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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... Full story

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... Full story

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...

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling...

Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death

DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Samuel Little entered his plea in the...

7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post...

Police: Man impersonate Walmart worker to steal TVs, pinatas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The search is on for a man in Albuquerque that police say impersonated a Walmart employee to steal televisions and pinatas. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports the man struck an Albuquerque Walmart the day after the Black...

Kelly: Kansas voters would reject school funding amendment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Incoming Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she doesn't see much chance of a state constitutional amendment to limit court rulings on school funding being approved in Kansas. Republican lawmakers don't have enough votes...

Man who fled after Kansas slaying faces 10-year sentence

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A gang member who fled to Mexico after a Topeka killing will be sentenced in February. WIBW-TV reports that 25-year-old Fernando Diaz pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Christopher...

Wichita art gallery reports break-in, theft of 8 pieces

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita art gallery says eight pieces of glass art were stolen during a break-in. The founder of Karg Art Glass, Rollin Karg, says he discovered the break-in and theft early Wednesday. Gallery officials estimated the loss...

Governor-elect Stitt nominates state agriculture secretary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt has nominated a state 4-H leader to become the new state secretary of agriculture. Stitt on Thursday said he's nominating Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Executive Director Blayne Arthur to succeed Jim...

Oklahoma appeals court upholds 2 separate murder convictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld two separate murder convictions, including one involving the drowning of a 4-year-old girl. The court on Thursday upheld the second-degree murder conviction and 20-year prison...

7 flu deaths reported in Oklahoma by health department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say seven people have died from influenza during the current flu season that began Sept. 1. The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that six victims were 65 years of age or older and one was...

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...

Golden Suns roll past Southern Arkansas

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Jacie Higgins turned in a 16 point, eight rebound performance, while Ke'Vonshaye Stackhouse and Lyrik Williams both scored 16 points apiece as the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team (4-4, 2-2 Great American Conference)...

Wonder Boys drop contest to Muleriders

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.– Four Wonder Boys scored in double figures, led by Ramses Sandifer with 13 points, however it was not enough for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team (2-7, 0-4 Great American Conference), as Tech was unable to hold off...

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of...

Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a...

Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

FATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future. It was a chance for 16-year-old Marselina Neonbota to leave her isolated village in one...

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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