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I thought it over and decided this week to use other people's thoughts

Some of this is profound, some informative, some humorous, and some downright silly; enjoy. There was a study and scientists say swearing is actually a sign of more intelligence, not less. I doubt...

Murdock's Minutes

We’re coming up on the next big deadline for action on most bills. April 22 is the last day for the Senate to vote on legislation sent over from the House, and the last day for them to consider bills we sent over. There are a few exceptions to... Full story

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Coffeetime

After many years of neglecting his family, a hard-working successful salesman finally took his wife on a date. Unfortunately, very conscious of the time he was ‘wasting,’ he frequently checked...

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Pies to the face reward for full shopping carts

ALVA, Oklahoma – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Student Government Association is sponsoring an end-of-semester food drive to benefit the Campus Cabinet food pantries housed in Alva,...

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Alva Community Theatre workday open to adult volunteers

Volunteer workers will begin at 8: a.m. on Saturday, April 24 to revitalize and refresh Alva Community Theatre Inc. for the 2021 season. According to organizer Kathi Jenlink, the workday is open to...

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Woods County emergency responders receive meritorious award

Three Woods County emergency responders receive the Meritorious Award from the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association. From left are Alva Fire Chief Bryan Miller, Woods County 911 Supervisor Ashley...

Four funding requests on Alva Tourism agenda

The Alva Tourism Commission has several requests for event funding on the agenda for Wednesday’s regular meeting. They will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of City Hall. The Northwest Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association is requesting... Full story

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Grab and go browsing working well at Alva Public Library

The "grab and go" policy for browsing book stacks has been going well at the Alva Public Library. At the end of March, the library allowed patrons, including students from the sixth grade on up,... Full story

New council members, treasurer to be sworn in Monday

New council members and the city treasurer are to be sworn in at the beginning of Monday’s Alva City Council meeting. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. At least five of the eight current council members must... Full story

Fuel sales up for March at Alva Regional Airport

The Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday, April 12, was brief with no action items on the agenda other than approving the minutes from March 8. Commission members present for the meeting were Dale Logsdon, Paul Kinzie, Calleb Mosburg and Kelly... Full story

Oklahoma coronavirus case number averages are declining

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rolling average of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is declining, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, the rolling average of new cases had fallen by 27.4 during the past two weeks, from 321.4...

New Kansas law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelines

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines. The bill Kelly signed last week gained bipartisan support in the state Senate, but drew criticism...

Program rescues unwanted produce for those in need

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Farmers in the Lawrence area are being recruited to participate in a program that gathers unsellable produce and donates it to people in need. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Lawrence-Douglas County...

Kansas district ditches Native American mascots

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas district has decided to ditch its "Redmen" and "Braves" mascots after public opinion shifted. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Atchison school board approved the change unanimously this past week. It was...

Oklahoma coronavirus case number averages are declining

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rolling average of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is declining, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, the rolling average of new cases had fallen by 27.4 during the past two weeks, from 321.4...

USDA reopens signup for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that signup has reopened for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. The initial CFAP 2 signup...

Oklahoma's hydroxychloroquine shipment took a detour to a Pryor pharmacy

It’s been a long, strange trip for Oklahoma’s $2.6 million shipment of hydroxychloroquine, bought a year ago as a once-promising treatment for COVID-19. The 1.2 million doses of the drug normally used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and...

Rangers explode for 10 hits for mid-week win over Tigers 9-3

ENID, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State Baseball participated in their annual game at David Allen Memorial Ballpark game this year against East Central. The Red and Black would use 10 hits scoring nine runs from a four-run seventh inning...

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 41-year-old man is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area Sunday warned residents that the suspect might take a hostage. Interim Austin Police...

State Supreme Court to consider women-only areas of gyms

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case that could have a wide-ranging effect on anti-discrimination laws. The court will consider whether it is discriminatory for gyms to have areas restricted to women only...

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the...

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DAWN MICHELLE DEMAREE GORDON

Dawn Michelle (Demaree) Gordon, daughter of Dr. Lowell Demaree, was born July 26th 1961, in Alva, and passed peacefully April 14th, 2021 at the age of 59 years old. Michelle graduated from Kiowa High...

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LANA LEIST-BURKHART

Lana Leist-Burkhart, 78 year-old Woodward, Oklahoma, resident, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021. In accordance with Lana's wishes, a celebration of life will be held at the American Legion...

DR. JAMES 'JIM' KEENEY

Dr. James (Jim) Keeney, former Woodward resident, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at the age of 65. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church of Woodward. Arrangements are under the...

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