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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 15, 2019

Freedom School board members approve driver's ed schedule

All five members of the Freedom School board met alongside Superintendent James Miller and Principal Michelle Shelite Monday night and kicked off the meeting by looking over the consent agenda. After members reviewed the fund reports and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 8, 2019

Cherokee senior recognized for becoming Oklahoma Academic All-State Scholar

The spotlight was on Cherokee High School senior Toby Highfill at the school board meeting Monday night as the young man received special recognition for his achievement in becoming an Oklahoma Academ...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 1, 2019

Commissioners meet briefly with short agenda

A regular meeting was held Monday morning by Alfalfa County commissioners who took less than 30 minutes to complete the agenda. The routine items (last meeting's minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, blanket purchases orders and pa...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 24, 2019

Alfalfa County to solicit bids on water truck

Alfalfa County commissioners met briefly Monday morning, spending the majority of the meeting signing off on approved blanket purchase orders and maintenance and operation payment warrants. With no road crossing permits for the week, the trio of men...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 17, 2019

New accounting system calls for account review and rearrangement

Alfalfa County officials met Monday morning for their weekly commissioner meeting. Routine business was addressed first with commissioners accepting and signing off on their monthly maintenance and operation warrants for payment and blanket purchase...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 12, 2019

Industrial hemp-growing prompts local interest

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority board members Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter and Bob Firth met Tuesday night without the company of fellow members Todd Holder and Allan Poe. It was enough to meet a quorum and the board got started on the agenda. They appr...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 10, 2019

Company seeks to construct wind farm near Goltry

A wind farm projected to generate up to $60 million in property taxes and give about the same in landowner payments during its first 30 years, is getting closer to becoming a reality for Alfalfa County residents, specifically near Goltry. The...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 10, 2019

Future student center at Cherokee Elementary School may double as a community shelter

Amber Wilhite, Desiree Gibson and Shane Parker were present for Cherokee's school board meeting Monday night. The three board members started by approving the consent agenda, including purchase orders, balances and warrants, and fund encumbrances...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 3, 2019

Commissioners still looking for tower climbers

By Stacy Sanborn Commissioners in Alfalfa County opened bids Monday morning for a 24-foot by 80-foot lean-to building addition., but only did so after taking care of their routine business. They approved last week's meeting minutes, maintenance and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 31, 2019

A bigger, better battle of bulls; Alva's Bull Battle event expands

Next weekend, the Woods County Fairgrounds in Alva will host the fourth annual Bull Battle, opening its doors at 4 p.m. on Friday. Bull Riders, Inc. (BRI), an Oklahoma-based sanctioning organization, will showcase bull riders competing for $7,500 in...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 31, 2019

Unintended layover wins Alva a new fan

A pilot flying north from an Olney, Texas, aircraft factory was about 276 miles in on a 950-mile trip to Appleton, Minnesota, when he decided to make a brief rest stop. He called Alva's Regional... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 27, 2019

Commissioners sign contracts for Mack trucks

Commissioners in Alfalfa County met this past Monday with more of the same; after signing off on the usual previous meeting minutes, payroll warrants, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and monthly officer reports, the trio took care of...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 20, 2019

U.S. Sen. James Lankford gives legislative update

United States Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford stopped by the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds in Cherokee yesterday to give a legislative update. He began with talks on policy, specifically in passing...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 15, 2019

Avard Rail Park Authority looks to future as loan amount decreases

Members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening at Northwest Technology Center. Members Ed Sutter, Todd Holder, Allan Poe and Stan Bixler found no reason to convene into executive session,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 10, 2019

Miracles abound

Just as the hardest steel is forged in the hottest fire, so, too, we humans are forged and strengthened through our own struggles and triumph; from great adversity comes great strength. Several... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 6, 2019

A surplus of surplus in Alfalfa County

Commissioners in Alfalfa County were busy at their Monday morning meeting with a lengthy three-page agenda this week. Two of those pages were filled with items to be declared surplus and then the resolutions for their disposal. The county officials k...

 

Short agenda makes for short meeting for Alfalfa County officials

The regularly scheduled meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners was a short one last Monday morning. There were no road crossing permits for the week, but all other routine items were accepted and approved (minutes from the last meeting,...

 

Avard Rail Park Authority appoints Allan Poe as board secretary

The Avard Rail Park Authority met Tuesday evening for their monthly meeting with a short agenda. Members present were Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe, Todd Holder and Bob Firth. Woods County Economic Development Director Sonja Williams was also in...

 

Citizen's Choice Awards gala a night to remember

The Citizen's Choice Awards Gala was held Monday night to honor nine individuals specially chosen by the community for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields. The event, held at the...

 

Short agenda makes for short meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners

The regularly scheduled meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners was a short one Monday morning. There were no road crossing permits for the week, but all other routine items were accepted and approved (minutes from the last meeting, maintenance and...

 

Commissioners acknowledge Feb 18-22 as 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. 18-22. Different farm bureaus across the state use t...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners sign master service agreement with Dobson Technologies

The Alfalfa County commissioners kicked off their regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning by approving routine items, such as minutes from last week’s meeting, payroll warrants, maintenance and operation warrants, and blanket purchase orders....

 

Out with the old

Monday morning’s Alfalfa County commissioners meeting began with a conference call between the three Alfalfa County commissioners and Les Reed of Dobson Technologies, a telecom solutions company. Since November, officials have kicked around the...

 

Incoming administration appointments made for current officeholders

At last week's meeting, new Alfalfa County commissioner of District 3 Marvin Woodall took his seat at the table with Jay Hague and Stan Tucker. His first item to vote on was the appointment of Jay Hague for the 2019 chairman of the Alfalfa County Boa...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 9, 2019

Incoming administration appointments made for current officeholders

New Alfalfa County commissioner of District 3 Marvin Woodall took his seat at the table Monday morning with Jay Hague and Stan Tucker. His first item to vote on was the appointment of Jay Hague for the 2019 chairman of the Alfalfa County Board of Com...

 

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