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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole grain Lucky Charms, toast, pineapple, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage patty, biscuit, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – Whole grain Coco Puffs, cinnamon toast, pears, juice, milk Thursday ...


Alva named most affordable city in Oklahoma

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker told the city council Tuesday that the City of Alva was ranked the No. 7 best city to live in for the state of Oklahoma. The website ranked Oklahoma cities in several categories and used those to determine... Full story


City of Alva launches new citizen reporting tool

The City of Alva has partnered with SeeClickFix to announce a new platform (called SeeClickFix) that will allow citizens to report quality-of-life issues. With free SeeClickFix mobile app and web tools, Alva citizens will now be able to provide the...

 By Kat Lunn    Local    January 27, 2019

State of Alva

Alva is doing well and always trying to improve itself. Years of infrastructure planning are finally being implemented into the city's fix-it schedules – the street, water tanks, sewage systems, well fields and water lines/systems. Maintenance has...


Enrollment deadline is Feb. 14 for study abroad opportunity

Community members and Northwestern Oklahoma State University students and employees can spend 10 days abroad in Italy – earn college credit enrolled as a Northwestern student – and experience something new this May. The deadline to sign up for...



Graveside services for Mabelle Schroeder will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Freedom Cemetery with Rev. Mark Kinkle officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall...


The fight for free speech on campus

(Editor's Note: The following op-ed was written by Jennifer Schubert-Akin, a 1975 graduate of Burlington High School. She resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she is CEO and co-founder of the Steamboat Institute (SI), which is in its 11th...


The Coffee House Philosopher

In December of 1878, Doc Holliday and “Big Nose” Kate Elder managed to complete their winter trip over Raton Pass in northern New Mexico, and headed further south to the luxurious quarters of the St. James Hotel in Cimarron. The St. James Hotel...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 27, 2019

Best political sign yet: Any Functioning Adult, 2020

I wish everyone would quit picking on the Democrats, but my elected officials are making it tough for the rest of us. Case in point: a sign on a billboard, “That awkward moment when a zombie is...


Woods County Communications phone log

Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:09 a.m. Controlled burn on Greer Road and County Road 900. 10:25 p.m. Medic needed at the Share Convalescence Home. Friday, January 18, 2019 9:53 a.m. Report of a possible sexual allegation. Saturday, January 19, 2019...


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...


Alva man charged with nine felonies involving female minors

An Alva man is facing eight felony charges in Woods County involving underage girls. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for Richard Dean Hoadley Jr., 62, of Alva, in two felony cases. In CF-2019-6 filed on Jan. 17, Hoadley is charged with (1)...


Planning Commission to consider Young Street housing plat

The Young Street Six housing addition is on the agenda for the regular Alva Planning Commission meeting Monday. The meeting will be held at the Alva Recreation Center in Classroom 3. Jason Schnebel of Left Frame LLC is seeking plat approval for the...


Rose Brothers helped build Alva

Rose Brothers Construction Company played a prominent part in the development, construction and building of Alva. I started working for the Rose Brothers in 1956. They were building the gymnasium on... Full story


OBU's Blankenship Scores 36 in win over UAM

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist got a season-high 36 points from Victoria Blankenship and held off Arkansas Monticello down the stretch to emerge with a 75-70 women's basketball victory. The win evened OBU's record at 9-9 overall and 5-7 in the Great...


Storm win fourth straight behind Niehues' career-high eight blocks

BETHANY, Okla. — For the first time this season and the first time since the 2016-17 season, Southern Nazarene has won four straight games as they took down Southern Arkansas 60-50 inside the Sawyer Center on Saturday afternoon. Despite shooting...


Golden Suns ride past Rangers

ALVA, Okla.– Ke'Vonshaye Stackhouse scored 21 points, Hannah Villines turned in a 18-point effort, and Ryann Goodsell contributed 15 points and nine boards as the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team (7-11, 4-8 Great American Conference)...

 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 27, 2019

Horn Posts Double-Double in Harding's Road Loss at Southwestern

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Southwestern Oklahoma junior Tre Evans scored 45 points, his second 40-point game of the season and the most in a single game by a Great American Conference player, to lead the Bulldogs to an 89-82 victory over Harding Saturday...

 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 27, 2019

Lampo, Caples Score Big, Harding Cannot Hold On at Southwestern

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Harding sophomore Kellie Lampo scored 28 points and sophomore Carissa Caples scored 20, but the Lady Bisons could not overcome turnovers and missed free throws and fell 88-82 to 16th-ranked Southwestern Oklahoma Saturday at...


Muleriders' slow second half leads to loss at Southern Nazarene

Bethany, Okla. – The SAU Women's Basketball team end their second Oklahoma trip of the season still winless in the Sooner State with a 60-50 loss to Southern Nazarene in a game where the Muleriders held the lead from the beginning of the game...


Two charged with stalking, public intoxication

Two individuals have been charged with misdemeanor stalking and public intoxication in Alva. Court documents show on Jan. 16 about 12:08 p.m. Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger went to the 1100 block of Choctaw Street after a call about harassment.... Full story

 By Trey Lunn    Sports    January 27, 2019

Alva Goldbugs fall in 5th-place game

Friday Afternoon Alva beat Elk City in overtime 58-57 to go on to the fifth-place consolation game versus Cashion. The Bugs were down by as many as 13 points in the first half of the game with Elk... Full story

 By Trey Lunn    Sports    January 27, 2019

Alva Ladybugs fall at Cashion in 5th place game

Friday Afternoon The Alva Ladybugs beat Oklahoma Christian School 63-33 to go on to the fifth-place consolation game versus Cashion. The Ladybugs held a commanding lead for a majority of the game.... Full story

 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 27, 2019

Peck leads Rangers to GAC victory over Harding, 74-61

ALVA, Okla. – Jack Peck netted a NCAA career high 18 points to lead a short-handed Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s basketball team to a Great American Conference victory over Harding Thursday night at home. Peck led a balanced... Full story

 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 27, 2019

Lady Rangers drop conference matchup to Harding, 71-57

ALVA, Okla. – A slow start was too much for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s basketball team to overcome Thursday evening inside Percefull Fieldhouse as the Lady Rangers fell to Harding 71-57 in Great American Conference... Full story


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