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Oklahoma man dead after boat collision on Lake Wister

Oklahoma man dead after boat collision on Lake Wister OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating after a boat collision on Lake Wister left one man dead and another injured. The patrol says in a preliminary report that...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    August 4, 2017

A good conscience

Have you ever woken up in the morning and looked at yourself in the mirror and you known that you did not have a good conscience? In fact, your conscience yells at you, “You blew it big time last...

 

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 W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 4, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Last week, I enjoyed some quality time with one of our sister congregations in Waynoka. The Elm and Murrow Church of Christ was actually the founding congregation for the Bible Chair here at NWOSU and still do a lot of things to help encourage the...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    August 4, 2017

Gardeners must take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses

STILLWATER, Okla. – It takes standing outside only a short time to get the full effect of the summer season. While many gardeners enjoy their time in the garden, extreme temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Although heat-related...

 

$150,000 match helps feed twice as many hungry children in Woods County

Woods County, Okla. – Hunger must end before learning can begin. Through Sept. 30, the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Benvenuti’s Ristorante, David Gorham and two anonymous donors have offered to match all gifts to the Regional Food Bank’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 4, 2017

Art Walk tonight features artists of then and now

The first Friday of every month offers an opportunity to stroll downtown Alva while enjoying art and late hours at some stores. The Graceful Arts Gallery and Studios will be featuring “Artists Now and Then” tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. for the First...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 4, 2017

Enjoy the go

“Everyone goes, so why not enjoy the go?” is a tag line for a popular toilet tissue, while another brand claims the job isn’t finished without a wet wipe; clean enough to “go rogue....

 

Where do you draw the line in calling 911?

My elderly friend was without phone and computer Internet service about a week, thinking service lines must be down causing the problem. She was distraught not having resources for communication in case medical assistance was needed. Her cell phone...

 

President's Leadership Class begins year-long adventure

Fifteen incoming freshmen at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin their year-long adventure as members of the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) by heading to Boston, Massachusetts, for their annual outing to “The Cradle of...

 

First state officer from Woods County elected during State 4-H Roundup

More than 900 4-H members all 77 counties participated in Oklahoma 4-H Roundup 2017 July 26–28 on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. 4-H members participated in workshops, attended...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 4, 2017

Random Thoughts

As a boy growing up in Tennessee, I knew about Davy Crockett, the larger-than-life folk hero who had been born in the state. A popular folk song about him had become a hit and was often heard on...

 

Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to...

 

Woman who sent texts urging suicide gets 15 months in jail

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter....

 

Trump promotes technology to improve veterans' health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new efforts Thursday to use technology to improve veterans' health care, saying the programs will greatly expand access, especially for mental health care and suicide prevention. Veterans living...

 

Prosecutor: Rapper accused of murder thought man hit on him

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor said Thursday that a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death in Manhattan after he became enraged because he thought the man believed he was gay and was...

 

Scientists ID tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas. Scientists have uncovered fossils of a tiny faceless prehistoric sea worm with 50 spines jutting out of its head. When some...

 

Keystone XL survived politics but economics could kill it

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The proposed Keystone XL pipeline survived nine years of protests, lawsuits and political wrangling that saw the Obama administration reject it and President Donald Trump revive it, but now the project faces the possibility of...

 

NTSB investigating blast that killed 2 at Minneapolis school

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at a Minneapolis school on Thursday to begin the painstaking task of determining what caused an apparent natural gas explosion that killed two people and injured...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 4, 2017

Oklahoma City-area earthquakes prompt new investigation

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Utility regulators and geologists said Thursday they suspect a series of earthquakes in the Oklahoma City metro area — home to about a third of Oklahoma's population — which knocked out electricity to some residents in the...

 

The Latest: 7 earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area in 3 days

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the recent cluster of earthquakes in central Oklahoma. (all times local): 1:40 p.m. At least seven earthquakes have struck the Oklahoma City area in the last three days, including one that knocked out electrical...

 

Senate OKs Trump's pick for No. 2 job at Energy Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to be the Energy Department's No. 2 official. Dan Brouillette of Texas — an executive at USAA insurance company — was approved by a 79-17 vote on Thursday. Back in...

 

West Texas water pipeline to oilfield gets approval

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — A 60-mile (96.56-million kilometer) pipeline intended to carry 5.4 million gallons (20.44 million liters) of water daily from a West Texas desert aquifer to the Permian Basin oilfield has won approval despite objections of...

 

Electrical cable failure causes downtown Detroit explosions

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say an underground electrical cable failure caused explosions in downtown Detroit that sent manhole covers into the air and prompted the evacuation of a restaurant and hotel. No injuries were reported following Wednesday...

 

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