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Menus for week of Aug. 22–26

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday — Pancake on a stick, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday — Toast, breakfast scramble, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday — Glazed donut holes, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday — Biscuit and...

 

CoffeeTime

The boy sure had learned some choice words, no doubt about it. In the school room, on the playground, and at home, he kept getting into trouble on a regular basis for his rather colorful way of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 21, 2022

Great job, Greg McClure

Greg was on the show “Forged in Fire” on the History Channel on Wednesday evening. Four blacksmiths started, and after two were eliminated, Greg and another young man had four days at their home...

 

Alva schools to focus on security, strategic plan

Dear Alva Public Schools Community, The first full week of school is behind us and there are many reasons to celebrate the success of our students and staff. Thank you to all our students, staff,... Full story

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, August 11, 2022 During this day there were nine traffic stops, three reports of cattle out and four controlled burns. 12:35 a.m. – Medic needed on Cherokee Street for person with breathing problems. 1:16 a.m. – Medic needed on Murray...

 

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...

 

Be aware of Election Day laws

Voters in Woods County are reminded to keep the integrity of the election system in mind, when going to the polls this week. While ballot “selfies” or taking photographs of a marked ballot are legal, voters may not share or distribute the image t...

 

Election Day reminders and tips

Voters will head to the polls on Aug. 23 to decide a number of issues. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Woods County Election Board Secretary Holly Blevins recommends voters call with questions about their eligibility or polling place...

 

Emergency ballots may be requested for Aug. 23 election

Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot. Woods County Election Board Secretary Holly Blevins said that state law permits...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 21, 2022

Avard Rail Park chooses consulting firm

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convened for its monthly meeting last Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Ed Sutter reached the quorum, with Allan Poe joining a little later. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and WCEDC Executive Director...

 

Public-school failures have ripple effects in workforce

The failure of Oklahoma’s public-school system to produce enough students proficient in core academic subjects is creating significant workforce challenges that compound over time and deter new job creation, based on data presented to lawmakers dur...

 
 By Greg Highfill    Local    August 21, 2022

Drought meeting to address beef producer issues

Rain, at this point in the growing season, will not soften the impact the summer heat and drought has had on forage production on range and pastures in Woods County. Hay production in northwest Oklahoma is only 30-40 percent of normal and cows are...

 

Alva man accused of underpaying for two crossbows

An Alva man is accused of taking a crossbow from Walmart twice using the same technique. Dillon Von Nethercutt, 31, of Alva, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of larceny of merchandise....

 

Woman pinned, hospitalized after collision

A woman from Mutual was injured when her vehicle collided with a semi in Major County Thursday morning. Shirley Bedwell, 81, of Mutual, was transported by Major County EMS to St. Mary’s in Enid...

 
 By Emma Cline    Local    August 21, 2022

Leadership Northwest Oklahoma program accepting applications now

Leadership Northwest Oklahoma is a leadership program established in 2009 with the purpose of providing opportunities for citizens of Woods and Alfalfa counties to be better prepared for leadership roles within their communities, civic organizations...

 

August Community Coffee held at Northwest Tech

The August Alva Chamber Community Coffee was held Friday morning at Northwest Technology Center (NWTC). REI Oklahoma sponsored the meeting and provided breakfast. Chamber Executive Director Jodie...

 

Little change in Kansas abortion recall; 1 county not done

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Results from eight of nine Kansas counties that recounted ballots found fewer than 35 changed votes from the Aug. 2 election, when voters soundly rejected a proposed amendment that would have removed abortion rights from the sta...

 

Kansas Lottery told to redo some sports betting regulations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Attorney General's Office has asked Kansas Lottery officials to review some proposed regulations needed before legalized sports gambling can begin in the state. The attorney general's office approved three proposed...

 

Metal-detecting stranger retrieves woman's ring lost in sea

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman's diamond wedding ring, a family heirloom, is back on her finger after a man with a metal detector responded to her social media plea for help and found it at the bottom of the ocean. Francesca Teal told T...

 

Dorli Rainey, symbol of Occupy movement, dies at 95

SEATTLE (AP) — Dorli Rainey, a self-described "old lady in combat boots" who became a symbol of the Occupy protest movement when she was photographed after being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, has died. She was 95. The longtime political...

 

Finland asks: Does a prime minister have a right to party?

HELSINKI (AP) — A leaked video that shows Finland's 36-year-old prime minister dancing and singing with friends at a private party has triggered a debate among Finns about what level of reveling is appropriate for their leader. The video clearly...

 

New claims against ex-Miami congressman hired by Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela's socialist government not only did no apparent work, but also channeled a large chunk of the money to a yacht company on behalf of a fugitive...

 

Russians down Ukrainian drones in Crimea as war broadens

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities reported shooting down Ukrainian drones Saturday in Crimea, while Ukrainian officials said Russian forces pressed ahead with efforts to seize one of the few cities in eastern Ukraine not already under their...

 

Gary Busey charged with sex offenses at Monster-Mania Con

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Actor Gary Busey has been charged with sexual offenses at a New Jersey fan convention this month. Busey, 78, was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of attempted criminal...

 

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