Articles from the July 11, 2021 edition

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  • Grow and Share OHCE July meeting

    Jul 11, 2021

    Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 29 at the home of Janet Cunningham. Carol McDaniel served as hostess. President Cunningham called the meeting to order. All present recited the flag salute. McDaniel gave a devotional from Psalm 90:1-2. Eight members present answered roll call to “What are your summer vacation plans?” Minutes for the May meeting were read. Jean Moore moved that the minutes be approved as read. Motion passed. Jean gave the treasurers report stating a balance of $597.15. There were no com...

  • Menus for week of July 12–16

    Jul 11, 2021

    Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad with dressing, green beans, garlic bread, fruit cobbler (diabetic: fruit cobbler) Tuesday – Beef fajita with mixed peppers, Mexican corn, refried beans, sugar cookie and applesauce (diabetic: unsweetened applesauce) Wednesday – Hoagie with ham, turkey and cheese; potato soup; pea salad; peach crisp (diabetic: peach crisp) Thursday – Oven-baked chicken, hash brown potato casserole, zucchini and yellow squash, biscuit, mandarin orange dessert (diabet...

  • Airport Commission to consider policy on fuel charge accounts

    Marione Martin|Jul 11, 2021

    A policy on fuel charging is on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the airport terminal. Local pilots have been able to put their fuel purchases on a charge account, but no guidelines have been established such as how many months credit will be extended. The discussion and action on a fuel charging policy will establish guidelines. The commission will also discuss and take action on purchasing or leasing an ice machine for the airport. There will be reports from staff including a...

  • Bier sworn in as new Alva City Councilmember

    Marione Martin|Jul 11, 2021

    Two special city meetings were held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The Alva City Council met first with all members present. Mayor Kelly Parker presented his recommendation to appoint Sadie Bier to the Ward 3 Seat 2 vacancy on the council. The position was left vacant when Mary Hamilton resigned. It was up to the mayor to bring a recommendation for her replacement to the council. Parker said, "I have spoken with some members of the community. I reached out and spoke with Sadie regarding her potential...

  • Alva School Board to hire several certified, non-certified employees

    Marione Martin|Jul 11, 2021

    The Alva Board of Education will discuss and possibly act on hiring three teachers, two counselors and two custodians in the regular meeting Monday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the high school library. The board will also be voting on salary schedules for administrators, teachers, support personnel and extra duty pay. The superintendent will provide an update on any resignations, retirements and reassignments as well as communications and the strategic plan. There will be a vote on entering into a contract with Strawbridge Studios, Inc....

  • Black market, other risks remain as legalized weed turns three

    Mike Brake, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs|Jul 11, 2021

    On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, legalizing “the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes.” The state question was written to allow anyone to claim just about any medical need for a card. The ease of access to medical weed made Oklahoma virtually unique among states with similar laws. Politico noted that “Oklahoma is now the biggest medical marijuana market in the country on a per capita basis.” Head Shops on Every Corner The dis...

  • BJCC prepares for the C.A.R.E. Golf Tournament

    Jul 11, 2021

    Thursday, July 8, Bill Johnson Correctional Center employees kicked off the annual golf tournament fundraiser. The C.A.R.E. Golf Tournament is an annual event which is sponsored by DOC employees statewide. Each facility participates in the fundraising golf tournament so they may receive a portion of the proceeds. The facilities in turn, pay it forward to qualifying youth programs and events in their communities. Community members are welcomed to participate in the 28th Annual C.A.R.E. Golf...

  • Duncan-Scarbrough announce engagement

    Jul 11, 2021

    Paul and Tammy Duncan of Stillwater, Oklahoma, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mattie Jane Duncan, to Lane Porter Scarbrough, son of Dean and Cassandra Scarbrough of Alva, Oklahoma. The ceremony will be held in the First Baptist Church of Alva, Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 1 p.m., with a reception immediately following in the fellowship hall. All friends and family are cordially invited to attend. Mattie is a 2017 graduate of Alva High School and a 2020 graduate...

  • 'Little Women' summer youth production scheduled for July 15, 16 and 17

    Jul 11, 2021

    After an 18-month hiatus, Alva Community Theatre junior thespians return to the stage in the ACT I summer youth production of Little Women, July 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Under the guidance of their beloved mother, Marmee, the four young March sisters – tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled Amy – struggle to keep their family going while father serves as a chaplain in the Civil War. Each girl strives to find her true self in the midst of an ever-changing society in Marisha Cha...

  • Blunk completes anesthesiology residency

    Jul 11, 2021

    Logan Blunk, D.O., completed his anesthesiology residency on June 12, graduating from the University of Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine Anesthesiology residency program. Dr. Blunk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in life-sciences and biology from Kansas State University, where he did extensive research in oncogenesis. Dr. Blunk attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. His medical training emphasized the...

  • Merrills gather for reunion

    Jul 11, 2021

  • Alva celebrates the 4th

    Jul 11, 2021

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  • Northwestern earns excellence certification as a Certified Healthy Campus

    Jul 11, 2021

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been awarded Certified Healthy Campus status at the excellence level for 2020. Certified Healthy Campus was created in 2011 to recognize both public and private post-secondary campuses and career technology centers that promote health and wellness for their faculty, staff, students and visitors. The program is administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center for the Advancement of Wellness. “We are proud of our university for this achievement,” Dr....


