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 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Alva Hospital Authority to meet Tuesday

The Alva Hospital Authority will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in a special rescheduled meeting. The meeting is held I the media room at Share Medical Center. The medical staff executive committee will present four people for credentialing approval:...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Planning for the future

The Alva City Council began the process of planning for future needs and expenditures in their Monday, Oct. 16, meeting. The council approved Ordinance No. 2017-003 to create a capital reserve fund. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said the city... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Library planning escape room program

Community involvement is being encouraged at the Alva Public Library. The staff is looking at programs that will benefit and involve community members of all ages. Director Sandra Otte-Hamilton told the library board Tuesday that her staff is working...

 

Library seeks Alva POW camp photos

The World War II prisoner of war camp is a unique feature of Alva’s history. The Alva Public Library has been awarded a grant to learn about preserving history through images and wants to focus on this portion of community history. The library is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Parking lot video provides evidence

A parking lot surveillance camera fingered a suspect in a property damage report from a local bar. According to court papers, Teresa Nicole Garcia told Alva police on Aug. 21 that her pickup was scrat...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Alva man charged with child neglect

An Alva man has been charged with two counts of felony child neglect. In both cases, the child talked to adults who then contacted police. On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, James Curtis Shramek, 39, of Alva...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Alva man charged with domestic abuse

An Alva man has been charged in an attack on his ex-girlfriend. On Oct. 17 a charge of domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse, a felony, was filed against Heath Ray Tomberlin, 28, of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

Alva woman accused of charges to another's credit card

An Alva woman is facing three misdemeanor charges regarding the use of a credit card belonging to someone else. Crystal Joy Martin, 40, of Alva has been charged with receiving, holding or concealing lost or mislaid card as well as two counts of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 22, 2017 

'I love this town'

While many young people are eager to leave their familiar communities to explore the world, Drew Cunningham has a different outlook. He has recently returned to Alva to practice law with his father,...

 

Correction

In the article “Celebrating 50 years of the Sod House Museum,” Jack Baker, president of the OHS Board of Directors, was scheduled to give the presentation of the history of the museum. He will be unable to attend so Dr. Deena Fisher, vice...

 

More deer are on the roadway in fall and winter

It is time for the deer to be moving into a fall and winter pattern. This means there will be more deer on the roadway. Some tips for preventing a road accident are: 1. Be watchful of deer in the late evening and early morning, but deer can move...

 

ARC Board meets; hears that 34 basketball teams established

During the month of September, the rec park collected $47,691 and had expenditures of $49,523, making a loss of $1,832.26. The sales tax revenue constituted $45,691.71 of the collections. The pooled...

 

Pickup, train collide near Carmen

A man was in critical condition after his pickup was hit by a train near Carmen Tuesday morning. Benjamin Snook, 41, of Headrick was transported by Air Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City...

 

Arric, Sherman win Washington Book Fair raffle

This semester Washington Elementary conducted a raffle that collected over 300 pounds of food for the food bank and raised $110 for Scholastic’s All For Books program, which was used to purchase 25 new books for Washington students. Students...

 

Woods County commissioners join Arena Authority

The Woods County commissioners unanimously approved a legal document “accepting a beneficial interest as set in the Alva Arena Authority Trust indenture, as amended, designating Woods County,...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board, consisting of Bob Sievert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson, met Wednesday morning. They took no action on approving last month's agenda because of a date typo, which will...

 

TERRY SNOW

Terry Snow, 70, of Andrews passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Andrews, Texas. Friends and family will gather to celebrate his life at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Calvary Baptist...

 

Northwest Family Services celebrates 40 years of helping families

Northwest Family Services Inc. is celebrating 40 years of services to families of Northwest Oklahoma. The public is invited to a special celebration Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the NWFS offices, 620 Flynn, in Alva. The organization...

 

Miss Northwestern Outstanding Teen to be crowned Oct. 29

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Kandi Hughart and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Jody Webb will pass on their crowns Sunday, Oct. 29, to the two women who will be chosen to represent the university at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in...

 

Street projects nearing completion

The larger street maintenance and repair projects require warm temperatures. Alva City Manager Joe Don Dunham told the Alva City Council Monday that season is coming to an end. So far the city has...

 

Alva Robotics update

The Alva robotics team has just finished up five weeks of the six-week competition by hosting a bake sale and attending practice day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Oct. 14. The bake...

 

Freedom Town Board hampered by software failure

The Freedom Town Board met Tuesday night with Mayor Shad Brackin absent. Rolando Galindo served as chairman, along with board member Terry Smith. Clerk Cindy Reed was present, as was office worker Daw...

 

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