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'I love this town'

While many young people are eager to leave their familiar communities to explore the world, Drew Cunningham has a different outlook. He has recently returned to Alva to practice law with his father,...

OWRB to consider Alva loan Nov. 1

Alva took the next step in the process of hopefully obtaining a $2.635 million loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) Monday. Involved were three items on the Alva Utility Authority...

Alva woman accused of charges to another's credit card

An Alva woman is facing three misdemeanor charges regarding the use of a credit card belonging to someone else. Crystal Joy Martin, 40, of Alva has been charged with receiving, holding or concealing lost or mislaid card as well as two counts of...

I was a snake oil salesman

One hundred and eighty people rode around the square on hay bale laden wagons Sunday afternoon, stopping periodically for a slice of Alva's history in Talk Of The Town. I hope everyone had a great...

Alva man charged with domestic abuse

An Alva man has been charged in an attack on his ex-girlfriend. On Oct. 17 a charge of domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse, a felony, was filed against Heath Ray Tomberlin, 28, of...

Alva man charged with child neglect

An Alva man has been charged with two counts of felony child neglect. In both cases, the child talked to adults who then contacted police. On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, James Curtis Shramek, 39, of Alva...

Parking lot video provides evidence

A parking lot surveillance camera fingered a suspect in a property damage report from a local bar. According to court papers, Teresa Nicole Garcia told Alva police on Aug. 21 that her pickup was...

Library seeks Alva POW camp photos

The World War II prisoner of war camp is a unique feature of Alva’s history. The Alva Public Library has been awarded a grant to learn about preserving history through images and wants to focus on this portion of community history. The library is...

Wichita police officer arrested on suspicion of misconduct

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer has been arrested on suspicion of official misconduct and stalking. The Wichita Eagle reports the officer was arrested Friday by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's office. The officer is a 21-year veteran...

Kansas author talks about future of rural churches

MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas pastor has written a book that focuses on what rural churches can and must do to stay alive. The Hutchinson News reports that Brad Roth is a pastor at West Zion Mennonite Church in Moundridge. He says his...

Officials: EF1 tornado tore part of Oklahoma casino roof off

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An overnight batch of severe storms spawned an EF1 tornado that tore part of a casino roof off in central Oklahoma during a concert and downed power lines and trees throughout the state, emergency managers said Sunday. The...

Arkansas students bring memories to life with virtual tours

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Two students adjusted the virtual reality headset so Eddie Sue Adams could get a clear view. She was sitting in an armchair in the Rocking Chair Inn retirement home while she experienced a 360-degree view of a boat gliding...

Kansas unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reports that its unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.8 percent in September but the state saw a small decline in the number of private-sector jobs over the previous year. The state Department of Labor says the...

Kansas lawmakers study insurance payments for telemedicine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering whether insurance companies should be required to pay health care providers the same amount for telemedicine services as for in-person visits. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that a...

Oklahoma attorney general seeks federal opioid investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general says in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that federal racketeering laws should be used to investigate the manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of opioids. State Attorney...

Oklahoma knife maker with disability lives without limits

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The roar of a propane tank and the clang of cold steel hammering hot red stock echoed down an otherwise quiet small-town street. It was the sound of Norman "Buddy" Thomas at his anvil forging another creation. What started as...

Oklahoma pilot program helps ex-inmates find employment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Most people wouldn't look forward to a shift in a drainage ditch, with crisp winds whipping into the thick brush and making the work even tougher. But on a gray Tuesday morning in Edgemere Park, Kevin Fletcher of Oklahoma...

Oklahoma prison guard arrested on child sex charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a prison guard has been arrested on child sex charges. The department said in a news release Saturday that 46-year-old Cpl. Christopher Adams was arrested by department officers and...

Hillcats Run Unbeaten Streak to Six with 1-0 Win at St. Mary's

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Rogers State women's soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to six straight games with a 1-0 victory at St. Mary's on Saturday at Sigma Beta Chi Field. The Hillcats improved to 12-3-1 overall and 8-3-1 in the Heartland...

Football Snaps Losing Streak at Henderson State

ARKADELPHIA, ARK. – The East Central University football team snapped its six game losing streak with a 24-16 victory on the road at Henderson State. The Tigers (2-6 GAC) trailed the Reddies (4-4 GAC) 411 to 337 in total offensive yards, but made...

Red Wave Men Third, Women Fourth at UALR Invitational

The Red Wave 200 medley relay team began the meet with the foursome of Bogdan Pochynok, Tom Nguyen, Yahor Pauliukovich and Caleb Murders finishing second with a time of 1:35.75. Pochynok was Henderson's top individual finisher by winning the 100...

Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety....

Hemp stigma fades as scores apply for production permits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The production of industrial hemp — a cousin of marijuana but distinctly different from the illicit drug — is a step closer in South Carolina as more than 120 farmers signed up to grow the crop here. That's great news...

2010 oil spill funds remain elusive for coastal counties

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A weekly report from Bay County's RESTORE Act coordinator lays out the steps he must follow on the path to securing the county's Deepwater Horizon oil spill money: Update the status of Pot 1 grant applications, meet with...

Divorce filings

Shane Colin Justice, Alva, vs. Tabitha Ann Justice: dissolution of marriage...

Marriage license filings

Kolby Wayne Gann and Destinee Renae Barnett, both of Enid: marriage license (counseling) ($5). James Mikel Pollock and Irys Dawn Botta, both of Alva: marriage license (no counseling)...

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