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Household Executives hold monthly meeting

The Household Executives OHCE group met May 16 in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church. Hostess was Evelyn Kramp, co-hostess Jean Sneary and the lesson was by Nicki Chaffee. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Gasaway...

 

Four-generation Scribner reunion held May 27

The annual Scribner family reunion was held Sunday, May 27, at the Runnymede Hotel in Alva. Thirty heirs of James and Francis Scribner and JC and Fannie Buckles families were in attendance. The ages ranged from 2-89 years old. Those attending...

 
 By Lynn L Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

BJCC seeks volunteers

The chaplain at BJCC, John D. Clapp, is urging community members to volunteer to help out at BJCC. He wrote, quoting Martin Luther King Jr.: “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

Three charged after alcohol-fueled disturbance

Three people from Alva are facing alcohol-related charges after law enforcement officers were dispatched to deal with an intoxicated person twice in one night. According to court records, Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman was sent to the 800 block...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

Man charged with felony bail jumping

A man who missed his court appearance date is now facing another charge in Woods County. Michael Lynn Freeman, 48, of Osage, is charged with bail jumping, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of up to...

 

Hunger hits homes this summer in Alva

ALVA, Okla. – This summer, any child 18 and under in Alva can receive free noon meals through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program. “While most children enjoy summer break, many children in Oklahoma are going home to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

Two charged after reportedly shooting gun on private property

Two men were arrested after someone reported they were shooting a gun on private property without the owner’s consent. According to court documents, on May 23 about 5:45 p.m. Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale reported receiving a call about...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

Woods County Equalization Board holds firm

The job of the Woods County Equalization Board is to review challenges to the county assessor's valuation of property, which determines its taxable value. Most Woods County oil field assets are valued using a contract firm with expertise in that...

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for spring 2018

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 a...

 

FRANK W. HICKEY

Frank Hickey, son of Lester Eugene and Eva Louise (Wyatt) Hickey, was born on November 28, 1942, and passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his home in Sharon, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be Monday, June 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Billings Funeral...

 

JANICE LYNN LEU

Janice Lynn Leu passed away at her home at the age of 75 on May 30, 2018. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 4, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma. Bill Merritt Funeral Service, 6201 NW 39th Expressway,...

 

NADA LORETTA BERNARD

Funeral services for Nada Loretta Bernard will be Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Goodwin-Wharton Funeral Chapel in Cherokee. Nada Loretta, daughter of Vinita (McDuffy) and Edgar Prall, was born April 26, 1924, in Driftwood, Oklahoma. She...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Whether you are a business owner, a teacher, a parent or a public servant, effective communication is a critical skill to help achieve the best results possible. Effective communication means more than just being someone who isn’t afraid to talk in...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    June 3, 2018

The Coffee House Philosopher

My sister used to be an avid collector of autographs from musical performers. In her teenage years, Sandy (a/k/a “Sis”) used to be very good at being first in line for signatures after a thrilling (to her) operatic performance. (I never did make...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 3, 2018

Reunion time

We started Thursday noon with Edward Scribner. He could not attend the reunion so we had a gathering of family for food and fellowship. Anne Langley from Canada made it in Friday and another...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, May 25, 2018 6:52 p.m. Controlled burn 3 miles north of Pond Creek. 7:25 p.m. Disturbance in the 1300 block of Young Street. 8:56 p.m. Caller advised their electricity was out. 9:10 p.m. Security alarm going off at the Homestead. 10:18 p.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...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1279 page 54: Bonnie Harris and Joe Lee Harris, wife and husband, convey unto Kirk Trekell and Kim Trekell, husband and wife: surface only of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 25, township 25 north,...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:17 a.m. Woman called about warrant check. 1:28 a.m. Dispatch called for a warrant check. 1:36 a.m. Dispatch called for a warrant check. 4:02 a.m. Dispatch called about warranty information. 9:15 a.m. Man called about inmate...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

Five months for John Clapp as BJCC chaplain

John Clapp, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church for the past 16 years, is well known in Alva. Part of that familiarity also came from working at the church and Alva Walmart at the same time. The Clapp...

 

Learning to Adapt: Medical student meets rural medicine

Philip Ridgway, having completed his first year at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, has returned to the Woods County area for a Summer Rural Externship program with Dr....

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

Navy chaplain returns to preach Sunday

Just a couple months ago, Alva native Tiffany Eddy completed five years of active duty as a Navy chaplain. A 2001 Alva High School graduate, Eddy, the daughter of Dr. Troy and Elizabeth Smith, spent...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2018

'An oddball as an artist'

Brian Davis is the unusual artist who has managed to support himself through creating art his whole life. He says his interest in visual arts began at age three when he became "the artist in the...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    June 3, 2018

Four AHS basketball players take part in Classic Bowl XXX festivities

WOODWARD, Okla. – Four Alva High School basketball players participated in the annual 101 Classic Bowl basketball games this week at Woodward High School. Julie Owen and Tatum Rouse-Murphy represent...

 

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