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Articles from the March 28, 2021 edition

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Alva Co-op donation to Woods County 4-H is doubled

The Woods County 4-H program has received a $1,000 donation from the Alva Farmer's Cooperative Association and it was matched through a special program from the Land O'Lakes Foundation of St. Paul,...


Menus for week of March 29 – April 2

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Oatmeal with toppings, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Waffles with syrup, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Toast, breakfast scramble,...


Candidate Profile: Blake Jordan

I am Blake Jordan, and I am running for City Council in Alva. I am an Alva native, born and raised, and have a family history in Alva dating back five generations to the Oklahoma Land Run. I... Full story


Candidate Profile: Greg Bowman

My name is Greg Bowman, and I am a Ward 4 candidate for city council. In 1958, I was born at the Alva General Hospital. I attended and graduated from Alva Public Schools in 1977, and I received a... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 28, 2021

Share Medical, Convalescent Home show net profit

Chief Financial Officer Chris Lauderdale told the Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) Tuesday that financial statements are finally up to date with both January and February finished. At the end of December, Share Medical Center had a cash balance of...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 28, 2021

Tulsa man charged with enticing a child

Woods County charges of enticing a child and computer crimes have been filed against a man from Tulsa. He is accused of enticing someone he believed to be a girl, age 14, to go with him with the intent of committing a crime against public decency.... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 28, 2021

Harrah man charged with obtaining $1,650 under false pretenses

A felony warrant has been issued for a Harrah man on a Woods County charge. David James Downey, 47, of Harrah, has been charged with felony value false pretenses and/or con game. This crime is punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the...


Early voting begins Thursday in municipal election

Early voting begins Thursday, April 1, for voters in three Woods County municipalities. Only voters registered in the city boundaries of Alva, Waynoka or Freedom will be eligible to vote in the April 6 election. Woods County Election Board Secretary...


Congress gives Oklahoma cash infusion for expanding Medicaid

Last year’s vote to expand Oklahoma’s Medicaid program will provide the state with a half-billion-dollar windfall thanks to the recently passed federal stimulus bill. Oklahoma Health Care Authority officials confirmed this week that the state...


Kiwanis Club to host virtual town hall meeting with candidates running for city council

The Kiwanis Club of Alva is hosting a free virtual town hall featuring candidates running for city council. The event will be aired on Facebook Live, March 31, at 12:15 p.m. The event can be searched for on Facebook under the name “Virtual Town...

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 28, 2021

Remembering 'Candy Bob'

From the Cherokee Strip Land Run on Sept. 16, 1893, to the present day, Alva has been home to a number of interesting and colorful characters. One of these was Col. Robin Wilson (Bob) Kirkbride also... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 28, 2021

Convalescent Home and Homestead opening up for visitors

The last resident testing positive for Covid-19 at Share Convalescent Home was on Feb. 11, according to Administrator Kelly Parker. He said that resident was a transfer from another facility. The nursing home reopened for visitors on Feb. 18... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    March 28, 2021

Waynoka outreach clinic to open April 5

Share Medical Center is working toward an opening date of Monday, April 5, for the Waynoka outreach clinic. Located in the Waynoka Medical Clinic building, the facility will be open Monday, Wednesday...



Ever had the opportunity to spend any time on the farm or simply drive thru the country side? If so, you probably watched horses and cows grazing in pastures, and likely you have noticed something....


Murdock's Minutes

As chair of the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee, and as someone who has made a living as a rancher, I know the critical role agriculture plays in our state – it’s our second largest economic driver, and it’s a fundamental part of our...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 28, 2021

I have run into several people who have gotten their Covid-19 shots

One thing that you still need to do is mask up and wash your hands so as to not spread it to people that haven't gotten their shot yet. I just hope the shots are permanent and we don't have to repeat...


Woods County Communication logs

Friday, March 19, 2021 8:01 a.m. – Report of a burglary in the 1700 block of Elm Street in Waynoka. 10:05 a.m. – Report of fraud in the 1900 block of College Boulevard. 12:07 p.m. – Report of a stray animal by the post office. 3:35 p.m. ...


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 1315 page 524: Peggy A. O’Neil and Megan O’Neil convey unto Kirk Lyle and Drue Ann Washburn family trust. Lot 4 and 5 in block 3, City of Alva, Hardy’s Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1315 page 530: Patricia A....


2 tugboats deploy to Egypt's Suez Canal as shippers avoid it

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Two additional tugboats deployed Sunday to Egypt's Suez Canal to aid efforts to free a skyscraper-sized container ship wedged for days across the crucial waterway, even as major shippers increasingly divert their boats out of...


New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana after state lawmakers reached a deal to allow sales of the drug for recreational use. The agreement reached Saturday would expand the state's...


Record rains cause flash flooding in Tennessee; 4 dead

Torrential rains across Tennessee flooded homes and at least one church and left roads impassable, prompting dozens of people to be rescued in the Nashville area. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath. Nashville...

 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    March 28, 2021

Police: Oklahoma jail worker beaten, stabbed by inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County Detention Center employee who was taken hostage over the weekend was beaten and stabbed by inmates during the ordeal, police said Monday. The Oklahoma City Police Department released additional details about...

 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    March 28, 2021

Stitt gets vaccinated as Oklahoma expands eligibility

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt received a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday as state health officials opened vaccine eligibility to everyone in the state over age 16. Stitt, a Republican who in July became the first U.S. governor to...


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