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Menus for the week of Dec. 24–28

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Christmas Eve/closed Tuesday – Christmas Day/closed Wednesday – baked ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, crunch cranberry salad, roll, mock pecan pie Thursday – Enchilada casserole, pinto...

 

Filing for municipal offices opens Feb. 4

Monday night the Alva City Council approved a resolution calling for a municipal election to be held April 2. The filing period for these offices is Feb. 4–6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offices open for filing include mayor, city clerk, city marshal and...

 

City office expected to be displaced until February

Work is going well on the HVAC replacement at Alva’s City Hall. The police department has completely relocated back to the north end of the building. Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the city council that Fair Plumbing is 95 percent finish...

 

Alva man accused of assault, kidnapping

A felony arrest warrant has been issued against an Alva man on charges of domestic abuse and kidnapping. On Dec. 18 in Woods County, Dakota Cheyenne McKinley, 22, of Alva has been charged with domestic abuse – assault and battery ...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

After our group at the remote Shady Brook Cafe had waited on our food orders for more than an hour, we were becoming more than a little tired of the delay. The small talk among our members had dried up, and we didn’t particularly enjoy the...

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, to one and all

I don't know who figured this out but it works for me. The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ. Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments. Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love....

 

Tuesday night bowling standings

Pony Boys: 43 ½ wins, 20 ½ losses Marshall's Old Timers: 39 wins, 25 losses Schuesslers: 37 wins, 27 losses Knights of Columbus: 35 ½ wins, 28 ½ losses Rollin Good Times: 35 wins, 29 losses Ten Pin Old Men: 28 ½ wins, 35 ½ losses O-Bar: 27 ...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, December 14, 2018 11:33 p.m. Report of cattle out on U.S. Highway 281. Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:14 p.m. Caller advised of a wallet stolen at the Angry Bull. 1:19 p.m. Caller advised of a one-vehicle accident on State Highway 132. 9:49...

 

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 1286 page 1096: Nicholas G. Chiles, a single person, conveys unto Cody Roach. Lots 13, 14, 15 and 16, less and except the west 15 feet of the east 35 feet of lots 13 through 16, inclusive, all in block 9, east Vale Addition...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Friday, December 14, 2018 12:45 a.m. Lady called about cows out on U.S. highways 64 and 281. Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:50 p.m. Woman called about inmate. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:50 a.m. Woman called about warrant check. 10:25 a.m. Woman...

 

HOSA donation helps young pregnant woman

Under the leadership of Thure Tolson and Kylee Pfleider, instructors at the Northwest Technology Center, three students Tatiana Arizmendi, Alexandria Divelbiss and Janet Galindo-Chavez, took time out...

 

Nescatunga Arts Festival, Bull Battle receive tourism funding

After a couple of months with no funding requests on the agenda, the Alva Tourism Committee considered two at the Dec. 19 meeting. One was reduced from the requested amount while the other was fully f...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    December 23, 2018

Goldbugs fall to a talented Perry team

The Alva Goldbugs dropped to 1-7 after a 67-35 home loss in Friday's match up versus the Perry Maroons. Alva struggled to keep up with a talented Perry team. The Maroons led the Goldbugs 13-7 in the... Full story

 
 By Trey Lunn    Sports    December 23, 2018

Ladybugs win a thriller in overtime

The Alva Ladybugs improved to 7-2 after winning at home 50-40 in overtime versus the Lady Maroons of Perry High School Friday night. The Ladybugs found themselves in a dog fight early on as Perry... Full story

 

Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in...

 

Oklahoma City Memorial to remain open during shutdown

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say the memorial to Oklahoma City bombing victims will continue to operate during the U.S. government's partial shutdown. The foundation that runs the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum says while the facility...

 

Topeka school bus service leaves 3-year-old alone on bus

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka school district's new school bus service is facing criticism after one of its drivers left a 3-year-old boy along on a bus for more than two hours when temperatures were in the 30s and 40s. The Topeka Capital-Journal...

 

Kansas trying to unload $10 million in computer equipment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's administration is seeking a way to donate or sell at a steep discount as much as $10 million in unused computer equipment that has been stored in a state office building since 2016. The state still...

 

Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house could turn into nice little gift for automakers as they increasingly collect oodles and oodles of data about the driver. Automakers are collecting...

 

Colorado Convention Center bidding scandal could be costly 

DENVER (AP) — Denver's $233 million plan to expand the Colorado Convention Center is supposed to draw $47 million in new annual spending, but that could be delayed or threatened by allegations of collusion among private companies on the project. A...

 

New York police officer saves wedding day after car crash

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple whose Jeep crashed on the way to their wedding got lucky when a police officer responding to the accident gave them a ride to the ceremony. And he did more, serving as a witness Saturday at the town hall in...

 

Partial government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump's demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. With Trump's insistence on $5...

 

At least 20 killed, 165 hurt after tsunami hits Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami apparently caused by undersea landslides from a volcanic island killed at least 20 people after the waves hit the coast around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, the government reported. Another 165 people were hurt and d...

 

AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown

A look at the impact of the partial government shutdown: ____ WHAT'S OPEN AND WHAT'S CLOSED Social Security checks will go out and troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will receive their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The...

 

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