Articles from the July 23, 2023 edition

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Grow and Share OHCE discusses county fair plans at monthly meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on July 13 at Bible Baptist Church with Cindy and Rochelle Wright serving as hostesses. The group enjoyed refreshments. President Carol Erikson called the meeting to order and led the...

 

Menus for week of July 24–28

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Meatloaf with brown gravy, potatoes au gratin, Brussels sprouts, hot roll, pineapple with topping (diabetic: sugar free pineapple) Tuesday – Chicken salad wrap, cucumber, tomato and onion salad,...

 

LEE ELMER PRIGMORE

Memorial Services for Lee Elmer Prigmore will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2023, at the Alva Church of God with Rev. Dr. Sheryl White, officiating. Services under the direction of Marshall Funeral...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 23, 2023

Listen up, lawyers

I have a way to make yourselves richer and help your fellow man. Telemarketers have overrun our lives. Nearly every call is to figure out a way to separate you from your money or defraud Medicare....

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    July 23, 2023

Life-altering lessons from a public restroom

As wacky as it sounds, changing the way one sees the world, one of the most profound lessons a human can learn can be exampled by something as mundane and seemingly inconsequential as a trip to the...

 

Idiotic behavior

• Cheating – taking what you didn’t earn. Yeah, that’s a real self-esteem builder. “I’m not brainy enough or strong enough to do it myself. I have to ‘borrow’ from someone else....

 

Oswald becomes 'Get the Facts Out' champion to help educate about STEM teaching profession

Dr. Jen Oswald, chair of the Division of Education and associate professor of education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is now one of more than 200 "Get the Facts Out" Champions across the...

 

Camp Ranger for incoming freshmen at Northwestern set for July 27-29

Calling all incoming freshmen at Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Camp Ranger is set for July 27-29 at the Alva campus. The deadline to register is July 26 at www.nwosu.edu/camp-ranger. Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 23, 2023

Attorney General to visit Alva Wednesday

A reception for Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond will be held in Alva Wednesday. Drummond is traveling across the state to provide an update on his department. He is also interested in...

 

Alva School Calendar

PreK – 12th Grade Enrollment is open online. Visit alvaschools.com and click on Enrollment. July 24–July 27: Football Summer Pride continues, 6 a.m. July 31–Aug. 5: Band Camp at Alva High School, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4: Freshman...

 

Woods County real estate

Book 1352 page 11: Brad Helton conveys unto Travis P. Clark and Tina L. Clark. Section 34, Township 26N, Range 16W, NW4. Warranty deed. Book 1352 page 14: Ineta June Beckwith conveys unto Rachel Nightengale and Brandon Nightengale. Section 22, Townsh...

 

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 Communication logs

Thursday, July 13, 2023 During this day were 15 traffic stops and three controlled burns. 12:02 a.m. – Report of a residential burglar alarm on Choctaw Street. 12:27 a.m. – Report of mischief on Flynn Street. 4:02 a.m. – Medic needed on Share...

 

Why most Oklahoma rural hospitals haven't accepted Congress' offer to save them

PERRY — When her sister’s blood sugar rose to a dangerous level, Elaine Bubb found comfort five minutes from home. “If we had to go to Stillwater to take care of her blood sugar, it could’ve gone up, it would’ve been risky,” Bubb said...

 
 By Jazz Wolfe    Regional    July 23, 2023

Edibles are main cause of Oklahoma marijuana overdoses, accidental consumption

In 2022, 583 cases of accidental marijuana consumption were reported to the Oklahoma Poison Center. Almost half involved a child under 6 and most involved edibles. Accidental consumption and overdoses rose dramatically in Oklahoma after the state...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 23, 2023

Airport has 'golden opportunity' to replace old fuel storage tank

There were four airport-related items on the Alva City Council agenda Monday night. Three concerned the rehabilitation of runway lights and PAPI lights. Currently, neither set of lights is working.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 23, 2023

Alva to enter talks with county about new Senior Center

The Alva City Council voted to enter into negotiations with Woods County to build a Senior Citizens Center/Community Center on city property at 2nd and Choctaw Streets. The location is just east of the Alva Public Schools bus barn that was formerly a... Full story

 

Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission recognized for statewide effort

On July 12, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission (OWCC) was awarded the 2023 "Commission of the Year" by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) at its annual...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 23, 2023

Parts of Oklahoma still have extreme drought

Despite the rain this summer, areas of Oklahoma are still listed as having extreme drought. Parts of eastern Grant County, most of Kay County and portions of Osage County are still in the extreme...

 

Fierce protests have been rocking Israel for months. What's fueling them?

JERUSALEM (AP) — Oceans of Israeli flags, steady drumbeats, cries of "Democracy!" Water cannons, police on horseback, protesters dragged off the ground. For seven straight months, tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets in the most...

 

Family expresses gratitude after body believed to be missing girl found; search for boy continues

WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old girl swept away along with another child by a flash flood that engulfed their vehicle on a Pennsylvania road is expressing gratitude at the discovery of a body believed to be hers. The...

 

Drone hits Crimean ammunition depot as strikes kill, wound civilians and journalists in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian drone strike Saturday caused a massive explosion at an ammunition depot in Russia-annexed Crimea, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes in the latest attack since Moscow canceled a landmark grain deal amid Kyiv's...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    July 23, 2023

Oklahoma governor's feud with Native American tribes continues over revenue agreements

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's ongoing feud with many of the Native American tribes in the state has grown so contentious that fellow Republicans in the Legislature and the state's attorney general are considering pushing him out...

 

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