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Menus for week of Aug. 10–14

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, yellow squash, green beans, cornbread, mixed fruit (diabetic: no sugar added mixed fruit). Tuesday – Chef salad, double orange Jello, crackers, oatmeal cookie...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Woods County commissioners to consider EMS 522 District

Monday morning the Woods County commissioners will vote on holding an election to establish a 522 EMS district. The commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the courthouse. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Airport Commission to look at project bids

Bids on a new apron expansion project will be on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the terminal building. The bids are for Phase 1 of the project, which will increase the apron or aircraft...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Alva Meet the Teacher night is Tuesday

Alva school buildings have been cleaned and classrooms readied in anticipation of returning students. Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 13. Traditionally the schools hold a Meet the Teacher night so students can tour buildings, meet their teachers and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Enid teens injured when vehicle hits tree

Three Enid teens were injured early Saturday morning when their vehicle struck a tree. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the collision occurred at 2:38 a.m. on Aug. 8 on Imo Road at Chestnut Ave. approximately one mile west of Enid. Dalton D....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

A lasting legacy of art education

The elegant white-haired LaDonna Benningfield has built a solid reputation in the art community in Alva. She admits she's lived here 85 years. During that time she has influenced innumerable students...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Painting with thread

The "Artists Then and Now" exhibit at the Graceful Arts Gallery this month includes a variety of artists from current Northwestern Oklahoma State University students to those who've been around for qu...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Welfare check on driver results in arrest

Someone called Woods County E911 about a man on a motorcycle who seemed belligerent and intoxicated. The call came in about 1:09 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. A customer just leaving the Angry Bull Saloon in Alva reported seeing a bearded man wearing a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

First Friday

People gather to enjoy art and socializing during the First Friday Art Walk in Alva.. Graceful Arts Gallery is featuring an Artists Now and Then exhibit this month....

 

Kayla's Kindness Project supports community during pandemic

Kayla Leeper, Kayla's Kindness Project, due to safety concerns of COVID-19 and some facilities being on lock-down, has been unable to provide her traditional care packages. Due to the Alva community...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Washington School

Washington Early Childhood Center won't be this quiet later in the week as classes begin Thursday. Meet the Teacher Night is set for Tuesday, Aug. 11....

 

Navigating another back-to-school mystery: Vaccinations

Health officials are concerned fewer children are current on their immunizations. And parents must rely on 2-year-old school vaccination data. One of the concerned parents is Rebecca Mauldin, who will send her 4-year-old son to a private school that...

 

ROBERT JAMES KINNARD

Robert James, known early on as Bobbie and later on as Bob (but always called Robert James by his bride when she was feeling flirtatious), was born on March 8, 1944, to Wilbur James and Eldora Faye...

 

Goldie's news home

Some friends of ours tell this story from the earlier years of their marriage this way: We were living in South Texas temporarily, several hundred miles from our family and dear friends. While Doug worked long hours at a construction job there and ha...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 9, 2020

Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes last week

Amy Mayes, Sarita Simon and I all share Aug. 2 as our birthday. I am the senior member of the trio by several years. I am so old I can remember when the Dead Sea was just sick! I have been watching...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, July 31, 2020 5:44 a.m. – Medical call in the 200 block of 9th Street. 10:23 a.m. – Medical call on Oklahoma Highway 11 and County Road 1030. 7:31 p.m. – Report of a civil standby. Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:35 a.m. – Report of a...

 

Marriage License Filings

Blake Walker Lehl, Alva, and Tatum Marie Horner, Alva: marriage license (counselling) ($5)....

 

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 obtai...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1307 page 288: John M. Ortiz and Holley Ann Ortiz convey unto Carrie L. Colvert. Lot 1, block 47, City of Alva, OT Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1307 page 270: Clark D. Schultz and Shirley and Maren Wicker. Lot 7, block...

 

Washington faces Oklahoma City, aims to end 5-game skid

Washington Wizards (24-45, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (42-26, sixth in the Western Conference) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup with Oklahoma City as...

 

Duffy scheduled to start as Kansas City hosts Minnesota

Minnesota Twins (10-4, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (5-10, fifth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Royals: Danny Duffy...

 
 By JOSH FUNK    Regional    August 9, 2020

Profit up 87% at Buffett's firm, but virus slows businesses

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company reported an 87% jump in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investment portfolio increased with the stock market, but it took a roughly $10 billion write down on the value of its aircraft...

 

Colorado man sentenced threatening to kill official, lawyer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill a New Mexico state official and an attorney with a law firm in connection with a fraud case. Federal prosecutors said Andrew Graham,...

 

Man charged in Joplin shooting death at a storage unit

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Carthage man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a storage unit in Joplin in December. Mason S. Roach, 24, is accused of killing Jonathan Powell, 36, at the storage unit in west Joplin....

 

Families create 'learning pods' amid uncertain school year

DENVER (AP) — The unprecedented uncertainty whipped up by COVID-19 just weeks before the start of the school year is prompting an increasing number of parents to pursue what amounts to an academic side hustle — small-group "learning pods" that...

 

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