Articles from the March 5, 2023 edition

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Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1348 page 187: Terry Dan Litton and Weta Litton convey unto State of Oklahoma ODOT. Section 23, township 27N, range 15W, SE4. Warranty deed. Book 1348 page 189: Shannon Nusser and Heather Nusser convey unto State of...


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 Communication logs

Thursday, March 23, 2023 During this day were 12 traffic stops and one controlled burn. 8:51 a.m. – Report of a business burglar alarm. 11 a.m. – Report of an abandoned vehicle on Elm Street. 2:25 p.m. – Medic needed on Apache Street for a...



Donald A. Pierce, 74, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 24, 2023, at Harry Hines Hospice in Wichita Kansas, surrounded by family. He was born February 14, 1949, in Alva, Oklahoma, the...



Saw the movie “The Jesus Revolution” yesterday. Amazing how seeing scenes and hearing phrases from decades before can instantly transport a person back in time. I was a young teenager living in...


Murdock's Minutes

The people of northwestern Oklahoma are the strongest, most resilient you’ll find anywhere. This part of the state seems to be in Mother Nature’s crosshairs more than any other, and yet every time we’re faced with these challenges, we pull...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 5, 2023

If you're not too stoned, get out and vote Tuesday

I have mixed emotions about recreational marijuana. It will bring millions of dollars of tax money to the state. If the money was used to care for drug-related problems, homeless people, the...


The Little Red Hens February meeting

The Little Red Hens met for their regular meeting on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Technology Center in the multi-purpose room. President Dawn Shafer called the meeting to order, welcomed...


Menus for week of March 6 – 10

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Pancakes with syrup or cereal/toast, applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday—Oatmeal/cinnamon toast or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit and sausage gravy or cereal/toast, peaches, juice,...


2023 Homecoming theme submissions, parade marshal nominations sought for Oct. 5-7 event

The annual contest to select a homecoming theme and parade marshal for the 2023 Alva/Northwestern Oklahoma State University Homecoming has begun and is open to the public. The deadline for submitting entries is noon Friday, March 31. This year’s...


Spring break at Northwestern to be observed;

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe the traditional collegiate spring break from March 13-17. Classes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 20. Administrative offices at all three campuses and the J.W. Martin Library will...


Northwest Technology Center inducts students into National Technical Honor Society

Forty-seven new students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at Northwest Technology Center this week. Eighteen returning members were also honored. To become a part of...


Feidler named OEMA Paid Emergency Director of Year

During the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association convention Wednesday, Woods County Emergency Manager Ethan Feidler was named Oklahoma's Paid Emergency Director of the year. "Whether it is a...


Gardening seminar includes tour of Alva's Community Garden

Garden enthusiasts will want to attend the upcoming OSU Extension Seminar entitled Planning Your Spring Garden. The seminar will be conducted by David Hillock, Associate Extension Specialist, Consumer... Full story

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 5, 2023

Rangers fall in doubleheader to No.10 Central Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. – Rangers softball traveled to face Central Oklahoma for a mid-week doubleheader. The Rangers dropped two games to the No. 10 Bronchos 11-3 in game one and 6-3 in the second game. First Game First inning at bat of the game for...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 5, 2023

Ranger football adds Jon Clark to staff

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Football and Head Coach Ronnie Jones announced the hiring of Jon Clark as the assistant football coach for defensive backs. Clark brings 10 years of coaching experience to the Ranger staff. His most recent...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 5, 2023

Two Lady Rangers named to All-Conference Team

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Great American Conference announced their annual end of the season awards at the 2022-2023 Great American Conference basketball banquet with the postseason starting Thursday. The Lady Rangers had two individuals named to the al...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 5, 2023

Two Rangers named to 2022-23 All-GAC teams

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Great American Conference completed their annual Awards Banquet Wednesday evening before the opening of the conference tournament starting Thursday afternoon. Northwestern Oklahoma State was rewarded from two individuals being...

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 5, 2023

Goldbugs end season with area loss to Cascia Hall

Perhaps the Alva Goldbugs were tired after the fast-paced win against Chandler on Thursday or perhaps they're not fully recovered from the illness that struck earlier in the week. Whatever the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Sports    March 5, 2023

Ladybugs beat KIPP Tulsa with accurate 4th-quarter free throws

After defeating Berryhill on Thursday, the Alva Ladybugs took on KIPP Tulsa Friday in the area tournament at Enid. The Lady Bulldogs are a college prep school new to the OSSAA competition. The teams... Full story

 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    March 5, 2023

Large crowd gathers at Cancun to hear mayoral candidates speak

At the March 2 meeting of the Woods County Democratic Party, two candidates for mayor – incumbent Mayor Kelly Parker and challenger Taylor Dowling – spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Cancun... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2023

'It all starts with a trip'

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell spoke to a joint meeting of the Rotary and Kiwanis club members and guests Thursday noon in Alva. Opening the meeting, Rotary President John Ryerson noted that both... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 5, 2023

Waynoka man charged in high speed chase

A Waynoka man is facing felony charges after he allegedly led officers on a high speed chase through city streets in a stolen vehicle. According to court records, about 10:31 p.m. on Feb. 17, Woods County Sheriff’s Deputy David Cummings was watchin...


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