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 Local    June 29, 2017 

Northwestern to close for Independence Day holiday

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. All offices will be closed, and no classes will be in session during this time. Normal summer business hours will...

 
 Local    June 29, 2017 

Summer hours at Alva Public Library

Starting July 3 until the end of August the Alva Public Library is changing their closing time on Monday. The library will close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m....

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 29, 2017 

Woods County commissioners approve six-month bids

The Woods County commissioners, looking at a new fiscal year, approved six-month bids that will provide them supplies until the end of December. They also took advice from the election board and approved the bid for ballots from Royal Printing. Only...

 
 Local    June 29, 2017 

New Freedom school superintendent's son in OU Children's Hospital

Freedom School Superintendent James Miller's 3-year-old son Joseph is in OU Children's Hospital with a staph (MSSA) infection. This version is treatable with antibiotics (vs MRSA). Three surgeries...

 
 Local    June 29, 2017 

4th of July celebration is Saturday

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce has set the July 4th Independece Day celebration for Saturday, July 1. Hosted by the Chamber and sponsored by Cargill Salt, the event begins at 6 p.m. in the Rhodes...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2017

Two injured in three-vehicle wreck near Fairview

A 64-year-old woman was injured in a three-vehicle collision just south of Fairview Saturday night. The wreck occurred at 8:10 p.m. on State Highway 58 0.3 miles southwest of SH51A in Major County. The location is approximately 4.5 miles south of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2017

Lewd molestation case reopened

A lewd molestation case dismissed in Alfalfa County almost 12 years ago has been reopened at the request of the district attorney’s office. Originally filed on Aug. 9, 2005, the case was dismissed without prejudice to refiling by a state motion on...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2017

Cherokee man charged in domestic case

A Cherokee woman talked with police about alleged domestic violence and then filed for an emergency protective order against her husband. Before the day was over, police were back at her residence to take information about harassment and violation...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2017

Two from Jet charged with animal cruelty

Two people from Jet are charged with cruelty to animals following an investigation by the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department. Both Kevin Lee Hopkins, 49, and Melissa May Sherwood, 46, have been charged with cruelty to animals, a felony. It is...

 

Teachers' school supply drive

Jensen's in Fairview and Farmers Insurance are participating in Thank America's Teachers School Supplies Drive for the upcoming year to benefit teachers' classrooms in Fairview, Cleo Springs and Ringwood Public Schools. Donations will be accepted...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 28, 2017

Burlington School has at least $2.4 million carryover

The Burlington Board of Education met for their regular June meeting at 8 p.m. last Wednesday. President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with four members present: Aaron Smith, Allison Armbruster and T.J. Rockenbach. Robert Hill was absent....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 28, 2017

Hardtner's 4th of July theme centers on JFK's famous quote

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” That famous quote from JFK is the theme of the Fourth of July celebration in Hardtner, Kansas, this year. This is the 59th consecutive annual Fourth of July celebra...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 28, 2017

South Barber holds brief end of fiscal year meeting

South Barber's Board of Education held their end of fiscal year meeting last Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. Bills totaling $81,371.60 were approved by the board. They also approved end of year purchases; and approved any transfers as needed. The board...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 28, 2017

Kiowa City Council taking steps for USDA funding for water project

Kiowa's City Council met for a special meeting last Wednesday evening that lasted about 30 minutes. City Administrator Lou Leone had arranged a meeting with USDA representative Tom Finger who was on speaker phone with the council. The discussion...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2017

Tourism Commission approves almost $60,000 to promote Alva

The Alva Tourism Tax Commission voted to pay an advertising agency to provide marketing services for Alva at the regular meeting Wednesday, June 21. The price tag is not to exceed $58,900. They also approved up to $1,000 for the same agency to produc...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2017

Tourism tax funding requests approved

Citing decreasing tourism tax funds, the City of Alva Tourism Tax Commission reduced funding requests from two organizations at their Wednesday, June 21, meeting. When going over the financial report for May, Dr. Charles Tucker commented that the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2017

Alva man charged with three drug felonies

An Alva man has been charged with three felony drug counts following an investigation by Alva police. Solomon David Carpenter, 49, of Alva was charged with three counts of distribution of controlled dangerous substance. One was for marijuana,...

 

Donated fans offer relief from heat

OG&E delivered 1,200 electric fans on June 20 to agencies serving low-income and elderly residents across its service area. Each year the fan donation program helps those who are particularly vulnerable to the summer heat. The fans will be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2017

Alva woman charged with drug possession

An Alva woman was arrested on possession of marijuana and methamphetamine after a search warrant was served at her residence. Peyton Victoria Frittz, 21, of Alva was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and poss...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2017

Two from Alva charged in child abuse case

Two people from Alva are facing child abuse charges after a babysitter reported bruises on a one-year-old. Dung Anh Nguyen, 24, of Alva is charged with child neglect and child abuse by injury, both felonies. Alyssa May Kenyon, 23, of Alva is charged...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 25, 2017

Enid man dies in Garfield County wreck

An Enid man died of injuries received in a one-vehicle wreck in Garfield County early Friday morning. Robert Dean Wiggin II, 44, of Enid was pronounced dead the scene by Life EMS due to massive injuries. He was taken to Anderson Burris Funeral Home...

 

Gulp and Gallop feeds 170 children

Gulp and Gallop, a program sponsored by the Woods County Coalition, was a success this year, adding even more health-related community activities to a program that is making an impact on the health of kids in Woods County. The program, which just...

 

Local AHS student receives military scholarship

Drum roll, please! "... and the winner of a $2,000 scholarship is ... Cathy Mapes from Alva," announced Sheila Gilbert, store director at the Vance Commissary. The scholarships are part of the...

 

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