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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Closed Tuesday – Turkey tetrazzini, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, whole wheat roll, bar cookie with topping Wednesday – Baked potato with ham and cheese, vegetable medley, crackers, cake...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE learn about OHCE Emblem and Creed

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on May 11 at the home of Dee Mason. JoAnne Prewett called the meeting to order and Barbara Cue led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given by the hostess from Jeremiah 29.11....

 

Xi Gamma Nu meeting

Eighteen members of the Xi Gamma Nu chapter met May 11 in the home of Joyce Bender. Becky Marshall served as co-hostess, and Angel Reid provided the lesson: a tribute to mothers. Secretary Ida Evans read the minutes of the previous meeting and a...

 
 By Jakob OBrien    Local    May 28, 2017

Alfalfa FFA Bass Fishing Tournament

The Alva FFA fishing tournament was held May 20. We had 17 teams that competed in the tournament. The FFA chapter raised a total of $1,295, with $300 of it being used as cash prizes to our first- and...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 28, 2017

Rec park to dip into savings for new budget

The Alva Recreation Authority heard a budget proposal that had been worked up by City Manager Joe Don Dunham and Alva Recreation Complex Manager Courtney Nesseralla that calls for expenditures of about $200,000 more than income. This imbalance will...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 28, 2017

Suspect located less than 24 hours after trailer stolen

Thursday, May 18, Woods County was under a tornado watch during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Due to the weather conditions and a sighting of a tornado near Waynoka, many businesses in Alva closed early. The streets were more deserted...

 

Courtney Mapes volunteers as an All-State Alumni mentor

Courtney Mapes of Alva has completed three years as an Academic All-State Alumna mentor, providing academic support and encouragement to a student in Stillwater. Mapes followed her mentee from Sangre...

 

Hickman sworn in as new state regent

At Friday's meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Fairview resident and former House Speaker Jeff Hickman was sworn in as a State Regent. Katherine E. Thomas, Special District...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 28, 2017

Eleven homeless kids identified in Alva

Kohannah Robinson, who is coordinator of the Community Resource program at Northwest Family Services, told the Alva Kiwanis Club on Wednesday that there are 11 homeless kids, ages 13 – 18, who live...

 

Donations, lobbying reflect influence of oil and gas industry

In recent weeks, Oklahoma's budget stood in limbo for a time as Republicans and Democrats battled over how much to raise gross production taxes on oil and gas wells. But a third party was at the...

 

State Representative Carl Newton to speak at Historic Short Springs Schoolhouse

Each year on Memorial Day at 11 a.m. the little one room schoolhouse on U.S. Highway 64 in Alfalfa County comes back to life. That is when the Short Springs Cemetery Association holds its annual...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 28, 2017

Two charged with meth trafficking

Information from an interview with an arrestee led to charges against a rural Alva resident who was already being investigated regarding illegal drugs. On May 20 in a post-Miranda-rights interview a man arrested on a warrant from another county...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 28, 2017

Woods County commissioners trade graders

The Woods County commissioners met Thursday morning. The courthouse will be closed on Monday, their usual meeting date. The commissioners first voted to surplus three Kamatzu motor graders for District 2, and to surplus a dozer for District 1. A...

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for spring 2017

Honor rolls for the spring semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all As, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in...

 

BRENNA ANNETTE SMITH

Brenna Annette Smith, age 64 years, of Enid, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home....

 

RANDY BURKE EVANS

Randy Burke Evans, 57, passed away on the morning of May 23 after a courageous five-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his mother, Ella Evans, his loving wife of 37 years, Deborah Evans, two sons and two brothers. Randy grew...

 

ROBERTA MAE CURTIS

Memorial services for Roberta Curtis will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Smith officiating. She was cremated at her request under the direction...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 28, 2017

A balanced budget

After spending the entire session working toward a balanced budget, we signed on the bottom line Friday and voted on a deal. At the end of the day, we appropriated $6.9 billion to dozens of state agencies. I’m proud to say we were able to keep...

 
 By James F. Burns    Local    May 28, 2017

All game some, some gave all

A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment. Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion. Hal had been tasked by his company commander to go back down onto the beach and retrieve some equipment....

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:03 a.m. Accident report in Wakita, in front of the school. Two-vehicle fender bender. 11:41 a.m. Man found a weedeater in the road. 5:10 p.m. Tank battery fire east of U.S. Highway 281 on Major. 7 p.m. Power pole down on...

 

Woods County court dispositions April 2017

9 Guilty 8 Felonies Melissa Jo McMichael, 43, Oklahoma City: Defendant pleaded guilty on April 6, 2017, to possession of controlled dangerous substance without prescription in case CF-06-86. Defendant was sentenced to a term of four years under the...

 

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 obtai...

 

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