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Alva cold shooting leads to 65-53 loss to Woodward

For about half the game Tuesday night, the Alva Goldbugs stayed even with the Woodward Boomers on scoring. But the first and fourth quarters resulted in the final Woodward win of 65-53. It was the second meeting of the teams this season. Woodward...

 

Alva Ladybugs lose road game to Woodward, 57-37

At their last meeting for Alva’s homecoming Jan. 28, the Alva Ladybugs dominated the boards against Woodward and came away with a last second win 50-49. Tuesday’s meeting was entirely different. The Class 3A Ladybugs traveled to Woodward and...

 

'Where am I?'

In writing about my husband Lynn’s cancer journey, I mentioned something called chemo brain. Chemotherapy can affect a person’s cognitive abilities, especially short term memory. Many factors...

 

Races develop in Cherokee, Goltry and Waynoka city elections

Filing for municipal offices ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Three towns in Woods and Alfalfa counties will have races on the April 2 general election ballot. Waynoka will have two contested council seats and Cherokee will have one. Goltry has...

 

Replacement of manager on airport board agenda

An upcoming fly-in, some electrical work and an executive session on the airport manager are on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the terminal. Board members will hear...

 

Find your purpose in life

After a lot of studying and completing testing, the Bill Johnson Correctional Center GED Class of 2019 was honored Friday, Feb. 8. Family members were able to visit the inmates before the ceremony, wh... Full story

 

Citizens Choice Awards Gala is Monday

Alva’s own American Idol participant, Jakob O’Brien, will be singing at the Citizens Choice Awards Gala Monday evening. Sponsored by the Alva Area Chamber of Commerce, the gala honors outstanding individuals and businesses nominated by the...

 

Waynoka man charged in vehicle fire

A Waynoka man has been charged with arson involving a vehicle owned by Bud Shelton. According to court records, on Feb. 1 about 7 p.m. Waynoka Patrolman Adam Barlow received a call from dispatch that one of the Waynoka volunteer firemen, Austin...

 

Waynoka man sought in theft of vehicle, trailer

A Waynoka man borrowed a pickup to pull a trailer and did not return it, according to the owner. Apparently the trailer was “borrowed” from Woods County also. According to court documents, on...

 

Alva woman charged with embezzlement

A warrant has been issued for an Alva woman charged with embezzlement. Vicky Kay Hewatt, 72, of Alva, was charged Feb. 6 with embezzlement, a felony. She is accused of fraudulently appropriating the sum of $28,144.92 that belonged to Lynn and...

 

Races develop in Waynoka city election

Filing for municipal offices ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Waynoka will have two contested council seats on the April 2 general election ballot. Those not contested will automatically take office. All the following are four year terms except...

 

Alva man charged with child endangerment, assault

An Alva man has been charged with child endangerment and assault after an incident that was observed in a convenience store parking lot. According to court records, on Dec. 24, 2018, at approximately 6:29 p.m. Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was...

 

Suspects arrested in murder of Alva man Charles Nieman

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has arrested two suspects in the 2013 murder of Alva resident Charles Nieman. On the afternoon of June 12, 2013, the 77-year-old Nieman and his wife...

 

Waynoka woman injured, pinned after wreck

A Waynoka woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night in Woods County. Leslie Golbeck, 36, a passenger in the vehicle, was transported by Waynoka EMS to Share Medical Center in Alva. She was transferred to Wesley Medical Center in...

 

Alva man injured in rollover

Joshua Orin Hansel, 39, of Alva, was injured Wednesday when he was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover. He was transported by Alfalfa County EMS to Share Hospital in Alva before being transported...

 

Navigating the health insurance maze

As I write this, my husband Lynn is still at Share Medical Center in the swing bed program. The first time I heard the term, I visualized a bed suspended from the ceiling. I could not imagine how... Full story

 

Numerous filings for municipal election

Filing for municipal offices began Monday and continues until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The following people have filed as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Alva Mayor: Kelly Parker City Clerk: Melody Theademan City...

 

Alva man charged with being unregistered sex offender living in Cherokee

Law enforcement says a man who registered as a sex offender living in Alva was actually staying most of the time in Cherokee. Court papers show Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale contacted Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil on Jan. 13. Dale advised...

 

Climate, culture and state assessments

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Madison Williams brought a teacher and two students to the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. Williams said she wanted to talk about climate and culture and... Full story

 

Two travel requests on school board agenda

The Alva Board of Education will hold a regular meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office at 418 Flynn. Board members will consider a request to approve out of state travel for the Electric Gold Show Choir to go to Branson, Missouri....

 

'Nothing in this proposal meets code, nothing'

Though the reasons varied, Alva residents who live on or adjacent to Young Street were in agreement Monday evening. They don't want the proposed Young Street Six addition in their neighborhood. The... Full story

 

Mooreland man injured in wreck

Jared Lee Kent Brittain, 37, of Mooreland, was injured Monday when his pickup collided with a semi. Brittain was transported by Taloga EMS to Seiling Regional Hospital and transferred by Air-Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was...

 

An unexpected side effect of cancer

My intended column on husband Lynn’s cancer journey was sidelined last week. Lynn was more alert after cutting back on his pain meds, but over the weekend, all he wanted to do was sleep. Monday...

 

Alva named most affordable city in Oklahoma

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker told the city council Tuesday that the City of Alva was ranked the No. 7 best city to live in for the state of Oklahoma. The website healthsnacks.net ranked Oklahoma cities in several categories and used those to determine... Full story

 

Alva man charged with nine felonies involving female minors

An Alva man is facing eight felony charges in Woods County involving underage girls. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for Richard Dean Hoadley Jr., 62, of Alva, in two felony cases. In CF-2019-6 filed on Jan. 17, Hoadley is charged with (1)...

 

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