Articles from the March 31, 2019 edition

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Menus for the week of April 1–5

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Omelet, toast, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Fruit yogurt cup, blueberry muffins, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken biscuit, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday – Pancakes, maple syrup,...

 

DAVID L. COX

David L. Cox, land surveyor for Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on March 29, 2019, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 4 days. Memorial services will be at a later date. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Two powder puff poker players of the late 1800s were anything but delicate in both countenance and deed. The women were not particularly attractive, but were strong physically, they liked to win at cards, and they did not like to be cheated. One of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 31, 2019

Enough is enough

I saw where there was talk of not funding Special Olympics and cutting autism funding. I think they have been taken off the chopping block, but why were they ever there? We just finished two years of...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 31, 2019

Softball youth spring camp set for April 7

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball is excited to announce an opportunity for area youth to learn and develop skills as the program is set to host the Youth Spring Camp. The camp is scheduled to take place Sunday, April...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:59 a.m. – Medic needed for a female with trouble breathing in the 2000 block of Santa Fe. 11:43 a.m. – Controlled burn on U.S. Highway 281. 3:56 p.m. – Report of a controlled burn. 7:25 p.m. – Report of a fall in...

 

Woods County court dispositions February 2019

2 Guilty 1 Felony Teresa Lorena Altobella, 49, Alva: Defendant pled guilty Feb. 13, 2019, to possession of CDS (meth) in case CF-17-60. Defendant was found guilty and shall pay total fees and costs of $1,356.38. 1 Misdemeanor Austin Chase McCarthy, 3...

 

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...

 

Divorce filings

Benjamin Greggory Minor vs Terri Jean Minor: dissolution of marriage ($252.14). Anthony David Oldfield, Arriba, Colorado, vs. Meagan Nicole Oldfield, Waynoka: dissolution of marriage ($252.14)....

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1290 page 1025: Edward Patrick Harkin Jr. and Patricia Anne Harkin, husband and wife, convey unto the Harkin Family Revocable Trust: the west 140 feet of lot 5 and the south one half of lot 6 in block 2, Fryer’s Addition...

 

Education Fair set for April 3

Education employers seeking employees have an opportunity to go right to the source by attending the spring 2019 Education Fair at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva on Wednesday, April 3, in the Student Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 31, 2019

Resignations, retirement on school board agenda

Several personnel items are on the agenda for the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the board room at the superintendent’s office, 418 Flynn St. Three teachers have submitted resignations and one is retiring....

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 31, 2019

A bigger, better battle of bulls; Alva's Bull Battle event expands

Next weekend, the Woods County Fairgrounds in Alva will host the fourth annual Bull Battle, opening its doors at 4 p.m. on Friday. Bull Riders, Inc. (BRI), an Oklahoma-based sanctioning organization, will showcase bull riders competing for $7,500 in...

 

Northwestern to host third annual guitar festival

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the Third Annual NWOSU Guitar Festival April 5 between 9:30 a.m. and noon in the Fine Arts Building. The festival’s purpose is to provide young guitarists an outlet to perform and receive constructiv...

 

International students to offer annual Festival of Cultures April 5

International food, culture and performances will be available for enjoyment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom during the annual Festival of Cultures. The event is open to the...

 

Angelia Case presents program to Woods County Retired Educators

Angelia Case, academic projects assistant and media specialist at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, presented the program at the Woods County Retired Educators Association (WCREA) meeting held...

 

Northwestern to host early enrollment opportunity for high school seniors on April 10

One day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is designated each year as an early enrollment opportunity for high school seniors called "Freshman Connection." This event is set for Wednesday,...

 

March Rotary Students of the Month honored

Dalton Rose Dalton Rose is the son of Max and Angie Rose. High school activities include football, baseball, basketball, FCA and Key Club. Activities outside of school include Baptist Youth Group and...

 

Northwest District Spring Convention meeting

The Northwest District Garden Clubs of Oklahoma held their annual spring convention on March 16 at the Cherokee Strip Annex Building in Alva. The Petunia, Tulip and Delphinium clubs all had members...

 

BJCC Inmate Council donates $400 to Beadles

The Bill Johnson Correctional Center Inmate Council was recently made aware of a fundraiser that Beadles Nursing Home was having in an effort to raise money for a new ice machine. The inmate council...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 31, 2019

Unintended layover wins Alva a new fan

A pilot flying north from an Olney, Texas, aircraft factory was about 276 miles in on a 950-mile trip to Appleton, Minnesota, when he decided to make a brief rest stop. He called Alva's Regional... Full story

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 31, 2019

Rangers fall in extras to Harding, 6-3, earn split with 7-3 win in nightcap

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball halted a Harding seven-game win streak in the second game of a doubleheader Friday afternoon at Glass Family Field at Myers Stadium. Aft... Full story

 

Northwestern to host Jeanetta Calhoun Mish for Visiting Writer Series

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Department of English, Foreign Language and Humanities will host essayist, scholar and 2017-18 state poet laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish for the Visiting...

 

'Talking Tombstones' return

Alva Masonic Lodge 105, in partnership with the Cherokee Strip Museum, will present "Talking Tombstones." This fun and historical event will take place in the Alva Municipal Cemetery on Saturday,... Full story

 

How you'll know you're dead

One of Ben Zawalich's earliest memories is standing in the Egyptian Room at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and looking at a mummy, a small mummy, in a display case (see photo, this page). That... Full story

 

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