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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Biscuit and sausage, gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Toast, scrambled eggs, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Lunch Menu for Alva...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2021

Rezoning requests, scholarships on Alva City Council agenda

The Alva City Council will consider a couple of rezoning requests, the Suddenlink franchise agreement and a separate checking account for the Alva airport during Monday’s regular meeting. In addition, NWOSU will present their spring scholarship b...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2021

Airport Commission approves proposed budget

The Alva Regional Airport Commission approved their proposed budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 during Monday night’s regular meeting. Commission members also heard a brief city c...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2021

All you need is a library card

With the pandemic impact diminishing, the Alva Public Library is opening more of its services to the public. Browsing is allowed in the main floor stacks, and now that the elevator is working patrons may more easily browse the non-fiction books upsta...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2021

ARC Board approves roofing project bid specs

With the Alva Recreation Complex (ARC) not being able to hold tournaments last year due to the pandemic, revenue is lower than expected for the fiscal year. Alva City Business Manager Angelica Brady said although financials are “not where we w... Full story


Bank It raises $5,626.73 for the Alva Community Garden

Community members came together to show support for the Alva Community Garden by donating to the Bank It program. Bank It is a non-profit organization in Alva that has partnered with the five local...

 By David D. Morgan    Local    May 16, 2021

Oklahoma Territory celebrates the passage of the Free Homes Act

On May 17, 1900, President William McKinley signed the Free Homes Act into law. As a result of the law, $15 million in purchase price that was due to the U.S. government from homesteaders in Oklahoma... Full story


Mailbox Improvement Week arrives in time for spring cleaning

OKLAHOMA – The U.S. Postal Service is asking all homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 16–22. “Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of our community and makes delivering and r...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2021

Waynoka woman charged with child neglect

A Waynoka woman has been charged with felony child neglect for failure to protect her unborn child. Court records show on May 4, Alva Police Officer John Caviness conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in Woods County that was occupied by Stephanie...


Senate approves Christopher Van Denhende as Regional University System of Oklahoma regent

The Oklahoma Senate has confirmed Christopher Van Denhende of Tulsa to the governing board of the Regional University System of Oklahoma. Van Denhende was appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt and fills the...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 16, 2021

Two injured in three-vehicle crash

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision in Beaver County Thursday morning. The wreck occurred at 11:27 a.m. just south of the US-83 and US-64 junction on US-83. The location is 4.7 miles north of Turpin. According to the Oklahoma...


Northwestern's social sciences department, division of business induct students into honor societies

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s division of business and social sciences department inducted new members into several international honor societies. Delta Mu Delta is an international business honor society that recognizes and encourages t...



Why is it so hard to put your spouse first, without expecting anything in return for your absolutely selfless kindness and generosity…sigh? (Yep, I have my tongue tucked way back in my cheek on t...


The dangers of performance legislation

With so many true emergencies facing our state, it is disheartening to see a bill like HB1775 rushed through the legislature, signed by the governor and implemented immediately on an emergency basis. The time and attention diverted from issues like...


Murdock's Minutes

You may remember a few weeks ago, I was author of concurrent resolution celebrating the importance of the production of beef, pork and poultry in Oklahoma. Combined, these producers contribute $18...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 16, 2021

Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates

I never saw a dud in all the different school pictures in the paper. What I did see were young people with the ability to change the world for the better. Good luck to every one of you whatever your...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    May 16, 2021

Several Alva track members bring home state medals

Alva High School took a large number of student qualifiers to the state 3A track meet in Catoosa Saturday, May 8. The Alva boys' team finished the meet in ninth place with a total of 31 points. The... Full story

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 16, 2021

Jones accepts position at Dallas College

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Student Services Sadiaa Jones has accepted a position at Dallas College. Jones will be the first athletic director at Dallas College. "Sadiaa has d...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 16, 2021

Seven Rangers bring home conference accolades

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The 2021 baseball regular season has come to a close as the playoffs are set to open Friday. End of the year awards for the Great American Conference (GAC) were announced early Thursday afternoon. Northwestern baseball f...


Rangers fall in quarterfinals of GAC Tournament

ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers took on Arkansas Monticello in the quarterfinals of the Great American Conference tournament on Friday, for their first conference tournament appearance since joining the G... Full story


Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:02 a.m. – Report of a burglary in the 1200 block of Flynn. 9:04 a.m. – Report of vandalism in the 600 block of Center. 7:18 p.m. – Report of a burglary alarm in the 600 block of Flynn. Friday, May 7, 2021 1:11 a.m. – Report...


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 real estate

Book 1317 page 246: Helen S. Beisel Revocable Trust, unto Diana R. Jansen Revocable Trust. Section 1, township 28N, range 13W, SE4. Warranty deed. Book 1317 page 252: Michael Robert Fothergill, unto Michael Robert Fothergill and Angela Kaye Lamar....


$10,000 reward for information in fatal Langston shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal 2018 shooting of a 19-year-old man in Langston. The reward, announced Friday, is the second time a r...


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