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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...

 

The greatest education or the worst

School will start in about a month. Some parents have great excitement as their children go back to school and have a chance to further their education. The cost for a child to start school and...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 9, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

If you’ve been around me much, these last few weeks, I’ve probably mentioned a book I’ve been reading by Ken Ham called “Gospel Reset” (salvation made RELEVANT). I have to admit, the title kept me from beginning this read for quite a while....

 

Alva Robotics Team meets Saturday to plan, talk about this year's game

The monthly meeting of the Alva Robotics Team will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Alva Public Library. The group will be planning the interior of the trade show booth, revising T-shirt designs and discussing topics surrounding the...

 

BARBARA JO SCHMITT PETERSON

Barbara Peterson died August 3, 2019, resulting from a short illness. She was 74. Barbara was born in 1945 to Bertha and Leo Schmitt. She grew up in Alva, Oklahoma, and Southern California. She met...

 

Northwestern announces 2019 summer session honor rolls

Honor roll listings for the 2019 summer session at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced. All students – undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate – on the President’s List have a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in a minimum...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 9, 2019

Summer heat

John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful sang, “Hot time, summer in the city, back of my neck getting’ dirt and gritty,” and global warming was yet to come! Oklahoma, cool, and August have never...

 

Be a legend, be a donor! Give blood with Bigfoot

Be a legend and give blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute. Bigfoot is stomping his way through blood drives in Oklahoma this summer! Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold a Bigfoot-themed blood drive with Alva School PTA Challenge on Friday, Aug. 16, fro...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 9, 2019

Random Thoughts

President Abraham Lincoln (who served from 1861 to 1865) and his wife, Mary, had four children. All boys, they were – in the order of their births – Robert, Edward, William and Thomas....

 

Murdock's Minutes

Interim is the time in between the end of one legislative session and the beginning of another. While it is true that the session itself is only about four months long, work continues at the State Capitol throughout the year. A couple of weeks ago,...

 

Letter to the Editor: Preserve our treasure

None of the plans being considered for the Alva pool include any figures for repair and restoration of our existing historical Alva pool. As I understand it, a yes vote allows a committee to choose any design they want and the designs that have been...

 

Share Medical Center meets 96 percent influenza vaccine challenge

Share Medical Center in Alva is one of the 47 Oklahoma hospitals and hospital specialty units to have met a challenge from the Oklahoma Hospital Association to achieve a health care worker influenza vaccination rate of 96 percent or higher during...

 

Children's fall classes to begin Aug. 21 at Graceful Arts Center

The fall semester at Graceful Arts Center will include weekly Tuesday Youth Acrylics from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 8 – 14 years of age, Wednesday After-School Arts & Crafts from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages K – 12 years, and once a month Children's...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2019

Alva Library has fall programs for all ages

With local public school classes beginning Aug. 14, the Alva Public Library is transitioning into a number of fall programs for youth and adults. If you want to get a full list of planned activities, stop by the front desk at the library where they... Full story

 

Oklahoma man who died after fall off moving car identified

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona have identified an Oklahoma man who died after falling off a moving car following a struggle. The Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office says 35-year-old Richard Osburn died from...

 

Cherokee Nation employees will get pay raise this year

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Nearly 1,800 Cherokee Nation employees will get a pay raise this year and the minimum wage will increase to $11 for tribal employees, a tribal official said. Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced the raises to...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 9, 2019

City: Police killing of naked, unarmed teen was justified

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in an Oklahoma City suburb were justified when they fatally shot a black teenager who was naked and unarmed, an attorney for the city argues in a response to a civil rights lawsuit filed by the teen's parents. The...

 

Oklahoma City police seek clues in slaying 10 years ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City hope the 10th anniversary of a businessman's death will produce clues leading to the arrest of a suspect. Inspector Cris Cunningham said Thursday that police are searching for now 43-year-old Noel...

 

Watchdog agency obtains testimony against Kansas official

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell said Thursday that a Kansas government watchdog that purchased transcripts this week of the testimony of four campaign workers at his federal trial was acting in response to a...

 

Kansas man, son awarded $6.55 million wrongful death verdict

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A jury has awarded a Kansas man and his 3-year-old son $6.55 million in a wrongful death verdict after the man's wife died hours after giving birth at a Wichita hospital. The Wichita Eagle reports that the award is the largest...

 

Boy, 14, accused in shooting death of another 14-year-old

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — One 14-year-old Kansas boy is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at a townhome in suburban Kansas City. The shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in the town of Olathe. The Kansas City Star reports that the...

 

Man details cattle deal involving missing Wisconsin brothers

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with tampering with a vehicle used by two Wisconsin brothers who are missing and presumed dead in Missouri was involved in a business arrangement with another farmer that included calves owned by the brothers,...

 

Kansas City day care owner sentenced for benefits fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a Kansas City day care center was sentenced to federal prison for fraudulently receiving more than $556,000 in benefits. Forty-one-year-old Sharif Karie, of Olathe, Kansas, was sentenced Thursday to four years...

 

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