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 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Alfalfa County commissioner candidates face runoff

With three candidates running for the Alfalfa County Commissioner District No. 2 position, no one gained more than 50 percent of the votes. The top two, Michael Roach and Nelson Frantz, will face off in the primary runoff election Aug. 25. Roach...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Three options for students returning to Alva Public Schools this fall

In just over a month, students will return to classes in the Alva Public Schools (APS). Administrators, teachers and staff have been working all summer on a return to learning plan. Monday night, the Alva Board of Education approved the school’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Cherokee man injured in accident

A Cherokee man was injured when his motorized bicycle had a mechanical problem Friday morning, July 3. The incident occurred at 11:16 a.m. on Greer Road, three-tenths of a mile west of County Road 600. The location is approximately 1.3 miles west of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Alva has two more positive COVID-19 cases

After reaching seven confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 last week in Alva, the count dropped to six because a duplicate was found. However, on July 7 the number rose to eight confirmed cases. Of those, five are shown as recovered. The only...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Woods County commissioners approve new fiscal year contracts

The Woods County commissioners had a lot of annual agreements to approve and sign during their first meeting of the new fiscal year. All three commissioners were present for the meeting Monday, July 6. Randy McMurphy chaired the meeting with David...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Grief and resilience

While we usually think of grief in terms of a death it can be more broadly defined as an emotion following a loss. During all the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, closings and cancellations, most...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Kansas man charged with soliciting sex with minor

Motor City Justice (MCJ), an organization that exposes adults who message children to arrange sexual contact, let local law enforcement officers know about a man expected in Alva on June 26. This was the second of two incidents involving MCJ. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Waynoka man charged with assault

A Waynoka man has been charged with a felony in an alleged assault on his girlfriend. Court documents show on Saturday, June 20, about 8:51 p.m. Woods County dispatch received a call from Casey Melvin regarding a welfare check on her sister...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Equalization board refuses to budge on Targa tax assessment

Wednesday morning the Woods County Equalization Board had their last hearing of formal appeals on 2019 tax assessments. Before starting that hearing, they held the annual reorganization of board officers. Joe Shirley immediately made a motion that...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Photographs document a lifetime of learning

The difference between a good photograph and a great one is the knowledge, experience and artistic sense of the person behind the camera. Marti Cordova has spent a lifetime acquiring all three....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Two lifestyles combine in photos

Although her parents disagreed with her choice of majors, Allyson Bush persisted, earning a studio art degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012. The Mangum native then had to figure out how to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2020

Woods County voters differ from state on SQ802

State Question 802 for Medicaid expansion passed by a narrow margin in Oklahoma Tuesday, garnering 50.48 percent in favor with 49.52 percent opposed. Unofficial returns list 340,279 votes in favor statewide and 333,761 against. The measure will becom...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2020

Fireworks fill the weekend

Three nights of fireworks and festivities are planned to entertain area residents and visitors. Some have limited activities in an effort to encourage social distancing during the pandemic. Dacoma 3rd of July Dacoma in the eastern part of Woods...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2020

Enid man injured in Grant County rollover

An Enid man was injured when his vehicle went off the road and rolled in Grant County. The wreck occurred Sunday at 5:43 p.m. on US-64, two-tenths of a mile east of County Road 850. The location is approximately 6.5 miles east of Nash. Michael David...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2020

Woods County commissioners approve contracts

The Woods County commissioners approved several contracts during their meeting Monday. Present were commissioners Randy McMurphy, David Hamil and John Smiley. Grant Gibson filled in for County Clerk Shelley Reed, who was absent. The commissioners...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2020

A life punctuated by protests

The recent widespread protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police have caused me to think about other protests that have marked my life. Protesting has been a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2020

Two more test positive in Alva

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) situation update has made it official. Two more Alva residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That brings the total cases for Alva (and Woods County) to seven with five recovered....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2020

Traditional 4th of July celebration in Freedom

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to enjoy the 4th of July at the rodeo grounds Saturday. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish to... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 1, 2020

Woods County voters differ from state on SQ802

State Question 802 for Medicaid expansion passed by a narrow margin in Oklahoma Tuesday, garnering 50.48 percent in favor with 49.52 percent opposed. Unofficial returns list 340,279 votes in favor statewide and 333,761 against. The measure will... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2020

Share Convalescent and Homestead show May profits

Both Share Convalescent Home and the Homestead made profits during May, according to financial reports from Interim CFO Steve Knox. He was reporting to the Alva Hospital Authority trustees during...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2020

Alva School Board Meeting

Public school will look different this fall in Alva. Three different options for instruction will be offered. There will be a new food service. A new photographer will be taking school photos. Three...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2020

Waynoka man charged with larceny

For a second time in a matter of months, a Waynoka man has been charged with larceny of merchandise from a retailer. On March 4, Cole Mason Bence, 33, of Waynoka, was charged with the misdemeanor in a Waynoka Police Department investigation. On June...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2020

Social media post leads to felony charges

A social media post caught the attention of local law enforcement. Further investigation led to felony charges being filed against a Shawnee man. According to documents filed in the case, on June 23 at 10:04 p.m. Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2020

Share Medical preparing to welcome new doctor to Alva

Dr. Bryce Galbreath will be arriving in Alva in July with the opening of his office expected to be on July 13. At the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) meeting Tuesday, Share Medical Center CEO Kandice Allen said Galbreath’s office in the Professional...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2020

Hospital sales tax won't be on November ballot

An initiative petition to give voters the chance to cancel a city sales tax supporting Share Medical Center has been ruled invalid. The petition was circulated by Meagan Caldwell and filed on June 8 with the Alva City Clerk. Alva City Business...

 

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