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Tuesday's election: all the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the March 3 Presidential Preferential Primary Election, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. ...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    February 26, 2020 

Second annual 'Syd's Pizza' fundraiser for Kansas Honor Flight

If the weather is nice Sunday, March 15, you like delicious pizza, and even more you like to show your respect and support for U.S. veterans, drop by Hardtner, Kansas. You'll see lots of red, white and blue, veterans with motorcycle groups, veterans...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    February 26, 2020 

Quiet week in Alfalfa County

Commissioners in Alfalfa County didn't have much on their agenda this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall convened at 10 a.m. Monday morning and, like usual, were joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh and administrative assistant Nancy...

 
 By Justin Goodno    Local    February 26, 2020 

Barber County Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting

The Barber County Cattlemen’s Association will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 16, 6 p.m., at the Gyp Hills Guest Ranch (3393 SW Woodward Road), Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The evening will include the annual meeting, recognition of...

 

Blick recognized for Scholastic honors at Emporia State University

Nicole Blick of Kiowa, Kansas, was among nearly 800 Emporia State undergraduate students recognized for academic honors in the fall 2019 semester. Blick was named to the university honor roll and the Teacher's College dean's list. To qualify for the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 26, 2020 

Alfalfa County inmate charged with making home brew

An Alfalfa County Jail inmate has been charged after a shakedown of his cell allegedly revealed homemade alcohol. According to court records, about Dec. 21, 2019, Deputy Vernon Sanders started noticing inmate Anthony Cochran’s behavior changing....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 26, 2020 

Cherokee man injured avoiding a coyote

A Cherokee man was injured when he swerved his vehicle to avoid a coyote. The wreck occurred Sunday night about 8 p.m. on Greer Road at County Road 570 in Alfalfa County. The location is approximately eight miles west of Cherokee. George Leatherman,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    February 26, 2020 

Old wooden railroad bridge blazes like an inferno Saturday

Billowing black smoke and flames could be seen for miles from northeast of Kiowa, Kansas, late Saturday afternoon. Kiowa Fire Chief Roger Robison said for an unknown reason the old wooden bridge...

 

Remington Linus Project

LINUS PROJECT – Many people know the character Linus from the Peanuts comic strip. He was known for always carrying around his security blanket. Remington Farney, a fourth-grade student at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 26, 2020 

Cherokee student charged with threatening principal

A Cherokee High School student has been charged in Alfalfa County after allegedly posting social media threats against a principal. Court records show on Feb. 12 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil was contacted by Cherokee...

 

Waynoka FFA officers attend FFA Day at the Capitol

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, six members of the Waynoka FFA officer team traveled to Oklahoma City to attend FFA Day at the Capital. The officers in attendance were Tabor Budy, Garrison George, Robert Perot,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 26, 2020 

Coming events seek permission to use courthouse area

On Monday the Woods County commissioners welcomed three visitors asking for permission to use county property for upcoming events. Joe Phillips said the Big Cruise and Car Show is scheduled for Sept. 18-20. He requested use of the courthouse lawn...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

I’m going to take a little different track this week. Instead of news from the Capitol, I’m going to share some information I recently received from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) relating to the cost of building and repairing o...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 26, 2020 

Communicating is complicated

Last week I attended one of the four town hall meetings held by the Alva Swimming Pool Task Force. I took along a video camera, and that video is posted on our website AlvaReviewCourier.com. About 15...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in the City of Waynoka or Freedom School District who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 7 Special Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 23, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Acolyte: Shay Wilson Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 2 led by Julie Russell Opening Hymn: “To God Be The Glory...

 

Freedom School calendar

Feb. 22–March 3: District Livestock Show in Woodward March 9: 7 p.m. Freedom School Board meeting March 10: Heart health exams March 16-20: Spring break March 24-26: FCCLA State Star Events at Stillwater March 26: Spring picture day March 29: 2...

 

Voter registration deadline is March 13

Friday, March 13, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 7 Special Election for the City of Waynoka and Freedom School District, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn says. Persons...

 

Menus for week of Feb. 24–28

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Sausage patty biscuit or cereal, applesauce, juice, milk Tuesday – Mini cinni or cereal, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Omelet biscuit or cereal, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

February meeting of Grow and Share OHCE

Grow and Share OHCE group met on Tuesday at the Brooks Building with Kim Jones serving as hostess. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. and all members recited the flag salute. The hostess presented a devotional referencing Matthew 6:7. Eleven...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE group learn about importance of meal preparation

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on Feb. 13 at the home of Judy Weaver. Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Barbara Cue led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given by the hostess from the book...

 

Petunia Garden Club learns about amaryllis and flowers from Austria

The Petunia Garden Club met at the Cherokee Strip Museum on Feb. 12 with Sandra Schubert as hostess and Joanne Price as co-hostess. Following delicious refreshments President Betty McMurphy called the meeting to order. The Gardner Creed was read in...

 

Tulip Garden Club Valentine party

April Ridgway hosted a Valentine-themed brunch for the monthly meeting of the Tulip Garden Club at the home of Alyson Yoder on Feb. 13. Members present were Rhonda Fields, Genevieve Farris, Becky Smith, Mary Ann Crow, Helen Janzen, Li Brooks, Linda...

 

City manager search committee appointed

Tuesday evening the Alva City Council approved appointments to a city business manager search committee. The move begins the process of seeking applicants for the position left vacant by the resignation, effective Feb. 28, of Joe Don Dunham....

 

Tourism Committee pledges support for arena

The Alva Tourism and Convention Development Committee passed two measures involving the Alva Arena Authority during their Wednesday meeting. Present for the meeting were Chair Norville Ritter and memb...

 

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