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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Breakfast eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

Alva public records

The following individuals purchased a building permit during May and June 2020: May 11, 2020 32-foot by 25-foot addition at 922 Noble; expiration date Aug. 10, 2020; valuation: $65,000. Metal carport; 9 Santa Fe; expiration date Aug. 10, 2020;...

 

Moorthy's home selected as August 2020 Yard of the Month

The Alva Garden Council has chosen the Moorthy home located at 1322 Locust St. as the August Yard of the Month. Sudha, a plant expert, and her husband have lovingly created a lush, eye-appealing front...

 

Fairview, Enid organizations receive AARP grants

AARP announced four Oklahoma organizations – City of Grove, Fairview Regional Medical Center Authority, INCOG and Main Street Enid – will receive 2020 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest number of grantees to date with more than...

 

Financial picture improving for City of Alva

Councilmember Dr. Bo Hannaford, who chairs the finance committee of the city council, reported the cash balance is improving with a total of $163,194.69 at the end of July. The city has $1.6 million in investments. Hannaford said the finance...

 

How much are you costing your neighbors?

How much are you costing Woods County residents? Every person not counted in the 2020 Census causes the county to lose out on federal funding. It’s estimated that each person is valued at $1,675 each year for ten years to help fund numerous...

 

Bryan Miller promoted to Alva Fire Chief

After beginning his Alva career in firefighting 15 years ago, Bryan Miller has reached the top position in the department. Monday night, he recited the oath of office, administered by Mayor Kelly...

 

LoneStar OHCE August meeting

The LoneStar OHCE group met at the Waynoka Library on Monday, Aug. 10, with Angela Pearson as hostess and Jessica Hanks as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Paula McMurphy, begi...

 

Nap pillows made for Washington Elementary Pre-K students

The Woods County OHCE collaborated with the Alva Goldbug Education Coalition to provide nap pillows for the Alva pre-K students at Washington Elementary School. The Goldbug Education Coalition...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    August 23, 2020

Safety is key when canning food at home

STILLWATER, Okla. – Many gardeners across the state are finding themselves with excess fresh fruits and vegetables. Although the family can consume a fair amount of the garden bounty before it spoils, canning that food is a great way to reduce...

 

Five Oklahoma takeaways from the White House 'red zone' COVID-19 report

An internal White House report about states in the so-called “red zone” for COVID-19 includes Oklahoma and recommends mandating masks and closing bars and gyms in localized areas where infections are spreading rapidly. The report, obtained by...

 

Man caught on video, charged with burglary

An NWOSU student from Oklahoma City has been charged following the report of a vehicle burglary. According to court records, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, about noon Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was contacted by dispatch about someone wanting to file...

 

Northwestern offices closed for Labor Day

Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. Northwestern’s offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day....

 

Three Northwestern faculty members earn doctorates

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members, Mariann Braten-Hall, assistant professor of education; Michael Seth Cudd, director of bands and assistant professor of music; and Karsten...

 

ETHEL A. (TURNER) THORNTON

Ethel A. (Turner) Thornton of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2020, in her home at Village Shalom. She was born on July 14, 1926, of honest hardworking parents on their nort...

 

COFFEETIME: Free belly laughs

I can be sitting at my desk, deeply engrossed in thinking of a serious crisis the world is facing, my mind spiraling in never-ending circles, like water going down a drain. And as I contemplate the...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, August 14, 2020 6:35 a.m. – Report of a reckless driver at Barnes and Meno. 7:35 a.m. – Report of a controlled burn on County Road 370. 9:49 a.m. – Report of a horse out. 10:46 a.m. – Medic call on Latimer Road. 11:52 a.m. – Medic...

 

Marriage License Filings

Matthew Blake Evans and Verenis Cisneros, Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)....

 

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

Real Estate Transfers Book 1307 page 540: Sally A. Jenkins Trust, Robert W. Jenkisns, Allan Troy Achenbach, Denna Achenbach, Achenbach Family LLC convey unto Dylon R. Molz. Section 17, township 29N, range 13W, SE4. Warranty deed. Book 1307 page 550:...

 

Chamber guests hear an update on returning to classes

The Alva Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee was held Friday, Aug. 21, at McDermott & Associates on the north side of the square. A large number of people attended, enjoying a buffet breakfast an...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 23, 2020

TV watching ruined last week

What a bummer! The Democratic Convention was on primetime this last week. It’s bad enough I have to listen to some politician rave on sporadically, but they all ganged up in one place and ruined my...

 

Dobnak expected to start for Twins at Royals

Minnesota Twins (17-10, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (11-15, fourth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Randy Dobnak (4-1, 1.42 ERA, .87 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Royals: Brady Sing...

 

New Mexico's unemployment rate now exceeds national rate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's jobless rate has jumped to 12.7%, the highest rate for the state since the coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S. in March. The unemployment rate is up from 8.4% in June, reversing a steady downward trend...

 

More than 500 infected with COVID-19 in Kansas jail outbreak

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at a jail in Wichita has grown to more than 500. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has conducted mass testing of its inmates at the urging of state health...

 

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