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 By Marione Martin    Local    December 10, 2017 

Airport commission to consider new windsock lighting

The Alva Regional Airport Commission will discuss and vote on purchasing several items during their meeting Monday. The board will meet at 7 p.m. After hearing reports from the city council and the airport manager, the commission will discuss...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 10, 2017 

Kansas man charged with child porn possession

A young man from Kansas is facing further felony charges in Woods County. Kobee Lane Barnett, 18, of Hugoton, Kansas, was charged earlier with distribution of controlled dangerous substance – including possession with intent to distribute, a felony...

 

#GivingTuesday competition between Northwestern and SWOSU raises over $196,000 for student scholarships

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association and the SWOSU Foundation joined forces in the #GivingTuesday Scholarship Showdown challenge to raise funds for each university’s student scholarships. The challenge resulted in more than $196,000...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    December 10, 2017 

Oklahoma Municipal League Leadership Class visits Alva

Often when people work at a full-time job at one particular place of employment, they do not have the opportunity to see how a similar job is handled by a different employer. For several years, the...

 

Woodward High School students visit Northwestern for 'Teach Oklahoma' course

Northwestern Oklahoma State University hosted eight Woodward High School students recently for the high school's "Teach Oklahoma" course. Teach Oklahoma was designed to mentor high school students...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 10, 2017 

Two charged in Goodrich death

Two Alva residents have been charged in connection with the death of an Alva man. Following a 911 call on Oct. 4, Dustin Goodrich was taken to OU Medical Center where he died of his injuries. Brian...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 10, 2017 

Woman climbing on vehicle leads to search warrant

A woman who reportedly climbed on the hood of a police officer’s vehicle gave officers information leading to a search warrant. The incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 1, about 1:15 p.m. at the...

 

Arena Authority expects to finalize land this month

Although progress is being made on the Alva arena project, there’s not much of a concrete nature to report. The design committee is working toward finalizing the design of the arena. The funding...

 

Early voting continues today, Saturday

Republican voters in nine counties will be voting Tuesday, Dec. 12, in a special primary election. Voters will decide who will face the lone Democrat (Amber Jensen) running for state senator,...

 

Race for Waynoka School Board

The Woods County Election Board reports no new filings on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Only one race has developed among candidates filing for the Feb. 13, 2018, school election. Duane Shanks and John Hanson...

 

Random Thoughts

Like many people, December is one of my favorite months. One reason for this, of course, is Christmas. I also like the weather much better than our miserably hot Oklahoma summers. Also like many...

 

Bank It raises $4,540 for the Big Five Head Start Program

The Big Five Head Start Program was selected as Bank It's third quarter vision for 2017. From July to September, Bank It, the community of Alva and local participating banks raised $4,450.20 to go...

 

Technic Gold at Frontier BEST Regional Competition

The Alva Robotics's team Technic Gold participated in the Frontier BEST Robotics Competition in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Dec. 1-2. Thirty-five teams came from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners approve burn ban

The Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning for its regular meeting, in which they approved a county-wide burn ban, among other topics. All commissioners were present, as well as Laneta Unruh, Nancy Lambert, Stephanie Lambert, Kyle...

 

Alva School Board decides to do their own superintendent search

The “elephant in the room” on the Alva School Board agenda was a proposal to hire the OSSBA to assist in the search for a new superintendent to fill the position being left by Superintendent Steve Parkhurst's retirement. That agenda item was...

 

Cherokee schools lose new board member

The Cherokee School Board held two meetings last month. One was the regular meeting on Nov. 6, where the board addressed an agenda item to replace Jeff White, who had resigned. After an executive session, Kurtis Goodwin was approved to fill White's...

 

'People are fed up'

Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett (R) is running for governor. On Dec. 1 he spoke with the Alva Review-Courier about the correctional system, rural hospitals, education and the state budget....

 

Grant awarded to Aline-Cleo teacher

New things are coming to Aline-Cleo Elementary thanks to a grant funded by 4RKids. New special education teacher Gena Davis applied for the grant to help create a Sensory room. "While the room is...

 

KDH lab gets needed equipment, contracts with Cerner for electronic health records

The Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors met for their November meeting the last evening of the month. President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with members present including: Jeff Miller, Chantae Simpson and Jim Parker. Miranda Allen...

 

Northwestern Fine Arts Department to present 'Holiday Gala' concert Dec. 9

The traditional Northwestern Oklahoma State University Holiday Gala Concert presented by the Fine Arts Department is set for Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony. The event is free and...

 

Second hearing scheduled in officer-involved shooting and death of Sun City man

There was standing room only in the Barber County Courtroom in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Dec. 1 as local folks and others wanted to learn more about an officer-involved shooting Oct. 6 that resulted in the death of Steven Myers, 42, of Sun City....

 

School board filing continues until 5 p.m. today

Filing for school board seats opened Monday at the Woods County Election Board and will continue until 5 p.m. today, Dec. 6. As of Tuesday afternoon, the only race developing was in Waynoka. Duane Shanks and John Hanson both filed for Seat 3. In...

 

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