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Bartons retiring from delivering meals to seniors

Today, July 25, marks a special day for one of the volunteers at the Woods County Senior and Nutrition Center in Alva. John Barton is celebrating his 80th birthday. John and Margaret Barton started volunteering for meals on wheels at the Senior and N...

 

Menus for week of July 26–30

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Beef nachos, lettuce, tomato and carrot salad, corn, peanut butter cookie (diabetic: graham crackers) Tuesday – Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, peas and carrots, biscuit,...

 

Holder Drug chosen as July Blooming Business of the Month

The Alva Petunia Garden Club selects an Alva business each June through September for their display of various colorful green and flowering plants in attractive containers. Some containers are large...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Auditing firm not approved by Alva City Council

It’s rare that the person making a motion later votes against that motion. But that’s what happened when members of the Alva City Council voted on hiring an auditing firm. The agenda item for...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Mayor Parker makes new committee appointments

City Business Manager Angelica Brady could not attend Monday’s Alva City Council meeting so Mayor Kelly Parker gave a brief update of city projects on her behalf. Work on the street at the intersection of E. Flynn Street and Meno Street started... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Share CEO advises people to get vaccinated for Covid

Share Medical Center had seven inpatients on Tuesday morning although none had Covid-19 according to CEO Kandice Allen, RN. She was giving a report to the Alva Hospital Authority Tuesday evening. “As you have probably heard on the news, we are... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Planning Commission to consider zoning change

The Alva Planning Commission will consider one request on a zoning change during their regular meeting on Monday. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. Interim...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Regional    July 25, 2021

Oklahoma is getting $2 billion. How should it be spent?

Oklahoma is about to go on a multi-billion dollar spending spree – but there’s a catch, actually several. Oklahoma, like other states, has already doled out hundreds of millions of federal dollars on Covid-19 response efforts through Coronavirus...

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    July 25, 2021

Oklahoma Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations spike again as vaccination efforts stall

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking again in Oklahoma, just weeks before the start of a school year that was supposed to be a return to normal. The midsummer surge began in the past month and followed the rapid spread of the Delta...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Woods County Excise and Equalization Boards elect officers

The Woods County Excise Board meeting was fairly routine Wednesday morning other than some jockeying over who would be elected as the new board chairman. Vice-Chairman Chris Olson opened the meeting...

 

Woodward attorney named to OJA board

OKLAHOMA – Bartlett Bouse, a Woodward attorney, has been named to the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs. Bouse started his duties immediately. Speaker of the House of Representatives Charles McCall appointed Bouse to the nine-member board. The boa...

 

Coffeetime

At the tender age of 15, Andy Bowman answered God’s call to make ministering to people his No. 1 goal for the rest of his life. Ministry is his first love. But did that call on his life demolish...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 25, 2021

We are on the lower end of things

We have a great state, but generally when I find the surveys on how we stack up against other states on common sense, in lawmakers, education, and other things, we are on the lower end of things. I...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office logs

Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:27 a.m. – Report of a parking complaint in the 800 block of Flynn. 1:30 p.m. – Medic needed for a fall at the Homestead. 4:36 p.m. – Citizen assist needed in the 600 block of Linden Street. 8:02 p.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...

 

Woods County real estate

Real Estate Transactions Book 1320 page 47: Steven E. Sterling and Joni L. Sterling convey unto Kathryn Elizabeth Lane. Lot 7, Block 1, City of Alva, Legion Heights 2nd Subdivision. Warranty deed Book 1320 page 72: Jeffrey Jack Struckle and Joe Jay...

 

The Latest: States scale back virus reports despite surges

OMAHA, Neb. — Several states scaled back their reporting on the coronavirus this month just as cases in the nation tripled. The delta variant of the virus is spreading quickly among the unvaccinated in some states. The shift to weekly instead of...

 

Strike at Frito-Lay ends as union members ratify contract

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Union members at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka have approved a new contract and will return to work Monday, ending a nearly three-week strike at the plant, union officials said. Members of Local 218 of the Bakery,...

 

Kansas coach Bill Self has tested positive for COVID-19

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Self, who is fully vaccinated, said in a statement on the university's Twitter account Friday that he was "feeling pretty...

 

Couple accused of reform school abuses released from prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple facing multiple charges of abuse against girls at a Christian reform school have been released from jail and placed on home confinement after they reported health issues. In a bond hearing on...

 

Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation's...

 

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men's volleyball team made quick work of Fr...

 

Health care for older immigrants sees momentum among states

CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman's last full medical exam was in 2015 and she...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 25, 2021

Tourism, music, art and sugar

Tourism, music, art and sugar were all part of the Alva Tourism Tax Committee agenda Wednesday. All committee members were present. There were no questions about the financial report which shows... Full story

 
 By RALPH D. RUSSO    Sports    July 25, 2021

With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference, notifying the Big 12 they would not be renewing an agreement that binds the league's members through 2025. The schools sent out a joint statement that...

 

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