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Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes last week

Amy Mayes, Sarita Simon and I all share Aug. 2 as our birthday. I am the senior member of the trio by several years. I am so old I can remember when the Dead Sea was just sick! I have been watching...

Goldie's news home

Some friends of ours tell this story from the earlier years of their marriage this way: We were living in South Texas temporarily, several hundred miles from our family and dear friends. While Doug worked long hours at a construction job there and...

Navigating another back-to-school mystery: Vaccinations

Health officials are concerned fewer children are current on their immunizations. And parents must rely on 2-year-old school vaccination data. One of the concerned parents is Rebecca Mauldin, who will send her 4-year-old son to a private school...

Washington School

Washington Early Childhood Center won't be this quiet later in the week as classes begin Thursday. Meet the Teacher Night is set for Tuesday, Aug....

Kayla's Kindness Project supports community during pandemic

Kayla Leeper, Kayla's Kindness Project, due to safety concerns of COVID-19 and some facilities being on lock-down, has been unable to provide her traditional care packages. Due to the Alva community...

First Friday

People gather to enjoy art and socializing during the First Friday Art Walk in Alva.. Graceful Arts Gallery is featuring an Artists Now and Then exhibit this...

Welfare check on driver results in arrest

Someone called Woods County E911 about a man on a motorcycle who seemed belligerent and intoxicated. The call came in about 1:09 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. A customer just leaving the Angry Bull Saloon in Alva reported seeing a bearded man wearing a...

Painting with thread

The "Artists Then and Now" exhibit at the Graceful Arts Gallery this month includes a variety of artists from current Northwestern Oklahoma State University students to those who've been around for...

A lasting legacy of art education

The elegant white-haired LaDonna Benningfield has built a solid reputation in the art community in Alva. She admits she's lived here 85 years. During that time she has influenced innumerable students...

Enid teens injured when vehicle hits tree

Three Enid teens were injured early Saturday morning when their vehicle struck a tree. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the collision occurred at 2:38 a.m. on Aug. 8 on Imo Road at Chestnut Ave. approximately one mile west of Enid. Dalton D.... Full story

4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four Oklahoma tribes are asking a federal court to void gambling compacts between the state of Oklahoma and two other tribes — agreements that the Oklahoma State Supreme Court recently invalidated. The Cherokee, Chickasaw,...

Gold King mine spill left linger troubles on Navajo Nation

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Duane "Chili" Yazzie wears a "Water is Life" shirt as he walks the rows of his farm. He speaks of the river and earth as sacred entities for the Navajo people. But the Shiprock Chapter president can't forget when the river...

Adkins will take COVID test after supporter tests positive

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Amanda Adkins, the new Republican nominee in Kansas' 3rd District, will be tested for the coronavirus after a supporter who attended a campaign party tested positive for COVID-19, the campaign announced. The campaign...

Oklahoma reports 825 more coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are a reported 825 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahona and three additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Saturday. The department...

Families create 'learning pods' amid uncertain school year

DENVER (AP) — The unprecedented uncertainty whipped up by COVID-19 just weeks before the start of the school year is prompting an increasing number of parents to pursue what amounts to an academic side hustle — small-group "learning pods" that...

Man charged in Joplin shooting death at a storage unit

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Carthage man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a storage unit in Joplin in December. Mason S. Roach, 24, is accused of killing Jonathan Powell, 36, at the storage unit in west Joplin....

Colorado man sentenced threatening to kill official, lawyer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill a New Mexico state official and an attorney with a law firm in connection with a fraud case. Federal prosecutors said Andrew Graham,...

Profit up 87% at Buffett's firm, but virus slows businesses

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company reported an 87% jump in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investment portfolio increased with the stock market, but it took a roughly $10 billion write down on the value of its...

Duffy scheduled to start as Kansas City hosts Minnesota

Minnesota Twins (10-4, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (5-10, fifth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Royals: Danny...

Washington faces Oklahoma City, aims to end 5-game skid

Washington Wizards (24-45, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (42-26, sixth in the Western Conference) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup with Oklahoma City as...

Denver officer suspended for hitting man with patrol car

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer was suspended for about a month after she struck a pedestrian with her patrol vehicle last year while using her cellphone, authorities said. Officer Jamie Taft was suspended for 38 days after pleading guilty...

Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The founder of South Dakota's first professional ballet company wanted to thrust her group into the spotlight this year with a black-tie gala and performances by some of the world's top dancers. But the light went out on...

Reimagining 'The Secret Garden' for a new generation

Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic " The Secret Garden " has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed...

Marriage License Filings

Blake Walker Lehl, Alva, and Tatum Marie Horner, Alva: marriage license (counselling)...

ROBERT JAMES KINNARD

Robert James, known early on as Bobbie and later on as Bob (but always called Robert James by his bride when she was feeling flirtatious), was born on March 8, 1944, to Wilbur James and Eldora Faye...

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