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Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1334 page 642: Edward R. Day conveys unto Misty Bryant. Lot 11, block 4, City of Alva, Hess Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1334 page 643: Breton Sloan conveys unto Terry Lynn Copenhaver. Section 27, township 23N, range...

 

The Milfred L. Sharp Endowed Lectureship promotes student leadership

The Milfred L. Sharp Endowed Lectureship in Leadership has been established to provide funding for leadership opportunities for the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Three objectives were set for this lectureship: 1) To continue to...

 

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 During this day were eight traffic stops, three reports of cattle out and one controlled burn. 2:04 a.m. – Medic needed on Saddlehorn Drive for a person with chest pains. 5:39 a.m. – Report of a stray animal. 6:15 a.m....

 

Woods County Communication logs

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 During this day were eight traffic stops, three reports of cattle out and one controlled burn. 2:04 a.m. – Medic needed on Saddlehorn Drive for a person with chest pains. 5:39 a.m. – Report of a stray animal. 6:15 a.m....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 31, 2022

August 2 is my birthday

One thing I have figured out as I near mid-70's is why we have so many old politicians. Your mind has the mistaken idea that you have a clue what goes on in the real world. Not me, you understand,...

 
 By Jonathan Small    Local    July 31, 2022

'Project Ocean' lessons can provide clarity

Too often, government officials assess the effectiveness of “economic development” like the guy who brags about winning $100 on a scratch-off ticket after spending $1,000 on the lottery. But this approach ignores the true cost. Such is the case...

 

CoffeeTime

Andy has always said that his dad, whom I never had the privilege of meeting, was a fairly mild-mannered easy-going guy. Respected and well-liked in his rural community, a boys’ baseball coach, and...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    July 31, 2022

Janet Cunningham named OHCE Member of the Year

STILLWATER, Okla. – Exchanging ideas, networking with one another, recognizing achievements of its members and having a good time were all part of the agenda for the 87th Oklahoma Home and...

 

Menus for week of Aug. 1 – 5

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday—Salisbury steak, loaded baked potato, broccoli, hot roll, oatmeal cookies (diabetic: graham crackers) Tuesday—Cabbage burger bake, green beans, yellow squash, biscuit, apple fruit pie (diabetic: sugar...

 

Loges Family Scholarship established

The Loges family established the Loges Family Scholarship to give back to the university that helped three family members prepare for successful careers. Kay Loges graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science Education degree in elementary...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2022

Equalization board upholds county valuations

In Major County in 2018, DCP accepted a court settlement value for county taxes of $52,750,000. In 2019 DCP protested their Major County taxes giving a value of $21 million. According to Jerry Wisdom... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2022

Woman charged with aiding in kidnapping

The mother of a 16-year-old minor girl contacted Woods County law enforcement saying her daughter wanted to come home but was being prevented from leaving by her 17-year-old minor boyfriend. Court records show on June 11, Kaitlyn Whitehead of... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2022

Man charged with discharging firearm in a dwelling

An Alva man is charged with discharging a firearm in a dwelling and causing officers to respond to his residence for a supposed suicide attempt. According to court records, on July 5 at 12:49 a.m. Alva Police officers Sean Farris and Caleb...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2022

Stolen trailer recovered in Woods County

A trailer reported stolen was later found at a rural Woods County residence. Court documents show on June 24 Woods County deputies David Cummings and Chase Jones were dispatched to County Road 500 and Kay Road to take a theft report. Nathaniel...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 31, 2022

Solutions, not stunts: Attorney Jason Bollinger sets sights on Lankford's seat

A lot of people told Bollinger not to run for Senate. "'A Democrat running for an Oklahoma office, what are you doing? Lankford has all the money'," they'd tell him. But the rising tide of mistrust... Full story

 

Is Danish king who gave name to Bluetooth buried in Poland?

WIEJKOWO, Poland (AP) — More than 1,000 years after his death in what is now Poland, a European king whose nickname lives on through wireless technology is at the center of an archaeological dispute. Chronicles from the Middle Ages say King Harald...

 

Drone explosion hits Russia's Black Sea Fleet HQ

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A drone-borne explosive device detonated Sunday at the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, injuring six people, officials said. The explosion at the headquarters in the city of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula that...

 

Wildfires in West explode in size amid hot, windy conditions

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildfires in California and Montana exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday, while an Idaho blaze was spreading. In...

 

Biden tests positive for COVID-19, returns to isolation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of "rebound" following treatment with an...

 

Red Cross struggles to see prison where Ukrainian POWs died

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian officials blamed each other Saturday for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in an attack on a prison in a separatist-controlled area. The International Red Cross asked to visit the prison...

 

Overturning Roe v. Wade isn't the end for abortion opponents

Now that Roe v. Wade has been toppled, abortion opponents are taking a multifaceted approach in their quest to end abortions nationwide, targeting their strategies to the dynamics of each state as they attempt to create new laws and defend bans in...

 

Pope: Canadian residential schools were cultural 'genocide'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis agreed Saturday that the attempt to eliminate Indigenous culture in Canada through a church-run residential school system amounted to a cultural "genocide." Speaking to reporters while en route home from...

 

Inmate in Oklahoma kills officer at privately run prison

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A corrections officer has died after being attacked by an inmate at an Oklahoma prison, officials said on Monday. The attack on officer Alan Jay Hershberger happened Sunday at the Davis Correctional Facility, which is a...

 

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