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

 
 By Stephanie Lambert    Local    May 7, 2017

Longfellow Elementary Spell-a-Thon a success

Longfellow Elementary School students had something to look forward to last week that most students don't get the pleasure of doing: "pieing" their principal in the face. Students were awarded the...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE group learns about Woods County government

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on April 13 at the home of Doris White. JoAnne Prewett called the meeting to order. Barbara Cue led the group in the flag salute. Devotions was given by the hostess on meditation from...

 

Woods County OHCE prepares for OHCE Week celebrations

For the better part of a century, Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc., has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Oklahomans. The organization's continued service to the reside...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 7, 2017

Final Alva Schools vocal concert Tuesday

Bryce Lewis, vocal director at Alva High School and Alva Middle School, has announced the final concert of the school year will be held at the AHS Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 7, 2017

T-hangar access road, lighting on airport agenda

Much of the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday is related to aircraft hangars. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in the airport terminal building. First the board will hear a report on operations from the airport manager as well as a...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 7, 2017

Club members share impact of 4-H with state legislators

When driving in downtown Oklahoma City, one of the buildings dotting the landscape is the Capitol Building. While most people simply drive by, a group of Oklahoma 4-H'ers recently spent the day there...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 7, 2017

'The real work begins now'

On a mild sunny day, the 118th commencement exercises were held Saturday, May 6, at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The weather was perfect for the outdoor event at Ranger Stadium where...

 

April and May Rotary Students of the Month honored

April Grant Ritter Grant Ritter is the son of Douglas and Westline Ritter. High school activities include football, basketball, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Health 2 Others, Key Club, HOSA...

 
 By Mollie Bryant    Regional    May 7, 2017

Fallin vetoes high-interest loan bill that reflected national industry push

Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill on Friday that would have created a loan with a 204 percent annual interest rate. In her veto message, Fallin wrote that the bill, which reflects a national push for new installment loans by the payday lending...

 

Students sometimes face 'lunch shaming' when they can't pay

In schools across the nation, including in Oklahoma, children whose school meal accounts aren’t paid in full sometimes face embarrassment in the cafeteria line. Some schools take away their trays and give them an alternative meal, like a cold...

 

Northwestern Foundation launches "Text-To-Donate" technology

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce the launch of its text-to-donate technology for the Imagine Northwestern comprehensive campaign. Powered by @Pay, this integration allows supporters to quickly donate to Northwes...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    May 7, 2017

Medicare can help you manage your chronic illnesses

Caring for yourself when you have a chronic illness like diabetes or heart disease is hard work. When you have more than one such illness, it can sometimes seem overwhelming. Sixty-seven percent of Oklahomans with Medicare have at least two chronic...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 7, 2017

Birthdays and redneck jokes

On Tuesday, Dad had a doctor's appointment at Enid. My brother Jeff was going and Jack was meeting him there so I rode along. It is always a good trip when Jeff drives, Dad buys lunch and the doctor...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    May 7, 2017

AHS baseball receive accolades from Northwest Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association

Along with the four seniors named to the All-Star team, the Alva High School baseball team collected a few other accolades for the 2017 seasons. In the 2017 awards selected by the Northwest Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association, Alva picked all but...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    May 7, 2017

AHS competes in the Class 3A State Track Meet

Catoosa, Okla. – The Alva High School traveled to compete in the state track meet at Catoosa High School, completing Day One of events on Friday, and worked to finish Day Two events on Saturday. Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association had...

 

Castro finds his name on honorable mention list

Northwestern Oklahoma State catcher Arturo Castro received an Honorable Mention All-Great American Conference recognition for his consistent attack at the plate for Head Coach Sam Carel's ball club. Castro finished second on the team with a .311...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    May 7, 2017

Allen drifts into Central Plains title

ALVA, Okla. – The snow that fell on Hitch Arena on short-round Saturday night in Guymon played right into Joby Allen’s hands. “A lot of people hate that weather,” said Allen, who earned a share of the steer wrestling title at the Oklahoma Pan...

 

Garza and McGraw earn honorable mention accolades

Two key contributors for the Northwestern Oklahoma State softball team earned Honorable Mention All-Great American Conference honors following their efforts this season. Juniors Madison McGraw and Madison Garza both received honorable mentions...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, April 28, 2017 8:13 a.m. Controlled burn in Grant County. 11:15 p.m. 911 call, fire 6 miles west of Camp Houston on U.S. Highway 64. 8:34 p.m. Male with a small child possibly intoxicated. Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:17 a.m. 911 call, Alva's...

 

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...

 

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