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9th Annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids, Photos with Santa

Looking for a fun activity for the kids in mid-December? Look no further than the ninth annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids and Photos with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in...

Northwestern employees honored for years of service at 15th annual recognition ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's employees were honored during the 15th annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremony Nov. 13-14. Ceremonies took place in Alva and Enid to honor employees who... Full story

Woods County 4-H Public Speaking Contest winners announced

The Woods County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Freedom Public Schools. This contest helps Woods County 4-H youth develop skills for communicating to audiences, learn how... Full story

Area folks throw a celebration for Ridge Hughbanks' prestigious new National FFA office

A large crowd attended the reception for Ridge Hughbanks at the Woods County Fairgrounds Nov. 12 where they enjoyed light refreshments. Hughbanks has... Full story

Cherokee Outlet DAR learns about Bacone College at November meeting

On Nov. 8, the Cherokee Outlet Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met to learn about Bacone College from District Director Patty Armbruster, who attended the meeting. After the DAR ritual led...

State Regent Allen Speaks to Cherokee Outlet DAR about Circle of Care in Alva

On Oct. 11, the Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the Alva Public Library to learn about the Circle of Care foster program in Alva. Oklahoma State...

Junkman's Gems

I hope your family has plans to gather for food and fellowship. There are several places having Thanksgiving dinners in our area. Check out the Newsgram for locations. Many are fundraisers, but if...

Social work hosted a CWPEP session to educate social work majors

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University department of social work recently hosted a Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) informational session to educate social work majors about an opportunity to work in public child welfare....

Woods County Tax Roll and Excise boards hold special meetings

The Woods County Tax Roll Board held a short special meeting Wednesday morning with members Bob Seivert, Renetta Benson and Randy McMurphy present. Besides approving the minutes from last month’s meeting, the board approved 2017 tax roll item No.... Full story

Attempt to serve arrest warrant leads to other charges

When a deputy attempted to serve an arrest warrant, he didn’t find his man. Instead he found an odor that led to a search warrant. Court records show Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman went to a house in the 700 block of Maple Street in Alva... Full story

2 killed in Texas crash of vintage World War II fighter

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — A vintage World War II fighter plane has crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas, killing the two people on board. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the...

Kansas unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in October

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in October for the third month in a row. The state Department of Labor has reported that Kansas also saw an increase in the number of nonfarm, private...

Lawrence officials to consider river recreation area concept

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials will consider whether to move forward with a new plaza and recreation area concept along the portion of the Kansas River that borders downtown. The city has budgeted $2 million this year to repair the...

Man pleads guilty to killing Kansas girlfriend with shovel

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The boyfriend of a woman found dead in her home after being beaten with a shovel has pleaded guilty to killing her. The Wichita Eagle reports that 38-year-old Travis Becker Jr. entered the plea Friday afternoon in a Sedgwick...

2-alarm fire sweeps through Wichita apartment complex

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A two-alarm fire has swept through a Wichita apartment complex, although no injuries have been reported. Television station KSNW reports that the fire was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday at the Parke East Townhomes....

Governor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must go

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race...

Suspect shot multiple times after firing on Oklahoma deputy

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a confrontation in north Oklahoma in which a sheriff's deputy shot a fleeing suspect during an exchange of gunfire. The bureau said in a statement that Payne County...

Second sex abuse claim made against former Oklahoma priest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says it has received a second credible accusation of child sexual abuse against a former priest. The Oklahoman reports that a spokeswoman for the archdiocese said Friday that...

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin says she's retiring from politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says she will retire from politics when she steps down as governor in January and will not pursue elective office again. The Oklahoman reports that Fallin on Friday said she wants to spend more time with her...

A checklist of campaign promises: Can Stitt fulfill them?

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt ran on a platform of bringing an outsider’s perspective to Oklahoma government and said he will draw on his business background to push the state into top 10 rankings for education, job growth and other areas. But Stitt...

Women's Basketball: Lady Muleriders drop in-region tilt at Missouri S&T

ROLLA, Mo. – Freshmen Ariana Guinn and Kylie Warren combined for 27 points as both players came off the bench and three other Lady Muleriders followed with six points each, but Southern Arkansas dropped its in-region tilt with Missouri S&T 78-58...

Men's Basketball: Muleriders surge in second half to handle Paul Quinn 93-66

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southern Arkansas picked up its third straight victory on Saturday afternoon inside the W.T. Watson Center as the Muleriders scored 52 second-half points to pull away from Paul Quinn College 93-66. The Muleriders (3-1) led by...

Women's Basketball: Lady Tigers Outlast Blue Mountain College

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Four Ouachita women's basketball players combined for 59 points as Ouachita defeated Blue Mountain College 73-63 inside Bill Vining Arena on Saturday afternoon. Ouachita (2-2) proved to be a dominant force in the paint,...

New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after becoming the first black...

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Several people who fled the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century clustered around a television set at an evacuation center Saturday and watch President Donald Trump survey what remained of their Northern California community....

Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

SYDNEY (AP) — A homeless Australian man who shot to fame after using a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week's militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries. Michael Rogers was hailed as a hero and dubbed...

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