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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...

 

I am learning from raising toddlers

Being the father of a 17-month-old toddler and another one on the way to “toddler-hood” has allowed me the privilege of seeing anew the wonderful joy of a quickly learning mind and heart, as well as the incredible illogical thinking of the...

 

Bid accepted for Phase 1 Alva airport apron expansion

Two bids were received and opened Monday at 2 p.m. for Phase 1 of the Apron Expansion Project at the Alva Regional Airport. The bids were discussed during the regular Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night, Aug. 10. Commission members present...

 

Spiritually Speaking: By faith we understand

Here in Shamrock, Texas, we’ve been studying the Old Testament on Sunday afternoons. Last week, we talked about the Genesis 1 account of creation. God created all things in six 24-hour periods....

 

Two injured in Grant County collision

Inattentive driving was blamed for a two-vehicle collision that injured both drivers. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Diana Jane Solorio, 67, of Wakita, was driving a 2008 Ford Expedition eastbound on Logan Road in Grant County. Her...

 

Howdy Week at Northwestern set for Aug. 17–20

Northwestern’s Student Government Association (SGA) will sponsor a week of fun events for students at the Alva campus Monday through Thursday, Aug. 17–20. Face coverings will be recommended due to the coronavirus pandemic. SGA leadership will be...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 14, 2020

College COVID-19

After the longest Spring Break in history, education is back to some semblance of normal but the pandemic has put plans on hold for many, especially those in college. There have been questions about...

 

Random Thoughts: The farmers and the trespasser, part 4

Marvin Katko broke into an abandoned farmhouse in Eddyville, Iowa, in 1967 and was wounded when a booby-trapped shotgun discharged, striking him in the legs. Katko suffered non-life threatening...

 
 By TIM REYNOLDS    Sports    August 14, 2020

The NBA's regular season, at long last, is about to close

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last day of an NBA regular season typically sees just about every team in action, with plenty of drama surrounding down-to-the-wire playoff races and statistical titles on the line. Typical doesn't seem to exist...

 

Panhandle Oil & Gas: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (PHX) on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $3.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Oklahoma City-based company said it had a...

 

Ag equipment maker plans Salina facility with 120 new jobs

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — An agricultural equipment manufacturer plans to invest $43 million to put in a facility in Salina, Kansas, that will create 120 new jobs, the governor's office said Thursday. Great Plains Manufacturing, a Salina-based agricultur...

 

Defense seeks leniency for 'Satanist' soldier in bomb plot

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government endured a lifetime of victimization, isolation and trauma that led him to become involved with online...

 

Oklahoma County judge fines Epic Charter Schools' nonprofit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge imposed a $500,000 fine on the nonprofit overseeing Epic Charter Schools for filing a libel and slander lawsuit against Sen. Ron Sharp, who alleged the virtual charter school unlawfully...

 

Virus tests sports programs as schools prepare to reopen

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — As schools prepare to reopen, sports teams are offering an early glimpse into the challenges of protecting students from the coronavirus. Nine clusters have been tied to sports, with 64 cases as of last week, according to...

 

Tulsa commits $5.6M of virus relief to get students online

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa will spend $5.6 million of the $30 million in federal coronavirus relief funds it received to provide internet services for public school students, Mayor G.T. Bynum said Thursday. "Through the use of CARES dollars, we...

 

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres (485 hectares) of marsh in...

 

Oklahoma revenue collections were 10% below estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall collections to the state's main operating fund for fiscal year 2020 were more than 10% below projections as the state's economy reeled from slumping energy prices and the economic impact of COVID-19, state finance offic...

 

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline executive familiar with the matter said Thursday. American...

 

US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State, used to finance their organizations and violent plots. Law...

 

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific...

 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move into new California home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved into a new family home, a representative for the couple said Thursday without providing its location or other details. Real estate agents and tax records point to a seven-acre estate in...

 

Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans became the most politically prickly "Avenger" a few years back with withering tweets about President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters. But the "Captain America" actor is staying relatively quiet during this...

 

Wayward emu captured running through New Jersey city

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A wayward emu was taken to an animal shelter after it was captured while running through the streets of a northern New Jersey city. A woman spotted the long-legged bird on Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood near...

 
 By SAM METZ    Regional    August 14, 2020

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future. Ami...

 

Tweets show what hinders reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus – and why the new federal Title IX rules may be a step back

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) "The nurse at the clinic said, 'he did not mean it.' He drugged my drink. How could he not 'mean it?' My grades plumm...

 

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