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Menus for week of Dec. 27 – 31

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday—Lasagna, yellow squash, green beans, garlic bread, pineapple with topping (diabetic: no sugar added pineapple) Tuesday—Pasole with shredded cabbage and radishes, tortilla chips, mixed fruit, brownie...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1325 page 697: Cotton W. Green, unto Katie J. Green. Lot 2, block 1, City of Alva, Reid 3rd Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1325 page 745: Carol Allison-Rodgers, unto Larry Eugene Chase. Lot 9 and 10, block 5, City of...

 

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, December 16, 2021 12:45 a.m. – Welfare check needed at Church and 9th Street. 4:34 a.m. – Medic needed a sick person in the 1100 block of Choctaw. 9:30 a.m. – Welfare check needed. 12:31 p.m. – Welfare check needed in the 200 block...

 

Goodbye Christmas, hello 2022

If I had to make a wish for 2022, I suppose just one wouldn't do. First, we need for the health scene to improve. We can beat these diseases. Next, I wish our politicians, from the local level to the...

 

Coffeetime

Years ago, songwriter Mac Davis penned the lyrics to a song about a tiny orphan girl who evidently longed to experience being loved. In the song, “Whoever finds this, I love you” she writes a...

 

RANDY REX KYSER

Randy Rex Kysar, 72, of Derby, Kansas, went home to be with the Lord on December 17, 2021. He is survived by his children, Kim (Derek) Donaldson of Mulvane, Kansas; Jason (Karen) Kysar of Fort Worth,...

 

HELEN FAITH SCHIFFNER

Helen Faith Schiffner, age 89, of Ulysses, Kansas, was received into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. She was born May 7, 1932, in Alva, O...

 

Five firms offer proposals for Alva pool project

Dr. Kay Decker gave the Alva City Council an update from the pool advisory committee on Monday, Dec. 20. The committee continues to meet weekly on Thursdays. On Nov. 18 the committee held a public input meeting at Northwest Technology with 26... Full story

 

Mackey, Shirley named December Rotary Students of the Month

Colby Lee Mackey Colby is the son of Mike Mackey, Michele Mackey. High school activities include Key Club, Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association, FFA, One Act, sophomore vice president, student... Full story

 

As some Oklahoma churches push vaccines, others sow misinformation, doubt

EDMOND — Paul Blair says he doesn’t have a stance on whether his congregation should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The 58-year-old cancer survivor is convinced he doesn’t need the shot. And he tells members of Fairview Baptist Church that it’s...

 

Much discussion but no consensus on ambulance rate increase

A lengthy discussion on proposed ambulance rate increases was held during the Monday Alva City Council meeting. It has been nine years since Alva ambulance rates were adjusted. Numerous opinions were... Full story

 

With county help, waterline repair cost Alva less than expected

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Alva City Council held an emergency meeting on a waterline leak that cut off the supply to Rural Water District 1 at Capron. The meeting was to authorize the city business... Full story

 

Oklahoma County jail inmate, 40, found dead in cell

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation has been launched into the death of a 40-year-old inmate who was discovered trying to kill himself in his cell, Oklahoma County Detention Center officials said Monday. Jail staff and medical personnel tried to...

 

Governor, legislative leaders expect flat budget in 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders said Monday that despite record-high revenue available to spend next year, they expect most state agency budgets to remain flat. Budget projections presented to the State Board...

 

Federal judge grants stay of execution to Oklahoma inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has granted a stay of execution for a death row inmate who was scheduled to receive a lethal injection in March. In his order last week, U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot agreed to stay the...

 

Autopsy: Death of Black Kansas teen in custody was homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Black youth's death following a physical struggle with staff at a Kansas juvenile center was a homicide, according to an autopsy report released Monday that contradicts an earlier, preliminary finding that the teenager hadn't...

 

Long road to recovery for Kansas ranchers after wildfires

PARADISE, Kan. (AP) — Ranchers in western Kansas have begun to recover from the deadly wildfires that torched their land earlier this month, but they acknowledge it will be a long process. Two men died and the Kansas Forest Service estimates that a...

 

A full deck of cards: Ohio House signs on to aide's ambition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Adam Headlee enjoys his political memorabilia. Already at age 25, the legislative aide has packed his office in Ohio's capital with collectible conversation pieces: campaign buttons, historic photographs, a display of...

 

US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine. Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Again, crews find apparent time capsule at Lee statue site

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crews wrapping up the removal of a giant pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond found what appeared to be a second and long-sought-after time capsule, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said...

 

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