Articles from the December 11, 2016 edition

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Laverne Tigers win Class B 2016 Football Championship

The Laverne Tigers played the Shattuck Indians Friday night in the Class B 2016 Football Championship game held at Northwestern Oklahoma State University's field. The Tigers beat the Indians in...

 

Alva Schools take action to improve A-F Report Cards

Members of Alva Schools administration and school board, faculty members and many parents were frustrated with the A-F school report cards released by the State Board of Education near the end of...

 

Menus for the week of Dec. 12–16

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Cinnamon Crunch, whole wheat toast, pears, juice, milk Tuesday – Super chocolate donut, fruit yogurt cup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Wednesday – Cinnamon roll, applesauce, juice,...

 

Turf runway, VFW property on airport agenda

A turf runway and the VFW property are topics on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday, Dec. 12. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the airport terminal meeting room. After hearing reports from the city council and from the...

 

Cemetery board to meet

The Alva Municipal Cemetery Board will hold a regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. in the cemetery office building. Board members will hear a report from the sexton and the financial report. There will also be a manager’s report. The...

 

Mayor wears unusual adornment while giving council report

Alva Mayor Kelly Parker opened his report to the city council with a smile and an explanation. He said he and Councilmember Bryce Benson were recently at a fundraising auction. The purpose was to...

 

Three arrested after investigation, search

Three people were arrested on drug charges in Alva Dec. 2 after a search of an apartment. According to court records, Peter Christopher Lewis came to the attention of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 9 when a property manager contacted...

 

Paul and Deb Corr to retire from insurance business

"All the zeroes are in alignment, so it is time to hang it up," said Paul Corr. "We've been in the Chamber of Commerce for 50 years, we've been married for 40 years, and we've been in the insurance bu...

 

Couple reports man walked in and threatened them

Two people reported threatening behavior from a man who walked in the unlocked front door of an Alva residence. According to court information, Alva Police Officer John Caviness was sent to the 300 block of Center Street on Thursday, Nov. 29. He...

 

Santa Letters: Mrs. Cushenbery's second-grade class

Dear Santa, Thank you for all the presents you have made. Do you want a candy cane or cookies? How many elves do you have? Buddy ate the left over one so we have seven left. From, Kynlee M. Dear Santa, I want a little robot named Cozmo and Lego star...

 

Santa letters written at Alva fire and police departments

Dear Santa, My name is Claire. I am 4 years old. I am so excited that it's almost Christmas. This year I have been mostly nice (no one is perfect). My favorite color is pink and purple and my favorite thing to do is play with my dog. Here are my...

 

State unveils plan for A-F school report cards, keeping single overall grade

Oklahoma schools would continue to receive a single letter grade from the state Department of Education under a new plan for school accountability released Tuesday, but the components of the grades would be expanded. The new system, if adopted by...

 

Freedom man charged in theft of electronics

Alva police received a break in a theft case when someone brought a stolen item into the business from which it was taken. On Nov. 16 police took a theft report from Aaron Fuller, owner of Simple Mobile-Digital Repairs and FedEx Shipping Center,...

 

Three recent Alva collisions

Alva police worked three accidents recently. One involved a hit and run, another was a failure to yield and the third was a runaway sanitation truck. No injuries were listed in the collisions. Hit and Run On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 11:45 a.m. Dalores...

 

GARY D. CROPP

HOISINGTON, Kansas – Gary D. Cropp, 81, died December 9, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born June 6, 1935, on the farm in Avard, Oklahoma, the son of Earl N. and Bonnie M. (Millsap) Cropp....

 

KIMBERLEY DON VANLANDINGHAM

Funeral services for Kimberley Don VanLandingham will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2016, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Hook officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemete...

 

Busy time of year

This is always a busy time of the year for most everybody, and I am no exception. Last Sunday was the concert at the high school. They all sounded great, with Jaylyn sounding the best of all to me....

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 11, 2016

Struxness wrestles back to money

LAS VEGAS – For three straight nights, J.D. Struxness was the hottest cowboy at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He won at least a share of the title in Rounds 3-5 and pocketed just shy of $76,000 for doing so. But his hot streak turned cold in...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 11, 2016

Struxness earns another round win

LAS VEGAS – The hottest cowboy entering the fifth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was Utah saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright, who had earned wins through the first four go-rounds. Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness is trying to make that sizzl...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Friday, December 2, 2016 5:03 p.m. Wreck at County Road 1030 and Harper. Advised vehicle was undeliverable. 5:15 p.m. Reporting party (RP) advised of driver passing out, possibly drunk. 8:53 p.m. Advised a deer on the side of the road at U.S. Highway...

 

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...

 

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