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 By Marione Martin    Local    April 20, 2018 

City manager rehired for two years

Following an executive session Monday night, the Alva City Council voted unanimously to sign a two-year employment contract with Business Manager Joe Don Dunham. At last month’s meeting, the council reported a very favorable review of Dunham’s...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 20, 2018 

Alva Recreation Complex calls off weekend baseball tournament

Alva Rec Park Manager Courtney Nesseralla told the regular meeting of the Alva Recreation Authority that she had postponed a large baseball tournament scheduled for this coming weekend because of a 100 percent prediction of rain. She said the event w...

 

Dana Murphy to be featured speaker at the Woods County Mineral Owners Association meeting

Republican Corporation Commissioner and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dana Murphy will be the featured speaker at tonight's Woods County Mineral Owners Association meeting. "As a fifth-generation...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 20, 2018 

Woodward, Dewey County wildfires continue to burn

According to the daily fire situation report from the Oklahoma Forestry Services, firefighters were still actively engaged in three fires in northwestern Oklahoma Thursday morning. The Hooker Fire in Texas County burned 179 acres before being contain...

 

April Rotary Students of the Month honored

Davion Murrow Davion is the son of Chandra Murrow, Cameron Pitts. High school activities include football, basketball, track and Key Club. Outside of school Davion is busy with youth group. He is...

 

Northwestern members of game programming teams place at annual gaming exposition

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's game programming teams participated for the fifth time in the University of Tulsa's annual Heartland Gaming Exposition in early April, placing in several...

 

Northwestern SWAT fosters "Wooden Child" prevention of child abuse

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) has taken part in the "Wooden Children" project sponsored by the Garfield County Child Advocacy Center. The Wooden...

 
 By Bob Henson    Local    April 20, 2018 

Why is Oklahoma burning?

April 16, 2018 – Oklahoma's third megafire in three years – the Rhea Fire, which has torched some 242,000 acres in less than a week – may grow even worse on Tuesday, as horrific fire weather...

 

Freedom School alumni gather for annual reunion

Alumni of Freedom High School gathered for their annual reunion on March 31. The event was held at the school gymnasium with social hour beginning at 5:30, program and dinner followed. Attendance was larger than several years past with the count...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 19, 2018

Resident wants to start shrimp farm in Freedom

Thirty-year Freedom resident Jeff Brown has spent most of his working life driving big trucks. At one time, he and his wife owned four trucks and had several hired drivers. Recently, a friend in...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 19, 2018

Share Convalescent Home gross revenue down for month

The Share Convalescent Home gross patient revenue for the month of March totaled $347,224, which was a $26,369 decrease compared to the prior month. The operating cash balance at the end of the month...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 19, 2018

Freedom Town Board wants gas hazard monitor

The postponed Freedom Town Trustee board was held last Friday. City maintenance man Stuart Page brought up a couple of topics about improving the city spaces in Freedom. The board had previously...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 19, 2018

Woods County commissioners talk wildfire efforts

The Woods County commissioners worked through a few regular items of business such as minute approval and a water line crossing for D & B Oilfield service on County Road 470 ($1,500 fee) on Aline Blac...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 19, 2018

Excise board approves monthly appropriations

Two of the three Woods County Excise Board members were present at the most recent meeting: Joe Shirley and Vice-Chairman Chris Olson. Bob Sievert was absent. They voted to approve the following...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2018

Several county races result from last week's filing

Two county offices in Alfalfa County and one in Woods County will be on the ballot in upcoming elections. Alfalfa County Two candidates filed for Alfalfa County assessor: Barbara A. Estrada and Jennifer C. Roach. Both filed as Republicans so the...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 18, 2018

Woods County commissioners talk wildfire efforts

The Woods County commissioners worked through a few regular items of business such as minute approval and a water line crossing for D & B Oilfield service on County Road 470 ($1,500 fee) on Aline Blacktop near Shelite farm; but they mainly wanted to...

 
 By Brian Thomas    Local    April 18, 2018

Alfalfa County commissioners extend burn ban two weeks

The Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning in the regular meeting. The topic of the burn ban and the risk to firefighters, civilians and property was a great concern for the commissioners. All commissioners were present, as well as...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 18, 2018

Luis Chavez finishes first Boston Marathon 50th of 26,400 finishers

Alva man Luis Chavez ran the Boston Marathon for the first time Monday. He came in an impressive 50th place among 26,400 finishers. The folks at Alva Market where he works said Chavez finished with a...

 

Correction

Mistakes were made in the Wednesday, April 11, 2018, paper. The caption for the picture on page 44, Employee Recognition Luncheon at VAP should have read “VAP Board members Dean Goll, Bob Baker, Steve Sterling, Kent Kisling and VAP CFO Cheyenne...

 

Aline-Cleo March Student of the Month

Jaden Bloyd, junior, was chosen as the March Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. His school philosophy is "Keep a positive attitude and work hard." He gets his inspirations from his...

 

Hawley Volunteer Fire Department Annual Benefit Fish Fry

On Saturday, April 21, the Hawley Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting their 15th Annual Benefit Fish Fry. The meal will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will continue until 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a great meal. The menu includes:...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 18, 2018

Kiowa Mayor designates April 27 as Arbor Day, Tree City USA 22nd consecutive year

Kiowa’s Tree Board applied for and received the 2017 National “Tree City USA” award. Board member Carra Mayberry said this is the 22nd consecutive year for the City of Kiowa to receive this honor. Mayor Ron Rohr signed a proclamation declaring...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 18, 2018

Schubert-Akin finishes 2018 Boston Marathon and qualifies for next year, her 25th consecutive

She did it. Despite facing the worst weather conditions she's ever seen in 24 consecutive times of running the Boston Marathon, Jennifer Schubert-Akin endured and finished the race. Light snow and...

 

Thousands of students to attend State FFA Convention

More than 10,000 Oklahoma FFA members representing 360 high school chapters are expected to attend the 92nd State FFA Convention May 1 through May 2 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The convention is the culmination of an FFA member's y...

 

In their 90s, Jack and Corine Harding selected as Kiowa Pioneer Days parade marshals

Kiowa’s 44th Annual Pioneer Days was to be this coming Saturday, April 21. However, mainly due to the high chance of (welcome, much-needed) rain and cold weather, Kiowa’s Chamber and John Miller (who hosts the roping and steer wrestling events...

 

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