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 By Marione Martin    Local    January 27, 2021 

Woods County Fair Board positions filled

The Woods County commissioners were busy signing payroll and other documents during their meeting Monday morning. Commissioners David Hamil, Randy McMurphy and John Smiley were all present. Two of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 27, 2021 

Filing opens Monday for Oklahoma municipal election

The municipal election filing period begins Monday, Feb. 1, in Oklahoma. Candidates may file at the county election board from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 1-3. Alfalfa County In...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 27, 2021 

Alfalfa County to go for sealed bid to surplussed arena drag and groomer

The Alfalfa County commissioners made several declarations of surplus Monday morning, along with resolutions for the items' disposals after signing off on their routine business items of payroll warrants, maintenance and operation warrants for paymen...

 

Alexus Naugle named Aline-Cleo December Student of the Month

Junior Alexus Naugle has been chosen as Aline-Cleo's December Student of the Month. Naugle's school philosophy is "Work hard, play hard." She feels being close with everyone is unique in her school....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 27, 2021 

Active Covid-19 cases decline in Oklahoma

The number of active Covid-19 cases continues to decline in northwest Oklahoma and across the state. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) on Tuesday, Jan. 26, Oklahoma had 30,40...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 27, 2021 

One death in collision of three semis

A Missouri man died in a crash involving three semis in Blaine County. The fatal collision occurred at 2:29 p.m. Monday on US-270 approximately 12 miles west of Watonga. A 2017 Peterbilt semi driven...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 27, 2021 

Burlington School Board members honored for service, Covid rules the basketball court

Talking to Burlington School Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft found that the Burlington Elks basketball season and schedule has been a victim of Covid-19 like teams across the nation. She said Burlington's basketball team has been quarantined after...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 27, 2021 

Keeping your digital life secure

I’ve been reading a book written in 2001 about hackers and cybercrime. The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver describes a talented computer hacker who sees little difference between online figures and r...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 27, 2021 

South Barber FFA Calf Fry and Work Auction Feb. 18

Because of Covid-19, last fall South Barber's FFA postponed their work auction. South Barber's Annual FFA Calf Fry and Work Auction is now rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18. The event will start at 6:30 p.m., at the Kiowa Community Building. Part of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 27, 2021 

Forensics, like other extra-curriculars, `is going to look much different'

“The South Barber forensics season is quickly approaching, and it is going to look much different than many are used to,” coach Meagan Henry said. “With 20 students on the team, I'm working hard to get them ready for virtual and in-person compe...

 

Grow and Share OHCE January meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting by Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. The meeting was called to order and all members recited the flag salute. Janet Cunningham gave a devotional on dealing with hard times from Exodus 33:14. Six...

 

Woods County 4-H members compete in shooting sports event

Woods County 4-H had three participants in the West District 4-H archery and air rifle competition. Makinzie Smith, Waynoka 4-H, placed first in the senior division of compound bow; Nathan Andrews, Alva 4-H, placed first in senior Genesis bow...

 

Alva City Council hears LED lighting cost savings

The Alva City Council accepted the fall scholarship invoice from NWOSU and heard a presentation on changing to LED lighting at the Jan. 19 meeting. Council members present for the meeting were Daniel Winters, Connor Martin, Chris Eckhardt, Mary...

 

Woods County 4-H Team 2nd at Northwest District Livestock Contest

Woods County 4-H had an excellent day at the Northwest District Livestock Judging Contest on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid. In the Junior 4-H division, the Alva A team...

 

Alva Tourism Committee funds car show, cruise and rodeo

On Wednesday, the Alva Tourism Committee heard funding requests involving a rodeo with no audience, a cruise and one of the biggest free car shows in the state. Chairman Norville Ritter opened the meeting with members Melinda Barton, Dr. Charles...

 

Swimming pool plumbing is good, but everything else is challenged

Alva Swimming Pool Task Force Chair Paul Barton gave an update to the city council Tuesday, Jan. 19. After a vote to finance a new pool through a city ad valorem tax failed, a task force made up of...

 

Lambert retires from career of helping and having fun

It's not often that the trainee later becomes the trainer's boss, but that's what happened with Ben Orcutt and Frank Lambert. Police Chief Orcutt told the story Monday night during the Alva City...

 

13 Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area schools

Thirteen education majors from Northwestern Oklahoma State University have reached their final semester and have received their student teaching assignments to enter area schools to gain hands-on experience. The students will return to campus for...

 

Coffeetime

When Renie was a young teenager, she worshiped her older brother. Willing to do anything to get his attention, she would follow him around endlessly, much to his irritation. The year he moved away...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Thursday, Jan. 21, was the deadline for filing bills to be heard in the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Senate filed 1,035 bills and 26 joint resolutions ahead of the 2021 session that begins on Feb. 1. Even though we continued to work...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 24, 2021

It looks like the new prez is on a roll

He's busy changing lots of the things Trump had done. This isn't really a new concept because every new leader has done it since time began. Hopefully, he and his advisors had studied what he is...

 

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...

 

Submit to every authority?

It seems that, especially in recent years, there’s nothing more American than having strong feelings about our leaders in government. After a tumultuous transition, we got a new president on...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 22, 2021

Let's read the Bible

The last two weeks we read the book of Genesis. This week we will skip ahead to the book of Matthew in the New Testament. Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus, so we see names familiar from Genesis: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Judah. Then we...

 

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