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Alva's Starbuck named 2021 Teacher of the Year finalist

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister Thursday announced the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year. “These tremendous 12 finalists reflect the best of Oklahoma’s classroom teachers,” said H...

 

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...

 

It's called hate

1 John 4:17-19 has some interesting words to read that are appropriate for where we are as a community, state and nation. Here is what John says (just in case you do not have a Bible handy), “In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have...

 

New fees established for Alva Animal Pound

It's going to cost more to bail your dog out of "jail." After 45 years, the Alva City Council decided it was time to increase fees at the animal pound. The fee schedule was last changed in 1974....

 

Tuesday night bowling Oct. 20 standings

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 18 wins, 6 losses Knights of Columbus: 15 wins, 9 losses Dilly Dilly: 15 wins, 9 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 12 wins, 12 losses O'Bar: 11 wins, 13 losses Next Frame: 10 wins, 14 losses Rollin Good Times: 9 wins, 15...

 

DONALD WAYNE SCHUPBACH

Donald Wayne Schupbach, 69, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, in Wichita. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. with Celebration of Life following at 11a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020, both at Hillside Funeral Home,...

 

PEGGY JO MACKEY

Funeral services for Peggy Jo Mackey will be 3 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor Derrick Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal...

 

Collections

We all collect something. I wish I had stayed with model airplanes instead of progressing to full-size cars. Like many of my day, I had models hanging from the ceiling in my room. Today we have a...

 

Random Thoughts

In August 1920 the long struggle for women’s suffrage ended in victory when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The road the suffragists had...

 

Brooklyn artist to present talk, workshop at Northwestern

An artist talk and collage/mixed media workshop is planned for Oct. 28 by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program’s October artist-in-residence Alyssa Klauer, a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. Klauer, who began her... Full story

 

Kyle Hair hired as Northwestern's campus police chief

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a new campus police chief in Kyle Hair. The CLEET Certified Advanced Peace Officer and Firearms instructor spent the last seven years working as a park range...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Alva with Chairman Bob Seivert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson present along with County Clerk Shelley Reed. The minutes from the...

 

As last resort, Oklahoma quarantine orders rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Everything old is new again when it comes to battling a novel coronavirus with no cure or vaccination. Public health officials point to face masks, social distancing and good hand hygiene as pillars...

 

Telling is not teaching

Students sit captive in a classroom. At the front of the room, a man delivers a monologue disguised as a lesson, "In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to... Full story

 

3.2-magnitude quake rattles area on Kansas-Oklahoma line

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook an area on the Kansas-Oklahoma line Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor struck at 8:17 p.m. and was centered in a remote area 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest...

 

Another body found in search for Tulsa race massacre victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for remains of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims on Thursday revealed another body in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery before coming to an end, Oklahoma's state archaeologist said. "We are now able to...

 

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations surpass 900, 1,628 new cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus is at a new record high and surpassed 900 on Thursday while the number of reported cases increased by 1,628, according to the Oklahoma State Department of...

 

Men charged with performing illegal castration in Oklahoma

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — Two men in southeast Oklahoma have been charged for allegedly performing an illegal gender reassignment surgery without a license and storing the body parts in a freezer, according to court documents. Bob Lee Allen, 53, and...

 

Oklahoma governor gets report on McGirt ruling impact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A task force appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt made no specific recommendations Thursday in its report concerning the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared a swath of eastern Oklahoma counties remains an Indian...

 

Trump, Biden frame closing appeals for sprint to election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their final debate behind them, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are packaging their divergent personal styles and policy prescriptions into closing messages for the final sprint to Election Day. The coronavirus was...

 

US wades in cautiously to Armenia-Azerbaijan peace effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration waded cautiously into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately...

 

Kansas City residents: Lack of trust in police drives crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barbara J.K. Johnson was still in her Easter clothes when she ran out to her yard where a 14-year-old neighborhood boy lay on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. He was dead by the time police arrived. Such things...

 

Coronavirus pandemic worsens the Kansas teacher shortage

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' teacher shortage finally shows signs of shrinking. But districts still can't find enough educators to keep schools running under coronavirus safety demands. "We were through the worst of it before all this happened,"...

 

Police: Body of Wichita homicide victim found in motel room

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the killing of a 33-year-old woman whose body was found inside a Wichita motel room. The Wichita Eagle reports that an employee of the Budget Motel found Stephanie Duran of Wichita dead shortly...

 

Fourth person arrested in July drug killing in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A fourth person has been arrested in a July drug killing in Wichita, police say. Jail records show the man is being held on suspicion of first-degree felony murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and criminal...

 

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