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Articles from the August 11, 2017 edition

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 By Max Ridgway    Local    August 11, 2017

Do we pay for what we have done?

A few years ago, I was walking out of a church when a man said to me, out of the blue, “Well, I know we all have to pay for what we've done ...” I don't know what he was talking about, or what specifically was on his mind, but it struck me that...

 

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 11, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

In high school, my world revolved around the game of tennis. Looking back, I was a reasonably good player, but I attended a very large high school (the size of 5A schools, these days) so the competition was very tough in our district. In fact, we...

 

Alva Arena Authority meets, and then calls special meeting

The Alva Arena Authority met at noon Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Alva State Bank Annex board room. The only business conducted in open session for the public was to approve the financial report by Todd Holder showing a bank account balance of...

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority passes audit

Treasurer Todd Holder told members of the Avard Rail Park Authority that the organization was in ten times better shape than it was nine months ago. The group has bank funds of $378,742 with long term assets of $5,322,335.08. The current liabilities...

 

Freshman, transfer student orientation dates set to welcome students to campus; inform of changes

Freshman and transfer student orientation sessions for Northwestern Oklahoma State University are just around the corner. Northwestern–Alva also has several welcome-back activities planned for the following week after orientation. Freshman...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 11, 2017

GPS

TomTom: a trademark that history will recall as an early GPS that had many followers. That’s a play on words but, for those of us who are map impaired, a godsend. From their website: “Founded in...

 

Random Thoughts

In early 1836 former Congressman David Crockett of Tennessee went to Texas to help the Americans there win their revolution against the Mexican government. The troops fighting that war were led by...

 

Lancaster adds more talent to deep roster

Head men's and women's cross country coach Jill Lancaster has announced the addition of five athletes to the women's cross country team. These athletes will join five returning runners to provide coach Lancaster with a diverse amount of talent to...

 

Ladybugs open Woodward Softball Tournament strong

WOODWARD - The Alva High School Ladybugs softball team opened up the Woodward Fast Pitch Softball Tournament on a strong Wednesday, picking up two wins against Kingfisher and Woodward junior varsity....

 

Taylor Swift doesn't sugar-coat testimony in groping case

DENVER (AP) — A defiant and occasionally exasperated Taylor Swift insisted during a whirlwind hour of testimony Thursday that a Denver disc jockey grabbed her bare backside and held on for a long time during a meet-and-greet before a concert. The...

 

Trump threatens NKorea with 'trouble,' escalating tensions

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un's government on Thursday to "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea was t...

 

Acquitted ex-Tulsa officer volunteers at sheriff's office

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Tulsa police officer who resigned after being acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man was sworn in Thursday as a reserve deputy sheriff in a neighboring county. Wearing a firearm...

 

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. T...

 

The Latest: UN leader 'troubled' by rhetoric on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times EDT): 5 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "troubled" by the escalating rhetoric from all sides in the North Korea nuclear dispute....

 

Frustrated with Trump, McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that "America is adrift in Afghanistan" as he promoted a war strategy that would expand the U.S. counterterrorism effort and provide greater...

 

Canadian diplomat in Cuba also suffered hearing loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba also has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered severe hearing loss that U.S. off...

 

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study. The analysis released Thursday by the Kaiser Fam...

 

Suspended Fox host suing reporter over alleged lewd texts

NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he had allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues. Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan...

 

EU slaps sanctions on additional North Korean nationals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has slapped sanctions on nine North Koreans and four entities including the state-owned Foreign Trade Bank, in addition to those already on its sanctions list. In a statement Thursday, it says the asset...

 

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric...

 

Prosecutor: Police justified in shooting of Arkansas teen

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A black teenager pointed a BB gun that looked like a handgun at police before he was fatally shot by officers outside an emergency youth center in eastern Arkansas, a prosecutor said in announcing no charges would be filed...

 

Guam's residents concerned but have faith in US military

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. But residents are increasingly worried over Washington's...

 

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