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Lightning and love

New Alva Wesleyan Pastor Paul Kirk and his wife, Phebe, have only been in Alva about a month, so they're still finding their roles in Alva and the county. But just five minutes of conversation with...

Herrera receives scholarships to Northwestern

Iridian Herrera, a graduate of Freedom High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Herrera will receive the...

Warren receives scholarships to Northwestern

Zeth Warren, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Warren will receive the Alva High...

Random Thoughts

Slavery existed in every U.S. state when the Constitution went into effect in 1789. Some of the Northern states, however, soon began outlawing the practice so that by 1827 the country was divided...

Lawn care is so easy

Dear Editor, Why does Alva look so crappy??? Our town has a lot going for it – the college, the downtown with pocket parks and green spaces, the murals, the new bank and the restored Runnymede are a few things. However, weeds are out of hand ...

Military burn pits

Vietnam veterans affected by Agent Orange continue their remaining lives with multiple health problems related to their exposure. The burning oil wells in Operation Desert Storm exposed many soldiers...

Excise board approves appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board held their August meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. Present were Chairman Bob Seivert and member Chris Olson. Joe Shirley was absent. The board approved minutes of the July 18 meeting and the following monthly...

Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls' father against...

Judge seeks end to ethics case over death penalty protest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in a death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the use of an execution drug has more to do with displeasure at the sight of his protest than any ethical...

Arkansas picks firm to rank medical marijuana applicants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has chosen a Boston-based consultant to grade the more than 200 applications for the state's first medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Public Consulting Group Inc. was one of just two companies to respond to...

Houston hospital loses heart transplant Medicaid funding

HOUSTON (AP) — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has stopped funding a Houston hospital's renowned heart transplant program amid scrutiny over patient deaths. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center lost the federal funding Friday under a...

US rig count remains at 1,057; Texas gains 3 rigs

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week. At this time a year ago there were 946 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 869 rigs...

Man arrested after toddler injured in Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting at a Wichita playground that injured a 2-year-old girl. Officer Charley Davison says an 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday night and booked for aggravated battery and aggravated...

Postal worker gets big surprise: Snake on the mailbox

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Rain, snow, sleet, even barking dogs are fine, but a Kansas postal worker had to draw the line when he found a red tail boa constrictor draped over a mailbox. The Kansas City Star reports that the letter carrier was...

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as...

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against county commissioner

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected defense arguments that the U.S. government needlessly interjected itself in matters traditionally reserved for states when it charged a Sedgwick County commissioner with fraud and money...

Drive for medical pot in Oklahoma Constitution comes up shy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma secretary of state says the number of signatures submitted in a push to enshrine the use of medical marijuana in the state Constitution has come up short, but the Oklahoma Supreme Court will make the final...

Golden Suns picks to win 5th straight women's golf conference championship

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech has been named the favorite to win the 2019 Great American Conference Women's Golf Championship, the league announced on Thursday through the preseason coaches poll. The Golden Suns have won the previous four...

K-State to lean on QBs Thompson, Delton to deliver success

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder's record as a head coach is marvelous when he has a returning quarterback with big-game experience, and that should bode especially well for Kansas State this season. That's because he has two of them. Skylar...

Jayhawks enter season with coach David Beaty under pressure

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty has plenty of reasons to be feeling the pressure this season. The biggest is his record, which is just 3-33 in three seasons at Kansas. His only win over a power school came in 2016, when the Jayhawks stunned...

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in...

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break under the weight of Taliban violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. In his most detailed comments on the...

Knives and guns: Serb-Russian youth camp closed after outcry

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — After a public outcry, police on Friday closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia organized by Russian and Serbian far-right groups. The camp on Mount Zlatibor included children as young as 12 dressed in...

BARBARA LOU LITTLEFIELD

Barbara (Breford) Littlefield was born in Alva, Oklahoma, on August 27, 1927, to Earnest and Lorena Breford. The oldest of four children, she was raised in Alva, Oklahoma, and graduated from Northwestern Sate College with an English and Arts degree...

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