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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....

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 

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...

 

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