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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. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    December 28, 2018

A life worth living

We wonder if there is life after Christmas. In fact, we wonder if life is worth the living. We went through Christmas, now we have to go back to work to pay for all the bills. For some of us, we have...

 

Spiritually Speaking

One tick of the clock, one famous ball-drop in Times Square, and another year will officially begin. Of course, in the time it took to write that intro an infinite number of new beginnings have taken place. Any moment, every moment is the right time...

 

JOHN HILLMAN

John Hillman was born on May 27, 1956, and passed away on December 22, 2018, at the age of 62 years. Services are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

Maternal mortality

“You never know when you need to look like you have a little bit of sense and a little bit of money.” Those were the words of Charles Johnson IV as he accompanied his wife to the hospital as she...

 

Random Thoughts

As I noted last week, in July I fell out of the back of a moving van. Thankfully, it wasn’t moving at the time! But, nevertheless, I hurt myself when I hit the pavement. I opened my eyes to see my...

 
 By Shane Feely    Local    December 28, 2018

Washington school uses special communication system with non-verbal students

In 1975 the US Congress passed Public Law 94-142 in which all public schools that received federal funding were required to provide access to a free and appropriate education for all children with mental or physical disabilities. Over the four plus d...

 

Hofmeister announces 74 members of 2019 Student Advisory Council

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that 74 Oklahoma high school students have been named to her 2019 Student Advisory Council, the fourth...

 

Brady Marston takes helm of Alva's Church of the Nazarene

Brady and Jennifer Marston, both in their mid-30s, ought to be stressed to the max. • They just got married on Nov. 10. • Two weeks ago, they left their families and friends in the major metro... Full story

 

Alva gets 2.45 in. rainfall

Alva received 2.45 inches of precipitation during the heavy rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. Freedom in western Woods County received 1.71 inches while the May Ranch located near the Kansas border to the west...

 

New Oklahoma treasurer to get early jump on job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly elected State Treasurer Randy McDaniel is getting an early jump on his new job. Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday she's appointing McDaniel to the post, effective Tuesday. McDaniel was appointed to fill the...

 

Electric scooters coming back to Oklahoma State University

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University is working with an electric scooter company called Spin after student outcry followed the university's decision to cut ties with other alternative transportation companies like Bird and Lime....

 

Heavy snow prompts highway closures in Oklahoma Panhandle

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Heavy snow is prompting highway closures and traffic problems in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Texas County Emergency Management Director Harold Tyson says portions of two major highways were shut down Thursday after 6 to 8 inches...

 

Blizzard leads to wrecks, power outages in western Kansas.

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A blizzard blanketed western Kansas with snow Thursday, causing whiteout conditions that led to numerous wrecks and highway closures, and knocked out power for thousands of homes. The storm, which began late Wednesday, put about...

 

Carnival workers extradited to face charges in Kansas death

VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has dismissed local charges against four carnival workers suspected in the deaths of a retired couple in Kansas. Investigators said one suspect texted the others posing as a carnival mafia boss and ordered...

 

I-70 closed near Colorado border because of Kansas storm

BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) — Interstate 70 near the Colorado's eastern border has been closed because of the winter storm in Kansas. Eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed from Burlington to the Kansas line around midday Thursday. The roads were clear on...

 

Man charged 12 years ago with child rape in Kansas arrested

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man charged more than a decade ago with child rape in Kansas has been arrested. The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Javier Vera-Santos made his first court appearance Wednesday in Johnson County. He was arrested in...

 

Man's body found in Kansas River; death deemed suspicious

WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Kansas River as suspicious. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that dispatchers received a report around 10:15 a.m. Monday that the body was in the...

 

2 slain deputies' families hire lawyers to help prosecutors

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The families of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were overpowered by an inmate and killed have hired legal counsel to help prosecutors. The Kansas City Star reports that husband-and-wife law partners, Tom and Tricia Bath,...

 

Kansas shopping mall shuts down after gunfire erupts outside

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City shopping mall filled with after-Christmas bargain hunters had to shut as police investigated a report of gunfire in the parking lot. The Kansas City Star reports that shoppers poured out of Oak...

 

Trade war, profits, marijuana: Markets saw it all in 2018

Wall Street started 2018 strong, buoyed by a growing economy and corporate profits. It isn't ending that way. U.S. stocks climbed to new highs early, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate earnings...

 

Mexico's new president: Fuel theft an inside job

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The theft of $3 billion in fuel every year from Mexico's state-run fuel depots and pipelines is an inside job, the country's new president said Thursday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said thieves don't just drill taps...

 

Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days, maybe four. That's how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he's struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage...

 

Growing like a weed: A look at marijuana milestones in 2018

It took less than a week for the Trump administration to kill the considerable buzz created Jan. 1 when California's broad marijuana legalization law took effect, creating the largest legal U.S. cannabis marketplace. Then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

 

How US demographics changed in 2018: 5 essential reads

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that ...

 

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