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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...

 

Miss Alva Pageant

The Miss Alva Pageant 2020 was held Saturday evening, August 29 at the Alva High School Auditorium. The program had a wonderful collection of smart, pretty young ladies opening their lives to give us...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    September 4, 2020

Should Christians expect the end of the world?

The short answer to this question is “no,” but a longer explanation is necessary due to nearly universal misunderstanding on the subject. The primary source of the confusion arises from casual reading of an incident recorded in Matthew 24 in whic...

 

Spiritually Speaking: God is and God rewards

“Without Faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). One of the oddities...

 

USDA designates eight Oklahoma counties as primary natural disaster areas

• Emergency support to producers in surrounding counties/border state also available WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2020 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight Oklahoma counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Beckham, Ellis,...

 

Keystone Food Service to partner with Alva Public Schools

Since August, a new menu with fresh, healthy meal options is available at Alva Public Schools, thanks to a newly announced partnership between the school district and Keystone Food Service. Keystone Food Service focuses on providing freshly prepared...

 
 By Ray Carter    Local    September 4, 2020

Why don't schools mandate masks? No COVID

A survey recently conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Education found 346 school districts, or 65 percent of the 536 districts surveyed, have some form of mandatory mask policy in place for teachers or both staff and students. The remaining 35...

 

Deadline approaching for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to...

 

Letter to the Editor: Medical warning: Leave my medicine alone!

The latest substance being abused by bullies and dopeheads is an antihistamine named Benadryl. It was the first antihistamine invented and was a prescription medicine at that time. I was having trouble breathing at night at that time because of...

 

Random Thoughts Oklahoma profile: Ruth Brown, part 1

Ruth Brown was the librarian of the Bartlesville public library for more than 30 years until the city’s commissioners fired her in 1950. Brown was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1891. She graduated...

 

Alva High School Softball versus Newkirk

Alva girls softball played a game this past Monday against Newkirk....

 

Rockets edge Thunder to win wild Game 7, move on to Lakers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden couldn't get his shot to fall all night, so the scorer turned stopper. In this wild Game 7 that took one strange turn after another in the final seconds, the biggest play came when a guy known almost entir...

 

Unit Corporation Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 3, 2020-- Unit Corporation (Company) today announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This marks the successful completion of the Company's financial restructuring process along with...

 

Tulsa man accused of killing officer will face trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man accused of shooting two police officers and killing one of them will proceed to trial on first-degree murder and other charges. Special Judge April Seibert on Wednesday also found probable cause for David Anthony...

 

University of Oklahoma students: Virus response inadequate

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — More than a dozen students gathered outside the University of Oklahoma's administration building Thursday to protest what they say is an inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic. Students are violating the university...

 

Kansas teacher's virus school tracking project goes national

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Like a lot of teachers in the middle of a pandemic, Alisha Morris is anxious. Worried not only for students and teachers in her own district, which starts class next week, but for schools across the country. So from her...

 

Wichita man dies in city's third hit-and-run this week

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man died when he was hit by a vehicle that did not stop — the city's third hit-and-run this week, police said. Harold Long, 56, died after he was hit while he was crossing a street Wednesday night, Capt. Brent...

 

Edwards cautions state's recovery from Laura will be long

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday urged people sheltering in hotels in Texas to stay there if possible, saying Louisiana is having difficulty finding available hotel rooms for more evacuees after Hurricane Laura....

 
 By SAM METZ    Regional    September 4, 2020

Nevada lawmakers fund teacher testing plan as schools reopen

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers allocated $6.2 million in federal relief dollars to a program that will test thousands of teachers across the state as they return to classrooms for in-person instruction. The program will pay for...

 

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Thursday as high-flying technology companies took a tumble after months of spectacular gains. The selling was widespread, sending the benchmark S&P 500 3.5% lower, its biggest loss since June. The tech-heavy Nasdaq...

 

EPA chief pledges more cleanups, less focus on climate

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Thursday defended the Trump administration's record on protecting the nation's air and water and said a second term would bring a greater focus on pollution cleanups in disadvantaged...

 

For first time, a woman to head Canada's Space Agency

OTTAWA (AP) — For the first time in its 31-year history, the Canadian Space Agency will have a female president. The government announced Thursday that longtime public servant Lisa Campbell will take over as head of the agency. Campbell replaces...

 

Once seen as loners, male elephants shown to follow elders

WASHINGTON (AP) — A line of elephants’ trundles across a dusty landscape in northern Botswana, ears flapping and trunks occasionally brushing the ground. As they pass a motion-activated camera hidden in low shrubbery, photos record the presence...

 

Season 2 of Amazon hit 'The Boys' finds team on run from law

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming season of "The Boys" has so many surprises, revelations and themes ripped from today's front pages that some actors are wondering if their show runner has psychic super abilities. "I don't know what kind of crystal...

 

'The Batman' shoot suspended after positive COVID-19 test

A person working on "The Batman" production has tested positive for COVID-19 and the U.K shoot has been temporarily suspended. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said Thursday that the individual is currently isolating in accordance with established...

 

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