Articles from the November 5, 2017 edition

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Menus for the week of Nov. 6–10

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Fruit yogurt cup, blueberry muffins, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Berry colossal crunch, cinnamon toast, banana, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, juice,...

 

Alva man critically injured in fatal plane crash

Note: This story was updated at 1:00 a.m. Nov. 5. Cory Washburn, 39, of Alva was badly burned in a plane crash Saturday afternoon. The pilot, David Thomas Chael, 61, of Enid, died at the scene from...

 

Household Executives OHCE Group learns how to make meals in a jar

The Household Executives OHCE met Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in the home of Lola Heaton, with Carolyn Gasaway as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Gasaway, who also led the group in the flag salute. The quote was: “We make a living...

 

Alva men charged with marijuana sale

Two Alva men were arrested for distribution of marijuana following a controlled buy set up by an informant. Xavier Gabriel Banks, 22, and Antonio Yvon Joseph, 21, both of Alva, have been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance...

 

EDNA SHARON BURLESON OSBORNE

Edna Sharon Burleson Osborne, 80, left to join our Lord on October 30, 2017, at St Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Edna was born April 10, 1937, in Frankfort, Indiana, to the late Charles and Alta Ruth McDonald Burleson. Growing up in...

 

PATRICIA ANN LAUXMAN

Graveside services for Patricia Ann Lauxman will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. John Smith, pastor of the Alva Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment is...

 

Lady Rangers look to continue to rise in 2017-18

ALVA, Okla. – Following a year in which the Lady Rangers went from opening their season with a 59-point loss at the hands of Central Oklahoma to nearly squeaking into the Great American post-season tournament, Head Coach Tasha Diesselhorst is...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, October 27, 2017 1:43 a.m. Medic needed on County Road 1100. Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:04 a.m. Report of a dead cat on 14th Street. 8:40 p.m. Cattle out on Aline blacktop. 9 a.m. Reporting party (RP) advised that someone was screaming...

 

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...

 

Marriage license filings

James Le Wilson and Cheyenne Lavone Colvin, both of Alva, has filed for a marriage license (no counseling) ($50)....

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1269 page 117: Lee Brandt and Sharon Brandt, Trustees of the Sharon Brandt Trust dated April 12, 1999, unto Mathew W. Campbell and Kelly D. Campbell, as joint tenants. A tract of land located in the east half of the...

 

Woods County Sheriff's Office phone log

Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:45 p.m. Deputy called for information. Friday, October 27, 2017 None. Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:58 a.m. Cimarron County calling about hold. 8:54 a.m. Man called about registering as a sex offender. 9:05 a.m. Man...

 

Woods County Retired Educators Association meets

On Oct. 19 the WCREA had guest speaker Darren Slater, assistant superintendent of Northwest Technology Center, Alva campus, talk a little about the programs in Alva. He gave a little of his background, having grown up in the area, and obtaining his...

 

Virtual schools could reap largest gains in charter schools lawsuit

This story was updated Nov. 3 to include a court hearing in which a judge decided to allow local school districts to intervene in a charter-school group’s lawsuit. Virtual charter schools stand to receive the largest share of local tax funding if...

 

Oklahoma House raises oil, gas production tax on some wells

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has approved a measure to increase the gross production tax on oil and gas to 7 percent for some wells after defeating a proposal to impose the maximum 7 percent rate on all wells. The House approved the...

 

Police car, buildings, fences vandalized with spray paint

Numerous properties, including an Alva police car, were vandalized with blue spray paint in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 17. Alva Police Officer Sean Farris began investigating about 8 a.m. after receiving images of a white four-door seda...

 

Northwestern to close for Thanksgiving break; return Nov. 28

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s locations in Alva, Enid and Woodward will close for Thanksgiving break Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 22-24. No classes will be held during this time, and campus offices will be closed. Offices will resume...

 

Iowa man charged with refusing to stop for officer

A man from Iowa has been charged with a felony in Woods County. The incident occurred on Friday, Oct. 13, at Little Sahara State Park at Waynoka. According to court documents, Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman was patrolling in the south campgrounds...

 

Released from prison, Alva man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

An Alva man has been charged with two felony counts for not registering as a sex offender. Todd James Talley, 27, of Alva has been charged with sex offender living within 2,000 feet of a school and with violation of provision of sex offender...

 

Former coach accused of asking teen for nude photos

A 46-year-old man has been charged in Woods County for soliciting sexual communication with a minor. Vincent Chad Warford, 45, of Locust Grove was charged Monday, Oct. 30, with soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of...

 

Alva teen charged with drug distribution

An 18-year-old from Alva has been arrested and charged with making a drug sale back in August. Jalin Scott Willyard was charged Oct. 31 in Woods County with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), a felony. This crime is...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    November 5, 2017

Set your clocks back and bring on Turkey Day

There is a song by Cher, “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Only the government can do that. Don't forget to set your clocks back today. Cleo's birthday is Thursday. Between arm strength and her taser,...

 

City purchases sanitation truck in special meeting

The City of Alva purchased a packer truck for the sanitation department Thursday. The Alva Utility Authority (AUA) held a special meeting to discuss and vote on the purchase. They didn't want to wait...

 

Northwestern freshman begins collegiate career with national FFA award

Ethan Sacket, Northwestern Oklahoma State University freshman from Aline, qualified this spring for the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention held in October in Indianapolis where his...

 

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