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US regulators OK genetically modified pig for food, drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption. But the company behind it says there are no imminent plans to...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 145 page 465: Debra L. Boyce, a single person, conveys unto Maurice Wedel: Lots 8 and 10 on Central Avenue West in Hartzell’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. Book 145 page...

 

Does Electoral College end election for conservative media?

NEW YORK (AP) — Newsmax's newest star, Greg Kelly, sought to rally President Donald Trump's supporters after Monday's Electoral College vote confirmed their hero's defeat at the hands of President-elect Joe Biden. "My fellow deplorables," he said,...

 

Birth on a riverbank: Woman's ordeal shows risks at border

HOUSTON (AP) — The Honduran woman walked alone through the dark brush of the South Texas borderlands after being pushed across a nearby river in a tire. Her labor pains were getting worse. From the other side of the river, the smugglers yelled at...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners take steps to receive reimbursement for PPE

Alfalfa County commissioners Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall spent over half their meeting Monday morning signing paperwork. The large stack consisted of previous meeting minutes,...

 

Carly Hamen named Aline-Cleo November Student of the Month

Carly Hamen, eighth grade, was chosen as Aline-Cleo's November Student of the Month. Her school philosophy is, "If you work hard, you will go far in life." She feels the teachers at her small school...

 

Cherokee School Board: High school goes virtual; super warns of possible staff cuts

The Cherokee Board of Education met Monday, Dec. 14, to hear troubling news. Due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among high school staff, the entire building will be on distance-learning through the rest of the week. As if that weren't enough,... Full story

 

Christmas Parade

There was a Christmas parade in Kiowa this past Saturday night....

 

KSHSAA now allows 'parents only' as spectators to school's winter activities through Jan. 28

At South Barber's December Board of Education meeting Monday night grade 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer updated the board on the spectator situation at basketball games and other extra-curricular activities with the COVID-19 pandemic. Shaffer is the...

 

Winter stipends appreciated, hirings, taking precautions to `keep doors open'

As the South Barber Board of Education December meeting opened Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller thanked the board for their “unified approach” and “flexibility to keep our doors open.” “Our board always keeps academics...

 

Bids to be open for Kiowa's $8 million waterline replacement project

Kiowa's major $8 million waterline replacement project is about to get started. At a special meeting Dec. 7, the council didn't have a quorum, but could receive and discuss information. The council was told they had between 18 and 20 contractors...

 

Porsha is slowly improving

You may have seen an article in the Newsgran last week about "Praying for Porsha." That's Porsha Binning, an active senior girl at South Barber High School, who was hit like a ton of bricks with mono...

 

Commissioners approve health department to do Covid testing in Alva Monday

In new business, the Woods County commissioners approved a request by the health department to set up a tent on the courthouse lawn on Monday, Dec. 21. The purpose is to provide testing to the general public for the Covid-19 virus. Hours of...

 

ANTHONY LOVELACE

Visitation with family present for Anthony Lovelace will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon. The memorial service will then follow at 2 p.m. where Anthony keeps his cattle on...

 

Shoveling snow

Like a good neighbor, these boys are there! Ryker Rhodes (left) and Alijah Monty shovel the Alva Review-Courier's driveway amid the snowfall Tuesday afternoon. The boys were discovered doing the good...

 

CARMEN CAROL CAIN

Funeral services for Carmen Cain will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Cherokee Christian Church with Pastor Luke Heim officiating. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, in the Sunnyside...

 

LARRY CHARLES DAVIDSON

Graveside services for Larry Charles Davidson will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery with Rodney Guy officiating. Interment is under the direction of...

 

CARROLL WAYNE BLISS

Carroll Wayne Bliss, age 74, of Perry, Oklahoma, passed away December 9, 2020, at Valir Rehab in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Trout Funeral Home of Perry has been entrusted with his care. A celebration...

 

DONNA GRAHAM

The Graham family would like to announce the heavenly birth of their mother, Donna Graham. This deadly virus visited the Graham family and took a "Wonderful Lady" home to Jesus. Donna Graham was born...

 

DONOVAN LEROY REICHENBERGER

Donovan Leroy Reichenberger was born on August 5, 1926, to Joseph A. and Cecilia (Thimmesch) Reichenberger in Mt. Hope, Kansas, and passed to his eternal life on December 14, 2020. Graveside services...

 

LORETTA MAXINE HERRMANN-SHEARER

Loretta Maxine Herrmann-Shearer went to her rest in the Lord at the age of 95 on November 18, 2020, in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Loretta was born September 11, 1925, in Avard, Oklahoma, the daughter of...

 

RYAN ANN WORLEY

Ryan Ann Worley, 42, of Willow Springs, Missouri, formerly of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away November 24, 2020. She was born November 30, 1977, in Eugene, Oregon, to Gerry and Cynthia Kephart. She is survived by her husband, Roger Worley, and a host of...

 

Timberlake versus Tyrone Football

Football was played this past Saturday at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Tyrone won first place. Timberlake placed second....

 

Waynoka Football Team Receives Award

The Waynoka High School football team was named the Class C State Academic Champions....

 

It's time to support our healthcare workers

Remember back in March, April and May when so much of Oklahoma was shut down in response to the pandemic? Students were completing classes online, some parents were working from home, sports and...

 

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