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 By Marione Martin    Local    October 20, 2019 

Alva City Council to vote on DEQ contract

The Alva City Council will be voting on a contract with Oklahoma DEQ during the regular October meeting. The council will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will begin with the consent agenda with rep...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 20, 2019 

Waynoka man injured in rollover

A Waynoka man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday in Woods County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports Steven Blair Steffen, 36, of Waynoka, was transported by Air-Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted to the ho...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    October 20, 2019 

Goldbugs lose to Luther 57-0

The undefeated Luther Lions shut out the Alva Goldbugs Friday night, 57-0. Most high school football games were played on Thursday because of the fall break. However, it was Luther's homecoming, and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    October 20, 2019 

Rangers fall to Wonder Boys 21-14

Russellville, Ark. – The Northwestern Rangers football team lost to Arkansas Tech by one touchdown 21-14 Saturday afternoon in Russellville, Arkansas. The Rangers are now 2-5 while ATU is 1-6. The Wonder Boys scored first on a 12 play 80 yard... Full story

 

Airport Commission discusses turf runway, security

The Alva Airport Commission meeting Tuesday was dominated by discussions on building security and the turf runway. The only vote taken was to approve the minutes of the September meeting. Airport Manager Greg Robison reported the sale of 2,939.10 gal... Full story

 

Changing college majors

As a preschooler, one of my granddaughters said she wanted to be a dog when she grew up. Luckily that ambition was never realized. Her wedding was last weekend, but she’s still somewhat undecided...

 

Waynoka musician charged in unpaid beer tab

A Waynoka man has been charged with a misdemeanor after he allegedly ran up a beer tab and failed to pay it. Court records show on Sept. 29 at 2:44 a.m. Waynoka Police Officer Adam Barlow was conducting foot patrol through the UTV Takeover event on...

 

Felony warrant issued for Maryland man

It’s not a good idea to make repeated threatening phone calls to a county sheriff’s office, but a man from Maryland is accused of doing exactly that. Andrew Armstrong Gundlach II, 44, of Easton, Maryland, has been charged in Woods County for...

 

Alva man charged with drug felonies

An Alva man has been charged with two drug felonies following a search of his home by law enforcement. According to court records, On Oct. 4 law enforcement from the Alva Police Department and Woods County Sheriff’s Office executed a search...

 

Injury-plagued Goldbugs lose to Perry 69-20

Hampered by injuries, the Alva Goldbugs lost their Homecoming game Friday night to the Perry Maroons, 69-20. The two teams had identical 1-1 records in district 2A-1 going into the game. Overall...

 

Airport Commission meets Tuesday

Due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, the Alva Airport Commission meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The meeting will begin with a vote on approval of minutes of the last meeting. There will be a city council report and a report...

 

Book sale continues at Alva Public Library

In a board meeting Monday, Oct. 7, Alva Library Director Sandra Ott Hamilton said the book sale is going well. When asked if donations were for the amount expected, Hamilton said they average out....

 

New Sheldon Russell book available

The latest book by Woods County author Dr. Sheldon Russell, "A Forgotten Evil," was released Oct. 8. In a departure from his recent works featuring railroad dog Hook Runyon, Russell has penned a...

 

Congressman Lucas addresses impeachment

After covering a number of topics in his Alva town meeting last Thursday, Congressman Frank Lucas addressed the issue he said will dominate the rest of the year – impeachment of President Donald Tru...

 

Medicaid expansion is needed now in Oklahoma

Many rural areas of the U.S. are experiencing a healthcare crisis. Meeting even the most basic healthcare needs means a long drive in many sparsely populated areas of this country. In Oklahoma, we...

 

Woman charged in $300 embezzlement

A Cherokee woman is accused of taking $300 in cash from her employer. Samantha Pinnell, aka Samantha Renee Wells, 29, has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of embezzlement. Each count is...

 

Man charged with embezzling over $4,000

Felony embezzlement charges have been filed against a Cherokee man in Alfalfa County Court. James Ray Reneau, 32, has been charged with one count of embezzlement and one count of felony value – false pretenses, bogus check or con game. The first...

 

Planning for resources to meet the Alva school district needs

During the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday, Dr. Kay Decker and Gena Denton gave an update on the Resources Committee area of the strategic plan. Denton said major areas implemented in the last... Full story

 

Alva School Board meets Monday

Two offers of employment and one resignation are on the agenda of the Alva Board of Education for Monday. The board meets at 418 Flynn St. at 5 p.m. The two employment offers are for non-certified positions. The resignation is from a...

 

Freedom man charged with assaulting sister

A felony warrant has been issued for a Freedom man on a charge of domestic abuse. Thomas Anthony Flowers, 30, of Freedom, is charged with domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse. He is alleged to have committed an assault and battery on...

 

Cherokee woman faces more bad check charges

On Sept. 25 three charges of felony value – false pretenses, bogus check or con game were filed in Woods County against Susan Marie Kreiman, 53, of Cherokee. The charges are based on an account...

 

Goldbugs fall to Chisholm 57-12

Alva and Chisholm entered Friday night's game with equal records of 2-2, but it was soon apparent they were not on equal footing. Alva began the season with four seniors while the Longhorns have... Full story

 

Politics in a divided Congress

"D.C. is not the real world; this is the real world," said Congressman Frank Lucas in opening his town meeting Thursday afternoon in Alva. Speaking in the Ranger Room on the NWOSU campus, Lucas...

 

A summer to remember

Matt Turner expected to spend the summer playing baseball and hanging out with his friends. He'd just finished eighth grade in Tulsa and was looking forward to high school. However a chance encounter... Full story

 

Building on youthful experiences

In 1960 Dave Eagleston spent a memorable summer working on a farm west of Alva. He learned to drive a tractor, do farm chores and bathe in a water trough. He also learned about Alva and the German...

 

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