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Swing bed program bringing new patients to hospital

The swing bed program at the Share Hospital is “hopping,” says Chief Executive Officer Kandice Allen. She told the Alva Hospital Authority Tuesday that six swing bed admissions were received in August, two were acute care patients from Share... Full story

Too many variances? Council denies rezoning

A request for a variance in Alva zoning passed the first hurdle with approval from the Board of Adjustments but ran into trouble on the second. Monday, Sept. 17, Henry Moore’s variance request was considered by the Alva City Council.... Full story

Water tank construction wrapping up

The Young Street water storage tank and booster pump station were nearly complete when the Alva City Council met Monday, Sept. 17. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said the in-service date for the project was postponed to Sept. 19 due to delay... Full story

Mike VanBuskirk and Lori Snow's yard selected for Yard of the Month for September

The Alva Garden Council, consisting of the Tulip Garden Club and the Petunia Garden Club, is excited to announce that Mike VanBuskirk and Lori Snow's yard has been selected as the yard of the month....

Alva Robotics attends kickoff day

The Alva Robotics team attended the BEST Kickoff Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) on Sept. 15. The team enjoyed seeing the field and hearing the rules of the game from NWOSU...

2018 Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day Event set

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association (OAOA), Tulsa International Airport, and BizJet International will host the second annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace...

What a car show! Free food twice and lots of beautiful cars

Friday evening's meal was really good. Last year the brats were very spicy. This year you could get a regular brat or a hot link so everyone was happy. Friday was Stan Kline's birthday and it was...

Northwestern's homecoming will feature Snapchat Geofilters

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming will feature four different Snapchat Geofilters for certain events. Snapchat Geofilters are a way for people to share what they’re doing and where they are on Snapchat. They are playful...

Patchwork Friends OHCE group learn Conflict Resolution tips

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on Sept. 13 at the craft house of Liz Kinzie. Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order, and Barbara Cue led the group in the flag salute. Mary Barker led the group in reading of the...

Northeast Kansas conservative Sen. Fitzgerald to retire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas state senator who gained attention for comparing Planned Parenthood to a Nazi concentration camp plans to announce his retirement from the Legislature within a few days, he confirmed to the Kansas City Star . But his...

Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state where a...

Repair of deadly weir near Topeka is on hold because of cost

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka's government is considering alternatives to fix a low dam on Kansas River where three people have drowned since 2007. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports city officials intended to start work on the concrete weir last...

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Oklahoma teachers to vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging Oklahoma teachers to vote for candidates who support public education and are willing to increase the state's education budget. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is considering running...

Oklahoma Army National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CTY (AP) — Hundreds of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are returning home after deploying to Afghanistan for almost one year. The Guard says 350 members of the 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment will return to Oklahoma on Tuesday. The...

Lawsuit filed over fatal Christmas Day Tulsa Police shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Family members of a man who was fatally shot during an encounter with Tulsa police on Christmas Day have filed a lawsuit claiming an officer used excessive force. The Tulsa World reports the lawsuit was filed on behalf of...

Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland

America has lost millions of acres of farmland over nearly three decades to urban and rural development. Despite conservation efforts by state and local governments and increased financial incentives for farmers, urban development and the expansion...

Companies taking the future of IT services to the skies

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico companies are hoping to use solar-powered, fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles to create a service that gathers data from the sky. Wildflower International's CEO Kimberly deCastro sees the future of...

Colorado student, football player dies in shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado university says a member of its football team has died and police are investigating the man's shooting death. The Grand Junction Police Department says the shooting happened just after midnight Saturday at...

Director: Kansas stem cell research center needs more money

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A stem cell research facility at the University of Kansas Medical Center needs more money, not more space, according to the center's new director. Sunil Abhyankar, an oncologist who specializes in blood cancers, was...

New redshirt policy makes it more tempting to transfer

A new NCAA policy that makes it easier to redshirt football players comes with an unintended consequence: Players can now choose to save their eligibility by leaving teams after participating in four games, with plans to transfer and use the saved...

Army nearly stuns No. 5 Oklahoma; falls 28-21 in OT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Army couldn't have played much better against Oklahoma. The Black Knights, more than four-touchdown underdogs on the road, held on to the ball for nearly 45 minutes and ran 87 plays to Oklahoma's 40. They had a goal-line...

RANGERS FALL AT NO. 19 SOUTHERN ARKANSAS, 27-14

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University defense gave the Rangers opportunities on Saturday night at No. 19 Southern Arkansas, but turnovers proved costly as the Muleriders came out on the high side of the score, 27-14....

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world. "History...

Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly...

Marriage license filings

Randy Lee Kopisch Jr., and Jaycee Kylenne Shirley, both of Alva: marriage license (counselling)...

Barhams celebrate 60 years

Clinton Barham and Colene Sparks were married Oct. 11, 1958, at Kentucky Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. They made their home farming and ranching at Elk City until 2012 when they moved to...

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