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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...

 

The crazy ride of 2020

What a ride this year has been! I never thought that we would still be dealing with masks, quarantine, and the general confusion that has defined our lives for the past seven months. I am grateful that we live in a relatively safe area and those who...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 31, 2020

A whirlwind of good works

Donnetta Hunter is a fiery ball of energy, ideas, passion and optimism. She knows it's true. “I'm kind of like Tigger in Winnie the Pooh – a bit hyper,” she said. “I get so bored if I'm...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Suffering for Christ's sake

Greetings from the land beyond the river! We are still living out of boxes, but they are OUR boxes, and we love them. A funny thing happened on the way to our new ministry. Since the elder assigned to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2020

Alva Hospital Authority welcomes new CFO

The mood was upbeat at the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) meeting Tuesday, July 28. There were many reasons. The financial picture is much improved. The hospital has hired a new chief financial officer and a new human resources director. The new...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2020

Enrollment deadline today for Alva Schools

Today, July 31, is the deadline for enrollment in the Alva Public Schools. In a special school board meeting Wednesday, Washington Principal Shane Feely said 59 percent of students had completed the online process while more had started but not...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2020

Chester man in critical condition after tree falls on truck

A man is in critical condition after a tree fell on the pickup in which he was riding. The incident occurred in Major County on Tuesday, July 28, at 2:45 p.m. on County Road 580. The location is approximately four miles north of Longdale. Ricky...

 

Mapes shadows Cherokee doctor

Alva native Courtney Mapes recently returned home to participate in a summer rural externship where she spent time shadowing Dr. Timothy Newton, DO, through the Great Salt Plains Health Center in...

 

Northwestern implements face covering policy on campus

Starting July 27, Northwestern Oklahoma State University is requiring the wearing of face coverings on campus. The developed policy states that face coverings will be required in all classroom settings, as well as campus buildings. The only exception...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    July 31, 2020

OSU study provides insights into regional beliefs about pandemic-related wearing of masks

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University agricultural economics researchers teamed with their peers at Purdue University to conduct a national survey of U.S. residents to determine beliefs and knowledge regarding the role of masks in the...

 

LAVERNE EARL MCWITHEY

Graveside services for LaVerne “Verne” Earl McWithey, 79, will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Dennis King officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home, Alva. Verne...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 31, 2020

Space force

The Space Force – branch No. 6 in the arsenal that protects us from foreign encroachment. It was created in June of 2019 as part of the 2020 defense bill following NATO’S recognition of space as ...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 31, 2020

Random Thoughts: The tarmers and the trespasser – part 2

It is often said that there are at least two sides to every story. But every year beginning law school students learn that few things in the law are black or white. Instead, legal cases often fall...

 

Sports in Brief

BASEBALL HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near the head of Houston's Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos...

 

Magellan Midstream: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. (MMP) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $133.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company said it had profit of 59 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring...

 

Judge: Guilty plea stands in Oklahoma workplace shooting

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Cleveland County judge has rejected a man's request to withdraw his guilty plea in a workplace shooting in Norman that wounded two people, including the gunman. Court records show the request by William Ray Adams, 57, was...

 

Man sentenced to prison in 2017 Topeka triple killing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man who said he was pressured into participating in three murders, including that of his best friend, has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison. Shane Andrew Mays, 22, was sentenced Wednesday for his role in...

 

Colorado governor says return to school 'reasonably safe'

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday he thinks it's "reasonably safe" to open schools this fall and announced plans to distribute medical-grade masks to teachers across the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus. "I think the...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 31, 2020

Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise by 1,117, deaths up by 13

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday said he is allocating $10 million dollars from federal funding the state received to address the coronavirus to provide personal protective equipment to schools as he encourages them to reo...

 

Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on...

 

Rain sees flood warning issued for parts of Kansas, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a flood warning is for parts of northeastern Kansas and western Missouri following storms Wednesday, with more rain expected Thursday. The weather service issued the warnings for areas...

 

Schwab opposes Trump's suggestion to delay November election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Thursday his office opposes President Donald Trump's suggestion to postpone the November election and urged the Kansas delegation to Congress to do the same. More than 300,000 Kansans...

 

Ford's results not as grim as expected for virus-marred 2Q

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. posted results on Thursday that were not as grim as expected for its second quarter that saw its U.S. factories shuttered for half the period to combat the spread of the coronavirus and car buyers sheltering in place....

 

The Latest: Trump argues against another 'blanket shutdown'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is arguing against another "blanket shutdown" of the economy amid a surge of coronavirus cases. He spoke Thursday after the government reported that the pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a...

 

Amid the pandemic, Big Tech reports mixed earnings

Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices. All four were affected by the pandemic, although in st...

 

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