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

 

Northwest Oklahoma Genalogy Society

The Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society was given a tour of the NWOSU library on April 20. Shawna Gilbert, NWOSU librarian, introduced and showed the Tyler Room Special Collection. The Tyler Room is located on the second floor of the library....

 

Red Hat Scarlet ladies of Alva

The Scarlet ladies of the Red Hat Society met at Chopsticks Restaurant for a delicious Chinese dinner on Thursday, April 20. The Red Hat Society women's stretch watch is now available. It is officially licensed and is adorned with red European...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2017

Potential for loan to replace water storage tanks

In an update to the Alva City Council April 17, City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said a letter has been prepared to place Alva on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) project priority list. The city is seeking funding to replace aging...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2017

One more hearing before council votes on new utility rates

Not much new information came out during the second public hearing on increased utility rates Monday, April 17. The Alva Utility Authority held the first hearing April 11. Mayor Kelly Parker did agree to schedule one more public hearing before the...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 23, 2017

ARC board insists on baseball field improvements

The most lengthy topic of discussion at the Wednesday Alva Recreaction Complex board meeting was how to figure out a way to hire a highly qualified groundskeeper to improve the baseball fields. Comments at the meeting by board members said they have...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2017

Tourism tax approves funds for arts festival, steer wrestling

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee approved one funding request in full and another for a lowered amount. The committee met Wednesday, April 19. Members present for the meeting were Chairman Norville...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2017

'One heck of a good setup'

"Halleluiah! Welcome guys!" The slim balding man with the stentorian voice works his way from chair to walker to podium. "Welcome from the Homestead." Audience members smile. Bob Sterling is in the ho...

 

Oklahoma schools beset by high principal turnover

Community members gathered in the cafeteria of Tulsa’s McLain High School on March 28 for a forum on the district’s search for a new principal for the school. For decades, principals have come and gone at Tulsa’s McLain High School so...

 

Gov. Fallin appoints Jane McDermott to Board of Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin today announced she is appointing Jane McDermott to the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO). McDermott, of Alva, will replace...

 

Meeting to address well-site restoration

Anyone interested in learning more about how OERB can help with restoration of an abandoned well site is invited to attend the Woods County Mineral Owners Association meeting on Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at Northwest Technology center, 1801 South...

 

California artist is April Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's visual arts program welcomed the latest Artist-In-Residence, Kerry Cottle, on April 1. She has been creating a body of work this month for an exhibition at...

 

Former educator Nichols will speak at Northwestern's 118th Spring Commencement on May 6

Retired educator Mary Elaine Williams Nichols, Northwestern Oklahoma State University class of 1970, will speak at the 118th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Ranger Field....

 

Robotics lab to be showcased at dedication, open house

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s computer science program will show off its new robotics lab during a public dedication and open house on Friday, April 28, 1–3 p.m. The new lab is located in Room 116 of Shockley Hall. A brief program...

 

FRANCES MARIE HIBBS

Funeral services for Frances Marie Hibbs will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Waynoka First Baptist Church with Rev. David Shaw and Pastor Brian Holland officiating. Interment will be in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 23, 2017

Meandering

Chirp! I’m standing in the upstairs bathroom preparing to dry my hair. I’m alone in the house. It’s too loud for a trapped bird. Chirp! My cellphone is downstairs on the kitchen counter. It has...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 23, 2017

This week is the anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing

Cleo and I were there the day after the bombing to travel on a plane to California for Justin's graduation ceremony from the Marines. No one knew who had done the deed, and initially, much like most...

 

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