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East-west turf runway dedicated Saturday

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker welcomed the crowd of about 50 to the turf runway dedication. He said it had been a great week in Alva, and he was really excited to dedicate this turf runway. He praised...

Women's Air Race Classic disrupted by weather

Sue Hughes of Waynoka was the official timer in Alva at the first stop last Tuesday of the 2018 Women's Air Race Classic. She said, "All 56 planes made it to Alva. However, on the next stop to...

ACT I theatre to perform 'Mary Poppins Jr.'

The youthful cast of ACT I Theatre's "Mary Poppins Jr." will charm area audiences as the curtain rises on the Broadway Junior production for three nights, June 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. "Mary...

Two Northwestern faculty receive awards at Board of Visitors Social Work Hall of Fame Ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members Dr. Kylene Rehder and Raquel Razien recently received awards at the annual Board of Visitors Social Work Hall of Fame luncheon and ceremony....

Gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett makes a last-minute visit to Alva before the election

There are ten Republican candidates on Tuesday's primary ballot who are competing for the governor's seat. Besides Mick Cornett, the list includes Christopher Barnett, Dan Fisher, Eric Foutch, Barry...

Tourism funds athletic events

While requests for tourism tax dollars are increasing, the amount of money available is declining. The tourism tax comes from lodging rentals at hotels, motels and bed and breakfast facilities in...

Warden Guffy tells BJCC grads about recovering from an embarrassing public stumble

Fifty-four young men participated in Bill Johnson Correctional Center's graduation ceremony on Friday, June 22, receiving their certificates of having completed their high school equivalent...

NWTC counselor Koehn talks to BJCC grads about perceptions and choices

Karen Koehn, Northwest Technology Center's guidance counselor, spoke to the graduates, friends, families, and others in attendance at Bill Johnson Correctional Center's high school equivalency...

Matthew Kennedy, BJCC graduating class valedictorian, speaks to gathered crowd

Matthew Kennedy, valedictorian of Bill Johnson Correctional Center's summer 2018 high school equivalency graduating class, warned the audience at the start of his speech that he was "pretty nervous," ...

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and...

Audit: Kansas wildfire efforts inadequate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An audit has found that Kansas doesn't have money to devote to wildfires. State auditors say state and local officials have had issues coordinating their firefighting efforts. They say efforts to prevent and fight wildfires in...

Federal court ruling makes it easier to vote in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 25,000 Kansans whose voter registration applications had been listed as incomplete for lack of proof-of-citizenship documents are being fully added to the voting rolls after a federal court decision last week...

Man gets life in prison for 1982 Oklahoma City slaying

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City jury has decided on a life prison term for a 67-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting one of his drug runners more than 35 years ago. Raul Sierra was convicted of first-degree murder for the November...

Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production...

Governor's race, marijuana vote top Oklahoma primary ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The race for Oklahoma's open governor's seat, especially among a crowded Republican field, and whether to allow medicinal marijuana headline the ballot in the state's primary election this week. Oklahoma election officials...

Oklahoma camp aims to identify future doctors in rural areas

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Naomi Vinson stands over a mannequin on a gurney methodically maneuvering a ventilator tube down its throat. As she does so, she explains that the process is known as a tracheal intubation, used to maintain open airways on...

Arkansas Farm Bureau names county's Farm Family of the Year

LINCOLN, Ark. (AP) — Dyanna Moyer considers her family farm's most significant accomplishment to be supporting two daughters who became first-generation college graduates with agriculture-related degrees. "As my wife says, the most important...

Oklahoma high school students earn college credits

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — About 20 rising Union High School sophomores were recently charged with building the tallest, free-standing structure they could out of sticks, tape and marshmallows. They also began to build their college transcripts. The...

Oklahoma City candy store finds a new home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bob Benham never finished his cup of Sumatran coffee on March 29, but his business' future is a little sweeter because of it. The owner of Balliets had read of the impending closing of another iconic Oklahoma City business,...

Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder gets 3-year contract extension

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder has received a three-year contract extension, with his annual pay boosted to $950,000. The deal was approved Friday by the Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents. The new...

Ross named NWOSU head soccer coach

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Brad Franz has named James Ross as the next leader of the Ranger women's soccer program. "I'm very excited about the hiring of coach...

Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is "insisting" that countries remove "artificial" trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their...

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than...

Commercial spaceflight company to try to launch from Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A commercial spaceflight company is preparing for its third attempt to launch from the Kodiak spaceport. If successful, it would be the first commercial launch from the spaceport at Narrow Cape, the Kodiak Daily Mirror...

Marriage license filings

Travis Wade Archer, Fairview and Cassidy Leann Fouts, Alva: marriage license (no counselling)...

Divorce filings

David Dewayne Guthrie, Alva vs. Cheryl Jean Guthrie, Alva: dissolution of marriage...

JO ANN SCRIBNER COLE

Jo Ann Scribner Cole, the only child of Lillian (Buckles) and Joe Scribner, was born in Alva on December 5, 1931. Jo Ann was the granddaughter of homesteaders on both the Buckles and Scribner side,...

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