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 Local    July 8, 2020 

Cherokee Fourth of July

Cherokee celebrated this Fourth of July with egg tosses, water balloon tosses, food, fireworks, and fun. The New Sherriff was there giving out free root beer floats, also the police department was...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Alva Fireworks

Alva's fireworks went off without a hitch. This year they held it at the Alva Rec Center....

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Carmen's Fireworks

The rain didn't stop the Carmen Fireworks on the 5th of July....

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Dacoma's Third of July Blowout

Many people showed up to enjoy the Third of July at Dacoma. The fireworks brought a wonderful end to a great day....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Alfalfa County commissioner candidates face runoff

With three candidates running for the Alfalfa County Commissioner District No. 2 position, no one gained more than 50 percent of the votes. The top two, Michael Roach and Nelson Frantz, will face off in the primary runoff election Aug. 25. Roach...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 8, 2020 

Monthly reports approved in Alfalfa County

In Alfalfa County, July's beginning brought with it the usual monthly reports of appropriations, alcohol beverage tax allocations, highway expenditures, officer reports, and court clerk management and preservation. Commissioners Jay Hague, Stan...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Three options for students returning to Alva Public Schools this fall

In just over a month, students will return to classes in the Alva Public Schools (APS). Administrators, teachers and staff have been working all summer on a return to learning plan. Monday night, the Alva Board of Education approved the school’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Cherokee man injured in accident

A Cherokee man was injured when his motorized bicycle had a mechanical problem Friday morning, July 3. The incident occurred at 11:16 a.m. on Greer Road, three-tenths of a mile west of County Road 600. The location is approximately 1.3 miles west of...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Burlington resident named to leadership committee

The Leadership Oklahoma Board of Directors recently elected Lana Reynolds, president of Seminole State College, to be chair of the organization’s 2020-2021 board of directors. Leadership Oklahoma is entering its 34th year as a statewide leadership...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Local students earn distinction at Wichita State University

Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 3,700 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for spring 2020. Local students receiving award were: Cynthia L. Martin from Alva, Oklahoma; and Andrea K. Cunningham, Victoria L....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Alva has two more positive COVID-19 cases

After reaching seven confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 last week in Alva, the count dropped to six because a duplicate was found. However, on July 7 the number rose to eight confirmed cases. Of those, five are shown as recovered. The only...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Woods County commissioners approve new fiscal year contracts

The Woods County commissioners had a lot of annual agreements to approve and sign during their first meeting of the new fiscal year. All three commissioners were present for the meeting Monday, July 6. Randy McMurphy chaired the meeting with David...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: Remember why we celebrate

As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, I’m reminded anew of the love I have for the United States of America and the desire I have for all citizens of our great nation to appreciate our country and remain loyal to its cause. The level of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 8, 2020 

Grief and resilience

While we usually think of grief in terms of a death it can be more broadly defined as an emotion following a loss. During all the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, closings and cancellations, most...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 5, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – presenting of the flag of the United States – Jennifer Finley led the congregation in the singing of the national anthem. Vacation Bible School has...

 

Menus for week of July 6–10

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Meatloaf with brown gravy, potato au gratin, broccoli, hot roll, applesauce (diabetic: unsweetened applesauce). Tuesday – BBQ pork riblet patty on bun, baked beans, coleslaw, mandarin orange dessert...

 

Simon home chosen as 'Yard of the Month' by the Alva Garden Council

The Alva Garden Council has selected the yard at 1029 Center St. as the Yard of the Month. Chad and Halah Simon have lived there for 13 years and have created a welcoming environment from the front...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Kansas man charged with soliciting sex with minor

Motor City Justice (MCJ), an organization that exposes adults who message children to arrange sexual contact, let local law enforcement officers know about a man expected in Alva on June 26. This was the second of two incidents involving MCJ. The...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    July 5, 2020

After years of legislative inaction, voters say yes to Medicaid expansion

After years of debate and aborted legislative proposals, voters have done what Oklahoma lawmakers have long resisted. With a razor-thin 50.5% of the vote, Oklahomans approved a state question Tuesday...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Waynoka man charged with assault

A Waynoka man has been charged with a felony in an alleged assault on his girlfriend. Court documents show on Saturday, June 20, about 8:51 p.m. Woods County dispatch received a call from Casey Melvin regarding a welfare check on her sister...

 

American Legion Place Flags for Independance Day Downtown

Flags placed around downtown Alva celebrate Independence Day. Members of the American Legion put the flags in place Thursday evening....

 
 By Jesse Howe    Local    July 5, 2020

How Oklahoma voted on Medicaid expansion

In the end, the narrow passage of State Question 802 to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma came down to a lopsided arithmetic: Only seven counties voted in favor of the proposal, and 70 counties voted...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 5, 2020

Equalization board refuses to budge on Targa tax assessment

Wednesday morning the Woods County Equalization Board had their last hearing of formal appeals on 2019 tax assessments. Before starting that hearing, they held the annual reorganization of board officers. Joe Shirley immediately made a motion that...

 

Jonathan Thomason named Northwestern-Woodward campus dean

Northwestern Oklahoma State University President Dr. Janet Cunningham has appointed Dr. Jonathan Thomason dean of the Woodward campus. He is expected to begin his duties in July. Thomason's new...

 
 By James F. Burns    Local    July 5, 2020

A Civil War love story

This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease and battle. But most of all, it is a story of the trials, triumphs and tribulations of...

 

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