Articles from the April 30, 2023 edition

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Menus for week of May 1–5

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Toast, sausage patty or cereal/toast, applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday—Muffin or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit and gravy or cereal/toast, peaches, juice, milk Thurs...

 

These tough men are rare

Seems my own version of ‘tough men’ are rarely found any more, and the modern version of tough men are weak in comparison. Politically, today the phrase characterizes a person who fights for the cause...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    April 30, 2023

Preaching to myself

I must be the most unlikely person to give a sermon, but several years ago while feeding the cows I had a thought that profoundly changed how I saw other people. While far from being anything close to...

 

Get ready for summer with local blood drives

Smile, summer is just around the corner! Get ready by giving blood with Our Blood Institute at a local blood drive and help save a life! Donors will receive a Happy themed T-shirt and free ticket to Science Museum Oklahoma, Frontier City or...

 

Murdoch's HB 2241 would ease right-of-way costs; HB1590 would modernize 911 systems

This was the last week for us to vote on bills sent over from the House of Representatives. More than 100 House bills were voted on between Monday and the Thursday deadline, including some of my own. I am the Senate principal author for House Bill...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 30, 2023

My apologies to Woods County

If I had known all I had to do to get it to rain was to bring in the car crusher, I would have had them here long ago. It was a very good rain and didn't all fall in just a little bit. I'm afraid it...

 

Woods County Communications logs

Thursday, April 20, 2023 During this day were 10 traffic stops, two reports of cattle out and one controlled burn. 1:05 a.m. – Report of trespassing on Logan Street. 6:29 a.m. – Medic needed on Cherokee Street for a general medical issue. 7:01 a.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 1350 page 285: Curtis E. Porter and Valynda D. Porter convey unto Curtis E. and Valynda Family Trust. Section 8, Township 25 north, Range 15 west, NE4. Warranty deed. Book 1350 page 287: Pamela Benson Runkel conveys unto...

 

CAROL JO SCHULTZ

Funeral services for Carol Jo Schultz will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Alva Church of God with Rev. Sheryl White and Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of the Marshall Funeral... Full story

 

NINA TATRO

Services for Nina Tatro are pending with the Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

ROBIN JOLENE ROSS FAWVOR

Funeral services for Robin Ross Fawvor will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Engler and Rev. Rick Barrett officiating. Interment will follow in...

 

Retirement reception for retirees from Northwestern

Four Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty and staff will be honored on May 4, with a retirement reception in the Student Center Ranger Room from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The 2023 retirees include: • Kevin Fields, M...

 

Northwestern announces spring commencement exercises May 6

Spring commencement exercises at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Ranger Field. Rex Trent, a 1981 graduate who also earned his master’s degree (1984) from Northwestern originally from Cordell a...

 

Alva Public Library offers free activities for kids of all ages

The main goal of the Alva Public Library Youth Department is to organize regular events for children and local students to participate in each month. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade can join Lego Day, held the first three Mondays of each... Full story

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    April 30, 2023

Oklahoma lawmakers try for second year to expand pregnancy help

Oklahoma lawmakers continue to be frustrated with a vendor hired to help pregnant women for expanded services under the state's Choosing Childbirth Act. The slow pace of getting money to nonprofit...

 

Willie Spears named this year's AHS commencement speaker

Alva High School graduation will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders and 6:30 p.m. for general seating. Spears is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 30, 2023

Legislators talk about current bills during Eggs & Issues

Chad Warmington, president and CEO of the Oklahoma State Chamber, spoke during the Eggs & Issues program at Northwest Technology Friday, April 21. The Alva Chamber Community Coffee featured... Full story

 

Man kills 5 in Texas after family complained about gunfire

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — A man went next door with a rifle and began shooting his neighbors, killing an 8-year-old and four others inside a house near Houston, after the family asked him to stop firing rounds in his yard because they were trying to s...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 30, 2023

A veto and a switch: Kansas to see no big tax cuts this year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — No big tax cuts are coming for Kansas residents even though the state treasury is bulging with surplus cash and the Democratic governor and top Republican lawmakers both said over and over that families need relief from i...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 30, 2023

GOP split dooms scaled-back Kansas 'school choice' plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas who say parents need alternatives to public schools couldn't pass even a scaled-back version of the "school choice" plans enacted in other states with GOP-controlled Legislatures. Democratic Gov. L...

 

AP Interview: Pelosi says Ukraine, democracy 'must win'

WASHINGTON (AP) — "We thought we could die." The Russian invasion had just begun when Nancy Pelosi made a surprise visit to Ukraine, the House speaker then the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to lead a congressional delegation to Kyiv. P...

 

Trump ups competition with DeSantis in planning trip to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The competition between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is intensifying as the former president is scheduling a return trip to Iowa on the same day that the Florida governor was already going to be in the state that will kick o...

 

Be tough in seizing Iran oil, bipartisan senators urge Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen senators are making a bipartisan appeal to President Joe Biden to reinvigorate the power of U.S. authorities to seize Iranian oil assets under an enforcement program they say has been allowed to languish. Despite existing s...

 

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