Articles from the January 23, 2022 edition

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Grow and Share OHCE members discuss personal finances at January meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the business of JoDe Bradt with Bradt serving as hostess. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting order and led the group in the flag salute. A devotion was given by Bradt...


Menus for week of Jan. 24–28

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Pancake on a stick, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Apple or peach turnover, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Breakfast scramble,...


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1326 page 419: Leisa R. Engelken unto Leisa R. Engelken. Lot 1, block 3, City of Alva, Nob Hill Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1326 page 422: Brad Barton unto Barton Ranch LLC. Section 13, township 28N, range 14W,...


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 Communication logs

Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:32 a.m. – Report of a verbal disturbance in the 900 block of College Boulevard. 3:17 p.m. – Report of a stray animal in the 1000 block of Church. 3:59 p.m. – Suspicious circumstance on Harper Road. 9:04 p.m. ...


Lady Rangers fall on the road to Harding

SEARCY, Ark. – Northwestern returned to action Thursday evening as they opened their two game road trip to Arkansas falling 61-39 to Harding. The Bisons used a 12-2 run in the opening quarter to push in front of the Rangers and not trail after the...


Rangers close game on 5-0 run to beat Harding on the road

SEARCY, Ark. – Northwestern traveled to Arkansas for a two game road trip, as the opened the Arkansas trip with an 83-80 victory over Harding Thursday evening. Northwestern led most the way in this one before Harding took an 80-78 lead but the...


Sooners hiring Eastern Michigan's Jay Nunez as off-field special teams coach

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma is hiring Eastern Michigan's Jay Nunez to oversee the Sooners' special teams from an off-field position, according to a Friday report from Football Scoop's Zach Barnett. Nunez has served as special teams... Full story

 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 23, 2022

Holy mackerel, Mabel

I had hopes 2022 would be calmer, better family health, and less excitement. One out of three isn't bad. Cleo is muddling along and holding her own – calmer and less excitement. Well, the jury is... Full story


The Coffee House Philosopher

Joe Budney was a happy-go-lucky student at Northwestern during the 1960’s, and generous to a fault. He always paid more than his share of school expenses despite having to live a very Spartan existence to make ends meet. At the end of each school...



Ever received a frantic phone call from someone needing help? Out of nowhere in a dazzling blue sky, that swiftly moving thunderstorm of need rolls in over your nice quiet afternoon. And the peaceful...


Woods County EMS Board meets Tuesday

The Woods County EMS Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the courthouse. During the public meeting, the board will consider several actions...


Planning meeting for Alva Robotics

The Alva Robotics Team will have a planning meeting at the Alva Public Library on Saturday morning, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend....


Woods County Extension hosting Cattle Cake Feeder Calibration Clinics

High prices for conventional feed supplements have producers scrambling for methods to reduce costs this winter. One of the best ways to reduce costs is to improve feeding accuracy when providing winter supplements. How accurate is your cake or cube...


Bank It donates over $7,000 to the Alva Wesleyan Food Bank

Bank It: A Habit of Helping Foundation donated $7,446 to Alva Wesleyan Food Bank for Bank It's fourth quarter CommUNITY Vision. Annually, the Bank It board of directors selects 4 worthy local...


Alva to apply for swimming pool grant, firm chosen to plan pool and aquatic center

Alva City Council members met for the regular January meeting on Tuesday evening. Normally the meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, but this meeting was delayed a day by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. With the unusual scheduling,... Full story


Resources Oklahomans can use for testing and more

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is committed to sharing valuable resources Oklahomans can use during this Covid-19 surge. They are reminding Oklahomans that 9-1-1 is for emergencies, not for a transport for a Covid-19 test.... Full story


Stolen pickup recovered quickly in Alva

It took a little over two hours for law enforcement to locate a vehicle reported stolen in Alva. The reporting party was James (Jim) Scribner, the elected city marshal of Alva. Woods County...


Kayla's Kindness Project delivers big gift to Share Medical Center

Entering a hospital while suffering from an unknown cause or a serious injury can be scary. A local girl has spent years easing that transition for hundreds of patients. Alva Middle School student... Full story


Paying $1.4 billion over snow storm

When Neil Crittenden heard that an extreme winter storm was about to hit Oklahoma last winter, he did what officials advised him to do and kept his heat on and water running so that his pipes wouldn’t freeze. The 40-year-old Oklahoma City resident... Full story


Northwestern Singers to perform special commissioned pieces for community on Jan. 24

A local audience will be treated to a 30-minute "Singers Celebration Concert" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Herod Hall Auditorium to hear three musical pieces...


Goldbugs beat Cleveland 65-59 in OT

It was a fight to the finish as the Class 3A Alva Goldbugs took on the 4A Cleveland Tigers in winners’ bracket semi-finals at Pawhuska Friday. The teams were tied when the final buzzer sounded, sending them into overtime. Alva held Cleveland to fou... Full story


Ladybugs secure consolation slot with victory

The Alva Ladybugs easily dominated the Jenks sophomore team in the tournament semi-finals at Pawhuska Friday afternoon. Coming off a 42-34 loss to Crossings Christian Thursday, the Ladybugs needed to... Full story

 By DAVID SMALE    Sports    January 23, 2022

Agbaji's late jumper lifts No. 7 Kansas over K-State 78-75

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji hit a baseline jumper with 9 seconds left to lift No. 7 Kansas over Kansas State 78-75 Saturday. Agbaji's shot gave Kansas its first lead since early in the first half and snapped K-State's two-game winning...


Video shows struggle that preceded restrained teen's death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Surveillance video shows a Black 17-year-old struggling with staff at a Wichita juvenile center last fall before he died after he was restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes. Sedgwick County released 18 video clips late...


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