Articles from the August 25, 2019 edition


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  • Menus for week of Aug, 26–30

    Aug 25, 2019

    Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Cereal, rosy applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday – Chicken biscuit, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Super chocolate donut, pineapple, juice, milk Thursday – Cereal, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Friday – Sausage roll, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Cheeseburger, potato wedges, corn, fruit cocktail, milk Tuesday – Steak fingers, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and cheese, biscuit, applesauce, milk Wednesday – Popcorn chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, chick...

  • Peace by Piece Quilt Guild discusses quilts of valor at August meeting

    Aug 25, 2019

    Carolyn Demaree opened the August meeting of the Peace by Piece Quilt Guild. Mary Ann Crow gave the treasurer's report and Julie Lee read the minutes from the last meeting. A discussion about having another retreat brought a desire to have another one early next year. September is Black and White Block. A silent vote will be held to determine the winner of the blocks entered. A Quilts of Valor report was given, along with a new handout of panels with borders that need to be put together and brought back next month. A list of veterans who will...

  • Northwestern offices closed for Labor Day

    Aug 25, 2019

    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. 2. Northwestern’s offices will be closed, and no classes will be held that day. Classes will resume, and all university offices will open with regular business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3....

  • Alva City Council turns down new ONG franchise agreement

    Marione Martin|Aug 25, 2019

    During the lengthy Alva City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 19, council members debated the merits of an Oklahoma Natural Gas franchise ordinance and proclamation of an election. Typically in the past these franchise elections have passed with little fanfare. They only come up every 25 years, the usual length of the agreement. When the matter came up at the July council meeting, Councilman Daniel Winters objected to the one percent increase being asked in the new franchise agreement. He confirmed that this is a “pass-through” tax with the two... Full story

  • Business manager reports to city council

    Marione Martin|Aug 25, 2019

    Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham kept his report short at the Aug. 19 Alva City Council meeting. There was a long agenda ahead, and comments by the public earlier had taken about 30 minutes. He noted the Oklahoma Municipal League is tracking several issues coming up in the next legislative session. Six vehicles, one trailer and an air compressor that had been declared surplus were auctioned off via sealed bid and one vehicle was transferred. The GMC 1990 flatbed pickup was transferred to Sanitation. The city plans to place the other...

  • Alva Employee Appreciation

    Aug 25, 2019

    Alva City Council Personnel Committee Chairman Bo Hannaford (right) presents employee appreciation awards to Angelica Brady (left) and Lisa Petitjean. Honored for their work in remodeling the city office, the women will each receive two movie tickets, a restaurant dinner for two and an extra day of vacation....

  • Alva Public Schools music calendar

    Aug 25, 2019

    Sept. 21 – Moore Outdoor Music Festival (marching band) Sept. 28 – Stallion Batallion in Oolagah (marching contest) Oct. 1 – TriState Marching Band Contest, Enid Oct. 5 – Bixby Tournament of Bands Oct. 8 – Fall Vocal Showcase, HS auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 – Marching Band Championships, Sapulpa Oct. 16 – OSSAA Regional Field Marching Contest, Enid Oct. 26 – NWOSU homecoming Band, 10 a.m. and pregame...

  • Ride for Hatfield Park, signage approved

    Marione Martin|Aug 25, 2019

    The Alva Tourism Tax Committee heard two requests for funding at their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 21. One request was granted in full. The other was only partially funded, resulting in an angry response. Committee members present were Chairman Norville Ritter, Jaunita Dotson, Dr. Charles Tucker and Connor Martin. Terri Parsons was absent. Ride for Hatfield Park Bonni Sidders, treasurer of Alva Friends of Play Foundation, spoke to the committee about the 2019 Ride for Hatfield Park, a motorcycle fun run. Sponsored by Friends of Play and the Alva...

  • Lockdown of inmates at James Crabtree Correctional has been lifted

    Aug 25, 2019

    Helena – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has transferred more than a dozen inmates from James Crabtree Correctional Center to facilities across the state on the heels of a physical altercation inside the prison Wednesday afternoon where four inmates were injured in two separate altercations minutes apart. “Correctional officers acted quickly and professionally, ending the fights before anyone was seriously injured,” ODOC Interim Director Scott Crow says. Ever Yac-Mazariegos, 36, and Donald Manning, 48, were treated at the facil...

  • In rural areas, a ceaseless struggle to get domestic abuse victims to testify

    Whitney Bryen Oklahoma Watch|Aug 25, 2019

    On a March morning in 2017, Tamera Moore, a 38-year-old woman living in the southeast Oklahoma town of Valliant, began the day with a bitter argument. She and her boyfriend, Geoffrey Briley, began quarreling and she told him she wanted to break up. He grabbed her neck, threw her onto a bed and began biting her face and lips, court records say. He left, and Moore went to the hospital. For months, police, prosecutors and even a judge pleaded with her to testify in court. But Moore refused, and prosecutors dropped the charge in June. Two months...

  • Woods County Fair Flower Show theme: 'Flowers to Appease the Soul'

    Aug 25, 2019

    Although it has been a very warm summer, Woods County gardeners have been thankful for the rain and sun this growing season. If your flowerbeds are still alive and thriving after this summer’s temperatures, consider exhibiting them in the Open Flower Show at the Woods County Free Fair, Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Woods County Fairgrounds. The flower and horticulture arrangements at the Woods County Free Fair will be on display for all those who attend the Sept. 5-7 event. Eight classes are available for floral arrangements in the open class and o...

