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Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the DAR holds February meeting

Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Feb. 8. The chapter hosted the Oklahoma Daughters of the American Revolution first Vice Regent Sue Allen and Frontier District Director Grace Ellsworth. They discussed the...

 

Menus for the week of Feb. 20–24

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Apple Jacks, buttered toast, pears, juice, milk Tuesday – Breakfast bun, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Sausage patty, biscuit, applesauce, milk Thursday – Whole Grain...

 

Red Hat Society

The Red Hat ladies decided to dine at the Alva Senior Citizen Center on Thursday, Feb. 16, where a great meal was enjoyed by all. The ladies were all decked out in the red and purple outfits and red hats. Entertainment was provided by Fred Riggins....

 

National FFA Week is Feb. 19-25

In 1928, 33 students from 18 states gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, to form the Future Farmers of America. The roots of FFA originate from a time when boys were losing interest and leaving the farm. Walter S. Newman, who in September 1925 became...

 

Council to accept park, gun range renovations

Improvements at Hatfield Park and the gun range are among agenda items for the Alva City Council meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The council will hear brief reports on recent city meetings...

 

Hospital authority to consider agreements with nursing facilities

The February meeting of the Alva Hospital Authority will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Share Medical Center media room. Five agenda items involve agreements with outside nursing facilities. The board members will vote on giving the hospital’s...

 

Alva mentors honored at Oklahoma Mentor Day

As part of National Mentoring Month in January, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence honored outstanding Oklahoma mentors who were selected by their respective programs within the Boren Mentoring...

 

Bank It grants Lutheran Early Care and Education Center $2,000

Bank It has awarded Lutheran Early Care and Education Center a mini-grant of $2,000 for playground equipment and other expenses. The Zion Lutheran Church of Alva wanted to fulfill a mission to the com...

 

Sen. Marlatt says 2,300 bills introduced

Sen. Bryce Marlatt told the Chamber of Commerce "Eggs and Issues" breakfast meeting Friday, Feb. 17, that this is his ninth year in the legislature. He will have three more sessions before he is...

 

Grass fire burns in Capron Friday

The Alva Fire Department assists the Capron Fire Department with this grass fire in Capron Friday afternoon. The fire spread and threatened some structures before being controlled. Both departments...

 

Rep. Carl Newton talks to Chamber Breakfast crowd

Freshman Rep. Carl Newton participated in his first "Eggs and Issues" breakfast Friday morning. These meetings are held monthly during the legislative session by the Alva Chamber of Commerce. Newton...

 

Local FFA students candidates for state FFA office

Ridge Hughbanks, a member of the Alva FFA chapter, and Bayli Hyde, a member of the Burlington FFA chapter, are candidates for state FFA office. State FFA officers travel across the state and nation...

 

Several two-vehicle collisions, parking lot hit-and-run in Alva

Alva police worked several two-vehicle collisions and a parking lot incident recently. On Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:10 p.m. Justin Phillips, 32, of Alva was driving a 2014 GMC pickup west on Oklahoma Boulevard in the inside lane. He was stopped,...

 

Traffic stop results in drug arrest

A driver stopped for driving with her high beams on in Alva ended up being arrested on drug charges. Miranda Jo Gilliland, 34, of Freedom has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), a felony. The crime is...

 

Waynoka man arrested on warrant

A Waynoka police officer took a complaint from a woman who wanted her boyfriend removed from her house. He learned the man had a warrant and went to arrest him. The arrest and trip to jail did go smoothly and the man is facing more charges....

 

Freedom, Waynoka school board elections contested

Two school board candidates in Woods County have contested the results of Tuesday’s election. Contested elections are for the Freedom and Waynoka districts. Freedom Shane Morris of Freedom filed a petition on Feb. 16. He was a candidate for Office...

 

Drug possession charge filed against Alva man

A traffic stop for a defective light led to charges against a passenger for illegal drug possession. Charges were filed against the driver, Johnny Briseno, the day after the traffic stop back in October 2016, but the charges against the passenger...

 

Fechner Pump & Supply hosts Eggs and Issues

Terry Brannon, with human resources of Fechner Pump and Supply, hosted Alva citizens to the monthly Eggs and Issues breakfast at their place of business east of Alva. He explained that Fechner is one...

 

Trailer, 4-wheeler stolen

A theft of a trailer was reported to the Alva Police Department on Feb. 9 about 8:45 a.m. JV Electric, 1616 Oklahoma Blvd., reported a 2017 Lark United enclosed trailer had been parked on the east, northeast of the parking in the grass area. Vincent...

 

Waynoka man charged with four felonies

A young man from Waynoka is facing four felony counts involving sexual texting with juvenile girls. Chad Eric Tune, 18, of Waynoka has been charged with two counts of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology and...

 

DELBERN THEODORE BARNES

SEILING, Oklahoma – Delbern Theodore Barnes was born on August 13, 1925, to Theodore and Nora (Davis) Barnes and went to his heavenly home on February 16, 2017. Delbern spent his life doing many...

 

JACK J. HORT

Jack J. Hort, 92, of Alva passed away Saturday, Feb. 18. Funeral services are pending at Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva....

 

ONA LEE TREADWAY

Funeral services for Ona Lee Treadway will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Smith, pastor of the Alva Wesleyan Church officiating. Intermen...

 

WILLIAM 'BILL' SEEVERS

Rosary for William Seevers will be Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, February 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives were able to accomplish a big win for the state last week. A REAL ID bill passed the House Floor with a bipartisan vote of 78-18. The measure brings the state into compliance with federal law for...

 

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