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Airport commission to vote on capital improvement plan

The regular meeting of the Alva Airport Commission will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the airport terminal building. Among the city council reports is a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting the city’s plan to repay funds...

 

First juried show held at Graceful Arts Gallery

Those touring the Graceful Arts Gallery during Alva's First Friday Art Walk usually expect to see a few selected artists featured. The November exhibit is different with a variety of artists and...

 

Alva Middle School students move to distance learning

Alva Middle School (AMS) is transitioning to distance learning beginning Monday, Nov. 9, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. All other students will continue attending school as normal. Superintendent Tim Argo said AMS plans to resume its regular...

 

The impact of Oklahoma's latest red wave

Americans across the country woke up Wednesday to an undecided presidential election that could take days, or even weeks, to be decided. The contest between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden hangs in the balance as crucial...

 

Krista Starbuck of Washington Elementary honored as finalist

Washington Elementary is very proud to announce that Krista Starbuck was recently named one of 12 finalists for the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. She currently holds the position of Title I...

 

Why Oklahomans rejected the criminal justice reform 805 offered

A wide swath of urban and rural voters rejected State Question 805, bringing a yearlong campaign by criminal justice reform advocates to modify Oklahoma’s sentencing laws to an undramatic end. All 77 counties opposed the ballot initiative, which...

 

'I am beyond thankful'

The Woods County EMS 522 District Task Force spoke at many meeting over several months to explain how the district would benefit the three county emergency medical services. The hard work paid off on Nov. 3 when election totals showed the measure pas...

 

City of Alva works on East Flynn and Meno intersection

WATCH MY DUST – The City of Alva has been doing some work on the intersection of East Flynn and Meno recently. Concrete curbs are being added to the area where the street collapsed. A new layer of...

 

Coffeetime: How to simply not live

A few years ago, we were introduced to a book titled “How Not to Die” by Dr. Michael Greger. This physician wrote an excellent book chock full of advice for keeping your body as healthy as you...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    November 8, 2020

Another embarrassment for our country

Happy Birthday, Cleo! Monday is the wife's birthday. I’m not sayin’ she may be getting older, but she can remember when the rainbow was in black and white. Happy birthday to my most favorite...

 

Woods County Communication phone logs

Friday, October 30, 2020 1:31 p.m. – Report of a controlled burn on US-281 and Dewey. 6:39 p.m. – Medic need on Dewey Road. 8:43 p.m. – Lift assist needed on Waynoka Street. 10:01 p.m. – Report of a suspicious person on Coal Road. 11:28 p.m....

 

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

Book 1309 page 753: Donald and Jane Kathryn Smith Revocable Living Trust conveys unto Manda Jeanene Jackson: lots 5 and 6, Block 2, City of Alva, Peters Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1309 page 774: Cathleen D. Reed and Jim G. Reed convey unto Jim...

 

Goldbugs lose final regular season game to Chisholm 41-6

The Alva Goldbugs kept pace with the Chisholm Longhorns for the first half of Friday night’s football game. At the end of the third quarter, a Goldbug victory was still possible, but the Longhorns...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    November 8, 2020

Stevenson's 2 TDs help No. 19 Oklahoma rout Kansas 62-9

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Rhamondre Stevenson ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns as No. 19 Oklahoma routed winless Kansas 62-9 on Saturday. Stevenson, in his second game back from a suspension, also caught four passes for 60 yards. Spencer Rattler pas...

 
 By JOSH FUNK    Regional    November 8, 2020

Profit jumps 82% at Buffett's firm but virus hurts business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's conglomerate reported an 82% jump in its third-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio soared, but Berkshire Hathaway said the coronavirus pandemic continued to hurt its assorted businesses, such...

 

13-year-old fatally shot at friend's house in rural Kansas

ASHLAND, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl has been fatally shot while at a friend's house in rural southwest Kansas, authorities say. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the Clark County Sheriff's Office received a 911...

 

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Brian J Purnell, Bowdoin College; Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Neta C. Crawford, Boston University (THE...

 

The Latest: Oklahoma says case rise due in part to glitch

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma on Saturday more than doubled the previous one-day record, but the state Department of Health said a bureaucratic backlog and duplicate reporting partially account for the...

 

Wichita council member contracts COVID-19; mayor quarantined

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A council member in Kansas' largest city has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the mayor and other council members to quarantine for about two weeks. Wichita announced Council Member Brandon Johnson's positive...

 

Colorado volcano reminder of Mother Nature's explosive might

DOTSERO, Colo. (AP) — At the base of Colorado's lone active volcano is a small mobile home park, where on this day a resident offers a fair warning to a pair of curious visitors. "Is it four-wheel drive?" he asks. He bends down to scoop dark soil...

 

Man at center of tribal sovereignty ruling again convicted

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A member of the Seminole Nation has been convicted in federal court of sexually assaulting a child after the U.S. Supreme Court in July ruled that Oklahoma prosecutors did not have authority to pursue charges against...

 

Electric Boat secures $9.5 billion submarine contract

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut and Rhode Island officials are celebrating a new submarine contract for General Dynamics Electric Boat as a major economic win for the region's economy. The $9.47 billion contract with the U.S. Navy, which was...

 

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US — Italy hits record 39,800 daily coronavirus cases — Germany reports daily record of more than 23,000 virus cases — North Dakota, South Dakota have nation's worst virus deaths per...

 

Some veteran teachers skip wave of pandemic-era retirements

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — At age 86, agriculture teacher Gerald Bonds, of Farmington, New Mexico, has seen plenty of crises during his career. He sees no reason to call it quits over the coronavirus pandemic. Bonds is in his 58th year of teaching at...

 

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