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Festival of the Nativity in Kiowa Dec. 1–3

The heart of Christmas is the birth of Christ and that is beautifully portrayed in live nativity reenactments and nativity sets in all shapes and sizes. You have a chance to see over 70 nativity...

Whismans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

We would like to congratulate Leslie and Barbara Whisman on 50 years of marriage on Nov. 24, 2017. You two have shown us what it takes for a long successful marriage. Through the good times, bad...

Serving on huge ships to tug boats, veteran Roger Barnett tells his story

t's amazing when you run into someone on the sidewalk of a small town and you start visiting what all you can learn. When this reporter struck up a conversation with Roger Barnett, I found out he was ...

Large fire burns in Anderson Creek area Monday

Area firefighters responded to a mutual aid request from the Freedom Fire Department Monday evening. Grass fires were sparked to the north of the U.S. 64 highway to the east of Camp Houston. Alva...

Timberlake High School united with youth on Capitol Hill during Capitol leadership meeting

Red jackets filled the halls and lined the steps of the nation's Capitol when the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought over 250 of its student leaders and advisers to...

Alfalfa County commissioners approve surplus and disposal

The Alfalfa County commissioners met the morning of Nov. 21 for their regular meeting. Stan Tucker, Jay Hague, Toby Walker, Nancy Lambert, Shana Smallwood-Buchanan, Stephanie Lambert and Kyle Spade were in attendance. The meeting began with the...

Letter to Editor

I would like to tip my hat and say, “Thank you,” to Northwest Oklahoma Representative Murdock, Representative Sanders and Senator Peterson for their “No,” vote on the budget proposal last week. The legislators have been running red lights...

Letter to Editor

On behalf of over 175 sixth-graders and their teachers, I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone who made our 21st Sixth-Grade Career Fair a HUGE success! The hours of preparation and committed passion for this activity certainly do not go unnoticed....

Multiple sex charges filed against Goltry man

A Goltry man is facing multiple sex charges involving a juvenile. His common law wife has also been charged with a felony. Michael Edward James, 48, is charged with rape, first degree (victim under age 14); two counts of rape by instrumentation;...

Speaker wants special panel to investigate health department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — House Speaker Charles McCall says he is forming a special investigative committee to look into financial mismanagement at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The 15-member committee is expected to begin its work next...

Prosecutor: Mental exam for teen accused in family's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma district attorney has requested that a 19-year-old charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings be compelled to fully participate in a mental health exam. The Tulsa World reports that District...

Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. Jurors sided with former English professor...

Governor eyes consolidations, elimination of state 'swag'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is issuing a series of executive orders asking public education leaders to develop a plan to consolidate administrative costs and for agency leaders to cut out spending on so-called "swag" items. Fallin...

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. That's less than commonly-cited estimates from more than 35 years ago, a result of new...

Tribal leaders take aim at oil and gas development

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders from throughout New Mexico are taking aim at oil and gas development — this time spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling across hundreds of square miles of one sparsely-populated...

Stone Energy merges with Talos Energy

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Houston-based offshore oil and gas firm Talos Energy says it's acquiring Lafayette-based Stone Energy in a merger worth nearly $2 billion. The deal means that Talos, a private equity firm, will go public on the New York...

AP source: Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

DALLAS (AP) — Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot (4-meter) culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of...

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. It's unclear why, but some mental health experts think...

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

PRAGUE (AP) — Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Sporting lime green "mankinis" and...

Crash report turns out to be scene for Billy Crystal film

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal. Police in Long Beach tell Newsday that officers and firefighters were dispatched Monday...

Newborn, mother and grandmother all share same birthday

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family won't have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays. A newborn, his mother and grandmother were all born on Nov. 19. Grandmother Clara Gregory said she had a feeling her grandson was going to...

PATRICIA SUE ADAMS BIXLER HINDERLITER

Funeral services for Patricia Sue Adams Bixler Hinderliter will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Ruwaldt officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Hill Cemetery under the direction of...

PATTY ANN COOK

Memorial services for Patty Ann Cook will be at a later date. She was cremated at her request under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Patty Ann Cook, daughter of Craig (C.H.) Crist and the late June Evelyn (Holwick) Crist, was born...

PHILIPP E. RING

Rosary for Philipp E. Ring will be at 3 p.m., Saturday November 18, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church ...

JUDY LEE BOND

Judith Lee Daniels was born October 11, 1939, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Rosalie Newkirk, and went to her heavenly home on November 17, 2017, at her home in Byron, Oklahoma. She was cremated at her...

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