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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Chili with beans, onions and cheese; tossed salad with dressing; cornbread, strawberries and peaches (diabetic: no sugar added peaches) Tuesday – Ham slice, broccoli, potato au gratin, hot roll,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 22, 2020

Mayor talks about importance of census

Mayor Kelly Parker reminded everyone it is census time. It is estimated Oklahoma loses about $1,800 in funding for every person who doesn’t complete the census form. The census count is used in numerous federal programs to determine how much a... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 22, 2020

Mayor issues COVID-19 proclamation

On Friday afternoon, Alva Mayor Kelly Parker signed a proclamation acknowledging a state of serious public concern within the city regarding the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. He acknowledged the declarations of emergency by the presi... Full story

 

OICA encourages participation in census

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) is reminding all Oklahomans that now is the time to respond the U.S. Census. “Everyone should have gotten their Census mailers by now,” said Joe Dorman, OICA’s chief executive... Full story

 

But I'm not even sick!

If you’re experiencing mild symptoms that feel like a typical common cold, or you don’t even have symptoms at all, it’s probably hard to understand the importance of staying home. We understand and want to stress that this is not about YOU. It...

 

Is going for a walk essential?

So you made the decision to follow guidance and voluntarily self-quarantine or minimize your movements for the next 14 days. First, thank you for making that choice to help protect our most vulnerable neighbors, family and friends. We fully... Full story

 

How is coronavirus spread? Here's what you should (and shouldn't) worry about

March 16 – Because the virus is so new (it's technically called SARS-CoV-2, FYI), lots of the fear surrounding COVID-19 stems from how little we know about it. Luckily, experts do know some pretty important things about the virus' transmission, or...

 
 By Kathryn McNutt    Local    March 22, 2020

OU, OSU to go all-virtual for rest of semester

Oklahoma State University announced Wednesday all classes at its Stillwater and Tulsa campuses will be delivered online for the remainder of the spring semester to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. “Let me assure our students: We are working...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 22, 2020

Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – Stocking up on essential groceries and other supplies as the COVID-19 virus threat spreads across the county will require consumers to rely on their storm season preparedness skills, but for a longer period of time. Undoubtedly,...

 

First Day of Spring

Spring is here! With all the virus news filling the 'waves' let's remember to notice the positive life happening around us. Flowers are in bloom, Trees are budding, and days are wa...

 

State Election Board Secretary declares election emergency

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax declared an election emergency Wednesday for local elections being held in 74 counties on April 7, 2020. The election emergency declaration will require County Election Boards to...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    March 22, 2020

Amid epidemic, new details on Stitt's health plan are released for public comment

Oklahoma Watch Oklahoma has quietly released details of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Medicaid expansion plan, with the state’s own report saying the plan “will likely depress enrollment” by thousands of Oklahomans compared to a traditional Medical expa...

 

Northwestern's Spring Alumni Reunion 2020 canceled

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is canceling two upcoming events in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the risks it poses to public health. “With regard to the current public health crisis, our priority is to do...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 22, 2020

The government-sponsored panic is moving along

Time will tell how this compares to other health outbreaks that got less attention. There is talk of the government helping people exist with payments. I think for businesses and workers alike this...

 

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...

 

Marriage License Filings

Jacoby William Merrill and Montana Marie Colvin, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)...

 

Texans agree to contracts with 11 players in free agency

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have agreed to contracts with four free agents and re-signed seven other players. Houston agreed to a deal with receiver Randall Cobb, who spent last season with the Cowboys, in the wake of this week's trade of...

 
 By DAVID BRANDT    Sports    March 22, 2020

Kenyan Drake staying with Cardinals on one-year deal

Running back Kenyan Drake's agency says he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week, which meant the player could negotiate a deal elsewhere...

 

Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft. The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the...

 

Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Paysign, Inc.

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2020-- Federman & Sherwood announces that on March 19, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada against Paysign, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYS). The complaint...

 

Body found in Kansas watershed that of missing man

Police say a body found in an Atchison watershed dam in northeastern Kansas is that of a missing Atchison man. Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said the body, found Friday afternoon, has been identified as that of 47-year-old Joseph Leger Jr., MSC...

 
 By TED ANTHONY    Regional    March 22, 2020

Taking stock of strange days: The week that America changed

Change came to the United States of America during the third week of March in 2020. It did not come all at once, though it came quite rapidly. As had happened in other lands, there was no explosion, no invasion other than a microscopic one that... Full story

 

Coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increase by four to 53 total

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has risen by four, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Saturday. The number of positive cases for the virus increased from 49 to 53 while the number of deaths remains at...

 

Kansas sees second death from COVID-19 as cases rise

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A second COVID-19 death in Kansas was confirmed Saturday, this one in the Kansas City suburb of Johnson County. State health officials revealed the death in a news release meant to update the number of new coronavirus cases in t...

 

Officials: Earthquake causes minor damage near Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 4.5 magnitude earthquake near Carson City on Friday night caused minor damages across the city, authorities said. Some damage to items on shelves inside stores was reported and one building shut off its gas as a precautio...

 

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