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Summer JumpStart program begins at Northwestern

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Student Support Services began their summer JumpStart program on the Alva campus June 4. This is the second year for the summer program. This...

Courtney and Cathy Mapes of Alva recognized for mentoring efforts

Sisters Courtney and Cathy Mapes of Alva have been recognized for their volunteer efforts as 2017-18 Academic All-State Alumni and Boren Mentoring Initiative Mentors, respectively, providing academic ...

Alva student attends nationally renowned Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain

The picturesque scenery of Quartz Mountain in southwest Oklahoma serves as the perfect setting for an elite group of young Oklahoma artists to hone their craft, including Kylee Harzman from Alva,...

Random Thoughts

When I was a child, one of the television shows my family watched was "Naked City." The town to which the title referred was New York City. Each episode presented the story of a person. At the end of ...

Letter to the editor

After a salesman came to my door, I got curious and asked the internet about “door-to-door home security” and found out a tremendous number of items on the subject. I learned enough to be glad that I finally convinced him I was not interested....

Aerodynamic cars

“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” was the mantra of the ‘60s auto makers, creating the horsepower race; the fuel crisis and pollution concerns of the ‘70s brought a need to consider...

All county budgets turned in to excise board

The Woods County Excise Board approved temporary appropriations for the following budgets presented at their meeting on Wednesday, June 20. • Woods County – 80 percent, $10,481,416.23 • Woods County Health Department – $730,737.56 • Alva...

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when...

Nurse sentenced in oxycodone pill scheme

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hospice nurse has been sentenced to three years in prison for fraudulently obtaining and selling oxycodone. Desiree Ulibarri, of Albuquerque, was sentenced Thursday on conspiracy to distribute...

Missouri babies with opioid withdrawal may be underreported

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 3,700 pregnant women and new mothers were hospitalized in Missouri for opioid abuse in the past two years, according to a new report. The Missouri Hospital Association research indicates that the number of babies born...

Parson signs first 5 bills as Missouri's governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed his first five bills into law since taking office, including one that exempts small farms from parts of the state's clean water law. The legislation said farms would not need a permit...

National rig count falls by 7 to 1,052; Louisiana loses 4

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by seven this week to 1,052. At this time a year ago there were 941 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 862...

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment...

Missouri teen celebrates prom while in the hospital

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Skylar Russell finished her prom makeup, she turned in her hospital bed to look at her grandfather. "Papa, don't cry. Because if you cry, I'll cry. And then we'll all be crying," she said. If Randal Russell was going to...

Grief therapy dog comforts people at Missouri funeral home

TROY, Mo. (AP) — After only four hours of sleep, Melissa Moran was exhausted by the time she reached the funeral home to make arrangements for her mother's service. To Moran's surprise, a grief therapy dog was waiting for her and her family at...

Kansas family surprises dad by restoring his old truck

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Bill Unruh didn't notice his old truck was no longer parked in the shed at the family farm as he helped his children organize. When his brother, George Unruh, drove it down the driveway, he didn't recognize it. Then his sons...

Arkansas safety commission looks at students' mental health

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas School Safety Commission has expanded its list of goals for improving student and staff security to include proposals related to mental health services. The 18-member commission of law enforcement officers,...

Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back strikes plea deals

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say they have reached plea deals with former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle that allow him to be released on probation as long as he stays out of trouble. The Sedgwick County district attorney's office...

Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder hope they have run into some more good luck in the second round. Oklahoma City took Virginia guard Devon Hall with the 53rd overall selection in the NBA Draft on Thursday night and Texas-Arlington forward Kevin...

Franks Named SE Golf Head Coach

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Director of Athletics Keith Baxter has named Molly Franks as the Savage Storm men's golf coach. Franks has served as the interim coach over the second half of the 2017-18 season and will now have that interim tag...

Hope, despair in poetry by immigrant children in US lockup

NEW YORK (AP) — The young immigrants held in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a handful of...

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure...

Ex-New England Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' guilty in slaying

BOSTON (AP) — Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was convicted Friday of killing a nightclub owner to keep him from ratting out the mobster to authorities in 1993, all but ensuring that the 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss will die behind...

ALEXANDER RICHARD KOPF

Funeral services for Alexander Richard Kopf will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Medicine Lodge First Christian Church with Pastor Dwight Dozier officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m....

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