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Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Toast, scrambled eggs, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Kolachie (sausage and cheese), oatmeal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Chicken biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Donut,...

 

Grow and Share OHCE meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at the home of Janet Cunningham on Oct. 29 with Janet and Mary Hamilton serving as co-hostesses. This meeting is the regular November meeting held early because of schedule conflicts. The group...

 

Airport receives $1.7 million for taxiway rehab

The Alva Regional Airport will be delaying Phase 2 of the airport apron and ramp project. Funding for a different project has been found that will narrow and rehabilitate the old runway into a taxiway. In a letter to the city, engineer Toby Baker of...

 

Alva City Council to meet Monday

The City of Alva has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acceptance of the repayment plan to the Alva Regional Airport. An audit showed the city had borrowed funds that came from the FAA and were being held in the airport account for...

 

Alva Middle School returns to in-person classes

Alva Middle School will return to full in-person instruction on Monday, Nov. 16, according to an announcement by Superintendent Tim Argo. Students transitioned to distance learning last week due to the increase in positive cases of Covid and the...

 

Bank It celebrates third quarter success

During the months of July, August and September, the Woods County community worked together to raise funds for Bank It and the Woods County Emergency Management Service. Bank It allocates a portion...

 

Health department cites community transmission for increase in cases

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) weekly report, Oklahoma's current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by...

 

Early release dates for Oklahoma prisoners just got pushed back

Prisoners attend a graduation ceremony at Dick Conner Correctional Center. Educational programs are one way prisoners earn credits to take time off their sentences. Glen Blake told the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board this month that his clients...

 

October Rotary Students of the Month honored

Zachery Wallis Zachery is the son of Brian and Jessica Wallas and Kelli Lewis and brother to Kayla and Aaron. High school activities include trumpet section leader in band, debate captain for speech...

 

Coronavirus continues march across Oklahoma as hospitalizations set record

Coronavirus hotspots emerged across the state in the past week as hospitalizations reached a new record since the pandemic began. Active cases hit 24,091 on Friday, according to the latest tally from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. That...

 

Wheatland Republican Women

The Wheatland Republican Women met Wednesday, Nov. 4, at The Runnymede in Alva. Nine members and three guests were in attendance. President Jane McDermott the flag salute, followed by a prayer led by Linda Tutwiler. Secretary Ann Shirley read the...

 

Northwestern's Dr. Shawn Holliday Appointed to Oklahoma Humanities Board of Trustees

Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies and professor of English at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Oklahoma Humanities, with duti...

 

Northwestern faculty members featured on Oklahoma Humanities Council Podcast

Dr. Aaron Mason and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, social sciences department faculty members at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, were recently interviewed to discuss the Electoral College for the Oklahoma...

 

Coffeetime In a fizz

While working in my front yard the other day, I noticed the mailman zip past our house without stopping. Not too unusual and my only thought was, “Evidently had no mail today.” But just a few...

 

I wish the Democrats would hurry up and get control

Because of Trump and the Republicans, everyone has made so much money nobody needs to work, creating a help shortage. At least it seems that way if you are looking for help. Part of this shortage of...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, November 6, 2020 8:13 a.m. – Report of a commercial burglar alarm going off in the 700 block of Oklahoma Boulevard. 2:15 p.m. – Report of a grass fire on Cotton Road and County Road (CR) 1100. 3:50 p.m. – Report of cattle out. 6:32...

 

Divorce Filings

Cynthia A. Smith vs. Gary M. Smith, McKinney, Texas: dissolution of marriage ($262.14)....

 

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

Book 1310 page 1: Don E. Dees conveys unto Dees Family Trust: Section 2, Township 24N, Range 16W, SE4SE4. Warranty deed. Book 1310 page 118: Patricia Smiley conveys unto Eric Burkett: Section 11, Township 24N, Range 16W, NE4NW4. Warranty deed. Book...

 

Goldbugs lose to Chandler 49-19 in playoff game

The Alva Goldbugs closed out this year’s football season Friday night with a playoff game at Chandler. In a normal season, the Goldbugs’ record would not have qualified them for playoffs, but the...

 
 By ERIC OLSON    Sports    November 15, 2020

Nebraska gets past Penn State 30-23 in McCaffrey's 1st start

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska appeared ready to blow out Penn State, then suddenly found itself in a close game, the kind the Cornhuskers have been known to lose under third-year coach Scott Frost. The Nittany Lions twice drove deep into Nebraska...

 

ADOT: Dust warning system worked well during August storm

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new high-tech system to detect dust and alert drivers on a dangerous stretch of Interstate 10 in the southern Arizona desert didn't get much of a workout during this year's meager monsoon, but officials say it worked well...

 

Hung jury in case of man charged in killing of ex-girlfriend

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A jury decided it could not reach a verdict in the case of an Arizona man charged in the 1997 shooting and killing of his ex-girlfriend. The jury in the case of Cecilio Cruz deadlocked Friday after 10 hours of deliberation,...

 

School board member sees himself as 'cultural broker'

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — As a "Mexican citizen by birth" and a "U.S. citizen by choice," Carlos Barcenas said he believes in serving his community. Since 2013, Barcenas has served on the Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education. He said that...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases surpass 150,000, deaths top 1,500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 150,000 on Saturday and the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, now tops 1,500, according to the Oklahoma State Department of...

 

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