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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    December 13, 2019 

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....

 

A sense of Self: Appalachian Care 2019

Raccoons, bears and critical mission training weren't factors for many of us this past summer, but for one Alva citizen they were a reality. U.S. Navy Reserve Commander Philip Self, or Dr. Self as we...

 

Commissioners accept road-crossing permits

The Alfalfa County commissioners had a short agenda to be thankful for this past Monday morning at their weekly meeting. The three men (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall), usually faced with large amounts of paperwork to sign, only had a...

 

Alfalfa County to go out on six-month bids

The Alfalfa County commissioners met at their usual time and place Monday morning with a relatively short agenda. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall began by approving minutes from last week's meeting and went on to review and approve blanket...

 

Medical marijuana calls for modifications in drug policy

The three commissioners of Alfalfa County – Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall – met Tuesday morning to conduct business as usual, kicking off their meeting with an invocation and flag salute. The heap of paperwork before them called for...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners to submit application for federal property donation program

The three Alfalfa County commissioners, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall, were joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh and administrative assistant Nancy Lambert this past Monday morning to kick off their weekly 10 a.m. meeting. After the...

 

Alfalfa County emergency management submits EMPG application

Routine items of business (minutes from the previous meeting, payroll warrants, blanket purchase orders, and maintenance and operation warrants for payment) were the first to be approved and checked off the agenda during the Alfalfa County...

 

Bids reviewed for bridge work in Alfalfa County

The usual orders of business didn't warrant much discussion this week at the commissioners meeting in Alfalfa County. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall approved previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners breeze through agenda

This week's commissioners meeting in Alfalfa County didn't call for much other than signing off on large stacks of paperwork. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall reviewed the previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation payment...

 

Temporary building structure at Avard Regional Rail Park still an issue

Infrastructure expansion has been a topic at the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meetings for quite some time, and Tuesday night was no different. Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) executive director Sonja Williams joined...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 9, 2019

National 4-H Week declared in Alfalfa County

National 4-H Week is declared each year to recognize youths and the impact they have on their community, and on Monday morning, Alfalfa County commissioners did just that. Student 4-H president Taryn Miller was on hand with the county officials (Jay...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 4, 2019

WCIDA approves funding support request

Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) members met Wednesday for a short special meeting regarding a request from Freedom West Community Development Corporation. Members Rick Cunningham, Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline and Connor Martin wer...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 2, 2019

Fund balances declining in Alfalfa County

Last week, Alfalfa County elected officers met with the board of commissioners and consulting accountant Buddy Carroll to work on the placement of appropriations for the fiscal year 2019-20 Estimate of Needs. This Monday morning, Carroll was back on-...

 

Gala goers jazzed about the arts

The Alva Arts Alliance hosted its second gala Thursday evening at the ACT 1 Theatre in downtown Alva. "American Artists, Musicians & Writers" was the theme and, like last year, the artistry did...

 

Lengthy agenda calls for lengthy meeting in Alfalfa County

Officials in Alfalfa County met Monday morning and kicked off their meeting with a conference call with Les Reed from Dobson Technologies – the telecommunication provider the county switched to after discontinuing service with AT&T. An issue with...

 

Commissioners take an even closer look at switching health insurance providers

Blane Wood with insurance provider OPEH&W, along with Ross Naylor, was back to Alfalfa County to answer additional questions about the differences in what they offer as compared to that of the county’s current provider, HealthChoice. Wood met with...

 

WCIDA discusses electric vehicle infrastructure

Three members were enough to make a quorum Wednesday morning at the Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting. Rick Cunningham, Stan Kline and Randy McMurphy were present, along with Sonja Williams – Woods County Economic...

 

Commissioners sign off on Cherokee-Alfalfa County Regional Airport

Officials in Alfalfa County gave signatures Monday morning entering into an agreement with the City of Cherokee on future Cherokee Municipal Airport operations and expansions. The agreement,...

 

Alfalfa County to review employee health insurance

The Alfalfa County commissioners had a little more on the agenda Monday than those of weeks past. The three men (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall) kicked off the meeting at 10 a.m. and began by taking care of the routine items of business (m...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 28, 2019

Alfalfa County to start bid process

No major issues were reported or addressed at the commissioners meeting in Alfalfa County this past week. Routine items of business were handled first on Monday's agenda – previous meeting minutes, payroll warrants, blanket purchase orders and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 21, 2019

Quiet week for Alfalfa County commissioners

As usual, commissioners in Alfalfa County spent their Monday morning poring over large stacks of purchase orders and warrants for payment; nothing else on the agenda demanded more time. After signing off on each, the three men (Jay Hague, Stan...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 16, 2019

Avard's rail park authority feeling positive about the future

Though a small group, a quorum was made Tuesday evening for members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority. Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Ed Sutter began their reularly scheduled monthly meeting without other members Allan Poe and Bob Firth or...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 14, 2019

Wind farm construction coming soon to Alfalfa County

Commissioners in Alfalfa County welcomed back representatives from NextEra Energy during Monday morning’s meeting for an update on the Skeleton Creek wind farm project that was due to start this month. Elinore Beitler, project manager, along with...

 

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