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Bible Baptist Church to hold VBS Youth Week July 24 – 28

Bible Baptist Church will conduct their annual Vacation Bible School/Youth Week 2017 starting this Monday, July 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children from preschool to fifth grade (Fall 2017) are invited to attend each night. The VBS theme is “Camp...

 

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.;...

 

Searched and known

To be known deeply by another is both beautiful and terrifying. I believe we all long to be seen, to be understood, to really be known. Yet it is such a vulnerable act to reveal our truest and deepest selves to another. There is always risk of being...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 21, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

When I graduated from North Mesquite High School with the Class of 1979, we purchased a cadre of disposable cameras to capture the occasion. One of my favorite pictures was taken in the midst of the mob at the old Dallas County Convention Center. I...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 21, 2017

Alva rec park approves $285,982 for shade structures

At a regular meeting of the Alva Recreation Authority Wednesday evening, July 19, five of the seven board members were present: Troy Smith, Greg Glass, Matt Tucker, Matt Stratton and Brandon Sherman. Missing were Kindsey Ely and Shane Hansen. City...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 21, 2017

Council accepts down-scaled REAP grant

The temperature in the city council chambers of Alva’s municipal building is usually on the chilly side. Everyone arriving for the council meeting Monday, July 17, commented on the surprising warmth in the room. Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 21, 2017

Flynn Street makeover underway

Alva street crews are resurfacing six blocks of Flynn Street from Third to Ninth. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the city council Monday that the two blocks from Seventh to Ninth had been completed. The crew is now starting from the east...

 

Fundraiser requests for Alva Public Schools

• Washington Activity Account — Box tops (all year), estimated profit $1,000 (Shane Feely) • Washington Activity Account — 5K/Fun Run/Color Run, estimated sales $3,700, estimated expenditures $1,700, estimated profit $2,000 (Shane Feely) ...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 21, 2017

Share Medical Center has five profitable months in a row

Darlene Sanderson chaired the meeting of the Alva Hospital Authority Tuesday evening in the absence of Jason Gaisford. In the CEO's report, Kandice Allen said she was relieved that occupancy numbers are up. At the day of the board meeting, about eigh...

 

SANDRA DOMAN

Funeral services for Sandra Doman are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 21, 2017

Right to repair

“Do not remove. No user serviceable parts.” Have you seen this label? It’s found on many consumer electronics and other products. Do we have the right to repair or has that been usurped by big...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 21, 2017

Random Thoughts

I underwent emergency surgery on June 20 to straighten out my small intestine which – for some odd reason – had gotten twisted, cutting off the natural flow of gasses and fluids through my body....

 

27 student-athletes earn All-Academic honors

The Great American Conference has released its Winter/Spring All-Academic Honors and Northwestern Oklahoma State is proud to have 27 Ranger student-athletes on the list. Across the conference, 451 student-athletes achieved Academic All-Conference...

 

Bowen adds Hankins and Reyes to coaching staff

With the hiring of Tyle Hankins and Luis Reyes, Northwestern Oklahoma State Head Baseball Coach Ryan Bowen has completed his coaching staff for the upcoming season. “I am fired up about our staff,” Bowen said. “Aaron Gilbreath is one of the bes...

 
 By Rose Blunk    Local    July 21, 2017

Cherokee Strip Museum to receive Nancy Denner exhibit

The Cherokee Strip Museum is scheduled to receive a new exhibit from the Nancy Denner McGowen family, telling of Nancy Denner's (as she was then) journey from small town Alva to second runner up in th...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 21, 2017

A fresh, new spirit calls First Presbyterian home

After a year-long search for a new pastor, following Rev. Dr. Judye Pistole's retirement, First Presbyterian Church of Alva is welcoming its new spiritual leader – and she's new in more ways than on...

 
 By Ken Ritter    Regional    July 21, 2017

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring...

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    July 21, 2017

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary...

 

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were never too thrilled with "Obamacare" and they definitely disapprove of Republican alternatives in Congress, so what does the public want to do on health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting left on...

 

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried to seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker. Diana Romero, 9, said her mother told her she loved her...

 

Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia. A provocative report in the British...

 

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer...

 

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