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Menus for week of Aug. 31–Sept. 4

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Waffle with toppings, scrambled eggs, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Banana split parfait (yogurt, homemade granola,...

 

Durbin receives Journal Record's Achievers under 40 Award

Andrea Durbin, director of interior design for MA+ Architecture and daughter of Dale and Vicki Logsdon of Alva, has received the Journal Record's Achievers under 40 Award. The Journal Record, an...

 

Former BJCC warden honored in ceremony Friday

How do you honor a woman's career achievements? This was the dilemma faced by the staff at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva. Since its beginning until her retirement in 2017, BJCC was...

 

'Sued every way and Sunday.' New prison phone provider has troubled history

Inmates in Oklahoma state prisons will soon connect to the outside world through Securus Technologies, a Texas-based prison communications company that has paid out millions over the past four years to settle claims that it illegally recorded phone c...

 

Northwestern postpones 2020 homecoming

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s homecoming events are postponed. The homecoming events originally scheduled for Oct. 8-10 are tentatively being planned for spring 2021. The Great American Conference's Council...

 

Coffeetime My bed was already on fire

A book title, “It Was On Fire When I Laid Down On It” caught my eye a few years ago. Curiosity being what it is, I looked up the story behind that title. True story. A small local fire department...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Rural broadband council gets underway

Oklahoma got some great news in August. Our state has gone from being ranked 49th in the nation to now being named a Top Ten state for the condition of our highway system bridges. In 2004, a shocking 1,200 of our 6,800 highway bridges in Oklahoma...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 30, 2020

We had two birthdays in the Scribner family this week

My sister-in-law (Jack's wife) Sandy and our granddaughter Jaylyn both celebrated their birthday on Thursday. Jaylyn's was a milestone. She turned 18. It seems like only yesterday she was JUST 17....

 

Yellowjackets sting Goldbugs 54-6

The Alva Goldbugs opened the football season Friday night in a home game against the Kingfisher Yellowjackets. Alva has not won against the Kingfisher powerhouse team in recent memory, so the contest...

 

Rangers recognized with D2 ADA Academic Achievement Honors for 2019-20

CLEVELAND – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2019-20 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 13th year, is a program that recognizes the academic... Full story

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, August 21, 2020 7:27 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on Grant Road. 8:47 a.m. – Commercial fire alarm going off at Lincoln School. 9:03 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on Johnston. 10:29 a.m. – Report of a two-vehicle accident...

 

Marriage License Filings

Matthew Blake Evans, Alva, vs. Verenis Cisneros, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)....

 

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 1307 page 672: Brian Vaughn Joachims conveys unto Joachims Family Living Trust. Section 14, 28N, Range 15w. Quit claim deed. Book 1307 page 674: Kevin R. Pingelton and Brooke M. Pingleton convey unto KB Pingelton Revocable...

 

Houston, Oklahoma City tied 2-2 heading to game 5

Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Houston Rockets (44-28, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EDT LINE: Rockets -5;...

 

Oil and gas lease sale nets $8M for New Mexico, other states

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The latest quarterly oil and gas lease sale for dozens of parcels in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas netted more than $8.2 million, federal land managers said. The Bureau of Land Management reported Friday that nearly half of...

 

5 shot, 1 critically, in shooting in Dallas' Deep Ellum area

DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been wounded, one critically, in a shooting in the Deep Ellum district on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Friday on Elm Street near Good-Latimer...

 

Board: Kansas schools can move fall sports to the spring

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas high school can move their fall sports seasons to the spring under a newly approved plan. The Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 53-21 Friday to approve a proposal establishing an...

 

COVID-19 hits fraternities, sororities hard in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The coronavirus is hitting fraternities and sororities in Kansas particularly hard, with 10% testing positive at the University of Kansas and outbreaks linked to four sororities at Kansas State University. The University of...

 

Nearly 1,100 more reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nearly 1,100 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and 11 new deaths from the illness, the Oklahoma State Health Department reported Saturday. The new cases the department reported on Saturday raised the...

 

KU athletes march on campus in support of Black Lives Matter

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 University of Kansas athletes, students and faculty have participated in a march to end racial injustice and protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The Kansas City Star reports that the students...

 

Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump got a firsthand look Saturday at the damage from Hurricane Laura on a post-Republican National Convention trip that allowed him to use the trappings of his office to try to project empathy and...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 30, 2020

2 Kansas doctors but differing COVID-19 takes in Senate race

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall's audience of about 40 people packed a banquet room in a Kansas City-area bistro. No one wore a mask during his lunchtime remarks about the coronavirus. The Republican nominee for Kansas' open...

 

Too risky? Fed pressed to expand aid to some businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the economy still in the pandemic's grip, the Federal Reserve is facing a decision on whether to stretch an emergency lending program in a way that could bring more risk for the government and taxpayers. Lawmakers are pressin...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Is US great again or dystopian? GOP says both

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Convention begged this question: Why are President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters describing the state of his union as a hellscape? It was perhaps the central paradox for voters wondering what to...

 

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