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Articles from the June 23, 2017 edition

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 By Paul Cole    Local    June 23, 2017

A fun-loving dad

Dads are remarkable. They love their children for who they are but always challenge them to do their best. Dads realize they face an impossible task. They admit it from the start, but they willingly...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    June 23, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

For years, I was the family king when it came to Bible Trivia. We had a board game, complete with “difficult” and “easy” categories. I reigned undefeated through several tournaments and against all comers. Then my wife wanted to play. I don...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 23, 2017

City of Alva has clean audit

Auditor Chris Angel of Angel, Johnson & Blasingame, P.C. spoke to the Alva City Council Monday about the results of the audit for fiscal year 2015-2016. It was a "clean audit" with only a few...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 23, 2017

BJCC work crews to cost city more

A new Department of Corrections policy that standardizes pay for inmate work crews will cost the City of Alva an estimated $1,000 per month more. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham reported the change at the Alva City Council meeting Monday, June...

 
 By Steve Gust    Local    June 23, 2017

Edmond school board members address coaching conduct

EDMOND — A coaching code of conduct was on the minds of Edmond School Board members last week. Board members urged Athletic Director Mike Nunley to make sure all coaches abide by a policy the board first emphasized during a planning session four...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 23, 2017

Excise board told real estate assessment up, personal property down

Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson told the Woods County Excise Board that valuations for county real estate are up, while valuations for personal property are down by $4.5 million. She mentioned that seven oil service firms closed up and moved...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 23, 2017

Excise board receives budget requests

The Woods County Excise Board studied the budget requests from county officials last Wednesday. Most Woods County offices were able to hold their budget requests steady from the current fiscal year to the future fiscal year beginning in July 2017....

 

Youth Leadership Oklahoma Class 2017 graduates announced

Local student Julie Owen (Alva High School) graduated from Youth Leadership Oklahoma's Class 17 on Friday, June 9, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Each year a class is selected...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 23, 2017

School budget requests revealed

The temporary appropriation requests for all districts in Woods County are as follows: • Freedom ISD#6 – $1,694,156 for the general fund, $231,773 for the building fund, and $39,545 for the Child Nutrition Fund. These figures are 75 percent of...

 
 By Andrea Egner    Regional    June 23, 2017

State teacher shortage 'getting worse,' superintendent says, as 224 more emergency certificates issued

OKLAHOMA CITY — Public schools' reliance on under-qualified teachers shows no signs of letting up at the dawn of a new fiscal year. The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday morning approved 224 more emergency certificates for the month of...

 

Woods County Equalization Board hears appeals

A special meeting was called by the Woods County Board of Equalization on Thursday, June 22, to discuss a round of fair cash value appeals made to the board by several oil and gas companies in the area. The board's quorum was met, and in attendence...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 23, 2017

Auto service

When Nicki says the car is making a different noise, I know to follow up. Her diagnostic skills have proven correct every time and with her superior hearing acuity, it’s often something I haven’t...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 23, 2017

Random Thoughts

For a while back in the day, I listened to country music. One of my favorite groups was The Kendalls, who were unique because they were a father-daughter duo. Many of the songs they recorded were...

 
 By Glen Farley    Sports    June 23, 2017

BASEBALL: Nesseralla relieved to have opportunity with the Rox

BROCKTON, Mass.—He is one of a select few on the Brockton Rox. Brandon Nesseralla isn’t relying on a GPS to guide him around the area. “I still know where I am,” the Rox right-hander said. “I drive around and I know exactly where I am. We...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    June 23, 2017

Allen, Devers finish CNFR in top 10

For the second straight year, two Northwestern Oklahoma State University steer wrestlers finished among the top 10 at the College National Finals Rodeo. Joby Allen of Alva and Cody Devers of Perryton, Texas, finished fourth and 10th, respectively,...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 23, 2017

All three SMC entities profitable in May

For the second time this year, the Share hospital, convalescent home and The Homestead made profits. The operating cash balance for May was $468,519, which represents 13.4 days of operating expenses,...

 

Family establishes endowed scholarship to honor life of Wes Wenzel

Metta Kay Wenzel of Mulvane, Kansas, and Sara Jane Wieker of Oak Brook, Illinois, recently established a scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to assist student-athletes who have an...

 

Northwestern plays host to student council workshops for June, July

Members of the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) gathered on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, June 11-16. The university welcomed...

 

Studio 112 and a Half in Shawnee to feature Alva's Jo Decker in July art show

What does an art gallery director/curator and established artist do during summer vacation? Well, if your name is Jo Decker, then you're installing your art at Studio 112 and a Half in Shawnee for a...

 

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