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 By Harold Henson    Local    July 28, 2017

Stay on offense

The curse of success is that it must be maintained. Once we have been successful, and built something worthwhile, enormous effort must be expended to maintain what we have built. However, once we start maintaining what we have built, forward...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 28, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

For nearly 40 years, I’ve been blessed to have a “friend that sticks closer than a brother.” If you’ve been in Alva a long time, you might even remember my brother from another mother. Kelly McCoy was the minister at College Hill in the late...

 

Breakfast helps set the stage for academic success

Mornings during the school year can be a hectic blur for both parents and students trying to get out the door, but that should not be an excuse to skip breakfast. Whether it is a piece of whole wheat toast and a glass of milk or a more elaborate...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in the City of Waynoka and Freedom School District who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Sept. 12 special election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election...

 

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 Marione Martin    Local    July 28, 2017

Two candidates for Waynoka mayor

Two people filed as candidates for Waynoka mayor this week. The filing period was Monday through Wednesday, July 24-26. Brad Perot filed first on Monday followed by Susan Bradford who has been serving as acting mayor. A special election will be held...

 

LAVONNA FAYE GRIBBLE

Funeral services for LaVonna Faye Gribble are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 28, 2017

Universal basic income

“Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free” – Dire Straits, 1985. How would you like an extra $1,500 in your account each month – courtesy of the government? A University of Oxford study...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 28, 2017

Random Thoughts

An old folk song praises “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.” Part of the song relates the oft-told story about him killing a bear when he was three years old. Thus, Davy Crockett is a...

 

Northwestern and Adidas partner for five-year extension

Northwestern Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Brad Franz has announced a new five-year partnership with Adidas and First Team Sports, who will be the primary apparel and equipment provider for all 11 intercollegiate athletic programs. The agreeme...

 

Over 600 students attend the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils

The Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) would like to thank Northwestern Oklahoma State University administration and staff and the community of Alva for welcoming us once again. Eleven years ago, Karen Koehn introduced us to this...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 28, 2017

OKC photography teacher exhibiting at Graceful Arts

In the days of film, the most common teaching-camera for students in the USA was the Pentax K1000. Jeanne Parkhurst started using such a camera as a student in the eighth grade at Classen Advanced Sch...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 28, 2017

Troy Brooks photos on display at Graceful Arts

Alva native Troy Brooks is one of the photographers featured in the current exhibition at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Brooks said his display features images from 1990 up until the current...

 

FBI: Utah man says he killed wife because she laughed at him

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday. Ke...

 

Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make health bill law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators on Thursday threatened to hold up health legislation in the Senate unless they got assurances from Speaker Paul Ryan that the House would negotiate a more comprehensive replacement to "Obamacare" and not...

 

House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. The 235-192...

 

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise in science — the embryos were not allowed...

 

$4.5B Oklahoma wind farm to supply power in 4 states

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two utilities that supply power to customers in four states say they plan to buy what is being billed as the largest wind farm in the U.S. once the $4.5 billion project is completed in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The Oklahoman...

 

Records: Child's body decomposing on arrival at hospital

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — The body of a 6-month-old western Michigan boy had already started to decompose by the time his mother took him to a hospital after she had basically ignored him for two days in her sweltering home with no air conditioning,...

 

Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in donated load of snow

HELSINKI (AP) — Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat — a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland's northern Lapland. A pile of snow has been dumped onto their home at Ranua Wildlife...

 

Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides amid crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi...

 

Baylor ordered to provide sex assault reports dating to 2003

WACO, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered Baylor University to turn over to plaintiffs' attorneys records of all cases of sexual assault and harassment since 2003 in a lawsuit against the nation's largest Baptist school. A group of women is suing...

 

Report: School violence, bullying down in US public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of violent attacks and incidents of bullying in American public schools has gone down in recent years, according to a federal report published Thursday. Violence and bullying were more frequent in middle schools than...

 

Texas school chief ousted for handgun get $106K severance

HIGH ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A Texas school superintendent who admitted leaving her loaded gun in a school vehicle has reached a separation agreement under which she will maintain her $106,000 salary through January. The terms of the agreement...

 

Sculpture commemorates 1957 desegregation at Arkansas school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality will go on display next month outside Little Rock Central High School to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its historic desegregation,...

 

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