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The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” [Wisdom, pleasures, folly, toil, advancement, and riches are all meaningless] Now all h...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    September 25, 2020 

Spiritually Speaking

Six short years ago, Lynn Martin posted a picture on the back page of the Review Courier that offended some people. As a result, several local ministers refused to take advantage of Lynn’s invitation to post articles in the Friday edition. The...

 

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Friday, Oct. 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Koehn said that people who are United States citizens,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    September 25, 2020 

Following directions

Following directions is a lifetime skill. For those of a certain age, “close cover before striking” was an early example. It referred to a book of matches that had a flap to cover the package...

 
 By Glen Mulready    Local    September 25, 2020 

Get ready for uncertainties

The pandemic has caused anxiety, depression and a feeling of restlessness for most of us. We worry about our health, family, jobs and finances. No one knows what the future holds and most of us feel powerless during these unique times. However, there...

 

Random Thoughts

Once Ruth Brown began openly supporting racial equality in Bartlesville, city leaders wasted no time plotting to fire her from her job at the town’s public library. For one thing, the city commissio...

 

Missionaries participate in Alva Clean-up

Three missionaries serving in the Alva Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined about two dozen people on Sept. 19 for a fall clean-up day in downtown Alva. The three...

 

Local students participate in livestock judging contest at Woods County Fair

Six teams from Alva and Waynoka 4-H and FFA participated in the Woods County Fair Livestock Judging Contest on Sept. 12. In the Senior FFA division, Alva FFA placed first with the team of Payten...

 

City council hears update on water meter problem

According to a report at the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, the city is getting some new water meter heads to repair those no longer providing remote reading. Councilmember Daniel Winters said the Water/Wastewater Committee met and...

 

New E-911 policy and procedure manual approved in Alfalfa County

The commissioners of Alfalfa County held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning with all three men (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall) present. In the gallery were 911 director Sarah Wagner, Sheriff Rick Wallace, Cherokee police...

 

How much are you costing your neighbors?

How much are you costing people in your county? Every person not counted in the 2020 Census causes the county to lose out on federal funding. It’s estimated that each person is valued at $1,675...

 

Goltry man dies in collision

A Goltry man died of injuries from a two-vehicle collision Monday morning. Rustin Jack Sturgeon, 59, of Goltry, was pronounced dead at the scene by Alfalfa County EMS. The wreck occurred at 8:18 a.m....

 

Corrections staff working in hot spots to receive hazard pay

Oklahoma Department of Corrections staff working inside a facility designated a hot spot will receive additional compensation. Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva was declared a hot spot on Friday. ODOC automatically declares a facility hot...

 

Kiowa City Council continues search for administrator, waterline project closer to starting

The Kiowa City Council opened their September meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer. Mayor Bill Watson presided over the meeting with all members present: R.L. Simpson, Brian Hill, B.J. Duvall, Tom Wells and Jason Thayer. Also at...

 

South Barber FFA members receive highest honor

Seven South Barber FFA members are set to receive their American FFA Degrees at the 93rd National FFA Convention. Slater Blick, Cole Coggins, ReAnna Dunlap, Neal Gugelmeyer, Cody Jahay and Nick Malone have all been selected to receive the highest...

 

William S. Key Correctional Center has 784 inmate cases of COVID-19

Woodward County saw a huge spike in active cases of COVID-19 due to positive tests for a large number of inmates at William S. Key Correctional Center in Ft. Supply. As of Tuesday morning, William S....

 

All-American parties and congrats for Evie Watson as she becomes U.S. citizen

This story all began with a young American soldier in the U.S. Navy who was stationed in the Philippines during wars in Korea and Vietnam and met a young woman while there. From that relationship Evel...

 

Woods County commissioners approve Prayer on the Square

The Woods County commissioners approved a couple of outdoor activities on the courthouse grounds during Monday morning's meeting. Commissioners Randy McMurphy and David Hamil were present. John...

 

Spike in Alva positive cases comes from BJCC

Several of us at the newspaper office subscribe to a daily email from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Each morning we check to see how many new people have tested positive for...

 

Senate Review

I’d like to applaud several businesses across the district that were recently recognized by the Potts Family Foundation as a “Family Positive Workplace.” These are businesses and organizations that institute policies and practices that promote...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Sept. 20, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Announcements: We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Mark your calendars for...

 

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