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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    February 17, 2019 

Avard Rail Park Authority appoints Allan Poe as board secretary

The Avard Rail Park Authority met Tuesday evening for their monthly meeting with a short agenda. Members present were Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe, Todd Holder and Bob Firth. Woods County Economic Development Director Sonja Williams was also in...

 

Citizen's Choice Awards gala a night to remember

The Citizen's Choice Awards Gala was held Monday night to honor nine individuals specially chosen by the community for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields. The event, held at the...

 

Short agenda makes for short meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners

The regularly scheduled meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners was a short one Monday morning. There were no road crossing permits for the week, but all other routine items were accepted and approved (minutes from the last meeting, maintenance and...

 

Commissioners acknowledge Feb 18-22 as Farm Bureau Week

County farm bureaus will celebrate the organization's dedication to agriculture as the base of Oklahoma's economic prosperity, as “Oklahoma Farm Bureau Week” was proclaimed for the week of Feb. 18-22. Different farm bureaus across the state use t...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners sign master service agreement with Dobson Technologies

The Alfalfa County commissioners kicked off their regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning by approving routine items, such as minutes from last week’s meeting, payroll warrants, maintenance and operation warrants, and blanket purchase orders....

 

Out with the old

Monday morning’s Alfalfa County commissioners meeting began with a conference call between the three Alfalfa County commissioners and Les Reed of Dobson Technologies, a telecom solutions company. Since November, officials have kicked around the...

 

Incoming administration appointments made for current officeholders

At last week's meeting, new Alfalfa County commissioner of District 3 Marvin Woodall took his seat at the table with Jay Hague and Stan Tucker. His first item to vote on was the appointment of Jay Hague for the 2019 chairman of the Alfalfa County Boa...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 9, 2019

Incoming administration appointments made for current officeholders

New Alfalfa County commissioner of District 3 Marvin Woodall took his seat at the table Monday morning with Jay Hague and Stan Tucker. His first item to vote on was the appointment of Jay Hague for the 2019 chairman of the Alfalfa County Board of Com...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 2, 2019

Alfalfa County commissioners address budgets and road crossing permits at last two meetings

The Christmas holiday threw off the Alfalfa County commissioner's meeting date last week, but the guys had no problem plowing through the agenda. They began by approving the minutes from their... Full story

 

Notice of election resolution approved for Freedom town board seat

Freedom's Town Board met briefly last week for their regularly scheduled meeting. Members Shad Brackin, Terry Smith and Rolando Galindo were present, along with town clerk Cindy Reed. The meeting...

 

Officials in Alfalfa County revisit telecom solution quote

It was over a month ago that commissioners in Alfalfa County met with a representative from Dobson Technologies to gather information on internet and telephone service in search of higher levels of functionality and performance for the courthouse....

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority welcomes new member

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meeting Tuesday evening was comprised of Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and their newest member, Allan Poe. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and Woods County Economic Development Director Sonja Williams were also...

 

Industrial development authority looking for vacant buildings

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting was held Tuesday morning at Northwest Technology Center and was attended by Randy McMurphy, Richard Ryerson, Stan Kline and, a little later, Rick Cunningham. Executive Director Sonja W...

 

Declarations of surplus made by Alfalfa County officials

Perhaps slowing down a bit for the impending holiday, the commissioners in Alfalfa County had yet another short agenda. The group performed their usual routine of going through paperwork, approving last week’s meeting minutes, signing off on the...

 

Freedom BOE mulls over prospective bond projects and costs

Several spectators, including some members of the recently formed bond committee, showed up Monday night to Freedom’s regularly scheduled board of education (BOE) meeting. All five BOE members were present and joined by superintendent James Miller,...

 

Cherokee Strip Museum receives generous donation from local family

Alva's Cherokee Strip Museum received a generous donation from Mr. Richard Ryerson and family last Tuesday afternoon, when they graciously accepted a Chrysler sedan that was manufactured in 1925 – t... Full story

 

Shaping our future

At first glance, one may simply see a man with glasses, wearing khakis and a jacket embellished with a school mascot. One may draw the conclusion that he is either a coach of some sort or a really... Full story

 

Alfalfa County commissioners approve OSU Extension contract for FY '18-19

Alfalfa County OSU Extension Educator Tommy Puffinbarger joined the Alfalfa County commissioners Monday morning for their regularly scheduled meeting to present the OSU Extension contract for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. There were some modifications...

 

Branching out; will Freedom's town Christmas tree be relocated?

The Town of Freedom held their regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 14 with board members Shad Brackin and Terry Smith present (Rolando Galindo was absent). Town clerk Cindy Reed and maintenance workers Stuart Page and Bonnie Greer attended the meeting,... Full story

 

Alfalfa County courthouse restroom debacle causes major stink

There wasn’t much to the agenda for Alfalfa County commissioners this week. Just as they do every week, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Ray “Toby” Walker sat at the meeting table and got down to business, starting with items of a routine nature....

 

Tensions run high at Woods County Equalization Board meeting

A special meeting of the Woods County Equalization Board was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning where tensions ran high between Woods County officials and a group of men representing three different oil companies. Present and responding were Bob... Full story

 

Woods County Tax Roll and Excise boards hold special meetings

The Woods County Tax Roll Board held a short special meeting Wednesday morning with members Bob Seivert, Renetta Benson and Randy McMurphy present. Besides approving the minutes from last month’s meeting, the board approved 2017 tax roll item No.... Full story

 

Resignation of board member received by Avard Rail Park Authority

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met on Tuesday night and, although it was a small group, a quorum was made. Present were Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder (who participated via telephone). After approving the minutes of last month’s... Full story

 

Freedom students' work selected for inclusion in poetry digest

Freedom Public Schools Board of Education met Monday night despite classes being cancelled for a snow day. All members were present, along with Superintendent James Miller, Principal Michelle Shelite, and Minutes Clerk Patricia Dauphin. The group...

 

Unwelcome shenanigans in Alfalfa County courthouse restroom prompt action

There wasn’t much to the agenda for Alfalfa County commissioners this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Ray “Toby” Walker sat at the meeting table and got down to business, starting with items of a routine nature. The trio took time to review...

 

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