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Northwestern Art Show winners announced, winning pieces to be displayed April 5th at Runnymede

The 16th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show will end on campus in the J.W. Martin Library March 29. Winning pieces from the campus show will then move to a...

Public hearing delayed by date problem

A public hearing was tabled by the Alva City Council Monday due to conflicting dates and times given property owners. City Attorney Rick Cunningham said the letters to property owners gave the...

School continues strategic planning process

Alva Public Schools are looking to the future through a strategic planning process begun last fall. The third phase of the four steps of the Continuous Strategic Improvement Plan was held on March...

Inquiring minds wanted to know

As I travel back and forth through the construction at Ingersoll, I keep wondering why the elevator on the north side of the road was spared. The nice chamber lady at Cherokee didn't know but got me...

Menus for week of March 25–29

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Cinnamon Toast Crunch, toast, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Tuesday – Chicken waffle, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Wednesday – Sausage patty, biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk Thursday...

Kansas lawmakers eye bill to address social worker shortage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Low pay, challenging work and years of declining state funding have made it difficult to hire and keep qualified social workers in Kansas. Making matters worse, advocates say, is the state's unusually high certification and...

Troopers say camper drowns in southwestern Oklahoma lake

HOBART, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a camper has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake. Troopers say the body of 36-year-old Kyle Robert Burkitt of Macomb was recovered on Saturday from Tom Steed Lake, about 99 miles southwest...

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Oklahoma homeowner

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say they've arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a homeowner. Authorities say Anthony Ahaisse was taken into custody early Saturday following a high-speed pursuit. Tulsa County...

Oklahoma moves to stop towns from fees, bans on plastic bags

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags, a measure that officials in one Oklahoma community say encroaches on their search for an...

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes...

Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters. No one — not even Kahler's attorneys — disputes...

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly...

Replacing Oklahoma City canal lights to begin by next year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officials say work to replace the lighting system along the Bricktown Canal will be underway by next year. The city now has an architects' report recommending safety features not in place when 23-year-old Wesley...

Tribes shut out of 'opportunity zone' deals

Native American tribes across the country were left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive for opportunity zones, with their governments unable to pool investments to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas. The...

Offense powers #5 Muleriders sweep of Savage Storm

Magnolia, Ark. – The fifth-ranked SAU Softball team completed a sweep of Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday, with the Mulerider offense going for ten extra base hits and eighteen runs over the two games. It was the bottom of the Muleriders...

Henderson Stays Hot, Sweeps SWOSU on Saturday

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State erased a 5-0 deficit to storm back and win game one 8-6 on Saturday, then used a fast start in the second contest to hold on for a 5-3 victory and sweep Southwestern Oklahoma State in the weekend series at...

Harding Women's Tennis Sweeps Rhodes

SEARCY - Harding women's tennis won its 10th match of the season Saturday with a 9-0 nonconference victory over NCAA Division III Rhodes College. Harding won all three doubles matches and swept the six singles matches, only losing one set. Harding...

Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans cheered, Democrats scoffed, and as the first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation emerged Sunday, just about the only thing they agreed upon was that the fight wasn't over. The four-page summary of...

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election. McCain can't respond but his record speaks. Trump misrepresented it, on...

US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group...

Marriage license filings

William Forrest Higgins, Alva, vs. Taylor Lee Croft, Alva: marriage license (no counselling)...

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