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Menus for week of Aug, 26–30

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...

 

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

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...

 

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. 2. Northwestern’s offices will be closed, and no classes will be held that day....

 

Alva City Council turns down new ONG franchise agreement

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...

 

Business manager reports to city council

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...

 

Alva Employee Appreciation

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...

 

Alva Public Schools music calendar

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...

 

Ride for Hatfield Park, signage approved

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...

 

Lockdown of inmates at James Crabtree Correctional has been lifted

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...

 

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

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....

 

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

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 Flow...

 

Ambitious plans for Alva's Hatfield Park

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...

 

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

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....

 

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

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

 

Man arrested in Waynoka for firearm possession

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...

 

New marijuana law affects employers

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...

 

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

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...

 

New students welcomed with freshman, transfer orientations

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...

 

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

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...

 

Young exhibitors needed for the Woods County Free Fair

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...

 

Random Thoughts Mr. Stengel goes to Washington – part 2

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...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 25, 2019

Next weekend is Labor Day

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...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

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. ...

 

Marriage License Filings

Derek Allen Hayes and Megan Leigh Andrews, both of 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 obtai...

 

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