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Household executive OHCE Group holds Christmas meeting

The Household Executives OHCE group met Dec. 19 in the home of Carol Anderson, hostess, with the entire group acting as co-hostesses. The lesson was given by Carolyn Gasaway. The meeting was called to order by President Gasaway with the quote...

 

Oklahoma nearly tops nation in holding back early-grade students

As a first grader, Tricia Willyard’s son struggled to read. The educators at his school recommended he repeat first grade – something Willyard, herself an educator in a nearby district, at first opposed. She knew what the research said about... Full story

 

2019 Oklahoma state parks and outdoor guide available Jan. 1

With more than 30 state parks and the most diverse terrain in the nation, Oklahoma is an outdoor lovers’ paradise. The new 2019 Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Guide makes it easier than ever to plan an Oklahoma outdoor vacation. The guide’s...

 

2019 Oklahoma travel guide available starting Jan. 1

With a rich cultural heritage and the most diverse landscape in the nation, Oklahoma is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination. The 2019 Oklahoma Travel Guide highlights the stories of the places and people that make Oklahoma such a special place to...

 

JOHN WESLIE WHITE

Funeral services for John Weslie White will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Aaron Wagner officiating. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Since Dub Garnett and Steve Waldshmidt are no longer available to spin their tales at McDonalds, some of the relatively new blood among veteran storytellers have been trying to fill the void. (And believe me, the newest blood is still pretty seasoned...

 

Happy New Year!

Christmas is finally over. At least the commercialization is over. The reason for the season, the Birth of our Lord and Savior, celebration is too short. If you need Valentine's Day stuff, Walmart...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    December 30, 2018

Northwestern men host Emporia State in Sunday showdown

ALVA, Okla. – After nearly two weeks off for the Christmas holiday, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men will be back in action Sunday afternoon at home as the Rangers host Emporia State at 4 p.m. inside Percefull Fieldhouse. Northwestern...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:39 p.m. Welfare check needed for a male who wanted to kill himself. 1:36 p.m. Controlled burn. 3:52 p.m. Lift assist needed. 4:19 p.m. Abandoned car sitting on the white line off the road. Mosers picked up the car. 9:55...

 

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 1287 page 215: John Russell Fuguna and Jennifer Nicole Fuguna convey unto Cynthia R. Self. A tract of land situated in the southeast quarter of section 26, township 25 north, range 15 WIM, Woods County, Oklahoma. Quit...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Monday, December 24, 2018 3 a.m. Man called with a noise complaint. 9:30 a.m. Woman called about cattle out. 10:37 a.m. Man called in to check-in for the week. Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:30 a.m. Dispatch called about a warrant...

 

Skeeter Bird presents program to Woods County Retired Educators Association

Skeeter Bird, chief executive officer of the Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association, presented the program at the Dec. 20 meeting of the Woods County Retired Educators Association (WCREA)....

 

Cathy Mapes named Top 10 Freshman Woman at Oklahoma State

Cathy Mapes, an Alva native, was honored as an Oklahoma State University Mortar Board Top 10 Freshmen Woman. Mapes, currently a sophomore studying animal science with an option in biotechnology, is...

 

Vibrant quilt-inspired art to show at Graceful Arts

Geometric shapes cut from colored fabrics and pieced together with tiny stitches create beautiful warm quilts. Artist Jason Wilson starts with that creative concept but takes it much further in his...

 

First phase of school improvement plan implemented

How can local schools improve? To find out, the Alva Public Schools has been working with the Oklahoma School Board Association and the K20 Center on a Continuous Strategic Improvement Plan (CSIP) thi... Full story

 

SE Drops Midyear Exhibition at UTSA

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Southeastern spread its scoring around with four players reaching double-figures, but it was not enough as the Savage Storm dropped a midseason exhibition contest to Division I Texas-San Antonio, 70-67, on Saturday afternoon...

 

Harding's Bray to Receive Roaf Award as Arkansas's Top Offensive Lineman

SEARCY – Harding center Bryce Bray, who will receive the Rimington Award as the best center in Division II football on Jan. 12, recently found out that he would receive another major award two days before that. On Jan. 10, Bray will receive the...

 

Four Reddies Finish in Double Figures, Henderson Defeats Midwestern State 76-69

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State used a balanced offensive attack on Saturday afternoon to get past Midwestern State 76-69 in its final non-conference game of the year at the Duke Wells Center. Four Reddies scored in double figures, as Brittany...

 

Oklahoma prison worker charged after death-row shakedown

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A worker at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is facing felony drug charges after authorities say more than 40 grams of methamphetamine were discovered in his prosthetic leg during a search of the prison's death row. The...

 

Prosecutor clears Wagoner police officer in deadly shooting

*WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma district attorney has cleared a Wagoner police officer in the deadly shooting of a man who acted erratically after a traffic stop last month. The Muskogee Phoenix reports District Attorney Jack Thorp ruled the...

 

Engine trouble causes small plane to crash in Central Texas

JOHNSON CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say engine trouble caused a small plane carrying two people to crash in Central Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Robbie Barrera says the Cessna aircraft went down Friday evening about 15 miles...

 

Oklahoma official: Man wanted in Kansas slayings has died

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma official says a man sought in the deaths of two people in eastern Kansas has died after he shot himself as law enforcement officers approached him. Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott...

 

Kansas medical board bars 2 from clinic giving vitamin IVs

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas medical board has directed a doctor and chiropractor to temporarily stop working at a suburban Kansas City clinic that gives intravenous infusions of vitamins and minerals. The Kansas City Star reports that...

 

Kansas campus minister to go to Antarctica

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A minister from a private Christian university in Kansas has been selected for a two-month deployment as a chaplain at a research center in Antarctica. Baker University campus minister Kevin Hopkins will head out Jan. 2...

 

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