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Monday – Chili with beans, onion and cheese, tossed salad with dressing, cornbread, strawberries and peaches (diabetic: sugar-free strawberries and peaches) Tuesday – Smothered beef patty with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, hot roll,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 14, 2021

Alva Airport Commission learns regular AWOS inspections not done

At Monday’s meeting the Alva Regional Airport Commission learned the AWOS has not been inspected and maintained regularly by the company hired to do so. Commission members present were Dale Logsdon, Paul Kinzie, Calleb Mosburg and Kelly Parker. Cit...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 14, 2021

Alva City Council to discuss hardship program on utility bills

The Alva City Council will meet in the council chambers of City Hall Monday at 6:30 p.m. The council meetings had been at the Alva Recreation Complex recently to allow for more social distancing. February’s meeting was canceled and that business... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 14, 2021

Lahoma man dies in semi rollover

A Lahoma man died Friday when his semi rolled as he tried to make a turn. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Thomas Warren Graham, 55, of Lahoma, was traveling too fast for the turn and lost control.... Full story

 

Alva student excels in statewide poster contest

Chloe Snow, Alva, was named an overall finalist in the 2021 American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative Poster Contest. More than 2,000 students competed in the annual statewide contest. Through agriculture-based themes,...

 

Northwestern social work program earns CWPEP Grant

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s social work program has been awarded a $40,000 grant by the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program Student Payback Fund Grants to develop active learning environments for social work students. Dr....

 

Spring break at Northwestern to be observed; summer enrollment open, fall enrollment opens March 23

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe the traditional collegiate spring break from March 15-19. Classes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 22. Administrative offices at all three campuses will be closed Monday through...

 

CULLEN BARHAM

Funeral services for Cullen Howard Barham, 59, are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

Coffeetime

The weather men warned us, over and over. An extreme Artic front was coming, bringing harshly cold temperatures and freezing precipitation. Now, as one of our Midwest’s standing jokes indicates, we...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 14, 2021

Turn your clocks forward please

It's time for the government-controlled clock. By the time you are reading this, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package may be in place. What a joke. The last round of stimulus checks saw the largest day...

 

Woods County Communication phone logs

Thursday, March 3, 2021 12:54 a.m. – Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1700 block of Cherry Street. 4:54 a.m. – Medic needed for a fall in the 700 block of 2nd Street. 12:16 p.m. – Medic needed for a sick person in the 400 block of 10th...

 

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 1315 page 59: Shad Brackin and Kari Brackin convey unto Mark Hitcome and Andre Galenda. Lot 20 and 21, block 14, City of Freedom, OT Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1315 page 62: Judy C. Weaver and J. W. Weaver convey...

 

Alva Goldbugs fall to No. 6 Beggs in state quarter-finals

It's been 15 years since the Alva Goldbugs made it to the state playoffs. The Goldbug bus left town with drives past the middle and elementary schools where students cheered for their success. A... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 14, 2021

WCEDC approves proposal for economic development website

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) welcomed Jack Staats as their new member Wednesday. The quarterly meeting was held in a classroom at the Northwest Technology Center in Alva....

 

Houston, Barton named January Rotary Students of the Month

Samuel Houston Samuel Houston is the son of Dal and Beki Houston, brother to Harper Houston and grandson of Corky and Maxine Houston. High school activities include football, baseball, student...

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    March 14, 2021

Vaccinations, drops in Covid-19 cases create optimism in Oklahoma

State public health officials are feeling optimistic about the pace of vaccinations and lower cases and hospitalizations from Covid-19, leading to changes this week in Oklahoma's nursing home... Full story

 

Chickasaw Nation offers virus vaccine to all in Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Nation announced Saturday that it is now offering the coronavirus vaccine to all Oklahoma residents. "We are pleased to do our part to help put an end to this pandemic," said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. "Working together,...

 

Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

Los Angeles emergency room nurse Sandra Younan spent the last year juggling long hours as she watched many patients struggle with the coronavirus and some die. Then there were the patients who claimed the virus was fake or coughed in her face,...

 

Kansas district named after KKK leader to discuss new name

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Kansas school district that is named for an early 20th century Ku Klux Klan leader are meeting Monday to discuss whether to ditch the name. The discussions come after student journalists at Seaman High School found...

 

Lawrence agrees to pay nearly $1M in back overtime

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials have agreed to pay nearly $1 million in back overtime to dozens of firefighter captains, police sergeants and other city employees. The city said in a news release Friday that the city determined it had...

 

Fish farm offers hope, health to needy Kansas City families

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It doesn't take long to realize Bill Coe is passionate about what he does in the greenhouse at East High School. Coe is director and CEO of Green Acres Urban Farm and Research Project, which is surrounded by some of Kansas...

 

Naked Cowboy gets hero's welcome a week after arrest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attendees at Bike Week in Daytona Beach gave a hero's welcome to a Times Square performer known as the Naked Cowboy after he returned to the motorcycle festival almost a week after his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of...

 

In Louisville, Breonna Taylor's family honors her legacy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — On the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death, the slain Black woman's family continued their call for justice as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Louisville on Saturday. "Eyes are on Louisville,... Full story

 

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