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Tulip Garden Club meeting

Donna Rhodes hosted the June meeting of the Tulip Garden Club in her home on June 8. Rhodes welcomed her guests to a summery brunch served on the patio overlooking her garden. The tables were decorated with a lime and lemon color scheme that was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 30, 2017

Drug charges filed against a dozen Alva residents

Eleven people from Alva were charged with a total of 23 drug-related felony counts in Woods County District Court on Wednesday, July 26. Ten were charged with (1) endeavoring/conspiracy to deliver or possess controlled dangerous substance as well as...

 

Alva FFA members attend Alumni Camp

Jakob O'Brien, Karlee Dietz, Shadi Nettles, Julie Owen, Tara Owen, Karson Hinke, Garrett Radford and Jacq Melton left Alva on July 12 to travel to Camp Tulakogee for Alumni Camp. While there the students learned leadership skills, had fellowship...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 30, 2017

Man charged with letting 11 year old drive car

An Alva man is in jail after reportedly letting his 11-year-old son drive his car. Zachary Scott Starr, 37, of Alva has been charged with felony child neglect. This crime is punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections...

 

Washington Leadership Conference

FFA members Julie Owen, Shadi Nettles and Karlee Dietz left Guthrie on June 13 for a 30-hour bus ride to DC for the FFA's Washington Leadership Conference. When they arrived the Oklahoma kids took a tour of the Mt. Vernon home and grounds. While...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 30, 2017

Woods County valuation better than expected

Woods County Assessor, Renetta Benson told the Woods County Excise Board Friday morning, July 29, that final numbers were in for the public service assessed values for 2017. The amount is up $3,200,782 from last year. This is only a portion of the...

 

ALLEN B. BABB

Hazelton, Kansas, resident Allen B. Babb, 58, lost his life Tuesday afternoon, July 25, 2017, in a tragic car accident. He is survived by his wife, Sherí Babb; three daughters, Manda Sahadi,...

 

CAROL LEE WASHBURN

Memorial services for Carol Lee Washburn will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Alva First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. There will be a private...

 

ELVIN DALE SAMPLE

Elvin Dale Sample, son of the late Oakley Bishop and Viola (Ferguson) Sample, was born February 20, 1932, and passed away after a prolonged illness on July 26, 2017, in Enid, Oklahoma, at the age of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 30, 2017

I am old and not as patient as I should be

Sometimes when I am late or just lazy I will stop at a local fast food place for a $1 sandwich and tea in the morning rather than fix my breakfast. Most of the time this order is too easy to screw...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, July 21, 2017 1:37 p.m. Reporting party (RP) advised of loose dog. 4:17 p.m. RP advised an old man at Walmart was backing up and about hit his 13-year-old son. Advised the man had turned north on U.S. Highway 281. 5:57 p.m. Report of a...

 

Woods County court dispositions for June 2017

6 Guilty 5 Felonies Melissa Irene Aguilar, 45, Enid: Defendant pled guilty June 6, 2017, to possession of controlled dangerous substance (meth) with intent to distribute in case CF-2015-163. Defendant was sentenced to a term of 10 years under the...

 

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 licenses

Baysil James Pather and Emily Morgan Shafer, both of Alva: marriage license (no counseling) ($50). Dakota Blake Davis and Erin Elizabeth Hopkina, both of Alva: marriage license (counseling) ($5)....

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1264 page 645: Teresa K. Sims, f/k/a Teresa K. Howell, a single person, unto Ronald D. Howell. A tract of land situated in the northwest quarter of section 2, township 24 north, range 16 west of the Indian Meridian, Woods C...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:30 a.m. Garfield County called about a hold. 2:45 a.m. Dispatch called about a hold. 7:45 a.m. Dispatch called about cattle out. Friday, July 21, 2017 3:20 a.m. Cannon City, Colorado, called about a hold. 3:30 a.m. Cannon...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    July 30, 2017

OHCE members gain new ideas at 82nd annual state meeting

Nearly 270 Oklahoma Home and Community Education members from across the state gathered recently in Oklahoma City for the group's annual statewide meeting. Those attending from Woods County included...

 

July Blooming Business of the Month selected

The Alva Garden Council has selected Brown's Shoe Fit Company as the July Blooming Business of the Month. The sidewalk bed overflows with bright colorful annuals. Shirley Wilkins and Kasey Chaffin...

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Oklahoma could drop Integris from network

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state's most widely used insurance provider is again facing a stalemate with a hospital system, which could force thousands out of network. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma cov...

 
 By Maria Nockin    Local    July 30, 2017

Living opera careers together

Tenor Alek Shrader and mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack have enormous operatic careers and have sung all over the world both individually and together. The couple has joined forces in such operas as "La...

 

Remote school teaches people how to drive a steam train

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — In the thick of swirling plumes of coal-fired smoke and greasy engine parts, 11 men, mostly middle-aged and clad in blue overalls and steel-toed boots, are getting ready for a day of class. Everyone's standing in the tiny rail vi...

 

Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. In apparent frustration over Friday's failure by the Senate...

 

Gold lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say a rare gold replica of the lunar space module has been stolen from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Police in Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NEHT'-uh) responded to a museum alarm late Friday night and discovered...

 

Icebreaker sets mark for earliest Northwest Passage transit

NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding...

 

Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War I

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — Dismembered soldiers sucked into cesspools of mud. Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields. The Third Battle of Ypres,...

 

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