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Grow and Share OHCE August meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the home of Mary Hamilton. Amanda Jones served as hostess. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting to order. All present recited the flag salute. Members...

 

Menus for week of Aug. 23–27

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake on a stick, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Scrambled eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Glazed pancake bites, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Sausage...

 

Alva City Council approves auditing firm, account for swimming pool donations

The Monday, Aug. 16, Alva City Council meeting began with voting to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes of the last meeting along with payment of claims of $99,806.57 and payroll... Full story

 

Mural Society plans Northwest Mural Fest

A new generation of Alva Mural Society members is changing up the focus of the organization. Traditionally, Alva's many murals have depicted scenes from the community's history. While the society... Full story

 

Woods County Fair flower show theme: 'Nature's Bountiful Beauty'

Although it has been an incredibly warm summer, Woods County gardeners have been thankful for the sun this growing season. If your flowerbeds are still alive and thriving after this summer’s temperatures, consider exhibiting them in the Open Flower...

 

Fairview resident injured in rollover

Cruz Michael Newman, 19, of Fairview, was injured in a rollover wreck Thursday in Major County. The incident occurred at 12:15 p.m. on a county road approximately two miles north and 1.9 miles east of Fairview. Newman was driving a 2000 GMC Sierra... Full story

 

Northwestern welcomes 26 new staff members

Northwestern Oklahoma State University welcomes 26 new staff members to campus. Short biographies of each staff member are listed below: Gracie Allen, Foundation and Alumni Association development off...

 

MERITA PARSONS

Merita Parsons, 82-year-old Woodward resident, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, in Woodward, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the Faith United...

 

Coffeetime

Are you easily swayed, duped, confused – and way too often, deceived by your own thoughts? Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger – it happens to a lot of us. The things we allow ourselves to dwell...

 

Administrators talk about fall classes

Members of the community gathered Friday morning for the Alva Chamber Community Coffee. Kyle Hughbanks, president of BancCentral National, welcomed guests to the second floor meeting area of the... Full story

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 22, 2021

Breaking news: Man sues McDonald's for still being depressed after eating Happy Meal

We have had troops in Afghanistan for 20 years and over 2000 American soldiers have died trying to save the people and force democracy on them. Over time there have been eight countries/dynasties...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, August 12, 2021 2:01 a.m. – Medic needed in the 800 block of Choctaw Street. 2:18 p.m. – Welfare check needed. 5:10 p.m. – Medic needed for a sick person in the 300 block of 1st Street. 6:46 p.m. – Report of a suspicious person. 7...

 

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 1321 page 508: Kathy R. Foust conveys unto Walter Keith Hoover and Kendra Lynn Hoover. Section 2, township 24N, range 16W, NE4SE4SE4. Warranty deed. Book 1321 page 511: Waynoka Saddle Club of Waynoka, Oklahoma, conveys...

 

Remember Miss Cinderella 1978?

A woman who won the Miss Cinderella title at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is now making national headlines. As a high school student Allyson Zaloudek from Kremlin won the Miss Cinderella...

 

Former Beaver police chief charged with harboring fugitive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former police chief in the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Beaver has been charged with harboring a fugitive, according to state court documents. Justin Lee Earls, 52, is suspected of helping a suspect avoid arrest on a felony...

 

Mask, vaccine conflicts descend into violence and harassment

PHOENIX (AP) — The Hawaii lieutenant governor watched in horror as protesters showed up outside his condo, yelled at him through bullhorns and beamed strobe lights into the building to harass him over vaccine requirements. A parent in Northern...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 22, 2021

Legislative districts overpopulated in 4 Kansas urban areas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Population shifts left Kansas legislators in four urban areas with too many people in their districts and lawmakers from most rural areas with too few, according to new figures from the Legislature's research staff. The numbers...

 

Most of Kansas' top 10 cities grew in population over decade

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eight of the 10 largest cities in Kansas grew in population over the past decade and now are home to nearly half of the state's residents. New census figures show that 1.34 million of the state's 2.9 million residents live in...

 

IS threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Potential Islamic State threats against Americans in Afghanistan are forcing the U.S. military to develop new ways to get evacuees to the airport in Kabul, a senior U.S. official said Saturday, adding a new complication...

 

Hurricane Grace hits Mexico's Gulf coast, dissipates; 8 dead

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Grace swept onto Mexico's Gulf coast as a major Category 3 storm and moved inland Saturday, drenching coastal and inland areas in its second landfall in the country in two days. At least eight people died, authorit...

 

Silenced by COVID, mariachi Mass returns to Tucson cathedral

UCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A blast of festive trumpet flourishes and guitarrón bass breaks the solemn hush of Mass on a torrid August desert morning. Decked out in gold-embroidered suits, nine musicians pick, strum and trumpet the entrance hymn under...

 

EXPLAINER: Why it takes months to subdue some wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At nearly every community meeting on firefighting efforts in the U.S. West, residents want to know why crews don't simply put out the flames to save their homes and the valuable forests surrounding them. It's not that simple,...

 

For US military leaders, Afghan news strikes personal chord

WASHINGTON (AP) — For senior military and Pentagon leaders, this week's news was profoundly personal. The photos and videos pouring out of Afghanistan hit a nerve, and triggered searingly vivid flashbacks to battles fought, troops lost and tears sh...

 

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