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87th anniversary celebration

The 87th anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority was celebrated by the Beta Eta and Xi Gamma Nu chapters and guest Barbara Rockenbach at the annual Founder's Day Banquet held on April 30. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's...

 

Cherokee Outlet chapter of DAR meets

Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met on April 12t in the Alva library. After the opening ritual, Regent Piper presented a program on an episode in history in which the Central Intelligence Agency played a...

 

Menus for the week of May 8–11

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole grain Apple Jacks, cinnamon toast, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Tuesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Omelet, biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Caller reports spelling marijuana at apartment

It was easy to identify illegal narcotics found at a local apartment, according to court documents. Many of them were labeled “contains marijuana, keep out of reach of children.” Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale went to the Aspen Apartments o...

 

CURTIS SHIRLEY

Memorial services for Curtis Shirley will be Friday, May 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Reverend John Clapp, pastor, Alva Bible Baptist Church officiating. Online condolences may...

 

JOHNECE ELLEN RYERSON

Memorial services for Johnece Ellen Ryerson were held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. A reception followed the service....

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 6, 2018

Carl's Capitol Comments

The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the State Senate adjourned the Second Regular Session of the 56th Legislature sine die on May 3. Our final week marked the end to an eventful regular session, which also included a special session as well....

 

Letter to editor

School financing has come full circle since settlers swooped in from the north during “the run.” When there were a lot of families on every square mile, taxes were levied on the local land to finance a lot of school districts with one-room...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 6, 2018

What a goofy world

The Boy Scouts have started letting girls join and are going to change their name to reflect the same. What is really stupid is the boy and girl scouts are fighting about all this. Great job,...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, April 27, 2018 8:37 p.m. Caller advised of a black calf out on State Highway 11. 11:27 p.m. Possible fireworks going off Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:01 a.m. Caller advised of screaming and arguing two houses down. 8:37 a.m. Controlled burn on...

 

Woods County court dispositions for March and April 2018

23 Guilty 14 Felonies Timothy Ralph Russell, 63, Waynoka: Defendant pleaded guilty on March 7, 2018, to possession of controlled dangerous substance in case CF-16-68. Defendant has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment under the custody and control...

 

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 Sheriff's Office phone log

Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:07 p.m. Man called to report cattle out. 9:35 p.m. Woman called to check inmate's bail amount. 10 p.m. Man called for warrant check. Friday, April 27, 2018 None. Saturday, April 28, 2018 None. Sunday, April 29, 2018 None....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Two injured in Wednesday afternoon collision

Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Alva. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Oklahoma Boulevard and Seventh Street about 3:20 p.m....

 

Rock Creek FFA'er to lead Oklahoma FFA for 2018-19

OKLAHOMA CITY – Cole Eschete, member of the Rock Creek FFA chapter, will lead the nearly 27,000 members of the Oklahoma FFA Association for 2018-19. Members elected the 20-year-old to his...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Retirement brings time to create art

Though he may move a little slower, retirement hasn't changed Gene Dougherty's love of art. After teaching classes in drawing, watercolor and design for 31 years at Northern Oklahoma College in...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Costello tells of tragedy causing her to run for labor commissioner

Cathy Costello has five children. All are doing well except number two son, Christian Costello, who has schizophrenia with psychosis and was in a special caretaking unit. On Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Driver says he fell asleep

A driver who said he fell asleep woke to a wild ride on Tuesday, April 10. Dakota Shaw Davis, 24, of Weatherford was driving north toward Alva on U.S. Highway 281 South near Harper Road at 5:30 a.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Propane bottle on highway causes two-vehicle collision

A runaway propane tank caused a motorhome and a semi to collide, resulting in injuries to one driver and a lot of damage, according to court records. The driver who allegedly lost the propane tank is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

Shaping metal into meaningful art

Tall and lanky with flowing white hair and mustache, Dick Bixler could be an old west gunslinger. Instead Bixler uses his hands to shape metal into art with meaning. The Pratt, Kansas, resident used...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2018

A day in Freedom painting the view

Dallas Mayer of Hooker has been showing her work at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva since January. She attended the First Friday Artwalk at the gallery to talk with visitors about her paintings. "I...

 

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