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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Oven-fried fish with tarter sauce, breaded tomatoes, potato and green beans, cornbread, mixed fruit (diabetic: no-sugar-added mixed fruit) Tuesday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, cauliflower, broccoli,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2021

Debt-free freshman year at NWOSU

How are Alva Incentive Scholarships distributed? That was the main focus of questions asked by members of the Alva City Council during the Monday, May 17, meeting. Representatives of Northwestern...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2021

Fireworks funding passes by one vote

"Fireworks are expensive and getting harder and harder to find," said Jesse Kline. He spoke to the Alva Tourism Committee Wednesday to ask for tourism tax funds for the Alva Rotary Club 4th of July... Full story

 
 By Keaton Ross    Local    May 23, 2021

State Corrections Board votes to extend private prison contract

The Oklahoma Board of Corrections on Wednesday unanimously approved two contracts that will keep the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre and Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville open through July 2023. CoreCivic, a Tennessee-based...

 

Alva's Jack Ging to be inducted into Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame

Veteran actor Jack Ging will be one of six Oklahomans who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Movie Hall Of Fame on May 29. Born in Alva, Jack Lee Ging had an acting career that spanned more than 30... Full story

 

Scholarship created in honor of former Alva residents

Phillips University Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce a newly endowed scholarship fund. The Rev. Dr. Jimmie L. and Connie K. Gentle Scholarship was created by the Gentles' three sons and their... Full story

 
 By Trevor Brown    Regional    May 23, 2021

Oklahoma's legislature fast-tracks multi-billion budget bill, again

It didn’t take long for arguably the most important bill of the 2021 session to work its way through the often-times tedious and laborious legislative process. A week and three hours after Gov. Kevin Stitt and Republican leaders announced the... Full story

 

Coffeetime

Occasionally we fix oatmeal for breakfast. Not your favorite thing to eat of a morning? Me neither. So doctor it up. Cinnamon, sugar, and raisins can make even shoe leather pretty tolerable. One...

 

Murdock's Minutes

The most important job of the Legislature is to write and approve a balanced budget. I would go beyond that and say we have a responsibility to the citizens of this state to prioritize the fundamental core services of government, make targeted...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 23, 2021

Junkman's Gems

Around noon there were some light showers and I thought, “oh no,” but by show time the weather was great. I wore my shorts and got along just fine, but the wind made it a bit chilly for some...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:54 a.m. – Report of burglary. 12:31 p.m. – Medic needed for a sick person in the 500 block of Barnes. 1:29 p.m. – Report of a theft at County Road (CR) 440 and Johnson Road. 2:20 p.m. – Medic needed for a sick person...

 

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...

 

Flood damage extensive in small Kansas town of Natoma

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than half of the homes in the small north-central Kansas town of Natoma were damaged by flash flooding during last weekend's heavy rains, according to a preliminary estimate. The town of about 350 residents has about 250...

 

Report: Kansas juvenile justice funds could run out by 2024

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas fund intended to help keep young people out of prison could be out of money by 2024 if spending and projected funding remains the same, according to the non-partisan legislative research department. The Evidence-based...

 

Judge: Assistant U.S. Attorney in Kansas commits misconduct

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge found that a federal prosecutor in Kansas with a history of questionable conduct committed misconduct in a drug case, prompting a sharp reduction in the defendant's sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtre...

 

Ex-BBC head quits gallery job amid Diana interview fallout

LONDON (AP) — Tony Hall, who was director of BBC news and current affairs at the time of the public broadcaster's explosive 1995 interview with Princess Diana, resigned Saturday as board chairman of Britain's National Gallery. Hall, who...

 

China's Mars rover touches ground on red planet

BEIJING (AP) — China's first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet, China's space administration said Saturday. The solar-powered rover touched Martian soil at 10:40 a.m. Saturday Beij...

 

With more border crossers, US groups seek to stem deaths

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Every week, migrant rights activist Eduardo Canales fills up blue water drums that are spread throughout a vast valley of Texas ranchlands and brush. They are there for migrants who venture into the rough terrain to avoid...

 

China's Yuan Longping dies; rice research helped feed world

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Yuan Longping, a Chinese scientist who developed higher-yield rice varieties that helped feed people around the world, died Saturday at a hospital in the southern city of Changsha, the Xinhua News agency reported. He was 91....

 

Biden betting on wage growth, while GOP warns of inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration recently gave a bit of simple advice to businesses that are unable to find workers: Offer them more money. This recommendation, included in a White House memo about the state of the economy, gets at a...

 

Floyd legislation reveals divide in police-reform movement

NEW YORK (AP) — Monifa Bandele became a community organizer in the late 1990s, after New York City police fatally shot a young, unarmed Black immigrant named Amadou Diallo in the Bronx. In the two decades since, she repeatedly witnessed police...

 

EXPLAINER: Much about US pullout from Afghanistan is unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — When he pulled the plug on the American war in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said the reasons for staying, 10 years after the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, had become "increasingly unclear." Now that a final...

 

New voter ID rules raise concerns of fraud, ballot rejection

ATLANTA (AP) — When voters in Florida and Georgia want to vote by mail in next year's races for governor, they will have to make sure they take one more step to ensure they receive a ballot: providing their identification. Just two states had ID re...

 

EXPLAINER: Why 'world's pharmacy' India is short on shots

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the United Nations his country would make enough COVID-19 vaccines "to help all humanity." Now India is struggling to meet its own domestic needs for the shots amid a startling...

 

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