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Menus for week of April 6–10

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Oven-fried fish with tarter sauce, macaroni and tomatoes, tater tots, mixed fruit (diabetic: no sugar added mixed fruit) Tuesday – Frito pie, Mexican beans, tossed salad with dressing, pears in...

 

Alva FFA plant sale

Are you ready to get some sun and work in your flower beds? The Alva FFA will be conducting a drive-thru style plant sale on Tuesday, April 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. It will look a little different than the traditional sale; customers are asked to enter...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020

Online learning begins Monday for Alva students

Students in Oklahoma public schools begin online learning on Monday, April 6. Alva Public Schools (APS) handed out hotspots and tablets Thursday and Friday for students needing them. Parents were... Full story

 

Attorney General Hunter warns of scams surrounding coronavirus relief funds

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today issued a warning about potential fraud to Oklahomans awaiting their economic impact payments from the federal government. The economic impact payments are part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus...

 

City of Alva outlines response to governor's order

The City of Alva has posted the following statement: In observance of Governor Stitt’s amended Executive Order on COVID-19 response affecting all 77 Oklahoma counties, the City of Alva is instructing citizens to observe all guidance and...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 5, 2020

COVID-19 shows importance of emergency financial plans

STILLWATER, Okla. – The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the importance of financial management and emergency savings accounts, said Cindy Clampet, assistant family resource management specialist with the Oklahoma State University Extension. It...

 

COVID-19 curbside testing offered in Alva

Beginning Monday, April 6, curbside COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment only at the Woods County Health Department in Alva while supplies are available. • Patients will not require a physician’s order to be tested. However, they...

 

Lankford applauds decision to give senior adults, disability recipients automatic access to direct cash payments

OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week, following initial reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was going to require senior adults and others to file tax returns in order to receive the direct cash assistance for COVID-19, Sen. James Lankford...

 

Drivers license renewals, replacements now online

• DPS expanding online services and temporarily suspending "in-person" services Beginning Friday, April 3, the Department of Public Safety is moving to a model that will eliminate face-to-face in-office interactions with the public until further...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020

Filing for county offices opens Wednesday

Candidate filing for county offices will begin Wednesday. The Woods County Election Board will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the three-day filing period April 8-10. The election board office is located in the Professional Building on Fourth...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020

Ponca City man dies in Grant County collision

A Ponca City man died Thursday in a Grant County collision. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports Randy Lee Byrum, 53, of Ponca City, was pronounced dead at the scene from whole body injuries by Pond Creek Ambulance personnel. The collision occurred...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 5, 2020

Immune system tips offered

STILLWATER, Okla. – While medical researchers worldwide race to develop a cure for COVID-19, people can work to strengthen their immune systems and stay as healthy as possible, said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Extension nutrition...

 

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association offers free delivery service

Do you need your groceries, toilet paper, dog food, other essential items and prescriptions delivered? The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is here to help. Residents within a 25-mile radius of Alva – including Burlington, Cherokee,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020

Northwest Tech plans for distance learning

Although most of the focus has been on public school closings, the Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) campuses in Alva and Fairview have also been affected. Board members learned how NWTC is coping...

 

US Postal Service sets no-contact package delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily routines, but the Postal Service continues to deliver mail and packages. To help keep everyone safe during this time, the Postal Service wants you to know about how they are adapting delivery procedures to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020

Survey on Alva Swimming Pool posted

The Alva Swimming Pool Task Force is asking local people to fill out an online swimming pool survey. The survey will be available from April 6 to April 20. Only one response per email address is allowed. Each response is anonymous and confidential....

 

Northwestern to open early enrollment opportunity for high school seniors on April 8

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin freshman enrollment on April 8. The annual Freshman Connection event, which is traditionally the first day of enrollment for incoming freshmen, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

 

Metcalfs establish scholarship

Verne Metcalf believes in Northwestern Oklahoma State University. A native of Alfalfa County, Metcalf says, “Northwestern adds much value to this area of Oklahoma.” Metcalf graduated from Jet High School and then pursued a degree at Southwestern...

 

New scholarship celebrates equality in STEM

Lois Albert created the Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence Memorial Scholarship in memory of her great-great grandmother. Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence wanted to become a doctor, but at the time women were not able to pursue the profession. Through this...

 

Kristi Miller Receives Award

Alva's own Kristi Miller, Loan Originator Senior for PrimeLending, has been ranked as a Scotsman Guide Top Loan Originator for 2019 in the Most Loans Closed category and will be featured in the...

 

Sweet Harper says Thanks

A window at Sweet Harper in Alva recognizes all those who continue to make life work during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

Veldon Lee Bush

Veldon Lee Bush was born on March 7, 1954, in Hardtner, Kansas, and passed away on April 2, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas. Date and time of his memorial service will be published after plans have been made. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Hom e, Inc....

 
 By Dr. David Pecha    Local    April 5, 2020

COVID-19 financial thoughts

April is Financial Literacy Month. This is the time each year consumers are reminded to reflect on their financial well-being and consider possible changes to their behavior. As we navigate our way...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 5, 2020

Every day is a new plan

Announcement: The Alva Police Department wants you to know that running from them is not social distancing! It almost looks like an episode of the Twilight Zone with all the closed businesses and...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, March 27, 2020 5:18 p.m. – Medic needed in the 1100 block of Locust for someone who passed out and fell. 11:40 p.m. – Caller advised they hit an opossum and it was still on the road. Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:56 a.m. – Controlled burn...

 

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