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Menus for week of May 11–15

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Porcupine meatballs with tomato sauce, corn, broccoli, potato bread, pineapple (diabetic: no-sugar-added pineapple) Tuesday – King ranch casserole, Mexican beans, tossed salad with dressing,...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:56 a.m. – Report of panic alarm in Pond Creek. 11:19 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn. 11:38 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn. 1:47 p.m. – Report of a vehicle in the road at Noble and Oklahoma Boulevard. 2:58 p....

 

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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1303 page 431: CoreBank conveys unto Brian L. Stiffler. Lot 1, block 1, Hinks Subdivision, City of Waynoka. Warranty deed. Book 1303 page 434: Betty Ruth Riggins conveys unto Frederic Ralph Riggins, Jeannie Charmaine Smith...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Friday, April 3, 2020 11 a.m – Inmate inquiry. 7:25 p.m. – Law inquiry. Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:14 p.m. – Woman called about inmate information. Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:45 p.m. – Inmate inquiry. 6 p.m. – Warranty check. Monday, April...

 

Oklahoma Fishing Trail Grand Slam Challenge has biggest month yet

OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahomans social distance to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been spending time fishing Oklahoma lakes and rivers. In the month of April, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department received six submissions...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2020

Unique graduation ceremony planned for AHS seniors

The graduating class of 2020 has experienced unprecedented disruption and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. March brought an abrupt end to classes and extracurricular activities. Spring sports...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2020

Airport Commission to discuss past due hangar leases

Having canceled the April meeting, the Alva Airport Commission has a full agenda for the May 11 meeting. The commission members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Alva Regional Airport. Following a city council report and the airport manager’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 10, 2020

Alva schools post survey for parents on distance learning

As the end of school approaches, Alva Public Schools wants to hear from parents about their experience with online or virtual classes. Surveys have been developed for each of the five schools with questions about the effectiveness of distance...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 10, 2020

Be wary of fraudulent COVID-19 supplement claims

STILLWATER, Okla. – While many people are doing their part by social distancing in an effort to remain healthy and protect the community, others are looking to make a quick buck. Those fraudulent marketers are popping up and promoting various produ...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 10, 2020

CARES Act has provisions for retirement account withdrawal penalties

STILLWATER, Okla. – Building financial accounts is an important priority for many people moving toward retirement. While those reserve funds grow, financial management experts typically agree it’s important to be patient and not withdraw early....

 

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – May is nationally recognized as Foster Care Awareness Month and Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) often uses this month not only to raise awareness about the ways the community can support foster care, but also to celebrate...

 
 By Jennifer Palmer    Local    May 10, 2020

Shift to distance learning highlights stark inequities in internet connection

When the coronavirus pandemic closed school buildings, teachers were tasked with connecting to students from afar. Suddenly, students' lack of home internet access was in the spotlight. A mid-March...

 

With lockdowns relaxing, talk of reopening nursing homes emerges

Deaths of nursing home residents and staff reached triple digits this week and facility officials say the number will likely continue to climb. But a state legislator wants to allow visitors back...

 
 By Jenni Carlson    Local    May 10, 2020

Pane of separation

(Editor's Note: Troy O'Hair is best known by many Alvans from his role as principal at Alva Junior High School. This story first appeared in the Oklahoman and is reprinted by permission.) EDMOND, Okla...

 
 By Cindy Clampet    Local    May 10, 2020

Unemployment Scams

The Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission (OESC) has reported that at least 3,800 fraudulent unemployment claims have been filed by scammers since mid-March of 2020. Unsuspecting businesses and workers who have not filed for unemployment are...

 

USDA offers farm loans for farmers facing COVID-19 related challenges

STILLWATER, Okla., May 7, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to agricultural producers who may not find success obtaining loans from...

 

BJCC Inmates Make Masks

April Renkin, laundry supervisor at Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva, has gone above and beyond. In addition to her modified/locked down work schedule due to the COVID-19, she has managed to...

 

Correction on Caption and picture

An error was made in the May 3 Sunday paper regarding the parade at Beadles Nursing Home. The caption should have read: Sharon Knoll holds sign and umbrella for all the Beadles Nursing Home residents...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers. surrogate mothers, a mother/grandmother to your child's friends, any man that does the mother job, or a sibling that steps up for the family. If I left anyone...

 

Oklahomans will weather this storm

As Oklahomans, we know all too well how to weather a storm. This spring we are experiencing more than hailstones; we are facing a health and economic storm such as we have never faced. We have done what it takes to “flatten the curve” to protect...

 

Situation update: COVID-19

As of this advisory at 7 a.m. on May 9, there are 4,490 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, 66 more than on Friday. There are four additional deaths; two of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 6-May 7....

 

Northwestern to hold blood drive May 12; free COVID-19 antibody test offered

Alva, OK – Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in the Student Center Ranger Room. The blood drive is open to...

 

CHARLES "CHARLIE" MILLER

A memorial graveside service for Charles "Charlie" Miller will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. John Clapp and Rev. Kevin Williams officiating....

 

EDNA JOYCE RUTLEDGE

Funeral services for Edna Joyce Rutledge will be held for the family at 3 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gordon Jantz officiating. Interment will be in the...

 

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