Articles from the December 10, 2023 edition

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  • Grow and Share OHCE learns about reducing clutter at November meeting

    Dec 10, 2023

    Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Wesley House. Mary Hamilton served as hostess. Members brought dishes and a Thanksgiving feast was enjoyed by all. President Carol Erikson called the meeting to order, and all present recited the flag salute. Eleven members answered roll call to: “What is your favorite way to organize?” One guest, Doris Marcus, was also in attendance. Under unfinished business, members were reminded to turn in $20 for the end-of-the-year fundraiser. Carol Erikson, Carol McDaniel and Che...

  • Menus for week of Dec. 11–15

    Dec 10, 2023

    Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Waffles and syrup, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Breakfast calzone, fruit, juice, milk Friday – Donut, fruit, juice, milk Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dinner roll, fruit, milk Tuesday – Pizza, Caesar salad, baby carrots, fruit, milk Wednesday – Chicken spaghetti, green beans, fruit, milk Thursday – Cheeseburger, french...

  • Woods County real estate transactions

    Dec 10, 2023

    Real Estate Transfers Book 1355 page 935: Bradley B. Hadsell and Kendall L. Hadsell convey unto Tanner W. Stevens and Baylee Rae Stevens. Section 26, Township 27N, Range 14W, NE4. Warranty deed. Book 1355 page 966: Elizabeth A. McLaws and Charles A. McLaws convey unto Elizabeth A. McLaws and Charles A. McLaws. Section 18, Township 29N, Range 14, E2SW4. Quit claim deed. Book 1355 page 971: Richard J. Besanko conveys unto Kathleen Lourde. Section 21, Township 25N, Range 13W, NW4NW4. Quit claim deed. Book 1355 page 975: Kathleen Lourde conveys...

  • Woods County court filings

    Dec 10, 2023

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Woods County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filings Ellis Robert Lea Jr, 46, Enterprise, Louisiana,...

  • Woods County Communication logs

    Dec 10, 2023

    Friday, December 1, 2023 During this day were 13 traffic stops and one report of cattle out. 6:50 a.m. - Report of a motor vehicle accident with no injuries. 8:09 a.m. – Report of a business burglar alarm going off on Flynn Street. 8:24 a.m. – Report of a business burglar alarm going off on Flynn Street. 11 a.m. – Report of trespassing on Mimosa Drive. 3:34 p.m. – Medic needed on 2nd Street for a person with breathing problems. 3:54 p.m. – Report of a dangerous animal on 10th Street. 4:17 p.m. – Welfare check needed on Cleveland Street. 5:2...

  • 'Hats off to a fabulous Christmas!'

    Dec 10, 2023


    Dec 10, 2023

    Carroll L. Devinney was born on October 7, 1940, to H. C. "Pete" Devinney and Edna Devinney in Alva, Oklahoma. He was the younger of two sons and is survived by his brother, Donald Ray Devinney, of Liberal, Kansas. Carroll is also survived by his two children, Angela Sue (Bryan) Schenk and Darrin C. Devinney, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Carroll always engaged others in his personal and professional life, and never knew a stranger. He loved to travel, lived in several places over the course of his life, but always...

  • Mom's cantaloupey boyfriend test

    Andy and Renie Bowman|Dec 10, 2023

    Mom and her teen-age daughter were grocery shopping together, preparing for the family dinner on Friday night. The family always enjoyed fresh fruits, so before paying out at the cash register, they stopped in the fruit and vegetable section of the store. Mom picked through several possible candidates of cantaloupes, squeezing, eyeballing and then finally picking each one up to give it her final test – smelling. Her daughter stood by watching this whole ritual with her usual impatient rolling o...

  • Lessons from Socrates

    Dal Houston|Dec 10, 2023

    One of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my life came from a college course titled “Logical Reasoning.” As I ponder today’s world, seldom does a day pass without me considering this lesson. Without getting into the specifics of the course itself, other than learning to think logically (without allowing emotion to sway your thinking), one of the subjects we spent quite a bit of time on was the teachings of Socrates. Briefly, the story of Socrates was that he was challenging the thoug...

