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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...

 

Spiritually Speaking Here lies Abel ...

Sixty-six books, close to 50 authors – the Bible is a vast collection of knowledge and covers an amazing array of history, wisdom, poetry and theology. That’s why it’s extra fun when, out of...

 

New rates discussed for Alva animal control pound

The Public Safety Committee of the Alva City Council has been talking about new rates for the animal control pound. Chairman Mary Hamilton told the council Monday that rates have not been changed since 1974. She asked Alva Police Chief Ben Orcutt,...

 

Alva High School receives aeronautics commission grant

On Aug. 12, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) commissioners approved a grant to Alva High School for $2,500. The amount was part of $335,400 the commission donated to foster aviation and aerospace education in the state. STEM Careers Crucial...

 

Keplinger named Alva Police Officer of the Year

Alva Police Chief Ben Orcutt has begun what he intends to be an annual award to an outstanding police officer. He said this is a departmental award, separate from the Alva Chamber award. During the...

 

Music, food and cool cars

It's an event made for social distancing. Saturday night, everyone is invited to a relaxed outdoor evening hosted by R.A.C.E. (Racing and Cruising Enthusiasts) and the Alva Chamber of Commerce. Most...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    August 21, 2020

OSU Extension steps up during COVID-19 pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – For more than a century, Oklahoma State University Extension specialists and educators have provided research-based information and resources to help Oklahomans lead their best lives possible. This has been especially evident...

 

Washburn Ford to become Windy Ford

Washburn Ford in Alva will soon have a new owner and a new name. Current owner Kirk Washburn said the Ford Motor Company gave their final approval of the sale Thursday, Aug. 20. According to Washburn, the new owner will be Tony Booth, who has three...

 

Voter registration lags in Oklahoma amid COVID-19

Oklahoma, one of 10 states that doesn’t offer online voter registration, has seen a sharp decline in new voter sign-ups this year as COVID-19 has created new challenges for in-person get-out-the-vote efforts. State election board numbers requested...

 

Northwestern welcomes new faculty

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently welcomed nine new faculty members to campus to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Two new faculty members have been hired in the School of Arts and...

 

DARREL L. PEARSON

Darrel was born January 14, 1932, in Pratt, Kansas, to Albert "Hap" and Florence Haltom Pearson. He grew up in the Alva-Waynoka area learning the finer details of wheat farming. As a teen he went on n...

 

Alva Highschool Softball takes on Ringwood

Our Alva Girls Softball played hard again Ringwood. Here are some pictures taken during the game....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 21, 2020

Women's suffrage

April 18th, 1920, Tennessee ratified the 19th amendment assuring its passage. Credit for the women’s suffrage movement has been given to Susan B. Anthony. The 15th amendment, which gave black men...

 

Three Medicare preventive services to keep Oklahomans healthy amid COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives, patients are deferring routine medical visits or preventive services out of concern for their safety and health. However, these visits are critical, especially for people with certain medical co...

 

Random Thoughts: The world's oldest person? (part 1)

A few years ago I wrote an article about a woman in Arles, France – Jeanne Calment – who lived to be 122 years old. This made her the oldest person in the recorded history of the world. An intrigu...

 

Harden scores 21 points, Rockets beat Thunder for 2-0 lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had 21 points and nine assists and the Houston Rockets made 19 of an NBA-record 56 3-point attempts to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 on Thursday for a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western...

 

Pottawatomie County Achieves Certified Blue Zones Community® status

SHAWNEE, Okla., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pottawatomie County is now a certified Blue Zones Community, the first in the state of Oklahoma. Avedis Foundation, Sharecare and Blue Zones, LLC announced the news today, recognizing the County's...

 

Oklahoma men indicted in scheme to defraud mineral owners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City has indicted three men, accusing them of scheming to defraud mineral owners out of at least $1.7 million in royalty payments, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Casey Jobe, 37, of Edmo...

 

Three people found dead in northeastern Oklahoma home

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — A woman and two school-age girls have been found dead in a home in northeastern Oklahoma, according to Creek County Chief Deputy Fred Clark. A family member found the three Tuesday night inside the home in Mannford, about 20...

 

Fullstack Academy and the University of Oklahoma Partner to Offer Programs that will Help Fill State's Skills Gap in Cybersecurity and Coding

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As national demand for cybersecurity and coding professionals continues to build, Fullstack Academy announced today it will expand its Live Online bootcamps into the Midwest. Through a partnership with the...

 

Fraternities, sororities linked to Kansas coronavirus cases

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Early testing as students and staff returned to the University of Kansas turned up 89 coronavirus cases, with a large majority involving fraternities and sororities, the university said Thursday. The university said 87...

 

Pandemic death toll rises with 6 new deaths in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose to 411 on Wednesday as public health officials reported six more deaths. The state Department of Health and Environment also reported on its website that Kansas had...

 

Feds give tacit approval to two more tribal gambling deals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior has given tacit approval to Gov. Kevin Stitt's recent agreements on tribal gambling with two Oklahoma-based Indian tribes. The compacts with the Kialegee Tribal Town and United Keetoowah Band of...

 

'Tiger King' zoo closes after animal treatment investigation

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary has closed after federal authorities investigated it for alleged maltreatment of animals and suspended its license. The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park...

 

Stitt consolidates locations of 2 separate state agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday plans to consolidate the location of two separate state agencies. Stitt issued an executive order consolidating the Office of Homeland Security with the Department of Emergency...

 

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