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Patchwork Friends OHCE group learns underground railroad quilts

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting at the First Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 14, with Aleta Nolan as hostess. Anita Jacobson was welcomed as a guest. Nine members answered to “What is your favorite quilt pattern?"...

 

Petunia Garden Club learns about garden bulbs

The Petunia Garden club met at Barbara Faulkner's home on Nov. 13, 2019, with Marilyn Davison as co-hostess. Following refreshments President Betty McMurphy called the meeting to order and the Gardener Creed was read in unison. Roll call was...

 

Tulip Garden Club meeting

Mary Ann Crow hosted the monthly meeting of the Tulip Garden Club at her lovely home on Nov. 14. Crow’s beautiful table was decorated with a Thanksgiving theme of pumpkins, leaves and a turkey. Each member received a pumpkin decoration. She served...

 

Several tech projects underway at Share Medical

Physician recruitment is continuing for Share Medical Center in Alva. CEO Kandice Allen said one doctor who visited has declined the offer because of the lack of opportunity for her husband to grow his practice. The other physician who recently...

 

Reunion 2020, Bull Battle V and tourism promotion

Plans are underway for the 2020 Reunion of Alva High School graduates to be held on the July 4 weekend. On behalf of the Alva Goldbug Education Foundation, Lizabeth Richey spoke to the Alva Tourism Committee Wednesday to request some funding to get...

 

Commutation has little effect on BJCC inmate numbers

Only 18 inmates at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) were qualified for commutation of their sentences for an early release from prison, according to Warden Becky Guffy. During the Tuesday noon meeting of the BJCC Citizen Advisory Board, she...

 

Northwestern's fall commencement ceremony to be held Dec. 8

Fall commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Percefull Fieldhouse. Dr. Chan Hellman of Tulsa, a 1989 graduate and founding director for the Hope Research Center, will deliver the...

 

Delta Zeta joins art society in 10th annual holiday store for kids, photos with Santa

The 10th annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids and Photos with Santa event at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is set for Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center in Alva. Me...

 

Exploring future options

There's nothing more helpful than hearing from someone with experience. Fourth and fifth graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Alva were given the opportunity to learn about possible future careers...

 

Menus for week of Nov. 25–29

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Italian meatballs in tomato sauce with noodles, corn, cauliflower, garlic bread, pears (diabetic: no sugar added pears) Tuesday – Maryland chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit,...

 

Ranger Preview draws over 360 high school students

Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors participated in Northwestern Oklahoma State University's annual Ranger Preview at the Alva campus, Saturday, Nov. 16. This event provided the opportunity...

 

The 23rd Annual 6th Grade Career Fair at Northwest Technology Center

Over 200 sixth graders from area schools attended the 23rd Annual 6th Grade Career Fair at Northwest Technology Center (NWTC). Students learned about careers in banking, electrical trades, automotive...

 

JAMES 'JIM' WILLARD STOUT JR.

James "Jim" Willard Stout Jr. passed away at Share Medical Center on Nov. 22, 2019, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born on May 9, 1943, in Cherokee, Oklahoma, to James Willard Stout Sr....

 

ELMER LEROY MADDUX

Elmer Leroy Maddux was born May 6, 1934, to Oren Elmer and Norma Lorraine Maddux on a farm north of Mooreland. He departed this life on Nov. 20, 2019, at the age of 85. From a very young age he was...

 

Texas A&M-Kingsville edges Eagles on late free throw Men's Basketball

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 21, 2019) – One game after winning a grind-it-out thriller on the road, Oklahoma Christian was on the other end of a similar basketball game on Thursday night in the Eagles' Nest. Daniel Severo hit the front end of a two-shot...

 

Oklahoma State receives NCAA notice of possible infraction

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The NCAA warned Oklahoma State that it may be guilty of a major infraction tied to the actions of former assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans. The school on Friday released the NCAA's notice that alleges Evans "engaged...

 

AP source: NBA, teams, union discuss shortening season

The NBA may be closer to a shorter season, a new postseason format and the in-season tournament Commissioner Adam Silver has long wanted as well. A person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday the NBA is working with the players' union and...

 

Memorial unveiled to victims of Texas Walmart mass shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A memorial was unveiled Saturday honoring the 22 people who were killed in a recent mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 30-foot tall golden obelisk, called the "Grand Candela," or "Big Candle," was revealed to th...

 

Police: Woman found with multiple stab wounds dies

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita say a 28-year-old woman has been stabbed to death. The Wichita Eagle reports that the woman, whose name has not yet been released, died Saturday morning at a Wichita hospital. Police say officers were called...

 

Woman charged with murder in shooting death of boyfriend

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend has been charged with intentional second-degree murder. Wichita station KSNW reports that 45-year-old Stacey Peters, of Haysville, made an appearance Friday in Sedgwick County...

 

19-year-old Wichita man killed in 3-vehicle crash Friday

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Wichita man has died in a three-vehicle crash on a Dickinson County road. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened around noon Friday when a pickup truck left the roadway, went into a...

 

Kansas colleges are slashing general education requirements

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas universities are reducing general education requirements to ensure more students can graduate on time and create more room for classes in their majors. Wichita State University became the latest school to slash the...

 

Consultant hired to help Oklahoma implement Medicaid plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has hired a consultant to help devise a state Medicaid program as an alternative to Medicaid expansion. The Oklahoman reports the OHCA on Thursday finalized a contract with Michigan-based...

 

Greensburg's 'green' rebuild considered a mixed success

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A dozen years after a tornado nearly wiped out Greensburg, city leaders acknowledge that the decision to rebuild as "the greenest community in America" has been a mixed success. The E-5 tornado on May 4, 2007, killed 11...

 

Born in secrecy, Kartchner Caverns State has 20th birthday

BENSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kartchner Caverns, the Arizona's state parks system's underground flagship attraction with formations that have been growing for thousands of years, is no longer a teenager. Former state parks officials who helped develop it...

 

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