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 By Marione Martin    Local    January 24, 2021 

Alva City Council hears LED lighting cost savings

The Alva City Council accepted the fall scholarship invoice from NWOSU and heard a presentation on changing to LED lighting at the Jan. 19 meeting. Council members present for the meeting were Daniel Winters, Connor Martin, Chris Eckhardt, Mary... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    January 24, 2021 

Alva Tourism Committee funds car show, cruise and rodeo

On Wednesday, the Alva Tourism Committee heard funding requests involving a rodeo with no audience, a cruise and one of the biggest free car shows in the state. Chairman Norville Ritter opened the meeting with members Melinda Barton, Dr. Charles...

 By Marione Martin    Local    January 24, 2021 

Swimming pool plumbing is good, but everything else is challenged

Alva Swimming Pool Task Force Chair Paul Barton gave an update to the city council Tuesday, Jan. 19. After a vote to finance a new pool through a city ad valorem tax failed, a task force made up of...

 By Marione Martin    Local    January 24, 2021 

Lambert retires from career of helping and having fun

It's not often that the trainee later becomes the trainer's boss, but that's what happened with Ben Orcutt and Frank Lambert. Police Chief Orcutt told the story Monday night during the Alva City... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Sports    January 24, 2021 

Goldbugs lose to Pawhuska Huskies 43-33

After dominating Tulsa CHEF on Thursday at the Pawhuska Tournament, the Alva Goldbugs ran into a ferocious Huskies team Friday night. The Class 2A Pawhuska boys are ranked ninth in the state with a 7-1 season record. The Goldbugs went into the game...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    January 24, 2021 

Ladybugs lose to Oklahoma Union 53-39

After defeating Commerce in the opening round, the Alva Ladybugs faced Oklahoma Union (OKU) Friday night in the Pawhuska Tournament. The Class 2A Lady Cougars came into the game with an 8-5 record while the Class 3A Ladybugs were at 9-5. The OKU...


Goldbugs, Ladybugs win in first round of Pawhuska Tournament

Alva drew relatively unknown opponents in the first round of the Pawhuska Tournament Thursday but easily moved on to the winners' bracket. The Goldbugs were up first at 3 p.m. against Tulsa CHEF... Full story


Alva Ladybugs lose at Newkirk 44-41

The Alva Ladybugs traveled to Newkirk Tuesday night to play in the new gymnasium. The game was the kind that keeps fans on the edge of their seats and could have gone either way. Going into the contest, the Ladybugs had a 7-2 record while Newkirk...


Goldbugs easily win over Newkirk 38-17

The Alva boys’ game at Newkirk Tuesday night was very different from the girls’ matchup. The Goldbugs entered the game with a 7-5 record to Newkirk’s 4-8 on the season. After a low-scoring first quarter, the Goldbugs pulled ahead to lead 16-6... Full story


Alfalfa County among Oklahoma hot spots for Covid

A story from KOCO TV in Oklahoma City Monday was headlined “Data shows significant spread of Covid-19 in rural Oklahoma counties.” Using an analysis by Oklahoma State University Center for Rural...


Freedom students celebrate homecoming

This is homecoming week at Freedom Public Schools. Each day the students dress up according to a theme. A pep rally will be held from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Freedom Eagles will be...


Woods County Excise Board meets

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday to handle financial business for the county. Bob Seivert conducted the meeting with board member Joe Shirley present. Chris Olson was absent. After... Full story


Alva City Council to hear NWOSU scholarship presentation Tuesday

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the Alva City Council will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Alva Recreation Complex in the fieldhouse. Members of the public will be given a chance to make remarks to the council... Full story


Oklahoma Virtual Library surpasses 1 million ebook and audiobook checkouts in 2020

Oklahoma Virtual Library announced today that it reached a record-breaking 1,144,191 million digital book checkouts in 2020. For the Oklahoma Virtual Library, this accomplishment illustrates the...


Treasurer added to Alva municipal election list

The Alva City Council held a special session Monday, Jan. 11, with all members present. When the council approved an election proclamation in the Dec. 21 meeting, the city treasurer was inadvertently... Full story


Texas man charged for firearm in Alva bar

A Texas man ran into trouble when he brought a gun into an Alva business where alcohol is served. According to court documents on Dec. 4 at approximately 10:21 p.m., Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was notified by Woods County E-911 Dispatch... Full story


Texas man charged for firearm in Alva bar

A Texas man ran into trouble when he brought a gun into an Alva business where alcohol is served. According to court documents on Dec. 4 at approximately 10:21 p.m., Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was notified by Woods County E-911 Dispatch... Full story


Alva Goldbugs defeat Chisholm 43-31 in road game

After taking seventh place in the Wheat Capital Tournament last Saturday, the Alva Goldbugs traveled back to Chisholm Friday night. In their last matchup, the Goldbugs lost to the Longhorns 51-43 in t...


Alva Ladybugs lose at Chisholm 61-22

The Alva Ladybugs went into Friday's game at Chisholm with a 6-1 record for the season and ranked sixth in the latest OSSAA poll. Their only loss was to highly ranked Class A Garber in the opening... Full story


After 90 day trial period, Courson will continue as airport manager

After an evaluation in executive session Monday, the Alva Airport Commission voted to continue the employment of Derrick Courson as airport manager. Courson was on a 90-day trial period after being named manager. Mayor Kelly Parker, who is an... Full story


Alva football, track coach resigns; custodian retiring

Alva Public Schools Superintendent Tim Argo announced Monday that Alva High School football and track coach Mike Shklar has submitted his resignation. “We appreciate Mike’s contribution these...


Covid positive cases decreasing in Alfalfa, Woods counties

Although state numbers remain high, active Covid-19 cases in several northwest Oklahoma counties are dropping. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the...


Loud music leads to drug charge

Loud music led to a traffic stop in Cherokee that resulted in a drug charge. According to court documents, the complaint came from a neighbor who complained someone was playing music in his vehicle...


Woods County to sell two surplus fire trucks

During their regular meeting Monday, the Woods County commissioners voted to surplus two fire trucks and sell them through sealed bids. One is a 2009 Ford brush rig with foam system, tank and pump...


My experience with the Covid vaccine

A week ago, Jan. 5, I received the first of two vaccinations for coronavirus immunization. Since I’m a decade past the over-65 criteria, I called and booked my appointment the first day it was...


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