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Grow and Share OHCE regular meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 9 in the home of Mary Hamilton, who served taco pile-on for all of those in attendance. After enjoying the meal, the meeting was called to order and all members recited...


Menus for week of March 22–26

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Muffin, yogurt, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Kolache, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Toast, scrambled eggs,...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 21, 2021

City Business Manager Angelica Brady hired for two more years

Reporting on the Finance Committee meeting, Alva Councilmember Brandon Sherman said the city has $986,128.37 in the cash account and $1.6 million in investments. There was a larger cash balance in the cash account but $250,000 was transferred into... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 21, 2021

State Auditor's Office working on citizens' petition audit of City of Alva

It may be a while before the traffic signals at 4th and Oklahoma Boulevard are repaired, said City Business Manager Angelica Brady in her report to the Alva City Council Monday. Continuing moisture in the soil is causing the light controls to short...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 21, 2021

Bid awarded to install Alva water main

Monday night the Alva Utility Authority awarded a project to install the 16 inch water transmission main replacement to Marsau Enterprises of Enid. Myers Engineering has had good experience with the company. The city received five bids for the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 21, 2021

Two county residents charged with meth trafficking

Felony charges were filed Tuesday against two Woods County residents who are suspected of trafficking in methamphetamine. Court records show on Monday, March 15, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Alva Police Officer William Shahan was on patrol when he...

 By Keaton Ross    Regional    March 21, 2021

A guide to the Pardon and Parole Board as the Julius Jones case advances

A week before death row inmate Julius Jones’ Stage 1 commutation hearing, media personality Kim Kardashian challenged her 69 million Twitter followers to phone the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and advocate for his release. “Tell them to send... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 21, 2021

'The swimming pool shell ... must be replaced'

"Based on the engineering report, it is the Task Force's position that the swimming pool shell and the systems supporting it must be replaced in order to create a facility that is reliable to operate,... Full story



Andy was preparing his own lunch that day. Renie wasn’t feeling well, so he was on his own. He decided he would open up a can of soup, add a few crackers, and he’d be just fine. The rest of the...


Murdock's Minutes

The seventh week of the legislative session often feels like the calm after the storm. Having passed the week six deadline for voting on bills introduced in our chamber, things quieted down a bit. The bills that were approved by the full House are...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 21, 2021

Well, they have finally done it

Pepe Le Pew (the girl-hugging skunk) was found dead in the middle of the highway. Witnesses said he mumbled something about never meaning to be anything but entertainment before running out on the...


Candidate Profile: Taylor Dowling

I have been a proud Goldbug my entire life. After graduating from Alva High School, I enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer... Full story


Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:02 a.m. – Report of a civil standby in the 1700 block of Noble Street. 9:50 a.m. – Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Oklahoma Boulevard. 2:38 p.m. – Report of a civil standby. Friday, March 12, 2021...


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 obtai...


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1315 page 299: Nancy G. Jillian conveys unto Darleen M. Carver. Lot 14, block 5, City of Alva, Mabel McGrath’s Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1315 page 312: Sherry A. Lovelace conveys unto Live 2 Give, LLC. Lot 10,...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 21, 2021

Northwestern volleyball wins 3-1 against Oklahoma Christian

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Volleyball defeated the Eagles of Oklahoma Christian 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 11-25, 25-17) Thursday night inside Percefull Fieldhouse. "Winning tonight against Oklahoma Christian was a great accomplishment," said junior and...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 21, 2021

Six injured in Major County rollover

A driver and five passengers were injured in a rollover near Fairview Friday. One of them, an infant, was listed in critical condition. The wreck occurred at 4:38 p.m. on OK-58 and E 550 Road, approximately three miles south of Fairview in Major... Full story

 By Sammi Krause    Local    March 21, 2021

Warrick celebrates 50th year at UCCS

Many people search a lifetime for their dream career. For Don Warrick, his dream career began 50 years ago on Jan. 1, 1971, at a small, modest campus in Colorado Springs. Warrick's path to UCCS...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 21, 2021

Osburg, Honeycutt named GAC Players of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Kaydee Honeycutt and Avery Osburg of Northwestern volleyball notched Great American Conference Player of the Week awards Thursday afternoon. GAC Offensive Player of the Week...


New daily Oklahoma COVID-19 case average still trending down

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 continued to trend lower Saturday in Oklahoma, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The university's data show the rolling average number of the state's new daily COVID-19 cases were falling...


University suspends cheer team over hazing allegations

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The University of Central Oklahoma has suspended its cheer team for the rest of the school year amid reports of hazing on the squad, the school said Saturday. In addition to the suspension, the team won't be allowed to...


University of Kansas to stop requiring entrance exams

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is doing away with the requirement that incoming freshmen take a standardized test — like the ACT or SAT — to be admitted. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that new standards approved this past...


Car of woman pronounced dead after Wichita EMS call found

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police have found the car of a woman whose death is believed to be a homicide. Police spokesman Charley Davidson said Saturday afternoon that a 911 call from a citizen led officers to the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis...


Man shot by police in Wichita was armed with BB gun

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man shot by police multiple times in the parking lot of a Wichita fast-food restaurant was on parole and holding a BB gun when officers confronted him, authorities say. The Wichita Eagle reports that 34-year-old George Philli...


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