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(AHS is a Grab-n-Go breakfast with choice of main breakfast item or substitute item) Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Sausage biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Cinnamon ro...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:23 a.m. – Medic needed for a person who fell in the 800 block of Skyline Drive. 9:31 a.m. – Report of a carbon monoxide check in the 800 block of Barnes Avenue. 1:20 p.m. – Medic needed for a person having seizures in th...

 

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 1324 page 1028: Glenn D. Roberts conveys unto Sharon D. Cox: Lot 8, Block 53, City of Alva, OT Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1324 page 1030: John T. Holt conveys unto Kelly R. Herron: Lot 6, Block 3, City of Waynoka,...

 

Capron parade and Thanksgiving

Great job, Capron, Oklahoma, local Randy McCullough for arranging the parade in Capron on Thanksgiving Day! There were about 20 different things in the short but fun parade. Didn't ever find a video...

 

CoffeeTime

Retirement. You have now become one of the thousands in our country who are leaving the work-force. Regulations, age or health issues have taken their toll. But you simply aren’t ready to give up t...

 

Freedom schools hosts Woods County 4-H Talks and Demonstration Contest

The Woods County 4-H Talks and Demonstrations Contest was held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Freedom Public Schools. This contest helps Woods County 4-H youth develop skills for communicating to audiences,...

 

Alva, Waynoka have increases in sales tax collections

November sales tax collections representing tax receipts from September business were up in two Woods County cities. Alva sales tax collections of $327,403.74 were up nearly four percent compared to the same month a year ago at $314,848.20. Alva has... Full story

 

Alva Planning Commission to meet Monday

A special meeting of the Alva Planning Commission has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. Tom Streich has resubmitted his request to change zoning of his property at 1020 Fourth St. in Alva....

 

Comply or close; Alva Hospital Authority confronts vaccine mandate

Comply or eventually face the closing of the nursing home. That was the grim choice confronting Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) trustees during their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23. Share Convalescent Home Administrator Kelly Parker presented the Mandatory C... Full story

 

Apartment fire critically injures a person in Wichita

WICHITA,Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old woman who was found unresponsive during Friday's fire at the Broadmoor at Chelsea apartments in north Wichita has died, said Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz. Ocadiz said the cause of the fire r...

 

Wellington man killed after struck by car

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 65-year-old Wellington man is dead after being struck by a car early Friday morning in Wellington, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported at 6:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 160 in Wellington, KWCH-TV reported. A 2...

 

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the s...

 

Donations pour in for Missouri man freed after 43 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million had been raised as of Saturday for a man who spent 43 years behind bars before a judge overturned his conviction in a triple killing. The Midwest Innocence Project set up the GoFundMe fundraiser as they fou...

 

Some states dropping 'dehumanizing' terms for immigrants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother's residency card as a child: "alien." In the stark terms of the government, it signaled her mother was not yet a citizen of the U.S. But to her young daughter, the word had a m...

 

South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence. In the space of two w...

 

Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie is everywhere. The former New Jersey governor and onetime Republican presidential candidate denounced "conspiracy theorists" during a September appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. He followed up w...

 

Workers' paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers' paradise. Companies can't attempt to contact their staff outside working hours. They must help staff pay for their home gas, e...

 

Solomon Islands violence recedes but not underlying tension

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Violence receded Friday in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns about the country's increasing l...

 

Oklahoma picks up pieces after Lincoln Riley leaves for USC

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, school president Joseph Harroz Jr. and interim head football coach Bob Stoops combined to speak for nearly an hour on Monday about plans to steady the program a day after Lincoln R...

 

Oklahoma bid for Guard exception to vaccine mandate denied

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday rejected a request by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt that his state's National Guard be exempt from a Pentagon requirement that all military members be vaccinated against COVID-19. Stitt, a R...

 

Oklahoma man jailed after football watch party turns deadly

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A man who was asked to leave a college football watch party after making unwanted sexual advances toward several women returned with his pickup truck and rammed it into several people, killing a woman and severely injuring a m...

 

1 dead, 1 hurt after helicopter crashes in Oklahoma

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a helicopter crashed in Oklahoma, killing one person and injuring another. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday in Perry, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of O...

 

Kansas shakes up coaching staff after 2-10 finish to season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas defensive line coach Kwahn Drake and cornerback coach Chevis Jackson were fired Monday, two days after the Jayhawks finished their first season under Lance Leipold with a competitive loss to bowl-bound West Virginia. J...

 

Embattled Kansas lawmaker arrested for second time in month

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old embattled Kansas lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving — his second arrest in less than a month — and is facing fresh calls for his resignation or removal from office. A Kansas trooper arrested Aaro...

 

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