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 Local    June 17, 2018 

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

Less than a week remains for registered voters to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 26 Primary Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by...

 
 Local    June 17, 2018 

Tuesday's election: all the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the June 26 Primary Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. • Early voting will be available...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2018 

Two charged with providing alcohol, marijuana to minors

A noise complaint led to the arrest of two Alva men after an officer recognized some partygoers were under age 21. Habib Rahman Kamara Jr., 21, and Isiah Daniel Corrales-Correa, 22, have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors, a...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 17, 2018 

Rep. Carl Newton gives legislative update in time for June 26 election

Though the curtain has been drawn for over a month now, the 2018 Oklahoma Legislative session will not soon be forgotten. Fervent debate over tax increases to bolster public education funding and to pay for teacher raises dominated the floor as...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2018 

Alva man charged with assault by strangulation

According to police reports arguing about a move from one house to another escalated into a physical altercation that landed an Alva man in jail. James Curtis Shramke, 39, has been charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation, a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2018 

All WCEDC properties now rented

The quarterly meeting of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) was held at noon Wednesday at Northwest Technology in Alva. The meeting began with four members present. Two more arrived later. Daren Slater presided at the meeting...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 17, 2018 

Sen. Inhofe discusses Pruitt allegations during Alva fly-in

During a Saturday morning fly-in at the Alva Regional Airport, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke briefly about allegations surrounding Scott Pruitt, who has headed the Environmental Protection...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 15, 2018

Another continuance for Alva man accused of rape

The 23-year-old Alva man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old male back in 2013, was granted another continuance on his case after making a court appearance last Wednesday. Caleb Baker faces five felony charges, including one count of rape...

 

Band director nominates students for the Oklahoma Ambassadors of Music program

Several Waynoka high school students were nominated for the Oklahoma Ambassadors of Music program. As ambassadors, students will spend 16 days traveling to England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany. A concert will be...

 

Big Five's Head Start now taking applications

Big Five’s Head Start program is now taking applications for the upcoming school year beginning in August. Big Five provides a high-quality early childhood education program for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Our program provides for the...

 
 By Edward Helmore    Local    June 15, 2018

Cost of government rises when local newspaper closes, study finds

When a local newspaper closes, the cost of government increases. That’s the conclusion of new survey from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, which draws a direct line between loss of the watchful eyes of local newspapers and a decline in...

 
 By Lynn L Martin    Local    June 15, 2018

Connor Martin named to WCIDA board

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority nominated and approved a new member of the board to replace Bryce Benson, who resigned. The new member is Connor Martin, an employee of BancCentral. After Martin was approved, an agenda item called...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 15, 2018

Alva airport preparing for next week's events

Much of the Alva Airport Commission focused on preparations for the Air Race Classic on Tuesday and the Wings over the Prairie Air Show next Friday and Saturday. The commission met Monday, June 11, with all members present. Airport Manager Tyson...

 

Northwestern plays host to student council workshops for June, July

Members of the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) have gathered on Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop June 10-15. About 288 high school...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 15, 2018

Repo man at Wings over the Prairie Air Show

Airplane repo man Kevin Lacey is one of the headliners appearing for the air show in Alva next weekend. The Discovery Channel star has been doing repo for almost 40 years so he's amassed quite a...

 
 By Lynn L Martin    Local    June 14, 2018

Avard Regional Rail Authority meets Tuesday

The agenda for the June 12 Avard Regional Rail Authority meeting called for an executive session for the purpose of making a proposal to entice a new firm to make use of the Avard rail park. Executive Director Sonja Williams said she has not had furt...

 

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs Pioneer Telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone) – $471.50 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (street lights, af/am, town) – $878.59 SPC (office supplies) – $152.73 Dacoma Co-op (fuel and supplies) – $320.52 Starr Lumber...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 14, 2018

Six counties represented at wildland fire training course in Alva

Recent rains provided much-needed moisture to Oklahoma and gave the southeastern section relief from the state's ongoing dry spell, but did little to put a dent into northwest Oklahoma's...

 

Timberlake 2017-2018 2nd semester honor roll

Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0) 7th Grade – Emma Curry, Karleigh Decker, Riley Hensley, Kinlie Judd, Merric Judd, Hannah Wear 8th Grade – Jacob Diller, Greysan Joefer-Hensen, Ethan Jenlink, Colten Lormand, Cade Severin, Rebekah Woodall 9th...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 13, 2018

KDH to purchase medical equipment, approves contract with Wilkins, APRN

If you have a bill with the Kiowa District Hospital and pay it in full in June or July, you'll receive a 20 percent discount with their Amnesty Program. That was one of the items approved following executive session by the Kiowa District Hospital...

 

Eck Services buys Borderline Electric

Eck Services, a locally owned and operated residential/commercial electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractor serving the entire South-Central Kansas area for the last 14 years, as well as offering emergency services, and RSI Corp. in Kiowa, Kansas,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 13, 2018

Budget cuts and layoffs for Alfalfa County?

The meeting held Monday at the Alfalfa County Courthouse with the commissioners proved to be a little more colorful than usual as they were joined by members of the excise board ready to talk money. Excise board members wanted to know how the budget...

 

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