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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Waffles with syrup or cereal/toast, applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday—Cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs or cereal/toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit and sausage gravy or cereal/toast, peaches, j...

 

Correction

In the article titled “Alva mayor candidates expand on comments at recent forum” in the Friday, March 24, Alva Review-Courier a comment from the audience was attributed to Ward 4 Councilmember Daniel Winters. However, Daniel Winters was not...

 

DOUGLAS RAY DOCTOR

Douglas Ray Doctor, son of the late Doris Colleen (Greenwood) Healan and Ray Edmond Doctor, was born October 17, 1952, at Durant, Oklahoma, and passed away March 19, 2023, at Alva at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 3 days. Doug attended school and...

 

JAMES LEE JACKSON

James Lee Jackson was born on December 10, 1932, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Roy Jackson and Alice Hada Jackson. He was the first born in a family of five; he would later have a younger sister, Peggy, and...

 

Don't live there, just visit once

Most people have a bad habit. Nah, I don’t want to hear about your overeating, cigarette smoking, drug taking, lying, stealing, cheating, or tantrum-throwing lifestyle. Moronic as those things are,...

 

Murdock's Minutes

This past week, we hit our deadline for floor votes on bills that were introduced by members of the Senate. One of my own bills was taken up and passed unanimously Monday, Senate Bill 976, creating the Invasive Species Task Force. Invasive species...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 26, 2023

Meet and greet the candidates this week

Tuesday, March 28, at the Northwest Technology Center, the Democrat Party is hosting a meet and greet at 6 p.m. Much like a true politician, I have my campaign promises ready. Or maybe I should just c...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 During this day were eight traffic stops. 12:12 a.m. – Medic needed on 12th Street for a person with breathing problems. 5:01 a.m. – Medic needed on Birch Avenue for a person with chest pains. 7:07 a.m. – Report of a...

 

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

Real Estate Transfers Book 1349 page 685: Max A. Redgate and Debra Redgate convey unto Max A. Redgate Revocable Trust. Section 26, Township 25 North, Range 16 West, W2, etc. Quit claim deed. Book 1349 page 701: Gary Wise Properties LLC conveys unto...

 

Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the 2023 Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded...

 

2023 Northwestern outstanding graduates announced

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumni have been selected as the 2023 Outstanding Graduates. This year’s outstanding graduates include Dr. Madison Campbell, Kevin Evans, Donnie Rader, Jimmy Richey and Nicole Steuart. The outstanding...

 

Buck earns campus deSERVING Ranger Award

Bishop Buck, a senior social work student at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been honored with this year's deSERVING Ranger Award from the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SL/CE) pro...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2023

Alva City Council acts on Main Street membership, lease purchase of fire truck

The Alva City Council had a full agenda Monday, March 20, with the audit report (covered in another article) taking a sizeable portion of the two hours. The council addressed Main Street membership, c...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2023

City of Alva has clean audit for FY21-22

"We have an opinion in here, and it's a clean opinion so it's not modified for anything. Everything is materially correct," said Andy Cromer, CPA with HPSG & Associates, PC. He presented the... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2023

BJCC inmate walkaway captured

Friday afternoon, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced the capture of Joey Mena, 45, an inmate who walked away from Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva on Saturday, March 18.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2023

Snapshot of City of Alva current financial status

Each month, the Finance Committee of the Alva City Council meets, usually preceding the council meeting, to dive into the financial health of the city. On Monday, March 20, they also met with the city’s auditor to discuss the just completed...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2023

Green burial is coming to Alva Municipal Cemetery

The Alva Municipal Cemetery may soon have a “green” burial site. Cemetery Board Chairman Lenny Reed told the Alva City Council Monday that the cemetery has begun the process for green burial. They plan to designate Block 22, the furthest... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 26, 2023

Charges filed in a family altercation

Two family members, a man and his nephew, are facing charges in Woods County after an altercation. According to court documents, On March 4 about 10:59 a.m. Woods County Sheriff’s Deputy David Cummings was dispatched to the area of County Road 390...

 

8th Annual Chamber of Commerce Citizens Choice Gala award winners

Bates Bows Co. & More Retail Business of the Year The Retail Business of the Year award is presented to a Chamber member that has demonstrated exceptional achievement and success in the retail... Full story

 

Finnish leadership condemns attack on veteran lawmaker

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's leaders strongly condemned an assault on a Jewish lawmaker who was assaulted and punched in the face Saturday while campaigning for the country's April 2 general election. President Sauli Niinisto tweeted that Saturday's...

 

Book thief in plot that duped famous authors avoids prison

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the stuff of novels: For years, a con artist plagued the publishing industry, impersonating editors and agents to pull off hundreds of literary heists. But the manuscripts obtained from high-profile authors were never resold...

 

Search on for missing in deadly chocolate factory explosion

WEST READING, Pa. (AP) — An explosion at a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania on Friday killed three people and left five people missing, authorities said. One person was pulled alive from the rubble overnight. Rescue crews using dogs and imaging eq...

 

'There's nothing left': Deep South tornadoes kill 26

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people, injuring dozens, and flattening...

 

Trump, facing potential indictment, holds defiant Waco rally

WACO, Texas (AP) — Facing a potential indictment, Donald Trump took a defiant stance at a rally Saturday in Waco, disparaging the prosecutors investigating him and predicting his vindication as he rallied supporters in a city made famous by deadly...

 

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