Articles from the December 15, 2019 edition

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Menus for week of Dec. 16–20

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Sausage patty, biscuit or cereal, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Blueberry muffins or cereal, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Super chocolate donut or cereal, pears, juice, milk...

 

Purchases, budget change on city council agenda

The December meeting of the Alva City Council is scheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. Following reports on city-related meetings, the mayor’s report and the city business manager’s report, the council will hear...

 

Rail Park Authority focuses on water limitations

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority, comprised of Chairman Stan Bixler, Todd Holder, Allan Poe, Ed Sutter, Bob Firth met last Tuesday evening and were accompanied by Sonja Williams, Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) executive dir...

 

Three Alva men charged with distribution of meth

Four charges of methamphetamine distribution against three Alva residents were filed Dec. 10 and 11 in Woods County District Court. All involved investigations by Alva Police Officer John Caviness. Allan Joe Faucett, 63, of Alva, was charged with...

 

Cherokee man charged after search of storage unit

A Cherokee man has been charged following a police search of an Alva storage unit in October. Alfred Frank Flax, 56, of Cherokee, is charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute. This crime is...

 

Alva woman charged with drug related felonies

An Alva woman is facing two felony charges involving the purchase and sale of methamphetamine. On Dec. 10 in Woods County District Court, Amanda Marie Leavitt, 22, of Alva, was charged with maintaining a place for keeping or selling controlled...

 

Waynoka woman charged with meth distribution

With the help of a confidential source, Waynoka police stopped a vehicle and recovered meth valued at about $2,000. Court documents show on Aug. 26, Waynoka Police Chief Misty Smiley was contacted by a confidential source (CS) who reported being appr...

 

Bank It selects 2020 Visions and awards multiple mini grants

Bank It board members met in early December to interview applicants and select their 2020 Visions. There were many applicants and the Bank It Board was impressed with all the worthy causes. The...

 

Correction for October AMS Students of the Month

We regret the error in the article titled "October AMS Students of the Month" where the spelling of two students' names, Carrington Kline and Eliah Ruhl were misspelled....

 

Sen. Murdock discusses importance of the 2020 Census

Oklahoma Senator Casey Murdock visited the Tuesday noon meeting of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) as a guest of Randy McMurphy. Other committee members present were Dr. Bo...

 

two-vehicle collision

Alva firefighters check the engine of a black pickup involved in a two-vehicle collision with a car Friday afternoon. The crash occurred about 2: 30 p.m. at the intersection of 2nd and Church...

 

Achieving through high hopes

New graduates gathered with families and friends Saturday, Dec. 6, to celebrate the 17th Annual Fall Commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Perceful Fieldhouse was filled for...

 

Northwestern history professor featured in articles by 3 major national publications

Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently has been featured in articles published by three major national publications. ROUTE Magazine asked...

 

LEO STEPHEN BRANDT

Funeral Rosary Service for Leo Brandt will be 7 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Bala Sagili Jesudas as celebrant. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m., Monday,...

 

No food, what a bummer

Thursday evening was the Woods County Democrats' monthly meeting. I hadn't been for a while, so I polished up and attended. There were several people eating at the restaurant that I invited, but none...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Local    December 15, 2019

Struxness leads world standings

LAS VEGAS – There’s a new No. 1 in the world of steer wrestling, and he’s from Minnesota. J.D. Struxness knocked his steer to the ground in 4.4 seconds Thursday night to finish third in the eighth round, earning his seventh payday in eight...

 

Christmas Parade

The Boy Scouts color guard and American Legion Riders lead off the Alva Christmas Parade Dec. 7....

 

Christmas Parade continued

The parade had carolers from the First United Methodist Church to provide live caroling, a float from the Cherokee Strip Museum, Santa, Mrs. Santa who arrived in the parade and then stayed to greet...

 

Christmas Parade in Alva

The parade showcased Miss. Alva, Christmas Parade Miss Cruise, Miss. Northwestern, and an antique truck with Todd Holder driving....

 
 By Chip Souza    Sports    December 15, 2019

Jones scores 41 points as Arkansas defeats Tulsa 98-79

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mason Jones scored a career-high 41 points to lead Arkansas to a 98-79 win against Tulsa on Saturday. Jones scored 20 points in the first half, then went one better in the second half as the Razorbacks rolled to their...

 

Oil and gas another piece in New Mexico's water puzzle

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Craig Ogden has farmed alfalfa and cotton in southeastern New Mexico for nearly three decades, and he's seen the acreage used for farming dwindle as neighbors seize lucrative offers from the oil and gas industry. The northern bo...

 

Three teenagers charged with murder in drug deal slaying

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man during what prosecutors say was a drug deal and attempted robbery. Court records show a 16-year-old from Oklahoma City and...

 

Remains of 3 people found during renovations at the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The remains of three people were found at the Alamo amid an archaeological exploration ahead of planned renovations at the site of one of the most famous battles in American history, state officials said. The remains of an...

 

Kids aren't getting enough exercise, even in sporty Seattle

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Julie McCleery, University of Washington (THE CONVERSATION) People who live in and around Seattle are among the nation's most active....

 

Millions spent to accommodate overflow in Kansas prisons

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prisons have exceeded their operating capacity and it will cost the state millions of dollars to send hundreds of prisoners to a privately owned and operated prison in Arizona. The Kansas Department of Corrections this...

 

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