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Menus for week of May 4–8

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Tamale pie, Spanish rice, refried beans, tossed salad with dressing, peaches (diabetic: no sugar added peaches) Tuesday – Chicken a la king, tomato soup, pickled beets, crackers, strawberries and...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:07 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on Broadway Street. 4:02 p.m. – Report of a mow stolen mower in the 1200 block of Flynn. 8:39 p.m. – Officer needed at Dollar General. 9:33 p.m. – Report of strange vehicles on...

 

Divorce Filings

Kayla Michelle Turner vs. Austin R. Turner, Alva: dissolution of marriage. ($262.14) Gardner Shane Devine vs. Tammy J. Devine: dissolution of marriage. ($262.14) Elizabeth Macias vs. Michael J. Macia: dissolution of marriage. ($26...

 

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

Real Estate Transactions Book 1303 page 321: Kenneth N. Davis II and Mardeana L. Davis convey unto Kenneth Neal Davis II and Mardeana Lea Revocable Trust. Section 12, township 27N, Range 19W, NE4, SW4, E2NW4. Warranty deed. Book 1303 page 340:...

 

AAUW of Oklahoma Teen Voices Essay Contest

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the American Association of University Women of Oklahoma (AAUW/OK) is re-launching the Teen Voices Contest. This statewide essay...

 

USDA reminds producers to complete Crop Acreage Reports

The Woods County office for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently open to phone and virtual appointments only but can still work with producers on timely filing of crop acreage reports. FSA staff can provide assistance over the phone, by...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 3, 2020

'A little bit different' at Share Convalescent Home

Share Convalescent Home Director Kelly Parker received notice on April 15 that he passed his licensure exam with the state board. He has sent in paperwork and expects soon to be the licensed administrator for the nursing home. Alva Hospital Authority...

 

Northwestern hires Jack Staats as the William Donald Campbell Family Chair in Agriculture

Joining Northwestern Oklahoma State University this fall as an instructor of agricultural education is Jack Staats, who has been hired as the William Donald Campbell Family Chair in Agriculture....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 3, 2020

Whew! I thought the Walmart police had me for sure

I was at Walmart the other day, and when I looked at the floor, I realized I had gone down the aisle the wrong direction. The floor has directions on which way to go around the store with Do Not Enter...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 3, 2020

Situation update: COVID-19

The state has begun releasing a weekly report that compares the number of COVID-19 cases to the preceding week. For the week of April 23-29 there were 579 confirmed cases, down 8.2 percent from the previous week. Recovered cases totaled 539, down...

 
 By Chris Maple    Local    May 3, 2020

2020 Football Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction canceled

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s football program has made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Football Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction set for June 5-6. For the first time in 24 years, the tournament and...

 

Beadles Nursing Home Parade

This past Thursday there was a parade in front of the Beadles Nursing Home. Family and Friends wanted to let their loved ones to know that they were in their minds during this time of required...

 

Dr. Phil Self's deployment delayed by pandemic

In February, Dr. Phil Self left his Alva medical practice in the capable hands of Steve Madrid, PA, for deployment to Afghanistan with the naval reserves. He expected to spend some time in...

 

Mountain top: Game of Thrones actor sets deadlift record

KOPAVOGUR, Iceland (AP) — The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world. "Game of Thrones" actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds)...

 

UCLA's Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Hill is staying at UCLA for his redshirt junior season. A team spokesman says Hill has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft. Hill started 25 of 30 games for the Bruins under first-year coach Mick Cronin last season,...

 

Oklahoma Media Center to foster local news collaboration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma news collaborative is being developed to foster collaborative local news content for outlets in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and elsewhere in the state. The Inasmuch Foundation and the Local Media Association have...

 
 By Roxana Hegeman    Regional    May 3, 2020

Report: Kansas law enforcement seized $3.35M in property

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement agencies seized more than $3.35 million in property during a six-month period last year, disproportionately from young black and Hispanic male drivers. Counties reporting significant currency...

 

KU to reopen for in-person classes in the fall

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will open its campuses for in-person classes in the fall after the shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The university said Friday that in-person classes will resume "in some capacity" for the fall...

 

AP: Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds

ATLANTA (AP) — As more states begin to relax their coronavirus lockdowns, most are falling short of the minimum levels of testing suggested by the federal government and recommended by a variety of public health researchers, an Associated Press...

 

Oklahoma enters first weekend of shopping amid coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma went into its first weekend of a reopened economy during the coronavirus pandemic as residents were allowed to return to restaurants, mall and other stores. State health officials reported eight new deaths and 103 new...

 

Bird-watching soars amid COVID-19 as Americans head outdoors

Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game. Then, Brown noticed the birds. "I thought, 'Why don't I...

 

Oklahoma AG refiles opioid litigation in rural county

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter refiled lawsuits Friday against three opioid distributors in one of the state's counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The litigation previously filed as one case in Cleveland County...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 3, 2020

Kansas Democrats hope primary encourages balloting by mail

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats hope vote counting from Saturday's party-run presidential primary goes smoothly to show that the state can rely far more heavily on mail ballots later this year. Top Democrats anticipate former Vice President...

 

Furniture company to permanently close Mississippi facility

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A furniture manufacturing plant in Mississippi, open since 1985, is headed for closure. In a news release Wednesday, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. said its Starkville plant, along with a second facility in Dubuque, Iowa, will...

 

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