    Jul 11, 2021

    James Granville Wadley was born on March 11, 1939, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Dr. Frank K. Wadley and Garnet Searle Wadley and died peacefully on July 4, 2021, at his home in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. He was under Arkansas Hospice Care and constantly surrounded by his wife and family for the last three months of life. Jim was born and raised in Alva, Oklahoma. In 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Jarilyn Paul and in 1959 he started Pharmacy School at Oklahoma University. Jim graduated...

  • Coffeetime

    Andy and Renie Bowman|Jul 11, 2021

    Okay, surely she is not the only person who has had this happen. Got up this morning and it was just another day. Not great, not terrible. Just another ordinary day. Went into the closet and found something comfortable to wear for her Monday office workday. Have a lot to get done and today is set aside for those chores. And then it began. Her thoughts started careening down the street. What street? Melancholy Parkway. that is always just slightly to the left of her conscious brain. The street...

  • Fun, fun, fun in northwest Oklahoma the 3rd, 4th and 5th

    Jim Scribner|Jul 11, 2021

    I didn't go to the park, but from the sounds I could hear everyone was having a great time. Thanks to all that made these celebrations possible. Cleo and I stayed in for the 4th of July celebrations, but the kids went to Hardtner, Alva, and Carmen fireworks and enjoyed them all. Justin, friend Michelle, and other helpers had a crawfish boil in Cleo's front yard Saturday night. I don't eat crawfish because it's a lot of work for little food, and when I look into its face it looks a little like a...

  • Woods County Communication logs

    Jul 11, 2021

    Thursday, July 1, 2021 1:29 p.m. – Report of a medical alarm going off in the 800 block of 7th Street. 2:21 p.m. – Report of a suspicious person. 5 p.m. – Report of a suspicious person in Dacoma. 7:41 p.m. – Medic needed for a traumatic injury in the 700 block of 14th Street. 9:26 p.m. – Report of a noise complaint. 10:38 p.m. – Medic needed for a person with chest pains. 11:10 p.m. – Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of 14th Street. Friday, July 2, 2021 4:50 a.m. – Welfare check needed. 12:28 p.m. – Medic needed in the 900...

  • Woods County court filings

    Jul 11, 2021

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Woods County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Misdemeanor Filings Michael Scott Steinbach, Fairview, 44, has...

  • Woods County real estate

    Jul 11, 2021

    Book 1319 page 656: Cynchonia Lynn Sanders, Roger Sanders, Angelia Kay Zehr, Christopher George Stewart and Tisha Stewart, unto Dean Miller and Lucinda Miller. Lot 10 and 11, block 33, City of Alva, OT Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1319 page 714: Brad Corbin, unto Alice Johnston and Russell Johnston. Section 2, township 24N, range 16W, NE4SE4. Quit claim deed. Book 1319 page 716: Pamela Jean Davidson, Don Davison and David Dwight Guthrie, unto TCP Properties, LLC. Lot 6, Lot 13 through 20 and Lot 25, Block 1, City of Waynoka, McGurns...

  • 3 killed during crash with semi-truck on Oklahoma highway

    Jul 11, 2021

    HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — A 33-year-old man and two children were killed when their car collided with a semi-truck that ended up going the wrong way on an Oklahoma highway during its efforts to avoid hitting another vehicle, according to authorities. A tractor was traveling on a ditch next to State Highway 51 near Hennessey around 10 p.m. on Thursday when it came on the road to avoid a culvert, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Hennessey is about 70 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The semi-truck was traveling eastbound on the highway when it s...

  • Can quantum tech boost fiber-optic oil, gas leak sensors?

    Jul 11, 2021

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Researchers in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee are working to see whether quantum-enhanced fiber sensing could detect offshore oil and gas leaks before they're big enough to damage the environment. "We will use quantum states of light to enhance the sensitivity of fiber-optic leakage sensors," said Jyotsna Sharma, an assistant professor in petroleum engineering at Louisiana State University. Sharma and Alberto Marino, an associate professor of atomic, molecular and optical physics at the University of Oklahoma, have a...

  • Unopened Legend of Zelda game from 1987 sells for $870,000

    Jul 11, 2021

    DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday. The auction house said it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run that took place during a few months in late 1987. The Legend of Zelda is a popular fantasy adventure game that was first released in 1986. "The Legend of Zelda marks the beginning of one of the most important sagas in gaming; its historical significance can't be u...

  • California wildfire advances as heat wave blankets US West

    DAISY NGUYEN|Jul 11, 2021

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave hits the U.S. West this weekend, prompting an excessive heat warning for inland and desert areas. On Friday, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a staggering high of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 Celsius) and could reach the same high on Saturday. If verified, the 130-degree reading would be the hottest high recorded there since July 1913, when the same Furnace Creek desert area hit 134 F (...

  • Arizona man accused of plowing truck into cyclists indicted

    Jul 11, 2021

    HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of bicyclists taking part in a race has been indicted on aggravated assault and other charges. Shawn Michael Chock, 36, was indicted earlier this week on nine counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of fleeing an accident and unlawful flight. He is scheduled for an arraignment Monday in Navajo County Superior Court, according to the clerk's office. Chock's attorney, Hunter T. Lewis, declined to comment on the charges Friday when r...

  • 'An incredible day' as Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

    SARAH RANKIN|Jul 11, 2021

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Cheers erupted Saturday as a Confederate statue that towered for nearly a century over downtown Charlottesville was carted away by truck from the Virginia city where it had become a flashpoint for racist protests and deadly violence. It was a day of palpable joy and immense relief for scores of residents and visitors who lined neighboring streets to watch the larger-than-life figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee as it was hoisted from its pedestal and taken — at least for now — to storage. The statue's removal came more...

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