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Russian lab module docks with space station after 8-day trip

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The 20-metric-ton (22-ton) Nauka...

 

Robinhood CEO tells AP it's eying expansion beyond trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood has already changed how people trade stocks and who's doing it. Now its sights are on the rest of the financial industry. Shares of Robinhood Markets are set to begin trading on the Nasdaq Thursday, a highly anticipated...

 

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced it allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of the month. The...

 

US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the...

 

Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare for...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    July 30, 2021

Sunisa Lee takes gold in women's gymnastics final

TOKYO (AP) — An American finished atop the podium in the women's Olympic gymnastics all-around, just like always. Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title on Thursday, edging Rebeca Andrade of Brazil in an...

 

'Trying to survive': Wells dry up amid Oregon water woes

MALIN, Ore. (AP) — Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home's well went dry — June 24. Since then, their life has been an endless cycle of imposing on relatives for showers and laundry, hauling water to feed a small herd of cattle and... Full story

 
 By RALPH D. RUSSO    Sports    July 30, 2021

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. "I have absolute certainty that the...

 

Man charged with manslaughter, DUI in fatal Topeka crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man police say was involved in a fatal crash in Topeka over the weekend has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Cesar Carreto Orozco, 39, was charged Tuesday in the early-morning...

 

Kansas governor requiring masks for state workers, buildings

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced that she's imposing a mask mandate for Kansas state government workers and visitors to state buildings in the wake of a "self-inflicted" surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the...

 

German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. The Federal Court of Justice delivered its verdict in a battle...

 

Woman convicted of swapping pebbles for gems in London heist

LONDON (AP) — A woman who secretly swapped seven pebbles for 4.2 million pounds ($5.7 million) worth of diamonds has been sent to prison for her role in the audacious heist at a luxury jewelry store in London's tony Mayfair district. Lulu Lakatos,...

 

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in...

 

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...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    July 30, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read I Chronicles. This book begins with genealogies tracing all the way back to Adam. Most of the men we have read about can be found here. Genealogy was important to people at the time Jesus lived. Combining the genealogy from...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 30, 2021

Woods County Covid cases increase to 20

Only two counties in Oklahoma, Alfalfa and Beaver, are in the low risk green level for Covid-19, according to information released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) on July 28. Woodward County is one of 12 counties designated yellow... Full story

 

Fair booth rental

The 2021 Woods County Free Fair will be held Sept. 9–11 (Thursday–Saturday). If you had a booth in 2019, please contact Sandy at the Woods County Fairboard at 580-327-2786, if you wish to purchase a booth again this year and for pricing. All...

 

JANIS SCHUPBACH

Services for Janis Schupbach are pending with Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

JEAN WUNSCHEL

Services for Jean Wunschel are pending with Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.... Full story

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 30, 2021

EV for everyone

The news articles are rich with the stories of electric vehicles – those with familiar names such as Tesla, and startups like Lucid and Lordstown. Do we need more brands? It was General Motors that...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 30, 2021

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, nine times in U.S. history a vice president has succeeded to the office of president of the United States because the previous holder of that office died or resigned. Five of...

 

2021 Football Media Day and preseason practice schedule finalized

Alva, Okla – The return of Northwestern Oklahoma State football continues to inch closer. Head Coach Matt Walter has announced the 2021 media day and the team's camp schedule including 17 total practices and two scrimmages before the Sept. 2...

 

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