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 By Marione Martin    Local    November 13, 2019 

Cleo Springs man injured in collision

A Cleo Springs man was injured in a collision with a truck Friday in Major County. John Byron Hamen, 75, of Cleo Springs, was transported by Fairview EMS to the Fairview Hospital where he was admitted in stable condition with a leg injury. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    November 13, 2019 

Oklahoma's open carry gun law

Before addressing the open carry topic, this week we are beginning a series of articles by John Barton on the theme of Unsung Heroes of Northwestern. Barton and the late Wayne Lane have researched and documented much of the history of the university...

 

Three charged with selling alcohol to underage informant

Local law enforcement periodically checks that businesses in the county are complying with the age limits on selling alcohol. Three people have been charged with selling alcohol to a minor on Oct. 29 in Woods County. April Danielle Eyner, 18, of...

 

Airport Commission meets Tuesday

The Alva Airport Commission meeting for November will be held on Tuesday due to the Veteran’s Day holiday on Monday. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the airport terminal. The main item on the agenda is discussion and action on the turf...

 

Goldbugs lose senior night game to Newkirk, 28-8

Friday night the Alva Goldbugs finished the football season with a disappointing loss to Newkirk, 28-8. Before the game, the four seniors on the team and their parents were recognized: Dalton Hess,...

 

Architect contract approved for Alva School building projects

The Alva Board of Education approved a contract with TriArch Architectural for Phase I of the district’s building projects. All board members were present for the Monday, Nov. 4, meeting. They approved an open contract for $140,000 with exact... Full story

 

JCCC inmate charged with assault

An inmate at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena has been charged with felony assault. He is accused of physically attacking two correctional security officers at the facility. According to court records, the incidents occurred on...

 

Waynoka woman charged with sexual battery

A Waynoka woman has been charged with sexual battery involving an inmate at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. Latona Morrill, 43, of Waynoka, was charged in Alfalfa County on Oct. 31 with sexual battery, a felony. This crime is... Full story

 

Alva woman charged with rape involving inmate

An Alva woman has been charged with second degree rape involving an inmate at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC). The case was investigated by Maggie Williams who is employed with the State Department of Corrections as an Office of Inspector Gen...

 

Artists inspired by the world around them

With temperate weather and no local football game, a nice crowd gathered at the Graceful Arts Gallery for the First Friday Artwalk Nov. 1. In the large open gallery, people roamed admiring the...

 

Female college student charged with child sexual abuse

A college student from Fairview is charged with child sexual abuse after an underage male was allegedly found staying in her dorm room. Micalah Michelle Jones, 18, of Fairview, was charged Oct. 28 in Woods County District Court with child sexual abus...

 

High speed pursuit spans two counties

A man from Cherokee is charged with a felony after he allegedly led law enforcement on a high speed chase spanning two counties. Court documents show just past noon on Tuesday, Oct. 22, Alva Police Officer John Caviness was informed by Woods County D...

 

Meth distribution charge filed against Cherokee man

A controlled drug buy has resulted in charges against a man from Cherokee who was living in Alva at the time. Bernie Scott Stocking, 54, has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), a felony. This crime is...

 

Can of beer leads to felony arrest

A Kansas man is facing a felony charge in Woods County after visiting Little Sahara State Park at Waynoka. According to court records, on Sept. 27, Park Ranger Brittany N. Penix was on patrol in the sand dune all-terrain vehicle riding area with...

 

Rangers run over by Bison 34-25

The Northwestern Rangers hosted the Oklahoma Baptist Bison Saturday afternoon at Ranger Field. OBU led 28-10 at the half. Although NWOSU held the Bison scoreless in the third quarter, they couldn't...

 

Museum is haunted this weekend

The Cherokee Strip Museum on 14th Street in Alva is known for programs that bring history to life. This weekend, the museum is presenting “Our Haunted History.” The tours feature local legends, historical hauntings and supernatural stories from...

 

Enjoy a visual feast during tonight's First Friday Artwalk

Art, music and a book signing are featured during tonight's First Friday Artwalk in Alva from 6 to 8 p.m. The Graceful Arts Gallery exhibit for November is titled "Gateways" and features Angela Muller...

 

Woods County commissioners accept building bid, approve agreement with Alva Arena

The Woods County commissioners had a lengthy agenda for the Monday, Oct. 28, meeting. Several guests attended to provide information. Commissioners David Hamil, John Smiley and Randy McMurphy were...

 

Woods County tax roll corrections approved

The Woods County Tax Roll Corrections Board met Monday, Oct. 28, to handle changes to properties listed on the tax roll. Present were Commissioner Randy McMurphy, Assessor Renetta Benson and Excise Board Chairman Bob Seivert along with County Clerk S...

 

Sheldon Russell and other authors

Fans of Woods County author Sheldon Russell fans will have the opportunity to visit with him at a book signing this week during the First Friday Art Walk in Alva. He will have his latest book, “A...

 

Share Medical CFO is moving

Chief Financial Officer Kevin O’Brien will be leaving Share Medical Center for a position as CEO of the hospital in Buffalo. O’Brien said he grew up in that area and will be living close to his parents who are growing older. The news was...

 

Alva teen charged with first degree rape

A teen from Alva has been charged with first degree rape. Donald Brian Blalock, 16, of Alva, has been charged in case YO-2019-1 as a youthful offender. Oklahoma’s Youthful Offender Act allows teenagers charged with serious crimes the opportunity... Full story

 

Alva man sought in drug charges

Felony warrants have been issued for an Alva man in connection with two drug-related charges. John Allen Wood, 23, of Alva, has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) including possession with intent to distribut... Full story

 

Goldbugs lose to Saints 59-26

With several key players on the injury list, the Alva Goldbugs lost a home game to Oklahoma Christian School of Edmond 59-26 Friday night. As halftime approached, the OCS Saints were leading 39-0....

 

Harding spoils Ranger homecoming 47-13

The Northwestern Rangers hosted the Harding Bison Saturday afternoon for homecoming. Although the score was close at the half, Harding shut out the Rangers in the second half for a final of 47-13. Har...

 

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