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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, cauliflower, green beans, garlic bread, watermelon Tuesday – Hoagie (ham, turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion), coleslaw, peach whip (diabetic: sugar-free peaches)...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

City department heads given budget responsibilities

At the Alva City Council meeting Monday, July 20, Finance Committee Chair Bo Hannaford reported on the meeting held just preceding the council. He listed some of the large claims approved by the committee. From the general fund, the audit prep fee...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

Edmond man charged with enticing a child

Charges were filed Thursday, July 23, in another case involving Motor City Justice (MCJ), a group that exposes adults who message children to arrange sexual contact. In this case, an Edmond man was accused of texting a girl he believed to be age 14...

 

Oklahoma contact tracing now includes text messages

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 24, 2020) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announces the expansion of its contact tracing outreach efforts to include text messaging. This functionality will help streamline the process for contact tracers as...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

'It just felt right'

In normal times, a new physician in Alva would be welcomed with a public reception. But these are not normal times. Instead Dr. Bryce Galbraith, DO, moved right into seeing patients. His office hours...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

First Kids & Cops Gary Sanderson Scholarships presented

Since the Kids & Cops began in 2016, the organization has grown both in the amount of donations and the events they have sponsored. The first event was a deserving youngster paired with a law...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

Alva man charged with rape of minor child

Jerry Paul Reed, 20, of Alva, has been charged with second degree rape, a felony. He is accused of having sexual intercourse with an 11 year old girl during May 2020. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for one to 15 years. According to court...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

One man injured after shots fired during altercation in Alva

Shots were fired and one person was arrested following an altercation in Alva in the early hours of Saturday, July 11. The incident took place in the parking lot adjacent to the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool. According to court records, at 12:30 a.m....

 
 By John Clark    Local    July 26, 2020

Vietnam veteran hopes for the best for future while remembering the past

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — Oklahoma native Bobbie Abbott served 22 years in the U.S. Army, including two combat tours in Vietnam, and the 79-year-old father of two sons says the world he sees today makes him not only sad, but also more than a little...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 26, 2020

Waynoka woman charged with providing minors with alcohol, marijuana

A Waynoka woman has been charged with providing alcoholic beverages and marijuana to underage individuals. Lashawn Lea Whipple, 51, of Waynoka, has been charged in Woods County District Court with distribution of controlled dangerous substance...

 

Coffeetime: Sandlot optimism

The stranger in the tiny town walked up to the sandlot baseball field to watch a group of loud and excited ragtag boys playing a pickup game of baseball. After a few minutes of listening to the crack...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 26, 2020

Well Wal-Mart has caused excitement

You now need to wear a mask to go inside. A few people are really excited about this infringement of their freedoms. While I can understand this view, they really need to look at it from another...

 

Woods County Communication phone logs

Friday, July 17, 2020 8:35 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on U.S. Highway 81. 9:57 a.m. – Report of a gas meter hit. 12:21 p.m. – Report of a reckless driver on US-281. 12:49 p.m. – Report of a reckless driver on US-281. 3 p.m. ...

 

Divorce Filings

Betty Jo Morris, Freedom, vs. Shane Emery Morris, Freedom: 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 transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1306 page 909: Randy D. Floyd and Denise Floyd convey unto Matthew Michial Lamber and Deanna Bukett. Lot 1, block 1, City of Alva, Legion Hights 2nd Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1306 page 925: Zach D. Owen conveys unto...

 

Oklahoma to face Missouri State week early Aug. 29

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has moved its football opener against Missouri State up a week to Saturday, Aug. 29. The Sooners said the NCAA approved a waiver request from both schools to change the date to allow more schedule flexibility amid the...

 
 By David Skretta    Sports    July 26, 2020

Jones wins overtime NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones must have learned something during two stifling Truck Series races at Kansas Speedway. He knew exactly what to do when he stepped in his Xfinity ride. The 23-year-old Jones came roaring around the outside of...

 

As tide turns, retailers that resisted masks relent

NEW YORK (AP) — When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn't going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social...

 

Man charged in students' death ordered to stand trial

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths of three members of a high school cross-country team in suburban Oklahoma City. After more than seven hours of testimony Friday, a Cleveland...

 

1 man charged after racial justice protest in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan (AP) — A Shawnee man who was arrested during a protest in Overland Park against racism and police violence was charged Saturday with battery of a law enforcement officer. Darrien Richmond, 26, was one of four people arrested...

 

Fight for police-free schools has been years in the making

PHOENIX (AP) — The group of protesters started out small, just a handful of students who told officials at school board meetings why they wanted police out of Madison, Wisconsin, schools. Over four years, their numbers grew but not their results....

 

Oklahoma reported coronavirus cases surpass 30,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has surpassed 30,000 and nearly 500 have now died due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the illness, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said Saturday. There are a...

 

Former Kansas Senate president Dick Bond dies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Richard "Dick" Bond, a Republican former president of the Kansas Senate, has died at the age of 84. Bond, of Overland Park, who was a banker and attorney, had been in failing health, The Kansas News Service reported. He served...

 

Virus-weary Texas hit by Category 1 Hurricane Hanna

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part...

 

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