Congratulations to the Alva Kiwanis members on their longevity

Jack Fisher and Richard Ryerson have been members of the Alva Kiwanis for 59 years. The Kiwanis do a lot of good in the community. I never got to be a member because I couldn't master the secret...

Get ready for electric scooters: Who is responsible?

Fall is finally here in Oklahoma. Between the golden leaves and cool crisp air, you will begin to see electric scooters flooding the city streets. These rental scooters can be found along the curb in hundreds of U.S. cities including Oklahoma City,...

Pumpkin Hello

Sporting a jaunty hat, this Halloween hay bale pumpkin greets drivers along Oklahoma Boulevard at the Pinegar building in...

OSBI: Third man sentenced to prison in elderly man's murder

CIMARRON COUNTY, Okla. – A third man has been sentenced to prison in the 2013 murder of a 77-year-old Alva man. In June 2013, 77-year-old Charles Nieman and his wife stopped at the Loaf'N-Jug...

Waynoka man injured in rollover

A Waynoka man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday in Woods County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports Steven Blair Steffen, 36, of Waynoka, was transported by Air-Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted to the...

As new gun law approaches, seizures of firearms in largest cities keep rising

The number of illegally used or owned guns taken off the streets in Oklahoma's two most populous cities continues to be on the rise. Data from the Oklahoma City and Tulsa police departments show gun...

Alva City Council to vote on DEQ contract

The Alva City Council will be voting on a contract with Oklahoma DEQ during the regular October meeting. The council will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will begin with the consent agenda with...

Correction

In the Sunday, Oct. 13, paper an error was made in the story “DAR gives Good Citizens Awards to Woods County high school seniors.” The first line of the article should have read, “In the fall of 2018-2019 school year each high school in Woods...

Menus for week of Oct. 21–Oct. 25

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – Cereal, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday – Sausage and egg biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk Friday ...

Missouri proposal to expand access to voting goes to court

EFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for a Missouri group pushing to expand access to voting argued in court Monday that the state's top election official was inaccurate and left out important details in his summary of the proposals. At issue...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property...

3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in southeastern Oklahoma

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported following a 3.1 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 11:09 a.m. Monday a little more than 1 mile (2 kilometers) north of...

Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona quietly suspended plans to require about 120,000 people to work, volunteer or go to school to receive Medicaid benefits, as courts have taken a dim view of similar mandates in other states. The decision is another setback...

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Oklahoma in Collaboration with INTEGRIS Health in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bright Health announced details of its individual and family plans for Oklahoma City area residents in 2020. Bright Health developed their plans in collaboration with INTEGRIS Health. Bright Health...

4 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scandal

BOSTON (AP) — Four more parents pleaded guilty on Monday in the college admissions bribery scandal, and a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme also agreed to reverse his plea and accept guilt. Parents Douglas Hodge, Michelle...

Oklahoma City officer charged with murder goes on trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of an Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man who was apparently trying to set himself on fire. Sgt. Keith Sweeney is charged with second-degree murder in the Nov....

Oklahoma prison officials say cellphone jamming would help

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of illegal cellphones are making it into the hands of prison inmates who use the devices to commit crimes, but prison officials testified Monday that they're prohibited from using one of the best tools to stop it...

Computer programmer admits role in Kansas cyberattack threat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a computer software engineer has admitted threatening cyberattacks against websites that criticized a Wichita attorney's work. VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett pleaded guilty Monday to...

California trucker sentenced for stealing load of meat

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a California trucker working for a Kansas freight brokerage has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing a load of meat valued at more than $160,000. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release...

The Latest: Zimmerman recalls first time he saw Jose Altuve

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with...

Oklahoma St faces tough challenge Cyclones QB Brock Purdy

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Last year as a freshman, Brock Purdy was Iowa State's third-string quarterback when he stepped on the field for his first meaningful action and he delivered a big win against Oklahoma State. Now, Purdy is an established...

Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Names Paycom Jim Thorpe Award 2019 Semifinalists

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 21, 2019-- The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced today the 14 semifinalists for the 2019 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, awarded to the best defensive back in college football. The award is based on performance on...

North Dakota lawmaker posts bogus photo of Omar on Facebook

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Republican state senator from North Dakota took to Facebook to post a long-debunked photo that claims to be Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. The photo on the home page of...

Mississippi band plays impromptu show from hot air balloon

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi band playing at Natchez's annual hot air balloon festival played an impromptu concert from a balloon soaring above the festival site. Two members of hometown band Bishop Gunn went for their first ride in a hot...

Researchers find 2nd warship from WWII Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s...

VIRGINIA LEE SCHWERDTFEGER

Funeral services for Virginia Lee Schwerdtfeger will be Monday, October 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Capron United Methodist Church with Rev. Janet Fitz, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in...

Marriage License Filings

Eric Chad Diefenbach and Jessica Erin Bryant, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling). ($50) Austin Lane Eades and Macendrew Kae Brown, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling). ($50) David Duane Covalt, Friend, Nebraska, and Kerri...

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