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Math-a-thon instructor pelted with pie by Lincoln students

Students at Lincoln Elementary School held a math-a-thon fundraiser under the direction of their instructor, Mr. Hamilton, with $14,064.60 being raised. The money will be used for Sooner Flight...

 

October Fest draws crowd to Alva Square Oct. 8

To view more photos of Alva's October Fest, visit https://goo.gl/I7mKJu....

 

Alva public records water deposits and building permits

WATER DEPOSITS April 2016 The following individuals paid a $150 water deposit for the month of April 2016. April 1: Wade Suffron, 724 Barnes April 12: Cecilio Limon, 19802 County Road 440 April 15: Elish Cauley, 16 Barnes; Atos LLC, 502 E. Barnes...

 

Menus for the week of Oct. 10 – 14

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Fruit Loops, bread, whole wheat toast, pears, juice, milk Tuesday – super chocolate donut, fruit yogurt cup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Wednesday – pancakes, maple syrup, mandarin...

 

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society

After a summer break the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society resumes meeting in an unconventional way. Instead of meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, the meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to coincide with the meeting of the Woodward Genealogy Club....

 

Household Executives learn about computer technology

The Household Executives OHCE group met Sept. 21 in the home of Leta Guinn. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Gasaway who also led the group in the flag salute. The nine members and guest answered roll with “Are you computer or...

 

Peace by Piece Quilt Guild

Pam Jones, president, opened the meeting of Oct. 4 with 15 members present. The nominating committee reported on those nominated for the next office positions. Voting will be conducted at the next meeting. The November meeting will be a short...

 

4-H exhibits shine at Oklahoma State Fair

Woods County 4-H members entered 185 exhibits in the 4-H division of the State Fair of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on opening day. Of the 185 exhibits, 148 received ribbons for being in the Top 10 and...

 
 By Helen Barrett    Local    October 9, 2016

Tickets still available for AGEF banquet

Although the original deadline to purchase tickets for the Alva Goldbug Education Foundation (AGEF) Distinguished Goldbugs banquet has passed, Lizabeth Richey said tickets can still be purchased from...

 

Airport commission expects to finalize taxiway project

The Alva Airport Commission continues to work on improvements for the local airport. During their meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the airport, the commission will discuss and act on closing the airport taxiway contract with Nash Construction. That had...

 

Hatfield Park retaining wall to be replaced

The large children's play structure near the east entrance to Hatfield Park is showing wear and tear. The Alva Friends of Play Foundation intends to remedy some problems with the 18-year-old... Full story

 

September collisions in Alva

An Alva woman was waiting for a truck to back out when it backed into her vehicle on Sept. 14. The collision occurred about 4 p.m. on Barnes at Seventh Street. Jennifer Appleton, 29, of Alva was driving a 2008 Ford east on Barnes. She told police...

 

Vegetables, dairy products, other goodies on offer at First Friday Art Walk Oct. 7

The First Friday Art Walk on Oct. 7 had more on offer for attendees than art. University students had homemade goodies available for donations to the NWOSU Art Society. Lois Lenkner had her garden...

 
 By Helen Barrett    Local    October 9, 2016

Proud, patriotic citizen anxious to vote for the first time

For many people, turning 18 means being able to vote in their first presidential election. Alva's Humberto 'Bert' Avila waited much longer for that privilege. Avila, who was born in Mexico, legally... Full story

 

Sod House Museum to host discussion on African American rancher Jesse Howard

The Sod House Museum will host an open discussion to gather historical information on African American rancher Jesse Howard on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. Although Howard was an active force in the...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    October 9, 2016

Federal ruling may end nursing homes' no-lawsuit agreements

A new federal ruling could settle a long-disputed question of whether Oklahoma nursing homes can force patients or their families to sign away their rights to sue in court as a condition for admission. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

 

NWTC holds practical nursing graduation

Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) held the graduation ceremony for the practical nursing program before a packed room of friends and family members of the nine graduates last Saturday. The students...

 

2017 REAP grant funding workshops

The Oklahoma Economic Development Authority (OEDA), the sub-state planning district serving northwest Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle, will be conducting grant application workshops on Oct. 24~28. The Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) program is...

 

Waynoka man charged with child endangerment

A Waynoka man stopped for speeding was arrested for driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle. Colby Vaughn Ross, 34, of Waynoka has been charged in Woods County with felony child endangerment by driving under the influence. He was...

 

District Attorney Christopher Boring to host free screening of "Telling Amy's Story" documentary

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Christopher Boring, in collaboration with the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association and the Northwest Domestic Crisis Center, is hosting a screening of “Telling Amy’s Story” at...

 

Vandalism, thefts reported to police

The Alva Police Department has taken recent reports of vandalism to vehicles, break-ins of vehicles and thefts. On Sept. 28 Caisha Boedeker who lives in the 1400 block of Noble reported having approximately $600 stolen from her 2014 Ford pickup. She... Full story

 

Northwestern students tour Eisenhower Presidential Library, museum

Northwestern Oklahoma State University students in the Leviathan Society paid a late September visit to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. The trip was...

 

Northwestern Ranger Preview set for Oct. 29

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual Ranger Preview event for high school seniors will kick off Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 a.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse on the Northwestern-Alva campus. “Ranger Preview is an excellent opportunity for...

 

Northwestern production 'Rehearsal for Murder' Oct. 13-15

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Fine Arts will present its fall production of “Rehearsal for Murder” on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13-14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Tickets can be...

 

Northwestern student teachers in area schools

Students leave Northwestern Oklahoma State University with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 22 senior education students have entered area schools to gain...

 

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