Next weekend is Labor Day

Let's hope for cooler weather and lots of free food and fellowship. It's been a banner birthday month for my family. Mine was August 2nd, followed by cousins from Lincoln, Nebraska. Allen Scribner's... Full story

Random Thoughts Mr. Stengel goes to Washington – part 2

Casey Stengel’s life was dedicated to the sport of baseball. In addition to managing four major league teams, Stengel also worked for several years during his career as a minor league manager....

Young exhibitors needed for the Woods County Free Fair

If you’re old enough to hold a pencil, a paint brush, or bake a batch of cookies or candies, you’re old enough to participate in the Woods County Free Fair on Sept. 5-7 at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Fair exhibit classes are open in Cultural...

Fair: Duct tape entries due by 5:30 p.m. at Women's Building at Fairgrounds

Area folks with a creative flair who like to construct items that are useful and unique are encouraged to enter the Woods County Free Fair Duct Tape Division. Construction Requirements Items may be made with any color duct tape Items must be...

New students welcomed with freshman, transfer orientations

The 2019-20 school year is underway, beginning with successful freshman and transfer student orientations at Northwestern Oklahoma State University locations with nearly 450 students attending the...

Fair: Poultry, rabbit, horse and OHCE groups pre-entries due by noon Friday

The Woods County Free Fair will be held September 5-7 at the Woods County Fairgrounds south of Alva. The only pre-entries required are poultry, rabbits, horse, and the Oklahoma Home & Community Education (OHCE) group entries. Completed tags are to...

New marijuana law affects employers

Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act (aka the Unity Bill) goes into effect next on Friday, Aug. 30. Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, says, “From the State Chamber’s...

Man arrested in Waynoka for firearm possession

A man who had been convicted of a felony was arrested in Woods County for possessing a firearm. Court records show on Aug. 18 at 3:10 p.m. Woods County Deputy David Cummings received information from a concerned citizen that Monty Long was going to...

Peek inside the plans: Friends of Play Areas 3 and 4

Toys on the west side of Hatfield Park don't meet safety standards so they will be removed and replaced with these... Full story

Book tries to show how US democracy hurt Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States as an entity seeking to erase them from...

Giraffe buildings unique to this neck of the woods

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Buildings in Tahlequah offer a variety of architectural styles, and one that calls to mind an exotic animal may be unfamiliar to residents outside of the Ozarks area. Giraffe houses boast a certain claim to fame, but there...

The Highwaymen: Duo rides for country music

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A recording artist riding on horseback across four states to raise awareness of traditional country music had a layover in Mountain Home on a recent Saturday night. Country artist C.J. Garton and his 13-year-old son,...

Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US

The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More trials and legal settlements are likely to follow the...

STEM centers, maker space coming to Oklahoma City schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new emphasis on STEM education in Oklahoma City arrived in a flurry of paint and power tools. Preparations are underway to open centers for STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in local schools and...

Body of drowning victim recovered from Illinois River

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say the body of an apparent drowning victim has been recovered from the Illinois River. Grand River Dam Authority police say the body of a 67-year-old man was recovered on Saturday...

Man dies in after taken in custody by Oklahoma City police

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a man has died after he was handcuffed and taken into custody. Authorities say the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to an apartment complex following reports that a...

Body found after house explodes in southwestern Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Oklahoma say a body has been discovered in the charred rubble of a vacant residence that exploded and burned. Television station KSWO reports that the explosion occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on...

Average US price of gas down 8 cents per gallon to $2.66

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 8 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that an abundant supply...

KBI warns fingerprint database in danger of failing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A database of finger and palm prints used by law enforcement and child welfare workers is in danger of failing and needs to be replaced, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation official told lawmakers. The system contains more than 2...

Cubs 1B Rizzo sidelined by back tightness

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out of Sunday's starting lineup because of tightness in his back. Rizzo left Saturday's 7-2 loss to Washington in the fifth inning. Rizzo, who turned 30 on Aug. 8, has a history of back issues....

Miles and miles of Miles inside Kansas football program

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Koenning has to be careful every time the new offensive coordinator at Kansas walks into one of the Jayhawks' meeting rooms, making sure to address the right person by the right name. It has nothing to with learning...

Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins...

Police scuttle 'Margarita Madness 5K' for no liquor license

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police arrested two people Saturday and shut down a race billed as the "Margarita Madness 5K." Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Dan Adams tells WOOD-TV that officers called a halt to the event after learning alcohol was being...

Fund backed by DiCaprio pledges $5M to Amazon amid fires

NEW YORK (AP) — A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires . Earth Alliance was created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs...

Kanye West hosts service honoring Ohio mass shooting victims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kanye West hosted a Sunday Service in Ohio in support of those affected by the recent mass shooting. A large crowd gathered at the musician's service in a park in Dayton. The event featured choir singers and was also attended... Full story

Marriage License Filings

Derek Allen Hayes and Megan Leigh Andrews, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling)...

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