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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Closed Tuesday – Honey butter chicken over rice, broccoli, yellow squash, hot roll, peaches (diabetic: no-sugar-added peaches) Wednesday – Polish sausage with vegetables, cabbage, biscuit, sugar...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Woods County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 30, 2020, Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for...

 

Voter registration deadline is June 5

Friday, June 5, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30 Primary Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Koehn said that people who are United States citizens,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

City of Alva has budget deficit of over $2 million

When Alva City Council members had an opportunity to read the 84 page FY 2018-2019 audit report last weekend, they learned about an ongoing problem with city finances. For the last several years, all...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Can Alva EMS continue as a city service?

A large crowd attended the Alva City Council meeting Monday, May 18, at the Alva Recreation Complex. Judging by the public comments, the hot topic attracting attention was a proposal to look at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Share Medical looking at ways to spend COVID-19 funds

The Alva Hospital Authority meeting Tuesday, May 19, experienced some beginning problems with audio. The virtual meeting on Zoom worked well on video, but sound was a hurdle eventually solved by the use of cellphones on speaker placed on the table....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

An old-fashioned 4th of July

Although some communities are canceling their 4th of July plans, the Alva Rotary Club plans to proceed with a modified celebration. Jesse Kline calls it an old-fashioned 4th with fireworks as the main, actually only, feature. Due to health concerns...

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    May 24, 2020

Why more women than men contract the coronavirus

Women account for about three-fourths of all COVID-19 infections among health-care workers and in nursing homes in Oklahoma, resulting in a higher proportion of women than men overall infected across...

 

Governor signs landmark innocence protection law against unreliable jailhouse informants

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a new law cracking down on unreliable jailhouse informants – incarcerated witnesses who testify in exchange for leniency in their own cases. Four wrongful convictions in Oklahoma involved false...

 

Kiwanis Club selects scholarship, award winners

The Kiwanis Club of Alva recently selected their 2019-2020 school year scholarship recipient and a sophomore of the year. The students are traditionally invited to attend a Kiwanis meeting, where...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    May 24, 2020

Physical conditioning important for previously idle horses

STILLWATER, Okla. – In movies it is not unusual to see a cowboy ride his horse forever, through all types of weather and terrain. In reality, horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed. “The general design...

 

No Miss Northwestern competition in 2020

Following the lead of both the Miss America Organization and Miss Oklahoma competition, Northwestern Oklahoma State University will not hold its annual Miss Northwestern competition on the Alva...

 

HOSA Parlimentary Procedure Team from Northwest Technology Center named State Champion

Last month, the HOSA Parlimentary Procedure Team from Northwest Technology Center was named the State Champion in the Parli-Pro event at the state HOSA Contest. The students participated in the...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Legislature passes budget, anti-red flag law; Guymon becomes COVID hotspot

While the state’s constitution mandates that Legislators must complete their work no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May, we completed action on bills before that deadline. It was certainly the most unusual one any of us have ever seen, as...

 
 By Bill Oxford    Local    May 24, 2020

Recognizing heroes on Memorial Day

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals who...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 24, 2020

The raccoon is the official mascot of 2020

He always wears a mask. Compulsively washes hands, and the letters of raccoon rearrange to spell corona (if you leave out one c). Let's all have a safe and fun Memorial weekend. It looks like it will...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, May 15, 2020 1:41 a.m. – Medic needed in Dacoma. 9:08 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn in the 1100 block of Flynn. 11:56 a.m. – Report of cattle out. 3:04 p.m. – Report of a possible fire in the 1400 block of College Boulevard....

 

Woods County court filings

Felony Filings James Wallace Weinhoffer, Alva, 55, has been cited with maintaining place for keeping/selling controlled substance. ($569) Sherman Dewayne Berry, Dacoma, 52, has been cited with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) ...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1305 page 24: Robert L. Corbin and Linda C. Corbin convey unto Brad Corbin: lot 16, block 1, Park Subdivision, City of Waynoka. Quit claim deed. Book 1305 page 27: Kay Decker conveys unto Leo Sean Wilkinson and Crystal Jo...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Dacoma property searched, drugs seized

Drug related felony charges were filed May 15 in Woods County against a Dacoma man. Sherman Dewayne Berry, 52, of Dacoma, has been charged with (1) distribution of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), (2) possession of controlled...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Alva man arrested on drug charges

A woman turning herself in on a warrant in January appeared to be under the influence of drugs. According to court records, she admitted to being high on methamphetamine that she said she obtained from James Weinhoffer. On Jan. 17 Alva Police Officer...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Dacoma woman faces multiple drug charges

A Dacoma woman is facing drug charges from three separate incidents. On May 15 in Woods County, Sara Lynn Churchill, 54, of Dacoma, was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and maintaining a place for keeping...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    May 24, 2020

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL. Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, "The Match: Champions for Charity," is...

 

Frito-Lay worker at Topeka plant tests positive for COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A worker at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka has tested positive for the coronavirus as more Kansas businesses reopened in advance of Memorial Day. The company said in a statement Friday that it has taken steps to identify and...

 

Body pulled from river in southern Kansas, authorities say

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been pulled from a river in southern Kansas. KWCH-TV reports that Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet confirmed that the body was recovered Saturday from the Walnut River in Cowley County. No other...

 

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