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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 1, 2020

Alfalfa County fairgrounds next to be professionally sanitized

Despite all the precautionary measures, commissioners in Alfalfa County met this week as they usually do on Monday mornings. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall started with the routine items...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 25, 2020

Alfalfa County implementing protective measures

An emergency meeting was held in Alfalfa County last week to go over what protective measures will be put in place as COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly throughout the nation. Commissioners Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall faced a gallery...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 19, 2020

Alfalfa County declares state of emergency; enacts new policies and procedures

Alfalfa County officials declared the county a disaster area during an emergency meeting they held Wednesday, Mar 18. (That declaration entitles it to aid, relief, and assistance in regards to COVID-19.) The declaration comes after Gov. J. Kevin...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 18, 2020

Alfalfa County courthouse to take precautionary measures amid virus scare

Despite widespread fears regarding COVID-19, the Alfalfa County courthouse in Cherokee was still up and running Monday morning. The county commissioners had a short agenda, spending much of the meeting signing paperwork. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 13, 2020

Woods County Industrial Development Committee approves audit

Rick Cunningham, Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, and later, Richard Ryerson, met bright and early this past Tuesday morning for their monthly Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting. (Connor Martin was absent due to illness.) Also...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 11, 2020

Alfalfa County renews interlocal agreements

True to bureaucratic form, the Alfalfa County commissioners spent a good portion of their morning signing heaps of paperwork. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall convened at 10 a.m. to begin the signing process, starting with the maintenance...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 11, 2020

O.K. Co-Op in Kiowa changes management

The O.K. Co-Op in Kiowa changed management in late January, taking on Ernie Theilen as the general manager. Theilen comes from a background heavily peppered with agricultural experience, dating back t...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 4, 2020

Alfalfa County commissioners appropriate funds

Spring was in the air Monday morning when commissioners in Alfalfa County met for their weekly meeting. With a pretty easy agenda in front of them, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall began by deviating slightly from the usual orders of busines...

 

Quiet week in Alfalfa County

Commissioners in Alfalfa County didn't have much on their agenda this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall convened at 10 a.m. Monday morning and, like usual, were joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh and administrative assistant Nancy...

 

Piling on kindness; Fundraiser helps girl help others

What started out as a young lady's 4-H service project has quickly turned into a fundraising phenomenon. Kayla Leeper, 11, the founder of Kayla's Kindness Project, just wrapped up her second annual...

 

Alfalfa County to get new hydraulic excavator

The commissioners in Alfalfa County didn't have a long agenda to tackle this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall kicked off their meeting signing a contract on a 2020 Caterpillar 323 TC Hydraulic Excavator from Sourcewell (a public...

 

Lt. Governor's annual turkey hunt on the horizon

It had been a long time since the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convened in executive session, but the streak was broken this past Tuesday night. Chairman Stan Bixler and members Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were present while members Bob Firth...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners proclaim Feb. 17-21 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. 17-21,...

 

Short agenda makes quick work in Alfalfa County

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year but at Monday morning's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting, you couldn't tell it. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall braved the cold morning air to convene at 10 a.m with county clerk...

 

Rep. Carl Newton: 'James Crabtree Correctional Center is in danger'

The unseasonably warm temperature Monday wasn't the only thing out of the ordinary during the Alfalfa County commissioners meeting: Dr. Carl Newton, Oklahoma Representative of District 58, made a proverbial emergency landing at the tail-end of the me...

 

Bradford named Alva Chamber of Commerce director

Stop by the Alva Chamber of Commerce and you'll see the same bright, smiling face of Jodie Bradford, but this time in a new role – the former Chamber executive assistant has been named director....

 

Avard Rail Park Authority serious about finding turkey hunt leads

The Avard Rail Park Authority convened briefly last Tuesday evening for their monthly meeting. Members Todd Holder, Ed Sutter and Stan Bixler were without the presence of Allan Poe and Bob Firth but with a quorum, and kicked off the meeting with the...

 

Alfalfa County working to secure federal funds

A blanket of fog hovered over Cherokee Monday morning but it wasn't enough to deter the three Alfalfa County commissioners from making their 10 a.m. meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh and administr...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 8, 2020

No jailhouse blues in Alfalfa County

It was the first meeting of the new year for officials in Alfalfa County and, true to form, the three kicked off the 10 a.m. meeting right on schedule. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall got down to business examining the usual documents: prev...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 1, 2020

Alfalfa County rolls out 2020 drug policy

Last week, Alfalfa County commissioners gathered the day after Christmas to hold their weekly meeting, joined by county clerk (Laneta Unruh) and administrative assistant Nancy Lambert. With an empty gallery, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall...

 

Cherokee city manager seeks help from Alfalfa County

The three Alfalfa County commissioners were joined by Cherokee City Manager Mike Jones this past Monday morning as the snow quietly fell outside. The three men – Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall – listened as Jones took the floor to ask...

 

Rail Park Authority focuses on water limitations

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority, comprised of Chairman Stan Bixler, Todd Holder, Allan Poe, Ed Sutter, Bob Firth met last Tuesday evening and were accompanied by Sonja Williams, Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) executive dir...

 

Dates set for Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) met on Tuesday morning with all members present. Chair Rick Cunningham, Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, Richard Ryerson and Connor Martin were joined by the Woods County Economic Development...

 

Fair board filing period slated for Jan. 6-10

Officials in Alfalfa County spent the ten o'clock hour of their Monday morning in a warm conference room for their weekly meeting. As the cold wind blew outside, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (who were joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh...

 

100+ safety incentive checks going out for county employees

This week in Alfalfa County, the commissioners spent time signing off on safety incentive checks for county employees who completed the required criteria to earn them. County clerk Laneta Unruh said there were a little over 100 checks to go out....

 

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