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Menus for the week of March 6–10

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Cinnamon Toast Crunch, buttered toast, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – French toast strips, maple syrup, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken biscuit, banana, juice, milk Thursday...

 

OHCE members honored at Achievement Night

The Woods County Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) met on Feb. 23 at the Women's Building on the Woods County Fairgrounds to celebrate OHCE Achievement Night. The annual event recognizes...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Several recent collisions in Alva

Recent traffic collision reports from the Alva Police Department included non-injury two-vehicle wrecks. On Jan. 29 at 2:39 a.m. K9 Officer John Caviness went to the scene of a collision that occurred when someone backed from a driveway into a parked...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Alva assists at Alfalfa County fire

The Alva Fire Department was one of about 24 departments called to assist Alfalfa County on a wildfire near the Kansas border Friday, March 3. The fire was in the area of Amorita, Byron and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Alva School Board to consider all-day pre-K

Returning board member Jane McDermott will recite the oath of office at Monday’s Alva Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the board room at the administrative office, 418 Flynn St. McDermott, the incumbent, was the only...

 

AHS Senior Riley Beeler attends CTSO Day at the State Capitol

Riley Beeler attended CareerTech Student Organizations (CTSO) Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Beeler is a state officer for the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) student organization....

 

Woods County Extension C.A.F.E Lunchtime Learning Caregiving 101 Workshop offered

The third in a series of the Woods County Extension C.A.F.E Lunchtime Learning Workshops, Caregiving 101, will be offered March 16 at the Alva Public Library. Extension C.A.F.E. (Catch a Fast Education) Lunchtime Learning Workshops are held from 12...

 

First Presbyterian organ renovated

The First Presbyterian Church of Alva announces the completion of work on the renovation of its pipe organ. The project, completed by the original builder of the organ – the Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas – was the result of a financial...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Two charged after DHS home inspection

A home inspection by the Department of Human Services (DHS) led to felony charges for a western Woods County couple. According to court records, on Thursday, Feb. 23, the Woods County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by DHS employee Helen Bell to...

 

Bright colors and clean lines

Beginning with an interest in M.C. Escher, Graham Edwards has developed a style all his own. Edwards is showing a dozen of his paintings this month at Graceful Arts Gallery in downtown Alva. As he foc...

 
 By Jennifer Palmer    Local    March 5, 2017

Hofmeister forms legal defense fund

A legal defense fund has been formed for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, who is charged with conspiring to evade campaign finance laws during her 2014 bid for office. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

'This is all I can do'

Though he's spent most of his working life in construction, Jason Yauk of Buffalo has turned to a new endeavor. "I've always had that little passion inside for art," he says. "And finally, I kind of w...

 

AMS student chefs delight judges

Alva Middle School students delighted judges and other students this week with their culinary dishes during the Kids Cooking for Kids competition held at the middle school on Feb. 28. The event was...

 

Messina completes Artist in Residence stay

NWOSU Artist in Residence Mandy Messina completes her last day in the six-week program with an appearance at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva March 3. Messina says the best part of the NWOSU program...

 

March 15 last day to assess personal property

Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson would like to remind everyone that March 15 is the last day to assess farm equipment, business personal property, and mobile homes, without penalty. Also March 15 is the deadline to apply for homestead exemptions...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Spray plane pilot injured in crash near Enid

A pilot was injured when his spray plane struck a line to a power pole and went down before catching fire. Glen Walter Carson, 69, of Garber was transported by LIFE EMS to St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Enid. He was admitted for head, hand, trunk...

 

Purchase would increase dominance of private prison company

CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corp. of America, owns and operates the Cimarron Correctional Facility near Cushing, where in 2015 four inmates were fatally stabbed during a gang fight. Oklahoma’s largest private-prison company is proposing to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Three charged with attempting to manufacture hashish

Three Alva residents have been charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance (hashish) and drug possession following a search of their home at 103 Aspen on Feb. 22. The search and arrests were the culmination of an investigation that...

 

Spring is arriving early

Get your flip-flops and shorts out because spring is arriving very early this year – at least two to three weeks early across almost the entire southeast, from San Antonio to Atlanta to Washington,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2017

Rescued barn wood gets new purpose

What can you do with an old piece of wood? Terrall Prince of Hennessey knows the answer. He repurposes pieces of old barn wood into works of art. The Graceful Arts Gallery in downtown Alva is...

 

Northwestern social work students, faculty attend Legislative Day at the Capitol

More than 130 social workers from across the state gathered at the Oklahoma Capitol in February for the National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma Chapter (NASW-OK) Legislative Day. Social work...

 

President's leadership class applications due March 7

The deadline is nearing for high school seniors who plan to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall who are interested in applying for the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) and earning up to $2,750 in scholarship funds. The...

 

Oklahoma Research Day at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Enid campus was host to Oklahoma Research Day on March 3. Students from all over Oklahoma attended the event....

 

Northwestern to observe Spring Break; summer enrollment open

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe the traditional collegiate spring break from March 12-17. Classes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 20. Administrative offices at all three campuses will be closed Monday through Th...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 5, 2017

Say it isn't so

Sorry, folks. My mind went to wander mode and this is what showed up. First thing is I saw where there are over 2,000 new bills for the legislature to work on and pass. Mr. Newton and Mr. Marlatt,...

 

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