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City Hall project to finish March 1

The February meeting of the Alva City Council was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Alva Recreation Center. It’s hoped the March meeting will be back in the city council chambers of City Hall. Currently the south end of the building is closed for...

Northwestern's Social Workers Association of Tomorrow give donations

Students in the Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) chapter at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently completed their Compassion in Action Dignity Drive for the fall semester. SWAT...

Random Thoughts

With the 2020 election fast approaching, now seems like a good time to look at the one that took place 100 years ago. The 1920 election was one of those that had a huge impact on American history....

Bullying

It doesn’t take much to make a difference in another person’s life, positively or negatively. It’s also easy to overlook someone who is being bullied, and so difficult to think independently...

Spring enrollment at Northwestern following state trends

Northwestern Oklahoma State University followed the trend of most of the state’s colleges and universities with a slightly smaller enrollment for the spring semester. A total of 1,818 students enrolled in spring classes, which is 39 students or...

Spiritually Speaking

When I count my blessings this week, one that moves toward the top of the list is the fabulous fact that I am not – have never been – do not aspire to be – a school superintendent. On days when the Oklahoma weather turns nasty, they are stuck...

Black ice

Most people in the middle of the country would know exactly what I mean if I said the term, “black ice.” Webster’s Dictionary describes it like this: “a transparent coating of ice, found especially on a road or other paved surface....

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Senior physics class builds hovercraft

The seniors this year are in physics class with Mrs. Newlin. They have recently been learning about the coefficient of friction and its impact on objects. They built a hovercraft using plywood,...

Survey: Banks raising farm loan collateral requirements

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows nearly two-thirds of banks in the region have raised farm loan collateral requirements on fears of weakening farm income. The Rural Mainstreet...

New Mexico weighs new authority for oilfield regulators

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oilfield regulators would recover the authority to directly levy civil fines against well operators who fail to properly maintain equipment or spill waste under legislation backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The bill...

New Mexico bill to boost school funding heads to House vote

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led New Mexico House of Representatives is poised to approve a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that would channel a windfall of state income toward public education, infrastructure projects and pay...

Kansas man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man who is charged with first-degree murder told investigators that he didn't seek medical care for his ailing mother before she died weighing just 58 pounds (26 kilograms) and suffering from open bed...

Man pleads guilty in attacks at Larned State Hospital

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Kansas man has pleaded guilty in two attacks at the Larned State Hospital. The Pawnee County Attorney said in a news release that Anthony Ruiz-Hernandez, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted...

Affidavit: Former Kansas coach catalogued stolen underwear

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say a former volunteer volleyball coach at the University of Kansas stole dozens of pairs of underwear from players and catalogued them in labeled plastic storage containers. The Lawrence Journal-World...

Kansas endowment raises more than $1 million in 1 day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Officials with the KU Endowment say the organization raised more than $1 million in 24 hours to benefit the University of Kansas. Endowment officials announced Thursday that the 24-hour fundraising event on Wednesday ...

Girl charged as juvenile in Overland Park teen's death

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old Olathe girl has been charged along with an adult suspect in the death of an Overland Park teenager. The girl was charged as a juvenile with first-degree felony murder in the January death of 17-year-old Ben...

Rural Kansas lawmakers push Farm Bureau health coverage plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rural state lawmakers are pushing a plan to allow the Kansas Farm Bureau to offer health insurance coverage to members without having to comply with federal Affordable Care Act mandates in hopes that the influential...

Kansas House panel rejects same-day voter registration bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican-controlled legislative committee has rejected a Democratic proposal to allow Kansas residents to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots. The House Elections Committee's vote Thursday was 7-5...

Ladybugs win in first round of Regionals

Enid, Okla. – The Alva Ladybugs beat Blackwell 47-34 in the first round of Regionals Thursday afternoon. First Half The Ladybugs took control of the game early in the first quarter as Alva seized a...

Muleriders' slow third quarter too much to overcome

Durant, Okla. – The SAU Women's Basketball team dropped their GAC contest tonight against Southeastern Oklahoma State despite entering the half with a seven-point lead, including a 12-point lead at one point in the second quarter. Briley Moon led...

Reddies' Rally Falls Short in 86-77 Loss to No. 7 SWOSU

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Henderson State got 20 points from Pink Jones, but a big second quarter run from No. 7 Southwestern Oklahoma put the Reddies in a hole too big to dig out of on Thursday night, as they fell to the Lady Bulldogs 86-77. The...

3 experts explain the changes in the Trump tax law

Tax preparation is rarely easy, but this filing season comes with a unique set of complications. It's the first year people are filing under the massive overhaul to tax law put in place by Congress in late 2017. Tax season also kicked off days...

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of...

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. His decision was sparked by the realization that in many parts of the world,...

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