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 Local    May 20, 2018 

Menus for the week of May 21–23

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Sausage gravy, biscuit, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Tuesday – Berry Colossal Crunch, cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice, milk Wednesday – Breakfast bun, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Lunch Menu...

 Local    May 20, 2018 

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society

The May NWOGS guest speaker was Lakin Ragains-Kastl. Lakin is the author and publisher of “Relentless.” “Relentless” is a book about the 1947 Woodward tornado. Lakin Ragains-Kastl grew up in Burlington and now lives in Yukon. Her love of...

 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...

 Local    May 20, 2018 


In the pictures that ran in the Sunday, May 13, paper with the article named, “DAR's final meeting of the year,” the captions should have read: Members present at the final end-of-year for the Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the...

 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 Randy Kilbourne    Local    May 20, 2018 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Perhaps ten years before his Pinehurst victory, I “met” Payne Stewart while attending one of the Colonial golf tournaments in Fort Worth, Texas. I was in a crowd of several hundred people, watching a foursome of golfers play the ninth hole, when...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 20, 2018 

Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend

Enjoy your families, friends and good food. I am excited about the Scribner reunion because cousins from Nebraska and Canada are coming for the first time in years. Please say a prayer for all the...

 Local    May 20, 2018 

2018 Oklahoma Garden Clubs State Convention: 'Bloom Where You Are Planted'

The Northwest District Garden Clubs hosted the 89th Annual Oklahoma State Garden Club Convention at the Runnymede in Alva on May 4-5. This year's convention theme was "Bloom Where You Are Planted."...

 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Chamber Breakfast notes

Chamber Executive Director Alex Mantz said this was a good time for Alva since there have been three ribbon-cuttings in the last month: BancCentral, the Rusty Bucket and S & H Insurance. Mantz...

 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 Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Open meeting advocate wants governor's job

Former Attorney General Drew Edmondson has long been a popular figure with those who believe the government should be open to all citizens. He said, "Secret meetings and backroom deals are the...

 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 20, 2018 

Sen. Murdock tells of needed financial decisions

Sen. Casey Murdock addressed members of the Alva Chamber of Commerce about his recent experience at the State Capitol. He said, "I cannot tell you how happy I am to be out of session. Been there for...

 By Rose Blunk    Local    May 20, 2018 

The Cherokee Strip Museum recognizes two centenarians and Alva pioneers

Helen Otte Beisel was born on a farm Northwest of Alva to Henry and Bertha Otte. She went to the country school of Pleasantview through eighth grade. She walked to school through the pasture and her d...


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 Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...


Winds of Change

We are in a season of change for many people. Some have graduated, some are entering into their summer break. Parents are sending their sons and daughters to college or into full-time work. Friends are saying goodbye. Children will shift from their...

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    May 18, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

“Where a man’s treasure is, there will his heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending the Freedom ISD talent show – twice! I first sat in on the dress rehearsal/matinee performance, designed for students and...

 By Stephanie Croft    Local    May 18, 2018

Burlington School News: Awesome Abi

Abigail Elise Gevara Trujillo is the 18-year-old daughter of Rob and Mary Trujillo. She was born in Hutchison, Kansas, on Sept. 10, 1999. Her favorite hobby includes lots of sleeping! Her favorite...

 By Hally Highfill    Local    May 18, 2018

Burlington School News: Burlington students recognized at State FFA Convention

The 2018 State FFA Convention was held April 30 to May 2 in Oklahoma City's Cox Convention Center. Burlington seniors Jaden Allen and Hally Highfill both received their State FFA Degrees. Juniors...

 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... Full story

 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 18, 2018

Woods County Excise Board holds May meeting

The Woods County Excise Board, consisting of Chris Olson, Joe Shirley and chairman Bob Sievert, met Wednesday morning to approve the various expenditures needed to keep the county going financially. Also, with the end of the fiscal year drawing...

 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 18, 2018


Have you heard of “gliders?” No, not the aircraft towed to high altitude to ride updrafts and later land. Today, gliders are new trucks less drivetrain that use a loophole in the EPA rules that...

 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 18, 2018

A solo country Mother's Day

My son is grown and lives way off in Philadelphia, and I now live alone in my little house in the country with my dogs. Sometimes days like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day can feel a little lonely, but this past Sunday was the best Mother's Day I've... Full story


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