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Menus for week of May 23–27

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday—Cheeseburger with grilled onion, relish plate, sweet potato fries, pineapple with whipped topping (diabetic: no-sugar-added pineapple) Tuesday—BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit,...


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1332 page 873: Cary Don Gilchrist and Kathleen Brooke Gilchrist convey unto Bryan Investments LLC. Lot 6, block 60, City of Alva, OT Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1332 page 881: Wicktown Properties LLC 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 Communication logs

Friday, May 13, 2022 During this day there were nine traffic stops, five reports of cattle out and five reports of controlled burns. 7:35 a.m. – Report of a stray animal on 5th Street. 12:02 p.m. – Report of a suspicious vehicle. 1:11 p.m. ...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 22, 2022

Bad timing, council

With the gas and electric companies raising their rates; fuel prices going wild; and eggs, milk and bread becoming luxuries, a break from our hometown utilities would have been nice. If I remember rig...



While visiting for a few days on a beautiful farm in the mountains recently, we always went walking every day. Those 800 acres were covered in large trees, meadows, and had a briskly rolling gorgeous...


Murdock's Minutes

The next to the last week of the 2022 legislative session was extremely productive as we worked on measures to help address pressing needs throughout our state through a variety of policy legislation and with the budget process. I think just about...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Woods County Excise board has routine agenda

The May meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held Wednesday morning in the courthouse conference room. Board members present were Chairman Joe Shirley, Chris Olson and Bob Seivert. County Clerk Shelley Reed was also present. The following mon...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Zeller named new WCEDC executive director

The Woods County Economic Development Committee held a special meeting Friday afternoon to consider hiring a new director. Present for the meeting were Dr. Bo Hannaford, Cale Leeper, Jack Staats, Dr....

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 22, 2022

Alva Police Department puts first annual equipment fundraiser in the books

Last weekend, the Alva Police Department held its first annual equipment fundraiser in the form of cars, concerts and barbecue contests – one sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Friday...


Oklahoma legislation creates flight path for core credit for high school aviation classes

OKLAHOMA CITY – A three-year effort to qualify aviation and aerospace courses as core curriculum for students has been signed into law. The goal was to create a mechanism for the four-year “You Can Fly” high school curriculum developed by the...


Jackson to celebrate 100th birthday May 29 at ARC

On May 19, 1922, twins were born to George and Nellie Gray, 2 miles northwest of Capron next to the Driftwood Creek. They named the twins Orieta Viola and Oneta Olga. They grew up with four other... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Alva School Board hires Foster as assistant principal

For the first time since Covid-19 restrictions, the Alva Board of Education met at the administration office downtown. All members were present for the special meeting held Thursday evening. Superinte...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Tourism Tax funds baseball, golf tournaments

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee met Wednesday to hear three requests for funding and to discuss a proposed memorandum of understanding with the Chamber of Commerce. Chairman Norville Ritter was absent so Connor Martin presided. Other members present...

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Attempt to pause Alva utility rate increase is defeated

The most contested item on Monday night’s Alva City Council agenda involved discussion and action to pause the scheduled rate increase on utilities set to begin July 1. Both sides stated opinions, but Mayor Kelly Parker shut down repetitious and... Full story


Northwestern's Esports Team actively recruiting: scholarships available

One of the newest teams at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is currently recruiting players and seeking qualified students for its scholarships. That team is esports. Evan Vaverka, instructor... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Alva man charged with assault

A local man apparently took offense when his offer to mow a lawn for free was turned down. His response to the rejection landed him in jail. Court records show that Friday, May 13, about 7:40 p.m. Alva Police Officer Caleb McCullough was dispatched... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    May 22, 2022

Airport hosts Chamber Community Coffee

The new furniture in the Alva Regional Airport terminal building wasn't quite sufficient to seat all the guests Friday morning. A large crowd gathered for the Alva Chamber Community Coffee. There... Full story


Kansas ordered to pay $63 million to former pizza magnate

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas must pay former pizza executive Gene Bicknell more than $63 million to settle a long-running dispute over his tax bill. The court ruled on Friday that Bicknell was a Florida resident in 2005 and 2006 when he...


Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A partial skull that was discovered last summer by two kayakers in Minnesota will be returned to Native American officials after investigations determined it was about 8,000 years old. The kayakers found the skull in...


Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Concern mounted Saturday over Ukrainian fighters who became prisoners at the end of Russia's brutal three-month siege of Mariupol, as a Moscow-backed separatist leader vowed they would face tribunals. Russia claimed full...


AP source: Giuliani interviewed for hours by 1/6 committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a person...


With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day about getting money for food, finding somewhere to...


Milley tells West Point cadets technology will transform war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer challenged the next generation of Army soldiers on Saturday to prepare America's military to fight future wars that may look little like the wars of today. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the...


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