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Speakers encourage grads to volunteer and serve

The death of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, led to a week-long public celebration of his life and accomplishments. This influenced both speakers at the 16th annual fall...

Woods County 4-Hers compete in Northwest District Archery Contest

Six Woods County 4-H Shooting Sports Members competed in the West District 4-H Contest on Dec. 8 at the Woodward County Fairgrounds. In the air rifle competition, Thomas Mathes, Waynoka 4-H, was...

2019 Hall of Fame class announced; induction to be held on Feb. 9

Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Ranger Athletics is pleased to announced the 2019 class to be inducted into the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame. Kevin Robinson (basketball), Glen Piper (basketball), Ryan Hintergardt (baseball, sports...

Random Thoughts

According to several studies of American spending habits, many people in the United States are drowning in debt. They apparently don’t need any encouragement from the government to spend money they...

Safe at home-dwellers

Thousands of Americans reach retirement age each year. Many of them plan to “age in place.” If that brings up connotations of grab bars, toilet seat risers and access ramps, you’re not alone....

Industrial development authority looking for vacant buildings

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting was held Tuesday morning at Northwest Technology Center and was attended by Randy McMurphy, Richard Ryerson, Stan Kline and, a little later, Rick Cunningham. Executive Director Sonja...

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society to hold Christmas Social Dec. 15

The December meeting of the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Alva Public Library. Come enjoy their annual Christmas Social where good treats are shared and enjoyed by all. Members and guests will also...

County fair checks are available at the Woods County OSU Extension Office

The Woods County Fair Board has county fair premium checks available to be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The OSU Extension office is located on the east side of the bottom level of...

New Mexico crime lab clears rape kit backlog, governor says

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's crime lab has cleared a backlog of nearly 1,400 rape kits that can be crucial in assisting investigations into sexual assaults, Gov. Susan Martinez said Friday. The governor said a combination of $1.2 million...

Arkansas lawmakers eye more abortion restriction next year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' predominantly Republican Legislature is preparing to take up new abortion restrictions when lawmakers convene next month, even as the state's past efforts to restrict the procedure remain caught up in legal...

Outgoing lawmaker switching from GOP to Democratic Party

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Another Kansas lawmaker is switching from the Republican to the Democratic party. Outgoing Rep. Joy Koesten, of Leawood, announced Thursday that she's changing her party affiliation. Koesten wrote that she "just can't stomach...

Report: Kansas election officials reject voter fraud claims

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Election officials in Kansas counties don't believe voter fraud is a problem in the state, according to a survey of local election officials released Friday that counters Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's unsupported...

Missouri conservation announces large deer poaching case

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — Members of a southwest Missouri family have been caught after a lengthy investigation into the illegal killing of hundreds of deer, in what state conservation agents called one of the largest poaching cases in state history....

Fate of Kansas' ban on telemedicine abortions uncertain

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas clinics still don't know whether it will be legal for them to offer telemedicine abortions in January even though a state-court judge on Friday derided an upcoming ban as an "air ball" that can't stop doctors from...

Southwest Missouri man found dead in northeastern Oklahoma

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Missouri man has been found dead in far northeastern Oklahoma. The OSBI said Friday that the body of 24-year-old Tyler Applebee was found Wednesday by hunters near the former...

Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt reappoints 2 Fallin picks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt's latest cabinet-level appointments are the first holdovers from the outgoing administration. The Republican on Friday reappointed Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson as adjutant general of the Oklahoma...

Oklahoma City streetcar system opens to the public

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's new streetcar system has opened to the public, and rides are free for now. Local public school student leaders and city and state officials were among the first passengers Friday after a ribbon-cutting...

Saudi man who attended terrorist training pleads to fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man has pleaded guilty in an Oklahoma City federal court to fraud for failing to disclose that he attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in Afghanistan before entering the U.S. Court documents filed...

Peacock's Career-High Performance Lifts Hillcats to Victory

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Sophomore forward Brewster Peacock went for a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Rogers State men's basketball team to a 78-65 victory over Randall on Friday (Dec. 14) on Claremont Elementary School Day at the...

Hillcats End Losing Streak with Dominating Win over Randall

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State women's basketball team ended its three-game losing streak with a dominating 85-47 win over Randall on Friday (Dec. 14) at the Claremore Expo Center. The Hillcats (4-6) pulled away with a 25-7 scoring advantage...

Muleriders close out 2018 with GAC win at Arkansas Tech behind dominant paint presence

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Senior forward Wesley Nosakhare delivered ten points and ten rebounds to highlight four Muleriders in double figures on Wednesday night and Southern Arkansas dominated inside the paint as they closed out the 2018 portion of...

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime...

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a "direct threat to peace and stability" in the...

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The...

ELMA ILEENE MELTON

Private graveside services for Elma Ileene Melton will be at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Shonda Kooser and Burke Jones officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of...

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