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WCIDA assigns committee officers

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority met for a special meeting last Tuesday to discuss applying for the Rural Business Development Grant through the USDA. The application would be for Richard Burton to acquire equipment to help his...

 

Consulting firm to present their findings for Avard Rail Park site assessment

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority meeting's open session was brief on Tuesday. Members Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter and Allan Poe were without the presence of Todd Holder (who was attending another board meeting elsewhere) but were joined by several...

 

Calling all high school juniors

As adults, we know personal challenges come whether we like them or not, but how many willingly take them on? How many would voluntarily sign up for a weeklong academy made to test their strength,...

 

Last meeting for two of three Alfalfa County officials

Jay Hague moved to adjourn his final meeting as an Alfalfa County commissioner Tuesday morning. Mike Roach and Marvin Woodall joined him – the last time all three would convene in a regularly scheduled meeting. Hague and Woodall are exiting office...

 

Alfalfa County officials discuss 911 system

The three commissioners of Alfalfa County – Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall – took care of business in front of a full house Monday morning. County Clerk Laneta Schwerdtfeger and Administrative Assistant Nancy Lambert joined them at the...

 

Changes to the WCIDA board as one member joins and another resigns

The Woods County Industrial Authority welcomed a newcomer to its board and bid farewell to an old one Tuesday morning. Brodie Bush of Bush Farms LLC was appointed by Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline,...

 

No decisions made yet for Alfalfa County officer salary

Marvin Woodall of the Alfalfa County commissioners wasn't present at Monday's meeting, but commissioner-elect Nate Ross sat in for him at the table with Mike Roach and Jay Hague. (Ross did not have voting power.) After approving the minutes from...

 

Several items surplussed in Alfalfa County

The Alfalfa County commissioners declared several items surplus and approved resolutions for their disposal at Monday's weekly meeting. Before doing so, Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall approved the previous meeting minutes, blanket...

 

Avard Rail Park Authority looking for water resolutions

Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Allan Poe, members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority, conferenced with Woods County commissioner Randy McMurphy, county clerk Shelley Reed, WCEDC executive director Jeremy Zeller, and former WCEDC executive...

 

Quiet meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners

Monday's wet snow wasn't enough to stop the Alfalfa County commissioners from holding their meeting. Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall met at their regularly scheduled time and began knocking out the usual paperwork. The men signed...

 

Alfalfa County receives mulcher bids

By Stacy SanbornThe Alfalfa County commissioners opened two bids Monday morning for a pull-type sod mulcher – one was from RHL Services for $58,889 and the other for $55,550 from Bulldogger Service Inc. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall...

 

Avard Rail Park Authority hashes out grant projects

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority members discussed water infrastructure and American Rescue Plan Act federal funds at length during their meeting last Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe and Todd Holder (who joined remotely a little later)...

 

WCEDC holds first donor dinner and annual reception

The Woods County Economic Development Committee hosted its first donor dinner and annual reception earlier this week in hopes of spreading awareness of who they are and what they do. Its executive...

 

Alfalfa County commissioner Mike Roach out for few weeks

Alfalfa County Commissioner Mike Roach didn't miss much at Monday's meeting. While he was out for surgery (and will be for a few weeks), the other two commissioners, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall, were joined by Laura Dugger, Roach's substitute...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 5, 2022

Alfalfa County recognizes Oct. 3-8 as National 4-H Week

On behalf of Alfalfa County, commissioners Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall declared Oct. 3-8 National 4-H Week. This event is celebrated yearly to recognize youths and their impact on the community. This year, 4-H students 4-H Emma Schupbac...

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority holds monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met earlier this week and had to complete the not-so-fun task of going back through and re-voting on previous agenda items from meetings dating as far back as June last year. That undertaking results from...

 

Alfalfa County awards bid for new pickup

The meeting for the Alfalfa County commissioners was relatively brief, as the three men spent most of the time signing large stacks of paperwork. First, Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall approved the usual items: M&O payment warrants, blanket...

 

WCIDA discusses complicated water line issue

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority meeting looked a little different this time, as the seat of now-retired longtime member and chair Rick Cunningham sat empty. Though he was missed, board members Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, Connor...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners terminate employment of emergency manager

At this Monday's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting, Jay Hague motioned to enter into an executive session in which the other two commissioners – Mike Roach and Marvin Woodall – said aye. The session was to discuss the employment of the...

 

Alfalfa County doesn't renew burn ban

Commissioners in Alfalfa County took the action of taking no action on the county's burn ban. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall conferred and collectively agreed to take no action, as the ban expired just the day before. But, again, officials...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 31, 2022

Jailer and 911 dispatch departments to merge in Alfalfa County

People packed the house Monday morning at the commissioners' meeting in Alfalfa County. Sheriff Rick Wallace, Undersheriff Gary Mast, 911 Dispatch staff, Director Sarah Wagner and Melissa Leslie joined commissioners Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 24, 2022

Cherokee Roundup Club offers to pay half of new concession stand AC unit

The community affairs manager for OG&E, Alexandra Mantz, got the Alfalfa County commissioner meeting started Monday morning by briefly reintroducing herself to the commissioners. Mantz, who services the Aline, Jet, and Helena areas, was there to let...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 21, 2022

Avard Rail Park chooses consulting firm

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convened for its monthly meeting last Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Todd Holder and Ed Sutter reached the quorum, with Allan Poe joining a little later. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and WCEDC Executive Director...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 10, 2022

Alfalfa County officials uphold burn ban

Two Alfalfa County commissioners – Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall – voted to uphold the 14-day countywide burn ban, while the other, Mike Roach, abstained. Roach said he didn't think they worked and said he's received a lot of calls from people...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 27, 2022

Alfalfa County officials enact 14-day burn ban

Alfalfa County commissioners had a jam-packed agenda to tackle Monday morning. Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall began by signing a lease-purchase agreement with Dusty Bittle of Yellowhouse. The lease is for a grader to be used in District 2....

 

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