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Alva public records for April

The following individuals purchased a building permit during April 2019. April 3, 2019 Replace sign, 1278 E. Oklahoma Blvd., expiration date July 3, 2019, valuation: 0. April 9, 2019 Remove old shop building, 425 Myers Dr., expiration date July 9,...


Holly Club holds spring luncheon

The purpose of Holly Club, Alva’s oldest social organization, is to nurture the spirit of friendship and sociability and to promote the continuance of needlework as a useful art. Holly Club members met Friday, May 10, at the home of Joy Glass,...


Menus for week of May 20–24

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Chili stuffed baked potato with cheese, cream of broccoli soup, crackers, pineapple tidbits (diabetic: diet mixed fruit) Tuesday – Swiss steak over rice, squash casserole, green beans, hot roll,...



Funeral services for Imogene Peterson will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Freedom Christian Church with Mark Kinkel, pastor, officiating. Family visitation will be Monday, May 20,...

 By Ernie Pyle    Local    May 19, 2019

The horrible waste of war

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand,...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 19, 2019

Congratulations, graduates

Whether it is pre-K, high school or university, your families are proud of you. Best advice for college graduates: Move back in with your parents, or don't leave if you are already there! Let's all...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    May 19, 2019

Ponce selected D2CCA First Team All-Central Region

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior outfielder Johnnuelle Ponce continued to add to his post-season accolades this week when he was named to the D2 Conference Commissioners Association All-Central Region First Team....


Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:06 a.m. – Welfare check needed in the 300 block of Seventh Street in Medford. 1:40 p.m. – Controlled burn east of Waynoka. 2:26 p.m. – Controlled burn on junction of highways 281 and 45. Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:15 a.m....


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...


Divorce Filings

Warren Lee Corr, Alva, vs. Erica Jane Corr, Alva: dissolution of marriage ($252.14)....


Marriage Filings

Aaron Riley Nighswonger, Woodward, and April Johonna Frech, Woodward: marriage license (counselling) ($5). Roy Willis Whitaker and Islia Louise Barnes, both of Freedom: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)....


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1291 page 1029: Jerrad Hada, a single person, conveys unto Human Performance Center #3 PLLC. Lot 23, block 28, Original Town, Woods County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 1291 page 1055: Randy McDonald, a single person,...

 By Rebekah Nash    Local    May 19, 2019

Alva FFA member earns Diversified Livestock Production State Proficiency Award

Cooper Sneary of the Alva FFA chapter earned first-place honors in the 2019 Oklahoma FFA Diversified Livestock Production Proficiency Award area during the 93rd Oklahoma FFA Convention on May 1....


'Charcuterie Boards for Entertaining'

The Woods County OSU Extension Office, in partnership with Alva’s Market, is offering a Lunchtime Learning Workshop on Charcuterie Boards on May 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Woods County Courthouse Conference Room. Charcuterie boards are typically...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

NWOSU scholarships, appointments on city council agenda

Following a special meeting on a bond election for the municipal swimming pool, the Alva City Council will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting in the city council chambers. The NWOSU Foundation will be presenting the city with the invoice...


Woods County 4-H members participate in speaking contest

Three Woods County 4-H members participated in the fifth annual "Be the BEST in Oklahoma 4-H Public Speaking Contest" on Saturday, May 11, at Stillwater Middle School. Austin Rankin from the Waynoka...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

Five events to receive tourism tax funds

The financial picture for the Alva Tourism Committee is looking brighter. Chairman Norville Ritter said tourism tax payments from hotels are up indicating more room rentals. “It looks way better than last year,” he said. “We’re already ahead... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

Grandfather charged with child endangerment, DUI

A Tonkawa man stopped for no seatbelt and crossing the centerline ended up with DUI and child endangerment charges. Terry Lee Cain, 61, of Tonkawa, was charged in Woods County District Court on May 13 with child endangerment by driving under the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

Couple's fight escalates to large campus crowd

NWOSU campus police called for assistance from the Alva Police Department and the Woods County Sheriff’s Office to disperse a crowd behind a dorm on April 2. According to court documents, at 7:10 p.m. Campus Police Officer Blake Trekell noticed a... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

Woman charged with sexual battery

A sexual battery charge has been filed against an Alva woman for an incident that allegedly occurred in November. Lyzeth Guevara, 21, of Alva, has been charged in Woods County with sexual battery, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

Mapes challenges students to express thanks

Thursday night Alva Middle School eighth graders celebrated the completion of their year and marked their transition into high school. AMS Principal Stephanie Marteney welcomed the audience and introd... Full story


Campus Carillon Bells to return thanks to donor

Beginning in 1990, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus and the surrounding neighborhood was serenaded daily by a digital carillon bell system that included hourly chimes, the alma mater and the fight song. The system was silenced...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2019

Council to consider city bond election for pool repairs

Do Alva citizens want to keep the municipal swimming pool open? Judging by a social media survey and comments at a public hearing, the answer is yes. However, no solutions were offered on how to pay for the more than $2 million in repairs needed to...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 19, 2019

Avard Rail discusses state's industrial hemp pilot program

The Avard Rail Park Authority received a lesson on hemp last Tuesday night at their meeting, one month after the subject was introduced under new business by board member Ed Sutter. A conversation between Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s... Full story

 By Andrew Cox    Sports    May 19, 2019

OBU Stays Alive, Elimination Game Suspended

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After a three-hour rain delay the Oklahoma Baptist baseball team began its two-game day with a game against Minnesota State. OBU fell behind 5-0, but the Bison rallied to win 8-5 and continue its NCAA Regional run. With the...


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