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Several appointments made to boards and commissions

Appointments to boards and commissions are behind schedule this year, said Alva Mayor Kelly Parker. He made several appointments, approved by the city council, during the meeting Sept. 21. He still has more to be made. Appointments made Monday were:...

 

Dilapidated property hearing postponed

Declaring a property dilapidated is a lengthy process of inspecting the premises, notifying the owner to remediate the problems, then notifying again if there’s no contact or progress on fixing the property issues. Eventually the owner is notified...

 

Alva Schools continue in-person classes

In a message to parents Friday, Alva school Superintendent Tim Argo said in-person classes will continue despite Woods County entering the red level on the state map. It appears he is referring to the map posted by the Oklahoma State School Boards...

 

ARC Board agrees to basic and alternate roof bidding

The Alva Recreation Complex (ARC) Board held a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23, to consider bid specifications for roof replacement on the Pete and Ruth Leslie Fieldhouse. Soon after being completed, the fieldhouse has suffered leaks and damage....

 

What is a 522 District and why is it on my ballot?

When the coronavirus pandemic was raging around the world, everyone felt grateful for healthcare workers. Although COVID-19 is still a concern, we’ve settled into a calmer time. We probably don’t...

 

Goldbugs swarm the Tigers 69-20 for Homecoming

The Alva Goldbugs were impressive Friday night as they defeated Newkirk 69-20. It was a nice way to top off Alva Homecoming Week festivities. The Goldbugs dominated the first quarter, starting off...

 

City council hears update on water meter problem

According to a report at the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, the city is getting some new water meter heads to repair those no longer providing remote reading. Councilmember Daniel Winters said the Water/Wastewater Committee met and... Full story

 

How much are you costing your neighbors?

How much are you costing people in your county? Every person not counted in the 2020 Census causes the county to lose out on federal funding. It’s estimated that each person is valued at $1,675...

 

Goltry man dies in collision

A Goltry man died of injuries from a two-vehicle collision Monday morning. Rustin Jack Sturgeon, 59, of Goltry, was pronounced dead at the scene by Alfalfa County EMS. The wreck occurred at 8:18 a.m....

 

William S. Key Correctional Center has 784 inmate cases of COVID-19

Woodward County saw a huge spike in active cases of COVID-19 due to positive tests for a large number of inmates at William S. Key Correctional Center in Ft. Supply. As of Tuesday morning, William S....

 

Woods County commissioners approve Prayer on the Square

The Woods County commissioners approved a couple of outdoor activities on the courthouse grounds during Monday morning's meeting. Commissioners Randy McMurphy and David Hamil were present. John... Full story

 

Spike in Alva positive cases comes from BJCC

Several of us at the newspaper office subscribe to a daily email from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Each morning we check to see how many new people have tested positive for...

 

Excise board approves two estimates of needs

The Woods County Excise Board held a special meeting Wednesday morning to approve two final estimates of needs for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Vice Chairman Chris Olson presided in the absence of Bob...

 

Alva looking for new airport manager

The City of Alva is taking applications for the manager of the Alva Regional Airport. Greg Robison's last day in that position was Sept. 4. Information about the job requirements is available on the...

 

Numerous board appointments on Alva City Council agenda

Mayor Kelly Parker will be making several appointments to boards during the Alva City Council meeting Monday night. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The council members will discuss and vote on Resolution...

 

Fine free policy successful at Alva Public Library

Fine free policies on book checkouts are working well at the Alva Public Library. Director Sandra Ott said they have been operating fine free since the beginning of COVID-19 restrictions. Ott said the fine free policy was sent to the city attorney fo...

 

Holding onto history

Sitting silent and empty, the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool contains nothing but memories in the September sun. Built as a WPA project, the pool has weathered 80 years of history. Alva kids learned to...

 

Ride for Hatfield Park turned down for tourism money

After five years of supporting the Ride for Hatfield Park, the Alva Tourism Tax Committee chose not to provide funding this year. At the meeting Wednesday, Chairman Norville Ritter explained the...

 

Woodward man charged after vandalism report in Waynoka

A man arrested in Waynoka is facing numerous charges in Woods County. According to court records, Payton Lewis first came to the attention of Waynoka Police at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, when a...

 

Alva man charged after rollover wreck

An Alva man was arrested following a one vehicle wreck north of Alva on Labor Day weekend. At approximately 9:57 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Linda Hartley was contacted by dispatch about a single vehicle rollover at...

 

Man charged with domestic assault and strangulation

A man who says his ex-wife invited him over the weekend has now been charged with a felony in Woods County. According to court documents, on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 4:35 a.m. Waynoka Police Officer Ian Thorp responded to a report of an “in-progress...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves budgets

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 a.m. Chairman Bob Seivert was unable to attend so Chris Olson chaired the meeting. Board member Joe Shirley was also present, making a qu... Full story

 

Alva students to get free lunches starting this month

Students in the Alva Public Schools will have free lunches starting Sept. 1. Alva Superintendent Tim Argo told the school board last Tuesday that the USDA and the state department notified the school the cost for lunches for students age 18 and...

 

Alfalfa County man charged with child abuse

An Alfalfa County man has been charged with child abuse involving his grandchild. According to court records, on June 4 Alfalfa County Sheriff Rick Wallace told Deputy Ryan Madden he had received a report of the alleged physical abuse of a...

 

Cherokee man charged in domestic altercation

A Cherokee man is charged with felony domestic abuse after a confrontation with his ex-girlfriend. On Sept. 9 in Alfalfa County, Allen Joe Schneeberger, 33, of Cherokee, was charged with domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor, a...

 

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