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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, peaches, juice, milk Wednesday – Cereal, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday – Sausage and egg biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk Friday ...

 

Correction

In the Sunday, Oct. 13, paper an error was made in the story “DAR gives Good Citizens Awards to Woods County high school seniors.” The first line of the article should have read, “In the fall of 2018-2019 school year each high school in Woods...

 

Alva City Council to vote on DEQ contract

The Alva City Council will be voting on a contract with Oklahoma DEQ during the regular October meeting. The council will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will begin with the consent agenda with rep...

 

Waynoka man injured in rollover

A Waynoka man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday in Woods County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports Steven Blair Steffen, 36, of Waynoka, was transported by Air-Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted to the ho...

 

OSBI: Third man sentenced to prison in elderly man's murder

CIMARRON COUNTY, Okla. – A third man has been sentenced to prison in the 2013 murder of a 77-year-old Alva man. In June 2013, 77-year-old Charles Nieman and his wife stopped at the Loaf'N-Jug...

 

Pumpkin Hello

Sporting a jaunty hat, this Halloween hay bale pumpkin greets drivers along Oklahoma Boulevard at the Pinegar building in Alva....

 

Get ready for electric scooters: Who is responsible?

Fall is finally here in Oklahoma. Between the golden leaves and cool crisp air, you will begin to see electric scooters flooding the city streets. These rental scooters can be found along the curb in hundreds of U.S. cities including Oklahoma City,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 20, 2019

Congratulations to the Alva Kiwanis members on their longevity

Jack Fisher and Richard Ryerson have been members of the Alva Kiwanis for 59 years. The Kiwanis do a lot of good in the community. I never got to be a member because I couldn't master the secret...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, October 11, 2019 6:26 p.m. – Report of cattle out on County Road 500 and U.S. Highway 64. 9:57 p.m. – Report of cattle out on County Road 500. Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:35 p.m. – Caller advised of a car on fire two miles west of...

 

Marriage License Filings

Eric Chad Diefenbach and Jessica Erin Bryant, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling). ($50) Austin Lane Eades and Macendrew Kae Brown, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling). ($50) David Duane Covalt, Friend, Nebraska, and Kerri...

 

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 1297 page 17: Steven Bouziden, a single person, unto Steven Bouziden, David Bouziden, and Chris Thomas, Successor Co-trustees of the Rosemary Bouziden Revocable Trust. Lots 4, 5, 6, 7 and the north 8 feet of lot 8, in...

 

Hurts scores 5 TDs, Sooners roll past West Virginia 52-14

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 75 yards and two more scores and No. 5 Oklahoma cruised to a 52-14 victory over West Virginia on Saturday. Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0) is unbeaten in eight games...

 

Hemric beats playoff drivers for NASCAR pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Hemric gave his hopes of landing a Cup Series ride for next season some help by taking his No. 8 Chevrolet to the pole for Richard Childress Racing at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Hemric, who was told last month that...

 

Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner rolls during ride after OU score

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma officials say there were no injuries to riders of the school's "Sooner Schooner" or the horses that pull it when the covered wagon tipped over during the Oklahoma-West Virginia football game. The wagon...

 

New chairman brings tribal perspective to business group

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mike Canfield is the first tribal member to serve as board chairman for a business advocacy group that covers New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. Canfield is a member of Laguna Pueblo and will lead the Greater...

 

Police: Man fatally shot after confrontation at Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man has died after being shot when he confronted another man at a Wichita home. The shooting happened early Friday morning in southeast Wichita. Police say 40-year-old Charles Cunningham and his older...

 

Foster care problems left kids vulnerable to sex traffickers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen children who ran away from troubled Kansas welfare system and juvenile corrections placements have wound up incarcerated for crimes related to human trafficking, drawing the ire of victims' advocates and...

 

Study: Kansas schools rely too much on test scores

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas schools rely too heavily on test scores and ignore input from teachers when weighing whether changes are needed for a student to achieve classroom success, according to a study by researchers at the state's flagship...

 

Farmworker health is community effort in Arizona town

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A handful of voices softly chattering in Spanish filter into a building that's become the heart of Winchester Heights, a Willcox neighborhood filled with farmworkers. The community center is dedicated to connecting...

 

Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill Country

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting...

 

African lion that died in Kansas had fungal infection

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say an African lion that died at the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina suffered from encephalitis caused by a fungal infection. The lion, called Sahar, died Sept. 27. Zoo officials announced Thursday that a necropsy...

 

Clemency sought for Oklahoma death row inmate in man's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A clemency request by an Oklahoma death row inmate who claims a racist juror influenced the outcome of his trial has received support from faith and criminal justice reform leaders. Julius D. Jones, 39, has asked the Oklahoma...

 

Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It's a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1 Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in...

 

Finance officials pledge to combat global economic slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials wrapped up their fall meetings on Saturday with a pledge to "employ all appropriate tools" to combat the weakest global growth in a decade, but there was little evidence of progress in easing trade...

 

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