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Menus for week of July 13–17

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Polish sausage, cabbage, carrots, cornbread, pears (diabetic: no-sugar-added pears) Tuesday – Frito pie, corn, strawberries and peaches, sandies (diabetic: vanilla wafers) Wednesday – Chicken...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 12, 2020

Airport Commission meets Monday

The Alva Regional Airport Commission will hold a regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the airport terminal. After hearing the city council and airport manager’s reports, the only item of business is discussion and action on the FAA complaint...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    July 12, 2020

A Ponca City man was an early 'Face of COVID-19' for Oklahomans. Here's how he's doing

PONCA CITY - Fifty-one days after COVID-19 put him in the hospital, Geoffrey Cowan returned home to continue the hard work of regaining what he lost to the disease. His physical therapist told him it...

 

Local 4-H member creates 1,000 masks during COVID-19 pandemic

During summer months the children of Alva usually play outside with friends, running around town to find something interesting to do. However, with the current threat of COVID-19 those summer...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 12, 2020

Working for good people and with good people

"Today when I leave my office, I leave the keys on the desk and pull the door shut for the last time. The Fire Service has been a great career." That's how Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell began his...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 12, 2020

Alva Native Lauren Heaton comes home

Alva's own American sweetheart, Lauren Heaton, made the long trip home from across the pond recently for a visit to her family. The daughter of Trent and Melissa Heaton is probably best known here by...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Local    July 12, 2020

Legislature is disproportionately white. These candidates are trying to change that

Every seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and half of the state Senate is up for election in November. Of the 187 remaining candidates, just eight are Black and three are Hispanic, according to an Oklahoma Watch review of June 30 primary...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    July 12, 2020

The Supreme Court affirmed Native American rights in Oklahoma. Here's what that could mean

In a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision, justices ruled Thursday that much of eastern Oklahoma has been, contrary to the state's long-standing belief, part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation...

 

SHARON ANN LIKE

Funeral services for Sharon Ann Like will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, at the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ with Bill David Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 12, 2020

What a week

My big computer died and I am writing this on my laptop. It takes a bit of getting used to because it came over on the Mayflower. I am hoping my computer can be fixed, or at least my stuff can be...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, July 3, 2020 6:03 a.m. – Report of cattle out on County Road 270. 8:38 a.m. – Report of cattle out. 9:29 a.m. – Medic needed in the 200 block of Cherokee. 9:53 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on Jefferson Road. 9:55 a.m. ...

 

Divorce Filings

Katie Green vs. Cotton Green: Dissolution of marriage ($272.14). Latisha Dawn Brandt vs. Ryan Todd Brandt: dissolution of marriage ($262.14)....

 

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

Book 1306 page 306: Bruce D. Christensen and Janet Kay Christensen convey unto Thomas “Duke” Long and Mistie Long. Section 25, township 27N, range 14W, NW4. Warranty deed. Book 1306 page 327: Rodger D. and Janet S. Hill Revocable Living Trust...

 

The Latest: Houston Rockets stars miss practice in Florida

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook did not travel with the team to Orlando and did not participate in the team's first practice. Coach Mike...

 

Walmart ordered to close after 4 workers test positive

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico work safety regulators Saturday ordered Walmart to close a store in Las Cruces, after four employees tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three weeks, the New Mexico Environment Department said. A "notice of...

 

Two arrested in case of missing Kansas girl after body found

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The father of a missing 3-year-old Kansas girl was arrested late Friday after police said they believe they found her body. Howard Jansen III, 29, of Kansas City, Kansas, has not been formally charged in the death of...

 

Handwashing, masks among fall guidelines for Kansas schools

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Draft safety guidelines for school this fall from the Kansas State Department of Education say students, teachers and staff should wear masks, but that students up to fifth or sixth grade shouldn't be required to wear them...

 

Oklahoma reports 687 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has reported 687 more cases confirmed of the new coronavirus Saturday, the second greatest daily increase since tracking of the outbreak began in March. The daily count was second only to the record 858 new cases...

 

American Indian group protests Oklahoma land rush memorial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of American Indian rights activists demonstrated Saturday in protest of the memorial in Oklahoma City's Bricktown district to the Oklahoma Land Rush and the state's other land runs. The Society to Preserve Indigenous...

 

Trees downed by tornado to be replanted across Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At least twice daily, large tree stumps scattered across Fisk Park are shadowed by a bowed baseball cage, bent swing sets and a dilapidated picnic pavilion. The historied North Nashville park nestled off 25th Avenue North...

 

Supreme Court vacates 4 more sentences after Oklahoma ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Native American man convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter had their convictions vacated because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern part of the state...

 

Drive-in in New Mexico offering vintage feel amid COVID-19

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Judy Gonzales and Kathy Ortiz first pulled into the Fort Union Drive-In back in the early 1990s — and then made a habit of it. These days, they head to the outdoor movie theater with Ortiz's grandson, Seth Gomez. On a...

 

Trump advisers rally Wisconsin Republicans, mock Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's top advisers touted him to Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday as a defender of law and order who will win over key Black voters, while casting presumed Democratic rival Joe Biden as out of...

 

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administrati...

 

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