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2019 Woods County Fair Books are available

Fair books and entry tags may be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Center located on the first floor of the Woods County Courthouse. Poultry and rabbit exhibits will be required to complete pre-entry forms and exhibit tags, which are due...

August declared Aviation and Aerospace Awareness Month

OKLAHOMA CITY – At the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission’s Aug. 7 meeting, a proclamation was presented to the commission from the office of Gov. J. Kevin Stitt declaring the entire month of August “Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Awareness...

Alva sign receives a major facelift

The Alva sign on the west side of the downtown square is getting second looks these days. The sign has received a major facelift through the work of the Alva Mural Society. Shaped like the state of...

How to eat an elephant

Last year, school administrators and teachers, students and members of the Alva community spent several day-long sessions in strategic planning. They examined the purpose of the local schools,...

Alva City Council to vote on Professional Building roofing

The Alva City Council will be voting on a roofing bid for the Professional Building during the regular meeting Monday. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. In a major change, the citizen remarks and inquiries...

Watch your driving

School has started this last week. Excited children don't always pay as good attention as they should, so it is up to us drivers to keep them safe. The people have spoken in resounding fashion to the...

57th annual Pshigoda cousins reunion

The 2019 Pshidoga cousins 57th consecutive reunion of the William and Florentina Pshigoda families was held at the Waka Texas Christian Center on Aug. 2, 3 and 4. On Friday the 2nd, 35 were in attendance for a good visit with good food. On Saturday...

Patchwork Friends OHCE learn about Oklahoma culture

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular August meeting at the home of Joanne Prewett on Aug. 8. President Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order. Janice Litton led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given by the hostess...

August meeting of the Grow and Share OHCE group

Grow and Share OHCE group met on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Fireside Room at the Cherokee Strip Museum with Colleen Myers serving as hostess. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. and all members recited the flag salute. Sixteen members and one...

Menus for week of Aug. 19–23

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Cereal, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Strawberry mini bagel, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday – Cereal, banana,...

3.7 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of eastern Oklahoma

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — No injuries were reported after a 3.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded in eastern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Society says the earthquake was reported at 4:07 a.m. Sunday north-northeast of Quinton, about 123 miles (198...

Riders saddle up for church

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Horseback riders took a break from a Friday night arena activities last month and gathered their horses around Vicki Beene. It was time for Bible study. Astride her horse, Beene took prayer requests from the other riders,...

Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Cynthia Curl, Boise State University (THE CONVERSATION) “Organic” is more than just a passing fad. Organic food sales totaled a...

Meet the man rebuilding fields in Oklahoma City schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tommy Noble hates sitting still. He's a construction man who regularly wakes at 5 a.m. and heads to a site, hops on a tractor and gets dirty. But as much as he prefers busy days to lazy ones, this summer has tested him. "It's... Full story

Inmates' families worry about losing contact after move

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The families of several hundred Kansas inmates who are being sent to a private prison in Arizona worry about how often they'll be able to see their loved ones after the move. Leoti Masterson says she treasures her weekly...

Police: Fatal shooting of 8-year-old boy apparent accident

CLINTON, Okla. (AP) — Police in western Oklahoma say the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old boy appears to have been an accident. Clinton Police Chief Paul Rinkel said Sunday officers discovered the child about 3:30 p.m. Saturday after they were...

Oklahoma teen serving life term pleads guilty to more counts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An 18-year-old serving life without parole for a 2017 crime spree that included the killing of an Oklahoma teacher and rape of an 81-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to four unrelated crimes committed the same year. The Tulsa...

Towns near Flint Hills Trail working to draw visitors

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Towns along the new Flint Hills Trail park in east central Kansas are working to draw visitors as a way to improve the rural economy. The Wichita Eagle reports towns along the trail are planning music festivals, opening...

Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation. The Friday ruling overturned a lower...

Kansas couple sue to keep son from being vaccinated

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, lawyer and his wife are suing to try to keep from having to vaccinate their 4-year-old son. The Kansas City Star reports it's the second time Linus and Terri Baker, of Stilwell, have sued over...

Rising Again: Fueled by culture, South winning football race

Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in...

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law...

Oklahoma QB Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January. One question had the new Oklahoma quarterback stumped. When asked what he does besides football and studying, he paused. "Um. I don't know," he...

Underwater undertaking

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Judging from the items pulled out from Lake Superior at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, it appears people have been coming in at night or in another clandestine way to dump all sorts of items that shouldn't be in a lake....

Students adapt old time Appalachian story telling technique

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — This summer in Morgantown, elementary school students had access to a special summer art camp series almost every week. Last week, students learned a story telling art form rooted in Appalachian tradition called crankies....

Student with dyslexia finds help through music

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For Katie Roddy, there is no such thing as seeing a word and sounding it out. Like others with dyslexia, Roddy's brain processes words differently. She knows that now, at age 16. But as a young child, how do you explain to...

ORLIE DEAN SCHWERDTFEGER

ORLIE DEAN SCHWERDTFEGER Funeral services for Orlie Dean Schwerdtfeger will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Capron United Methodist Church with Tyson Schwerdtfeger and Pastor...

Divorce Filings

Lajeana L. Williams vs. Charles K. Williams, Waynoka: dissolution of marriage ($312.14). Tommy R. Lewis vs. Jennifer Lewis, Alva: dissolution of marriage...

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