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 By Marione Martin    Local    December 13, 2019 

'We have a fantastic airport'

The grass or turf runway at the Alva Regional Airport has been a frequent topic of discussion during monthly airport commission meetings. During Monday night’s meeting, local pilot and businessman Todd Holder addressed that issue. “I just want...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 13, 2019 

Burlington man dies of injuries in rollover

A Burlington man died after being ejected from his vehicle in a Major County crash Wednesday. Emilio Rios Perez, 70, of Burlington, was pronounced dead at the scene due to head and trunk injuries by Greg Turner of the Office of the Medical Examiner....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 13, 2019 

No injuries in three-vehicle wreck

A three-vehicle collision at 12:10 Wednesday, Dec. 4, snarled traffic on Oklahoma Boulevard in Alva as people headed out on lunch breaks. The wreck occurred on Oklahoma Boulevard at Noble Street....

 

Alva Ladybugs get 5th straight win

After winning first at the Pioneer Mustang Stampede Tournament and beating Chisholm in their away opener, the Alva Ladybugs were finally able to play at home Tuesday night. This was the second...

 

Goldbugs lose to Maroons 43-39

The Alva Goldbugs are having a tough start to their season with a loss to Blackwell 43-39 Tuesday night at home. They beat Chisholm in their opener on the road but lost three games in the Pioneer...

 

Alva man injured in Tuesday wreck

Travis Dale Boham, 37, of Alva, was injured Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, at 6:30 a.m. Boham was driving a 2010 Ford Edge eastbound on Grant Road, four miles west of SH14 in Woods County. The...

 

Woods County Commissioners welcome health department regional director

As of Dec. 1, Terri Salisbury is the regional director for the state health department for this area. She said Woods and Custer counties were recently added to her northwest Oklahoma region, which...

 

What a coincidence!

Last weekend I noticed the light blinking on my landline recorder at home. When I played back the message, the caller ID identified the number as belonging to a local businessman. However, the message was a female voice launching into a recorded...

 

Airport Commission to vote on five-year plan

The Alva Airport Commission will discuss the 2021-2025 capital improvement plans to be submitted to the FAA during their meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the airport terminal. Toby Baker of CEC Engineering has...

 

Bring back memories through oil painting

"I have been painting, drawing, whatever, coloring since I was a child," says Carla Groschick Miller. The Clinton-based artist's work is featured at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva this month....

 

One of a kind artist

Jay Heinrich is a rarity. He doesn't know of anyone else doing the kind of three-dimensional leather art he does at the same level. Looking at his art, on display at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva...

 

Goldbugs lose 7th place to OBA at Pioneer

Waukomis – After opening their season with a 50-41 win over Chisholm Tuesday, the Alva Goldbugs basketball team fared poorly in the Mustang Stampede Tournament at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale. Ranked...

 

Ladybugs are Mustang Stampede Champs

Waukomis – After dominating the first two rounds of the Mustang Stampede Tournament at Pioneer, the Ladybugs struggled against the Hooker Lady Bulldogs for the championship. It was only in the last...

 

No school board races for Woods County

No school board races developed for the April election in Woods County. Shane Morris filed for seat 5 on the Freedom Board of Education. Incumbent Larry G. Parker has filed for the Alva School Board. Stanley Kline, also an incumbent, has filed for...

 

Art and shopping highlight Friday Art Walk tonight

Holiday shoppers are sure to find some great gift ideas during the First Friday Art Walk and Christmas Stroll Friday night in Alva. A number of downtown retailers will stay open late for shopping convenience. From 6 to 8 p.m. the Graceful Arts...

 

Two Vehicle Collision

A two-vehicle collision during the noon hour Wednesday caused a traffic blockage on Oklahoma Boulevard at Noble. Vehicles drove through the parking areas of two businesses to get around the crash....

 

Shane Morris files for Freedom School Board

With a half hour left in the filing period Wednesday, no school board races had developed for the April election in Woods County. Shane Morris filed for seat 5 on the Freedom Board of Education. Larry G. Parker has filed for position No. 5 on the... Full story

 

Alva School Board hires IT director, hears school report card results

Trevor Lohrding was confirmed Monday by the Alva Board of Education as the new IT director for the school district. Superintendent Tim Argo reported the resignation of Kaitlin Bouziden as full time...

 

No filings for Cherokee, Freedom school elections

Filing is open through 5 p.m. today, Dec. 4, for the April school election in Oklahoma. As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, no one had filed for the Freedom or Cherokee school board positions. Alfalfa County Two people have filed for the school board...

 

Facing the holidays alone

I felt trepidation as Thanksgiving approached. Having been widowed in March, it was the first major family holiday I would celebrate without Lynn. It was also the last family gathering he had been... Full story

 

Several resignations on Alva School Board agenda

It appears the Alva Public Schools will be looking for two new administrators for the next school year. Alva High School Principal Les Potter and Lincoln Elementary Principal Madison Williams have submitted their resignations effective at the end of...

 

Enid author Peggy Chambers in Alva Friday

Oklahoma author Peggy Chambers will be at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva on Friday, Dec. 6, during the First Friday Art Walk. Chambers will be signing and selling her books during the evening from...

 

Alva sales and use tax collections down slightly

The Oklahoma Tax Commission disbursed $155,875,478 in sales tax collections to cities and towns in November, up $5,593.522 from November 2018. Use tax disbursement to cities and towns was $21,253,925. In county returns, the counties shared in a...

 

Tree toppled by wind

Tuesday's winds reached a 54 mph peak in Alva according to the Mesonet. This tree was toppled in the 400 block of Center Street. We were told it fell between two houses, missing both. On Wednesday...

 

That was some wind!

Just how windy was it Tuesday? The forecasters were calling for winds above 50 mph in some areas of Oklahoma. According to the Mesonet, Freedom’s maximum wind gust was measured at 62 mph. That was just below the maximum reading of 63 mph for the...

 

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