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After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy's Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced less than an hour...

 

Dutch prosecutors charge isolated farm father with sex abuse

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch father accused of holding six of his children against their will on an isolated farm for nine years is now also suspected of sexually abusing two of his other children, prosecutors said Thursday. The abuse...

 

Police: Gun goes off at Walmart as it falls off man's pants

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a small handgun went off inside a Walmart restroom when it fell out of a man's pocket as he pulled up his pants. The Richmond Times-Dispatch on Wednesday reported the gun went off after it hit the...

 

Greenleaf Fire Thanksgiving Dinner

The Alva Middle School cafeteria is beginning to fill just after 11:30 a.m. as church services end Sunday. Greenleaf Rural Fire Department provided a delicious Thanksgiving dinner....

 

Tree toppled by wind

Tuesday's winds reached a 54 mph peak in Alva according to the Mesonet. This tree was toppled in the 400 block of Center Street. We were told it fell between two houses, missing both. On Wednesday...

 

Northwestern employees honored for years of service at 16th annual recognition ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's employees were honored during the 16th annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremony Nov. 19-20. Ceremonies took place in Alva and Enid to honor employees who...

 

Three student athletes help with public art installation in downtown Alva

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball players assisted the Alva Public Art Committee recently during the installation of a public art piece on Alva's downtown square. Student-athletes...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    November 29, 2019

No duties, burdens or obligations

Matthew’s gospel presents this invitation from Jesus: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” This indicates that Jesus intends that the Christian life should not be a life of duties, burdens and obligations....

 

Spiritually Speaking: Heir of all things

This week, we’ll take a look at the first of seven amazing descriptions used by the Hebrew writer to introduce (or rather re-introduce) Messiah to his audience. Jesus is the one whom God has...

 

Fears about worker shootings prompt new business tactics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company's own force of armed guards. A basement command cente...

 

Black Friday kicks off scramble in a shorter shopping season

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the...

 

Police pursuit in Kansas ends in fatal shooting in Missouri

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas and Missouri are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting after a police pursuit in both states. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that an officer from the Pittsburg...

 

Shrinking Kansas town pins hopes on promise of free tuition

NEODESHA, Kan. (AP) — Three hundred middle and high schoolers filed into their school auditorium last week in the small, southeast Kansas town of Neodesha, uncertain why they'd been called there. They left cheering and hugging. Some of the older...

 

Disabled look for relief after defunding of program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When Bob Rule fell off a third-floor balcony a month after he turned 21, he knew as soon as he hit the ground something bad had happened. In fact, two of his lower vertebrae had broken, leaving him a quadriplegic with...

 

4 children killed in Thanksgiving Day crash in Kansas

BELLEVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say four children have been killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said in a tweet that the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. when a vehicle went off the side of a road and...

 

Lawsuit over Kansas State's handling of rapes dismissed

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two women who alleged that Kansas State University refused to investigate complaints that they were raped in off-campus fraternity houses. Sara Weckhorst and Tessa Farmer...

 

3 charged in shooting in Wichita motel parking lot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three people have been charged in the shooting death of a man in a motel parking lot in Wichita. Forty-nine-year-old Bryant Damon Bailey, 52-year-old Robyn Leah Murphy and 60-year-old Annette Williams made their first...

 

Man who helped after undersheriff's shooting to be honored

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — One of the Good Samaritans who tried to help after a Kansas undersheriff was shot will receive an award this month. The Wichita Eagle reports that Michael Craven Sr. and William Cundith pulled in behind Rice County Undersheriff...

 

Lawsuit describes harassment, retaliation at nursing school

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman who says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment has sued in a case supported by the Time's Up movement legal fund....

 

World shares mostly slide in 'Black Friday' retreat

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a "Black Friday" sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long weekend. U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for...

 

AP Analysis: Iran protests point to turmoil in the future

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Even among hardliners in Iran, there seems to be an acknowledgment of one fact after widespread protests, violence and a security force crackdown following a spike in government-set gasoline prices: This will not...

 

Feds sue Arkansas insurer over fired employee who had a baby

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The federal government is suing a Little Rock-based insurance company over the firing of a worker who had just had a baby. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Little Rock against...

 

Navajo Nation to convert methane into hydrogen for power

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced this week it has signed a contract with renewable energy companies to convert methane vented from its oil producing operations in southeastern Utah into more eco-friendly hydrogen. The plan was...

 

BP sells Colorado gas and oil field stake to European firm

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — BP American Production Co. says it has sold its stake in a Colorado natural gas and oil field to a European company. The Durango Heralds reports the energy company agreed to a sale of its San Juan Basin assets to IKAV for an...

 

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