April 3 Covid-19 Situation Updte

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this April 5 advisory, there are 1,252 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.  There are an additional four deaths: Three in Cleveland County, two males and a female older than 65.  One in Seminole...

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...

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...

Property tax bill in limbo with Nebraska session on pause

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who are seeking to lower property taxes won some extra time to make a deal with opponents last month when the coronavirus pandemic brought their session to a halt, but so far it doesn't appear that anyone...

Why wear face masks in public? Here's what the research shows

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Hector Chapa, Texas A&M University (THE CONVERSATION) With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have...

Kansas man charged in killings of girlfriend, her daughter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter. The suspect, Daniel Lopez, has not been arrested. Sedgwick County authorities charged him in the deaths...

Topeka police investigate man's shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. undefined A 28-year-old man has been fatally shot in east Topeka, police said. Officers were responding to a call Saturday night about shots being fired and a vehicle crash when they found the body of D'Angelo L. Payne, Lt. Ron Ekis...

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into...

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...

MLS 25th anniversary remains quiet milestone amid pandemic

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes is cautiously optimistic that Major League Soccer can still have a full season. But what that might look like is anyone's guess. MLS was supposed to be celebrating its 25th year, but for now it remains a...

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of pro days canceled because of the new coronavirus, the Hall...

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:...

Baltimore native's encounter with a bison goes viral

BALTIMORE (AP) — Deion Broxton says he grew up in an area with a fair share of rodents. This week it was a mammal of a different size that brought him national exposure. As the East Baltimore native was filming a teaser on March 25 for his latest...

Georgia home built over 200 years ago for sale, needs repair

SPARTA, Ga. (AP) — A house built more than 200 years ago by a friend of President Andrew Jackson is on the market in eastern Georgia. But the nonprofit group selling the property in Hancock County requires that the buyer be willing to do repairs...

'I cried on the truck': Fatigued NY workers forge ahead

Josh Allert's days are a blur and a battle. His mental and physical stamina are constantly put to the test as the 22-year-old emergency medical technician transports coronavirus patients around New York. He is burdened by the push-and-pull between...

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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