'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...

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...

'Zombie' event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support taxes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anti-tax "zombies" in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services. The event by...

Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted...

5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

OT interception enables No. 10 Oklahoma State to beat Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — During his 13 seasons as Oklahoma State football coach, Mike Gundy has built a reputation for producing dynamic offenses and less than impressive defenses. On Saturday, the Cowboys leaned on their defense. Ramon Richards...

Mayfield, Anderson lead No. 9 Sooners past K-State, 42-35

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma has made a habit of squandering early leads much of this season. The Sooners went the other way Saturday night. Rodney Anderson ran 22 yards for the go-ahead score with 7 seconds left, Baker Mayfield threw for 410...

Poulson paces Muleriders to historic finish at GAC Championships

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Freshman Trevor Poulson paced three other All-GAC Mulerider runners as Southern Arkansas finished as Runner-Up amongst a highly competitive field at the 2017 Great American Conference Championships on Saturday morning at the SAU...

Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

HONOLULU (AP) — Cans of Spam have become a common item that's being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities. Ra Long, who owns a convenience store in the city, said shoplifters have...

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search...

UNO to host lecture on August white supremacist violence

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two months after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a protest attended largely by white supremacists, a lecture at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will attempt to look at what happened. The 2017 Rabbi...

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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