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Talk of the Town tour sold out

The crisp fall weather was perfect for an afternoon hayride Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets were sold out for the Talk of the Town event held by the Cherokee Strip Museum. As they rode in comfort, patrons...

Alva Robotics update

The Alva robotics team has just finished up five weeks of the six-week competition by hosting a bake sale and attending practice day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Oct. 14. The bake...

Blessing of Sacred Heart Family Center

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alva celebrated the blessing of Sacred Heart Family Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The first parish hall building, which was known as Sacred Heart Memorial Hall, was...

Street projects nearing completion

The larger street maintenance and repair projects require warm temperatures. Alva City Manager Joe Don Dunham told the Alva City Council Monday that season is coming to an end. So far the city has...

Mary Shklar named Miss Tulsa State Fair

"And your new Miss Tulsa State Fair is ... contestant No. 14, Mary Shklar!" Those were the words of Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Miss Tulsa State Fair Scholarship Pageant...

Random Thoughts

Dennis Thomas Flynn served as Oklahoma Territory’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for eight of the 17 years the territory existed. Flynn first ran for Congress in 1890, but he lost. ...

Arkansas center gets grant for minority health disparities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Reducing children's exposure to tobacco smoke and preventing HIV among black inmates are the focus of a $7 million federal grant awarded to the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for...

Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon's second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state's major...

New Mexico medical pot program making changes

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's booming medical marijuana program is undergoing changes. The Albuquerque Journal reports a state Department of Health official told lawmakers this week the tweaks are intended to alleviate growing pains. The...

Retail gasoline prices in Texas, nationwide continue to drop

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Average retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country continue to steadily decline. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump in the state was $2.26 a gallon, down from $2.32 last week. Average...

Mother, daughter guilty of embezzling more than $200K

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A mother and daughter who were convicted of embezzling more than $200,000 from a weekly Kansas newspaper have been ordered to make monthly restitution payments. The Sedgwick County prosecutor's office said in a news release...

UNK to offer in-state tuition to Colorado, Kansas students

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering in-state tuition rates to Colorado and Kansas residents who are accepted as regular on-campus undergraduate students. The university said Thursday it will offer a new...

3 Kansas sites finalists for Tyson chicken-processing plant

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Local officials have confirmed that three Kansas counties are finalists for a new Tyson Foods Inc. chicken-processing plant. The sites are in Cloud County in north-central Kansas, Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas and...

Boyfriend pleads not guilty in alleged Wichita attack

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The boyfriend of a Wichita woman whose 3-year-old son was found encased in concrete has pleaded not guilty to charges involving the child's father. Forty-year-old Stephen Bodine is charged with aggravated assault and criminal...

Kansas restaurant owner pleads guilty in back wages case

MERRIAM, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Kansas City-area restaurant has pleaded guilty to impeding an investigation into the withholding of employees' pay. The U.S. Department of Labor says Yong Lin, president of China Garden Buffet in Merriam,...

4 Kansas teens running for governor answer questions

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Four teenagers who are running to be governor of Kansas spoke to their peers Thursday during a forum that revealed some differences on issues but an agreement that the state's voters should take their candidacies seriously....

Goldbugs post 48-8 win over Pawhuska

After a hard-fought victory against Perry last week, the Goldbugs had an easier foe in Pawhuska Thursday night, winning 48-8. The fall break game played in Alva was pretty much decided in the first...

UAM Hoops picked first overall in GAC preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball team was selected first overall in the Great American Conference Preseason poll, as was released by the conference on Thursday. Arkansas-Monticello enters the new year...

Colorado teens break into house, throw party, get arrested

PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Six teenagers who are accused of breaking into a Parker house and throwing a party have been arrested. KMGH-TV reports that Mike Cox, who owns the house and recently put it up for sale, returned home from dinner on Friday...

Man sleeping in dumpster dropped into city collection truck

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man was uninjured but arrested after he was sleeping in a dumpster that was picked up and emptied into the back of a Helena collection truck. The Independent Record reports that the man was dumped into the cardboard...

2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10...

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