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 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 26, 2019

Superintendent Argo gives final update on strategic initiative

Since the fall, the community of Alva has been hearing about the Alva Public Schools (APS) Strategic Initiative, a plan to improve the district's schools gradually and effectively. The initiative is currently in Phase IV – “Achieve,” which...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 22, 2019

Kiowa Council passes Ordinance 19-019 to keep term limits

Charter Ordinance 19-019 regarding term limits was again on the agenda at the Kiowa City Council May meeting. At the beginning of the meeting under public agenda, Kiowa man B.J. Duvall (who has filed to run for city council) calmly asked the council...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 15, 2019

Woods County Commissioners approve disaster emergency proclamation

All three Woods County commissioners were present for the meeting Monday, May 13. Warrants and claims were approved. The regular minutes from May 6 were approved as well. Road crossing permits for OG&E at Ellis Rd. and 370 were approved. Disaster...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 8, 2019

Woods County commissioners proclaim this OHCE Week

This week is Oklahoma Home and Community Education week. The commissioners approved this proclamation in their meeting Monday. Regular meeting minutes were approved. A road crossing permit for OG&E was approved as well. Monthly reports: ...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 5, 2019

Alva Schools hold spring concert, awards ceremony

Alva Middle School (AMS) and Alva High School (AHS) vocal programs had their annual spring concert Thursday. The schools' mixed choirs and Electric Gold performed many beautiful pieces. The seniors... Full story

 By Kat Lunn    Local    April 24, 2019

Woods County commissioners sign Earth Day Proclamation

The first agenda item on the Woods County commissioners' regular Monday morning meeting was to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting on April 15. A proclamation for Earth Day for Oklahoma...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    April 21, 2019

President Cunningham gives update on NWOSU

Kiwanis Club of Alva hosted Dr. Janet Cunningham on Wednesday, April 17. Cunningham began by praising Northwestern's value in higher education. Namely, half of Northwestern Oklahoma State University's (NWOSU) students graduate with zero school debt,... Full story

 By Kat Lunn    Local    April 17, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve tractor bid

The agenda was short for Monday's Woods County commissioners meeting. The minutes for the April 8 meeting were approved. Road crossing permits for OG&E were also approved. A tractor bid (No. 18-19-12) as well designating an E-911 floor mat as...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    April 10, 2019

Woods County Commissioners approve the use of courthouse lawn for Easter Egg Hunt

The agenda for the Woods County commissioners was a bit longer than normal. Warrants, claims and the minutes from the last meeting, held April 1, were approved. Road crossing permits for SemGas and Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestOK LLC were...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    April 3, 2019

Woods County Commissioners approve monthly reports

The regular meeting minutes from the last commissioners meeting, March 25, were approved. Monthly reports were also approved: • Assessor's office collections: $690. • County clerk office collections: $8,371.05. • Election board: $4,803.99 ...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    March 27, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve car show's use of courthouse lawn

The Woods County commissioners had their regularly scheduled meeting Monday after missing their March 18 meeting. The commissioners moved to approve the regular meeting minutes of March 11, 2019. Payroll, warrants, and claims were also approved. Use...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    March 13, 2019

Woods County commissioners take care of business

A quorum was determined as the Woods County commissioners' regular weekly meeting was called to order. Warrants and claims, as well as the minutes from the last regular meeting on March 4, were approved. The sheriff’s office and court clerk’s...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    February 6, 2019

Woods County commissioners keep regular business moving

The Woods County commissioners meeting on Jan. 28 included approval of regular agenda items such payroll, warrants, claims and minutes. BCE Mach road crossing permits were approved: one water line for $500 and one electric line for $500. After...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 27, 2019

State of Alva

Alva is doing well and always trying to improve itself. Years of infrastructure planning are finally being implemented into the city's fix-it schedules – the street, water tanks, sewage systems, well fields and water lines/systems. Maintenance has...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 23, 2019

Alva Recreation Authority catches up on 2018

Six out of seven members were in attendance at the Alva Recreation Authority meeting. This was the first meeting since September 2018. Because of the holidays, a quorum was hard to come by. The minutes from Sept. 19 were approved. The finance...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 20, 2019

January Chamber Community Coffee meets at Holiday Inn Express

The manager of Holiday Inn requested the community coffee be hosted there so that attendees could see the new breakfast bar. The new breakfast bar that was recently put in has many options. From coffee, tea, milk, and juice to yogurt, cereal, fruit,...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 16, 2019

Woods County commissioners approves road crossings, sheriff's reports

At the Woods County commissioners meeting this Monday, warrants and claims, as well as the minutes from the last meeting (held Jan. 7), were approved. Road crossing permits for Select Energy were approved. The two gas-line road crossings are in...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 9, 2019

Woods County commissioners discuss election board business

The first item needing action was the election of 2019 Officers for the Board of County Commissioners. Randy McMurphy will continue as chairman and John Smiley as vice president. The minutes from the last meeting, Dec. 26, 2018, were approved. Road...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 26, 2018

Woods County Equalization Board takes no action on Sandridge appeals

A quorum was determined at the Woods County Equalization Board meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19. Those present included board members Chris Olson, Joe Shirley and Bob Seivert. Others in attendance were Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed, Assessor Renetta...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 26, 2018

Woods County Excise Board approves school service budgets

With all members present, the Woods County Excise Board's regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19, began with the approval of the minutes from a special meeting on Nov. 14. The monthly appropriations were motioned for approval by Olson and Shirley. ...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 19, 2018

County commissioners approve backhoe purchase

At the usual Woods County commissioners meeting Monday, the commissioners approved the minutes from regular meeting on Dec. 10. The commissioners will have a special meeting on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. The following road crossing permits were approved:...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 12, 2018

Woods County commisioners approve usual permits

At the Woods County commissioners regular Monday morning meeting this week, warrants and claims were handled first – motioned by Hamil and seconded by Smiley. Also, the minutes from the previous regular meeting, held Dec. 3, were approved. SemGas...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    November 30, 2018

Content area literacy learning at Alva High School

Alva Schools are finding ways to target individual learners and help students learn more effectively in the classroom. Shane Feely, Curriculum Coordinator at Alva Schools and Washington Principal, shared about content area literacy. His role as... Full story

 By Kat Lunn    Local    November 21, 2018

Woods County commissioners discuss bridge work

All commissioners were in attendance, along with County Clerk Shelley Reed, Kat Lunn, Donny Head and Darren Slater. After the usual meeting action items, the first five notable items were related to bridge inspections and building between the...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    November 7, 2018

Woods County commissioners take care of usual business

All commissioners were present at their regular weekly meeting Monday morning. Hamil, seconded by McMurphy, made a motion to approve the minutes from Oct. 29. Next payroll, warrants and claims were approved by Hamil and Smiley. Hamil and Smiley also...


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