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 Local    April 3, 2020 

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 Rev. John Clapp    Local    April 3, 2020 

The blessing of a thorn

What a time of history it is that we find ourselves facing. A month ago, lives were normal. All of us were making plans for the spring – graduations, reunions, summer vacations; like I said, normal. Then came the storm. A microscopic virus has...

 
 By Dr. W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 3, 2020 

Spiritually Speaking: A grown-up faith

As the writer moves on from his discussion of Jesus’ obedience and suffering, he enters a very challenging – even accusatory – section of the letter. Here are the final few verses of chapter 5:...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    April 3, 2020 

Horse owners urged to plan care during pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – While the primary concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization, Oklahoma State University Extension...

 
 By BRIAN BRUS    Local    April 3, 2020 

OSU Extension services and programs continue through pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – More than 100 years of science-based, community service by Oklahoma State University Extension will continue unabated through the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

OSU lab on Stillwater campus to assist state with COVID-19 test analysis

Oklahoma State University is helping Oklahoma ramp up its COVID-19 testing capability after procuring supplies sufficient to analyze approximately 10,000 COVID-19 test samples being taken by health care professionals across the state. Through...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Northwestern's Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing donates to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing donated personal protective equipment to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital to aid in the nationwide shortage. With Northwestern’s nursing program using...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 3, 2020 

Organic vs non-organic

Now that the fuel prices have dropped, I’m treating my vehicles to premium. Will it increase mileage, performance or engine life? In some vehicles, yes, according to research by Road and Track...

 
 By Sen. Casey Murdock    Local    April 3, 2020 

Murdock's Minutes

Late last week, Congress passed a $2 trillion relief bill to help individuals, families, businesses and states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes $150 billion in emergency funding for state and local governments, including at...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 3, 2020 

Random Thoughts: Educated to the Nth degree – Part 2

After Michael Nicholson graduated from high school, he spent four years earning a bachelor’s degree and another three years completing a master’s degree. In the meantime, he got married and went t...

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    April 3, 2020 

Oklahoma ranks 18th in nation in rate of coronavirus deaths

(March 30, 2020) – With a surge in COVID-19 deaths since last week, Oklahoma now ranks 18th highest in the nation in the rate of coronavirus deaths. Taking population into account, deaths were highe...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory on April 2, there are 879 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional four deaths: Two in Tulsa County, a male in the 36-49 age group and a male older than 65. One in Stephens County, a male older...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Commissioner Cox calls for fewer restrictions on COVID-19 testing across the state

Commissioner of Health Gary Cox issued a letter notifying county health departments today that all COVID-19 testing centers and providers are to loosen requirements for Oklahomans to be tested. “The state, to include the Oklahoma State Department...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Sweet Harper shares message to Alva

Sweet Harper Store placed a message on their window to encourage everyone....

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Oklahoma WIC applications available online

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program has implemented an online application for new and existing clients in order to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus. This application allows clients...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Northwestern's Wellness Center gets a new roof

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a wonderful wellness center on their main campus in Alva. The roof has been under repair and beginning to look 'as good as new'....

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

Education scholarship established to honor two educators

The Thomas H. and Evajoy Elliot Scholarship was established in 2020 by their children Tomm J. Elliott of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; Kirk D. Elliott, Yukon, Okla. and Jody Elliott-Graham of Boise, Idaho. Thomas H. and Evajoy Elliott grew up as...

 
 Local    April 3, 2020 

APRIL 3 SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

As of this advisory, there are 988 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.  There are an additional four deaths: Three in Tulsa County, three females older than 65. One in Cleveland County, a female older than 65. There are 38 total deaths...

 

Alva Library begins curbside book pick up

Beginning next Monday, April 6, the Alva Public Library is instituting curbside book service. Although the library doors are locked, patrons and members who are in good standing may call in at 580-327-1833 and request certain titles or give the...

 

Election emergency impacts April 7 election in Alfalfa County

An election emergency declaration issued by the State Election Board Secretary on March 18 will impact elections scheduled for April 7 in Alfalfa County, the County Election Board Secretary confirmed today. The election emergency allowed all...

 

Haven Davis 2020 ACRA Rodeo Queen

Recently Haven Davis was named the 2020 Miss ACRA Rodeo Queen at the American Cowboys Rodeo Association Finals held in the Built Ford Tough Arena, Tulsa Oklahoma Fairgrounds. Davis will represent and...

 

ODOC agents capture final NOCC walkaway in Perry

PERRY, Okla. – Agents with Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Inspector General’s Office have captured the second of two walkaways from Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita. Devan Johnson, 25, was located and arrested at 6:35 p.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 1, 2020

Woods County commissioners approve bid for Woodlakes drainage

The Woods County commissioners moved their meeting from their office to the larger table in the courthouse conference room Monday. This allowed chairs to be positioned further apart. Present were Commissioners Randy McMurphy, David Hamil and John Smi...

 

Election emergency impacts April 7 election in Woods County

An election emergency declaration issued by the State Election Board Secretary on March 18 will impact elections scheduled for April 7 in Woods County, reported the county election board secretary. The election emergency allowed all entities,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: Relief available to constituents

First, I would like to say please heed the warnings about personal distancing and keeping your hands clean. The difference between this and other viruses is that you can have the virus in your system for up to 14 days WITHOUT any symptoms. Thus, all...

 

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