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Menu for week of Jan. 4–8

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Chicken cacciatore with rice pilaf, Brussels sprouts, yellow squash, hot roll, chocolate pudding (diabetic: sugar-free chocolate pudding) Tuesday – Pasole topped with shredded cabbage and sliced...

 

Seven child porn charges filed against Alva man

An Alva man is facing seven felony charges related to child pornography after an investigation following a tip. According to court records, on Oct. 20 District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio received a National Center for Missing and...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 3, 2021

President Trump, this one is unforgivable

Over the last four years for good or bad you were the president, and unlike party conscious idiots I tried to give you the respect the office deserves. I defended you when you made stupid statements...

 

Hatfield Pond in the snow

Early forecasts of 6-8 inches of snow for New Year's Eve in Alva dwindled to 1-2 inches by the time the storm arrived. Hatfield Park Pond is serene under sunny skies on New Year's Day...

 

Grain Bin receives snow dusting

Light overnight snow defines the ridges on the roof of this grain bin on the north side of Alva....

 

A woodpile is lightly dusted with snow

A woodpile is lightly dusted with snow on New Year's Day in Alva....

 

Five GAC women's basketball games postponed

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.– Due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Ouachita women's basketball program, the Tigers will not be able to begin regular-season play on Thursday, as...

 

Woods County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtai...

 

Woods County real estate

Book 1311 page 929: Ingrid Broaqdrick and Linda Jo Kuc and Ronald W. Broadrick convey unto RLI Broadrick LLC: Section 1, township 23N, range 14W, E2NE4, NE4SE4. Warranty deed. Book 1311 page 982: Renae L. Green conveys unto Nitram Capital LLC: Lot 2,...

 

Woods County tops 1,000 Covid cases

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the number of identified cases of coronavirus in Woods County has now reached 1,001. Of that total, 791 have recovered and five have died. On Jan. 1, the county had 205 active cases. The...

 

OSDH unveils vaccine distribution strategy for phase 2

• Increased access points to be available for larger population groups in communities across the state OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced its strategic plan to transition into phase 2 by offering the Covid-19 vaccin...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    January 3, 2021

Rangers hit the century mark in win over Panhandle State

ALVA, Okla. – The change in the calendar year was the beginning of a new Ranger basketball season. Northwestern opened the 2021 season with a 100-62 victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State University. After three lead changes in the opening minutes o...

 

Johnson's double-double leads Lady Rangers in season opener

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Lady Rangers opened their 2020-2021 season with a 70-60 victory over the Aggies of Oklahoma Panhandle State University Friday afternoon at Percefull Fieldhouse. Mya Johnson, a redshirt...

 

TCU beats Kansas State 67-60 for fifth straight win

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — RJ Nembhard scored 21 points and TCU held on for a 67-60 victory over Kansas State on Saturday for the Horned Frogs' fifth straight victory. Nembhard was 8-of-16 shooting with Kevin Easley making 8 of 9 free throws and...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    January 3, 2021

No. 8 Texas tops No. 3 KU 84-59 to tie record margin at Phog

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Texas stumbled into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday well aware of its humbling track record in the storied arena. The Longhorns sauntered out having made some much better history. After winning once in their previous 17 tries in...

 

Arizona increases minimum wage to $12.15 an hour

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's minimum wage has increased from $12 to $12.15 an hour. The law took effect on New Year's Day. In Flagstaff, wages increased to $15 an hour. Arizona is among 21 states that have increased their minimum wages in 2021,...

 

25-year-old Topeka man identified as fatal shooting victim

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victim of a New Year's Eve shooting in Topeka as a 25-year-old man. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that police said the death of Jesus Noel Soto-Villareal brought the city's homicide total...

 

Arizona official urges Ducey to order school 'quarantine'

PHOENIX (AP) — Citing the state's surge of COVID-19 cases, Arizona's top education official on Saturday called for Gov. Doug Ducey to order that public schools use only distance learning for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health...

 

Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations near record high

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, as hospitalizations from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus remained near their all-time high in the state. Oklahoma recorded 1,083 new confirmed cases of the v...

 

46% of New Mexico grant applicants get virus relief funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 6,500 New Mexico businesses and nonprofits will receive up to $50,000 under a state program created to help companies cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. That's about half of the...

 

Safety issues mount as skiers hit backcountry in pandemic

DENVER (AP) — On March 14, Colorado's governor issued an executive order shutting down ski resorts across the state. The coronavirus had arrived and was spreading rapidly in small mountain communities that were attracting hordes of spring break...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    January 3, 2021

Kansas leaders reflect on pandemic lessons from 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As 2021 begins, health officials and elected leaders in Kansas are reflecting on the lessons learned so far about the coronavirus pandemic. THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said the pandemic showed Kansas...

 

Tesla's annual sales up 36% but comes short of delivery goal

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla's annual sales rose 36%, but the electric car company came short of its annual goal to deliver 500,000 vehicles. The company said Saturday that it delivered 499,500 for the year, including 180,570 SUVs and sedans for the...

 

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the Electoral College votes and cer...

 

Researchers learn new tricks to save endangered crayfish

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers trying to save endangered crayfish during bridge construction in southern West Virginia ended up discovering new tricks to increase the population, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. In order to build a new...

 

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