3 killed, 2 injured in early-morning Oklahoma traffic wreck

MILL CREEK, Okla. (AP) — Three people have died and two others were hurt after an early-morning collision involving two vehicles in southern Oklahoma. The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the wreck occurred early...

Aerobatic show set for Wings over the Prairie

What's an air show without great flying stunts? The Wings over the Prairie Air Show in Alva next weekend has booked a premiere showman. Randy Henderson of Texas T-Carts fame will be performing two...

Sen. Inhofe discusses Pruitt allegations during Alva fly-in

During a Saturday morning fly-in at the Alva Regional Airport, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke briefly about allegations surrounding Scott Pruitt, who has headed the Environmental Protection...

Northwestern alum one of two winners on Food Network's Comeback Kitchen

Take two! The number two may quickly become Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumna Amy Pottinger's lucky number because she was one of two people to recently be named this summer's Food...

Happy Father's Day to all the father figures out there

Remember, fathers come in all descriptions: single mothers, grandfathers, preachers, stable significant others, stepfathers, or anyone willing to be a role model and help guide young people down the...

The Coffee House Philosopher

My next contact with former inmates from the Alva German POW camp occurred when their 50-year reunion was held in Alva in 1995 at the Sirloin Stockade (now a closed Mexican restaurant.) Stan Almgren was the owner/manager at the time. Roughly...

All WCEDC properties now rented

The quarterly meeting of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) was held at noon Wednesday at Northwest Technology in Alva. The meeting began with four members present. Two more arrived later. Daren Slater presided at the meeting... Full story

Invasive fish found in Bull Shoals Lake

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A recent catch in a lake straddling the Missouri and Arkansas border has some fisheries biologists concerned that the invasive fish would disrupt the food chain. Two fishermen recently caught a 45-pound (20-kilogram)...

More than 200 Texas districts let school staff carry guns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There are now more than 200 school districts in Texas that have adopted policies allowing staff to carry firearms, a number that spiked in the weeks following a deadly high school shooting in Florida. Dax González with the...

Budget cuts lead to closing of Kansas State research center

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University says it will close its 120-acre horticultural research center in Haysville. A news release from the university on Thursday said the school also will close its 80-acre stand of pecan trees in Chetopa....

Kansas university partners with airlines for pilot program

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Several airlines are combating a nationwide pilot shortage by partnering with Kansas State University to guarantee jobs to graduates. Regional airlines are urgently trying to fill a large number of pilot vacancies that...

Kansas farmers harvesting smaller winter wheat crop

MAYFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are harvesting a smaller winter wheat crop amid an ongoing drought, but the size of the crop is offset some by higher-quality wheat and rising prices. "Our wheat is rolling out a little better than we...

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn't been released, shot...

Man sought by Kansas police shot, wounded by Okla. officer

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — A 70-year-old man wanted by authorities in Kansas has been shot and wounded by a police officer following a traffic stop in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Saturday that Ronald Dean...

Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said...

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in...

New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio's life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a...

Marriage license filings

Patrick Doyle Kipp, Alva, and Kayla Lee Koss, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50). Jayce Dalton Gragert, Alva, and Sereptia Raedawnn Hess, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50). Eric Gene Zook, Carmen, and Kayla Renee Thornton,...

GWENDOLYN 'COLLEEN' NIXON

The memorial service for Gwendolyn "Colleen" Nixon, 86-year-old former Alva resident, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at New Hope Methodist Church, Enid, Oklahoma, with Pastor Dave Jones...

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