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Alva Community Garden leasing garden beds

The Alva Community Garden is getting ready for the spring growing season. The garden's organizers are excited to announce that raised garden beds will be available for lease to individuals or families who want to garden but may not have their own...

 

Grow and Share OHCE April meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on April 13 in the home of Mary Hamilton. Carol McDaniel served as hostess. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting to order. All present recited the flag salute. McDaniel gave a devotio...

 

Menus for week of April 26–30

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Chicken biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Apple cinnamon oatmeal, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Toast, scrambled egg...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Planning commission to consider two zoning changes

The Alva Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers of City Hall. The commission will consider two requests for changes to zoning. Michael Dale and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Tourism Tax approves funds for music festival, basketball and golf tournaments

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee approved three requests for funding events during their meeting Wednesday, April 21. Present for the meeting were Chair Norville Ritter, Connor Martin, Terri Parsons and Dr. Charles Tucker. Melinda Barton was absent.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Alva City Council discusses Suddenlink franchise

Johnny Moyer of Suddenlink spoke to Alva City Council members Monday, April 19, about renewal of the franchise agreement with the city. Moyer said the agreement is mostly the same as the one that expired in September 2020. He said Suddenlink has...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Mayor Parker talks about council retreat, disc golf

The Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector's Office recently conducted an audit of the City of Alva. It was conducted in response to a citizen petition. The cost of the audit comes out of the city's...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

Controversy over City Council committee assignments

When there are changes in the city council members, the mayor makes new committee assignments. Monday night, April 19, Mayor Kelly Parker presented the new list of committees for discussion. “These are committees that help us review operations and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 25, 2021

The Birds have arrived

You may already have seen people zipping around on the speedy two-wheeled scooters. The Bird Scooters began appearing in Alva early last week. Thursday morning, a ribbon-cutting held by the Chamber... Full story

 

Takeaways from Oklahoma's new legislative redistricting plan

Oklahoma’s legislative districts are set to look much different for many voters next election season. Republican House and Senate leaders unveiled their proposed legislative redistricting plans this week, setting up potential floor votes on the...

 

Kinzie, Jackson honored as March Rotary Students of the Month

Spencer Kinzie Spencer Kinzie is the son of Paul and Elizabeth Kinzie and the grandson of Beverly and Wayne Kinzie. He is an active participant in band, debate, One Act and the Wichita Youth...

 

Northwestern's Choirs to Present 'Soundscapes V' Concert May 1

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's choirs, which consist of the University Singers and the University Chorale, will be performing "Soundscapes V" at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Alva...

 

Coffeetime

Ever been caught in a situation where your say-so doesn’t carry enough weight to make a difference? When you totally disagree with the decision, but there isn’t much you can do to change what’s...

 

Northwestern Education students present 'The Wizard of Oz' to Fowler Students

Northwestern Oklahoma State University education students performed "The Wizard of Oz" for Enid Public Schools Fowler Early Childhood Center students recently. The performance was held in the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 25, 2021

Big time wrestling is coming to Alva this week ... or maybe I should say small time

A group of midget wrestlers are going to put on a show Tuesday. I hope all that attend have a fun time. I probably won't go because if I want to wrestle, I just mouth off to Cleo, or get too close, an...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 25, 2021

Ranger Football releases 2021 schedule

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Head Coach Matt Walter have announced its 2021 football schedule. The 2021 campaign begins with a Thursday night contest at home against Southern Arkansas on Sept. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 25, 2021

Rangers conclude GAC Championships in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Rangers concluded their 2021 spring season in Hot Springs, Ark. The Red and Black completed three rounds in two days at the Hot Springs Country Club and recorded a team score of 309-326-308 – 943. Tyler Berryhill led North...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 25, 2021

Lady Rangers wrap up GAC Championships in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Lady Rangers concluded their 2021 spring season in Hot Springs, Ark. The Red and Black completed three rounds in two days at the Hot Springs Country Club and recorded a team score of 347-334-342 – 1023. Ashley Watts led...

 

Alva Middle School February Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle have selected Addisann Weber and Joseph Cox, eighth grade; Tymberlyn Self and Cade Mackey, seventh grade; and Mylee Nettles and Coleman Gaisford, sixth grade as AMS Students of the Month for February. Addisann Weber is in...

 

Rolling average of coronavirus cases declines in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rolling average of new coronavirus cases in Oklahoma each day has declined by 59.3% during the past two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday. The data showed the daily average decreased by...

 

4 killed, including 2 children, in northeast Oklahoma crash

QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — Four people, including two children, were killed in a two-vehicle collision in northeastern Oklahoma Friday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Charlsee Eberly, 30, of Miami; Kaitlyn Kibel, 28, of Quapaw; a 7-year-old...

 

Testimony concludes in the murder trial of ex-Tulsa officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Testimony concluded Friday in the murder trial, the fifth such trial, of a former Tulsa police officer charged in the fatal 2014 shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler, 60, who is white, was off duty when he shot J...

 

Oklahoma governor signs bills to limit storm utility costs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a pair of bills Friday to mitigate the skyrocketing storm-related utility costs from a February winter storm. The bills were among two dozen measures that Stitt signed into law. He also vetoed...

 

Small earthquakes rattle north-central Kansas

SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) — Several small earthquakes have rattled north-central Kansas. The largest had a magnitude of 3.5 and was reported Friday in Jewell County. Two other quakes measuring 2.3 and 2.5 on the Richter scale were recorded Saturday...

 

Kansas farmers defy odds, make hops into crops

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — It is a brisk spring morning in mid-April and Kansas Hop Co.'s farm is a blank canvas. Clyde Sylvester walks across his property over to the 3 acres (1.21 hectares) of soil where hops seeds are resting beneath. Dozens of wooden...

 

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