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Menus for week of March 16–20

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, biscuit, pears (diabetic: no sugar added pears) Tuesday – Cheesy beef pie, cabbage, hot roll, mixed fruit in Jello (diabetic: no sugar added...

 

AMS February Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle School have selected Skylar Freeman and Aiden Ruiz, eighth grade; Addisann Weber and Joseph Cox, seventh grade; and Autumn Rose and Endy Barraza, sixth grade, as AMS... Full story

 

'A Forgotton Evil' wins Spur Award

Dr. Sheldon Russell of Waynoka has won the 2020 Western Writers of America's prestigious Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel with his most recent book, "A Forgotten Evil," published by...

 

Save the humans, extra terrestrials are landing at a local blood drive.

Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold a blood drive in the Alva Community on Friday, March 20, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Alva Community Extreme Youth Center. Blood donors will receive a free, limited edition, “Save the Humans” T-shirt featuring...

 

State Election Board Secretary cautions voters about unapproved voter registration applications

(Oklahoma City) –State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax is cautioning Oklahomans about unapproved voter registration applications generated from a website called Register2Vote.org, but said a solution is in the works. Under Oklahoma state law,...

 

Cathy Schmitz selected as Campus Kudos winner for fall 2019

Cathy Schmitz, a financial aid counselor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2019 fall semester Campus Kudos Award. Sue Burks,...

 

JACQUELINE LEE (CAMPBELL) DURHAM

Jacqueline Lee (Campbell) Durham was born on March 4, 1960, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away on March 10, 2020, in Glenpool, Oklahoma, at the age of 60. Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 19, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Schaudt's Funeral Home,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 15, 2020

Covid-19, formerly coronavirus, hit home for us last week

Cleo and I have missed the last two Wichita swap meets due to health issues. We decided to go this year, because we both felt pretty good, and had no appointments to keep. I have a friend that was...

 

GAC to indefinitely suspend all conference athletic competitions

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference Council of Presidents announced an indefinite suspension of the conference's sports activities – practices and competitions – for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year effective...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:50 a.m. – Welfare check needed on Aspen Street. 11:43 a.m. – Caller advised they lost their credit card. 4:22 p.m. – Medic needed for a person with a possible broken ankle. Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:54 a.m. – Commerci...

 

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 transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1301 page 544: Joey Ross and Sharon Ross, Co-Trustees of the Ross Family Trust, unto Jimmy L. Mahieu and Paula M. Mahieu. The north half of the southwest quarter of section 34, township 25 north, range 13 WIM, Woods County,...

 

Inmate visitation to cease across state prisons

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is canceling all visitation and all volunteer access to facilities effective at 6 p.m. Friday, March 13. This decision is necessary to keep staff, inmates and volunteers safe from the spread of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 15, 2020

Tourism tax grants on Alva City Council agenda

Two payments from the tourism tax fund are on the Alva City Council agenda on Monday. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. At their February meeting, the Alva Tourism Tax Committee approved a payment of $26,300... Full story

 

Northwestern student honored as 2020 Newman Civic Fellow

Landry Gaddy, freshman political science major at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been named a 2020 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. Campus Compact is a Boston-based non-profit...

 

Will coronavirus cause Oklahoma to expand mail-in voting?

******************* Voting by Mail - Key Dates Election Last Day to Register Deadline to Request Absentee April 7: Board of Education General Elections/Special Elections March 13 5 p.m. April 1 June 30: Primary Election/ Special Elections June 5 5...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 15, 2020

Surveying completed for ODALS lights at airport

Airport Manager Greg Robison told the Alva Airport Commission on Monday, March 9, that surveyors from CEC Engineering were at the airport Feb. 27 to do all the surveying needed for the installation of the ODALS lights. The omnidirectional approach...

 

Wheatland Republican Women learn about swimming pool plans

The Wheatland Republican Women met at noon on March 4 at The Runnymede in Alva. Meagan Caldwell, chairman of the Alva Pool Task Force, presented the program on the Alva swimming pool project. Other...

 

COVID-19 update from Oklahoma State Department of Health

March 13, 2020 – Oklahoma’s public health officials have announced the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Oklahoma County. The individual is a woman in her 60s who had recent travel to Florida. She is in isolation at home and public...

 

COVID-19: Information regarding testing

The Oklahoma State Department of Health provided the following information Thursday, March 12: County health departments, including OKC-County and Tulsa Health Departments, do not offer testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Any individual who develops...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 15, 2020

DCP tax protest settled for Woods County

Four years of Woods County tax appeals by DCP Operating Company LP were settled Wednesday in rulings handed down by District Court Judge Justin Eilers. DCP, a natural gas company based in Denver, Colorado, was protesting the tax assessments placed...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 15, 2020

NWOSU classes to go online for two weeks

In a letter posted on the university’s website, Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, announced regular classes will be replaced with alternative instructional delivery methods following spring break....

 
 By Ray Carter    Local    March 15, 2020

Medicaid expansion may consume tobacco funds

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s decision to unilaterally expand Oklahoma’s Medicaid program to include able-bodied adults has left lawmakers scrambling to fund the program. A measure that would redirect Oklahoma’s tobacco-settlement funds to Medicaid is...

 

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