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Alva Robotics Team gets underway with Heartland BEST contest

Technic Gold, this year's Alva Robotics Team, attended last Saturday's Heartland BEST Kickoff Day and officially started their participation in the six-week long contest. The Heartland BEST team...

Alva High School student recognized for superior academic achievement

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Stephanie Spellman from Alva has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars ...

Board of Regents meets in Alva Friday

The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) met Friday morning on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Alva. Items on the agenda affecting NWOSU included ...

The car show is history

I had a great time and hope you did, too. Jack brought both his '63 Falcons, Cleo had her Ranchero and Justin brought his fire truck from California. All were hits with all that passed by. One of my...

Letter to the editor

Recently I commented on phone scammers and advertisers who were stealing local phone numbers to insert in their caller ID systems to trick people into answering the phone. That same problem was happening all over the country but the good news is...

Tiffany Holt graduates NOC

Tiffany Holt of Alva has graduated from Northern Oklahoma College with an associate in science degree, according to Rick Edgington, vice president for enrollment management and registrar. Holt was one of 115 graduates completing requirements for...

Woods County Health Department to begin flu clinics Oct. 3

ALVA, Okla. – With flu season upon us, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced county health departments will offer flu vaccine statewide beginning Monday, Oct. 2. The Woods County Health Department, 511 Barnes, Alva, will offer...

Majority of street materials budget already spent

Those attending the Big Cruise and Car Show last weekend in Alva enjoyed the smooth freshly asphalted Flynn Street downtown. In July and August, the city spent $114,000 on asphalt and street materials, according to City Business Manager Joe Don...

Oklahoma AG distributes $1.3 to law enforcement agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has distributed more than $1.3 million among 22 law enforcement agencies as part of the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant program. Hunter says the funds will help agencies directly target crime in...

US priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. But the unusual destination of this 2,000-mile (3,218-kilometer) trek from...

Fort Sill Apache gets grant to build fuel station

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has been awarded $800,000 from the federal government to help build a fuel station on its property in southern New Mexico. Tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous tells the Las Cruces Sun-News...

FCC head: Storms teach lessons on emergency communications

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ajit Pai has been to Texas and Florida in recent weeks to learn what lessons hurricanes Harvey and Irma have to offer about how to improve the nation's emergency communication systems during natural disasters. Pai, the...

12-hour shifts to continue at El Dorado for 90 days

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — The state corrections department says it will continue 12-hour shifts for its officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility for another 90 days. The department said an emergency status started earlier this year will continue...

Oklahoma man dies after motorcycle wreck, run over by truck

DORRANCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 64-year-old Oklahoma man was killed when he was hit by a semi-trailer truck after being involved in an earlier crash. A crash report says two motorcycles were eastbound when they hit a large...

Kansas unveils $350 million campaign for athletic facilities

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has unveiled a $350 million, five-year fundraising campaign to upgrade its athletic facilities. Chancellor Douglas Girod and athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced the "Raise the Chant" campaign...

Kansas celebrates 150 years of the Chisholm Trail

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, which served as a cattle pipeline from ranches in Texas to railroads in Kansas. A herd of longhorn cows with 15 cowboys, five chuck wagons and 40...

Utilities in Rockies seek to join larger transmission group

DENVER (AP) — Utilities serving customers in Colorado, Wyoming and portions of adjoining states are moving to join a larger transmission system in a move they say could reduce costs. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2hpoO7a) the Mountain...

State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a black drug suspect. The Sept. 15 verdict provoked angry protests in a state...

Anderson's 3 TDs lead No. 16 TCU past No. 6 Oklahoma St.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — TCU felt ignored heading into its matchup with high-powered Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs can't be overlooked anymore. Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 160 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 16 TCU upset the...

No. 3 Oklahoma overcomes Baylor 49-41 for 14th straight win

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score the next snap after his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and third-ranked Oklahoma overcame a feisty Baylor team 49-41 Saturday night to stretch the nation's...

Grier, Crawford help West Virginia put away Kansas, 56-34

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia did what most people expected it would against Kansas in the first half Saturday, building the kind of lopsided advantage that should have made it an easy afternoon in Memorial Stadium. Instead, the banged-up...

Graveyard plaque of Wild West figure was buried, not stolen

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — It turns out the graveyard plaque of the common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holiday was just six inches under, not stolen from a cemetery. The plaque at the Arizona Pioneers' Home Cemetery in Prescott...

Breaking birding record only beginning for Oregon man

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year's Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand. But as soon as the clock finished tolling midnight, the 28-year-old Oregon...

Montana geologist finds new Bitterroot fault line

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A mapping method used to look at floodplains in the Bitterroot Valley turned up something unexpected: a new fault line that just might cross under the Lake Como Dam. Jeff Lonn, a geologist with the Montana Bureau of Mines...

Divorce filings

Sherri Dawn Childers vs. Paul Keith Childers: separate maintenance...

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