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Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1334 page 1089: Maren Wicker conveys unto Jillian D. Burton. Lot 7, block 3, City of Alva, College Hill Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1335 page 15: Thomas Long conveys unto Wyatt Vanorsdol. Section 25, township 27N, rang...

 

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...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 14, 2022

Alva has great city employees

I don't say good job Kelly very often, but good job Kelly the Mayor. Unknown to most of us we had a break in one of the main water lines this week. Had it not been for Kelly Parker it would have...

 

Murdock's Minutes

The ongoing drought has produced major challenges over the past several months, including wildfires. I want to express my sincere thanks to Mooreland Fire Chief Travis Case, his department, and all first-responders and other volunteers who faced...

 

Menus for week of Aug. 15–19

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday—Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, vegetable medley, garlic bread, ice cream (diabetic: sugar free ice cream) Tuesday—Split peas with ham, tomato spoon relish, spinach, cornbread, cinnamon roll...

 

Junior high, high school students invited to free choir workshop at Northwestern

Local and area junior high and high school students are welcome to attend a free choir workshop at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva to help prepare honor choir and Oklahoma All-State Choir...

 
 By Ray Carter    Regional    August 14, 2022

Several area schools have high per-pupil funding

The following public schools were identified by the by Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) as those that that received no money from the state’s school-funding formula in the 2020-2021 school year due to significant local property tax...

 

OG&E donates supplies to Alva teachers

With the new school year just around the corner, it's time to stock up on school supplies. However, many families struggle to afford school materials, and too often teachers end up paying out-of-pocke...

 

Men charged with taking window AC unit

When a window air conditioner was removed from a rental house, the owner suggested previous renters were prime suspects. Court papers show on Aug. 9 about 10:27 p.m. Woods County Dispatch contacted Deputy Sheriff Dakota Davis to report that Monty...

 

Early voting begins Thursday in primary runoff

Early voting begins Thursday, Aug. 18, for voters in Woods County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting early at their county election board. Woods County Election Board Secretary Holly... Full story

 
 By Emma Cline    Local    August 14, 2022

Red Carpet Country annual tourism conference to be held in Alva

Tuesday, Aug. 23, Alva has the honor of hosting the Red Carpet Country Annual Tourism Conference in partnership with the Alva Chamber of Commerce at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Over 100 professionals will gather in the ballroom at NWOSU...

 

Bank It donates over $5,000 to the Girl Scouts Service Unit 629

Bank It: A Habit of Helping Foundation donated $5,430 to the Girl Scouts Service Unit 629 for Bank It's second quarter CommUNITY Vision. The girl scouts will use the funds to revitalize the Girl Scout...

 

ARC Board transitioning to Parks and Recreation Board

With the change from the Alva Recreation Complex Board to the Alva Parks and Recreation Board, Mayor Kelly Parker said the city’s budget will need to be revised and a new parks and recreation...

 

Alva City Council to discuss numerous city positions

An executive session is scheduled for Monday’s Alva City Council meeting concerning a number of city positions. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The executive...

 

AWOS upgrade bid approved for Alva Regional Airport

The Alva Regional Airport will soon have an upgraded AWOS (automated weather observing system) to provide pilots with current weather conditions. During Monday’s meeting, the Alva Airport Commission accepted the low bid of $101,426 from DBT... Full story

 

Wichita officer won't be charged in man's fatal shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer who shot and killed a man during a domestic violence incident will not be charged, Sedgwick County District Attorney Mark Bennett said. The officer, who was a member of the department's SWAT team, shot...

 

Expanded IRS free-file system one step closer in Dems' bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system. It's...

 

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, 'Dawgs next

With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a championship game loss as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and ninth time overall. Heisman Tro...

 

Clergy, social workers fear fallout from Okla. abortion laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strict anti-abortion laws that took effect in Oklahoma this year led to the quick shuttering of every abortion facility in the state, but left questions for those who work directly with women who may seek their advice or help...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 14, 2022

Abortion foes tap credit cards to get partial Kansas recount

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to do a partial hand recount that won't change the outcome of this month's decisive vote in favor of abortion rights after abortion opponents charged almost $120,000 to credit cards Monday to cover the cost. The...

 

Dog, missing 2 months, found alive inside Missouri cave

Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, he got a text from a neighbor: People exploring a nearby cave found a dog. Could it be Abby? Bohnert doubted it, but still...

 

Airplane part falls from sky, nearly hits man in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A metal object believed to have fallen from a trans-Atlantic jet came crashing down outside the Maine State House, landing with a loud bang just feet from a Capitol Police worker, officials said Monday. The Federal Aviation...

 

Columbia River's salmon are at the core of ancient religion

LONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) — James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a...

 

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