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Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1350 page 732: Ledford Gillespie and Chalayne Gillespie convey unto Richard W. Horsch and Jean M. Horsch. Lots 2–5, Block 2, City of Waynoka Park Subdivision. Quit claim deed. Book 1350 page 743: Holley Ortiz conveys unto...


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 Communications logs

Friday, May 12, 2023 During this day were 12 traffic stops, nine controlled burns and three controlled burns. 11:05 a.m. – Medic needed for a person having seizures on 5th Street. 12:19 p.m. – Welfare check needed on Waynoka Street. 1:05 p.m....


Menus for week of May 22–26

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday—Liver and onions with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, hot roll, applesauce (diabetic: unsweetened applesauce) Tuesday—Roasted polish sausage and potatoes, seasoned cabbage, cornbread, apple...



Celebration of Life services for Dorothy Erikson will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2023, with Pastor Nathan Hosier officiating. She was cremated at her request under the direction of Marshall Funeral...



Funeral services for Jean Ann Rose will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church with Paul Corr officiating. She will be cremated at her request following the service under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of...


Let me say this: !*&^%+%7*&(ijokjr^%rgyj!!

For anyone, reading and understanding the title of this column is pretty impossible. The reason is plain – I just closed my eyes and pressed random keys, so it makes absolutely no sense to anyone....

 By Dal Houston    Local    May 21, 2023

Looking back and ahead

I am often amazed by the speed of changes in our technology and our lifestyle. I struggle to get my head around something new only to find out it is now old. Here’s the thing to keep in mind: What...


Murdock's Minutes

After months of negotiations, leaders of the Senate, House and the governor unveiled the final education funding package this past week, representing the largest investment in state history, including funding for teacher pay raises, rural schools...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 21, 2023

Six percent

It does not sound like much on an $80 water bill ($4.80) but combined with the big electric and natural gas bills the gutless bums at the Corporation Commission let them have as raises, it adds up. I...


Alva FFA holds 72nd annual chapter banquet

On Thursday, May 11, the Alva FFA Chapter held their 72nd annual chapter banquet in honor of current and past FFA members. The new, 2023-2024 FFA officer team was announced and inducted. The new team...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2023

Stay informed

Would you like to receive a notice about a City of Alva waterline break? How do you find out about a storm warning or a prisoner escape if you can’t hear the sirens? Up to this point, the city has posted such information on their Facebook page,...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 21, 2023

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority renews contract with Emblem Strategies

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority members Stan Bixler, Allan Poe and Ed Sutter formed Tuesday's meeting quorum, joined by Jeremy Zeller, the executive director of Woods County Economic Development Committee, and consultant Sonja Williams. Joining...


Annual Spring Council meeting of the Woods County OHCE

Woods County OHCE met Monday, May 8, for its annual Spring Council meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the celebration of OHCE Week, May 7-13. As part of the OHCE State Project on...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2023

Alva to participate in low income water assistance program

Monday night, the Alva City Council took action to offer assistance on water bills for low income households. The council voted unanimously to approve signing a contract to participate in the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). Th... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2023

Alva Tourism Tax approves funds for NWOSU high school baseball tournament

Northwestern baseball coach Ryan Bowen spoke to the Alva Tourism Tax Committee Wednesday, seeking funds to help with a high school baseball tournament. Bowen said the tournament is a showcase for recruiters looking at athletes and shows off the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2023

Questions, suggestions offered by Scribner on FY23-24 budget

A public hearing on the City of Alva budget for FY 2023-2024 was held during the city council meeting Monday night. A a simplified budget was published as a legal notice on May 5 as required by law.... Full story


Miss Northwestern Emily Smith to compete in Miss Oklahoma Competition June 6-10 in Tulsa

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2023 Emily Smith, Holdenville senior majoring in vocal music education, will represent the university and northwest Oklahoma in the 2023 Miss Oklahoma...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 21, 2023

Don't expect failure, 'fall forward'

After a day of rain, the skies cleared in time for the Alva Middle School Eighth Grade Promotion Friday evening in the high school auditorium. The eighth grade choir, directed by Kiley Feely, opened t... Full story


24 entertainment acts slated to perform during 3-day Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva

Twenty-four diverse acts are scheduled to entertain inside and outside (weather permitting) for the 52nd Nescatunga Arts Festival June 2-4 on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus,...


Governor, legislative leaders strike 'monumental' public education funding deal

After months of wrangling and the week-long efforts of mediation by a retired Oklahoma Supreme Court justice, the state’s GOP leaders announced what they called a “monumental” education funding package on Monday. The $785 million in additional... Full story

 By JAKE COYLE    Regional    May 21, 2023

Scorsese debuts 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in Cannes to thunderous applause

CANNES, France (AP) — Martin Scorsese unveiled "Killers of the Flower Moon" at Cannes on Saturday, debuting a sweeping American epic about greed and exploitation on the bloody plains of an Osage Nation reservation in 1920s Oklahoma. Scorsese's...


Meet the influential new player on transgender health bills

Do No Harm, a nonprofit that launched last year to oppose diversity initiatives in medicine, has evolved into a significant leader in statehouses seeking to ban gender-affirming care for transgender youths, producing model legislation that an...


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