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Menu for the week of April 20–23

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Nachos with beef and cheese sauce, tossed salad with dressing, refried beans, mixed fruit (diabetic: no-sugar-added fruit) Tuesday – Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and...

 

Alva public records for March

The following building permits were purchased during March 2020: March 6: Carport, 1014 Flynn, expiration date: June 5, 2020. Valuation: $800. March 26: Certificate of occupancy, 2802 College, expiration date: June 25, 2020. Valuation:...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, February 21, 2020 4:48 a.m. – Report of cattle out. 6:54 p.m. – Report of a controlled burn. 9:59 p.m. – Report of a reckless driver on US-64. 11:49 p.m. – Medic was needed in the 100 block of Beech. Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:51 a...

 

Divorce Filings

Amanda Kreis vs. Christopher Kreis: dissolution of marriage. ($262.14)...

 

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

Book 1302 page 947: Robert A. Martin and Grace M. Martin convey unto Douglas L. Brady and Brenda K. Brady: Lot 14, Block 15, Bowers 4th Subdivision, City of Alva. Warranty deed. Book 1302 page 959: Kimbr Enterprises Inc. conveys unto Jerako...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2020

Alva City Council to hold virtual meeting Monday

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Alva City Council’s regular April meeting will be moved to a special virtual meeting Monday, April 20. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. but there will be no physical meeting place. Council members will appear...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2020

City to hold virtual public hearing Tuesday

A public hearing is required before the City of Alva can send in an application for a CDBG grant. The public hearing will be held via videoconference. Members of the Alva City Council and members of the public will attend through an online...

 
 By BRIAN BRUS    Local    April 19, 2020

Cattle industry losing billions to COVID-19, report finds

STILLWATER, Okla. – The U.S. cattle industry lost an estimated $13.6 billion by early April this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more economic damages to agriculture are likely, according to a study commissioned by the National...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2020

Correction: Schools share DCP tax settlement with other entities

In the Freedom Call on April 16 and the Alva Review-Courier on April 17, it was reported that Woods County public schools would be splitting nearly a half million dollars in the settlement of a four year tax protest. Woods County Assessor Renetta...

 

Grow and Share OHCE March meeting

Grow and Share OHCE group met on Tuesday, March 10, at the Homestead with Carol McDaniel and Krystenna Womack serving as hostesses. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. and all members recited the flag salute. Thirteen members present answered...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2020

Learn local history while enjoying the outdoors

With the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, people are spending a lot more time at home. Meanwhile, warm spring weather and blossoming trees lure us outdoors. Retired educator...

 

Alva Booster Pump Work in Progress

Ongoing construction on the west side of Alva includes the installation of a new water booster pump at 14th and Oklahoma Boulevard. The tower will be drained of stagnant water and cleaned so it can...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 19, 2020

Severe weather requires advanced planning for older adults

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans are well-versed in what it takes to prepare for severe weather such as tornadoes. Advanced planning is a must to help ensure everyone’s safety. This is especially important for special populations such as older...

 
 By MATT PATTERSON    Local    April 19, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program 'solves a problem' for now

For now, Jake Phelps can catch his breath as he figures out what comes next for his business. Phelps closed his Capital City Barbershop along North Classen Boulevard on March 21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, even before barber shops and hair...

 
 By Ray Carter    Local    April 19, 2020

Stitt: Testing key to state's reopening

Gov. Kevin Stitt and other officials say improved tracking of the COVID-19 virus will be crucial in reopening Oklahoma’s economy in the coming weeks. “Two of the main keys to getting Oklahoma back open are enhanced testing and contact...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2020

Equalization board approves Freeport exemptions

The Woods County Excise Board and the Woods County Equalization Board held back-to-back meetings Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Alva. The boards consist of the same members: Bob Seivert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson. Also attending were Woods...

 

Northwestern to offer new master's degree in heritage tourism and conservation

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin offering a new Master of Arts degree in Heritage Tourism and Conservation in August. This 32-hour program is designed to increase the knowledge base for students who are already employed in a...

 
 By Jack Fisher    Local    April 19, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Let's join the U.N. and get free masks

It is encouraging to see the United Nations giving 250,000 masks to New York City where they really need to have everybody masked. The UN said they had them in storage. I wondered why they had so many and maybe it is because they have so much polluti...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 19, 2020

'Alva folks are the greatest'

I want to thank all the people that made Easter Sunday a happy time. Alva folks are the greatest. We finally have joined the real world. Someone tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Alva this...

 

After resisting, state decides to release number of COVID-19 cases, deaths for all cities

Weeks after mayors and other local officials asked the Oklahoma State Department of Health to release COVID-19 infections and deaths by city, the state began publishing some of that information this week. The catch? The city breakdown excluded...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 19, 2020

Situation update: COVID-19

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has made changes to their daily update website, adding a listing of cases by city in addition to county. Other statistics were changed to pie charts instead of tabbed listings. As of 7 a.m. Saturday,...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    April 19, 2020

Stitt sets vote on Medicaid question; How does it compare with his plan?

After years of debate and political fights, Oklahomans learned Friday when they will get to vote on a proposal to use state and federal funds to extend health-care coverage to 200,000 low-income residents. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a proclamation Frida...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 19, 2020

More than Swag: Nichols leaves indelible mark on gymnastics

The end was supposed to include one last run at perfection. One final salute to the judges. One lingering wave to a packed arena followed by a group hug with her Oklahoma teammates, preferably atop the podium at the NCAA women's gymnastics championsh...

 

Gas prices still plunging amid low demand, record inventory

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are still plunging in New Jersey and around the nation amid the coronavirus outbreak with demand down as much as 50 percent in some places as inventory has risen to a record high. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average...

 

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