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Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1351 page 643: Ledge LLC conveys unto 631 Lofts LLC. Lots 15 and 16, Block 8, City of Alva, Hess Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1351 page 670: Donna Jean Fearing conveys unto Donna J. Fearing Revocable Trust. Lot 9,...

 

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 obtai...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, June 22, 2023 During this day were eight traffic stops, two controlled burns and one report of cattle out. 4:48 a.m. – Report of a train blocking the tracks. 8:08 a.m. – Report of an unwanted animal on Davis Street. 8:52 a.m. ...

 

Menus for week of July 3–7

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Baked breaded fish, tartar sauce, confetti corn, seasoned cabbage, cornbread, baked cinnamon apples Tuesda, Independence Day – Closed Wednesday – Meatloaf with catsup topping, mashed potatoes with...

 

MARY ANN GALLON

Mary Ann Gallon, the former Mary Ann Hill, passed away peacefully in her home on April 20, 2023. Mary, or Mary Ann to her longtime friends, was born in the Capron, Oklahoma, area on July 19, 1939, to...

 

ROGER RAYMOND RHODES

Funeral services for Roger Rhodes will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2023, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Kevin Fields officiating. Interment will follow at the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the dir...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    July 2, 2023

Gretchen Jones hired as assistant director of athletics for compliance and student services

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Brad Franz has announced the hiring of Gretchen Jones as the new assistant director of athletics for compliance and student services....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 2, 2023

Happy Fourth of July to everyone

Most towns are having celebrations all day. Dacoma will have the July 3rd evening show. There is plenty to do in Alva all day on the 4th, so get the kids out and have a great day. I will probably spen...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    July 2, 2023

The Eccentric Cowboy

As some of you may be aware, I hauled hay for a living as a young man. One of the major problems I encountered was finding good and dependable help. Further complicating this was the fact that when I...

 

CoffeeTime

Our country, home sweet home, the United States of America since 1776 – to we citizens, it is the best country in the world. At least, to the citizens who still believe in the values of our great,...

 
 By Ray Carter    Regional    July 2, 2023

Court rules tribal members exempt from traffic laws

If any individual member of an American Indian tribe wants to ignore the speed limit in Tulsa—say, by driving 100 miles-per-hour through a school zone—that individual can do so without fear of facing a ticket or charges by city police under a...

 

NWTC's Practical Nursing students place first at international contest

Practical Nursing students from Northwest Technology Center placed first at the International HOSA Contest in Mental Health Promotion with their service project "Mental Health Matters!" The team also...

 

TeLinde's extemporaneous writing places in Top 5

Jasmine TeLinde placed in the Top 5 in Extemporaneous Writing at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. TeLinde is enrolled in the Health Careers program at the Alva Campus....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 2, 2023

Alva School Board hires new first grade teacher

In a meeting held Wednesday, the Alva Board of Education approved hiring Morgan Graybill as a new first grade teacher at Washington Early Childhood Center. Graybill has previous teaching experience in Beggs. After marriage, she has been working in... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 2, 2023

Alva High School gyms HVAC project delayed

Alva School Superintendent Tim Argo says he was too optimistic when he told the school board the HVAC project in the gyms would be completed by July 1. The expected completion date has now been moved... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 2, 2023

4th of July fun lasts all day in Alva

A full day of activities is planned for Tuesday, July 4, in Alva. The Little Red Hens have scheduled plenty of fun for Hatfield Park during the day. It all begins at 7:30 a.m. with the Cops &... Full story

 
 By TODD RICHMOND    Regional    July 2, 2023

Kansas nightclub shooting leaves 9 hurt; police capture one of multiple suspected shooters

A shooting in a Kansas nightclub early Sunday morning left seven people with gunshot wounds and two more people hospitalized after being trampled in a rush for the exits, police said. Wichita Police Lt. Aaron Moses said investigators believe several...

 

Hungry ticks can use this static trick to land on you and your pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Hungry ticks have some slick tricks. They can zoom through the air using static electricity to latch onto people, pets and other animals, new research shows. Humans and animals naturally pick up static charges as they go about...

 

Baltimore block party shooting leaves 2 dead and 28 injured, including 3 critically hurt, police say

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a block party in Baltimore on Sunday — killing two people, wounding 28 and leaving an extensive crime scene that marred the U.S. holiday weekend, police said. Three of the wounded were in critical condition....

 

The 2024 Republican presidential field keeps growing. So why aren't there more women?

CHICAGO (AP) — As Republicans keep jumping into the 2024 race for president, one demographic group seems notably lacking: women. More than a dozen candidates are seeking the nomination, including several long shots who announced their bids in...

 

Fanfare, golf and boos have marked July Fourth for US presidents. Zachary Taylor's was the worst

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've bailed to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depressio...

 

Moms for Liberty's focus on school races nationwide sets up political clash with teachers unions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moms for Liberty, a "parental rights" group that has sought to take over school boards in multiple states, is looking to expand those efforts across the country and to other education posts in 2024 and beyond. The effort is sett...

 

Russia launches the first drone strike on Kyiv in 12 days and all are shot down

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After a relative lull, Russia launched a drone attack early Sunday on Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, officials said. It was the first such attack of the war in 12 days. All of the Iranian-made Shahed exploding drones were detected an...

 

Are you confronting a big medical bill? Attack it with a plan - and these tips

An enormous medical bill can trigger a wave of panic, but try to resist. That startling invoice that arrived in the mail may not be what you wind up paying. Errors or slow insurance payments may have inflated the total. Even if it's accurate,...

 

What to know about Fourth of July holiday origins and traditions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Fourth of July is Americana at its core: parades and cookouts and cold beer and, of course, fireworks. Those pyrotechnics also make it an especially dangerous holiday, typically resulting in more than 10,000 trips to the...

 

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