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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Fruit Loops, whole wheat toast, pears, juice, milk Tuesday – Super chocolate donut, fruit yogurt cup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, mandarin...

 

Red Hat Society

The Red Hat ladies are still active and going as they met at El Maya for their monthly meeting in March. They enjoyed their meal and were visiting when a gentleman came over to the table and said what a group of lovely ladies he wanted to meet and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

City manager's contract renewed

Alva City Councilmember Steve Valencia attended his final meeting Monday, March 20. Valencia chose not to file again for the Ward 4 Seat 1 position. Brian Wallis will replace him on the council next month. Before the meeting began, Valencia commented...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

No CDBG grant for Alva

The City of Alva received disappointing news about a grant application to help pay for updating the water system. Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the city council March 20 that Alva didn’t qualify for a CDBG grant in the amount of $450,000....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Updating Alva's water system comes with $2 million price tag

The City of Alva peak water usage per day stands at 3 million gallons while the water storage capacity is 2.25 million gallons, says Bill Myers, engineer with Myers Engineering. He spoke to the Alva U...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Volunteer appreciation dinner held at BJCC Friday night

About two dozen people were honored Friday night at the annual volunteer dinner hosted by the Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC). There were a few volunteers who were unable to attend. Michael...

 

Interview with Tim Bradley, Alva City Council candidate for Ward 1, Seat 1

"I'm a working class person who wants to see more things for families in Alva." Tim Bradley works at BancCentral and is married with children. He has lived in Alva for many years and went to school...

 

Interview with Daniel Winters, Alva City Council candidate for Ward 1, Seat 1

"I want to make sure that Alva continues to grow and prosper and be the great community that I came to know and love." Daniel Winters, married father of three young children, works at BancCentral and...

 

Interview with Troy Brooks, Alva City Council candidate for Ward 3, Seat 1

"I have insight into budget cutting and looking for savings inside departments and with city spending." Troy Brooks is a part-owner of Brooks Agency that sells insurance in Alva. He is married with...

 

Interview with Bo Hannaford, Alva City Council candidate for Ward 3, Seat 1

"I think we've made improvements, but I think we have some way to go. So I want to continue to work, and I just want to continue to serve my community." Bo Hannaford is the vice president for...

 

Interview with Roger Hardaway, Alva City Council candidate for Ward 3, Seat 2

"I've been on the city council before and I enjoyed it. It gives me an opportunity to do something to help Alva." Roger Hardaway is a history professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University who...

 

Interview with Mary Hamilton, Alva City Council candidate for Ward 3, Seat 2

"I love politics, and I love the city of Alva. It's a great place to live. It's done so much for us through the years, and so it's time for me to give back." Mary Hamilton is a local businesswoman and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Woodward woman charged with financial exploitation

A Woodward woman has been charged with financial exploitation of her disabled father who lives in Woods County. Amy Janel Crawford, alias: Amy Janel Meyer, 46, of Woodward has been charged with financial exploitation by caretaker, a felony. This crim...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Carmen resident dies from injuries after wreck

Two Carmen men were injured, one fatally, in a one-vehicle wreck on Tuesday, March 14. Robert Cunningham II, 32, was pronounced dead on Thursday, March 23, at 3:38 p.m. at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. The driver of the vehicle, Treston...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Seatbelt stop leads to drug arrest

A Waynoka man was arrested after he was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. According to court records about 3:32 p.m. on March 17, Woods County Deputy Sheriff David Cummings was in Waynoka where he was assisting the Waynoka Police Department in the...

 

Alva Fire Department accepts $500 donation from Ronnie Truelock

Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell accepted a $500 donation from Alva Farmers' Cooperative Association Manager Ronnie Truelock. The donation is from CoBANK, CoBANK is a member of the Farm Credit System....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Armed Kay County fugitive arrested in Alva

Some apartments at Buena Vista in Alva had to be evacuated when local authorities learned an armed suspect was probably hiding out there. A tip from a confidential source to Woods County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Honeyman, about 5 p.m. Sunday, March...

 

April workshops at Graceful Arts Center

During the month of April, the following workshops will be held at Graceful Arts Center: • April 1 – NWOSU Artist in Residence, Joe Gegan, Artist Lecture, no charge to attend lecture, 1-2 p.m. • April 8 – Basket Weaving with Edana Caldwell,...

 

State looks to roll back required health-care benefits

The fate of health coverage for thousands of Oklahomans continues to hang in the balance despite the failure of Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. GOP leaders pulled their health-care proposal Friday after it was clear there w...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Stolen Colorado vehicle recovered in Woods County

A check on a vehicle parked by the highway led to the arrest of the driver for auto theft. According to court documents, on Sunday, March 12, about 8:55 p.m. Woods County Deputy Sheriff Adam Honeyman pulled up behind a vehicle parked on the south...

 

Nine Oklahoma hospitals have filed for bankruptcy since 2011

FREDERICK — It's hard for Ralph Washburn to walk through the dark halls of Memorial Hospital. This is where Washburn was born – in one of the rooms now used for storage, stacked with mattresses and IV poles. “It feels terrible to see it like...

 

Tuesday's election: all the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the April 4 Regular Municipal General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. • Early...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Tucker appointed to county economic development committee

Matt Tucker is the new member of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC). He fills the spot left vacant by the resignation of Doyle Wardrop. The committee barely had a quorum for their quarterly meeting on March 21. Randy McMurphy...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2017

Two charged in May 2016 drug buy

Two Alva residents were charged with marijuana distribution following a monitored drug purchase last year. On March 20, 2017, James Wallace Weinhoffer, 52, of Alva and Keisha Marie Fischer, 36, of Alva were each charged with distributing controlled...

 

Annual Scholarship Drive comes to a close

By the end of Northwestern Oklahoma State University's annual scholarship drive drive, a total of $42,670 was raised, with a total of 417 contacts made. Of this total, 208 Alva community contacts...

 

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