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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Waffles with syrup or cereal/toast, applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday—Toast and sausage patty or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit and gravy or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk...


Alva school calendar is a committee effort

Dear Alva Public Schools Community, We are now around three weeks into our second semester of school, and planning has already begun for the 2023-2024 school year. Prior to the holiday break the calen...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 22, 2023

Never trust the turtles

A snail returned home all beat up. The other snails asked what happened and he told them two turtles beat him up. “We'll take care of them for you!” replied the snail family. “What did they...



The holiday fun and games were over, and we were ready to fly home. But a middle of the night message informed us our flight was cancelled, and we had to rebook. And we suddenly became birds without...


Auditions for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute to be held across state

OKLAHOMA CITY- High school actors, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and photographers are invited to apply and audition for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at... Full story


City council approves terms for sale of land to Wheeler Brothers

Due to an omission, the Alva City Council discussed a do-over of a contract with Wheeler Brothers Grain Company. During a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, a motion deemed to be poorly worded was... Full story


Size matters when it comes to water meter fittings

At a special meeting in December, the Alva City Council approved a bid from Core and Main for the purchase and installation of water meters. However, in a pre-construction conference it was learned...


Ordinance amendment leads to heated city council discussion

As members of the Alva City Council worked their way through a somewhat long agenda, tempers began to fray as disagreements arose. A discussion on amending a city ordinance, just before an executive session on a business manager contract, seemed to... Full story


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1347 page 131: Alva Hospitality LLC conveys unto Shirley Gutierrez. Lots 7 and 8, block 5, City of Alva, East Hill. Warranty deed. Book 1347 page 162: Terry Lynn Copenhaver conveys unto Terry Lynn Copenhaver. Section 27,...


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 Communications logs

Friday, January 13, 2023 During this day were six traffic stops, four controlled burns, two reports of cattle out and two utility complaints. 2:47 a.m – Motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. 5:38 a.m. – Report of a fire alarm going off...


Rangers drop Thursday game in Ada

ADA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State concluded their three game road trip with a loss to East Central. The Tigers used an early 9-2 run in the opening minutes of the game. East Central controlled the game from that point, never trailing as the... Full story


Alva Community Coffee held at 818 Diner Friday

Alva Chamber Executive Director Jodie Bradford-Stevison welcomed those attending the Community Coffee Jan. 20 at 818 Diner. The Parsons family opened the 818 Diner about three years ago. Joe Parsons...


Alva man arrested on felony drug charges

On Jan. 19 in Woods County, Daniel Dwayne Northcross, 52, of Alva, was charged with (1) possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute (methamphetamine), (2) possess firearm during commission of a felony, and (3) maintaining... Full story



Memorial services for Barbara Ann Bouziden will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 22, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Katie Hill officiating. There will be a private interment at t...


Northwestern drops close battle with East Central

ADA, Okla. – Northwestern lost a tough game against the Lady Tigers. The game started out defensive as they ended the first quarter with 14 points but bounced back at the half leading the opposing team by two with a score of 34-32. The Lady...


Ladybugs advance to championship game at Pawhuska

The Alva Ladybugs took on the Morrison Lady Wildcats in the semi-finals of the Pawhuska Tournament Friday. The outcome was up for grabs throughout the game, but the Ladybugs pulled out the 31-25 win... Full story


Goldbugs win to play for Pawhuska championship

In the second day of tournament play at Pawhuska, the Alva Goldbugs took on Tulsa CHEF, a Christian school team. Although the Arrows edged the Goldbugs in second quarter scoring, they never posed a... Full story


2 Minnesota brothers investigated in TikTok gambling scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators in Minnesota are looking into allegations two men have been running a TikTok gambling scheme in the state's casinos. Court filings this week indicate the state Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division is...


Lawyer: DOJ searched Biden home, found classified documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has searched President Joe Biden's home in Delaware and located six documents containing classification markings and also took possession of some of his notes, the president's lawyer said Saturday. Bob...


Peru closes Machu Picchu as anti-government protests grow

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru has indefinitely shut its iconic tourist site Machu Picchu in the latest sign that anti-government protests are increasingly engulfing the South American country. The Culture Ministry said Saturday that is has closed Peru's...


Walmart shooting victim's mom: Gunman threatened daughter

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a Walmart employee who was shot and wounded by a former co-worker inside a Walmart store in Indiana says the gunman had repeatedly threatened to kill her daughter. Jenny Couch told WFIE-TV that her daughter, 28...


Big waves to deliver storied Hawaii surf contest The Eddie

HONOLULU (AP) — One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the...


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