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Menus for week of June 22–26

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Porcupine meatballs with tomato sauce, corn, broccoli, potato bread, pineapple (diabetic: no-sugar-added pineapple). Tuesday – Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables,...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Less than a week remains for voters in Woods County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 30 Primary Election, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board can accept...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 21, 2020

Junior rodeo, golf tournament approved for funding

Wednesday the Alva Tourism Tax Committee approved two requests for funding, discussed their budget proposal vs. what was approved, and changed the deadline for tourism tax applications. Alva Chamber...

 

51st Annual Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva set for Aug. 8

The 51st annual Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The festival, usually held each year on the first Saturday in June, was postponed this year because of COVID-19. Plans now are to have the festival inside...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 21, 2020

NWOSU students organize anti-racism rally on courthouse lawn June 16

In the death of George Floyd – and the release of the video showing a police officer kneeling on his neck until he died – the impact seemed to reach every corner of the nation. It impacted...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 21, 2020

'It was just an odd, odd year'

Despite a heavy downpour of rain, the multi-purpose room at the Northwest Technical Center was filled Friday morning with people waiting to hear from state legislators. The monthly Alva Chamber...

 

Polling places on June 30

The primary election will be held on June 30, 2020. There have been some changes to polling locations. Voters at City Hall and Homestead will now vote at the Woods County Fairgrounds Merchants Building. New cards have been sent to voters in those...

 

Tuesday's election: all the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the June 30 Primary Election, Sandra Koehn Woods County Election Board Secretary said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. • Early voting will be...

 

Friday Collision on Flynn Street

Alva emergency personnel respond to a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon at Flynn and 8th streets. No details were available at press time....

 

NWOSU award grant from Women's Foundation of Oklahoma

The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma announced 16 grants totaling $79,497 to higher education institutions for the 2020-2021 school year. The criteria for these 16 awards was the school's focus on providing support (advice/counseling, mentoring,...

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for spring 2020

Spring semester honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Executive Vice President. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all As, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a minimum of 12 under...

 

JUDY KAY STEWART

Funeral services for Judy Kay Stewart will be held Monday, June 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alva with Reverend Derrick Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Alva Municipal...

 

The facts on State Question 802 and our hospital

When you go to the polls on June 30, you will have an opportunity to vote for State Question 802, Medicaid expansion. As a hospital administrator, I have received questions about this in the past weeks and wanted to provide a few facts about the...

 

Murdock's Minutes: As we move into Phase 3, keep following health guidelines

I want to continue to remind everyone that even though Oklahoma has moved into Phase 3 of the governor’s plan to open up our state and our economy, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away. Please continue to follow health guidelines on hygiene,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 21, 2020

William 'Billy' Ross. Ponder this name for a few paragraphs

Happy Father's Day to all the stand-up men in the world! Especially to my dad for all he has done for his family. Your reward? There is a casino in your future. Brian and I went to the meeting on the...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, June 12, 2020 6:30 a.m. – Report of cattle out on OK-14. 7:25 a.m. – Report of cattle out on OK-14. 8:02 a.m. – Report of cattle out on OK-14. 8:06 a.m. – Report of cattle out on OK-14. 9:13 a.m. – Report of a vandalism report on...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1305 page 837: Mary Jesse Reyes Williams conveys unto Justin Jeffrey Webb. Lot 8, block 2, Elm Grove, Waynoka. Warranty deed. Book 1305 page 843: Ronald D. Davison and Myra E. Davison convey unto Davison Revocable Family...

 

The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The medical director of the NFL players' union has recommended that all players stop private workouts together. Dr. Thom Mayer told members of the NFLPA in a messag...

 

Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its 'derogatory' name

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Eskimo Pie is changing its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar, the latest brand to reckon with racially charged logos and marketing. "We are committed to being a part of the...

 

Police investigate weekend homicide in Topeka neighborhood

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a weekend homicide in Topeka. Police Lt. Jerry Monasmith says officers were called around 5:45 a.m. Saturday to a central Topeka neighborhood, where they found a person had been shot to death, The...

 

What the Supreme Court's DACA ruling means for undocumented students and the colleges and universities they attend

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sayil Camacho, Vanderbilt University (THE CONVERSATION) Editor's note: The Supreme Court voted, 5-4, on June 18, 2020 that the Trump...

 

Surge in Oklahoma virus cases was expected after reopening

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and the interim commissioner of the state's Department of Health says a surge in cases was expected after the state began reopening. "As we have expected, our state is...

 

Kansans in need can receive extended unemployment benefits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans struggling to find work amid the coronavirus pandemic can receive unemployment for 13 more weeks. The Kansas Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state has qualified for a program that provides federal...

 
 By Sarah Teague    Regional    June 21, 2020

Virus dampens popular Missouri summer tradition

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bob Franklin's canoe rental shop on Missouri's Black River has withstood 43 years of history, bolstered each year by crowds interested in getting on the river during float season. But his shop has never encountered anything like a...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 21, 2020

Protests begin peacefully at Trump campaign rally in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Black Lives Matter protests against President Donald Trump began peacefully Saturday as the president held his first campaign rally in months in Tulsa, despite warnings from public health officials about the coronavirus....

 

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