Articles from the October 15, 2023 edition

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Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, October 5, 2023 During this day were 10 traffic stops, four controlled burns and two reports of cattle out. 8:49 a.m. – Report of a hit-and-run with injuries on Share Drive. 9:02 a.m. – Report of a lost animal. 9:21 a.m. – Report of...

 

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 transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1354 page 475: SS Finally LLC conveys unto Marcus L. Wallace. Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, City of Alva, Horn Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1354 page 534: Miguel Martinez and Crystal Martinez convey unto Steven E. Sterling...

 

Grow and Share OHCE regular monthly meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Fireside Room. Cheryl Diefenbach served as hostess. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting to order and led the group in the flag salute. Diefenbach presented...

 

Menus for week of Oct, 16–20

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—No school Tuesday—Breakfast burrito, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Biscuit and sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Breakfast bowl, toast, fruit, juice, milk Friday—Donut, fruit, juice,...

 

Courage in a crumbling culture

No credit taken for this column’s title today. Before it hit File Thirteen, I read it on the front of a magazine that was promoting one of the articles inside and it stuck with me. Courage in a...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    October 15, 2023

Don't fake it; just admit you don't know

I am going to pass on some of the best advice to date: When you don’t know the answer to a question, or when you don’t know something about a subject, just admit it. As a young person, I was...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 15, 2023

Third time's the charm

Tuesday will be the third operation on my eye. The doc said he thought he could make it better, so here we go again. He could be right, because he said this operation will make the last payment on...

 

Alva City Council to vote on loan for swimming pool project

When they meet Monday, the Alva City Council will vote on a resolution to borrow money to cover the funding gap for the swimming pool project. If approved, the sales tax revenue note for $1.675 million would be paid off in 2038 or earlier. There is... Full story

 

Alva water to be shut off Tuesday morning

Alva City Business Manager Steve Ford says the city water supply coming from the wellfield will be shut off Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. The planned shutdown is needed to hook up new sections of waterline between the city and the wellfield. After... Full story

 

Rangers close out home victory over Arkansas Tech in four sets

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State concluded their two-game home stand finishing off with Arkansas Tech. The Rangers won the match 3-1, after jumping out early with a 25-14 set victory. The win improves the Rangers to 8-12 on the season 4-5 in the...

 

Engineer gives progress report on airport runway lights

The Alva Airport Commission heard an update on the runway lighting project during their meeting Monday night. Chairman Dale Logsdon opened the meeting with members Terry Cline, Paul Kinzie, Calleb...

 

Alva Parks and Recreation discusses electric bills

The Alva Parks and Recreation Board had a short meeting Wednesday afternoon. There wasn’t much on the agenda, but the board members present took the opportunity to ask Mayor Kelly Parker and City Business Manager Steve Ford some questions....

 

Alva Parks and Recreation discusses electric bills

The Alva Parks and Recreation Board had a short meeting Wednesday afternoon. There wasn’t much on the agenda, but the board members present took the opportunity to ask Mayor Kelly Parker and City Business Manager Steve Ford some questions....

 

Friends gift Alva Public Library with new touch table

The Alva Friends of the Library have presented the Alva Public Library with a new After-Mouse touch table. It was set up in the conference room during the library board meeting on Monday. Ott said it... Full story

 

Goldbugs lose by 3 points to Chisholm

Its crunch time for high school football with district games at the mid-point of the schedule. The Alva Goldbugs traveled to Chisholm for a Thursday night fall break game knowing a win would give... Full story

 

Sims' paintings feature fantasy, flowers and faeries

When Susan Frech Sims picks up a paintbrush, she enters a world of fantasy, flowers and faeries. She enjoys adding to her series called Friday's Child. She does paintings on commission, but when...

 

Graybill looks to the sky for inspiration

Calvin Graybill moved to Alva about 20 years ago, and he's established a reputation with his paintings of rural life. His northwest Oklahoma surroundings are evident in scenes of wheat harvest and...

 

Rangers push Bisons to fifth set in thrilling match

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State went up against the conference-leading Harding on Thursday afternoon. The Rangers forced the match into the fifth set but the Bisons pulled off the 3-2 victory...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    October 15, 2023

Gordon gains more than 100 yards rushing, receiving; Oklahoma State tops No. 23 Kansas 39-32

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy decided to let Ollie Gordon II cook. Gordon gained 284 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns to help Oklahoma State defeat No. 23 Kansas 39-32 on Saturday. Gordon ran for a...

 

Don't mess with this mama bear: Grazer easily wins popular Fat Bear Contest at Alaska national park

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When it comes to packing on the pounds to survive an Alaska winter, this year's undisputed champ is Grazer. Grazer, also known as Bear 128 to the fans of Fat Bear Week at Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve, won...

 

US oil production hits all-time high, conflicting with efforts to cut heat-trapping pollution

United States domestic oil production hit an all-time high last week, contrasting with efforts to slice heat-trapping carbon emissions by the Biden administration and world leaders. And it conflicts with oft-repeated Republican talking points of a Bi...

 

Biden awards $7 billion for clean hydrogen hubs across the country to help replace fossil fuels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has selected clean-energy projects from Pennsylvania to California for a $7 billion program to kickstart development and production of hydrogen fuel, a key component of President Joe Biden's agenda to...

 

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