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Street projects nearing completion

The larger street maintenance and repair projects require warm temperatures. Alva City Manager Joe Don Dunham told the Alva City Council Monday that season is coming to an end. So far the city has...

 

Blessing of Sacred Heart Family Center

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alva celebrated the blessing of Sacred Heart Family Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The first parish hall building, which was known as Sacred Heart Memorial Hall, was...

 

Alva Robotics update

The Alva robotics team has just finished up five weeks of the six-week competition by hosting a bake sale and attending practice day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Oct. 14. The bake...

 

Talk of the Town tour sold out

The crisp fall weather was perfect for an afternoon hayride Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets were sold out for the Talk of the Town event held by the Cherokee Strip Museum. As they rode in comfort, patrons...

 

Soccer Battles Through Double-Overtime Tie with Oklahoma Baptist

ADA – The East Central University soccer team drew a 0-0 double-overtime tie with Great American Conference leader, Oklahoma Baptist at Tiger Field. Photo Gallery The Tigers (5-5-4, 2-2-4 GAC) were out-shot 36-10, with the Bison (13-1-2, 8-0-2...

 

Soccer Tops Ouachita on Thursday

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – SWOSU Soccer was victorious on Thursday afternoon in Arkansas, beating Ouachita Baptist 3-1 to sweep the regular-season series against the Tigers for the second-consecutive year. All three of the Bulldog forwards were on...

 

UAM Hoops picked first overall in GAC preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball team was selected first overall in the Great American Conference Preseason poll, as was released by the conference on Thursday. Arkansas-Monticello enters the new year a...

 

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans...

 

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malari...

 

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities increased the count of homes and other buildings destroyed to...

 

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of...

 

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing...

 

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a...

 

Senators push for more online transparency in elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections....

 

White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer's supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Outside, hundreds more people...

 

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal this week on a short-term health care...

 

Experts: Hard for jurors to convict when cops are on trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The hard-won conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter's unarmed black boyfriend shows the difficulty prosecutors have in convincing jurors to put someone who carries a badge and a gun...

 

US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. The...

 

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. "They are close enough now in their capabilities that from a U.S. policy perspective we ought to behave as if...

 

Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of...

 

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

BERLIN (AP) — The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an "alarming" rate that could signal serious trouble for ecosystems and food chains in the future, scientists say. According to a study published Wednesday in the journal PL...

 

Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened'

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity. The comments,...

 

Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking comments on a draft environmental statement for the...

 

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the...

 

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday forecast a warmer winter from California through...

 

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