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 By Marione Martin    Local    August 1, 2021 

No action on 4th St. rezoning

As the meeting time approached, it appeared the Alva Planning Commission would not have enough members present for a quorum. Mary Hamilton and Tyler Crawford were present. Chairman Christie Kornele... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    August 1, 2021 

Alva School Board to meet Monday

The Alva Board of Education has a full agenda for Monday’s meeting as they prepare for the first day of classes. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the Alva High School Library. One-year contracts for...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 30, 2021

Woods County Covid cases increase to 20

Only two counties in Oklahoma, Alfalfa and Beaver, are in the low risk green level for Covid-19, according to information released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) on July 28. Woodward County is one of 12 counties designated yellow... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2021

Woods County Covid cases increase to 20

Only two counties in Oklahoma, Alfalfa and Beaver, are in the low risk green level for Covid-19, according to information released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on July 28. Woodward... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 28, 2021

Woods County commissioners close out grant project

Monday the Woods County commissioners took final action to close out the water tower painting project for Rural Water District 3 (RWD#3). David Hamil, Randy McMurphy and John Smiley were all present...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 28, 2021

Beware! It's kite season

I enjoy walking, but I’ve never been fond of running. On the other hand, my granddaughter Kat ran with her high school’s cross country team. Injuries eventually took her off the college team, but...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 28, 2021

Man cites squatter's rights for living in abandoned house

A man claimed squatter’s rights gave him permission to live in an abandoned house in Cherokee. On July 14 at 10:13 p.m. Cherokee Police Officer Tristan Hall was dispatched to 401 S. Pennsylvania...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Auditing firm not approved by Alva City Council

It’s rare that the person making a motion later votes against that motion. But that’s what happened when members of the Alva City Council voted on hiring an auditing firm. The agenda item for...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Mayor Parker makes new committee appointments

City Business Manager Angelica Brady could not attend Monday’s Alva City Council meeting so Mayor Kelly Parker gave a brief update of city projects on her behalf. Work on the street at the intersection of E. Flynn Street and Meno Street started... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Share CEO advises people to get vaccinated for Covid

Share Medical Center had seven inpatients on Tuesday morning although none had Covid-19 according to CEO Kandice Allen, RN. She was giving a report to the Alva Hospital Authority Tuesday evening. “As you have probably heard on the news, we are... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Planning Commission to consider zoning change

The Alva Planning Commission will consider one request on a zoning change during their regular meeting on Monday. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. Interim...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Woods County Excise and Equalization Boards elect officers

The Woods County Excise Board meeting was fairly routine Wednesday morning other than some jockeying over who would be elected as the new board chairman. Vice-Chairman Chris Olson opened the meeting...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Tourism, music, art and sugar

Tourism, music, art and sugar were all part of the Alva Tourism Tax Committee agenda Wednesday. All committee members were present. There were no questions about the financial report which shows... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 23, 2021

Seven named to Alva pool funding advisory committee

Monday night, the Alva City Council approved seven people to serve on a pool funding advisory committee. First the council approved establishment of the committee. Daniel Winters thought he’d already made that motion in an earlier meeting including... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 23, 2021

Alva School Board to discuss hiring of interim high school principal

With classes set to begin Aug. 12 in the Alva Public Schools, time is running out to select a new high school principal. The Alva Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday, July 27, at 5 p.m. in the office of the superintendent. A...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 22, 2021

Covid cases jump from 1 to 9 in Alva

In the weekly update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Covid-19 active cases in Alva increased from one to nine. That's also the total for Woods County, as none of the other communities in... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 21, 2021

Saying goodbye to a Woods County treasure

Alva and Woods County lost a treasure last week with the passing of Ray Dean Linder. Over the years, he garnered accolades in his career as a judge. He was also recognized for his sports broadcasts.... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 18, 2021

Pool Funding Advisory Committee on agenda for Alva City Council

The Alva City Council will discuss and vote on establishing a Pool Funding Advisory Committee during their meeting Monday. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Two...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 18, 2021

Wide open space invites creativity

When classes begin Aug. 12, Alva High School art students will have a beautifully remodeled facility to enjoy. With the art building remodeling project completed, school board members and... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 18, 2021

'Economic development is never done by one person'

By the time the Alva Chamber Community Coffee concluded Friday morning, the crowd had grown to exceed the generous number of chairs available. The event was held at Windy Ford, formerly owned by the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2021

Alva School Board hires teachers, counselors, custodians

Three new teachers and two new counselors were approved by the Alva Board of Education Monday. Kayla Ledbetter comes from the Tulsa Public Schools and will teach pre-K. Sadie Wilson has lived in Texas...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    July 14, 2021

Red Bluff Classic set for Aug. 21

The Red Bluff Classic 5K and Fun Run in Freedom is just over a month away. The event is held in conjunction with the 82nd Freedom Open Rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 21. Check-in will be at 7:15 a.m. with...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 11, 2021

Airport Commission to consider policy on fuel charge accounts

A policy on fuel charging is on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the airport terminal. Local pilots have been able to put their fuel purchases on a charge account, but no guidelines have...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 11, 2021

Bier sworn in as new Alva City Councilmember

Two special city meetings were held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The Alva City Council met first with all members present. Mayor Kelly Parker presented his recommendation to appoint Sadie Bier to the Ward...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 11, 2021

Alva School Board to hire several certified, non-certified employees

The Alva Board of Education will discuss and possibly act on hiring three teachers, two counselors and two custodians in the regular meeting Monday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the high school library. The board will also be voting on salary...


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