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Additional Pictures from Floral and Fauna Story

Here are two other photos too hard to resist... Full story

Floodwater receding from wildlife refuge; cattle egrets out in huge numbers

The floodwaters from the rains of May and June are still receding at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, according to Colby Wyatt, the refuge's administrative officer. He and the other staff... Full story

What a life

Monday evening Cleo goes to the door to let the cats in and out. "Oh my God,' she said, "You have to see this." I get to the door and on our porch eating the leftover cat food were a momma and five...

Northwestern to resume regular business hours July 29

Summer hours at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will end on July 25, meaning offices will return to regular hours beginning Monday, July 29. The Alva and Woodward campuses will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Enid campus...

Carmen man charged with using pickup to try to run down mother

A Carmen man is charged with two felonies in Woods County after allegedly driving his pickup at high speed toward his mother with the intent to harm her. Charles William Woods, 42, of Carmen, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a...

District attorneys use twin groups to push criminal justice policies

The meeting room is like so many others in Oklahoma, with a standard conference table, overhead projector and wall map. Attendees exchange small talk and grab coffee from the back of the room.... Full story

Alva Masonic Lodge #105 Presented Check to Cherokee Museum

Alva Masonic Lodge #105 recently presented the Cherokee Museum with a check for $8,400. This check represented proceeds from the recent Talking Tombstone Tour put on by the museum. The museum...

Corrected Photo

Correction: The wrong picture was in the Sunday, July 7, Alva Review Courier with the story "4-H volunteers gather for annual conference." This is the correct picture of Debra Rankin of Woods County...

Tourism Committee to meet Wednesday

The Alva Tourism Committee has only one funding request on their agenda for Wednesday. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The request is for tourism tax money not to exceed $5,250 for the Lights Over Alva event....

Library provides a cool, quiet place to relax and read

The Alva Public Library has replaced all but three small units of the air conditioners installed when the building was new. Library Director Sandra Ott Hamilton said the new budget, which went into... Full story

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday requiring federal agencies to purchase products using more American components. The order strengthens the standards that federal agencies must follow under the Buy American...

Battelle's PFAS Predict™ Modeling Program Helps Determine Location of PFAS in Groundwater

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 15, 2019-- Battelle is focused on the human health and environmental impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and has invented a new digital tool to determine where these substances are going once...

Texas teenager drowns in northwestern Oklahoma lake

FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas teenager has drowned in a northwestern Oklahoma lake. The patrol says the body of 18-year-old Mario Sebastian-Mejia of Dalhart, Texas, was recovered Sunday from Fort Supply Lake,...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, half a...

More colleges than ever have test-optional admissions policies - and that's a good thing

(THE CONVERSATION) Back in the 1980s, Bates College and Bowdoin College were nearly the only liberal arts colleges not to require applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores. In 2018, FairTest, a Boston-based organization that has been pushing back...

Schmidt: 3 Kansas cases on US Supreme Court fall docket

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the U.S. Supreme Court's fall docket includes three Kansas cases. Schmidt announced Monday that it is the first time in modern Kansas history the state has three cases before the court at...

Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against...

Rally calls on Lawrence to be declared sanctuary city

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds have rallied in a Lawrence park to call on city officials to declare the northeastern Kansas city a sanctuary for immigrants who are in the U.S. without legal permission. The Journal-World reports that the Friday...

Conservation Corps clearing Hoosic River trail in Vermont

POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Youth Conservation Court is working to clear a trail along the Hoosic River in Pownal for hikers and walkers. The Bennington Banner reports the trail will give members of the public easier access to the river....

Wichita police planning to put Clydesdale horses on patrol

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Police Department expects to put Clydesdale horses on patrol for the first time later this summer thanks to two nonprofit civic foundations. The pair of Clydesdales will replace two horses that soon will be...

The Latest: Miles says RB Pooka Williams reinstated to team

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest from the first day of Big 12 football media days Monday at AT&T Stadium. (all times local): 12:30 p.m. New Kansas coach Les Miles says top running back Pooka Williams has been reinstated to the team, seven...

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday. By barely emerging to win 7-6...

Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series...

'Some jerk' steals doors off police Humvee

WARREN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for "some jerk" who stole four doors off a department vehicle. The Warren Police Department's Humvee doors were taken just before 5 a.m. Friday while it was parked in a municipal lot near...

Conservation project buys huge tracts of coalfields forest

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nonprofit Nature Conservancy announced Monday it has partnered with private investors to acquire over a quarter-million acres (101,000 hectares) of forest land in the coalfields of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. The...

Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on...

Divorce Filings

Duwayne Lee Smart vs. Shana Marie Smart: Dissolution of marriage...

ROSE MARIE DUBBS

Rose Marie (Razey) Dubbs, 85, of Salina, Kansas, went home to her Savior on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Rose was the daughter of the late Loman Lee Razey and Corine (Davis) Razey. She was born April 5, 1934, in Carmen, Oklahoma. Rose had four siblings...

MICHAEL DEAN MICHAELIS

Michael Dean Michaelis, age 58, passed away on July 9, 2019. Mr. Michaelis was born July 24, 1960, to Gilbert and Roberta Michaelis. He was a 1978 graduate of Alva High School. He went on to earn a...

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