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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Mini Eggo or cereal, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Tuesday – Super chocolate donut or cereal, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Oatmeal or cereal, cinnamon toast, juice, milk Thursday – Mini...

 

City Council approves bid for booster pump station

The City of Alva has received a Department of Environmental Quality permit for installation of a new booster pump station replacing one currently on Oklahoma Boulevard at 14th Street. The booster station will include three 50-hp pumps with variable...

 

City implements new payroll system

In an effort to make the payroll system more accurate, efficient and cost effective, the Alva city departments have been working to implement the Nextep system. In the past, some departments depended on employees writing down their hours while...

 

Alva city manager resigns

In a post on social media Friday afternoon, Alva Mayor Kelly Parker announced the resignation of Joe Don Dunham, the city’s business manager. Parker wrote, “It is with very mixed emotions that I announce the resignation of City Business Manager J...

 

Plans for fixing Alva streets discussed

City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the city council Tuesday about a recent meeting of the street committee. The discussion was on street work completed and plans for this year. One project will be completion of the intersection at East Flynn...

 

Alexandra Mantz named OG&E community affairs manager

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gas and Electric announced today that Alexandra Mantz has been named community affairs manager for Alfalfa, Grant, western Kay, eastern Major, Garfield and Noble counties....

 

Entry deadline Feb. 26 for art show at Northwestern; new categories added

The entry deadline for forms to be submitted for the 17th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library on March 8-27 is about one month away. Forms should be submitted no later than Feb. 26....

 

$500 scholarship to Northwestern available to those who attend spring showcase

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to the Spring Showcase event Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Student Center in Alva. Students interested in transferring to Northwestern’s Alva campus, as well as any high school juniors...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher Wonderful Aunt Blanche – Part 3

During the day, Aunt Blanche pretty well ran all selection of TV shows at her house in Wichita, Kansas. But at night she turned control of the set over to us youngsters, and we soon found that there were some great spook shows, such as...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 26, 2020

I am thinking about joining an old people's motorcycle gang

It is not as famous as the Hell's Angels. The name of the gang is The Sons of Arthritis. I would be a member of the Ibuprofen Chapter. Sometimes the mother instinct doesn't run as deep as it should....

 

Alva superintendent gives update on strategic plan

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. – William Arthur Ward As we begin the second semester, I want to...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, January 17, 2020 8:36 a.m. – Controlled burn on County Road 860 and Kiowa Road. 9:42 a.m. – Report of a restraining order violation. 11:20 a.m. – Report of cattle out. 12:52 p.m. – Commercial burglar alarm at Tidal Wave. 3:27 p.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...

 

Elks Hoop Shoot winners announced

The Alva Elks Hoop Shoot was held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Alva Middle School Gym, sponsored by the Alva Elks Lodge No. 1184. The event is for youth ages 8 to 13. The contest begins at the local l...

 

Northwestern drops tough loss in Searcy

SEARCY, Ark.– Northwestern Oklahoma State University dropped a tough loss to Harding Thursday evening in Searcy, Arkansas. The Rangers jumped to a quick start in the first half and held the lead throughout, but the Bisons rallied back to tie the...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    January 26, 2020

Northwestern looks for continues success in second season

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's track and field team is set to open their 2020 schedule on Friday at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational, hosted by Kansas State University. The Lady Rangers are set to continue to build...

 

4th grade 2nd Nine Weeks Goal Winners

During Pride Assembly the 4th grades took time to present this 9 weeks accelerated reader goal winners! Keep up the great reading!...

 

Lady Rangers fall to Harding in Searcy

SEARCY, Ark. – The Lady Rangers were ready to go up against the Lady Bisons of Harding University. Northwestern looked to get their first ever victory not only in Searcy but also against Harding in general. Harding was able to take control right...

 

4th grade pride award winners announced

The second nine weeks pride award winners who proved to be trustworthy students were named during Pride Assembly this past week....

 

4th Grade Ar Point Winners Announced for this 9 weeks.

The second nine weeks AR Point winners were announced at the Fourth Grade Pride assembly this past week....

 

Clean audit for Share Medical Center

"We had an unmodified or clean opinion which is good," Andrew Hejtmanek, CPA told the Alva Hospital Authority Jan. 21 about the annual audit results. Hejmanek is director of BKD, LLP of Tulsa. He has...

 

Dotson, Azubuike lift No. 3 Kansas over Tennessee 74-68

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson scored 22 points, Udoka Azubuike added 18 and No. 3 Kansas beat Tennessee 74-68 Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Azubuike was the lone big man for the Jayhawks (16-3) after Silvio De Sousa was suspended 12...

 

Likekele leads balanced Oklahoma State past Aggies 73-62

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Isaac Likekele scored 13 points and Oklahoma State defeated Texas A&M 73-62 on Saturday in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Cowboys snapped a six-game losing streak, with those setbacks all coming to Big 12...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    January 26, 2020

Manek leads Oklahoma past Mississippi State 63-62

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On a day in which Oklahoma and Mississippi State both shot below 40 percent, it was fitting that a defensive stop decided their game on Saturday. Mississippi State could have won at the end, but with his team trailing by a...

 

Report: Ford to pay $30M-plus for lawsuit over transmissions

Ford will pay at least $30 million in a proposed settlement over a class-action lawsuit related to failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles. The lawsuit represents nearly 2 million owners and former owners of the cars, which had bad...

 

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