Articles from the May 1, 2022 edition

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91st anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated

The 91st anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority was celebrated with Xi Gamma Nu host for the occasion. Beta Eta chapter were guests at the annual Founder's Day banquet held on April 28....


Menus for week of May 2–6

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Pancakes/syrup or cereal, toast, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Biscuit and sausage gravy or toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Muffin, yogurt or cereal, toast, fruit, juice, milk Thurs...


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1332 page 43: Cygnus Home Service LLC unto Robert Baker. Section 36, township 27N, range 14W, NW4SW4. Warranty deed. Book 1332 page 58: Lilt Properties LLC unto Justin Schanbacher and Carrie Schanbacher. Lot 4, block 59,...


Woods County court filings

Felony Filings Donal Dean Woolley, Waynoka, 58, has been charged with possession of CDS (meth) with intent to distribute and maintaining place for keeping/selling controlled substance. ($980.50) Matthew Triston Meredith, Freedom, 21, has been...


Woods County Communication logs

Friday, April 22, 2022 4:58 a.m. – Report of suspicious circumstance at junction of highways 81 and 64. 5:14 a.m. – Medic needed on Broadway for a sick person. 8:34 a.m. – Welfare check needed on County Road 890. 9:36 a.m. – Welfare check needed...



You actually did it. You won the election. Or in the last second, you sunk the shot that won the game. Or your business was named in the top ten in your category this year for growth. Maybe, you...


Murdock's Minutes

Senate approves HB 3144 by huge margin; would ban discrimination against 'firearm entities' We’ve now passed the deadline for the Senate to vote on measures that started out in the House, and they’ve wrapped up votes on bills that were first int...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 1, 2022

Double excitement for the Scribner family

Sunday, May 1, my brother Jeff is officially retired from BJCC (Bill Johnson Correctional Facility). He started at JCCC (James Crabtree Correctional Center) in Helena and transferred to Alva in just...


Northwestern SWAT participating in child abuse prevention initiatives

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) members have taken part in Child Abuse Prevention Month initiatives including the "Wooden Children" project sponsor...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

'Move forward in the plan He has for you'

It has been two years since Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva has been able to hold a GED graduation ceremony for inmates and their families. With Covid-19 pandemic protocols lifted,... Full story


Northwestern announces Spring Commencement exercises May 7

Spring commencement exercises at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ranger Field. Dr. Cheryl Evans, a 1992 Northwestern graduate originally from Cherokee and president emeritus of Northern Oklahoma...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Computer to run sound, video for BJCC chapel approved

The Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) Citizens Advisory Committee met Thursday following the GED graduation ceremony at the prison. BJCC Warden Becky Guffy reported BJCC currently has 440... Full story


Certified Healthy Oklahoma names Woods County an awardee

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced that Woods County in Northwest Oklahoma has been named an awardee for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma, a public health initiative launched in 2003 to recognize businesses and organizations that...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Man sustains broken jaw in fight with brother

According to court documents, two stepbrothers got into a fight. One ended up in the emergency room with a fractured jaw and the other was arrested. On April 26 at 7:20 p.m. Woods County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Fuller received a call from dispatch t...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Waynoka man arrested on drug charges

After a search warrant was served at his Waynoka residence, Donal Woolley has been charged with two felony counts. Court records show on Feb. 14, Waynoka Police Officer Dennis Kilmer interviewed a...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Homestead getting almost new van for resident transportation

During their meeting Tuesday, April 26, the Alva Hospital Authority trustees approved the purchase of an almost new van for the Homestead. During budget discussions last year, Parker said he hoped to obtain grants to buy vans for the nursing home,... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Tourism Committee approves four events for funding

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee had a lot on the agenda for their special meeting on Wednesday. There were five requests for funding and discussion on a memorandum of understanding with the Chamber of Commerce. Four of the five requests were approved... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Tourism Committee approves four events for funding

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee had a lot on the agenda for their special meeting on Wednesday. There were five requests for funding and discussion on a memorandum of understanding with the Chamber of Commerce. Four of the five requests were approved... Full story

 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 1, 2022

Taking on a 'dream job' in a time of tension

Holly Blevins, recently appointed Woods County Election Board secretary, said she is "thrilled" to find herself in a job so tailored to her interests and education – a job that is deeply meaningful a... Full story

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 1, 2022

Ranger baseball drops series opener to Southwestern

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Northwestern opened their final series of the season Friday afternoon against Southwestern. The bulldogs used a quick two run first inning to jump start a 21-7 victory over the Rangers. The Rangers went down without a hit in t...

 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 1, 2022

Southern Arkansas takes first two games over Rangers

Alva, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State Softball opened their final series of the season with a doubleheader. Southern Arkansas scored in three straight innings in game one to open a 6-0 lead b... Full story


3 Oklahoma meteorology students killed after chasing storm

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed in a crash when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma late Friday, according to a crash report. The students were travelling back f... Full story


Tornado rips through Kansas; 3 students killed in crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A tornado that barreled through parts of Kansas destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and buildings, injured several people and left more than 15,000 people without power, officials said Saturday. In addition to wreckage from th...


Some evacuated from Mariupol; US lawmaker Pelosi visits Kyiv

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Some women and children have been evacuated from a steel plant that is the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, while U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Ukraine's presi...

 By PAUL DAVENPORT    Regional    May 1, 2022

Firefighters battling New Mexico blaze brace for wind

Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S., after strong winds had pushed it across some containment lines and closer to a small city in northern New Mexico. Calmer winds on Saturday...


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