Articles from the February 27, 2022 edition


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  • Menus for week of Feb. 28 – March 4

    Feb 27, 2022

    Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Oatmeal with toppings, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Cinnamon roll, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit, sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Friday—Pancakes, scrambled eggs, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Pancakes, syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage patty, breakfast potatoes, fruit, milk Tuesday—Corndog, mac and cheese, green beans, fruit, milk Wednesday—Pizza pasta, Caesar salad, garlic b...

  • Alfalfa, Major and Woods counties added to Housing and Utilities Assistance Program

    Feb 27, 2022

    Western Plains Youth & Family Services (WPYFS) has added Alfalfa, Major and Woods counties to its Housing and Utilities Assistance Program. WPYFS established the program to help people needing rental housing and/or utility payment assistance. The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) is designed to assist people who rent their homes and are behind or about to be behind on their rent. The ERA program can also assist renters who are behind on their utility bills. Qualified renters can receive assistance for up to 15 months. WPYFS has staff members...

  • Oklahoma deems billions in federal Covid relief fund applications a secret

    Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch|Feb 27, 2022

    Oklahoma’s purchasing director has decided almost $12 billion in applications for federal money under last year’s Covid-19 funding package for states should stay secret as the Legislature and Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration consider projects for approval. Included in the blanket exemption to the state’s Open Records Act are state agencies applying for funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Oklahoma has $1.87 billion in funding to dole out, with another $1.32 billion going to counties, cities and other local governments. The Office...

  • Eastern Star donates $2,000 to Alva Masons

    Feb 27, 2022

    At the regular meeting of Alva Chapter No. 97 Order of the Eastern Star held Tuesday, Feb. 8, the group voted to donate $2,000 to the local Masons. During the course of the meeting, Worthy Matron Erin Stuck and the other officers and members of the chapter reviewed the organization's finances. It was determined that some of the funds that recently came available should be donated to the Alva Masonic Lodge No. 105, as a token of Eastern Star's appreciation for the continued support of the Masons...

  • Visual arts program artist-in-residence to present workshop

    Feb 27, 2022

    Renee Reizman, the February artist-in-residence in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program, plans to present the last of three workshops on March 1 at 6:55 p.m. with limited seating available in Jesse Dunn Annex 327 titled “Intro to Social Practice.” The other two workshops took place on Feb. 15 and 22. This workshop will incorporate ways to learn about combining arts with community engagement through social practice. Those attending will collaborate with the Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV) to develop a uni...

  • Woods County real estate transactions

    Feb 27, 2022

    Real Estate Transfers Book 1330 page 190: Brad Barton and Mary Lou Barton, unto Barton Ranc LLC. Section 13, township 28N, range 14W, S2SW4. Quit claim deed. Book 1330 page 212: Kevin Wares and Dawn Wares unto Myles Camden Eugene Nixon. Lot 20 through 27, block 26, City of Freedom, OT Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1330 page 221: Alva State Bank & Trust Company, unto Jeremy Wiebener. Section 3, township 25N, range 14W, S2NE4. Warranty deed. Book 1330 page 229: Kevin Wayne McCray and Mary Lynn McCray, unto Amy Klevinvachter. Section 12,...

  • Woods County court filings

    Feb 27, 2022

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Woods County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Misdemeanor Filings Luke Lendon Cooley, Alva, 22, has been char...

  • Woods County Communication logs

    Feb 27, 2022

    Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8:12 a.m. – Medic needed in the 800 block of 2nd Street for a sick person. 10:53 a.m. – Report of a fire odor in the 600 block of 7th Street. 12:02 p.m. – Report of a fire odor at Skyline Drive And Harper Road. 6 p.m. – Medic needed in the 900 block of Homestead Drive for a person who fell. Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:23 a.m. – Medic needed in the 1200 block of 5th Street for unknown medical issue at the time. 12:16 p.m. – Report of a threat. 2:41 p.m. – Medic needed on US-64 for a person with abdominal pai...