  • It's a strange world we live in, Master Jack

    Jim Scribner|Dec 10, 2023

    This headline is from a 1968 song. The light in my room is on one side of the room and there is always a shadow on my desk. I have needed a lamp for a long while but hated to spend the money. I finally gave up and found a nice freestanding lamp with a desk light on it for $14. Pretty cheap I thought. I go back to buy bulbs for it and there was the shock. The bulbs cost more than the lamp did! I guess it has been a while since I bought a bulb because they used to be a couple of bucks for a...

  • Northwestern to close for holiday break

    Dec 10, 2023

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University will close for the holiday break beginning Monday, Dec. 25. All Northwestern locations and offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Northwestern’s 16-week spring semester classes will begin on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Enrollment for spring courses is open, and new and returning students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible to ensure course availability. The spring semester schedule of courses is available online at The last day to enroll is Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. T...

  • Water board presents $4.93 million check to Alva Public Works

    Dec 10, 2023

  • The fallacy of a work-life balance

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    Graduates, faculty and families gathered Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, in Perceful Fieldhouse for the 21st annual Fall Commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Although the graduate numbers are smaller, the program included all the ceremony of the larger spring event. Following the invocation by Jeffery A. Hall, pastor of Speak Life Fellowship A/G, NWOSU President Dr. Bo Hannaford spoke to those assembled. "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do.... Full story

  • Alva Airport Commission to discuss new jet fuel storage

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    The Alva Airport Commission will look at amending an owner-engineer agreement with Parkhill for the design of an above ground jet fuel storage tank when they meet on Monday. The regular meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the airport terminal. Commission members will look at financial reports from October and November and hear a report from Alva City Council. Airport Manager Derrick Courson will provide an accounts receivable report showing what is owed to the airport in hangar leases and rentals as well as charged fuel purchases. He will also report...

  • Freedom School Board candidate withdraws

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    The only race that developed in school board filings in Woods County was between Frank Eiery and Benjamin Baker. Both men filed for Office 3, which is an unexpired term. On Friday, the Woods County Election Board reported that Benjamin Baker has withdrawn his candidacy. With his withdrawal, there will be no school board election in April for any of the Woods County districts. The Freedom School Board will fill Office 3 with Frank Eiery and Office 4 with Robert Babcock. The other unopposed...

  • Alva Arena Authority selects Crossland as construction manager

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    Following a three-hour closed session, the Alva Arena Authority (AAA) voted to secure the services of Crossland Construction as construction manager at-risk for the proposed multi-purpose event center. The regular meeting held Tuesday at noon was attended by trustees Melinda Barton, Dr. Janet Cunningham, Todd Holder, Mike Hood, Darrell Kline, Gregg Glass and Daren Slater. Also attending were Glen Calvert of Priefert Complex Design, AAA Assistant Secretary Sonja Williams and Jalynn Fausnaugh. Treasurer Holder reported the current balance in the...

  • Art is 'a very natural thing' for Andersen

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    From her earliest years, Amber Andersen has been focused on art. She started "pretty much as early as I could hold a pencil. Coloring, drawing, painting was all a very natural thing for me as a kid, and it's what I craved to do." Andersen grew up in Prague, Oklahoma, and currently lives in Woodward. "I was encouraged by my grandmother who is also an artist," she said. "She cared for me after school, and she lived in rural Prague, Oklahoma. We were surrounded by the woods and creek there, and... Full story

  • Miller is inspired by Oklahoma colors

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    While many artists love painting the majestic mountains of Colorado or the desert colors of New Mexico, Carla Miller prefers her home state of Oklahoma. "Western Oklahoma has always inspired me for the colors," she says. "A lot of people travel to New Mexico and love the pinks and the purples. We came back from Santa Fe one time, and the red and the green – the red dirt and the green fields – it just gets me!" Miller who lives in Clinton obtained a bachelor's degree in art from Southwestern Okl... Full story

  • ACT I Theatre's December youth production of a classic Victorian poem

    Dec 10, 2023

    Anything in a Christmas play that can go awry goes awry in ACT I Theatre's December youth production of "What Could Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas?" Opening night for the production is Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., followed by matinees on Dec. 16 and 17 at 2 p,m. In this delightful show featuring young actors from grades 6, 7 and 8, a Christmas host attempts to do a perfect reading of "The Night Before Christmas" but is stymied by every imaginable interruption. The children show up wearing costumes...

