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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Muffin, yogurt, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Kolache, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit and gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Toast, scrambled eggs, cereal,...

 

Alva City Council to meet Tuesday

The Alva City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16, instead of the usual Monday date. The meeting is set for Tuesday due to the President’s Day holiday on Monday. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Alva Recreation Complex in a classroom. After...

 

Oklahoma's jail mortality rate ranks second in nation

According to a Reuters News investigation published last October, 148 inmates housed in Oklahoma’s 11 largest county jails died from 2009 through 2019. The jails combined had an average annual mortality rate of 2.16 deaths per 1,000 inmates, the se...

 

Coffeetime

Are you familiar with it? The phrase, “Hey, I know a guy who can …,” usually said to you about the time you have thrown a plumbing wrench clear across the kitchen. Referring to a man you can...

 

Murdock's Minutes

We’ve completed the second week of the 2021 legislative session. We’ve continued to focus on getting bills through committee ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline, with a few bills starting to move to the floor for consideration as well. Icy road...

 

Lady Rangers defeat the Savage Storm in overtime

ALVA, Okla. – The Lady Rangers were victorious in overtime after they defeated the Savage Storm of Southeastern Oklahoma State 73-65 Thursday night in Percefull Fieldhouse. "I thought our girls were resilient tonight and just kept fighting. I'm so...

 

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 1313 page 308: NMPG LLC vs. Tabitha Marie Long and Terrance Wayne Long: Lots 12–16, block 7, City of Alva. Warranty deed. Book 1313 page 348: Sandy Jo Adams and Christopher Wayne Adams: Section 21, township 26N, Range...

 

Alva Public Library offers access to free income tax filing service

ALVA, Okla. – Households with incomes of less than $72,000 can e-file their federal and state income taxes for free thanks to the library's partnership with the IRS Alva Public Library is partnering...

 

Remembering the Blizzard of 1971

Snow predictions of 8 to 15 inches this weekend, depending on the forecast source, have older Alva residents recalling the Blizzard of 1971. That snowstorm occurred nearly 50 years ago on Feb. 21-23,... Full story

 

Rangers fall to OBU at home

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State volleyball team came up short Friday in three straight sets (19-25, 23-25, 18-25) against the defending GAC champions Oklahoma Baptist (RV).... Full story

 

Frigid weather sees utilities urging customers to conserve

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Frigid weather that has sent temperatures plunging across Middle America also had power and gas utilities urging customers to dial down the thermostat. Utility companies serving Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri issued pleas...

 

Kansas' 4 state-owned casinos say revenue down 28% in 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' four state-owned casinos reported a 28% drop in revenue last year when they were closed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The four casinos in Kansas City, Mulvane, Dodge City and Pittsburg generated ab...

 

Kansas newspaper wins lawsuit over release of police videos

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas newspaper can have access to videos shot by Wichita Police body cameras in two high-profile incidents, a judge ruled last week. The ruling came more than three years after The Wichita Eagle requested copies of the...

 

Two dead, one critically hurt in rural Kansas shooting

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. (AP) — Two people have died and a third person was critically hurt in a rural shooting a few miles northwest of Lawrence on Saturday. Douglas County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jenn Hethcoat said Sunday that a man who was...

 

UK's chief mouser celebrates 10 years on the prowl

LONDON (AP) — Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of London's 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britain's mouse-catcher in chief on Monday. The tabby cat was recruited by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to deal with a pack of rats seen...

 

Activists fear Biden's commitment to higher minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn't so funny. The coronavirus has renewed focus...

 

The superspreaders behind top COVID-19 conspiracy theories

As the coronavirus spread across the globe, so too did speculation about its origins. Perhaps the virus escaped from a lab. Maybe it was engineered as a bioweapon. Legitimate questions about the virus created perfect conditions for conspiracy...

 

Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains

DALLAS (AP) — A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S....

 

Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks on Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for the military junta that seized power earlier this month...

 

Russian cargo ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched successfully Monday with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as scheduled at 9:45 a.m. (0445 GMT) from the Russia-leased Baikonur...

 

Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump took in the win at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by friends and family. His lawyers celebrated with hugs and smiles. One joked, "We're going to Disney World!" Now acquitted in his second Senate impeachment trial, Trump is pr...

 

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

WASHINGTON (AP) — After former President Donald Trump's acquittal at his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appears to be growing for an independent Sept. 11-style commission into the deadly insurrection that took place at the...

 

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