  • Lady Rangers drop Thursday game to Crimson Storm

    NWOSU Sports|Feb 27, 2022

    ALVA, Okla. – The Lady Rangers fell to the Crimson Storm, 68-48. Southern Nazarene had two 9-0 runs in the first quarter to ensure their lead the entire game. The Crimson Storm had a late 7-0 run which contributed to their victory Thursday. Northwestern falls to 15-12 overall and a 11-10 conference record. Southern Nazarene defended their second place rank with a 15-6 conference record and 20-8 overall record. Scout Frame led the team in points with 22. Bailey Brown led in rebounds with 8, which contributed to the senior's achievement of o...

  • Northwestern hires Young to be assistant track and field, assistant cross country coach

    NWOSU Sports|Feb 27, 2022

    ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State and head coach Jill Lancaster announce the hiring of Derrick Young Jr. to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Track and Field staff. This will be his first season with the Rangers as he is set to begin immediately for the upcoming and current season. "Coach Derrick Young Jr. brings a tremendous amount of experience in the sport of Women's track & field and Cross Country. He definitely has the enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to help us push t...

  • Rangers win home finale over Southern Nazarene

    NWOSU Sports|Feb 27, 2022

    ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers extend their three game winning streak Thursday by defeating the Crimson Storm, 63-60. Both teams battled back and forth trading points the entirety of the game. Northwestern went down seven at 52-45 before going on a 13-6 run to tie the game at 58-58 followed by Bubba Furlong regaining the lead for the Rangers at the line with two foul shots late to go up 59-58. This would help lead the Rangers to closing out the 63-60 win. This win advances Northwestern to a 20-7 overall record and a 15-6 conference record. S...

  • 'Go Bugs Go'

    Jim Scribner|Feb 27, 2022

    One of the grandkids introduced me to a cool song made right here in Alva. Mrs. Kiley Feely's music studio directed the fourth-grade classes to sing, "Go Bugs Go," for the Alva Goldbugs. You can find this neat song on YouTube. It is well worth listening to. Besides making your heartbeat fast, you will be amazed at the talent Mrs. Feely brought out of fourth graders. What weather! Last week it was too cold for man or beast, and this week it will get up to the 70s. I like this week better. I...

  • Coffeetime

    Andy and Renie Bowman|Feb 27, 2022

    Needing play-around money, as all teenagers do, three industrious farm boys decided to create their own hay-hauling crew one summer. So they made a plan. One boy would drive as another loaded the hay, while the third teen would stack it onto their borrowed truck. Very important that you note the ‘borrowed.’ All worked well until the fateful cloudy day when one of these enterprising young men simply didn’t show up, which created a huge problem. Hay left waiting in the field is not too accom...

  • JACQUE L. CRUSINBERY

    Feb 27, 2022

    Memorial services for Jacque L. Crusinbery will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Waynoka First Methodist Church with Pastor Leon Veazey, Reverend Don Boren and Reverend Kathryn Boren officiating. Services are entrusted to Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC....

  • DAVID WAGNER FRANZ

    Feb 27, 2022

    David Wagner Franz, age 91+ years – and still a Child of God – beloved son of Ruth Amanda and Henry Martin Franz, was born October 11, 1930, and went Home to Jesus on February 23, 2022. Dave is the third of four children and is survived by his sister, Marjorie Ann (Marge); his sister, Ruth Kathryn and brother, Henry Braun (Hank) and parents having preceded him in death. Dave was married to the late Maxine Golightly, and is the father of Peggy Lee, David Steven, Charles Martin and Timothy Adam. There are several grandchildren and great gra...

  • Nearly 300 students to be at Northwestern for Red Carpet Honor Band events

    Feb 27, 2022

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to the 2022 Red Carpet Honor Band on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, where nearly 300 middle and high school musicians will be on the Alva campus. Following a number of rehearsals, these students from across northwest Oklahoma will perform in a free concert open to the public Saturday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. These students will form three bands: Junior High A Band, Junior High B Band and High School Band. The students will rehearse all day Friday and Saturday... Full story

  • Northwestern student gains exposure, education through Seaboard Foods Annual Winternship

    Feb 27, 2022

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University freshman agriculture business major Reese Grigsby of Ashland, Kansas, recently completed an internship with Seaboard Foods in Guymon. Twenty-two students from 16 different universities explored Seaboard Foods' integrated business to learn about careers in agriculture during the annual Winternship. The Winternship provides an opportunity for students to explore the inner workings of a connected pork production company, network with subject matter experts,...

