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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake on a stick or cereal and toast, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs or cereal and toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy or cereal and...

 

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 obtai...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, November 16, 2023 During this day were three traffic stops and two utility complaints. 7:09 a.m. – Medic needed on Pawnee Street for a general medical issue. 9:38 a.m. – Welfare check needed on County Road 440. 9:51 a.m. – Welfare...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, November 16, 2023 During this day were three traffic stops and two utility complaints. 7:09 a.m. – Medic needed on Pawnee Street for a general medical issue. 9:38 a.m. – Welfare check needed on County Road 440. 9:51 a.m. – Welfare...

 

News flash!

Santa never has to pay for parking; it is always on the house! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! Some people are still celebrating today with different families and that is cool. I just hope the wea...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    November 26, 2023

Can we really move forward when all we do is go backward?

I want to follow up with last week’s article on “two steps forward and one back,” and challenge you to think outside the proverbial box with this question: if all we are doing is objectively...

 

CoffeeTime

It’s a faraway country, a poverty-stricken area with hard-working citizens, who don’t have much chance to see things change for the better. My hero rides his Honda into their part of his world...

 

DIANA ESTELLE CHESLIC

Funeral services for Diana Estelle Cheslic will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at the Helena Christian Church with Pastor John officiating. Burial will follow in the Alva Municipal...

 

Northwestern alumna scheduled as fall 2023 commencement speaker

Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumna Alexa Humphries will deliver the commencement address at her alma mater during the university's fall commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2:30...

 

Underage access to alcohol purchase study results

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE) have announced the results of the bi-annual Underage Access to Alcohol Purchase...

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    November 26, 2023

Treasurer criticizes pension system for taking exemption his office exercised

Oklahoma Treasurer Todd Russ has publicly criticized one of the state’s largest pension funds for taking an exemption to a new law forbidding state pension funds from doing business with financial companies perceived to be hostile to the oil and...

 

State launches new suspicious activity reporting app

OKLAHOMA CITY – Better safety could be coming to Oklahoma children with the launch of the ProtectOK app for reporting safety threats. Created by the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma School Security Institute, the app allows Oklahomans to easily...

 

Mobile food vendor ordinance tabled, committee to study

In what appeared to be an effort to shorten the Alva City Council meeting, Mayor Kelly Parker announced a deadline for discussion of a proposed ordinance for licensing of food trucks and other itinerant merchants. The council was about 15 minutes... Full story

 

Locust Street water line project begins

City Business Manager Stephen Ford told the Alva City Council on Monday, Nov. 20, that work is progressing on the Locust Street water line project. The city obtained a REAP grant to pay for materials... Full story

 

Lady Rangers win fifth straight game

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Northwestern Oklahoma State traveled to Hawaii for the Hoops in Hawaii Thanksgiving classic for the first of two games. Northwestern started things off with an 82-49 victory over Chaminade for the fifth straight victory to start...

 

Anderson ready to run in Vegas

CARRINGTON, N.D. – It’s crazy how things work out. Take Bridger Anderson as an example. He had competed all year and was inching closer to a second National Finals Rodeo qualification. To secure that bid, he had hoped to compete at the Cinch...

 

Goldbugs lose in playoff bid to Kiefer 34-14

The Alva Goldbugs traveled to Kingfisher Friday afternoon to take on the Kiefer Trojans in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state tournament. No. 3 ranked Kiefer entered the game undefeated while... Full story

 

Red Cross bus carrying freed Palestinian prisoners arrives in West Bank town

AL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — A bus carrying nearly three dozen Palestinian prisoners released by Israel arrived in the West Bank early Sunday, following Hamas' release of 13 Israelis and four foreigners in the second round of swaps under a...

 

Donald Trump will look to upstage Clemson grad Nikki Haley at her alma mater's football rivalry game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is using a college football rivalry weekend to bask among his supporters in a state and region that are key to his presidential fortunes, while potentially upstaging his Republican opponent Nikki Haley on her...

 

Ukraine's military says Russia launched its largest drone attack since the start of the invasion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Saturday morning launched its most intense drone attack on Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion in 2022, targeting the Ukrainian capital, military officials said. In total, Russia launched 75...

 

Pope Francis has a hospital checkup after coming down with the flu

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis went to the hospital Saturday for tests after he came down with the flu, but the results ruled out any respiratory problems, the Vatican said. Francis, who had part of one lung removed as a young man, underwent a CAT scan,...

 

An Israeli-owned ship was targeted in suspected Iranian attack in Indian Ocean, US official tells AP

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire came under attack by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean as Israel wages war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an American defense official said Saturday. The...

 

In the US, Hmong 'new year' recalls ancestral spirits while teaching traditions to new generations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the annual fall renewal of her shaman spirit, Mee Vang Yang will soon ritually redecorate the tall altar in her living room where she keeps her father's ring-shaped shaman bells. She carried them across the Mekong River a...

 

The debate over Ukraine aid was already complicated. Then it became tangled up in US border security

WASHINGTON (AP) — As war and winter collide, a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy acknowledged during a recent visit to Washington that the days ahead "will be tough" as his country battles Russia while U.S. support from Congres...

 

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