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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools (AHS has a Grab-n-Go breakfast with choice of main breakfast item or substitute item) Monday—Waffle, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Biscuits and sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk...

 

JERRY LYNN GARRISON

Jerry Lynn Garrison, son of the late Geral Dee and Velma Marie (Wright) Garrison, was born February 5, 1947, in Canadian, Texas, and passed away September 17, 2021, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of...

 

CoffeeTime

Religion – being good enough for God to accept us. Many do turn to religion … trying to always behave and say the perfect things. So that hopefully, their holy God will be obliged to help them han...

 

I hope everyone had a fun time at the car show

I never walked the whole show but the cars I saw were really special. Jack brought his '63 Falcon convertible, complete with his frog collection of stuffed animals. One young lady wanted her picture t...

 

MARCIA JEAN DREILING

Memorial services for Marcia Dreiling will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Timothy Roggow officiating. Marcia Jean Dreiling, daughter of Norma...

 

Alva Robotics prepares for Demo Daze 2021

Alva Robotics' 2021 season is in full swing! With this year's theme being "Demo Daze," the Technic Gold team is ready to demolish the competition. Since last year's competition was canceled due to...

 

Woods County Communication phone logs

Thursday, September 15, 2021 12:14 a.m. – Report of an electrical hazard. 3:18 a.m. – Report of a fire alarm in the 400 block of Mimosa Drive. 7:39 a.m. – Report of a stray animal. 8:12 a.m. – Welfare check needed in the 900 block of 14th...

 

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 1321 page 674: Robert Wayne Fugit conveys unto Fugit Family Trust. Section 21, township 26N, Range 13W, S2SE4, SW4NW4SE4, SE4NW4SE4, SW4NE4SE4, SE4NE4SE4. Quit claim deed. Book 1321 page 686: William Blankenship conveys...

 

Rights of the condemned: What Oklahoma death row prisoners can and can't do in their final hours

As Oklahoma prepares to carry out seven executions over a five-month stretch, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments in a case that could expand civil rights for the condemned....

 

So many city meetings the mayor can't remember them

When new city council members were seated in April, Mayor Kelly Parker said it was his intention to get back on a schedule of regular monthly council committee meetings. From the number of reports at Monday’s Alva City Council meeting, it’s obvio...

 

Split voting on two Alva City Council motions

The Alva City Council had split votes on two agenda items during their regular meeting Sept. 20. The votes were on an amendment to the Tourism Tax budget and an appointment to the Alva Hospital Authority. Councilmembers present for the meeting were...

 

Oklahoma governor calls special session for redistricting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday called a special session of the Legislature to address redistricting of the state's federal and state legislative districts. Stitt said the session will begin Nov. 15 to draw new district...

 

Oklahoma higher education regents announce new chancellor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of Emporia State University in Kansas was chosen Friday as the next chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Allison Garrett, the first woman selected as chancellor, will succeed Glen...

 

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into...

 

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last schoo...

 

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city

ROME (AP) — Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars. Entire families of wild boars have become...

 

Uncertain future for some as Haitian migrant camp closes

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — As Haitian migrants stepped off a white U.S. Border Patrol van in the Texas border city of Del Rio after learning they'd be allowed to stay in the country for now, a man in a neon yellow vest stood nearby and quietly surveyed...

 

At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were speaking on behalf of some of the most unstable and...

 

Taliban hang body in public; signal return to past tactics

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signaled the hard-line movement's return to some of its brutal tactics of the past. Taliban official...

 

EXPLAINER: As Arizona election 'audit' ends, new ones begin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an embarrassing end in Arizona, but their efforts are...

 

Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast Navajo Nation...

 

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