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Menus for week of Nov. 23–27

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Vegetable beef stew, tossed salad with dressing, cornbread, mixed fruit with topping (diabetic: no-sugar-added mixed fruit) Tuesday – Sweet and sour chicken meatballs, Chinese fried rice with...

 

ACT I Theatre gets an upgrade

Although Alva Community Theatre has been dark for six months, its stage will shine brighter than ever when safe to reopen for future performances. Thanks to a generous grant from the Charles Morton...

 

Cases of coronavirus remain high as Thanksgiving break begins

Classes dismissed Friday for a week-long Thanksgiving break at Alva Public Schools and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The number of active Covid-19 cases in Alva, as reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), remains high...

 

Alva Moose Riders give donations

On Nov. 11, the Alva Moose Riders in association with the Alva Moose Lodge were able to give donations to many Woods County organizations. This money was raised during the second annual Moose Riders'...

 

Alva Bull Battle V planned for April 2021

Everything was in place for the Alva Bull Battle last spring when the pandemic shutdown occurred. All the plans were put on hold. But now Justin Dowdy is ready to try again. Speaking at the Alva...

 

Alva Middle School Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle have selected Teagan Cook and Pryce Williams, eighth grade; Katelee Martin and Nathen Rogers, seventh grade; and Bailey Clepper and Tripp Cole, sixth grade, as AMS Students of the Month for October. Teagan Cook is in...

 

Budy family honored as Farm Bureau's District Seven Farm and Ranch Family

The Chad and Danielle Budy family of Alva recently was honored with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee's District Seven Farm and Ranch Family Recognition. The Budy family has a...

 

Serving up food safety tips for Thanksgiving

STILLWATER, Okla. – The holiday season is officially here, and Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. While many Oklahomans will be preparing holiday meals for their families and friends, the risk of food poisoning is lurking. “Every year in...

 

Scholarship awarded to Harzman for essay

The Woods County Republican Women recently chose an essay by Ali Harzman as the winner for their annual scholarship award. Harzman is a student at Alva High School. She submitted the following essay on the question in bold type at the beginning of...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Local    November 22, 2020

Oklahoma prison coronavirus outbreak

Two weeks into his stay in Lexington A&R, a guard approached Robert Lavern's cell door and told him to gather his belongings. Lavern was accustomed to moving. Over the course of four weeks, he...

 

Northwestern Alumnus scheduled as fall 2020 commencement speaker

Dr. Joe Highfill of Norman, a 1966 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater during the university's commencement ceremonies on...

 

Chinese artist plans talk, workshop at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program artist-in-residence for November is Chinese artist Chang Wu. He will give a talk about his work and influences on Thursday, Dec. 3, from...

 

Northwestern's Division of Education ranked among top 85 most affordable

The Division of Education’s Early Childhood Education program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been named the 28th most affordable program in the country out of 85 other programs evaluated by DiscoverEarlyChildhoodEDU.org. Data for...

 

Northwestern history professor featured in Journal of the West

Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is the author of an article in the winter 2020 edition of the Journal of the West titled "African American...

 

Northwestern employees honored for years of service

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's employees were honored for their years of service with gifts and photographs. The annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremonies were canceled due to...

 

Minjares headed to Pima

Dominic Minjares committed as a preferred walk-on to Pima Community College in Tuscan, Arizona, Friday...

 

Coffeetime: Deep seat and a tight hold

January 2020 gave no indication just how rough a ride it was going to get for everyone on this planet. We had fairly-run-of-the-mill problems and successes the first couple of months. Little did we...

 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

We are going to err on the side of caution and not gather the family this year. One possibility that sounds like fun is to have an outside celebration. If the Covid calms down and the weather is good...

 

The power to tax is the power to destroy - PPP deductibility must be fixed now

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back – but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program,...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:02 a.m. – Report of poaching on County Road (CR) 400 and Bryan Road. 7:49 a.m. – Report of cattle out. 10:32 a.m. – Report of a stolen purse. 12:34 p.m. – Report of a suspicious individual at The Homestead. 7:06...

 

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 1310 page 402: Jo Anne Melton conveys unto John Thoma and Carly Thoma: Lot 6, Block 1, City of Alva, A.L. Circles Amended Plat Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1310 page 405: Community Bank conveys unto Laura Lynn Golden: L...

 

Rattler leads No. 18 Oklahoma past No. 14 Oklahoma St. 41-13

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 301 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 18 Oklahoma beat No. 14 Oklahoma State 41-13 on Saturday night and boost its hopes of winning a sixth straight Big 12 championship....

 

Some New Mexico essential business close due to virus spike

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico essential businesses have been shut down because of a substantial increase in coronavirus cases. A new edict announced Thursday allows the New Mexico Department of Health to shut down workplaces for two...

 

1 dead, 1 arrested after Arkansas City shooting

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting in south-central Kansas. Arkansas City police said in a Facebook post that officers rushed to a stretch of road around 9:30 p.m. Friday in response to the...

 

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