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Parsons and Powers celebrate 77 combined years of service

After 49 and 28 years, respectively, working devotedly as valued team members of Farmers Cooperative Association of Alva, Carl Parsons and Carol Powers, both of Alva, are set to retire on Dec. 31....

Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day celebrated

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Dec. 9, the colorful quilt of aviation and aerospace presented its splendid hues under the classic white canopy of the Atlantic Aviation hangar at Wiley Post Airport. Table...

Girls Scouts hold rededication ceremony, Christmas dinner

Alva Girl Scouts with Troop 969 recently held a rededication ceremony for their parents along with a Christmas dinner for everyone to enjoy. The scouts rededicated themselves in the belief of the...

New hearts

An article in Time states: “50 years on, new hearts still don’t come easy.” Our own Terry Gene Nix, interred in Alva Municipal Cemetery, was the first person in the world to undergo Total...

Northwestern offices closing for holiday break Dec. 25 through Jan. 1

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will close for the holiday break beginning Monday, Dec. 25. All Northwestern locations and offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Fall semester finals week will continue through Friday, Dec. 15. Spring...

1st Annual Alva FFA Coyote Hunt

The first ever Alva FFA Coyote Hunt will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16. Proceeds from this event will go towards purchasing Christmas meals for local families. Rules meeting and card hand outs will be Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Alva Ag Farm...

Random Thoughts

As we have noted previously, Oklahoma has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Numerous creative people (singers, actors, writers, and others) have called the Sooner State home. Among them are Rance ...

Economic development committee busy with infrastructure

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) held a very short meeting Wednesday. The quarterly meeting was held at Northwest Technology in Alva. All members were present with the...

Northwest Family Services seeking new director

Northwest Family Services Executive Director Sheila Gilchrist resigned her position effective on Dec. 4. Northwest Family Services Board of Directors is pursuing a new executive director. Currently Brenda Rose is serving as the interim director for...

Murdock wins majority in Tuesday primary

According to unofficial totals for the Republican primary election for District 27 state senator, Casey Murdock of Felt received the most votes at 2,181 or 33.17 percent. Travis Templin followed with ...

Tulsa ex-officer convicted of manslaughter to be evaluated

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer has been transferred to a state prison, where officials will determine how he'll serve his 15-year sentence in the fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. The Tulsa World reports that...

Man accused in Oklahoma police chase arrested again

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man who led police on a 2½ hour police chase and standoff last month has been arrested again. Police say 25-year-old Brenton Hager was arrested Thursday morning in Oklahoma City on a complaint of unauthorized use of a...

Judge rejects immunity for Tulsa man in fatal shooting case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has denied an Oklahoma man's request for immunity from prosecution for a first-degree murder charge under the state's "stand your ground" law. The Tulsa World reports that 45-year-old William Wolverton Bridges faces...

Luther police officer stabbed by man walking along highway

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Luther police officer was stabbed in the arm by a man he found walking alongside a road. Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman Mark Opgrande says the officer stopped Thursday to check on the man, who first...

Oklahoma judge refuses to reduce ex-officer's sentence

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer serving a 10-year prison sentence following his 2011 corruption conviction isn't entitled to a reduced term, a federal judge has ruled. In an opinion and order released Wednesday, U.S. District...

Auditor: 4 workers sounded 1st alarms about Oklahoma agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health sounded the first alarms about dire financial problems at the agency when they approached auditors conducting a routine review of the agency in early August, State...

Head of OU fundraising group seeks regents' ouster

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The head of the University of Oklahoma's LGBTQ Alumni Society is asking the organization's 400 members to stop donating to the university until Regent Kirk Humphreys resigns from the board. OU LGBTQ Alumni Society President...

Father of Topeka man fatally shot by police to view footage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A city of Topeka spokeswoman says the father of a black man fatally shot by police will view body camera footage from the incident Friday. City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield says a family attorney is scheduled to join Kelly White...

Former sheriff's deputy pleads to child sex charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Coffey County deputy has pleaded no contest to multiple child sex charges. Matthew Vander Linden entered the plea Thursday. He was charged with two counts each of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and...

Kansas police officers' new co-worker is a pit bull

STAFFORD, Kan. (AP) — Police in central Kansas have a new drug detective: a pit bull who was rescued by a Texas organization and trained for law enforcement work. Kano, a 55-pound (25-kilogram) puppy, completed his first drug bust Monday for the...

Goldbugs narrowly defeat Longhorns 56-55

The Alva Goldbugs are still playing catch-up after their long-running football season. The home team is still getting their basketball moves in place but managed to pull out a one-point win 56-55...

Ladybugs beat Chisholm 54-35

The Alva Ladybugs continued their winning streak with a 54-35 victory over the Chisholm Lady Longhorns Thursday night in Alva. Following their championship in the Pioneer tournament, the Ladybugs are ...

Sooners RB Rodney Anderson won't be charged with sex assault

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor decided against charging Sooners running back Rodney Anderson with sexual assault on Thursday, clearing a major cloud hanging over the team ahead of its College Football Playoff semifinal against...

C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G (dee-OH'-jee). He's more than a mascot -...

Rookie bomb-sniffing dog at airport has pooping problem

CHICAGO (AP) — A rookie bomb-sniffing dog at Chicago's Midway International Airport is having a little trouble waiting to poop in the proper place. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the dog has been pooping in the terminals and concourses. Kevin...

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

PARIS (AP) — French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000). Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on...

BRANDON DALE HARMON

Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor ...

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