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Menus for week of Dec. 30 – Jan. 3

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Chili with beans, diced onions and cheese, tossed salad with dressing, cornbread, strawberries and peaches (diabetic: no sugar added fruits). Tuesday – Ham slice, broccoli, black-eyed peas, hot...

 

Woods County Communication phone logs

Friday, December 20, 2019 6:07 p.m. – Report of a vehicle swerving all over U.S. Highway 281. 6:30 p.m. – Caller advised of dogs barking and possible gunshots on Santa Fe. 11:20 p.m. – Report of cattle out. Saturday, December 21, 2019 6:29...

 

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

Keaton Matthew Zahorsky and Samantha Noel Hada, both of Alva: marriage license. ($5)...

 

Grow and Share OHCE December meeting

Grow and Share OHCE group met on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the home of Jean Moore. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. and all members recited the flag salute. Fifteen members answered roll call to “What is your favorite family holiday...

 

Grover hosts Petunia Garden Club meeting

The Petunia Garden Club met at Carole Grover's home in Byron for their annual Christmas luncheon. Grover served a delicious lunch. She had beautiful decorations throughout her home with a very... Full story

 

Dr. Kay Decker speaks to Woods County Retired Educators

Dr. Kay Decker, executive director of Freedom West, presented the program at the Dec. 19 meeting of the Woods County Retired Educators Association (WCREA). She spoke about the programs offered at Graceful Arts Gallery and Studios located at 523...

 

Happy New Year

How cool would it be if Barbara Walters would announce on every radio station around the world at midnight, "Hello, I'm Barbara Walters and this is 2020!" I am not going to make any resolutions and...

 

Citizens Choice Awards, housing addition protests mark first quarter of 2019

January NWOSU Lady Ranger Jade Jones breaks school and GAC assist record with 15 in a basketball game against SWOSU. Woods County Sheriff's Office identifies Bubbles Laundry burglary suspect from... Full story

 

Insulin prices, cemetery bill, ad valorem taxes

Upcoming legislation was one of the areas covered by Sen. Casey Murdock and Rep. Carl Newton during the Dec. 9 town hall meeting in Alva. The state legislators talked about bills they intend to... Full story

 

Kansas town hopes free tuition plan attracts new residents

NEODESHA, Kan. (AP) — The small southeast Kansas town of Neodesha hopes a new program offering free college tuition to graduates of the local high school will help attract new residents. A wealthy former resident of the town about 150 miles (241...

 

Kansas favored to resume Big 12 title run after last season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self walked into Allen Fieldhouse to greet a new bunch of Jayhawks this summer and something was missing. Oh, right. Another year on the banner that touts Big 12 titles at Kansas. The Jayhawks failed to win the...

 

Kansas lawmakers want stronger law on mental health coverage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Kansas lawmakers is proposing a measure aimed at making sure that health insurance companies don't skirt a state law for ensuring that they cover mental health services. Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland of...

 

DOJ to add more police in Kansas City area, crimes continue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal and state officials are pooling millions of dollars to add more police officers to combat Kansas City's gun violence, but research has shown that changing the way police interact with people is likely to have a...

 

Judges, past finalists among candidates for top Kansas court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two members of the Kansas attorney general's staff who were finalists for a previous appointment and four lower-court judges are seeking to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. A lawyer-led state nominating commission is...

 

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Cathol...

 

New Mexico releases methane emissions report

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel has released a technical report that covers how emissions are produced by oil and natural gas development and how New Mexico might be able to curb pollution from the industry. Rather than outline specific...

 

Program allows students to gain 2 degrees from 2 colleges

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — Students may receive two bachelor's degrees from two Nebraska colleges after four years in a new biology and agriculture program. Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced the program earlier this...

 

Slippery salvation: Could seaweed as cow feed help climate?

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Coastal Maine has a lot of seaweed , and a fair number of cows. A group of scientists and farmers think that pairing the two could help unlock a way to cope with a warming world. The researchers — from a marine science...

 

Maine wants to recycle more agricultural plastic waste

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine wants to find a way to keep more of the plastic used by agriculture greenhouses out of landfills with a new recycling program. The state is targeting low-density polyethylene, which is a clear film used to cover...

 

5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on Jews

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fue...

 

A Holocaust survivor is Dallas newspaper's Texan of the Year

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Morning News said Sunday it named a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor as its Texan of the Year for being a source of hope and inspiration for his message of tolerance, fairness and forgiveness. Dallas resident Max Glauben,...

 

Trump faces raft of foreign policy challenges in new year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he'll have to deal with a likely impeachment trial in the Senate and the demands of a reelection campaign. American...

 

Calif. vastly expands digital privacy. Will people use it?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forty million Californians will soon have sweeping digital-privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S., posing a significant challenge to Big Tech and the data economy it helped create. So long as state residents d...

 

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