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Ladybug Aspen Warren sign's with Pratt Community College

Ladybug Aspen Warren will continue her softball career as she's decided to sign with Pratt Community...

Woods County 4-H Has Talent contest results

Twenty-eight Woods County 4-H members participated in the 4-H Has Talent Contest on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Alva High School Auditorium. The 4-H Has Talent Contest gives members of all ages the...

Two Vehicle Collision

A two-vehicle collision during the noon hour Wednesday caused a traffic blockage on Oklahoma Boulevard at Noble. Vehicles drove through the parking areas of two businesses to get around the crash....

Art and shopping highlight Friday Art Walk tonight

Holiday shoppers are sure to find some great gift ideas during the First Friday Art Walk and Christmas Stroll Friday night in Alva. A number of downtown retailers will stay open late for shopping convenience. From 6 to 8 p.m. the Graceful Arts...

With prison staff shortage, Oklahoma looks to hire teenagers as guards

Teenagers, fresh out of high school, could be hired to guard and oversee hardened criminals in Oklahoma’s chronically overcrowded and understaffed prisons. In a little-noticed action, the Oklahoma Board of Corrections passed a set of legislative...

No school board races for Woods County

No school board races developed for the April election in Woods County. Shane Morris filed for seat 5 on the Freedom Board of Education. Incumbent Larry G. Parker has filed for the Alva School Board. Stanley Kline, also an incumbent, has filed for...

Marker rededication in commemoration of 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

The importance of the Santa Fe Trail both for travel and commercial purposes in the growth of the United States, along with the dangers and trials it presented travelers, was the focus for the day as...

Spiritually Speaking: God's creative conduit

I’m fairly certain I was in my late teens before someone pointed out to me that as God was creating man (Genesis 1, Day 6) He referred to Himself in the plural. Our English texts get the gist of the passage when they translate the phrase, “Let...

The season of imagination

Doesn’t this time of year just make you feel like a kid again? Between the music, the lights, people filling the stores to buy presents, and all the holiday dinners, this always feels like the most familiar time of year to me. It’s also the...

Church Calendar

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

University of Oklahoma seeks to be dismissed from lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is asking to be dismissed from a sexual assault lawsuit against a former OU vice president. The motion filed Tuesday says the university is immune from the claims by Levi Hilliard that allege former...

Why are moths attracted to light?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Carlos Linares, Boise State University and Jesse Barber, Boise State University (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for...

Oklahoma tribe warns 'intolerable risk' over gaming dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With a deadline for new Oklahoma gaming compact looming, a Native American tribe has warned the federal government that it might take legal action to avoid disruption to tribal casino operations in the state. Chickasaw Nation...

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in Collaboration with DXC Technology, Achieves Milestone in Implementing Medicaid Management Information System

TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2019-- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in collaboration with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), has implemented and attained certification from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

New law school approved for Washburn University

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University School of Law will be getting a new home. Washburn's Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the plan for a $33 million building on the Topeka campus. WIBW reports the university will begin working on the...

Norman man sentenced to life in fatal shooting of daughter

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Cleveland County judge has sentenced a Norman man to life in prison without parole for the fatal shooting of his 22-year-old daughter. Ronald Lee McMullen, 45, was sentenced Wednesday after again proclaiming his innocence....

Textron Aviation announces layoffs, most in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Textron Aviation says the company is laying off an undisclosed number of workers, with most of the layoffs at its headquarters in Wichita. The company announced the layoffs Thursday but did not say how many employees would be...

Oklahoma treasurer reports slump in November collections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall collections to Oklahoma's state treasury in November were less than the same month last year, due in large part to declines in sales and oilfield tax payments, treasury officials said Thursday. Oklahoma Treasurer...

Oklahoma appeals court upholds separate murder convictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the first-degree murder convictions and life in prison sentences of two men in separate cases from 2016. The court rejected appeals by 36-year-old Keenan Holcomb, who was...

OBU Volleyball: Historic Season Ends at NCAA Tournament

KEARNEY, Neb. – An historic season that saw Oklahoma Baptist claim its first NCAA Tournament berth and Great American Conference title came to a close on Thursday night as the No. 8-seeded Bison fell to No. 1-seed Nebraska-Kearney, 3-0 (21-25,...

ECU Men's Basketball's Second Half Downs Bacone

ADA, Okla. – The East Central University men's basketball team and Bacone University were close (45-40) after the first half, but the Tigers (6-1) second half charge led ECU to a 104-67 victory in the Kerr Activities Center. Scoring 1st Half:...

Oklahoma QB Hurts, Baylor QB Brewer create havoc as runners

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley never imagined having his quarterback run the ball so much. He's also never had one quite like Jalen Hurts. The graduate transfer has rushed for 1,217 yards and 18 touchdowns this season and is...

Miami Beach unveils traffic sculpture made of sand

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took artist Leandro Erlich two years and 330 tons (299 metric tons) of sand to create his largest work of art to date — a giant traffic jam, made entirely of sand. Erlich was commissioned by the city of Miami Beach...

R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised...

2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and a top associate of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. and British officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100...

TREVA SUE MARTIN

Services for Treva Sue Martin are pending with Marshall Funeral Home of...

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