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Bank It raises thousands for various local organizations

The Alva Robotics Team, the Cherokee Strip Museum, and the Alva Wesleyan Food Bank were selected as Bank It's second, third and fourth quarter visions for 2018. From April through June 2018, Bank It,...

Homecoming 2019 scheduled for Oct. 24-26

The annual contest to select a homecoming theme and parade marshal for the 2019 Alva/Northwestern Oklahoma State University Homecoming has begun and is open to the public. Deadline for submitting...

Northwestern announces honor roll for fall 2018

Fall semester honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all As, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a minimum...

Alva man arrested after drug search

An Alva man is facing four misdemeanor counts after a search warrant was served at his residence. Michael David Zimmerman, 37, of Alva, has been charged with misdemeanors of (1) possession of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), (2)...

School board leaders honored in January

January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma’s more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools. “Providing our community’s children...

Woman charged after disruption at barber shop

Police say when a woman caused a scene in a local barbershop, the barber walked out while a neighbor called law enforcement. By the time officers arrived, the woman had left but they soon received another call about her. According to court records,...

Hospital Authority to meet Tuesday

The Alva Hospital Authority will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Share Medical Center Media Room. Trustees will vote on approving the written CEO and CFO reports. They will consider approval of the BKD audit report. There will...

Airport commission has full agenda

The Alva Airport Commission has a full agenda for Monday’s meeting. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the airport terminal building. Three items involving engineering and the capital improvement plan were held over from the December meeting....

What a Monday

After trying to injure myself twice and being only partially successful (jammed neck and skinned elbow), I thought a change of pace was needed to break this phase of “Injure Jim Time,"”so Dad,...

Tulip Garden Club minutes

Evelyn Hofen hosted the monthly meeting of the Tulip Garden Club in her home on Nov. 14, 2018. Her tables overflowed with the warmth of fall accentuated with brown tableware, pumpkins and candles. Hofen's buffet featured Asian dumpling stew,...

State: WIC funding available into March despite shutdown

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State health officials say Kansas has enough money to provide WIC benefits into March, even if the partial federal government shutdown continues. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a news release Monday...

Police: 29-year-old Wichita man shot by officers has died

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who was shot last week by Wichita police officers has died. Wichita police said Monday that 29-year-old Geoffrey Morris, of Wichita, died from his injuries Saturday. Police say Morris was shot Thursday when officers...

Douglas County grand jury on Kobach to start next week

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A grand jury process to investigate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will begin next week in Douglas County. District Court Judge Kay Huff said she anticipates selecting the jury and calling the first witness on...

Filing: Kansas military school failed to supervise cadets

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas military school failed to adequately supervise cadets entrusted to its care and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in 2014 on a bullied 11-year-old student who had been physically tied together with his...

Entrepreneurs reflect back on Kansas City Startup Village

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Nobody's in a huge hurry these days around the narrow crossing of State Line Road and 45th Street, where cars take turns at a four-way stop. On the northwest corner, an upholsterer is closing in on 50 years of...

Democrats celebrate crop of new governors who took GOP seats

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are celebrating capturing governor's offices in seven states previously led by Republicans, including new chief executives taking office Monday in red-leaning Kansas and solidly blue Illinois. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly...

New Democratic Kansas governor promises bipartisan approach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to "forge a new chapter" of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the "spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor" under her Republican...

The Latest: GOP leaders brush off Kansas governor's critique

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the swearing in of Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (all times local): 1:28 p.m. Two top Republican leaders in the Kansas Legislature are brushing off Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's negative assessment of state...

The Latest: Stitt pledges to push Oklahoma into "top ten"

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Oklahoma's new governor, Republican Kevin Stitt (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Oklahoma's new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt says he's ready to follow up on his campaign pledge to push the state...

Political newcomer Kevin Stitt sworn in as Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican governor took office Monday and renewed his campaign pledge to make it a "top ten state," saying he will apply lessons he learned traveling the country while running the business he founded to try to...

Sooners QB, A's pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet ,...

Harris and Martin Lead Tigers to a Big Win

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Ouachita Baptist commands the game as they defeat Southwestern Oklahoma State University 75-67 at Bill Vining Arena. Trey Harris lead the way for the Tigers as he scored 18 points and added six assists in the route of SWOSU....

Madison Brittain Shines in SWOSU Game

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Lady Tigers carry away some bright spots in loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Madison Brittain put in one of her best games of the year scoring 17 points for the Lady Tigers while going 75% from the three point...

The Latest: Arizona governor seeks school safety plan again

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's state of the state address (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey says he'll try once again to pass a school safety plan that failed in the Legislature last year. The Republican...

Student, teacher unveil school massacre memorial garden

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida school where 14 students and three staff members were killed in a shooting nearly a year ago now has a garden honoring their lives. News outlets report the memorial garden at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in...

Honolulu city attorney targeted in federal corruption probe

HONOLULU (AP) — The city of Honolulu's chief legal officer received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation sparked by allegations a now-retired police chief and his former prosecutor wife framed a relative for...

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