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Area 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...

 

Surviving the season of madness around us

Have you noticed that the world around us is in a state of chaos? Has it affected your emotions, your mental well being, your sleep at night? For many, it has! Suicides are up several hundred percent, depression is at an all-time high, alcohol use, d...

 

BOB FREI

Memorial services for Bob Frei are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

RODNEY RAY DUNKIN

Graveside services for Rodney Ray Dunkin will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Alva First...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for Oct. 6

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 14 wins, 2 losses Dilly Dilly: 11 wins, 5 losses Knights of Columbus: 9 wins, 7 losses Rollin Good Times: 7 wins, 9 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 7 wins, 9 losses O'Bar: 6 wins, 10 losses Next Frame: 5 wins, 11...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 9, 2020

Democracy

J.J. Peller, a business coach, says: “Leadership is setting a higher standard for yourself and modeling that standard.” As the presidential election draws near, controversy swirls around the...

 

Random Thoughts

Several American states had granted women the right to vote prior to the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Women suffrage leaders, however, wanted women in all states...

 
 By Randy Evans    Local    October 9, 2020

2020 has shown us why America needs journalists

There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however, wai...

 

Enrollment for spring 2021 semester approaching

Northwestern Oklahoma State University enrollment for spring courses will open Tuesday, Oct. 13. New and returning students are encouraged to make appointments with an adviser to develop a spring schedule and to enroll as soon as possible to ensure...

 

October Artist in Residence Alyssa Klauer's work creates intense psychological space

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has announced its Artist-in-Residence for October: Alyssa Klauer, a painter from Brooklyn, N.Y., who has exhibited in San Francisco; New York City; Washington,...

 

Northwestern Theatre to present '45 Plays for 45 Presidents'

Members of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s theater program will present “45 Plays for 45 Presidents” as their first theatrical performance of the year Oct. 15-16 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium on the Alva...

 

Oklahoma City mental health emergencies outpace police trained to handle them

(Editor's Note: This collaboration between Oklahoma Watch and StateImpact Oklahoma was aided by a grant from The Center For Cooperative Media at Montclair (N.J.) State, supported by the Democracy... Full story

 

Virus prevention measures continue at BJCC

Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva is no longer considered a hot spot for COVID-19 by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC). That status was removed on Sept. 28. On Thursday,...

 

BJCC celebrates 25 years

Twenty-five years ago, Bill Johnson Correctional Center opened in Alva. With concerns and restrictions brought on by the pandemic, BJCC could not hold the expected celebration. Instead, a video was... Full story

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    October 9, 2020

Oklahoma governor disputes White House virus task force

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday took issue with a comment that he labeled as "editorial" in the latest report and recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which says the state has had "many preventable...

 

Oklahoma officer arrested, charged with sexual assault

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer was arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual battery after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her while he was on duty, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported. Purcell...

 

Baylor pauses football over virus; Oklahoma St game still on

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor is pausing football activities to evaluate recent positive tests for COVID-19 but still hopes to play its next game at home against Oklahoma State next week, the school said Thursday. Baylor reported 10 new cases among...

 

K-State 2-0 in Big 12 for 1st time since 2014 going to TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't even know what the Big 12 standings looked like when he was asked about his Wildcats being among the leaders. "We've played two games ... We've won both of them, so we can't...

 

Texas-Oklahoma rivalry a test for quarterbacks and Big 12

No. 22 Texas (2-1, 1-1 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma (1-2, 0-2) in Dallas, on Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 2 1/2. Series: Texas leads 62-48-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Sooners are desperate for a win as their run of five consecutive Big 12...

 

Pregnant Kansas City woman arrested by police attends rally

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nine-months-pregnant Black woman whose arrest by a Kansas City police officer sparked outrage and an occupation of City Hall grounds was so overcome with emotion Thursday that she was unable to address a rally to demand...

 

Charges filed in weekend shooting death of Topeka man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman was charged in connection to the weekend shooting of a Topeka man in his home, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said Thursday. Tishara Renee Moran, 27, is charged with felony first-degree murder and...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    October 9, 2020

Kansas coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is quarantining in his home, where he plans to fulfill his head coaching responsibilities remotely as the Jayhawks spend a week off before visiting West...

 

'So frustrating': Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Treating the sick and dying isn't even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America. It's dealing with patients and relatives who don't believe the virus is real, refuse...

 

Washburn students push back after spring break is canceled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Students are urging Washburn University officials to reconsider their decision to cancel spring break in an effort to minimize COVID-19 transmission. The Washburn Student Government Association passed a resolution Wednesday...

 

Lawrence leaders OK temporary campsite in park for homeless

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence City Commission has approved a campsite in a city park for the homeless, but made clear the move was temporary while community leaders seek other ways to address homelessness. The commission voted 4-0 Tuesday to...

 

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