City council hears update on water meter problem

According to a report at the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, the city is getting some new water meter heads to repair those no longer providing remote reading. Councilmember Daniel Winters said the Water/Wastewater Committee met and...

Local students participate in livestock judging contest at Woods County Fair

Six teams from Alva and Waynoka 4-H and FFA participated in the Woods County Fair Livestock Judging Contest on Sept. 12. In the Senior FFA division, Alva FFA placed first with the team of Payten...

Missionaries participate in Alva Clean-up

Three missionaries serving in the Alva Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined about two dozen people on Sept. 19 for a fall clean-up day in downtown Alva. The three...

Random Thoughts

Once Ruth Brown began openly supporting racial equality in Bartlesville, city leaders wasted no time plotting to fire her from her job at the town’s public library. For one thing, the city...

Get ready for uncertainties

The pandemic has caused anxiety, depression and a feeling of restlessness for most of us. We worry about our health, family, jobs and finances. No one knows what the future holds and most of us feel powerless during these unique times. However,...

Following directions

Following directions is a lifetime skill. For those of a certain age, “close cover before striking” was an early example. It referred to a book of matches that had a flap to cover the package...

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Friday, Oct. 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Koehn said that people who are United States citizens,...

Spiritually Speaking

Six short years ago, Lynn Martin posted a picture on the back page of the Review Courier that offended some people. As a result, several local ministers refused to take advantage of Lynn’s invitation to post articles in the Friday edition. The...

Woman's death in southeast Kansas investigated as homicide

LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a homicide in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that a relative of 34-year-old Amy Lammon called 911 Thursday morning to report that she was dead....

Some laid-off Sprint workers sticking with aviation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Robert Tallie moved to Wichita from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, two years ago, he came looking for a new job. It wasn't a blind move. He received a scholarship from WSU Tech and planned to work in the city's prominent...

1,500 mail ballots arrived too late to count in Kansas

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than 1,500 Kansans did not have their votes counted in the August primary because their mail ballots arrived too late, but many of them were uncounted because voters didn't mail them on time, election data shows. A...

Kansas Supreme Court affirms convictions in 2015 shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed on Friday convictions for first-degree murder and battery stemming from a 2015 shooting at the Roxy bar in Overland Park. The court ruled that Dale Willis' claims of jury instruction errors...

Police investigating 2 kidnapping attempts in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating two separate reports of attempted child abductions in Hutchinson in recent days. "The Hutchinson Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens and would like to inform...

Kansas COVID-19 cases jump by 1,300-plus with rural spikes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that it had more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases over two days, and most of the biggest spikes over the past two weeks occurred in rural counties in the central and western parts of the state. The state...

Wichita State University president resigns

Wichita State University President Jay Golden resigned Friday, less than a year after he was hired, the Kansas Board of Regents said Friday. Regents chair Bill Feuerborn issued a brief statement announcing Golden's resignation, but it offered few...

New Oklahoma coronavirus cases top 1,200; 12 more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Friday reported an increase of 1,276 confirmed new coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths as they grapple with outbreaks at several state prisons. The latest numbers bring the total number of...

COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic...

Federal investigation of Overland Park teen's shooting death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal agents are investigating the shooting death of an Overland Park teenager by a police officer for possible civil rights violations, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday. John Albers, 17, was killed in January 2018 as he...

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coast got back in the game Thursday night, The Pac-12 set Nov. 6 to start a seven-game season, joining...

No. 3 Oklahoma seeks payback against Kansas State

Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 28. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss...

No. 15 Oklahoma State unsure of QB for West Virginia game

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With Spencer Sanders' status unclear for Saturday's game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who will be at quarterback for No. 15 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Will Sanders' right foot injury,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen last week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ruth Bader...

Trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit mailboxes just yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're on Medicare, don't run to the mailbox looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of President Donald Trump. Government officials said Friday that key details of Trump's election-year giveaway still have to be...

Oregon governor sends state police to Portland for protests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Friday as she announced that state troopers and sheriff's deputies would be sent to Portland through the weekend to help police, in the state's largest city, monitor a...

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