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Swallow appointed to Alva City Council

The first order of business for the Alva City Council meeting Monday was the appointment of Wanda Gail Swallow to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat. Brandon Sherman moved outside the city limits and was no...

Avard Rail Authority holds monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met on Thursday afternoon instead of on Tuesday as originally scheduled. Stan Bixler, Bob Firth, and Allan Poe were present to kick off the meeting since they were enough to call a quorum. (Todd Holder and Ed...

Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Four Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the 2021 Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded...

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, former president Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. If he should win, he would be the second ex-president to return to the White House. The only...

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, former president Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. If he should win, he would be the second ex-president to return to the White House. The only...

Medicare Advantage

Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this period, Medicare enrollees 65 and older can switch plans. Options include traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Unlike...

Miss Northwestern, Outstanding Teen to be crowned Oct. 31

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Liberty Bird and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Libby Williams will pass on their crowns Sunday, Oct. 31, to the two women who will be chosen to represent the university at the Miss Oklahoma...

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

Covid-19 numbers coming down in state but up in Woods County

While the number of active Covid-19 cases continues to decrease in the state, some Woods County communities have had increases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) says as of Wednesday,...

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

Man charged in Wichita shooting that killed 1, injured 6

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting at a Wichita club that killed one and injured six others has been charged with first-degree murder after being extradited from Arizona. Keshawn Dawson made his first court appearance Thursday in...

Supreme Court doesn't block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the Justice Department...

Overland Park police expand mental health response for calls

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Overland Park Police Department plans to expand its team that responds to calls involving mental health crises, with a goal of diffusing the situations while keeping everyone safe. The new Overland Park Crisis...

Oklahoma court adds tribe to those covered by McGirt ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma is the sixth tribe included in those covered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said the state has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal reservations by or against tribal citizens. The...

Body found believed to be missing Guthrie man, arrest made

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — A body found near Crescent is believed to be that of a missing Guthrie man and an arrest has been made in connection with his death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The remains are thought to be...

Oklahoma slaying leads to arrest of Texans in Wyoming

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) — A Texas woman and her adult son have been arrested in Wyoming on murder warrants in connection with the slaying of a central Oklahoma man, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Debbie Senft, 47, and...

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye abruptly resigns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye unexpectedly resigned from the post on Friday, effective immediately, the state health department said. Department spokesperson Rachel Klein said Frye "felt it was time to move on"...

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. "Cold gun," the...

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

Redistricting proposals that could overhaul Oklahoma politics

Oklahoma's only competitive congressional district over the past decade could return to firm Republican control - or it could be changed to give Democrats the best chance they've seen in years. State...

Oklahoma St. coach Gundy agrees to perpetual 5-year deal

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has agreed to a new contract that will keep him on a perpetual five-year deal at his alma mater. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents has approved the recommendation from Oklahoma State president Dr. Kayse Shrum and Oklahoma...

Rangers fall in conference battle 3-2

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The Rangers soccer team traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma, to play against the Bulldogs of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The Bulldogs pulled off a win Tuesday afternoon 3-2. The Bulldogs scored in the first 20...

Northwestern women's golf concludes fall season with home Ranger Invite

Enid, Okla. – Northwestern Women's Golf team finished up the Ranger Invitational on Tuesday at the Meadowlake Golf Course in Enid. The Red-and-Black would tally a total team score of 698, earning them a third-place finish. "This week, we wrapped...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, CASEY SMITH and LARRY FENN Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for...

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. The...

Serendipity? 3 sisters have same birthday in different years

OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — Three sisters in Florida share the same birthday, but they're not twins or triplets. Instead, the Lammert sisters — Sophia, Giuliana and Mia — were each born on Aug. 25, respectively, in 2015, 2018 and 2021. All three were...

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