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 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2022 

Alva Hospital Authority approves budgets, elects officers

Operating budgets for the FY22-23 year beginning July 1 were approved during the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) meeting Tuesday evening. All trustees were present. In a special meeting on June 9, the AHA approved a contract with Meditech as a service... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2022 

Hamil, Smiley win Woods County primary election

Woods County incumbents David Hamil and John Smiley won the Republican primary election on Tuesday, June 28, with more than 50 percent of the vote. Election returns are preliminary until ratified at 5 p.m. today, July 1. Hamil received 62.78 percent... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2022 

Art is seen Through the Lens at Graceful Arts Gallery

Camera artists are featured during July at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. "Through the Lens Photography" provides three different perspectives in photographs by Sherry Stinson, Bruce Montgomery and... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Too good to be true

Every morning when I open my work email, I sigh in dismay at the number of new items in my inbox. Some days, there is a storm of obvious scams. The ones in Chinese are the easiest to spot. Other days...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Helena police chief pursues suspects in high-speed chase

The Helena police chief pursued a vehicle at high speed after being notified the occupants were seen throwing packages over the fence at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC). Court records show...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Woman sent for mental health treatment after ramming pickup

A woman from Cherokee is facing several charges after she was reported to have driven her car into a parked pickup. Jenetta Renee Jett aka Jenetta Renee Orr, 52, of Cherokee, has been charged with...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Texas man stopped for speeding 91 mph

A man stopped for speeding in Alfalfa County turned out to be wanted in Texas. Court papers show on June 17 at 5:40 p.m. Highway Patrol Trooper Randal McCullough was patrolling eastbound on OK-11...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Woods County commissioner discuss Senior Center roof problem

The Woods County commissioners are still working on the roofing problem at the Woods County Senior Citizens Center in Alva. The building is owned by the county. There is a roof leak, and there may be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2022

Alva June sales tax collections show increase

The City of Alva received $352,608.53 in June sales tax collections, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. That’s an increase of 6.8 percent over the $330,049.79 collected in June of last year....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2022

Alva Hospital Authority to vote on budgets

Budgets are on the agenda for the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) Tuesday. The AHA will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the media room. After approving minutes from previous meetings and the check report, the trustees will... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2022

Rotary 4th of July Fireworks funding approved by one vote

Last year the Rotary 4th of July Fireworks request for tourism tax funding passed by only one vote. Wednesday, the vote was again 3-2 by the City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee even though Rotary asked...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2022

Still no city manager for Alva

With a lot on the agenda, including an executive session, the Alva City Council meeting took about two hours Monday night, June 20. Daniel Winters was the only councilmember who was absent. Mayor... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 24, 2022

Alva has 15 active cases of Covid-19

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Alva currently has 15 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are still considered active cases. The report, released Thursday,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 24, 2022

Goltry woman dies in collision

A woman from Goltry died Tuesday afternoon when her vehicle collided with a Terragator, a large agricultural vehicle. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Darci Sander, 24, of Goltry, was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 24, 2022

Homestead residents ask for answers on pond, fountain

Elda Jones of Alva is concerned about the fate of the Homestead pond project. Jones attended the Alva City Council meeting Tuesday night to ask about plans for the pond and fountain. Accompanied by... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Three injured in Alfalfa County wreck

Three people were injured in a one-vehicle wreck in Alfalfa County Sunday. The driver was hospitalized while the two passengers were treated and released. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Nutrition and exercise for the over 50 group

Occasionally in this column, I’ll write about interesting books I have read. Sometimes the books are just for entertainment, and sometimes they provide useful information. A few months ago, I was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Man arrested near JCCC, charged with felonies

An Oklahoma City man is charged with four felony counts after he allegedly attempted to get contraband into James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. Daniel J. Goble, 44, of Oklahoma City,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

One injured in Harper County collision

A woman from Buffalo was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Monday night. Lacy Harmon, 52, of Buffalo, was flown from the scene in stable condition with head, trunk, internal and arm injuries to OU...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Primary election is next Tuesday

The Oklahoma Primary Election is less than a week away. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Voters are encouraged to take advantage of early voting starting this Thursday, Ju...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2022

Temporary appropriations for county approved by excise board

The Woods County Excise-Equalization Board held a special meeting Wednesday morning, June 15, to approve a list of temporary appropriations for county governmental agencies and schools. Board members present were Joe Shirley and Chris Olson with Bob...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2022

WCEDC plans donor dinner for fall

The WCEDC (Woods County Economic Development Committee) is planning a reception and/or dinner for donors before the end of the year. The regular quarterly meeting of the committee was held Tuesday, June 7, at Northwest Technology. Randy McMurphy led...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2022

Alva City Council to vote on next year's budgets

Because of the Juneteenth observance on Monday, the Alva City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. An executive session is scheduled in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2022

Alva teen charged with burglary

An Alva teen is facing court charges after he allegedly forced his way into an apartment and attacked a 16-year-old with pliers. Michael Austin Willhite, 18, of Alva, is charged with burglary in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2022

Kansas man charged in theft from farm

A Kansas man has been charged in Woods County with the oddly named crime of larceny of an implement of husbandry. Court records show on May 31 about 7:21 p.m. Woods County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Davis was contacted by dispatch stating Steve...

 

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