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Just then the old familiar 'vampire' showed up

Today is the last day of my cousins Kenny and Joann Cole's auction. They collected lots of neat things over the years. I have to look at their collections and wonder how much stuff Cleo and I have...

NWOSU scholarship bill, REAP grant on council agenda

The Alva City Council has a fairly long agenda for the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom 3 of the Alva Recreation Center. The Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have a presentation over...

Stamp price increase starts Jan. 27

This week is a good time to stock up on stamps. Starting next Sunday, Jan. 27, the U.S. Postal Service will increase the price of a first-class Forever stamp by five cents to 55 cents. The forever stamps will still be good for the new rate, so you...

January Chamber Community Coffee meets at Holiday Inn Express

The manager of Holiday Inn requested the community coffee be hosted there so that attendees could see the new breakfast bar. The new breakfast bar that was recently put in has many options. From coffee, tea, milk, and juice to yogurt, cereal,...

Hospital discusses need for updates to electronic health records software, servers

Share Medical Center is weighing the pros and cons of staying with the same software for electronic health records (EHR) or changing. CFO Kandice Allen said Jean Sands and Melissa Spaulding of SSM... Full story

The Coffee House Philosopher

In the fall of 1878, Doc Holliday and “Big Nose” Kate Elder decided to leave Dodge City, and take the train to New Mexico. Doc and Kate had previously been in Dodge for several months, plying their trade of gambling during the peak times when...

Northwestern to host chamber music ensemble Tulsa Camerata Jan. 29

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the third performance in the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series lineup with Tulsa Camerata on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium....

Man charged with threatening violence

An Alva man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly threatened to kill a man he believed was involved with his ex-wife. On Jan. 15 Kenneth Mitchell Shafer, 50, was charged with planning, attempting or conspiring to perform an act of violence....

Municipal candidate filing set to begin

Candidates for municipal offices in four Woods County municipalities may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the...

Two charged in theft of electronics from Walmart

Two people from Kansas have been charged with grand larceny in the theft of tablets, a cellphone and other items from the Alva Walmart. The Alva Police Department was contacted about the theft on Dec. 31 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Alva Police...

Snowplow driver in Wichita dies in rollover crash

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A snowplow driver for the Kansas Department of Transportation is dead after the plow he was driving on U.S. Highway 69 rolled over. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened around 6 a.m. Saturday is southern...

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice....

Haskell acting president to stay in post for another 60 days

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The acting president of Haskell Indian Nations University will continue in the job for two more months. The school in Lawrence said Friday that Daniel Wildcat, a longtime Haskell faculty member, will stay in that role until...

Study: Kansas strictest in limiting control of food policy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas goes farther than any other state in limiting state and local agencies from influencing policy about food nutrition labels and portion sizes, according to a recent study. A study published this month by New York...

New charges filed in Oklahoma teen's shooting death

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the shooting death of an Oklahoma high school sophomore that authorities originally said appeared to be accidental. Officials say 16-year-old Kaylen Thomas was shot in the head on Oct. 5 at her...

Tulsa mayor setting up office to monitor police force

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's mayor says creating an independent office to monitor police will help build trust in law enforcement. Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Wednesday that the Office of the Independent Monitor will follow up on citizen...

Asbury Puppet Ministry takes production internationally

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jan and Dave Meilner simply volunteered to help out at Children's Church on Sundays at Asbury United Methodist Church. They taught a kindergarten Sunday School class and used a puppet to help illustrate some Bible stories....

Activists call attention to human remains at Texas site

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Bill Mills experienced firsthand the cruel conditions of Sugar Land's notorious Imperial Prison Farm. The Houston Chronicle reports back in 1910, he became a part of the Texas prison system shortly after his 17th birthday...

Kansas man charged in scheme that used disabled veteran

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 49-year-old Overland Park man is facing federal charges in an alleged scheme that prosecutors say cost the government more than $12 million. Troy Bechtel was charged Friday with two counts of major program fraud and two...

Kansas veteran to restore historic Route 66 gas station

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — A military veteran has purchased a historic Kansas gas station along old Route 66 with plans to restore the building to its original condition. U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran Aaron Perry is the new owner of a 1939 Texaco...

New Oklahoma DC Grinch says turnaround already in progress

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma bolstered its reputation as an attractive destination for offensive talent when former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts transferred there last week. The Sooners believe they must become a preferred landing spot for...

(RV) Muleriders overcome sluggish start; surge in second half to edge Harding 74-70

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Despite a sluggish first half performance for (RV) Southern Arkansas on Saturday afternoon inside the W.T. Watson Center, the Muleriders opened up the second half on a 17-4 run to set the tone for the final twenty minutes of play...

Lampo Scores Career-High 30 to Lead Harding over Southern Arkansas

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Harding sophomore Kellie Lampo scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Lady Bisons to a 66-46 victory over Southern Arkansas in Great American Conference play at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center. Harding defeated Southern...

EXCHANGE: An SIUC physicist's theory is confirmed

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — In 1968, an SIU Carbondale physicist named Walter Henneberger published a paper suggesting that an electron could be freed from an atom and bound to it at the same time, with the help of super-intense lasers. It was a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she...

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were...

Marriage license filings

Marcus Duane Bratton and Robin Earlene Lewis, both of Alva: marriage license (no...

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