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Area 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...

 

Time to learn

Guess what time it is? I bet the kids know the answer. It is time for school to begin again. Noah, my son, says that he is looking forward to going back and seeing his friends again. I remember that when I was a kid in school. I was excited to see...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 2, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

“None of us are the sum total of the worst thing we’ve ever done.” I believe that statement, from a woman identified only as “Lisa,” is dead on target. Her son was killed while committing a crime. When his name was released by the news...

 

Help save the lives of local patients by donating blood this summer

Blood donors will receive a trendy “Summer Vibes” T-shirt, a coupon for a free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Whataburger, and a voucher for free admission to their choice of Frontier City, Science Museum Oklahoma, or Safari Joe’s H2O Water...

 

CRYSTAL GAIL AVILA

Memorial services for Crystal Avila will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Alva School Auditorium with Rev. John Smith officiating. Cremation and service arrangements are under the direction...

 

JOE REED

Memorial services for Joe Reed, 79, are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 2, 2019

Soil

This is the time of the year that the fields lie fallow, waiting for the September planting and the regrowth of wheat, a crop vital to the economy of this region and the nutrition of the nation. We...

 

Letter to the Editor

More information is called for about the franchise tax increase because some readers are less informed than I was. Many say they were concentrating on the pool/tax situation and missed the franchise stories. Some ask me things like – why do we...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 2, 2019

Random Thoughts

This is the story of a man named Lester Hunt Sr. He was born in Illinois in July 1892. He died in Washington, D.C., in June 1954, 18 days shy of his 62nd birthday. When Hunt died he was a United...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    August 2, 2019

Walter, Rangers announce preseason practice schedule

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University head football coach Matt Walter has announced the Ranger preseason camp schedule, including multiple two intrasquad scrimmages and media day on at Ranger Field. Northwestern football will start...

 

Alva biomedical sciences instructors have had a busy summer

Kala Mead, who teaches BioMedical Sciences II, and Dr. Brenna Heaton, who teaches BioMedical Sciences I, spent the bulk of their summers training to teach the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum...

 

Alva schools strategic plan update

Alva community, It is an exciting time for Alva Public Schools. Over the course of this past year, the board of education, staff, students, and community members have engaged in a strategic planning... Full story

 

GLADYS WILT

Funeral services for Gladys Wilt will be Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Dr. Carol Cook Moore, pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follo...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2019

Art, author and musicians featured tonight

For tonight’s First Friday Art Walk in Alva, the Graceful Arts Gallery will be displaying work by current artists Vikki McGuire and Lauren Florence. There will also be a retrospective of Jo Johnson’s lifetime of work. Roxie Faulkner Kirk will be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2019

American Legion Riders arriving Saturday in Alva

Saturday, Aug. 3, area residents are invited to show their support for military veterans. The American Legion Riders will be entering Alva on a ride that stretches from the Mexican border to Canada....

 

Cop uses stun gun on Oklahoma woman who fled traffic stop

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Body camera video shows a police officer using a stun gun on a 65-year-old Oklahoma woman after she allegedly kicked the officer who had tried to give her a ticket for a broken taillight. The video shows her refusing to sign...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 2, 2019

Oklahoma court upholds sentence for ex-cop convicted of rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some...

 

Court rejects Oklahoma woman's self-defense claim in death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life prison sentence of a woman who worked as a prostitute and admitted stabbing a client to death. The court ruled Thursday in the appeal of 33-year-old Sumeika D. Byrd,...

 

Kansas tax collections slightly better than expected in July

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its tax collections were slightly higher than expected in July. The Department of Revenue said Thursday that the state collected $496 million in taxes last month when its official revenue forecast...

 

ACLU: Lawyer filed bogus complaint against Kansas activists

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued Thursday on behalf of two environmental activists who claim a lawyer with the state utilities regulating agency filed a baseless complaint against them as retaliation for their protests a...

 

Coach says Kansas football player's death act of God

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former head football coach at a Kansas community college where a defensive lineman died of exertional heatstroke after the first day of practice says the death was an act of God. The comment by former head coach Jeff...

 

Last man sentenced in Lawrence triple murder

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Topeka man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing three people in downtown Lawrence. Anthony Laron Roberts Jr., was sentenced Thursday in the October 2017 shootings that killed...

 

Man dies after being trapped in machinery in Sedgwick County

VIOLA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County authorities say a 56-year-old man died after becoming trapped in machinery at a manufacturing business. Emergency crews were called Wednesday to Younger & Sons Manufacturing north of Viola. The Wichita Eagle...

 

Small plane lands on Washington state road, shocking drivers

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one. The Washington State Patrol says the single-propeller KR2 aircraft landed Thursday on the street in the...

 

Teen tired of sharing name with accused killer Nikolas Cruz

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager wants to change his name because he shares it with the defendant charged in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. The mother of Nikolas Marciel Cruz told the South Florida Sun Sentinel her 18-yea...

 

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