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Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens

Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad with ranch dressing, green beans, garlic bread cantaloupe Tuesday – Monterey chicken with rice pilaf, yellow and zucchini squash, mixed fruit, hot roll, peanut butter cookie (diabetic: vanilla...


Patchwork Friends OHCE members learn how to keep their minds active

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on July 11 at the home of Barbara Cue. Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order with ten members present. Janice Litton led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given by the...

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Alva man charged with domestic assault

An Alva man was arrested after a two domestic violence reports. Anthony James Altobella, 23, of Alva, is charged with domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Concern about Airport Security

The main discussion during the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday, July 8, concerned a security issue. Airport Manager Greg Robinson said he posted signs two weeks ahead of the July 4 holiday stating that the airport terminal would be closed... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Alva City Council to hold two public hearings Monday

The Alva City Council has two public hearings scheduled for Monday’s meeting. The council meets the third Monday of most months at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. When the third Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Library provides a cool, quiet place to relax and read

The Alva Public Library has replaced all but three small units of the air conditioners installed when the building was new. Library Director Sandra Ott Hamilton said the new budget, which went into ef... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Tourism Committee to meet Wednesday

The Alva Tourism Committee has only one funding request on their agenda for Wednesday. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The request is for tourism tax money not to exceed $5,250 for the Lights Over Alva event....

 By Trish Gedon    Local    July 14, 2019

Corrected Photo

Correction: The wrong picture was in the Sunday, July 7, Alva Review Courier with the story "4-H volunteers gather for annual conference." This is the correct picture of Debra Rankin of Woods County...


Alva Masonic Lodge #105 Presented Check to Cherokee Museum

Alva Masonic Lodge #105 recently presented the Cherokee Museum with a check for $8,400. This check represented proceeds from the recent Talking Tombstone Tour put on by the museum. The museum...

 By Paul Monies    Local    July 14, 2019

District attorneys use twin groups to push criminal justice policies

The meeting room is like so many others in Oklahoma, with a standard conference table, overhead projector and wall map. Attendees exchange small talk and grab coffee from the back of the room. There's... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Carmen man charged with using pickup to try to run down mother

A Carmen man is charged with two felonies in Woods County after allegedly driving his pickup at high speed toward his mother with the intent to harm her. Charles William Woods, 42, of Carmen, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a...


Northwestern to resume regular business hours July 29

Summer hours at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will end on July 25, meaning offices will return to regular hours beginning Monday, July 29. The Alva and Woodward campuses will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Enid campus...



Michael Dean Michaelis, age 58, passed away on July 9, 2019. Mr. Michaelis was born July 24, 1960, to Gilbert and Roberta Michaelis. He was a 1978 graduate of Alva High School. He went on to earn a...



Rose Marie (Razey) Dubbs, 85, of Salina, Kansas, went home to her Savior on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Rose was the daughter of the late Loman Lee Razey and Corine (Davis) Razey. She was born April 5, 1934, in Carmen, Oklahoma. Rose had four siblings...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 14, 2019

What a life

Monday evening Cleo goes to the door to let the cats in and out. "Oh my God,' she said, "You have to see this." I get to the door and on our porch eating the leftover cat food were a momma and five ba...


Woods County Communications phone log

Saturday, July 6, 2019 2 a.m. – An officer needed now in the 800 block of Barnes. 2:09 a.m. – Medic needed for a male that had fallen in Pond Creek. 11:46 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on County Road 490 and Blaine Road. 4:11 p.m. ...


Divorce Filings

Duwayne Lee Smart vs. Shana Marie Smart: Dissolution of marriage ($252.14)....


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...


Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1293 page 613: Lyle Darnell, as successor trustee of the Richard Lilburn Darnell and Evelyn Mae Darnell Living Trust, conveys unto Lyle Darnell: the southwest quarter of section 20, township 29 north, range 19, WIM, Woods...


Woods County Sheriff phone log

Sunday, June 2, 2019 9:50 p.m. – Warrant check. 11:30 p.m. – Warrant check. Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:15 p.m. – Warrant check. Friday, June 7, 2019 1:20 a.m. – Police officer called to see if there was coffee. 7:25 a.m. – Woman called about...

 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 14, 2019

Floodwater receding from wildlife refuge; cattle egrets out in huge numbers

The floodwaters from the rains of May and June are still receding at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, according to Colby Wyatt, the refuge's administrative officer. He and the other staff the... Full story

 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 14, 2019

Additional Pictures from Floral and Fauna Story

Here are two other photos too hard to resist showing!... Full story


Sosa's homer leads Memphis to 3-2 win over Okla. City

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Edmundo Sosa hit a two-run homer in the third inning, leading the Memphis Redbirds to a 3-2 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The home run by Sosa scored Irving Lopez to give...

 By Charles OBrien    Sports    July 14, 2019

Grichuk's glove, bat help Blue Jays hold off Yanks 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson sat alone on the bench after the final out, needing a minute to decompress. He certainly deserved it. With a tribute to former teammate Tyler Skaggs written on his cap, Hudson got Luke Voit...

 By Ken Sweet    Regional    July 14, 2019

Stocks climb to records on hopes for lower interest rates

NEW YORK (AP) — The major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 3,000 for the first time. The market was driven higher by technology, consumer discretionary and industrial company stocks, which more...


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