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 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2020 

Alva Schools to continue with art building remodel

Art instructor Greg McClure spoke to the Alva Board of Education during their meeting Monday. Plans for the remodeling of the art building were projected on a screen, and McClure described how the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2020 

Woods County Courthouse doors to remain locked

Access to the Woods County Courthouse in Alva is still limited. Monday morning the Woods County Commissioners agreed they would make no changes to their policy. They also agreed that each county officer could make their own rules regarding access to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2020 

No purpose and no meaning behind destruction

When I’ve talked with local people about the demonstrations in the Oklahoma metro areas, everyone seems to feel the same way. We respect the peaceful demonstrators and the reasons behind their...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2020

Airport Commission approves conservative budget

The Alva Airport Commission held a special meeting Thursday to finalize their budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1. When budget figures were presented at the May 11 meeting, commission members didn’t think revenue estimates were conserv...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2020

Summer programs to be considered by school board

Plans for summer programs will be discussed during the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the high school library. There will be discussion and action on approving summer driver’s education to be taught by...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2020

Two injured in Major County collision

Both drivers were taken to the hospital after a collision at an intersection in Major County. The wreck occurred at 3:08 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at US-412 and US-281 (Bouse Junction), approximately 24 miles west of Orienta. According to the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2020

A day for remembering

"Color guard, attention. Audience, attention. Color guard, forward march." So began the Alva Memorial Day Services at the municipal cemetery. Members of Scout Troop 392 formed in two lines and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 29, 2020

Appreciation dinner recognizes Alva EMS

Friday evening, May 22, the Alva Emergency Medical Services held their first appreciation dinner. It was scheduled during national EMS Week, May 17-23. Members of the EMS, family members and guests we...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 29, 2020

One dead, two injured in Woodward County collision

A woman from Mutual died from injuries received in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection in Woodward County Tuesday. Chancery Lanee Bruce, 21, of Mutual, was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 27, 2020

No action yet on Woods County Courthouse reopening

Tuesday morning the Woods County commissioners tabled action on the protocol for reopening the courthouse to the public. Randy McMurphy said Judge Mickey Hadwiger is writing up what he wants to happen for the commissioners to consider. They hope to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 27, 2020

Boosting your immunity to viruses

Memorial Day in this area was cloudy and overcast with intermittent light rain. Television newscasters said many of the usual Memorial Day ceremonies were canceled this year due to concerns about crowds gathering. The Memorial Day observance at the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

City of Alva has budget deficit of over $2 million

When Alva City Council members had an opportunity to read the 84 page FY 2018-2019 audit report last weekend, they learned about an ongoing problem with city finances. For the last several years, all...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Can Alva EMS continue as a city service?

A large crowd attended the Alva City Council meeting Monday, May 18, at the Alva Recreation Complex. Judging by the public comments, the hot topic attracting attention was a proposal to look at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Share Medical looking at ways to spend COVID-19 funds

The Alva Hospital Authority meeting Tuesday, May 19, experienced some beginning problems with audio. The virtual meeting on Zoom worked well on video, but sound was a hurdle eventually solved by the use of cellphones on speaker placed on the table....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

An old-fashioned 4th of July

Although some communities are canceling their 4th of July plans, the Alva Rotary Club plans to proceed with a modified celebration. Jesse Kline calls it an old-fashioned 4th with fireworks as the main, actually only, feature. Due to health concerns...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Dacoma property searched, drugs seized

Drug related felony charges were filed May 15 in Woods County against a Dacoma man. Sherman Dewayne Berry, 52, of Dacoma, has been charged with (1) distribution of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), (2) possession of controlled...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Alva man arrested on drug charges

A woman turning herself in on a warrant in January appeared to be under the influence of drugs. According to court records, she admitted to being high on methamphetamine that she said she obtained from James Weinhoffer. On Jan. 17 Alva Police Officer...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Dacoma woman faces multiple drug charges

A Dacoma woman is facing drug charges from three separate incidents. On May 15 in Woods County, Sara Lynn Churchill, 54, of Dacoma, was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and maintaining a place for keeping...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Man charged with reselling his medical marijuana

A man from Gate, Oklahoma, has been charged with selling marijuana illegally. Arlis Edward Badley, 19, of Gate, is charged with felony distribution of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana). This crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Woman charged with forgery on grandmother's account

An Alva woman has been charged with forgery after she allegedly wrote unauthorized checks on her grandmother’s account. Natosha Jean Faucett, 26, of Alva, is charged with forgery in the second degree, a felony. This crime is punishable by up to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Convicted sex offender arrested near Little Sahara

An Oklahoma Park Ranger stopped three men in ATVs and ended up arresting one. According to court papers, Ranger Kyle Hair was on duty at Little Sahara State Park on May 16. He was traveling south on U.S. Highway 281 about two miles south of Waynoka a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2020

Stepping into the future

With graduation gowns and tassels flying in the wind, the Alva High School Class of 2020 gathered Sunday afternoon, May 16, at NWOSU Ranger Field. Seated six feet apart at the south end of the field,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2020

Excise and Equalization Board meets

The Woods County Excise and Equalization Board met for a regular meeting Wednesday in the courthouse in Alva. Members present were Bob Seivert, Chris Olson and Joe Shirley along with County Clerk Shelley Reed. After approving minutes of the last...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2020

City pays NWOSU spring scholarship invoice

The novel coronavirus caused a novel spring semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Like all the state universities, NWOSU moved to online classes following spring break. Now that...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2020

Excise and Equalization Board meets

The Woods County Excise and Equalization Board met for a regular meeting Wednesday in the courthouse in Alva. Members present were Bob Seivert, Chris Olson and Joe Shirley along with County Clerk...

 

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