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Helena man injured in crash

A Helena man was injured in a collision Tuesday, Oct. 16, near Helena. The wreck occurred at 10:15 a.m. at County Road 640 and County Road Cimarron. The location is 1 mile west and 2 miles north of Helena in Alfalfa County.

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Edmondson makes campaign stops in Woodward

Drew Edmondson made his final campaign swing through Western Oklahoma with a couple of stops in Woodward.The Democratic candidate for governor attended events on Sunday night and Monday morning to visit with area residents, while also stopping by various media outlets, including the Woodward News.Ed


Two more houses declared dilapidated; grant sought for POW walking trail

In an effort to push owners of dilapidated building to repair them or have them torn down, the Alva City Council held a public hearing on three more properties at their Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. That number was quickly changed to two after it was announced one location, 724 Choctaw, was in probate p

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Immigration, health care among issues for area voters

While Northwest Oklahoma isn't particularly in play nationally for the mid-term elections, local and area voters still have a number of issues they would like to see addressed.For instance, Martha Andrade, a Woodward independent voter in her mid 40s, said she wants to hear some ideas on immigration

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Busy agenda for county officials

By Sarah NishimutaStaff WriterWoodward County Commissioners will hold their weekly meeting Monday in the courthouse. The meeting starts at 10 a.m.Commissioners will take action on the monthly report of officers, District Attorney RAD Division.Commissioners will take action on financing with Stock Ex


Local, area voters lean toward Republicans

By Johnny McMahanManaging EditorIn some areas of the country, the midterm elections are seen as a national referendum, particularly on the president.


Observe the Moon event set Saturday

Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. with Starcreek Astronomical Society volunteers. The free event will be held at the NWOSU-Woodward campus at 2007 34th St.International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide publ


Salt Fork Designs: Custom-made jewelry by a one-of-a-kind family

Garrett Radford (17), mom Laura Radford, and grandmother Sharon Brandt represent three generations of a family that has been ranching in the Alva area for six generations – almost back to statehood days. And while the three now spend much of their time in Salt Fork Designs making jewelry and other a

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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 18 km N of Taloga, Oklahoma

A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Taloga in Oklahoma. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 22:24:58 / September 28, 2018 @ 10:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.479 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.


Cattlemen set banquet, trade show

The annual fall cow sale is not far behind, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Woodward Livestock Auction. The cow and bull sale will start at 1 p.m.


Miss Northwestern, Outstanding Teen to be crowned Oct. 28

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Macie Malone and Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen Carli Seabolt will pass on their crowns Sunday, Oct. 28, to the two women who will be chosen to represent the university at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in the coming year.


Stormwater facility workings explained in city meeting

The Cedar Avenue Stormwater Detention Facility, located across from the Woodward High School, was the focus of the Woodward Municipal Authority meeting Monday night.Engineer Kyle Cortiana of Meshek and Associates, LLC presented detailed information on the how the facility works and the benefits it p


Medical marijuana talk headlines luncheon

The Northwest Oklahoma Alliance held their quarterly networking luncheon Tuesday at the Woodward Conference Center, featuring guest speaker Adria Berry, vice president of government affairs for the state chamber of Oklahoma.Berry highlighted several points concerning medical marijuana which voters l


Freedom Principal Shelite goes to jail -- to benefit her students

Katie StrehlAt the Freedom School Fall Festival, a wide array of fun activities were on offer to help raise funds for student class projects. The festival held a silent auction, bingo and a cake-walk, along with numerous class-sponsored games at booths throughout the school. Here, Principal Shelite


Boomers travel to face top-ranked Titans

The Titans have not shown a huge dropoff despite heavy graduation losses from last year. Since a couple of close calls against Mid-Del rivals Midwest City and Del City, the Titans have rolled, allowing just 17 points in their last five games.


Brain’s ‘Self-Control’ Center May Be Key to Weight-Loss Success

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say.


Once Mayfield's responsibility, Sooners' success down stretch now in Murray's hands

“We didn’t play very well. Personally, I haven’t played well this season,” Mayfield said. “That game just goes to show I haven’t been the player I was. I’ve been trying to work on it … but that just goes to show that in big games like that, I haven’t played well.


Games galore at Freedom School Fall Festival

Katie StrehlAt the Freedom School Fall Festival, where student classes hosted a wide range of activities to raise funds for class projects, Lily Kirkpatrick ponders carefully as she tries to guess how many marbles are in the jar. If she guesses correctly she wins a bag of candy.


Freedom Chamber says 'thank you'

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the entire community of Freedom for a very successful rodeo. Without the support of the Freedom community, the rodeo would not be as prosperous as it has been for the last several years.The Freedom Chamber would also like to congratulate the Freedo


Acting workshop offered, Missoula Children's Theatre production coming up

Children cast as beach bums in the musical “Blackbeard the Pirate” perform a scene as Jolly Rodger performed by Emilie LaBonte, tour actor/director from the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Missoula, Montana, looks on from the background Aug. 8, 2014, at the Youth Center on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Th