  • Woods County women injured in collision

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    Two Woods County women were involved in a two-vehicle collision in Blaine County on Wednesday. The collision occurred at 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of US-270 and OK-58, which is nine miles west of Watonga. Toni L. Nethercutt, 60, of Alva, was driving a 2016 Kia Sportage UT vehicle northbound on OK-58. Logan J. Dennis of Oklahoma City was driving a 2019 RAM 2500 pickup eastbound on US-270. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Nethercutt failed to yield from a stop sign and struck the pickup. Nethercutt was transported by Watonga...

  • Struxness breaks the ice at NFR

    NWOSU Sports|Dec 10, 2023

    LAS VEGAS – For steer wrestlers at the National Finals Rodeo, it’s all about the start. In order to post fast times, they need to time the beginning of their runs in conjunction with the steer leaving the chute. The better the timing, the better the run. In Las Vegas, it also is important to get the ball rolling early in the 10-day championship. J.D. Struxness did that, knocking down his steer in 4.6 seconds to finish in a tie for sixth place in Friday’s opening go-round. “I didn’t think that a 4.6 would catch a check, but it hung in there and...

  • Alva hosts third Shootout over weekend

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    The Third Annual Alva Shootout basketball tournament began Thursday morning at Alva High School. Sixteen teams from Oklahoma and Kansas, including three from Alva, met in games to test their abilities early in the season. Thursday Games On Thursday, the girls' contests began with Alva JV taking on Seiling, the top-ranked girls' team in the tournament. Seiling won that matchup 77-22. Jones took on Attica, Kansas, at 12:40 with Jones winning 66-33. Deer Creek and Pawhuska played the afternoon... Full story

  • Alva Ladybugs defeat Cimarron, Jones to play for championship

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    The Alva Ladybugs drew Cimarron, Kansas, in the first round of the Alva Shootout Thursday night. The Ladybugs pretty much controlled the game from the start, leading 21-7 at the end of the first quarter. The Cimarron Lady Blue Jays improved to 11 points in the second, but Alva had a blazing 25 point total. At halftime, the Ladybugs led 46-18. Alva scoring slowed down to 16 points in the third period, but Cimarron only managed three points. The Ladybugs led 62-21 at the end of three quarters. In... Full story

  • Alva Goldbugs beat Attica, lose to Stillwater

    Marione Martin|Dec 10, 2023

    In the first night of the Alva Shootout, the Alva Goldbugs took on the Attica, Kansas, Bulldogs. The Goldbugs are missing some key players due to injuries and other issues. Aiden Kimberlin, Daylon Malone and Lantz Mathers are unable to play. The missing players didn't hamper the Goldbugs in Thursday's game, but it was a different story on Friday. The Goldbugs quickly established a lead in the first-round game against Attica. At halftime, Alva led 43-12. The final was Alva 71, Attica 29. Kash... Full story

  • Javian McCollum scores 20, No. 19 Oklahoma beats Arkansas 79-70 in Crimson & Cardinal Classic

    JOHN TRANCHINA|Dec 10, 2023

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Javian McCollum had 20 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead undefeated No. 19 Oklahoma to a 79-70 victory over Arkansas in the third annual Crimson & Cardinal Classic on Saturday. Otega Oweh scored 14 points, Rivaldo Sores added 13 points and seven rebounds and Milos Uzan finished with 11 points for Oklahoma (9-0), which won by nine-or-more points for the eighth time this season. Khalif Battle led the Razorbacks (6-4) with 13 points. Jeremiah Davenport scored 12 points. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman was ejected f...

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