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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...

 

Northwestern's Department of Education allocates $50,000 in scholarships

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials are allocating $50,000 in scholarships for teacher candidates who enter the classroom within the secondary and special education areas. This allocation came from additional funds received from...

 

WILBUR LEROY PROVINCE

Wilbur Leroy Province was born in a sod house in Freedom, Oklahoma, on October 18, 1937. He passed away in Houston, Texas, with his family by his side, on July 29, 2021. He was an avid fisherman and...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, the Founding Fathers of the United States created the executive branch of the U.S. government when the Constitution went into effect in 1789. The executive branch was to be...

 

Northwestern welcomes new faculty

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently welcomed new faculty members to campus for a new faculty orientation to begin the 2021-2022 school year. New faculty members have been hired in the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 20, 2021

Storage units

Buck Knabe was ahead of the times with storage he built 50 years ago. Cushenbery's has had units nearly as long and I remember when storage was available in the warehouse in the 500 block of Santa...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 20, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read about three people who accomplished great things for the nation of Israel. Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther each served God and His people. They were people of extraordinary will, determination, and courage, each facing danger and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 20, 2021

Avard Rail Park Authority convenes for brief meeting

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority assembled for a special meeting at noon Tuesday. Chairman Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe, and Bob Firth were present. Todd Holder, tied up at another conference, was unable to make it. Woods County Economic...

 

Alva now has 55 active Covid cases

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Alva and Woods County continues to climb. Alva has 55 active cases up 15 from last week's report, according to the August 18 report from the Oklahoma State... Full story

 

City Council triggers Arena TIF District

After reading the agenda item for Ordinance 2021-002, Mayor Kelly Parker told city council members Monday, "This is in regard to the tax increment district that was established back in 2018 for the... Full story

 

Some governors use federal virus aid to expand school choice

When Congress sent states billions of dollars early in the coronavirus pandemic to help make schools safe, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee saw an opportunity. He used part of the windfall to further his goal of offering school choice options for parents,...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 20, 2021

No. 2 Oklahoma focused on short-term ahead of move to SEC

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — While Oklahoma's plans to eventually join the Southeastern Conference have generated plenty of excitement, the Sooners are focused on more immediate goals, such as chasing their seventh consecutive Big 12 championship and...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 20, 2021

Emerging defense leads the way for Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State has built its reputation under coach Mike Gundy with explosive offensive play. The defense has caught up and that makes the Cowboys a threat to contend in the Big 12 this season. Oklahoma State returns nine starters from a unit that an...

 

Oklahoma man pleads guilty to threatening Biden, Congress

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man has pleaded guilty to sending emails to a Tulsa television station threatening to kill President Joe Biden, members of Congress and their families. Court records show John Jacob Ahrens, 58, pleaded guilty Thursday to...

 

Appeals court blocks enforcement of Kansas' 'ag-gag' law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities, finding that the statute seeks to stifle speech critical of...

 

Kansas patrol: Tire blowout sent car over side of bridge

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A blown tire caused a car to careen over the side of a bridge in suburban Kansas City, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver, according to Kansas troopers. The Kansas State Patrol said the crash happened...

 

Imagination, Skittles help boy, 5, conquer Appalachian Trail

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Harvey Sutton, or "Little Man," as he is known on the Appalachian Trail, won't have long to bask in the glory of hiking its full length. After all, he starts kindergarten Friday. At 5 years old, Harvey is one of the youngest...

 

Demand for COVID antibody drugs soars in hard-hit states

People infected with COVID-19 were captured in a photo this week lying on the floor in pain while waiting for antibody infusions at a treatment site set up inside the library in Jacksonville, Florida. The image has become a vivid illustration of the...

 

Biden pledges to Americans in Kabul: 'We will get you home'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged firmly on Friday to bring all Americans home from Afghanistan — and Afghans who aided the war effort, too — even as countless would-be evacuees struggled to get past crushing crowds, Taliban...

 

Reports of targeted Taliban killings fuel Afghans' fears

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Reports of targeted killings in areas overrun by the Taliban mounted Friday, fueling fears that they will return Afghanistan to the repressive rule they imposed when they were last in power, even as they urged imams to pus...

 

Biden backs end to wolf protections but hunting worries grow

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is sticking by the decision under former President Donald Trump to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. But a top federal wildlife official on Friday told The...

 

Senators question DOJ funding for AI-powered policing tech

CHICAGO (AP) — A Democratic senator said the U.S. Justice Department needs to look into whether the algorithm-powered police technologies it funds contribute to racial bias in law enforcement and lead to wrongful arrests. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon...

 

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