Articles from the August 28, 2016 edition

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Man gives false identity to officers

When Woods County authorities tracked down a man wanted on a warrant, they discovered it wasn't the same man they'd jailed earlier. According to court records, on Jan. 15 of this year, a man giving his name as James Thomas Denmark was booked into... Full story

 

Northwest Riders gather for sixth annual run for Christmas gifts for kids

The Northwest Riders and friends gather in front of Radio Shack in Alva Saturday morning before heading out on their sixth annual Christmas Motorcycle Fun Run for Children. From left, front row:...

 

Two facing drug possession, child neglect charges

A local deputy went to Buena Vista apartments to arrest a woman on a misdemeanor warrant. He ended up arresting two people who were then charged with drug possession and child neglect. Just before... Full story

 

Death by Chocolate competition

What’s the chocolate item you love to bake or create? Which chocolate item does your family rave about? What chocolate recipe are you asked to share at family, church or social activities? If one or two creations come to mind, then one of them...

 

Sales tax collections continue downturn

Sales tax collections in Alva continue lower than in the last couple of years, causing city leaders to watch the budget carefully. However, Alva has fared better than many northwest Oklahoma communiti... Full story

 

Courtney Mapes of Alva volunteers as an All-State alumni mentor

Courtney Mapes completed two years as an Academic All-State alumni mentor, providing academic support and encouragement to a student in Stillwater. Mapes followed her mentee from Skyline Elementary...

 

County Fair: Flowers as seen through song

If your flowerbeds are still alive and thriving after this summer's temperatures and the recent rains, consider exhibiting them in the Open Flower Show at the Woods County Free Fair, Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Woods County Fairgrounds. The flower and...

 

County-wide homemade ice cream contest at the Woods County Fair

Treat yourself and the family to a variety of delicious homemade ice creams at the Women’s Building Friday night, Sept. 10, during the Woods County Fair. This year, anyone in the county is eligible to provide a freezer of ice cream that will be...

 

Open Class Foods for the Woods County Free Fair

The Open Class Foods Division has some items for you to make for the Woods County Free Fair running Sept. 8, 9 and 10. Jellies, preserves, jams, fruit butters, chili sauce or catsup, picante sauce, brownies, cheese bread, and sliced, crispy sweet...

 

Time to enter your fair exhibits

The Woods County Free Fair will be held Sept. 8, 9 and 10 at the fairgrounds south of Alva. The only pre-entries required are poultry, rabbits, horses and the Oklahoma Home & Community Education group entries. Completed tags are to be returned to... Full story

 

Enter Ball Fresh Preserving Awards at the county fair

The Jarden Home Brands is sponsoring award programs during the 2016 Woods County Free Fair, which will be held Sept. 8-10. These awards are given to further stimulate interest in home food preservation. Jarden, the makers of Ball & Kerr Fresh...

 

Recreation authority to meet

The Alva Recreation Authority will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. in a classroom at the complex. Two future bid notices are on the agenda for discussion and action. The first...

 

Northwestern homecoming float entries, sketches due Sept. 28

Homecoming for Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. The homecoming float entry and sketch deadline has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 28. The theme is “Rangers: League of Heroes.” Entry forms must be turned into the...

 

Menus for the week of Aug. 29 – Sept. 2

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Lucky Charms, buttered toast, pears, juice, milk Tuesday – Sausage gravy, biscuit, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – Whole Grain Frosted Flakes, whole wheat toast, banana, juice, milk...

 

Household Executives OHCE members learn how to stay protected online

The Household Executives met Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Fireside room. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Gasaway, who also led the group in the flag salute. The ten members answered roll with “Do you know how to protect yourself...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 28, 2016

Junkman's Gems

Optimistic men have been looking for meals and dates that fit that description for a lifetime. I guess the Olympics are over. I didn't watch any of it but I hope your champion won the gold. I just...

 

LELAND FINIS MORRIS

Leland Finis Morris was born January 6, 1935, to Lela (Hardy) and Finis Morris on the family farm located northwest of Capron, Oklahoma. Leland joined the family as the fourth child, the only boy of f...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:59 a.m. Controlled burn at Carmen blacktop and County Road 500. 10:02 a.m. Controlled burn at County Road 300 and Highway 64. 11:30 a.m. Power like across Highway 281. 12:45 p.m. Controlled burn at County Road 840 and...

 

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...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1247 page 334: Carolyn S. Bunch and Michael L. Bunch, wife and husband, grantors, of the first part, convey to the Carolyn S. Bunch Revocable Trust, dated May 18, 2016, the south half of section 3, township 23 north, range...

 

Woods County Sheriff phone log

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:15 a.m. Woman called about a person. 9 a.m. Woman calling for inmate information. 9:45 a.m. Judge calling to put suspect in our custody for warrant. Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:15 p.m. Woman called about inmate in...

 
 By Brian Brus    Regional    August 28, 2016

Oklahoma farms see agritourism industry grow

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves. "Our customers are always welcome to come pick any...

 

Judge sets bail for woman accused of shooting ex-husband

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has set a $250,000 bail for a 70-year-old suburban Tulsa woman accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband. The Tulsa World reports that Tulsa County District Judge William Musseman set bail Friday for Broken Arrow...

 

Man to be tried in theft of clown from Wichita park

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an iconic clown statue and other props from the former Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita will go to trial on theft charges, a judge ruled after a preliminary hearing in Sedgwick County. Damian Mayes,...

 

Medical marijuana petition unlikely to make November ballot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November because advocates say they will challenge the attorney general's rewording of the ballot title —a legal process certain to push...

 

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