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Menus for week of Jan. 10–14

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Oatmeal, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Scrambled eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Glazed Rich's Pancake Bites, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Yogurt...

 

Oklahoma death row inmates offer firing squad as alternative

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two men on Oklahoma's death row — at the prodding of a federal judge — agreed to choose execution by firing squad as a way to delay their upcoming lethal injections, one of their attorneys told the judge. The two inmates,...

 

Two from Carmen charged with child abuse

Two residents of Carmen have been charged in Woods County with child abuse. The multiple incidents listed in court records occurred in Woods, Alfalfa and Garfield counties. Latasha Leann Bebee, 37, of Carmen, and Derrick Max Province, 41, of Carmen,...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:06 a.m. – Medic needed for a lift assist on County Road 420. 11:59 p.m. – Report of a traffic complaint in the 200 block of 14th Street. Friday, December 31, 2021 12:49 p.m. – Fire department needed for carbon...

 

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...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1326 page 24: Donald John Blalock unto Jerry D. Logsdon. Lots 5, 7, 8 and 9, Block 1, City of Alva, Tanner Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1326 page 57: Richard Dean Croft II unto Jeffrey D. Sagner. Section 2, township...

 

Airport Commission to hear taxiway lights update

The Alva Airport Commission will hold a regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the terminal building. Commission members will receive an update on the taxiway lights. There will be reports on fuel sales...

 

Coffeetime

Have you ever made an enemy? Someone who not only detests you, but actually would love to see the ground open up and swallow you while they laugh and annihilate everything that used to be yours. No?...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

In the fall semester of 1966 while driving to Alva’s town square in Joe Budney’s well used Malibu convertible, I mentioned that some of the local employers of students might be turned off by Joe’s heavy midwestern U.S. accent, which readily...

 

Ladybugs lose to Garber 41-37 in Wheat Capital final

The Alva Ladybugs fell to Class A Garber in the consolation finals at the Wheat Capital Tournament Saturday afternoon. Garber's Lady Wolverines were bigger and stronger than the Ladybugs and... Full story

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 9, 2022

What a place is northwest Oklahoma

One day I am running around in a short sleeve shirt, and the next having trouble getting enough clothes on to keep warm. Thursday was cold enough that I just saw the salvage long enough to feed and...

 

Inoperable taillight leads to multiple charges

A highway patrol traffic stop for a taillight issue ended with charges against a Louisiana man. Court documents show on Thursday, Jan. 6, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Barney was patrolling on US-64 near County Road 590 in Alfalfa County... Full story

 

Alva man facing drug charge after traffic stop

A traffic stop resulted in a felony drug charge for an Alva man. According to court records, on Dec. 1 at 12:52 p.m. Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale observed a Ford F-250 traveling east in the 1500 block of Oklahoma Boulevard. From current and... Full story

 

Ladybugs advance in consolation bracket with 69-30 win over John Marshall

After a first round loss to Woodward, the Alva Ladybugs faced John Marshall Friday morning in the Wheat Capital Tournament consolation semi-finals at Chisholm. The Lady Bears were a much different opponent than Woodward. The Ladybugs dominated the... Full story

 

Oklahoma GOP lawmaker to introduce Texas-style abortion bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Oklahoma has announced plans to introduce a bill mirroring a Texas law that has become the nation's biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years. State Rep. Sean Roberts said his bill would allow any...

 

Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services

Ambulances in Kansas speed toward hospitals then suddenly change direction because hospitals are full. Employee shortages in New York City cause delays in trash and subway services and diminish the ranks of firefighters and emergency workers....

 

Harry Reid memorial in Vegas draws nation's top Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two American presidents joined other Democratic leaders from around the country Saturday in commemorating former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who rose from childhood poverty and deprivation in Nevada to become one of the...

 

Intel reports repeatedly failed to forecast Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence reports compiled by the U.S. Capitol Police in the days before last year's insurrection envisioned only an improbable or remote risk of violence, even as other assessments warned that crowds of potentially thousands...

 

US open to limiting military exercises, missiles with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to discussions with Russia on curtailing possible future deployments of offensive missiles in Ukraine and putting limits on U.S. and NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe as part of strategic talks...

 

As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and...

 

Man charged with embezzling from Walmart

An Alva man is accused of taking over $1,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart without paying. Diquan Trekenan Kinta Bradford, 22, of Alva, is charged with embezzlement, a felony. This crime is punishable by not more than two years in prison or a...

 

Goldbugs defeat Perry 48-30 Friday to play for title

The Alva Goldbugs took on the Perry Maroons in the semi-finals of the Wheat Capital Tournament in Chisholm Friday night. Having beat Perry on Dec. 17 by a 41-27 score, the Goldbugs were confident as t... Full story

 

January 2021 began with snow and closed with a Vance AFB plane landing

It can be daunting to look back at the news and sports for a whole year. We're breaking the review down into small bites of one month. Like 2022, the New Year's Day forecast for 2021 was a chance of s... Full story

 

Alva loses Wheat Capital championship with last second free throws by Kingfisher

It all came down to two last-second free throws. The Alva Goldbugs and Kingfisher Yellowjackets played to a tie, but a foul called on Alva just before the buzzer gave Kingfisher a chance at two... Full story

 

US Supreme Court agrees McGirt ruling not retroactive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Oklahoma appellate court decision that the high court's landmark McGirt ruling on criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country does not apply retroactively to state convictions that are finalized....

 

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