  • January Rotary Students of the Month honored

    Feb 27, 2022

    Jackson Joe Feely Jackson is the son of Shane and Kiley Feely. High school activities include, basketball, football, track, soccer, FCA and Electric Gold. Activities outside of school include, National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Jackson mows yards during the summer months. He plans to attend college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The best advice he could give to a freshman is, "Stay on top of your work and have as much fun as possible." His personal...

  • February Rotary Students of the Month honored

    Feb 27, 2022

    Braden Isaac Hofen Braden is the son of Brian and Lynn Hofen. High school activities include, helping with Stamp Out Starvation and working concession stand. Activities outside of school include, church clean-up and church fundraisers. Braden plans to attend college majoring in Sports/Health Science. The best advice he could give to a freshman is, "Stay focused and enjoy the time while it lasts." His personal philosophy is, "Always learn more and always do the best you can do." Brooke Perez...

  • Northwestern bands to present 'Sounds of Nature' concert

    Feb 27, 2022

    Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will present their spring band concert, "Sounds of Nature," on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Michael Black, director of bands and assistant professor of music, said the concert will feature compositions by a diverse group of modern composers. The Wind Ensemble will play "Flourish for Wind Band" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, "On a Hymnsong of... Full story

  • Oklahoma farmers and ranchers bring perspectives to Washington, D.C.

    Feb 27, 2022

    Seven Farm Bureau members represented Oklahoma at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Issue Advisory Committee meetings Feb. 17-18 in Arlington, Virginia. The IAC meetings bring together Farm Bureau members from across the country to discuss pertinent issues facing agriculture including energy, environmental regulations, ag labor, organic and direct marketing, technology, animal care, farm policy, water, budget and economy, federal land, food safety and market structures. Karen Dodson of Caddo County served on the budget and economy c...

  • Improving Alva's outdoor recreational opportunities

    Dr. Kay Decker|Feb 27, 2022

    During the summer of 2021, the Alva City Council established the Swimming Pool Finance Advisory Committee. Over the past seven months, the advisory committee, which consists of Blake Jordan, Paul Barton, Dalton Beeler, Kim Baugh, Brandon Sherman, Alyson McDermott Penco and Dr. Kay Decker, has met regularly to develop the plan of action for financing, constructing a new swimming pool and improving the City’s outdoor recreational facilities. A master facilities and land use plan will be developed, which will consist of three phases of i...

  • Exceptionally long meeting for Alva City Council

    Marione Martin|Feb 27, 2022

    A short meeting in January led to a two and one-half hour meeting in February for the Alva City Council. The meeting was held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday. The council moved quickly through the reports from committees, commissions and boards on their recent meetings. Committees Daniel Winters said the Personnel Committee met shortly after City Business Manager Angelica Brady announced her resignation which is effective June 1. The three hour meeting turned into an unofficial exit interview with Brady. Randy... Full story

  • Alva City Council contracts with Kimley-Horn for aquatic center design

    Marione Martin|Feb 27, 2022

    Darran Scott, project manager with Kimley-Horn of Oklahoma City, attended Tuesday's Alva City Council meeting to talk about the services his company can provide. The Kimley-Horn proposal for planning and design services is for an amount not to exceed $395,000. In September the council approved a request for proposals for a master plan for an aquatics facility at Hatfield Park. These requests were received on Nov. 30. The Pool Finance Committee reviewed the proposals, interviewed the top three... Full story

  • Cunningham honored as Educator of the Year

    Feb 27, 2022

    Dr. Janet Cunningham serves as the 19th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. As president, she has led many new initiatives such as the development of an enrollment management plan, increasing the number of nationally accredited academic programs, and leading the effort to join the NCAA. Through her leadership, NWOSU was approved for its first doctoral program. Cunningham likes to spend her time reading, crafting, gardening, and being with her grandchildren. Her family members...

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