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Church Information

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...

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    July 24, 2020

For the sake of the call

I have been thinking a lot lately about my future. As a pastor, and even more specifically simply as a follower of Jesus, I have wondered if I should have my own plans and ideas for what my life should look like. I don’t understand the whole idea...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Good news and bad news that's the same news

I just received a text from one of my favorite young men, Corey Shirey. Not only is he a fellow minister, but he also took several of my class offerings while I was with NWOSU (Ride Rangers Ride).... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 24, 2020

Three Alva addresses declared dilapidated

Three properties were declared dilapidated during the Alva City Council meeting Monday, July 20. Before the action, the council held a public hearing on the properties. One man spoke asking that if...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Local    July 24, 2020

Oklahoma's prison population is dropping amid the pandemic. Will the trend continue?

As reform efforts take shape and the coronavirus pandemic causes delays within the criminal justice system, Oklahoma's prison population has steadily declined since early March. The number of inmates...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 24, 2020

Woods County COVID-19 cases now at 16

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) website on Thursday, Woods County now has 16 positive cases of COVID-19 with 11 recovered, leaving five active cases. Of those cases, 11 have been in Alva with nine recovered and two... Full story

 
 By Tieren Gates    Local    July 24, 2020

Woods County students awarded OSU scholarships

Multiple Woods County students recently were honored by the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture with academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are part of the more than $1.7 million that students...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 24, 2020

The nature of life

If a tree falls in the forest and no creature is there to hear it, did it make a sound? Sound is an interpretation of shock waves by the ear, so, in my opinion, no. Stephen Hawking says that the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 24, 2020

Random Thoughts: The farmers and the trespasser, part 1

In late summer, our thoughts often turn to the upcoming school year. That is certainly the case this summer. Students at all levels – from kindergarten to graduate school – will be returning to...

 

Lady Rangers honored as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

NEW ORLEANS – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's track and field team was honored for their hard work in the classroom after being named a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic... Full story

 

Northwestern volleyball receives USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s volleyball team has earned the United States Marine Corps (USMC) / American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, as announced Monday. Northwestern was one of 232...

 

Orioles, Maryland in talks about Blue Jays in Baltimore

TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and the state of Maryland have had talks about the team sharing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the displaced Toronto Blue Jays amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays are looking for a major league park...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    July 24, 2020

Thunder look to recapture February, March form in restart

The Oklahoma City Thunder were one of the hottest teams in the NBA before the pandemic hit. The Thunder had won eight of 10 and climbed to the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference standings before the season was delayed. Now, they hope they can pick...

 

Palmer Square Capital Expands Presence in European Market

MISSION WOODS, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 23, 2020-- Palmer Square Capital Management LLC (Palmer Square), an asset management firm, is expanding its investment platform internationally by adding a new office and personnel in London. The expansion...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 24, 2020

Convictions, life sentences upheld in "Cathouse" slayings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court on Thursday affirmed the murder convictions and life sentences of two men in the 2009 slayings of four people in Oklahoma City, including a woman who was featured on the HBO series "Cathouse." The Oklahoma...

 

Hutchinson woman sentenced to about 13 years in meth bust

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson woman was sentenced to almost 13 years in prison for what the Reno County District Attorney called the largest methamphetamine bust in the county during his 19 years in office. Jennie Rebecca Wallace, 46, was...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 24, 2020

Oklahoma education board OKs safety plan, makes it optional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education approved a COVID-19 response plan on Thursday for actions local districts should take to slow the spread of coronavirus, but narrowly voted to make the plan optional instead of mandatory....

 

Pandemic spurs enrollment at Oklahoma virtual charter school

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enrollment at a virtual charter school in Oklahoma has skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic that forced closures for traditional school districts. Epic Charter Schools, which has no schoolhouse and serves pre-kindergarten...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 24, 2020

Kansas AG: Local officials can opt out of school mask order

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general said Thursday that he believes both counties and local school districts can exempt themselves from the Democratic governor's coronavirus-inspired order requiring schools to have staff and...

 

Why hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine don't block SARS-CoV-2 infection of human lung cells

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Katherine Seley-Radtke, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (THE CONVERSATION) The Research Brief is a short take about...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Regional    July 24, 2020

Oklahoma high school fall sports planned to start on time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The governing body for high school activities in Oklahoma plans for sports, including football to start on time in the fall while the organization is prepared to adjust as it navigates the coronavirus pandemic, it's director... Full story

 

Tucson wildfire fully contained; burned nearly 120,000 acres

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that charred more than 187 square miles (485 square kilometers) near Tucson was declared fully contained Thursday. However, Coronado National Forest officials said several popular outdoor recreation...

 

Oklahoma governor's chief of staff announces resignation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's chief of staff is planning to step down at the end of the month to pursue opportunities closer to his family in Tulsa, the governor announced Thursday. Chief of Staff Michael Junk's last day on the... Full story

 

American, Southwest add to US airline industry's 2Q losses

DALLAS (AP) — Two major airlines reported huge second-quarter losses Thursday, and their leaders warned that the new surge in U.S. coronavirus cases has stalled the recovery in air travel and added to their industry's disarray. American Airlines...

 

Movie theaters implore studios: Release the blockbusters

NEW YORK (AP) — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, "Jaws" set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in. Since then, Hollywood has tu...

 

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