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Menus for week of Feb. 14-18

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Apple cinnamon oatmeal, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Yogurt parfait with fruit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Breakfast taco, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Glazed...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1329 page 956: Garold Allen Schultz and Mary Ann Schultz, unto Marilyn R. Friend. Section 21, township 29N, range 19W, S2SW4, SW4NW4, NW4SW4. Quit claim deed. Book 1329 page 960: Mortgage Clearing Corporation unto 727...

 

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 Communication logs

Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:15 a.m. – Medic needed in the 600 block of 3rd Street for a sick person. 7:16 a.m. – Report of a possible fire in the 400 block of Logan Street. 2:14 p.m. – Welfare check needed. 8:19 p.m. – Medic needed in the...

 

Selective dishonesty

Most people are fairly honest but have a moment once in a while. Cheat on taxes, keep the money when they get too much change back, call in sick from work when you are okay, and lots of other...

 

Murdock's Minutes

We’ve convened the 2022 legislative session, which begins each year on the first Monday in February and must end no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday of May. The first day of the session is also when the governor delivers his yearly State of...

 

Coffeetime

The couple sitting in the counselor’s office had been married over 40 years. They had weathered financial setbacks, the rearing of two children, moving from city to city due to job changes, and...

 

VERA MARIE FERGUSON

Graveside services for Vera Ferguson will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2022, at the Freedom Cemetery with Rev. Mark Kinkel officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall...

 

Northwestern Social Work Department receives Potts Family Foundation gift

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s department of social work has received a $1,000 gift from the Potts Family Foundation out of Oklahoma City. Dr. Kylene Rehder, social work department chair and professor of social work, said that the funds...

 

Oklahoma nonprofit used federal funds for vacations instead of victim services

She was in San Diego to learn how to protect abuse victims. Instead, Candida Manion went wine tasting. Federal funds paid Manion's salary as executive director of the Oklahoma Coalition Against... Full story

 

Scholarship to honor Northwestern's first two faculty members being developed

For nearly 125 years, Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been educating future teachers and looking for ways to help students defray higher education costs. And, because of the recent...

 

J.W. Martin Library staff plans upcoming workshops

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library staff will be offering several upcoming workshops – all of which are free and open to the public. “Students may not realize they have access to a wealth of academic scholarship throug...

 

Rodeos, concerts and cars highlight tourism meeting

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee will hear funding requests from several groups when they meet Wednesday, Feb. 16. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. After dealing with minutes of previous meetings and the financial...

 

Entry deadline Feb. 23 for 19th Art Show at Northwestern

The entry deadline for forms to be submitted for the 19th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library on March 6-25 will be here soon. Entry...

 

Alva City Council outlines search plan for new city business manager

In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Alva City Council accepted the resignation of Angelica Brady as city business manager effective June 1. Brady said she has accepted an opportunity to work... Full story

 

'Pencil artist' finds inspiration in ranch life

Give Lori Jones a No. 2 pencil and a sketch pad, and you'll see wonderfully detailed drawings flow from her fingers. The self-proclaimed "pencil artist" finds her inspiration all around her. Jones is... Full story

 

'Detroit Rams?' Odd Super Bowl shirts sold for Stafford fans

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A sports apparel company is capitalizing on Detroit Lions fans' loyalty to Matthew Stafford, the Super Bowl-bound Los Angeles Rams quarterback who for 12 years prior made an appearance in that game seem possible for their...

 

Canada border blockade eases, protesters still block bridge

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — A tense standoff at a U.S.-Canadian border bridge eased somewhat Saturday after Canadian police persuaded demonstrators to move the trucks they had used to barricade the busy international crossing. But protesters still bloc...

 

Biden warns Putin of 'severe costs' of Ukraine invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Russia's Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine would cause "widespread human suffering" and that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but "equally prepared for other scenarios," the White...

 

Afghans protest US move to unfreeze $3.5B for 9/11 victims

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Demonstrators in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday condemned President Joe Biden's order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of America's 9/11 victims — saying the money belongs to...

 

S Carolina push to be 49th state with hate crime law stalls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It took South Carolina lawmakers only two months to act when a female college student was kidnapped and killed by a man posing as an Uber driver. The Legislature acted swiftly to prevent such crimes in the future. By...

 

Many faith leaders wary of religious exemptions for vaccine

By the thousands, Americans have been seeking religious exemptions in order to circumvent COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but generally they are doing so without the encouragement of major denominations and prominent religious leaders. From the Vatican,...

 

GOP pushes US schools to post all class materials online

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state lawmakers across the U.S. are trying to require schools to post all course materials online so parents can review them, part of a broader national push by the GOP for a sweeping parents bill of rights ahead...

 

On voting rights, Biden's power to act on his own is limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans impose new restrictions on ballot access in multiple states, President Biden has no easy options for safeguarding voting rights despite rising pressure from frustrated activists. Unlike on other issues such as...

 

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