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 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 23, 2017 

Tougher cell phone and electronic communication rules of BJCC

The Department of Corrections has published updated rules on bringing cell phones or other devices capable of communications within a state penal institution or other secure place where prisoners are located. The release stated policies have to be...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 23, 2017 

Freedom Schools underway on Monday

The Freedom School calendar is usually configured for school to begin after the completion of the annual Freedom Rodeo. That event wound up this past Saturday and school started on Monday. Many students and faculty help out at the rodeo. The board...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 23, 2017 

KDH Board holds public hearing for proposed 2018 Tax Budget

The Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors held their annual Tax Budget Hearing (a special meeting) Aug. 10. Board President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with three members present: Miranda Allen, Jim Parker and Chantae Simpson. Board...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 23, 2017 

Motorist reports possible intoxicated driver

A motorist reported a possible intoxicated driver in the very early hours of Saturday, Aug. 12, in Alfalfa County. Deputy T.J. Rockenbach was sent to check on the vehicle and occupants. The witness reported the vehicle was swerving from side to side...

 

Local FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education....

 

October is Walktober in Afalfa County

Those who live or work in Alfalfa County are eligible to participate in Walktober, a walking competition set for the month of October. Walktober’s purpose is get people of all ages in Alfalfa County up and moving. Participants keep track of their...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 23, 2017 

Woods County commissioners approve courthouse lawn use for Homecoming

Each event that occurs on the county courthouse property must be approved by the commissioners. Standards – such as what can be brought onto the property and what restroom facilities will be available, along with needs for water or electricity –...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 23, 2017 

Plan on traditional Labor Day Weekend in Kiowa

School is starting and the end of August is almost here. That's means it's almost time for traditional Labor Day weekend activities in Kiowa, Kansas. This year Kiowa's Chamber of Commerce has planned a City-Wide Garage Sale and Flea Market for...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 23, 2017 

Rectors host a Japanese 4-Her

Two girls who look as different as night and day: Sterling Rector of Kiowa is blonde and fair-skinned. Her new friend, Chiho, has dark brown eyes and hair to match. But they both flash big smiles as t...

 

Waynoka students participate in solar eclipse

Waynoka Public Schools had been preparing for the solar eclipse for over a week. Mr. Meriwether, principal of Waynoka Public Schools, felt this event had the ability to have important impact on his...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 23, 2017 

Alva siblings start as Iron Kids, as adults are National Triathlon Champs

Ryan and Sarah Bickerstaff grew up in Alva, and were known as the kids who excelled in many things, especially in the Iron Kids Triathlon competitions. Their parents are Alva CPA Henry and Harriett...

 

Council to vote on utility rate increase

An increase in monthly rates for Alva utility services will be on the agenda for Monday’s city council meeting. The Alva City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the municipal building. During a public hearing Wednesday, Aug....

 

Recent auto collisions in Alva

Alva police report a couple of vehicle accidents from early August. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m. Nancy Sue Case, 75, of Alva was driving a 2014 Ford Edge westbound in the 700 block of Maple Street. She said she thought another car was approaching...

 

Community announcements by Alex Mantz

Alex Mantz at the Friday morning Community Coffee thanked all the community members for helping with the film being produced in Alva called “Waving Wheat Trilogy.” Many Alva area residents participated in singing, dancing and acting. On Monday,...

 

Man charged with using company credit card after being fired

An Aline man is accused of using a company credit card to obtain merchandise after being fired from the company. According to court records, on June 13 Alva Police Officer Jade Cooper met with Randel McWaters at the police department for a report of...

 

Surviving the total eclipse in your car

The first cross-country solar eclipse since the advent of the automobile is heading our way Monday, Aug. 21. And, while it won’t shroud Oklahoma in complete darkness, drivers will see and feel the difference while on the road, which could lead to...

 

Alva man charged with breaking windows

An Alva man accused of breaking windows at a rental house has been charged with a misdemeanor in Woods County. Dustin Arthur Goodrich, 48, of Alva is charged with malicious injury to property – under $1,000. This misdemeanor is punishable by a fine...

 

Lucas announces town hall meetings in Alva, Cherokee and Fairview

Yukon, Okla. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold three town hall meetings next week in Alva, Cherokee and Fairview on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Residents of these locations are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in...

 

Wichita man charged with leaving scene of accident

A Wichita man is charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Woods County. Dewayne Glen McGeoch, 30, is charged with a misdemeanor of leaving the scene of an accident with damaged fixture. According to court documents, McGeoch is charged with...

 

Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant to be held in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc., host of the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant, is pleased to announce their upcoming pageant in Oklahoma City. The pageant will be held July 24–27. In conjunction with Wrangler’s Tough Enough to We...

 

Oyler of ONG speaks at Friday Community Coffee

Martie Oyler from the Enid Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) office spoke briefly at the Alva Chamber of Commerce third Friday Community Coffee this week. Oyler began her remarks by introducing co-workers...

 

Annual Chuckwagon Dinner at Beadles Nursing Home

Beadles Nursing Home's Annual Chuckwagon Dinner galloped off to a rip-roarin' start with a large number of family and friends joining in the celebration. Grub for the event began with Ranch Cracker...

 

Rape charge dismissed

Woods County has dismissed a second degree felony rape charge against a Muskogee woman. Leslie Dawn Lester, 34, was charged July 31 and a felony arrest warrant was issued. Lester was accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old boy in an...

 

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