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Menus for the week of June 8–12

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Polish sausage on bun, oven-fried potatoes, kraut, mixed fruit (diabetic: no-sugar-added mixed fruit) Tuesday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, cauliflower, garlic bread, apple crisp...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2020

Three from Alva charged in vehicle theft

Three Alva residents are facing felony charges related to the theft of a vehicle that occurred in March. About 9:30 a.m. on March 16, Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was notified of a stolen vehicle report. He went to 824 Locust St. where he talk...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2020

Airport Commission to hold regular meeting Monday

The Alva Airport Commission will hold a regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the airport. After votes on approving minutes of the last two meetings, the commission members will hear reports from the airport manager and from city council. There will...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2020

Public hearing on Alva city budget set for Monday

The Alva City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, June 8, that will include a public hearing on the annual fiscal year 2020-2021 budget. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. During the public hearing,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2020

Alva woman charged with witness harassment

The mother of a young man charged in a rape case has now been charged herself for harassment of a witness. On June 3 in Woods County District Court, Theresa Gay Blalock, 56, of Alva, was charged with felony harassment of a witness. This crime is puni...

 

Attorney General Hunter reminds Oklahomans to take children, pets out of unattended vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY – With temperatures expected to reach triple digits in some areas of the state this weekend, Attorney General Mike Hunter today is reminding Oklahomans to never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles. In 2019, it is estimated...

 

Alva Community Garden started in an unconventional way

The Alva Community Garden started this spring in a rather unconventional way. The community garden, which will be located behind the Homestead Retirement Community, faced delays from weather,...

 
 By Ray Carter    Local    June 7, 2020

Health 'experts' take contradictory stance on protests

A letter signed by 1,288 self-proclaimed public health professionals, infectious diseases professionals, and undefined “community stakeholders” declares that anti-racist protests “must be supported” and should not be constrained by...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2020

Henson appreciates the therapeutic value of art

After being closed for a couple of months, the Graceful Arts Gallery kicked off June with the First Friday Art Walk in Alva. The evening provided a feast for eyes, ears and stomach. This month the...

 
 By MATT PATTERSON    Local    June 7, 2020

THC breathalyzer program could help police detect marijuana impairment

Oklahoma law enforcement officers patrolling the state’s roads and highways may soon have a new tool for testing drivers who they believe may be under the influence of marijuana. Signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt on May 21, HB 4161 directs the Oklahoma De...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 7, 2020

Man charged in destruction of marijuana plants

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who is alleged to have destroyed marijuana plants valued at $16,900. On June 3 in Woods County, Michael Anthony Miko, 34, of Kent, Washington, was charged with malicious injury to property, a felony. Miko...

 

National Garden Club Week

The Alva Garden Club Council is announcing that garden clubs over the nation are again celebrating National Garden Club Week during June 7-13. The council is comprised of the Tulip Garden Club and...

 

Nursing homes: 95 deaths, no violations

After COVID-19 reached Oklahoma, the state health department began coronavirus-specific inspections of nursing homes, focusing on facilities already exposed. Inspectors found no violations in the 10...

 

Northwestern confirms first positive COVID-19 case on campus

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials have been informed that a student who is enrolled in online courses, but living in student housing, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has been placed in quarantine, and Northwestern personn...

 

FRANCES KIRKHAM

Funeral services for Frances Kirkham, 95, of Alva, Oklahoma, are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

TRAVIS CLAY WHITAKER

Memorial services for Travis Clay Whitaker will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the Freedom School with Rev. Mark Kinkel officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Marshall...

 

AHS Baseball

The Alva baseball team played this past Tuesday....

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:14 a.m. – Report of a burglar alarm in the 600 block of Choctaw. 11:33 a.m. – Theft report at Loves. 11:58 a.m. – Report of a suspicious male in the 1200 block of Maple. 5:08 p.m. – Report of an aggressive possum by...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 7, 2020

This is my take on protesting and rioting

Forgive me if I have missed the mark on these people. Let me say I am very sorry for what happened to Mr. Floyd. It bothers me that three officers watched this happen and did nothing to stop it. They...

 

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...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Book 1305 page 431: Kay Decker conveys unto Kay Decker Living Trust: Lot 3, block 3, Tanner Subdivision, City of Alva. Quit claim deed. Book 1305 page 433: Kay L. Decker, Jay M. Lohmann and Andrea J. Lohmann convey unto Kay Decker Living Trust:...

 
 By Stephen Hawkins    Sports    June 7, 2020

Newgarden wins pole as IndyCar season starts at steamy Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden crossed the start-finish line to get the pole for the long-delayed season opener, there was no reaction from a crowd. There was, however, a quick warning over the radio to...

 
 By ARNIE STAPLETON    Sports    June 7, 2020

NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick while others slog through practices hoping they'll feel better by game day. Last December, the Patriots flew two...

 

Navajo Nation extends closings of tribal casinos into July

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's gambling operation had hoped to reopen its casinos in mid-June but they'll stay closed until at least early July because of the coronavirus outbreak. Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise officials said...

 

Authorities probe Oklahoma City area fatal police shooting

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in suburban Oklahoma City. Officers from the Mustang police department found an individual who had been suspected of driving under the influence at a parking lot Friday...

 

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