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City Hall project to finish March 1

The February meeting of the Alva City Council was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Alva Recreation Center. It’s hoped the March meeting will be back in the city council chambers of City Hall. Currently the south end of the building is closed for...

Northwestern's Social Workers Association of Tomorrow give donations

Students in the Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) chapter at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently completed their Compassion in Action Dignity Drive for the fall semester. SWAT...

Random Thoughts

With the 2020 election fast approaching, now seems like a good time to look at the one that took place 100 years ago. The 1920 election was one of those that had a huge impact on American history....

Bullying

It doesn’t take much to make a difference in another person’s life, positively or negatively. It’s also easy to overlook someone who is being bullied, and so difficult to think independently...

Spring enrollment at Northwestern following state trends

Northwestern Oklahoma State University followed the trend of most of the state’s colleges and universities with a slightly smaller enrollment for the spring semester. A total of 1,818 students enrolled in spring classes, which is 39 students or...

Spiritually Speaking

When I count my blessings this week, one that moves toward the top of the list is the fabulous fact that I am not – have never been – do not aspire to be – a school superintendent. On days when the Oklahoma weather turns nasty, they are stuck...

Black ice

Most people in the middle of the country would know exactly what I mean if I said the term, “black ice.” Webster’s Dictionary describes it like this: “a transparent coating of ice, found especially on a road or other paved surface....

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Senior physics class builds hovercraft

The seniors this year are in physics class with Mrs. Newlin. They have recently been learning about the coefficient of friction and its impact on objects. They built a hovercraft using plywood,... Full story

Giraffe dies in accident at Kansas City Zoo barn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Zoo officials say an adult male giraffe died after suffering a spinal cord injury in a zoo barn. The zoo says that on Wednesday the 9-year-old male, named Hamisi, caught his head in an area of the barn that...

Houston company recalls fish products that weren't inspected

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a Houston-based seafood company is recalling nearly 101,000 pounds (45,810 kilograms) of fish products, specifically wild caught catfish, because they were produced and distributed without being reviewed by federal...

Woman dies in fiery crash after driving wrong way on highway

KECHI, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wichita woman had died in a crash after she drove the wrong way on a Kansas highway. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash early Friday on Kansas 254 in Kechi. KAKE-TV reports Brooke Spainhower lost control on...

Lawmakers hear from opponents, supporters of wind farm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opponents of legislation that would place restrictions on wind farm developments say such a law would hurt an industry that has invested billions of dollars in Kansas and override the rights of property owners who are paid to...

Kansas bomb plotter gets more prison time for child porn

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Kansas militia member convicted of taking part in a foiled plot to massacre Muslims in southwest Kansas has now been sentenced to even more time behind bars for possession of child pornography. A judge...

Bill would require notifications of missing foster children

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Child welfare officials would be required to notify the legislature, the governor and the media when a foster child goes missing under proposed legislation. The Kansas City Star reports that the bill sponsored by Louisburg...

Kansas lawmaker apologizes after LGBTQ daughter decries bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A conservative Kansas legislator has apologized and said he has asked that he be removed as a sponsor of a bill calling same-sex marriages a "parody" after his LGBTQ daughter posted a letter to him on Facebook that ended with,...

Kansas judge freezes assets of sect accused of trafficking

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has frozen the assets of a sect that faced a $7.9 million judgment last year for human trafficking. Public radio station KCUR reported Friday that Judge Julie Robinson found that members of what...

Gov. Kelly issues disaster declaration ahead of winter storm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly has declared a disaster emergency in anticipation of a winter storm forecast to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the state Saturday. The National Weather Service is forecasting the storm will move into...

Kansas House committee votes to keep death penalty in place

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has narrowly voted to keep the state's death penalty law in place. The Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee voted 7-6 on Friday to reject a bill to repeal the state's 1994 capital punishment law....

Alivia Huell Shows Out for Lady Tigers in Alva

ALVA, Okla. – Ouachita Lady Tiger's take Northwestern Oklahoma State to the wire, but they would fall in the end 71-60. The Lady Tigers were led by senior Alivia Huell who put in 17 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Eden Crow...

Team Effort Carries Tigers Past Rangers

ALVA, Okla. – Ouachita Tigers use complete team effort and huge second half to defeat Northwestern Oklahoma State, 67-58. Trey Harris and Kendarious Smith led the way for Ouachita each scoring 11 points and added two rebounds. Mahlon Martin...

Henderson Blitzes SWOSU 104-78, Clinches GAC Tournament Bid

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Henderson State got down 13-2 in the first five minutes to Southwestern Oklahoma State on the road, but that was about all that went wrong for the Reddies on Thursday evening, as they out-scored the Bulldogs by 37 points the...

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. Hundreds — likely more than 1,000 — IS fighters...

El Chapo wants new trial, hearing to probe jury misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the...

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be...

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