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Menus for week of Feb. 22–26

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Waffle, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Cinnamon sugar pancake bites, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Breakfast...

 
 By Paul Kinzie    Local    February 21, 2021

Kinzie helicopters assist rescue efforts in the Blizzard of 1971

(Editor's Note: On Feb. 21-23, 1971, a snowstorm buried northwestern Oklahoma under as much as three feet of snow, not accounting for drifts. The snow was driven by winds of 30-50 mph. Paul Kinzie...

 

Staff shortages at Oklahoma's relocated Public Health Lab cause testing delays

Staff shortages and equipment transition for the relocated Public Health Lab in Stillwater have caused state health officials to outsource certain tests to private labs, and in some cases to a public...

 

Middleton named as board member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical...

 

Vance AFB pilots to brief local pilots and citizens Feb. 27

Alva, Okla. – Two T-6A instructor pilots from the 71st Flying Training Wing Safety Office will be in Alva Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Major Adam Page and Capt. Matt Simpson will give local pilots and any interested citizens a briefing...

 

Woods County Excise Board holds February meeting

The Woods County Excise Board held a special meeting Friday, Feb. 19, after postponing from the regular date on Wednesday. Bob Seivert, Chris Olson and Joe Shirley were all present for the 8:30 a.m....

 

Coffeetime

The little rural church always held its annual summer Bible School for kids. Each mid-morning, loud and boisterous honyocks were let outside for a few minutes for snacks and exercise. Balls were...

 

Grow and Share OHCE regular meeting

Grow and Share OHCE conducted its Feb. 9 monthly meeting by Zoom. The meeting was called to order and all members recited the flag salute. Mary Hamilton gave a devotional from Jesus Calling referencing Hebrews 12:2. Ten members answered roll call to...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Week 3 of the 2021 session is behind us, though the historic snowstorms and arctic temperatures stalled-out committee and floor votes for the first three days. Looking at all the weather forecasts, I had already headed back to Oklahoma City on...

 

What a week

We had record low temperatures and several days in single digits all day. I had some pipes freeze before I got the water to dripping, but luckily they thawed right out. It is hard to believe, but we w...

 

Tuesday night bowling Feb. 9 standings

Team Standings The Bowl Movements: 59 ½ wins, 20 ½ losses Dilly Dilly: 53 wins, 27 losses Knights of Columbus: 49 wins, 31 losses Marshall's Oldtimers: 40 wins, 40 losses Rollin Good Times: 39 wins, 41 losses Next Frame: 37 ½ wins, 42 ½ losses...

 

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

Book 1313 page 653: Ross Family Trust conveys unto Zachary D. Booth and Christina Booth: lots 5 through 4, block 39, Dacoma, OT Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1313 page 655: Ross Family Trust conveys unto Zachary D. Booth and Christina Booth: lots...

 

New legislation would protect drivers who hit protestors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarming out onto major roads to temporarily paralyze...

 

Meatpacking workers in Kansas still wait for vaccines

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Meatpacking plants were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, yet thousands of workers at facilities in southwest Kansas are still waiting to hear when they'll be vaccinated. The Kansas News Service reported that the wait is...

 

Injections wells closed or reduced after Oklahoma earthquake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The injection of wastewater into underground wells by oil and natural gas producers has been stopped or reduced in the area where a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck in northern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on...

 

Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden's plate. A month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and...

 

Woman critically injured in Wichita apartment fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after a fire at a west Wichita apartment building. The Wichita Fire Department says the fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find a woman trapped inside...

 

Kelly urges FERC to investigate weather-related failures

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to investigate systemic failures during this month's weather emergency and to protect Kansans from demand-related price surges for natural gas and...

 

Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup

DALLAS (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages....

 

Biden's 1st month was about erasing the mark of 'former guy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready. Already. Lining a fine wooden box, they bore the presidential seal and an imprint of his signature, a micro-mission accom...

 

Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada's legal brothels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in America where someone could legally pay for sex. These days, even in the state known for sin, the business is taboo....

 

Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn't return to Phoenix College this semester, checking on how they're managing during the coronavirus pandemic. The calls have become a regular part of her job...

 

Impeachment vote becomes defining moment for GOP senator

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Sen. Richard Burr stood and said "guilty" there were hushed gasps in the Senate chamber. But the North Carolina Republican's vote to convict former President Donald Trump should not have come as a shock. In a way, he had been...

 

Europe applauds Biden's approach, stresses cooperation

BERLIN (AP) — Collective sighs of relief could be heard from many European capitals Saturday after U.S. President Joe Biden made clear in his first major foreign policy address since taking office that he rejected the "America First" and...

 

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