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Woods County PEO chapters celebrate their Founders' Day

Several members of chapters C, AL and ET of Alva traveled to Waynoka to meet with Chapter R members at the United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Chapter R of Waynoka hosted the salad...

 

Review committee forming to work on Alva Arena project

Action by the Alva City Council Monday, Dec. 18, moves plans for the Alva Arena project a step closer to completion. The council approved Resolution No. 2017-018 declaring the intent to consider approval of a project plan and creation of a tax...

 

What is tax increment financing?

Tax increment financing (TIF) is the difference between the amount of property tax revenue generated before TIF district designation and the amount of property tax revenue generated after TIF designation. TIF districts do not increase taxes. Revenue...

 

Water tank construction and Lincoln School traffic

Tuesday the Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved funding for up to $2,635,000 for Alva water system improvements. The Alva Utility Authority will use the money to remove two aging 500,000 gallon water storage tanks and replace them with one 1.5...

 

Inmate charged with bringing marijuana into jail

An inmate at the Woods County Jail has been charged with a felony involving marijuana. Michael Lynn Freeman, 48, of Osage was charged Dec. 20 with bringing contraband (marijuana) into the jail. The felony is punishable by imprisonment in the state...

 

Enid woman faces drug charges

Drug charges have been filed in Woods County against an Enid woman who has been living in Alva. Shannon Cozette Grimes, 21, of Enid was charged Dec. 20 with maintaining a place for keeping and/or selling controlled substances, a felony. She was also...

 

Cherokee woman charged with drug distribution

A Cherokee woman is facing a felony drug charge following a buy set up through a confidential informant (CI). Angelica Leeann Johnston, 22, of Cherokee was charged in Woods County with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), a...

 

Santa's reindeer are female

Cleo and I drove to Hopeton for cookies and punch at the Hopeton State Bank last week. I was hoping for a ham sandwich, but the cookies were very good so it was okay. We got a neat pair of scissors...

 

Woods County Communications phone log

Monday, December 18, 2017 2:32 p.m. Water leak on Jackson Road. Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:13 p.m. Reporting party (RP) advised of a hit and run at Walmart. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:12 a.m. RP advised of a calf out 2 miles east of US-64 and...

 

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 obtai...

 

Marriage license filings

Tyler Joe Palmer and Ashley Lynn Wilhem, both of Turpin, have filed for marriage license (no counseling) ($50). Newel Ray Griggs and Dixie Lee Kimber, both of Alva, have filed for marriage license (counseling) ($5)....

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1270 page 285: Tracy Walker and Sharon Walker, husband and wife, unto Eagle Corner RV, LLC. Lot 22, 23 and 24, all in block 20 in the Original Town of Freedom, State of Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book 1270 Page 432: Martin...

 

Woods County Sheriff's phone log

Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:48 a.m. Man called about inmate information. 11 a.m. Woman called about visitation information. 1:05 p.m. Man called for a deputy. 1:58 p.m. Woman called about information. Friday, December 15, 2017 9:02 a.m. Man...

 

Hatfield newest Hunter Wheel Alignment Tech in Alva

On Dec. 11-13, James Hatfield, of the Farmers Cooperative Association Ampride Tire Center, attended the Hunter Fundamentals of Alignment course in Oklahoma City. At the completion of the course...

 

Learning by tasting

Students have different learning styles such as visual, verbal or physical. Tanya Phillips, who teaches eighth grade language arts classes at Alva Middle School, incorporates different styles in the...

 

Funds approved for next year's car show

Organizers of the Big Cruise and Car Show are getting an early start on planning next September's event. Joe Phillips and David Ingraham spoke to the Alva Tourism and Convention Development Committee...

 

Police report nearly a pound of marijuana seized

An Alva man has been charged with three drug felonies after law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence. Court affidavits show 426 grams or 15 ounces of marijuana was seized. Jordan Lynn Flynt, 21, of Alva was charged Dec. 20 with (1)...

 

Alva man sought on drug charge

A warrant has been issued for a man from Alva following a search and seizure from his residence. Ramon Domonique Readus, 19, of Alva has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous...

 

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing...

 

Conductor Dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations

LONDON (AP) — Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit on Saturday denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct that have caused major symphonies in Europe, Australia and the United States to suspend relationships with him. Dutoit's office issued a...

 

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angr...

 

New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done. And that won't be easy. Short of a few must-pass items, divisions within...

 

Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March's presidential vote were formally nominated for the race. Putin is running as an independent candidate,...

 

DC appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has lost another attempt to put a hold on a requirement that it allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting on Jan. 1. A decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

 

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