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 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...

 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...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    October 28, 2018

Bill Johnson Correctional holds GED graduation

Friday morning at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC), 56 men graduated with their GED certificate. Valedictorian is Jarrod Smith; Salutatorian is Mekko Riggs. Director of Region II William...

 By Kat Lunn    Legal    October 17, 2018

Woods County commissioners approve several permits

John Smiley and David Hamil were present at the Woods County commissioners meeting Monday morning. Chairman Randy McMurphy was absent. Eight permits were approved. All of them are in District 3. Williams Midstream Gas had four gas lines, costing...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    October 3, 2018

Woods County commissioners approve courthouse lawn use for Halloween

Woods County commissioners met Oct. 1. David Hamil and John Smiley were present. Also, attending were Shelley Reed, Kat Lunn and Alex Mantz. The minutes for the regular meeting of Sept. 24 and the minutes for the special meeting Sept. 26 were... Full story

 By Kat Lunn    Local    September 26, 2018

What Walmart, your local optometrist, and State Question 793 have to do with you

State Question (SQ) 793 will affect many Oklahomans and businesses if it is passed in November. People like Dr. Troy L. Smith, OD, of Alva, who has served northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas for over 30 years, are campaigning against the SQ with... Full story

 By Kat Lunn    Local    September 26, 2018

Woods County Commissioners have a short meeting

All county commissioners were in attendance. Payroll, warrants, and claims as well as the minutes from the September 17 meeting were approved. Road crossing permit were approved next. In district one, PolyPipe, is installing a water line near...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    September 14, 2018

Vera Mae Home ready to accommodate foster siblings

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, marked a first for Alva and Oklahoma. The Vera Mae Home was officially opened. The Vera Mae Home is the first in a series of homes built for sibling groups in foster care to... Full story

 By Kat Lunn    Local    September 12, 2018

Woods County commissioners approve several bids

All commissioners were present at this week's regular Monday morning meeting, along with County Clerk Shelley Reed, Kat Lunn of the Alva Review Courier, and David Manning. The commissioners started their meeting off with the usual business. They...


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