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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole grain Fruit Loops, toast, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage patty, biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk Wednesday --Whole grain frost flakes, toast, banana, juice, milk Thursday – Biscuit,...

 By Bob Moos    Local    January 6, 2019

Working past 65? Here's what to know about Medicare

If you plan to work past 65 and keep the health insurance you’ve had from your job, you’re likely to wonder what, if anything, you need to do about enrolling in Medicare. About one in six older Americans now remains in the workforce beyond what w...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 6, 2019

Well, 2018 is history

We managed to stay up till after midnight New Year's Eve. I was thinking about the life progression of how things go. When we were young we had parties and would have to go to bed to get people to go...


Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, December 28, 2018 1:31 a.m. Medic needed for a female who had fallen on County Road 340. Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:06 a.m. Controlled burn on LeFlore and Highway 132. 5:42 p.m. Civil assist. Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:25 a.m. Burglar al...


Woods County court dispositions for November 2018

8 Guilty 5 Felony Steven Blair Steffen, Waynoka, 35: Defendant pled guilty Nov. 20, 2018, to possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in case CF-16-136. Defendant has been sentenced to six years under the direction and control of the...


Woods County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1287 page 406: Paul D. Corr and Deborah Corr, husband and wife, convey unto Warren Lester Corr and Kathleen Corr. A tract of land in the southeast quarter of section 24, township 27 north, range 14, WIM, Woods County,...


Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Friday, December 28, 2018 10:19 a.m. Woman called for inmate information. 3:17 p.m. Woman called for inmate information. Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:02 a.m. Man called about inmate information. 3:01 p.m. Woman called about cattle out. 3:40 p.m....


Burglary suspect identified from social media posting

With the help of video surveillance and a posting on social media, the Woods County Sheriff’s Office quickly identified a suspect in an Alva burglary. Bubbles Laundry was burglarized in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 23. The business suffered... Full story


Three from Freedom die in collision with tree

Three people from Freedom died Friday, Jan. 4, when their vehicle hit a tree. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the victims as the driver Vickie I. Limestall, 55, and two passengers: Marvin L. Nixon, 65, and a girl, age 12. Since the girl is a... Full story

 By Trey Lunn    Sports    January 6, 2019

Ladybugs fall 44-35 in a home match-up versus Blackwell

Alva Ladybugs fell at home 44-35 to the Lady Maroons of Blackwell during Friday night's match up. The Lady Maroons led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter. Blackwell forced Payton Jones and Hallie Du... Full story


Setting goals for the best education

After an initial phase, the 37 members of the strategic planning team for Alva Public Schools spent Dec. 13 and 14 to further refine goals and objectives. The planning team includes students,... Full story


OBU Women ease past Ouachita, 76-64

Oklahoma Baptist University put together an impressive showing collecting an important 76-64 conference victory over visiting Ouachita Baptist University in women's basketball action. The win evened the Lady Bison's overall record at 6-6 and 2-4 in...


Senior scores career-high 26 points as SNU holds off Reddies 85-74

BETHANY — Senior guard Madeline Schroepfer scored a career-high 26 points for Southern Nazarene as they survived a fourth-quarter scare from Henderson State and pulled out an 85-74 victory inside the Sawyer Center. It was a career game for...


Late free throws sink Golden Suns

ADA, Okla.– Jacie Higgins and Hannah Villines turned in 17-point efforts, but the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team was unable to complete its comeback rally as East Central (9-2, 4-2) took advantage of free-throw opportunities after a bloc...


Blossoms Win In Alva

UAM STATS Mackenzie Johnson - 18 points, 13 rebounds Berniezha Tidwell - 15 points, 2 rebounds Whitney O'Dell - 14 points, 4 rebounds FIRST HALF Blossoms went on a 13-0 run in the first quarter to start the game. Berniezha Tidwell leading UAM in the...

 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 6, 2019

Harding Suffers Overtime Setback at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. - Harding erased an 11-point second-half deficit but fell 74-68 to Southeastern Oklahoma in overtime Saturday in Great American Conference action at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Kellie Lampo made a free throw as part of a three-point play...

 By David Salley    Sports    January 6, 2019

Reddies' Fourth-Quarter Rally Comes Up Short in 85-74 Loss to SNU

BETHANY, Okla. — Henderson State fell behind big early on Saturday to Southern Nazarene and then nearly erased it all with a furious late rally, but time ran out on the Reddies' comeback as SNU held on to win it 85-74 at the Sawyer Center. The...


Ouachita Falls in Battle with #19 Southern Nazarene

BETHANY, Okla. – The Ouachita Baptist Tigers outshoot Southern Nazarene, but fall in the end to the number 19 ranked team in the nation. Matt Stanley lead the Tigers with 14 points and five rebounds off the bench as he provided a spark when he...

 By Nick Rackley    Sports    January 6, 2019

Bulldogs shooting too much for the Muleriders

Weatherford, Okla. - The SAU Women's Basketball team conclude their first Oklahoma trip of the season with a 59-90 loss to the team currently on top of the GAC standings, Southwestern Oklahoma State. The Muleriders only had two players score in...


Muleriders dispatch Northwestern Oklahoma on the road, 75-63

ALVA, Okla. – Despite having not taken the floor together in over three weeks, the Southern Arkansas Men's Basketball team picked up right where they left off before the Christmas holiday as the squad opened 2019 with a 75-63 dispatching of...


Alva man accused of leaving dogs without food or water

An Alva man is facing a felony charge of cruelty to animals. This crime is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to five years, or both. Curtez Dantrel Tonian Zachary, 24, of Alva, was charged with cruelty to animals on Jan. 2... Full story


Counterfeit bills passed at local restaurant

An employee at a local fast food restaurant was facing a dilemma. He accepted two $100 bills in payment for two small purchases. The currency turned out to be counterfeit, and company rules required the change he handed out, over $190, to be taken...

 By Trey Lunn    Sports    January 6, 2019

Alva victorious over Blackwell

The Alva Goldbugs win at home 70-58 versus the Maroons of Blackwell in Friday night's match-up. The Goldbugs put up a strong offensive performance after returning from Christmas break. Alva featured... Full story


Kansas woman preserves history of city along state border

OPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — Need to know a bit of history about the city of Opolis? Maxine Seal Miller is your woman. Miller — who was born locally and raised in Opolis — practically spent her whole life collecting bits and pieces of Opolis history....


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