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Menus for week of April 13–17

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Goulash with corn, cauliflower, green and wax beans, banana pudding (diabetic: sugar-free pudding) Tuesday – Honey butter chicken over rice, broccoli, yellow squash, hot roll, peaches (diabetic:...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE learn about green cleaning at March meeting

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting at the home of Barbara Cue on March 12. Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and Janice Litton led the group in the flag salute. Cue introduced her guest, her sister-in-la...

 
 By Tom Blue OD    Local    April 12, 2020

Summer baseball in Alva in the '50s

It seems as though this picture of the '59 Indians has always been around. The Indians were the Alva Youth Council League and Tournament champions in the summer of 1959. We had ten players. For many...

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    April 12, 2020

Beds: Questions of supply for all patients

When a patient with COVID-19 is brought to a hospital, they are triaged, isolated and put in a negative pressure room (if it's available), where air blows in but can't escape. Depending on the...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 12, 2020

The Ladybugs' biggest loss

High school seniors everywhere are coming to terms with their new reality: high school as they once knew it is over. There will be no prom, no graduation ceremony and no other senior traditions,...

 
 By Jack Fisher    Local    April 12, 2020

Can I borrow your bandana?

There are several pieces of good news about face masks. Some of you may remember when everyone had a mask in the windy dusty days before cars were invented. Bandanas were big enough to easily fasten in a way that dust could be filtered from your...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 12, 2020

Happy Easter, everyone

Not so many gatherings this year, but the phone and internet will make it bearable not being able to see family and friends in person. The police and fire departments did a great thing this year....

 
 By Chris Maple    Local    April 12, 2020

Piekarski to lead Lady Rangers soccer

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University director of athletics Brad Franz has announced Alex Piekarski will take over as the new head coach of the Rangers women's soccer program. Piekarski takes the helm as the sixth head coach, as he...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, April 3, 2020 8:02 a.m. – Report of a guard rail hit on US-81. 5:11 p.m. – Report of someone burning in their backyard. Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:19 a.m. – Report of a single vehicle rollover accident from Woodward County. 1:09 p.m....

 

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 1302 page 263: Edward J. Short and Sheila Short Revocable Trust, unto David Selby. Lot 6, block 3, City of Alva. Warranty deed. Book 1302 page 286: Citimortgage, Inc, unto Housing and Urban Development. Lot 6, block 5,...

 

'Undrafted but undaunted': Oilers' Colby Cave dies at 25

TORONTO (AP) — Colby Cave, an excellent teammate whose lone goal for the Edmonton Oilers this season came on an "awesome" rush down the ice, died Saturday after a brain bleed this week. He was 25. The NHL club did not say what caused the bleed....

 

MLS goalkeeper moonlights as children's book author

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeff Attinella is unique in that he's the only MLS goalkeeper who can also say he's a children's book author, a side job that has helped earn him the nickname "Dadtinella" from the Portland Timbers faithful. He's already writt...

 

Beef plant to close for tests, cleaning over COVID concerns

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A beef plant in northern Colorado where dozens of employees have tested positive for COVID-19 will be shut down through Tuesday for deep cleaning and to screen additional workers. Andre Nogueira, JBS USA's CEO, said in a...

 

Kansas man arrested in killings of girlfriend, her daughter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police arrested on Friday evening a Kansas man wanted on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter. Daniel Lopez, 25, was arrested without incident at a residence in Wichita...

 

USA Cycling putting timely emphasis on personal well-being

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Kelsey Erickson had spent nearly a decade working in the mucky world of international anti-doping when she heard that USA Cycling was looking for someone to build and administer a wellness program for riders at all levels. She...

 

Current Situation

COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 2019 and has since spread globally into a pandemic. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of...

 

Kansas' high court weighs virus limits on religious services

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly told the state Supreme Court on Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it overturned the Democratic governor's executive order banning...

 

'Hope' the giraffe born in New Orleans amid pandemic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans welcomed a new resident, a baby giraffe named Hope. Sue Ellen, a middle-aged giraffe at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, gave birth Monday, according to a Friday...

 

Oklahoma's US Senate seat draws crowded field of challengers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The only U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in Oklahoma drew a crowded field of challengers as the state's three-day filing period for political office ended Friday. Four Democrats, three Republicans, two independents and a...

 

Federal spending makes more energy assistance available

Low-income residents who are sheltering in place will get more money to stay comfortable as temperatures transition to summer heat. The Trump administration released $37 million in home energy assistance funding that was replenished after being...

 

Trump leaves trail of unmet promises in coronavirus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — For several months, President Donald Trump and his officials have cast a fog of promises meant to reassure a country in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump and his team haven't delivered on critical ones. They talk...

 

Alaska lighthouse run using technology to social distance

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fundraising run for Alaska's oldest original lighthouse will use technology to allow participants to raise money while social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. The Run 4 the Rock Foghorn Race in Juneau will allow...

 

Ivy Tech culinary students volunteer amid virus pandemic

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ivy Tech culinary students who lost training opportunities as schools and restaurants closed amid the coronavirus pandemic have turned to helping a food rescue organization cook and prepare meals from food donated by...

 

The Latest: Federal judge OKs drive-in Easter service

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR...

 

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