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Menus for week of July 6–10

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Meatloaf with brown gravy, potato au gratin, broccoli, hot roll, applesauce (diabetic: unsweetened applesauce). Tuesday – BBQ pork riblet patty on bun, baked beans, coleslaw, mandarin orange dessert...

 

Simon home chosen as 'Yard of the Month' by the Alva Garden Council

The Alva Garden Council has selected the yard at 1029 Center St. as the Yard of the Month. Chad and Halah Simon have lived there for 13 years and have created a welcoming environment from the front...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Kansas man charged with soliciting sex with minor

Motor City Justice (MCJ), an organization that exposes adults who message children to arrange sexual contact, let local law enforcement officers know about a man expected in Alva on June 26. This was the second of two incidents involving MCJ. The...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    July 5, 2020

After years of legislative inaction, voters say yes to Medicaid expansion

After years of debate and aborted legislative proposals, voters have done what Oklahoma lawmakers have long resisted. With a razor-thin 50.5% of the vote, Oklahomans approved a state question Tuesday...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Waynoka man charged with assault

A Waynoka man has been charged with a felony in an alleged assault on his girlfriend. Court documents show on Saturday, June 20, about 8:51 p.m. Woods County dispatch received a call from Casey Melvin regarding a welfare check on her sister...

 

American Legion Place Flags for Independance Day Downtown

Flags placed around downtown Alva celebrate Independence Day. Members of the American Legion put the flags in place Thursday evening....

 
 By Jesse Howe    Local    July 5, 2020

How Oklahoma voted on Medicaid expansion

In the end, the narrow passage of State Question 802 to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma came down to a lopsided arithmetic: Only seven counties voted in favor of the proposal, and 70 counties voted...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Equalization board refuses to budge on Targa tax assessment

Wednesday morning the Woods County Equalization Board had their last hearing of formal appeals on 2019 tax assessments. Before starting that hearing, they held the annual reorganization of board officers. Joe Shirley immediately made a motion that...

 

Jonathan Thomason named Northwestern-Woodward campus dean

Northwestern Oklahoma State University President Dr. Janet Cunningham has appointed Dr. Jonathan Thomason dean of the Woodward campus. He is expected to begin his duties in July. Thomason's new...

 

DARRELL LEE SHELTON

Darrell Lee Shelton was born August 24, 1958, in Canyon, Texas, to Eugene and Jane Shelton. He left this world on June 25, 2020, at the age of 61 years and 10 months. To his first marriage was born...

 

JOANNE ALICE SORTER MAUK PRICE

A Celebration of Life will take place on July 17, 2020, at 6 p.m., at the Alva Church of God. Joanne Alice Sorter Mauk Price, 68, resident of Alva, Oklahoma, died May 2, 2020, at Integris Baptist...

 
 By James F. Burns    Local    July 5, 2020

A Civil War love story

This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease and battle. But most of all, it is a story of the trials, triumphs and tribulations of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 5, 2020

Those Democrats are pretty tricky sometimes

I found out why “The Donald's” trip to Tulsa was a bust. The Democrats sent tickets for a free Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen to all the Republicans attending, valid during the rally. Cleo and I have...

 
 By Ed Godfrey    Local    July 5, 2020

Wildlife Department creates Sandhills WMA in Woods County By Ed Godfrey

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation soon will be adding another wildlife management area. The 5,212-acre Sandhills Wildlife Management Area in Woods County should be open in time for the...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, June 26, 2020 1:47 a.m. – Report of an alarm in the 900 block of 14th Street. 8:50 a.m. – Report of a welfare check behind the Jehovah Witness Church. 8:52 a.m. – Medic needed in the 300 block of Apache. 9:16 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...

 

Marriage License Filings

Douglas Lynn Whittet, Alva, and Debbie Marie Newman, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Photographs document a lifetime of learning

The difference between a good photograph and a great one is the knowledge, experience and artistic sense of the person behind the camera. Marti Cordova has spent a lifetime acquiring all three....

 

First Friday in July at Graceful Arts Gallery

The First Friday Art Walk in Alva showcases "Through the Lens," the annual photography exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery. The work of Leanne Regan Fitzpatrick, Marti Cordova, Zoe Kinzie and Allyson...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Two lifestyles combine in photos

Although her parents disagreed with her choice of majors, Allyson Bush persisted, earning a studio art degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012. The Mangum native then had to figure out how to...

 
 By STEVE MEGARGEE    Sports    July 5, 2020

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won't play this season. On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn't offer much cause for celebration. As teams...

 
 By LARRY LAGE    Sports    July 5, 2020

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential. An ice cream truck outside the Detroit Golf Club seemed to help. Wolff had a roller-coaster...

 

Musk visits Tulsa as site for new Tesla plant is considered

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made a visit to Tulsa, which is being considered as a site for the automaker's new U.S. assembly plant. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said on social media Saturday morning that he'd had a "great" visit with M...

 

Missouri brothers charged in death during planned drug deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the shooting death of a man in a south Kansas City park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday. The shooting happened...

 

Kansas City police: Officer remains in critical condition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City police officer who was shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect dead was in critical condition Saturday and the family is optimistic, police said. Police Spokeswoman Officer Doaa...

 

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