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 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2018

Woman went to grocery store but ended up in Tennessee

A woman borrowed a vehicle to go to the grocery store and ended up in Tennessee, according to the vehicle owner. Juan Montalvo of Cherokee went to the police station on Tuesday, May 15, to tell Cherok...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2018

Two charged with bringing drugs into JCCC

Two women accused of bringing contraband into James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC), Helena, are charged with felonies in Alfalfa County. According to court records, on Feb. 20 an official at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2018

Two Tyrone residents killed in Kansas crash

SEWARD COUNTY, Kansas – A Northwestern Oklahoma State University student and a teen from Tyrone lost their lives in a Kansas crash early Sunday morning. Three other people were taken to the hospital. The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. May 20 at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2018

Train collides with road grader in fatal crash

A Goltry man died after the road grader he was driving was struck by a train in Alfalfa County Wednesday. Jimmy Wilson, 74, of Goltry was pronounced dead at the scene from internal injuries by Medical Examiner Brock Smith. According to the Oklahoma...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 23, 2018

Cherokee man has broken neck from wreck

A Cherokee man suffered a broken neck in an Alfalfa County wreck Monday. Ronal G. McMurtrey, 82, was transported by Alva EMS to Share Medical in Alva and then transferred to OU Medical in Oklahoma...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Long agenda for Alva City Council Monday

A lengthy agenda awaits the Alva City Council for the regular May meeting on Monday. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. After handling minutes and claims, the council will hear a number of reports from city-relat...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Alva Tourism to hold special meeting

The regular meeting of the Alva Tourism Committee was set for May 16. There were no funding requests on the agenda, and apparently not enough members were present for a quorum. Since then two groups have applied for tourism funds, so a special...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Northwest Treatment Center reports van stolen by client

Waynoka Police Officer Misty Smiley was dispatched to the Northwest Treatment Center on Saturday, May 5, at approximately 3:35 a.m. about a stolen vehicle. She was told a client had stolen the large white transport van about five minutes earlier....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Airport getting ready for air race, air show

About 30 people attended a meeting for volunteers to help with the air race and air show to be held at the Alva Regional Airport. Events will be held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2018

Train collides with road grader in fatal crash

A Goltry man died after the road grader he was driving was struck by a train in Alfalfa County Wednesday. Jimmy Wilson, 74, of Goltry was pronounced dead at the scene from internal injuries by Medical Examiner Brock Smith. According to the Oklahoma...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2018

Two charged after traffic stop

An Alfalfa County deputy engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with two people in a vehicle, eventually arresting both of them. According to court papers, the incident started Tuesday, May 8, about 11 p.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2018

Man charged with embezzling over $20,000

A Nash man has been charged with embezzlement from a company where he used to work. The case eventually involved federal authorities. The investigation began Jan. 25 when Attorney Sam Stein of Cherokee contacted Alfalfa County Sheriff Rick Wallace...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2018

Airport board to hear air show update

Information on the coming air show, race and fly in will be updated during the Alva Airport Commission meeting on Monday. The agenda also has an item for discussion and action on those events in case the commission decides they need to vote on...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2018

Alva woman charged with trespassing

Alva police were called to the Beadles Nursing Home on April 14 about 4:30 p.m. in reference to a trespasser. Officer Kris Franta responded. According to court documents, Franta met with Dayna Jordan who took him to a resident’s room. There he...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2018

Man charged with sex offender registration violations

A man has been charged with two felony counts after he was found to be registered as a sex offender in Woods County while living in Alfalfa County, according to the Woods County Sheriff’s Office. Gladstone Merritt Evans III, 30, has been charged...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 11, 2018

No plea in Baker rape trial

A court appearance in the rape trial for Caleb Baker, 23, of Alva on Wednesday, May 9, was listed as a plea hearing, but it turned out to be more negotiating by attorneys. Baker was charged on May 9, 2016, with five felonies including first degree...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 9, 2018

Wakita man incurs multiple misdemeanors

After a woman filed a protective order against him, a Wakita man was apparently able to convince her to give him another chance. Unfortunately for him, the protective order was still in effect and being around the woman was a violation. According to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Caller reports spelling marijuana at apartment

It was easy to identify illegal narcotics found at a local apartment, according to court documents. Many of them were labeled “contains marijuana, keep out of reach of children.” Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale went to the Aspen Apartments o...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Two injured in Wednesday afternoon collision

Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Alva. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Oklahoma Boulevard and Seventh Street about 3:20 p.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Retirement brings time to create art

Though he may move a little slower, retirement hasn't changed Gene Dougherty's love of art. After teaching classes in drawing, watercolor and design for 31 years at Northern Oklahoma College in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Driver says he fell asleep

A driver who said he fell asleep woke to a wild ride on Tuesday, April 10. Dakota Shaw Davis, 24, of Weatherford was driving north toward Alva on U.S. Highway 281 South near Harper Road at 5:30 a.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Propane bottle on highway causes two-vehicle collision

A runaway propane tank caused a motorhome and a semi to collide, resulting in injuries to one driver and a lot of damage, according to court records. The driver who allegedly lost the propane tank is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Shaping metal into meaningful art

Tall and lanky with flowing white hair and mustache, Dick Bixler could be an old west gunslinger. Instead Bixler uses his hands to shape metal into art with meaning. The Pratt, Kansas, resident used...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

A day in Freedom painting the view

Dallas Mayer of Hooker has been showing her work at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva since January. She attended the First Friday Artwalk at the gallery to talk with visitors about her paintings. "I...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Alva School Board to hire several teachers for next year

As the school year ends, teachers are looking at job opportunities and school boards are coping with vacancies for next year. The Alva Board of Education will be discussing and voting on several teaching applicants for next fall during the regular...

 

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