Citizen petition audit finds no fraud, no official action required

Late Thursday, the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector published the findings of a citizens’ petition audit of the City of Alva. Since no fraud was found, no further action will be taken. Mayor’s Statement Alva Mayor Kelly Parker issued the...

Quilt exchange connects Oklahoma, Washington

Joanne Prewett of Alva is one of the talented quilters featured in this month's exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. The "Fabrics of the Heartland" display features the fabric art of four...

Northwestern Fine Arts to present 'The Act of Murder' Feb. 16, 17, 18

Nearly 30 people have been in rehearsals, building set and getting costumes and stage props ready as the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Reichenberger Fine Arts Department prepares for "The...

Alva City Council approves purchase of new fire truck

The Alva City Council held a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 30, to consider a proposal to sell an older fire truck and purchase a newer one. Troy Brooks was the only council member absent. Alva Fire Chief Bryan Miller presented several pages of...

Easement approved at Alva Industrial Park

Following the special city council meeting Monday, Jan. 30, the same members met as the Alva Utility Authority. Under discussion was a request for an easement to Michael S. Terrel, his successors and assigns. Mayor Kelly Parker explained the land...

Northwestern Scholarship Drive kicks off Feb. 8

An annual tradition encouraging the Alva community to invest in the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University begins Feb. 8. Off-campus teams, consisting of a community member and either a University or Foundation & Alumni Association...

December Rotary Students of the Month honored

Drew Glass Drew is the son of Gregg and Donnell Glass. High school activities include football, basketball, track, golf and Key Club. Activities outside of school include being a community volunteer...

OBI blood drive looking for 85 donors Feb. 15-16

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16, in the Student Center Ranger Room. The blood donor goal...

School counselors help students dream big

Dear Alva Public Schools Community, It has been a great start to the second semester with students and teachers achieving success in multiple activities. Alva High School has had numerous students...

Six more weeks of winter

At least that's what the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted Wednesday. Think about it a minute. We have millions of dollars of sophisticated weather equipment, and it comes down to a chubby...

Probe into US Olympic failings stunted by red tape in DC

DENVER (AP) — More than 27 months since it was greenlighted by Congress, the panel established to investigate the inner workings of the U.S. Olympic structure has yet to conduct a formal interview because of bureaucratic red tape and slow action...

Kansas patrol superintendent and adjutant general resigning

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Herman Jones, who has been sued for sexual harassment and retaliation, will retire in July, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday. The governor also said Adjutant General David Weishar, who...

Five Topeka police officers cleared in fatal shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Five Topeka police officers will not face charges after shooting and killing a man who rushed them with a knife last year, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay. Kagay said on Tuesday that Kansas Bureau of Investigation...

More than 200 discarded shotguns found in Oklahoma dumpster

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma firearms dealer is under investigation after more than 200 shotguns were found in a dumpster outside a store he owns in suburban Oklahoma City, according to a search warrant by the federal Bureau of Alcohol,...

Lawmakers in GOP states target medical care for trans kids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican attacks on gender affirming medical care for young people continued Wednesday in several conservative states that are among more than two dozen considering similar bans nationwide. Lawmakers in Nebraska, Oklahoma...

Spiritual advisers offering final comfort in execution rooms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For decades, Missouri executions played out in similar fashion: An inmate was strapped to a gurney in a drab room, alone except for the eyes of witnesses staring through thick, soundproof glass as unidentified executioners...

US states take control of abortion debate with funding focus

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though the Insight Women's Center sits at the epicenter of a reinvigorated battle in the nation's culture wars, the only hint of its faith-based mission to dissuade people from getting abortions is the jazzy, piano rendition...

Judge: Banning guns for marijuana users unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that a federal law prohibiting people who use marijuana from owning firearms is unconstitutional, the latest challenge to firearms regulations after the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative...

Flush with cash, Oklahoma governor pushes for more tax cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With state savings accounts and revenue collections at all-time highs, tax cuts will be a top priority for Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Republican-controlled Legislature for the 2023 session that began on Monday. Stitt, who...

New Oklahoma AG takes over prosecution of lawmaker, wife

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond is taking over the prosecution of a Republican leader in the Oklahoma House accused of several felonies alleging he used his power to change state law so his wife could become a tag...

Goldbugs beat the Mustangs with big 20-point finish

The Alva Goldbugs took on the Frontier Mustangs in a road game at Red Rock Friday night. Although the Mustangs are from a smaller school district, they have an intimidating number of state playoffs...

Ladybugs beat Frontier with second-half scoring

The Alva Ladybugs traveled to Red Rock to take on the Class A Frontier Lady Mustangs Friday night. The Lady Mustangs had only seven players suited up for the game, and their leading scorer Jamie...

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Jan. 31

Team Standings O'Bar – 55 ½ wins, 36 ½ losses Knights of Columbus – 55 wins, 37 losses Dilly Dilly – 51 losses, 41 wins Rollin GoodTimes – 47 ½ wins, 44 ½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 41 ½ wins, 50 ½ losses Holy Bowlers – 36...

Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to him

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The officer who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car before police fatally beat him never explained why he was being stopped, newly released documents show, and emerging reports from Memphis residents suggest that was...

Famed Portland goats let loose in protest of homeless sweep

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A herd of city goats well-known in Portland, Oregon, were temporarily set free Tuesday morning in what appeared to be an act of protest against a planned sweep of a nearby homeless encampment. The fence of the goats'...

National Enquirer, caught in 'catch-and-kill' scandal, sold

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in "catch-and-kill" practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold. VVIP is buying the National Examiner and another tabloid, the Globe,...

ROGER DEAN KASSIK

Funeral services for Roger Kassik will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Floyd officiating. Private burial will be in the Union Center Cemetery...

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