  • Ambitious plans for Alva's Hatfield Park

    Marione Martin|Aug 25, 2019

    Since 2011, the Alva Friends of Play Foundation has been working to make Alva's Hatfield Park a safe and ADA compliant playground for area youth. Until this year, they have accomplished this with only four members. A fifth member joined this year. Monday night, Aug. 19, at the Alva City Council meeting, Friends of Play Treasurer Bonni Sidders presented ongoing plans for the park. The council has given the group permission to continue with their projects provided they make periodic appearances... Full story

  • Peek inside the plans: Friends of Play Areas 1 and 2

    Aug 25, 2019

    These ADA toys are planned on the east side of Hatfield Park to the north of the existing toy installation. It will connect to the existing toy by a sidewalk.... Full story

  • Peek inside the plans: Friends of Play Areas 3 and 4

    Aug 25, 2019

    Toys on the west side of Hatfield Park don't meet safety standards so they will be removed and replaced with these installations.... Full story

  • Man arrested in Waynoka for firearm possession

    Marione Martin|Aug 25, 2019

    A man who had been convicted of a felony was arrested in Woods County for possessing a firearm. Court records show on Aug. 18 at 3:10 p.m. Woods County Deputy David Cummings received information from a concerned citizen that Monty Long was going to be selling a firearm at Cimarron Wine and Spirits in Waynoka. Cummings knew Long was a convicted felon and not permitted to have control of a firearm, but he confirmed through county dispatch that Long was indeed a convicted felon. Cummings later observed Long pull on the south side of the liquor...

  • New marijuana law affects employers

    Aug 25, 2019

    Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act (aka the Unity Bill) goes into effect next on Friday, Aug. 30. Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, says, “From the State Chamber’s perspective, this bill accomplishes two important items. One, it respects the will of the voters following the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Two, it provides much-need clarity for employers and business owners. The State Chamber of Oklahoma worked all session with lawmakers to help accom...

  • Fair: Poultry, rabbit, horse and OHCE groups pre-entries due by noon Friday

    Aug 25, 2019

    The Woods County Free Fair will be held September 5-7 at the Woods County Fairgrounds south of Alva. The only pre-entries required are poultry, rabbits, horse, and the Oklahoma Home & Community Education (OHCE) group entries. Completed tags are to be returned to the Woods County Cooperative Extension Center by Friday, Aug. 30. All poultry and rabbit exhibits must be in place on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. as poultry will be blood tested. Horse show pre-entries are also required by noon Aug. 30 to the extension office. Others...

  • New students welcomed with freshman, transfer orientations

    Aug 25, 2019

    The 2019-20 school year is underway, beginning with successful freshman and transfer student orientations at Northwestern Oklahoma State University locations with nearly 450 students attending the events. A total of 350 freshmen attended Freshman Orientation in Alva and 90 students attended Transfer Orientation held later that day. Transfer orientation activities also took place at the Enid and Woodward campuses. Gathered in Herod Hall Auditorium to begin the day's events, incoming freshmen...

  • Fair: Duct tape entries due by 5:30 p.m. at Women's Building at Fairgrounds

    Aug 25, 2019

    Area folks with a creative flair who like to construct items that are useful and unique are encouraged to enter the Woods County Free Fair Duct Tape Division. Construction Requirements Items may be made with any color duct tape Items must be created using at least 90% duct tape The fair board reserves the right not to display any exhibit with questionable taste Items may be made by individuals or groups Judging Criteria 40% – workmanship 30% – creativity 20% – appearance 10% – difficulty Classes: WC-01 – Hat, WC-02 – Purse or Wallets, WC...

  • Young exhibitors needed for the Woods County Free Fair

    Aug 25, 2019

    If you’re old enough to hold a pencil, a paint brush, or bake a batch of cookies or candies, you’re old enough to participate in the Woods County Free Fair on Sept. 5-7 at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Fair exhibit classes are open in Cultural Arts for children in kindergarten through second grade, with several kinds of handicraft classes available such as plastic, wood, painted T-shirts, and Legos for preschoolers and kindergarteners, both displayed in a shallow box. Fine Arts for preschool through second grade are also open for exh...

  • Random Thoughts Mr. Stengel goes to Washington – part 2

    Roger Hardaway|Aug 25, 2019

    Casey Stengel’s life was dedicated to the sport of baseball. In addition to managing four major league teams, Stengel also worked for several years during his career as a minor league manager. Prior to becoming a manager, Stengel was an accomplished player. A left-handed outfielder, Stengel played 1,277 games in the major leagues between 1912 and 1925. He wore the uniform of five National League teams: the Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, and Boston B...

  • Next weekend is Labor Day

    Jim Scribner|Aug 25, 2019

    Let's hope for cooler weather and lots of free food and fellowship. It's been a banner birthday month for my family. Mine was August 2nd, followed by cousins from Lincoln, Nebraska. Allen Scribner's was on the 4th and his wife Karen's on the 20th. Karen shares her birthday with my great-grandson, Drake. Grandson Josh's birthday was August 16th. Last but not least is granddaughter Jaylyn's on the 27th. Happy birthday to all my family and to anyone that shares an August birthday with the... Full story

  • Woods County Communications phone log

    Aug 25, 2019

    Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:59 a.m. – Caller advised of a water tank on fire. 3:09 a.m. – Caller advised of a skunk in their backyard in the 800 block of Center Street. 3 p.m. – Report of a dog in a car outside of Taco Village. 3:10 p.m. – Report of shots fired at a cat in the 600 block of Barnes. 4:06 p.m. – Report of a smoke alarm going off on Logan Road. 7:23 p.m. – Medic needed in the alley behind Holder's Drug for a female who had fallen. 9:50 p.m. – Medic needed in the 200 block of Park. Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:38 p.m. – Medic neede...

  • Marriage License Filings

    Aug 25, 2019

    Derek Allen Hayes and Megan Leigh Andrews, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling) ($50)....

  • Woods County court filings

    Aug 25, 2019

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Woods County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filing Monty Eugene Long, Capron, 45, has been charged w...

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