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 Local    July 18, 2019 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 14, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Shay Wilson is running for Princess of the Freedom Rodeo. She is selling tickets to the rodeo. A thank you note from Darlien Kamas was...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    July 18, 2019 

Freedom begins rodeo events with 82nd annual Queen Kickoff

The 82nd annual Freedom rodeo and Old Cowhand reunion is just around the corner, which is one of this community's deepest and most treasured traditions. Rodeo events begin a month before, with the... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 17, 2019

A real town meeting in Alva

I was very proud of Alva citizens Monday night. It was announced that a public hearing would be held about the city swimming pool, and a large number of people attended. Before the hearing, the...

 

Letter to the Editor:

I was among some 50 persons who attended the Alva City Council meeting last evening (July 15), concerning the proposed municipal swimming pool. It was almost a three-hour meeting, with pros and cons for a city pool discussed. After the meeting, I...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    July 17, 2019

Woods County commissioners purchase dump truck

At the Woods County commissioners' regular Monday morning meeting July 15, commissioners John Smiley, David Hamil and Chairman Randy McMurphy approved transferring appropriations from the Highway District 1 M&O account to the Capital Outlay account...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 17, 2019

BG Consultants Engineer Johnson updates Kiowa City Council on several projects

At the July regular meeting of the Kiowa City Council, BG Consultants Engineer Sam Johnson gave updates on several projects. BG is contracted with the city to do Kiowa's major water line replacement, their city hall building renovation project and... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 17, 2019

Administrator leaves and 2020 budget `discrepancies' questioned at Kiowa City Council

As expected, the first Kiowa City Council meeting just days after former City Administrator Lou Leone's moving van left town did not run without a few glitches. There were several questions: such as who would people answer to or ask questions of for... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 17, 2019

Alfalfa County enjoys several road-crossing permits

Long summer days don't have to mean long meetings, as the Alfalfa County commissioners proved Monday morning. Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall met briefly for their monthly meeting and were enough to make a quorum in the absence of Stan Tucker. A quick...

 

Hardtner students express their patriotism

At left in the photo above is a message that hopefully will not be forgotten: South Barber High School student Aydan Bryan walks through Hardtner's 4th of July to promote the message "Freedom Isn't...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 17, 2019

Drowning at Ft. Supply Lake

A young man from Dalhart, Texas, drowned in Woodward County on Sunday. The incident occurred July 14 at 1:37 p.m. at Ft. Supply Lake. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Mario Sebastian-Mejia, 18, of Dalhart, was wading outside the swim beach area...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 17, 2019

Kansas man injured in motorcycle wreck

A Kansas man was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel road in Alfalfa County. The wreck occurred at 1:50 p.m. on Garvin Road, 220 feet west of County Road 640, approximately two miles south and three miles west of Cherokee....

 

Barber County Fair starts soon

The Barber County Fair is July 25-28 in Hardtner. There is something for everybody at the 99th annual fair. The theme is Agriculture Makes Life Better. Theme classes are offered in many of the departments. A few of the classes are baked foods with...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 17, 2019

Burlington School Board hires third grade teacher, summer maintenance ongoing

Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the July meeting to order with all board members present: April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach, Aaron Smith and Robert Hill. Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft, Principal Tim Bart, and Minutes Clerk Tamre... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 17, 2019

Kansas man injured in motorcycle wreck

A Kansas man was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel road in Alfalfa County. The wreck occurred at 1:50 p.m. on Garvin Road, 220 feet west of County Road 640, approximately two miles south and three miles west of Cherokee....

 

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens

Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad with ranch dressing, green beans, garlic bread cantaloupe Tuesday – Monterey chicken with rice pilaf, yellow and zucchini squash, mixed fruit, hot roll, peanut butter cookie (diabetic: vanilla...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE members learn how to keep their minds active

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on July 11 at the home of Barbara Cue. Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order with ten members present. Janice Litton led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given by the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Alva man charged with domestic assault

An Alva man was arrested after a two domestic violence reports. Anthony James Altobella, 23, of Alva, is charged with domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Concern about Airport Security

The main discussion during the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday, July 8, concerned a security issue. Airport Manager Greg Robinson said he posted signs two weeks ahead of the July 4 holiday stating that the airport terminal would be closed... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 14, 2019

Alva City Council to hold two public hearings Monday

The Alva City Council has two public hearings scheduled for Monday’s meeting. The council meets the third Monday of most months at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. When the third Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to... Full story

 

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