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Menus for week of Dec. 28 – Jan. 1

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Beef and noodle casserole, Brussels sprouts, whole kernel corn, garlic bread, peaches in pudding (diabetic: sugar free pudding with peaches). Tuesday – Chicken and dumplings, Harvard beets, mixed...

 

Enroll now for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will begin taking applications for the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) winter heating began Dec. 22. Customers in need of assistance with their main heating...

 

Alva man elected chair of Sorghum Checkoff

LUBBOCK, Texas – During the Sorghum Checkoff’s annual meeting – held virtually to adhere with Covid-19 guidelines proposed by the Center for Disease Control – five board directors were reappointed or sworn in on the checkoff’s board. After...

 

Small 3.4 quake hits near Waynoka

An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred Wednesday afternoon six miles southwest of Waynoka, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 1.1 miles beneath the epicenter near Waynoka, Woods County,...

 

Coffeetime: Keep digging with a smile

Six-year-old Johnny longed for, prayed and dreamed about getting a pony for his birthday. In his eyes, he truly NEEDED a pony. Uncle Jim knew all about Johnny’s dream. But he also was very aware of...

 

Well, I hope you all had a good Christmas

This is the first year in probably the last 40 that there was no Christmas breakfast. The festive mood was lost when I tested positive for the Covid. I thought I had a cold for a couple of days, then...

 

Hobbs named MIAA Athlete of the Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Impressive performances in three games last week helped Fort Hays State senior Jaden Hobbs earn MIAA women's basketball Athlete of the Week honors, announced Monday (Dec. 21) by t...

 

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...

 

Divorce Filings

Michael C. Whipple, Hardtner, Kansas, vs. Crista Lason Whipple: dissolution of marriage ($272.14)....

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1311 page 681: Georgia M. Schroeder conveys unto Herman R. Schroeder: Section 10, township 27N, range 19W, N2, N2SE4. Quit claim deed. Book 1311 page 690: Shannon Corbitt and Melanie Corbitt convey unto DJD Realty LLC:...

 

A bonus for NFL fans in Week 16: 4 straight days of games

Now this is a week NFL fans can truly celebrate. First off, it appears the league will complete the 2020 portion of the schedule on time and with no cancellations. Secondly, there are only two games in Week 16 that have no postseason implications....

 

Alabama ending in-person unemployment help

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In-person help for Alabama residents needing assistance with unemployment claims is coming to an end as a new phone appointment system will be established for the new year. The Alabama Department of Labor, in a news...

 

2 killed in Kansas City, Kansas, by fleeing driver

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing motorist caused a crash that left two people dead. Police said in a news release that police responded around 1:40 p.m. Friday after a stolen vehicle was spotted by its owner. Police tried to stop...

 

2 killed, 5 hurt in Christmas crash in Kansas City suburb

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Two people were killed and five others were injured in a multi-vehicle pileup on Christmas night in suburban Kansas City, authorities say. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened just after 11 p.m. when a...

 

University archivist plans podcast on Black Kansas churches

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An archivist at the University of Kansas plans to launch a four-part podcast next year focused on telling the current stories of Black churches in northeast Kansas. Patricia Cecil, an archivist associate in the university's...

 

Kansas hospital workers: Hope, purpose shadowed by COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Steve Morgan spent part of Christmas morning as the chaplain on duty in a Wichita hospital comforting the family of a patient who died and said he knows from personal experience how a death on a holiday means "you'll always...

 

Small plane crashes in Kansas City area; pilot hurt

WALDRON, Mo. (AP) — A pilot was hurt when a small plane crashed Saturday in the Kansas City area, authorities say. The Platte County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened just after noon as the single-engine plane was landing at Noah's Ark...

 

Montana tribe navigates new ground after federal recognition

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — One year ago, Little Shell tribal members rejoiced when the "day that never comes" finally arrived. The tribe had been without a recognized homeland since the late 1800s, when Chief Little Shell and his followers broke off...

 

Kansas county prepares for jury trials at the fairgrounds

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One northeast Kansas county is moving jury trials to a building on its fairgrounds to allow for better social distancing amid the pandemic. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the plan is for jury trials in Douglas County...

 

Boeing moves up 787 jet assembly timeline in South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Boeing says it is moving up its timeline to start assembling 787 Dreamliner jets in South Carolina in the spring. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the company will move all 787 assembly to the company's...

 

Unemployment benefits for millions in limbo as Trump rages

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been...

 

Rediscovered friends find trees, new strength amid pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They were best friends since middle school, smart girls who made the honor roll, played in the youth symphony and dreamed big dreams, none of which included athletic prowess. "We were nerds," Cathy Callow-Heusser said....

 

From 'Wonder Woman' to 'Star Wars,' Jenkins' rise continues

Years ago, Chris Pine turned "Wonder Woman" down. Then Patty Jenkins came on board and suddenly without even much of a script he found himself under a kind of spell listening to her vision for the film over a hamburger in Los Angeles' Silverlake...

 

Hospital parking lot weed transformed into Christmas tree

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — While 2020 has been a whirlwind for most health care workers, the staff at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula still have a sense of humor and the Christmas spirit. A small tree that's a dead ringer for the Charlie Brown C...

 

Municipal election to be held April 6

Four Alva City Council seats will be up for election in 2021. Currently filling those positions are: Daniel Winters, Ward 1 Seat 1; Chris Eckhardt, Ward 2 Seat 1, Dr. Bo Hannaford, Ward 3 Seat 1, and...

 

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