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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Breakfast burrito (egg, sausage and cheese), cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Scrambled eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – French toast sticks, cereal, fruit, juice, milk...

 

August meeting of the Grow and Share OHCE group

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular meeting at the business of Amy Erikson at 6:30 p.m. in August, with Amy Erikson and Christi Vickers serving as co-hostesses. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting to order. All present recited the flag...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 16, 2020

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority receives estimate on building repair

Avard's Regional Rail Park Authority met this past Tuesday evening. Present were members Ed Sutter, Todd Holder, Allan Poe, Bob Firth and Chairman Stan Bixler. Also joining the group were Neal Williams, Woods County Economic Development Committee...

 

Naked man told officers he was enjoying his freedom

Law enforcement officers went to investigate a complaint by a neighbor and found a naked man wrapped in a blanket and lying on the ground. Court documents show on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at approximately 5 p.m. Alva Police Officer William Shahan was...

 
 By Ray Carter    Local    August 16, 2020

'Risky' counties can have few COVID-19 cases

In a majority of Oklahoma counties – 39 – a COVID-19 diagnosis for three or fewer individuals can elevate the entire county’s daily infection rate to a “moderate risk” level some policymakers say should trigger various forms of mandatory...

 

Woods County man charged with child abuse

A Woods County man has been charged with three counts of child abuse after a county employee stopped to check on a young teen in a rural area. According to court records, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at approximately 1:28 p.m. Woods County Undersheriff...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    August 16, 2020

Waynoka 4-H'er receives scholarship during State 4-H Roundup

STILLWATER, Okla. – Although he did not get to walk across the stage at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the Oklahoma State University campus, a Woods County 4-H’er still received recognition for his hard work during the 99th State 4-H Roundup, which took...

 

County commissioners approve EMS 522 District ballot wording

The Woods County commissioners held a special meeting Thursday morning to rescind three motions they approved during their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 10. Following the Monday meeting, an error was found in the wording of the items. The Thursday...

 

Seven companies protesting county valuations for next year's taxes

Seven companies are protesting their 2020 tax valuations, according to Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson. She said three companies are still protesting their 2019 valuations in ongoing lawsuits...

 

Freedom has their yearly Rodeo

The Freedom Rodeo began this past week. The teachers parked the cars as usual for this event. Here is a few pictures of some of the events held during this event....

 

Upward Bound Virtual Summer Camp recap at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science students began their annual academic summer camp on June 1. This is the 13th year for the program and the...

 

ELMA MAYE FREEMAN

Elma Maye Freeman, 93, died on July 24, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born on the family ranch, Kanokla, near Manchester, Oklahoma, on June 3, 1927, to Iona Belle Burdue Jefferies and Benjamin Harrison Jefferies. When Elma Maye was nine months...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 16, 2020

Stick a fork in me, I'm done

First, protesters, please go home. I've got the message. I know you are unhappy. I know you want changes. I know more progress can be made by giving your message through the media, lobbying Congress,...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    August 16, 2020

GAC to suspend all sports competition through Dec. 31

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Following a Friday evening meeting of the Great American Conference’s Council of Presidents, the league will suspend all fall and winter sports – basketball, cross country, football, soccer and volleyball – and the...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, August 7, 2020 12:30 p.m. – Report of a vehicle fire on U.S. Highway 281. 2:09 p.m. – Resident burglar alarm going off in the 800 block of College. 10:09 p.m. – Snake call. 10:22 p.m. – Medical call at Ampride. 10:27 p.m. – Report...

 

Marriage License Filings

Patrick Joseph Ley Jr., Alva, and Casey Elizabeth Jones, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50). Ethan Michael Feilder, Alva, and Lacy Marie Hansen, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50). Brandon Edward Joseph Lewis, Alva, and Jenna...

 

Divorce Filings

Anthony Ross Jackson, Alva, vs. Manda Jeanene Jackson, Alva: 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 411: Alicia B. Hartman and Scott C. Hartman convey unto Alicia B. Hartman Trust. Section 28, township 27N, range 14W, NE4. Quit claim deed Book 1307 page 472: Sandra G. Foote conveys unto Bruce Erickson and Ann...

 

Coffeetime: The cussin' pastor

He was so upset that fateful Sunday morning. The Ol’ Devil had been busy, creating heartache and emotional injury in his small East Texas town. So the young pastor had decided that it was time to...

 

Long-running Oklahoma Black rodeo rides on despite COVID-19

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — The oldest continuously held Black rodeo in the U.S. rode on in eastern Oklahoma despite months of uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic, though this year some cowboys wore face masks along with boots. The 65th...

 

The Latest: 9 Oklahoma football players positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Nine Oklahoma football players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a break in preseason camp. Coach Lincoln Riley made the announcement during a Zoom...

 

Work ongoing at US nuclear repository despite virus cases

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Managers of the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico say operations are ongoing despite a recent increase in COVID-19 cases among workers. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has seen ca...

 

Boy, 6, out of intensive care after he was shot in the head

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was shot in the head earlier this month at a Lawrence home has been moved out of intensive care. Tyeisha Bell said Friday that her son, Tayshawn Mack Harris, is "doing wonderful," although he still has a...

 

Kansas teachers who quit over virus worries face penalties

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas teachers who quit because they don't feel safe returning to teaching in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic might have to pay their school districts up to $10,000 for backing out of their contracts. Penalties...

 

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