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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – whole grain Fruit Loops, toast, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Tuesday – sausage patty, biscuit, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – whole grain Trix, cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

Household Executives OHCE group hold January meeting

The Household Executives OHCE met on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. in the guest house of Nicki Chaffee. Chaffee was hostess and Evelyn Kramp was co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Gasaway, who also led the group in the flag salute....

 

Petunia Garden Club prepare for 2018 new year

The Petunia Garden Club held their first meeting of the new year on Jan. 10, hosted by Betty McMurphy and co-host Joanne Price in the Fireside Room at the Cherokee Strip Museum. Vice-President Marilyn Davison presided at the meeting. Secretary...

 

Plea agreement in rape case denied by court

A preliminary hearing on five felony charges against Caleb Scott Baker, 23, of Alva was held in Woods County District Court Tuesday, Jan. 16, Felony charges filed March 9, 2016, against Baker included one count of rape first degree, two counts of...

 

Rabbits added to list of household pets

Changes to the Alva animal ordinance were approved Monday by the city council. The changes were recommended by the Ordinance Committee when they were asked by Councilmember Daniel Winters to allow rabbits to be classified as household pets. After stu...

 
 By Ben Botkin    Local    January 21, 2018

Incarceration numbers stay relatively flat despite justice system reforms

The number of people sentenced to Oklahoma prisons in 2017 fell slightly, but the state remains second in the nation in overall incarceration and could be ranked first by the end of this year. Oklahoma Department of Corrections data shows that on...

 

Keeping foster siblings together in Woods County

Could your household add three or more children at once? Not many can. That’s why foster children in sibling sets of three or more have only a 65 percent chance of staying together in foster care. Siblings from abuse and neglect situations often...

 

Woman charged with exploitation of elderly person

An Alva woman is accused of using deception to obtain money, merchandise or benefits from an elderly person. Katy Dalene Ryals, 33, of Alva was charged in Woods County Jan. 18 with two felony counts: exploitation of an elderly person or disabled...

 

Value Added Products Cooperative achieves Global Food Safety Certification

On Dec. 20 VAP achieved Global Food Safety Certification (GFSI) for the first time. VAP received the coveted AA status. The cooperative has historically been audited on General Manufacturing standards (GMP), but over the last three years they...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 21, 2018

I hope we can do better

I went to the basketball tournament at Okeene this week. We were the only junior varsity team entered. I think I saw the first team we played (Hennessey) playing against the Thunder earlier in the...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 21, 2018

Where is the passion?

It's in my blood. For those who know me, there is no denying that school and community pride is incredibly important to me. Growing up in Woodward as a person who loved sports, but not overly...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, January 12, 2018 3:32 p.m. Report of an individual of having a seizure and bleeding from the fall. 5:14 p.m. Caller advised a older man had broke into their house. 6:56 p.m. Report of a semi accident. Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:30 a.m....

 

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 1271 page 138: The Cedars, LLC, unto First United Methodist Church of Alva. A tract of land located in the southwest quarter of section 25, township 27 north, range 14, west of the Indian Meridian, Woods County, Oklahoma....

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:44 p.m. Woman called about inmate information. Friday, January 12, 2018 12:16 a.m. Canadian County called for inmate information. 9:35 a.m. Oklahoma City Police Department called for a warrant check. 10:45 a.m. Edmond...

 

ORPHA GRACE GOSS

Funeral services for Orpha Grace Goss will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018, at the Carmen Christian Church with Pastor Kirk Board officiating. Interment will be in the Carmen City Cemetery...

 

'The state could take a lesson from the City of Alva'

Monday night NWOSU Foundation Director Skeeter Bird presented the fall scholarship invoice for $266,518 to the Alva City Council. The bill was approved later in the evening during the Alva Economic...

 

Girl Scouts visit Pioneer Woman Mercantile and Lodge

Monday was a holiday and since school was out, Girl Scouts with Troop 969 and friends decided to brave the weather and take a field trip to Pawhuska to visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and the...

 

Woman charged with exploitation of 90 year old

A felony warrant has been issued for an Alva woman for exploitation of a 90-year-old man. Linda Elaine Kopisch, 35, of Alva was charged Jan. 16 with abuse/exploitation/neglect of a vulnerable adult, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment...

 

Nusser recognized with AgriLife Superior Service leadership award

AMARILLO – Danny Nusser, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service North Region program leader for agriculture and natural resources in Amarillo, has been recognized with a Superior Service award for...

 

Woods County 4-H has talent contest results

The Woods County 4-H Has Talent contest was held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at the Alva High School Auditorium. Judges for the contest were Marlene Buck and Shelby Robertson. The results were as...

 

January Rotary Students of the Month honored

Hayden Vasquez Hayden Vasquez is the son of Anne Sutter. High school activities include Key Club, band, football, Cross Examination Debate 3rd Place, FEX two time state placement and One Act. Vasquez...

 

Northwestern faculty member publishes journalism history book on college newspapers

Dr. Kaylene Dial Armstrong, who teaches journalism at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as an assistant professor and advises the student newspaper Northwestern News, has published "How Student...

 

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