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Menus for Week of July 30 – Aug. 3

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas and carrots, bread, honey bunches oats bar, salad bar Tuesday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, cauliflower, bread, fruited gelatin, salad bar...

 

DHS announces child care subsidy rate increase

OKLAHOMA CITY – After years of budget cuts that forced stagnant rates, reductions and a freeze to child care subsidies for working families, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) received money from the state legislature to increase...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Ohio motorcyclist injured near Alva Thursday

A motorcyclist from Ohio was injured Thursday morning on a rural road near Alva. The Highway Patrol says Michael R. Wutzler, 58, of Columbus, Ohio, was transported by Alva EMS to Share Medical Center and later transferred to Wesley Medical Center in...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE Group hold July meeting

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on July 12 at the home of JoAnne Prewett, president. She called the meeting to order with eight members present. The group was led in the flag salute by Barbara Cue. Devotions were given...

 

THELMA MAE SECREST

Funeral services for Thelma Mae Secrest will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Waynoka Church of Christ with Bill David Walker officiating. Internment will be in the Waynoka Cemetery under...

 

Murdock's Minutes

It seems like summer just got started, and now the stores, newspaper ads, and radio and TV commercials are all reminding us it’s time to start getting ready for the new school year. It’s amazing how quickly shoes, jeans, shirts and more get worn...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 29, 2018

We're No. 1 at something, finally

The Tulsa World had an article about the ten least popular governors in America. The short list is six Republicans, two Democrats, and one independent, one unknown; eight males, two females. No. 2 lea...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    July 29, 2018

The Coffee House Philosopher

Ah, to be back in the old classroom again, listening to old Professor Droning Onanon explaining some of the finer points of western civilization – occasionally referencing an ancient Greek teacher and philosopher named “Socrates” [470 BC - 399...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, July 20, 2018 1:50 a.m. Report of a disturbance at Love's from a drunk male. 8:42 a.m. Controlled burn on Broadway. 8:44 a.m. Controlled burn on Kiowa Road. 9:20 a.m. Medic needed for a male that was dehydrated. 10:18 a.m. Medic needed for a...

 

Woods County court dispositions for June 2018

13 Guilty 8 Felonies Billy Edward Lee, Alva, 32: Defendant pled guilty June 7, 2018, to domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in case CF-15-105. Defendant has been sentenced to five years suspended under the direction and control of...

 

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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1280 page 929: Kimberly L. Crawshaw and David M. Crawshaw, wife and husband, convey unto B & B Buckles: the south half of the southeast quarter of section 9, township 25 north, range 13 WIM, Woods County, Oklahoma....

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone logs

Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:51 p.m. Woman called about suicidal nephew, wondering if he was okay. Friday, July 20, 2018 3:21 a.m. Woman called about inmate. 8:50 a.m. Woman called about inmate information. 10:03 a.m. Woman called about inmate...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Alva man charged with not registering as sex offender

Alva police say a man told them he was in town to pick up a car before moving to New York. A few days later they heard he was moving to avoid a warrant. He was arrested that same day. George Clayton...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Alva School Board completes staff

In a special meeting held Thursday evening at the administrative offices, the Alva Board of Education switched a few assignments and added some new employees. Superintendent Tim Argo said the staff...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Self-guided tour provides glimpse of local history

We may not think of the local cemetery as a place to tour, but in 2016 the Cherokee Strip Museum came up with a way to familiarize the public with some of the historic people buried there. The...

 

At STEM Camp: Binary coding, cybersecurity, programming

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Gathered around a road map laid across the tiled classroom floor, children watched robotic cars navigate the twists and turns of a street. With one final day to perfect their codes, the young computer programmers analyzed...

 

LARP group leads to camaraderie, brings family together

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A dozen adults and teens wielding shields went full-on Braveheart in Darden Towe Park, clashing, slashing and smashing each other with foam-covered sticks. It may seem like an odd way to make friends and bring families...

 

EXCHANGE: Farmer turns land into wonderland of wildflowers

MCLEANSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Jim Barker's pickup truck bounced slowly across a field on his Hamilton County farm. Without saying a word, Barker stepped on the brake and gazed out the window at acres of wild bergamot, purple coneflowers and blazing...

 

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed...

 

Bus falls into gorge in western India; 33 feared dead

MUMBAI, India (AP) — More than 30 people were feared dead after a bus fell into a deep gorge in western India on Saturday, an official said. The bus was carrying 34 employees of an agriculture university when it plunged off a mountain road while...

 

New generation of farmers cultivates community off the land

LOCUST DALE, Va. (AP) — A new generation of farmers cultivates variety, responsibility and community living off the land, continuing a family tradition deeply rooted in the Virginia Piedmont. "I think if farmers want to survive, they're going to...

 

Coburg woman returns to roots, find happiness in farm work

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marie Bowers never thought she would spend her life working on a farm. But the 32-year-old woman — who graduated from college and started a career in the financial industry — has returned to her roots as a family farmer. "I...

 

EPA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Colorado mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by Utah, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation seeking the repayment of cleanup costs for a mine spill in Colorado that polluted rivers in...

 

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