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Mooreland man injured in collision

A Mooreland man was injured when the semi he was driving collided with a cow. The collision occurred at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60, 4.1 miles east of Chester in Major County. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, David Scott... Full story


Alva updating medical marijuana ordinance

The crowd for this month’s Alva City Council meeting was about half the size of the August group. The room was set up with plenty of extra chairs just in case. Although the speakers last month...


Engineering firm gives airport cold shoulder

The Alva Regional Airport has benefited recently from federal grants by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, the FAA requires that bids be taken every five years from engineering firms. This assures the FAA that the airport is...


Annual book sale starts Saturday at Alva Public Library

The annual book sale begins Saturday, Sept. 21, at the library. People are encouraged to browse through books on the sale racks and pick out whatever they'd like for a donation. This year the sale... Full story


Alva man charged with stalking, property damage

An Alva man is facing charges in Woods County District Court after two incidents on August 28. Court records show at 7:36 a.m. on Aug. 28, Alva Police Officer Brian File went to Buena Vista Apartments to take a vandalism report from Teira Funchess....


City Council to discuss amending medical marijuana ordinance Monday

The Alva City Council will consider changing the medical marijuana ordinance during the regular meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. After voting on approval of minutes and claims, the council will hear...


Goldbugs lose to Watonga 22-16

The first home game of the Alva Goldbug football season was disappointing for the young team. Alva hosted the Class A Watonga Eagles and lost 22-16. One of the four seniors on the Goldbug team, Reece...


Rangers lose home opener 24-15

The Northwestern Rangers hosted Southeastern State Saturday evening for Family Day and the home opener. The first quarter was scoreless, and Southeastern led by only one point at the half. After the... Full story


WCEDC working on a number of projects

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) met during the noon hour Wednesday. New chairman Alan Poe presided. Other members present were Matt Tucker, Jeremy Eaton and Sandie Olson. Absent were Dr. Kay Decker, Randy McMurphy and Dr. Bo... Full story


Freedom School bond election fails

According to state election board unofficial returns from the Tuesday, Sept. 10, election, the two bond propositions for Freedom Public Schools failed to pass. In Oklahoma, school bond elections must have a 60 percent or 3/5 majority to pass. The... Full story


A hostage situation

I didn’t pay attention to the warning. I mentioned it to a few people, but set the concern aside. It’s really easy to procrastinate; I had a lot of things to do at work. I even spent eight hours... Full story


Parker reports on personnel committee progress

"This has been great," Mayor Kelly Parker told the Alva Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 3. Parker was one of the participants in the five day-long strategic planning sessions held during the... Full story


Two charged with marijuana distribution

Two people are facing drug charges after a store manager reported suspicious activity. Management of the Jiffy Trip convenience store contacted the Cherokee Police Department on Saturday, July 6, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The business is owned by... Full story


Woman charged in assault of JCCC officer

After a K-9 alerted on her to an odor of illegal drugs, a California woman fled the lobby of James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. Court documents show the incident occurred on Sunday, Aug. 25, about 1 p.m. Tenishia Swearengin was... Full story


Cherokee man charged with meth distribution

A Cherokee man is facing two felony drug charges after law enforcement arranged monitored purchases by a confidential informant. Sjon Tomas White, 62, of Cherokee, is charged with two counts of distributing a controlled dangerous substance within... Full story


Airport Commission to discuss waterlines, security

Two continuing items on the Alva Airport Commission agenda for Monday are building security and waterlines to individual hangars. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the terminal conference room. Members will hear a report on city council activity,...


Friday Night Art Walk

Patty Barker of Alva offers books written by her husband Jim Barker and his father E.M. Barker during the Art Walk Friday evening. Mary Riegel and Lorraine Case of Alva offer a variety of homemade...


Friday Night Art Walk Continued

Native American art is featured during September at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. These gourd creations are by Donna Welch. The displays also include paintings, photographs and unusual clothing...


Woods County Fair

The Women's Building at the Woods County Fair is filled with people Thursday afternoon logging and setting up entries in various categories.These Lego creations attract younger visitors at the Woods...


Freedom woman critically injured

A Freedom woman was critically injured in a roll-over crash in Ellis County Saturday. Tara Kay Jones, 38, of Freedom, was transported by Ellis County EMS to Arnett where she was air lifted by Air Evac and taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City....


Art and books at tonight's Art Walk

There’s a lot going on tonight in Alva. The regular First Friday Art Walk will be held downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. The Graceful Arts Gallery on the south side of the square will feature Native American artists. Often one or more of the artists is ava...


Some thoughts about online security

Secure passwords, smart speakers that turn on unexpectedly, and public WiFi are some of the online security issues addressed in the October 2019 Consumer Reports (CR) magazine. Titled “Who is...


School board to vote on travel requests

The Alva Board of Education will consider a couple of travel requests during their meeting Tuesday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the superintendent’s office. Alva FFA sponsors and members are requesting approval for out of state travel to...


Alva man charged second time with stalking

Despite three misdemeanor charges for protective order violation and a felony charge for stalking, an Alva woman says a man has continued attempts to contact her. On June 14, Alyssa Kenyon filed a protective order against Shaun O’Brien McLelland...


Alva sales and use tax down for August

The August distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from June business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay...


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