737. Myrtle was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 20, 2018

Collision results from left turn

A left turn resulted in a collision of two vehicles on Monday, July 9, at 9:45 a.m. The incident happened on Flynn Street at the intersection with 13th Street. Billy W. Farris, 80, of Alva was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 20, 2018

Hitting curb results in injuries to two

Two people were taken to the hospital after a driver lost control of a vehicle that struck a curb. The one-vehicle wreck occurred at12:24 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at 518 Oklahoma Blvd. According to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 20, 2018

City undertaking major street projects

Since mid-May, Fifth Street just north of Oklahoma Boulevard has been barricaded. Alva City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said there was a water line break at that corner on May 11. As a result of t...

 

Hillcats Men's Basketball Hires Carter as Assistant Coach

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Rogers State men's basketball head coach Justin Barkley announced the hiring of K.T. Carter as an assistant coach for the navy and red for the 2018-19 season. "I'm very excited to add KT to our coaching staff," Barkley said. "He...

 

Ex-school band teacher in Texas gets 5 years for child porn

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A former high school band teacher in South Texas must serve five years in federal prison for sharing child pornography online. Parker J. Pendergraph was sentenced Thursday in Corpus Christi. The 29-year-old Pendergraph...

 

Court finds religious entanglement by school district

DENVER (AP) — A federal court has ruled that a Colorado school district violated the Constitution when it supported a Christian spring break mission trip in 2014. The Denver Post reports a parent and the American Humanist Association filed a...

 

Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked it from...

 

Girl Scouts travel to Branson

Girl Scouts with Troop 969 traveled to Branson, Missouri, for their summer trip. After selling numerous cookies, nuts and candy, and receiving donations from community service activities, the troop...

 

Jewel brooch stolen from Southeast Texas historic site

WEST COLUMBIA, Texas (AP) — Brazoria County authorities say a piece of jewelry that belonged to the daughter of former Texas Gov. James Hogg has been stolen from the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site. Deputies say a brooch belonging to...

 

UN diplomats: Russia and China block US on North Korea oil

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the United States on Thursday from getting the United Nations to publicly accuse North Korea of smuggling in refined petroleum products beyond the annual quota of 500,000 barrels allowed under U.N....

 

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has...

 

New Mexico lawmakers sue over state park transfer

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators filed a lawsuit against officials in Gov. Susana Martinez's administration, arguing they overstepped their authority by moving to convert a state park outside Las Cruces into a regional Game and Fish...

 

Southern Iraq's woes to continue, renewed protests possible

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government may have muddled its way through violent street protests in the country's oil-rich south with promises of jobs and better services, but the root causes of this month's unrest remain almost intact and it could be...

 

1 killed, 1 injured in oilfield facility fire in New Mexico

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one worker was killed and a second injured in a fire involving storage tanks at an oilfield facility in southeastern New Mexico. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the incident occurred Wednesday near...

 

AAA: Texas, US retail gasoline prices decline this week

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have declined this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported prices at the pump statewide slipped 3 cents to settle at $2.63 per gallon. Drivers across the country are paying an average...

 

What makes Putin's vision of a Russian-US oil alliance a pipedream

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) When Russian leader Vladimir Putin addressed the media in Helsinki alongside President Donald Trump, he proposed...

 

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