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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 28, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners mull over proposed handbook changes

Much discussion ensued about handbook verbiage at the Alfalfa County commissioners meeting Monday. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach listened to County Clerk Laneta Unruh share recommendations on the county employee handbook wording. Unruh...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 21, 2021

Alfalfa county clerk to go out for bid on old elevator property

Most of what the Alfalfa County commissioners did in their meeting Monday was conventional. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach signed maintenance and operation payment warrants, blanket purchase orders, and previous meeting minutes before...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 16, 2021

Meeting schedule to change for Avard Regional Rail Park Authority

The lull of summer has brought little activity to the Avard Regional Rail Park. The authority met this past Tuesday evening, and besides an executive session, there wasn't much doing. Chairman Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Allan Poe were present in bo...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 14, 2021

Cherokee city manager reaches out to Alfalfa County commissioners

Cherokee City Manager Mike Jones appealed to the Alfalfa County commissioners for help Monday morning on a couple of issues within the town. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach listened to Jones explain how a lack of equipment has resulted in...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 7, 2021

Monthly appropriations signed in Alfalfa County

Independence Day falling on a Sunday this year allowed Alfalfa County employees to take Monday off, resulting in a Tuesday commissioner meeting. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach approved the previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 30, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners hire local pest control company

Monday's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting was brief. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach didn't have a long agenda and started with signing the usual documents. They approved payroll warrants,...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 23, 2021

Commissioners in Alfalfa County award bids

At Monday's meeting, the commissioners of Alfalfa County spent some time reviewing and awarding six-month bids. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach considered availability, quality and cost to determine the awards. With steel, availability was t...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 13, 2021

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority changes meeting dates

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met Tuesday night with Stan Bixler, Todd Holder, and Ed Sutter present in the conference room, and Allan Poe and Bob Firth by phone. After approving previous meeting minutes, the group discussed the $4,516.12 qu...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 11, 2021

Melissa Fisher joins WCIDA board

Melissa Fisher was appointed the new trustee representing the Alva Chamber of Commerce during the Woods County Industrial Development Authority Tuesday morning. Authority members present to appoint her were Rick Cunningham, Stan Kline, and Connor...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 9, 2021

Alfalfa County employee addresses commissioners

Emotions ran high at Monday's Alfalfa County commissioners meeting as longtime county employee Vernon Sanders addressed Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach about the upcoming change to his employment status. Besides Sanders, Alfalfa County...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 26, 2021

Alfalfa County assessor talks Skeleton Creek money

The Alfalfa County commissioners heard an update on the Skeleton Creek valuation from the county assessor at their weekly meeting Monday. Skeleton Creek is the wind energy project located in Major, Alfalfa, and Garfield Counties that combines wind...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 19, 2021

Alfalfa County signs resolution for the American Rescue Plan Act

The commissioners in Alfalfa County said they were hoping for more rain at their meeting Monday. Though they got some moisture over the weekend, it was not nearly enough, agreed Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach. The men called the meeting to...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 14, 2021

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meets for monthly meeting

Members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met up for their monthly meeting last Tuesday night. Present were Stan Bixler, Allan Poe, and Ed Sutter. Todd Holder connected via teleconference, but Bob Firth was unable to attend. Woods County...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 12, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners sign contract on bridge construction

It was a cool, rainy morning Monday when the commissioners of Alfalfa County met. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach had a considerable amount of paperwork to sign. The three men spent a large portion of time signing off on maintenance and oper...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 5, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners declare May 2-8 OHCE Week

The Alfalfa County commissioners proclaimed May 2-8, 2021, as Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week. OHCE is a statewide, county-based organization that partners with Oklahoma State University an...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 28, 2021

Alfalfa County officials renew contracts

The Alfalfa County commissioners – Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach – met Monday, joined by the County Assessor Jennifer Roach. She was on hand to explain a few things items on the agenda. Before she got started, the three took care of a...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 23, 2021

Lt. Governor Turkey Hunt of 2021 deemed a success

For over 30 years, Alva has played host to the Lieutenant Governor's Turkey Hunt. The annual tradition was called off last year due to the emerging pandemic, but this year, organizers were determined... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Legal    April 21, 2021

Alfalfa County awards bid for bridge construction

The Alfalfa County commissioners awarded a $71,019.94 bid Monday morning to Rick Dietz to construct a new bridge (#2101 located at CR Craig 610 and 600 ) in District 2. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach compared Dietz's bid against one from...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 16, 2021

Avard Rail Park Authority convenes for monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority voted to convene in an executive session again last Tuesday night. Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Todd Holder, Allan Poe, and Bob Firth (via telephone) were joined in that session by Woods County Economic Development...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 14, 2021

Commissioners in Alfalfa County suspend courthouse Covid-19 cleaning protocols

The Alfalfa County commissioners signed a memo suspending Covid-19 cleaning protocols for the courthouse Monday morning. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach decided the extra work sanitizing parts of the courthouse was unnecessary since other...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 7, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners hold executive session

The Alfalfa County commissioners held an executive session during their meeting this past Monday – the first in several years. Last week, the three men – Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach took no action on an agenda item that attracted a...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 31, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioner meeting draws full house

There were an additional 14 people in attendance at the Alfalfa County commissioner meeting on Monday morning. In the gallery were Rick Wallace, Hershel Kiser, Amanda Jones, Melissa Leslie, Donna Irvin, Diana Williamson, Tammi Miller, Valerie...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 24, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners hold brief meeting

The Alfalfa County commissioner meeting Monday morning was short and sweet. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach signed the necessary paperwork for approval on the last meeting's minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 12, 2021

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority holds lengthy executive session

Members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority – Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Bob Firth (via Zoom), Todd Holder (Zoom), Allan Poe – met for their meeting Tuesday evening. Woods County Executive Director Neal Williams and Woods County Clerk Shelley...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 12, 2021

Woods County Industrial Authority convenes for quarterly meeting

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority met Tuesday morning with chairman Rick Cunningham, Stan Kline and Connor Martin enough to make a quorum. Randy McMurphy and Richard Ryerson were absent. Neal Williams, the Woods County Economic Develo...


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