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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Waffle with toppings, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage biscuit, oatmeal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Fruit pizza (yogurt, fruit, crust), cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday...

 

Alva Recreation Board approves bid specs for roof, siding

Now that the fieldhouse is paid off, the Alva Recreation Complex Board is looking forward to tackling their list of long-range plans. First is stopping all the water leaks at the fieldhouse. The...

 

Waynoka man charged in shooting death

An argument in Waynoka last weekend escalated into a shooting that left one man dead and the other charged with his murder. Shawn Cox of Waynoka died from multiple gunshot wounds Saturday, Nov. 21. A first degree murder charge was filed against...

 

School funding outlook distressing in an already difficult year

Oklahoma public school districts are bracing for additional funding cuts this school year and next, even as they currently struggle to teach students during a pandemic with fewer state dollars. Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools began the school...

 

ALAN ROY NUSSER

Private graveside services for Alan Roy Nusser will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2020, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Paul Kirk officiating. Interment is under the direction of...

 

LANNY LEROY CORR

Lanny Leroy Corr was born May 24, 1943, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away on November 25, 2020, in Seiling, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be Monday, November 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Elm Grove Community Church, 53502 S. County Road 226, Chester,...

 

Coffeetime: Just sick and tired …

Back in the ancient days of Fred Flintstone and no cell phones, when he was a young dad and a wet-behind-the-ears pastor, Andy had a habit. No, it was not a habit like we refer to today. But he uncons...

 

Do the right thing, fearless leaders

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, social distanced, keeping the family safe. Many thanks to all who cooked meals and made this a good Thanksgiving. Many of my figures in my pay increase rant came...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:22 p.m. – Report of a reckless driver in the 800 block of Church. 12:54 p.m. – Report of a civil stand by in the 900 block of Center. Friday, November 20, 2020 5:29 a.m. – Report of a missing horse north of Alva....

 

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...

 

Marriage License Filings

Osvaldo Eleazar Collins and Linda Susan Stewart, both of Oceanside, California: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)....

 

Jackson's 3 TD runs lead No. 21 Oklahoma St past Texas Tech

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Dezmon Jackson rushed for career highs of 235 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 21 Oklahoma State bounced back from a disappointing loss to rival Oklahoma to beat Texas Tech 50-44 on Saturday. Jackson had 36 carries in...

 

Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died. He was 46. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, according to DTP...

 

Cause of Fire at Kansas alcohol plant under investigation

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt in an explosion and fire at a northeast Kansas distilling plant that was fined earlier this year over a noxious cloud of fumes that sent dozens to the hospital in 2016. Atchison Police Chief Mik...

 

New Mexico university to offer industrial hemp certificate

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico Highlands University have approved a new program that will offer students a certificate in industrial hemp entrepreneurship. Approval came earlier this month, but school officials say the program must...

 

Louisiana education leaders look to improve child literacy

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's education leaders are working on plans aimed at improving reading skills for the state's youngest students, hoping to reverse years of neglect that has stifled education achievement for decades. The Advocate...

 

Oklahoma reports more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported a one-day record of more than 6,000 newly confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, as experts warned the Thanksgiving holiday may make testing numbers erratic. The Oklahoma State Department of He...

 

Sewage testing helps health officials for virus surges

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A study that tests for parts of the coronavirus in sewage is giving public health workers advance notice of virus surges. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the City of Lawrence has been taking weekly sewage samples at...

 

Small 2.6, 2.7 magnitude earthquakes rattle Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Small earthquakes have rattled Wichita for two straight days. The Wichita Eagle reports that a trembler on Thursday measured 2.7 on the Richter scale, while one on Friday had a magnitude of 2.6. The threshold for damage...

 

One pandemic, two different worlds in Georgia runoff races

BUENA VISTA, Ga. (AP) — Across the grounds of a South Georgia courthouse, scores of masked and socially distanced voters bowed their heads in prayer for the 260,000-plus Americans who have died from the coronavirus. Then Democratic Senate hopeful R...

 

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks...

 

How Biden and Kerry could rebuild America's global climate leadership

Dolf Gielen, Colorado School of Mines and Morgan Bazilian, Colorado School of Mines (THE CONVERSATION) John Kerry helped bring the world into the Paris climate agreement and expanded America's reputation as a climate leader. That reputation is now...

 

Coast science museum closing temporarily due to virus

PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast science museum is limiting hours and planning to close for a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sun Herald reports that Infinity Science Center in Hancock County will be open on the...

 

Why face masks belong at your holiday gathering – 7 things you need to know about wearing them

Jason Farley, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (THE CONVERSATION) COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives, and it is poised to completely disrupt the holiday season. As people make holiday plans and think about ways to reduce the risks to...

 

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday. Producers announced Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and...

 

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