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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—French toast sticks with syrup, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Oatmeal with toppings, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Sausage biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Cinnamon toast,...

 

Woods County Communications logs

Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:58 a.m. – Medic needed in the 900 block of Noble for a person having seizures. 4:44 a.m. – Report of a suspicious situation in the 700 block of Maple. 5:58 a.m. – Welfare check needed in the 500 block of Center....

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1324 page 99: Craig N. Conner conveys unto Johni Bishop. Lot 10, block 12, City of Waynoka, OT Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1324 page 104: Veronica Durkee, Brandon Kyle Green and Felicia Green, unto Tamara Bolar. Lot...

 

Coffeetime

It’s coming around again. The holiday that one person can dread like the pit of hell itself, but another family member anticipates and salivates for the previous three hundred and sixty-four days...

 

Murdock's Minutes

In my last article, I talked about how I had been appointed to serve on the Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding, the bipartisan, bicameral panel that has been tasked with vetting and making recommendations to the governor on the use of our...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 24, 2021

Auctions and dreams

Saturday, I went to Paul Doman's auction over at Nescatunga by the Great Salt Plains Lake. Paul passed away some time back, and his family needed to sell off some of his collections. I have quit...

 

October Rotary Students of the Month honored

Kaden Lorn Slater Kaden is the son of Daren and Tiffany Slater. High school activities include basketball, baseball, football, student council, 4-H, FFA, class officer, One Act cast member,...

 

No agreement on suspension of zoning changes for Alva

The main discussion during the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 18, concerned rezoning requests. First, the council considered a change in zoning to 411 Olive Street. The Planning Commission approved changing that property from RG8 to RG6.... Full story

 

Northwestern recognized as a top school in healthcare education

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been named one of 2021’s best schools for partially online programs and courses in healthcare education by EduMed.org. EduMed.org created a Most Affordable Online DNP Programs list from its evaluations of...

 

Northwest Oklahoma to observe Kindness Day on Nov. 12

Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate without expecting praise or reward. Although being kind to one another is encouraged every day, Northwestern Oklahoma State University employees and students in Alva, Enid and...

 

Kephart, Smith selected as Campus Kudos winners

Jacqueline Kephart, payroll clerk with human resources at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2021 spring semester Campus Kudos Award...

 

Sleepy truck driver injured in rollover

A sleepy truck driver had a rude awakening Friday morning when his vehicle went off the road and rolled. Robert Ray Burdette, 59, of Woodward, was transported by Major County EMS to St. Mary’s...

 

Drug free looks like me

If you see an Alva student hurrying to school in pajamas Monday, it’s not because they overslept. This is Red Ribbon Week, and Alva students are participating by wearing various themed apparel. Red...

 

Sheldon Russell's new book available this week

What does it take to push someone over the edge into mental illness? This is one of the thoughts explored in Sheldon Russell's new book "A Particular Madness." Scheduled to be released this week, the... Full story

 

Spooky parade, treats on Friday

The 2021 Alva Spook Parade is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, in downtown Alva. Participants are asked to meet in front of the fire department on 4th Street at 3 p.m. In the past, the event was...

 

Goldbugs fall to Hennessey 33-18

The Alva Goldbugs are battling for a fourth place slot in the Class 2A-1 football district, but their disappointing trip to Hennessey Friday didn't help their chances. Currently the top three... Full story

 

Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for Asian American comment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state senator is drawing criticism for referring to Asian Americans as "yellow families" during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity. Sen. Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment Wednesday to...

 

Oklahoma cities, others join in effort to overturn McGirt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cities of Tulsa and Owasso, state law enforcement and business groups and the states of Texas, Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska have filed briefs supporting Oklahoma's request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn its ruling t...

 

Police: 2 critically injured in Wichita road-rage shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were critically injured in a road-rage shooting in Wichita, police said. Officers responding to an 11 p.m. call of a shooting arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds, KSN-TV reported. One is a 26-year-old...

 

Colombia's most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian security forces have captured the country's most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left...

 

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and...

 

After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world's two largest sequoia...

 

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: "Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are...

 

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