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 By Marione Martin    Local    June 16, 2019 

Golf tournament on Alva tourism agenda

Only one funding request is scheduled for the Alva Tourism Tax Committee meeting in June. The committee will meet Wednesday, Jun. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. The Nescatunga Golf Tournament is requesting tourism tax...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 16, 2019 

Fire department seeks to bill for services, equipment use

Budgets for next year will highlight Alva city meetings Monday evening. A new item is a resolution to allow the fire department to bill for hourly rates and materials used when responding to incidents. The city council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 16, 2019 

Swimming pool bond election set for Aug. 13

In a special meeting Tuesday, June 10, the Alva City Council approved a resolution calling for a $2.5 million bond issue election. That resolution, which contains the wording that will be on the... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 14, 2019

City to install meters, start billing airport water users

Much of the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night was spent in discussion of water. Board members talked about charging individual and business water users at the airport and about water drainage issues. Airport Manager Greg Robinson handed... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 13, 2019

New businesses speak to WCEDC

Hospice is not just for people who dying. That's the message Sasha Brooks, patient care coordinator for Faith Hospice for western Oklahoma, wants people to understand. Brooks and Tabitha Talley, RN,... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2019

Water use by individuals at airport to be billed

The Alva Airport Commission will hold their regular June meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the terminal building. Commission members will hear reports from the city council and from the airport manager. A presentation on the upcoming Alva Fly-in is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2019

Board of Adjustments holding public hearings

The Alva Board of Adjustments will hold public hearings on two items Monday, June 10. The meeting is in the council chambers at City Hall at 6 p.m. Huverton Plain at 615 8th Street has asked for a conditional use permit for a mobile home. Peak...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2019

City council to vote on swimming pool bond issue election

The Alva City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The meeting will cover two topics – a special election for a bond issue for the swimming pool and a public hearing on the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2019

Summer programs starting at library

During the summer months, the Alva Public Library is providing several programs to entertain and educate children and teens. The summer reading program began Monday, June 3, with two age groups. Sixth graders have been acting as volunteers to assist...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 5, 2019

Two teachers hired for Alva Schools Monday

The Alva Board of Education hired two new teachers to start in the fall. Lincoln Principal Madison Williams introduced Ilene Littlefield who will be a cou nselor for third through fifth grades at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 5, 2019

Keeping my brain in shape

When an ambulance call comes across the radio scanner, I listen to learn if it’s someone I know. Frequently they’ll say “an elderly female” or list an age. Then it dawns on me that I’d be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 2, 2019

Baugh attends first hospital authority meeting

The Alva Hospital Authority welcomed new board member Kimberly Baugh at their meeting May 28. Baugh replaces Steve Ward who moved outside the city causing his resignation. Other board members present... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 2, 2019

Resignation, new hires on Alva School Board agenda

The Alva Board of Education will have several personnel items on the agenda for their meeting Monday. The board meets at 5 p.m. at the superintendent’s office, 418 Flynn St. The board will hear about a resignation and a couple of reassignments of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 2, 2019

18-year-old from Cherokee dies in collision

Colton L. Carter, 18, of Cherokee, died from injuries in a two vehicle collision Friday. The crash occurred at 12:48 p.m. on US281 South at Greer Road about a half mile south of Alva in Woods County. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene and was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2019

Celebrating our freedom

After days and days of rain, Memorial Day dawned with sunshine and moderate temperatures. At 9 a.m. people gathered around the flagpole at the Alva Municipal Cemetery to honor those who died to preser... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 29, 2019

Two face added charges in child sexual abuse case

More charges have been filed against two Cherokee residents in a child abuse case from earlier this month. Anthony Brian Cochran, 34, and Lindsey Juanell Lyons, 29, were charged with several felonies in cases filed May 10 in Alfalfa County. District...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 29, 2019

Record flooding for Salt Fork

Sunday afternoon the press crew and I were finishing the pressrun of the Nescatunga Arts Festival section that's included in this Newsgram. I checked my phone for the latest weather updates and was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2019

NWOSU presents spring scholarship bill to Alva City Council

Weather concerns caused the City of Alva to reschedule the Alva City meeting from Monday to Thursday. A special meeting on a bond issue election for the swimming pool was also canceled and will be... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2019

Swimming pool opening delayed

The Alva Municipal Swimming Pool usually opens on Memorial Day but it won’t be ready by May 27 this summer. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the city council Thursday that equipment has been ordered to make the required improvements. It... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2019

Two arrested after search of apartment

A search warrant was served at an apartment located a block north of Alva’s downtown square, and two individuals now face drug charges. According to court records, Alva Police Officer John Caviness began developing information about a man... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2019

Nesseralla given Alva employee recognition

The Alva City Council held a special meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. after weather delayed their regular Monday session. Melody Theademan was sworn in for another term as city clerk. Dr. Bo Hannaford... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2019

Cherokee woman charged with drug offense

Information from a felony arrest led law enforcement officers to identify and arrest a woman from Cherokee. Rhonda Marie Bennett, 46, of Cherokee, has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance – including possession with...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2019

Cherokee man charged with assault

A Cherokee woman reported a possibly deliberate attempt to collide with her vehicle. On May 9, Meagan Phillips told Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil that the previous day about noon she was traveling east on West Fifth Street approaching Oklahoma...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2019

Scams, electricity rates and a correction

Friday morning during the Alva Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee, we heard some updates and some information on coming events. Since a lot of people in the area are OG&E customers, I thought...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

NWOSU scholarships, appointments on city council agenda

Following a special meeting on a bond election for the municipal swimming pool, the Alva City Council will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting in the city council chambers. The NWOSU Foundation will be presenting the city with the invoice...

 

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