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In face of unknown, daughter pushed to influence treatment for her parents

A double diagnosis of COVID-19 thrust Christy Yousefi into a weeks-long struggle to help save her parents. Her account offers a glimpse into how some loved ones of those stricken by the disease find...

Waynoka teen injured in rollover

A Waynoka teen was injured when his pickup rolled and struck a tree. John Charles Stine III, 19, of Waynoka, was transported by Waynoka EMS to Alliance Health Woodward in Woodward. From there he was transferred by medi-flight to Mercy Hospital in...

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory, April 4, there are 1,159 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional four deaths: One in Cleveland County, a female older than 65. One in Latimer County, a male older than 65. One in Osage County,...

Every day is a new plan

Announcement: The Alva Police Department wants you to know that running from them is not social distancing! It almost looks like an episode of the Twilight Zone with all the closed businesses and...

COVID-19 financial thoughts

April is Financial Literacy Month. This is the time each year consumers are reminded to reflect on their financial well-being and consider possible changes to their behavior. As we navigate our way...

Sweet Harper says Thanks

A window at Sweet Harper in Alva recognizes all those who continue to make life work during the COVID-19...

Kristi Miller Receives Award

Alva's own Kristi Miller, Loan Originator Senior for PrimeLending, has been ranked as a Scotsman Guide Top Loan Originator for 2019 in the Most Loans Closed category and will be featured in the...

New scholarship celebrates equality in STEM

Lois Albert created the Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence Memorial Scholarship in memory of her great-great grandmother. Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence wanted to become a doctor, but at the time women were not able to pursue the profession. Through this... Full story

Metcalfs establish scholarship

Verne Metcalf believes in Northwestern Oklahoma State University. A native of Alfalfa County, Metcalf says, “Northwestern adds much value to this area of Oklahoma.” Metcalf graduated from Jet High School and then pursued a degree at... Full story

Northwestern to open early enrollment opportunity for high school seniors on April 8

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin freshman enrollment on April 8. The annual Freshman Connection event, which is traditionally the first day of enrollment for incoming freshmen, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In... Full story

Corpus Christi mayor asking tourists to not visit amid virus

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Officials in Corpus Christi said they're looking at ways to discourage vacationers from visiting the popular South Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Mayor...

Crane Trust seeks help after another interrupted season

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — By mid-March, the sandhill crane migration was at the peak of its season, with more than a half million birds along the Platte River in south Central Nebraska. The March weather for crane viewing has been spectacular...

Fugitive's former friend wonders why he stole his identity

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — For more than a year, a man who allegedly faked his own death and fled multiple child sex abuse charges in Mississippi lived in an Oklahoma RV park using the name of a friend. On Jan. 29, a tip led to the capture of Jacob...

Virus cluster found at Kansas rehabilitation center

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been found at a rehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas, where 17 residents and two staff members have tested positive for the virus. Six of those 17 residents at the Riverbend Post-Acute...

Oklahoma death toll reaches 42 as virus outbreak continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four more people have died in Oklahoma after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the state's death toll to 42, state health officials reported on Saturday. Another 171 Oklahomans have tested positive for the virus as the...

New Mexico TV stations to broadcast classes for K-5 students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With New Mexico schools shut down for the rest of the school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, three public television stations on Monday will begin broadcasting class lessons for home learning for students in grades...

Kansas searchers find body of child swept away in river

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Searchers looking for a 20-month-old girl missing since March 11 found her remains Saturday in the Little Walnut River, authorities said. The Wichita Eagle reports that the girl was a passenger in her father's truck when he...

State unemployment systems tested by surge of applicants

Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief. State websites and phone lines across the country have been overwhelmed with applicants — causing sites...

The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday: KOBE BRYANT Key stats: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists per game in 20 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Career accomplishments:...

Newspaper apologizes after April Fools' prank causes panic

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma newspaper has apologized and retracted a story intended as an April Fools' prank that claimed all students in one Tulsa-area school district must repeat their current grade level. All schools in Oklahoma have been...

Man received call to create mobile showers for homeless

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He couldn't use his regular fire hydrant across from the homeless encampment — tornado winds ripped up a giant tree and smashed it against the hydrant, knocking it out of service. So, Paul Schmitz parked his three-shower...

Missouri seeks retired medical staff, others to fight virus

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is asking medical professionals who are not working to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies. "We are calling on all available medical professionals to support the effort to...

Marriage License Filings

Douglas Graham Davidson, Alva, and Shalimar Mangaoang Mendoza, Alva: marriage license (counselling)...

Veldon Lee Bush

Veldon Lee Bush was born on March 7, 1954, in Hardtner, Kansas, and passed away on April 2, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas. Date and time of his memorial service will be published after plans have been made. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Hom e, Inc....

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