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Menus for week of Aug. 3–7

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Sloppy Joe on bun, cream of broccoli soup, tater tots, peaches (diabetic: no-sugar-added peaches) Tuesday – Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and carrots, brownie (diabetic:...

 

Alva Elks Americanism Essay results

Final judging of the Americanism Essay Contest for the Northwest District of Oklahoma for 2019-20 has been completed. The theme was “What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to Me?” A huge round of applause and many thanks to all the students, parents,...

 

Alva, Freedom Schools receive hotspots

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alva and Freedom are among the 175 Oklahoma school districts awarded mobile internet access and devices through 50,000 Verizon Unlimited 4GE data plans and Jetpacks using a portion of the State Department of Education’s set-aside...

 

Alva Public Library awarded CARES Act grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) has awarded a $1000.00 PPE grant to Alva Public Library to help the library purchase personal protective equipment and supplies to keep staff and visitors safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alva Public Libr...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

Alva Schools prepare for distance learning

The benefits of the two-year commitment to strategic planning are evident in the way the Alva Public Schools are handling back-to-school plans. Strategic planning relied heavily on input from...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

Alva schools set mask policies and more

When in-person classes begin Aug. 13 in the Alva Public Schools, students will probably be required to wear face masks. The criteria for face masks and other restrictions will be based on the color...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

Taking attendance the virtual way

How do schools take attendance when doing distance learning? The Oklahoma School Code requires students to meet minimum levels of attendance. The State Department of Education has determined that an instructional day is required to offer a minimum...

 

July Blooming Business of the Month

The Alva Garden Council is pleased to recognize the Downtown Mall as the Blooming Business of the Month for July. With the inspirational signage and a colorful plant arrangement, they have created a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

Alva man charged with child sexual abuse

An Alva man has been charged with child sexual abuse in an alleged incident occurring in 2017. Dalton Zane Cunningham, 26, of Alva, has been charged with felony child sexual abuse involving a girl, then age 14. This crime is punishable by imprisonmen...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

One dead, two injured in Beaver County collision

A man from Guymon died and two others were injured in a Beaver County collision Friday. Emanuel Alvarez Alonzo, 23, of Guymon, was pronounced dead at the scene with head, trunk internal and trunk external injures by M.E. Investigator Juanita...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

Man charged with kidnapping of Alva woman

A man from Lawton is facing felony charges after an Alva woman said he confined her in her house against her will. Court records show on July 25 at approximately 8:35 p.m. Alva Police Officer Kris...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2020

Alva man with child and rifles leads officers on high speed chase

An Alva man with a toddler and rifles in his vehicle led law enforcement officers on a high speed chase west of Alva on Friday, July 10. He was accused of pointing a firearm at his girlfriend and her...

 
 By Brian Brus    Local    August 2, 2020

Mystery packages seed community with suspicion and risk

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans are being asked to go against their natural curiosity and green-thumb tendencies, setting aside mail deliveries of mystery seeds from China instead of planting them. The packages have turned up in several other...

 

Registration for Nescatunga 'Virtual' Arts Festival being accepted

The annual Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva, Oklahoma, generally held the first Saturday of June every year, may have been canceled because of COVID-19 this year, but the organization is providing artists, crafters, cake artists and shoppers a...

 

Woods County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting...

 

Regents approve Northwestern budget for Fiscal Year 2021

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s budget has been approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for fiscal year 2021. With a decrease of $223,378 from state appropriations,...

 

Coffeetime: Just what snakes do

Do you remember the tale of the fellow who was walking down the road in front of his house one bitterly cold morning? He came across a small half-frozen poisonous snake lying beside the pavement....

 

Murdock's Minutes: Grants available for meat processors; unemployment benefit problems addressed

As our government and private sectors work to respond to the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting each of us, one of those of tremendous concern to northwestern Oklahoma is the adverse effect the virus has had on our state’s food supply...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 2, 2020

Free advice is like free kittens

In this week’s Newsgram the first Action Ad was for free kittens. Next to free advice, free kittens are the most offered thing in the world. The place to get the kittens was called Miller’s Cat...

 

Preventing the disappearance of America's rural hospitals

When it can often take hours to drive to access the best medical care, rural hospitals are essential. Whether in downstate Illinois or in small-town Oklahoma, rural hospitals are the backbone of our communities. They don’t just provide critical...

 

Ranger Dugout Club to host 12th Annual Golf Tournament Aug. 29

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Dugout Club has announced the 12th Annual Dugout Club Golf Tournament will take place on Aug. 29 at the Alva Golf and Country Club. With a four-man scramble format, the event is set...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:18 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on County Road 270 and Greer Road. 1:04 p.m. – Report of a controlled burn. 5:09 p.m. – Report of a controlled burn on County Road 830 and Jackson Road. Friday, July 24, 2020 7:22...

 

Divorce Filings

Shelly Marie Wingo vs. Jeremy Ray Wingo: dissolution of marriage ($262.14)....

 

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 1307 page 49: Sharon A. Kopriva conveys unto Gregory F. Scioli. Section 11, township 27N, range 16W, NW4. Warranty deed. Book 1307 page 102: Jeffery C. Simon and Jami D. Simon convey unto Eric Chad Diefenbach and Jessica...

 

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