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 By Marione Martin    Local    May 7, 2021 

Enjoy spring inside and out during tonight's Art Walk

Stepping into the Graceful Arts Gallery is like walking into a spring garden. May's "Sun, Fun and Friends" exhibit brings the colors of nature indoors. Tonight is the First Friday Art Walk in Alva fro... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Hansen begins new term on Alva School Board

Shane Hansen was administered his oath of office by Secretary Karen Koehn at the beginning of the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. Hansen was the incumbent for Seat 1, and no one filed against...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Woods County Commissioners recognize OHCE Week

OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) members were present Monday as the Woods County Commissioners read and signed a proclamation for OHCE Week May 2-8. Attending were Paula McMurphy, Carol...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Cherokee man faces 12 felony charges in two counties

A Cherokee man is facing seven felony counts in Alfalfa County involving possession of child pornography. An additional five felony counts were filed against him on the same day in Woods County,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

It's May and calendars are full of activities

Suddenly May is here, school is winding down and the calendar is packed with events. The Alva Swimming Pool Task Force scheduled four town hall meetings to go over the results of the engineer’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 2, 2021

Contract approved with doctor for Share ER

The Alva Hospital Authority voted Tuesday to employ Scott Evans, D.O. as a staff member for Share Medical. He will be working in the emergency room. The vote followed an executive session to discuss the employment agreement. In March, the hospital co... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 2, 2021

Encouraging business through building codes

The Alva Planning Commission accomplished a lot during their meeting Monday. It was the first time since 2019 that the group has met. The commission approved two rezoning requests, recommended the... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 2, 2021

Keep some of the old but build a new pool

About a dozen people gathered in the pool house of the Alva Swimming Pool Friday night for a slide presentation and talk by Paul Barton, chairperson of the Pool Task Force. It was one of four meetings... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 30, 2021

Future of Alva Swimming Pool at stake

Will the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool open again? The public is invited to attend town hall meetings this weekend at the Alva Pool. The detailed engineering report is back for public review. Paul... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 28, 2021

HVAC units for Woods County Courthouse to be repaired

The Woods County commissioners didn’t know exactly what would be needed to fix heating and cooling units at the courthouse. One of the HVAC units had a hole in the heat exchanger but two others...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 28, 2021

Our faulty memories

A courtroom drama I watched recently on TV illustrated how faulty our memories can be. In the storyline, a man was on trial for murdering a shopkeeper, and the shopkeeper’s wife was the star...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Planning commission to consider two zoning changes

The Alva Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers of City Hall. The commission will consider two requests for changes to zoning. Michael Dale and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Tourism Tax approves funds for music festival, basketball and golf tournaments

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee approved three requests for funding events during their meeting Wednesday, April 21. Present for the meeting were Chair Norville Ritter, Connor Martin, Terri Parsons and Dr. Charles Tucker. Melinda Barton was absent.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Alva City Council discusses Suddenlink franchise

Johnny Moyer of Suddenlink spoke to Alva City Council members Monday, April 19, about renewal of the franchise agreement with the city. Moyer said the agreement is mostly the same as the one that expired in September 2020. He said Suddenlink has...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Mayor Parker talks about council retreat, disc golf

The Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector's Office recently conducted an audit of the City of Alva. It was conducted in response to a citizen petition. The cost of the audit comes out of the city's...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Controversy over City Council committee assignments

When there are changes in the city council members, the mayor makes new committee assignments. Monday night, April 19, Mayor Kelly Parker presented the new list of committees for discussion. “These are committees that help us review operations and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

The Birds have arrived

You may already have seen people zipping around on the speedy two-wheeled scooters. The Bird Scooters began appearing in Alva early last week. Thursday morning, a ribbon-cutting held by the Chamber... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2021

New councilmembers sworn in, council elects new president

Before new city officials could be sworn in Monday, the Alva City Council had to certify the results of the April 6 election. Enough of the councilmembers needed to be present to make a quorum or majo... Full story

 

Sports and Academic Banquet is April 30

The Freedom Sports and Academic Banquet is about a week away. The banquet will be held on Friday, April 30, at the Freedom American Legion Building. The meal will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2021

Woods County Excise Board holds April meeting

The monthly meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held Wednesday morning in the county commissioners’ office. Present were Chair Chris Olson and member Joe Shirley. Bob Seivert was absent. It was a very short meeting. The board members...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2021

Equalization board approves Freeport Exemptions

The Woods County Equalization Board met Wednesday morning to address issues involving county taxes. Chair Chris Olson opened the meeting with Joe Shirley, Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson and Wood... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Jet resident injured in two-vehicle collision

A Jet resident was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Garfield County Monday morning. Diana Cheslic, 69, of Jet, was transported by LIFE EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

New election to be held for Freedom Trustee 3

A hearing before District Judge Justin Eilers last Wednesday, April 14, determined there was no way to determine with mathematical certainty the outcome of the race between incumbent Shad Brackin and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Woods County 522 EMS Board applications available

Last week, the Woods County commissioners approved an application form for those interested in serving on the county’s 522 EMS District Board. County voters approved the 522 district, which will...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Kris Gore hired as head coach for Ladybugs basketball

In a special meeting Monday, the Alva Board of Education voted to hire Kris Gore as head coach for the high school girls' basketball team. Gore was also hired as a certified teacher in language arts....

 

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