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 By Marione Martin    Local    August 16, 2018 

Gary Gerloff chosen as the 2018 Honored Old Cowhand

With a life centered on farming and ranching, Gary Gerloff certainly qualifies as the 2018 Honored Old Cowhand at Freedom. It seems like all his many careers and pursuits have been tied to the land....

 

Airport commission meets Monday

The Alva Airport Commission has a short agenda for the Monday night meeting. The commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. The only items on the agenda are reports from the city council and from the airport manager. There will be a...

 

Variance requested for Young St. construction

The Alva Board of Adjustments will consider a variance for a residential construction site on Young Street during their meeting on Monday. The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Left Frame LLC is requesting a variance to...

 

Two requests for Alva Tourism Committee

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee will consider two funding requests during their meeting on Wednesday. The committee is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the city council chambers. The Friends of the Fair are asking for tourism tax dollars not...

 

Man accused of trying to defeat urine test

An Alva man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly tried to defeat a urine test. Logan Kyle McClary, 24, is charged with unlawful possession of urine to defeat drug screening. According to court records, on Aug. 7 McClary was required to...

 

Burglary charge against Rock dismissed

A burglary charge against an Edmond man has been dismissed in Woods County Court. On April 10 a warrant was issued for Ryan Todd Rock, 48, on a second degree burglary charge, a felony. Law...

 

Woman reports vehicle stolen by coworker

A vehicle reported stolen in Alva was later recovered in Ford County, Kansas, and the driver was held for local authorities. The vehicle was reported stolen on Aug. 8 about 2:25 p.m. and recovered the same afternoon. Alva Police Officer Brian File...

 

Protecting people and looking out for public interest

Mark Myles, a Democratic candidate for Oklahoma attorney general, is running on a platform of protecting people from those who would do them harm. He brings experience in both legal and business...

 

Solar energy considered for arena project

The Alva Arena Authority is investigating using solar energy to provide low cost or no cost electricity for the arena project. During the noon meeting on Tuesday, a representative of Solar FX from Ames, Iowa, presented information in an executive...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 8, 2018

Cherokee elementary to host Meet the Teacher tonight

Cherokee elementary teachers will be available tonight, Aug. 8, to meet students and parents from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Principal Ruth Richmond told the Cherokee Board of Education Monday night that 221 students, not counting the 3-year-old program, are...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 8, 2018

Alva principals enthusiastic about new programs

Following a day of teacher in-service training, Alva school principals were looking forward to new programs being implemented this fall. Each presented reports to the board of education during their regular meeting Monday. Shane Feely of Washington...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2018

School begins Thursday in Alva

The Alva Board of Education will hold a regular meeting Monday just a couple of days before classes begin. Teacher in-service days are Monday through Wednesday with classes to start on Thursday. Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. is back to school night at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2018

Two Waynoka men charged with burglary

Two Waynoka men have been charged with second degree burglary after the owner of a Woods County farm provided law enforcement with security video. Angel Medrano, 31, of Waynoka, and Tyler Scott Hummer, 30, of Waynoka, have been charged with second...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2018

Depicting the rural ranching lifestyle

Growing up in central Montana and visiting her grandparents' ranch left an indelible imprint on Kathryn Leitner's creativity. From childhood she was interested in art, starting with graphite and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2018

First Friday Art Walk showing past and present artworks tonight

Enjoy a respite from back-to-school preparations with a stroll through the Graceful Arts Gallery. At the First Friday Art Walk this evening from 4 to 6 p.m., you can enjoy the “Artists Then and Now” displays at the gallery and enjoy light...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2018

Share Medical certified as critical access hospital

Alva's Share Medical Center has been approved as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). Hospital CEO Kandice Allen received the official notification Friday, Aug. 3. Share Medical will be able to... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Ohio motorcyclist injured near Alva Thursday

A motorcyclist from Ohio was injured Thursday morning on a rural road near Alva. The Highway Patrol says Michael R. Wutzler, 58, of Columbus, Ohio, was transported by Alva EMS to Share Medical Center and later transferred to Wesley Medical Center in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Alva man charged with not registering as sex offender

Alva police say a man told them he was in town to pick up a car before moving to New York. A few days later they heard he was moving to avoid a warrant. He was arrested that same day. George Clayton...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2018

Self-guided tour provides glimpse of local history

We may not think of the local cemetery as a place to tour, but in 2016 the Cherokee Strip Museum came up with a way to familiarize the public with some of the historic people buried there. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 27, 2018

'We need some governing in this state'

"I think he's here today to announce a new MAPS project for Woods County," said Jeff Hickman, former state representative. Amid laughter he yielded the floor to Mick Cornett, former Oklahoma City...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 22, 2018

Freedom man arrested on drug charges

A drug buy set up by an informant on social media has saddled a Freedom man with two felony charges. Jamin Dean Shreeve, 46, of Freedom, is charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) while within 2,000 feet of a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 22, 2018

Several appointed to city boards

Alva City Council President Bo Hannaford presided over the regular Monday, July 16, meeting in the absence of Mayor Kelly Parker. Following the hearing on the arena TIF district and the manager’s report, the council quickly covered several items...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 22, 2018

TIF district not complete answer to arena funding

Most of the audience seats were filled for the Alva City Council’s public hearing on a tax increment district to help support the proposed arena. Several were there as part of the arena authority. Jeff Sabin, an attorney with the Oklahoma Center...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 20, 2018

Police file numerous accident reports

Alva police have worked a number of accidents in recent weeks. On June 29 a parked vehicle received damage from an unknown vehicle overnight. Clayton Alan Phillips reported his 2015 Ford F15 was parked at 214 Church St. He told Officer Sean Farris he...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 20, 2018

Collision results from left turn

A left turn resulted in a collision of two vehicles on Monday, July 9, at 9:45 a.m. The incident happened on Flynn Street at the intersection with 13th Street. Billy W. Farris, 80, of Alva was...

 

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