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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – no school Tuesday – cheese toast, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – whole grain frosted flakes, cinnamon toast, banana, juice, milk Thursday – pancakes, maple syrup, sausage patty, pears, juice,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Land deed signed for new Alva arena

Land has been secured for the new Alva arena and design plans are moving forward. The land purchase was announced at the Alva Arena Authority meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9. Todd Holder said the deed to 40 acres of land owned by the Mackey family was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Ordinance change addresses rabbits as pets

If the Alva City Council passes an ordinance amendment Tuesday, you’ll be able to keep a rabbit as a household pet. Current ordinances do not address that situation, considering rabbits to be livestock. The amendment also provides further...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Bull Battle event requests tourism funds

The Alva Tourism Committee will consider one request during their regular January meeting on Wednesday. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall on Jan. 17. An event called Bull Battle III is asking for an amount not to...

 

Make a life-saving resolution: give blood this January!

What better way to kick off the new year than with a resolution to save more lives? January is National Blood Donor Month, and Oklahoma Blood Institute is urging all healthy Oklahomans, ages 16 and up, to take only about an hour of their time to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Alva man charged in alleged fentanyl sale

An Alva man is facing felony charges for allegedly selling a fentanyl patch to a confidential informant. Colby Christopher Bouziden, 24, of Alva was charged Jan. 5 with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl) while within 2,000 ft....

 

Correction

In the Woods County commissioners story published Friday, Jan. 12, it was stated those filing for fair board positions are to file at the Woods County Election Board. It should have stated the candidate filing is at the office of the Woods County...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Alva man facing meth distribution charge

An Alva man has been charged with distributing methamphetamine following an investigation by the Alva Police Department. Ryan Isaac Lee, 35, of Alva has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and violation...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Convicted felon charged in gun possession

A man from Capron told law enforcement he thought the prohibition on a felon owning a gun didn’t apply to long guns. Monty Eugene Long, 44, of Capron was charged Jan. 10 with possession of firearm after former felony conviction. The crime is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Alva teacher charged with assault

An Alva High School band teacher has been charged with assault and battery in Woods County. The misdemeanor charge was filed Monday, Jan. 8, against Kyle Lee Price, 27, of Alva. According to information in the case, Price is charged with committing...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Man gives deputy his brother's name

A Kansas man stopped for a seatbelt violation is now charged with impersonating another man, his twin brother. Court records show about 4:55 p.m. on Jan. 3, Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman stopped a blue Ford car on Flynn Street near Seiling...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 14, 2018 

Rules are rules

I missed Thursday's game at Newkirk because I am still ill. One thing I have noticed at the games I have gone to is when the national anthem is played everyone stands and no one takes a knee. Two...

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for fall 2017

Honor rolls for the fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all As, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Salutatorian sees many doors opening now

The GED graduation at BJCC included a salutatorian: Christian Rolan-Medina. Rolan-Medina thanked the crowd for attending. He said he and many of his classmates recall a time not too long ago where...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Valedictorian: 'I've had time to reflect on my mistakes'

BJCC Valedictorian Reed Otwell started his remarks by thanking the education staff for all the time and effort they give to their students. Next, he congratulated his fellow classmates for achieving...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

First GED graduation of 2018 at BJCC

Friends and relatives watched as about 51 GED graduates at Bill Johnson Correctional Center marched to the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" music Friday morning for commencement exercises in the...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    January 14, 2018 

Share Medical adds another PA-C provider

Edmond's Paige Little had never heard of Northwestern Oklahoma State University until she was contacted by Shane Hansen, who wanted to recruit her for the cross-country team at the university. "I...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

We can be like the Wise Men: open to new epiphanies

In our culture many people experience a post-holiday crash. Some are exhausted from parties and hosting family from out of town. Some are sad to see the empty place where the light of the Christmas tree glowed. Some are trying to get back on a reason...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 12, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

January 9th is a very important day. On January 9, 1984, Becky stood in front of our good friend, John Brown, and agreed to stay with me “until death do us part.” So far, so good. Tuesday was our 34th anniversary and she has yet to “part”...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Registered Republicans who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Feb. 13 Special General Election for Senate District 27 and Waynoka School District Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today....

 

Voter registration deadline is Jan. 19

Friday, Jan. 19, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 13 annual school election in Waynoka and special general election for Senate District 27, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn... Full story

 

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