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Voter registration deadline

Friday, Oct. 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Stein said that people who are United States citizens,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    September 26, 2018 

Alfalfa County commissioners listen to communication system woes

The meeting room was full Monday morning when the Alfalfa County commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting. Firefighters from each township showed up to discuss the current state of affairs with commissioners in regards to radio...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    September 26, 2018 

First "Awesome Chieftain-Tornado Award" given

Students are being caught and awarded for doing good deeds at South Barber School, USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said, "We started this program this year in order to...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    September 26, 2018 

What Walmart, your local optometrist, and State Question 793 have to do with you

State Question (SQ) 793 will affect many Oklahomans and businesses if it is passed in November. People like Dr. Troy L. Smith, OD, of Alva, who has served northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas for over 30 years, are campaigning against the SQ with... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    September 26, 2018 

Bids due Oct. 10 to buy Burlington School Bonds for transportation vehicles and bus barn

All members of the Burlington School Board were present at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18, as board president Terry Graham called the meeting to order. They are: Allison Armbruster, Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Also...

 

New wardens for James Crabtree, Jackie Brannon

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Board of Corrections unanimously approved on Thursday the appointment of two new wardens for Oklahoma Department of Corrections' facilities. The board approved the appointments of Greg Breslin as Warden of Jackie Brannon...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    September 26, 2018 

The Big Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Weekend is about here

Do you enjoy vibrant colors, the beat of a drum, being out in the crisp fall air in open spaces, rodeo, raucous night show entertainment, pageantry, dances, open-air concerts, western art shows and...

 

Cherokee couple charged with drug possession, distribution

Two from Cherokee have been charged with felony drug possession. Joshua Stephen Westbrook, 23, and Whitney Marie Westbrook, 22, were each charged with unlawful possession of controlled drug with...

 

Cherokee Outlet Chapter DAR meeting

The September meeting of the Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held on Sept. 13 in the Alva Public Library in the Share Room. Regent Barker introduced Beth Smith, the curator of the Cherokee Strip Museum, who...

 

Menus for week of Sept. 24–28

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Fruit yogurt cup, blueberry muffins, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Berry Colossal Crunch, cinnamon toast, banana, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, juice,...

 

Patchwork Friends OHCE group learn Conflict Resolution tips

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on Sept. 13 at the craft house of Liz Kinzie. Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order, and Barbara Cue led the group in the flag salute. Mary Barker led the group in reading of the...

 

Northwestern's homecoming will feature Snapchat Geofilters

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming will feature four different Snapchat Geofilters for certain events. Snapchat Geofilters are a way for people to share what they’re doing and where they are on Snapchat. They are playful graphic...

 

What a car show! Free food twice and lots of beautiful cars

Friday evening's meal was really good. Last year the brats were very spicy. This year you could get a regular brat or a hot link so everyone was happy. Friday was Stan Kline's birthday and it was...

 

2018 Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day Event set

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association (OAOA), Tulsa International Airport, and BizJet International will host the second annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day...

 

Alva Robotics attends kickoff day

The Alva Robotics team attended the BEST Kickoff Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) on Sept. 15. The team enjoyed seeing the field and hearing the rules of the game from NWOSU...

 

Mike VanBuskirk and Lori Snow's yard selected for Yard of the Month for September

The Alva Garden Council, consisting of the Tulip Garden Club and the Petunia Garden Club, is excited to announce that Mike VanBuskirk and Lori Snow's yard has been selected as the yard of the month....

 

Water tank construction wrapping up

The Young Street water storage tank and booster pump station were nearly complete when the Alva City Council met Monday, Sept. 17. City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said the in-service date for the project was postponed to Sept. 19 due to delay... Full story

 

Too many variances? Council denies rezoning

A request for a variance in Alva zoning passed the first hurdle with approval from the Board of Adjustments but ran into trouble on the second. Monday, Sept. 17, Henry Moore’s variance request was considered by the Alva City Council. Councilmember... Full story

 

Swing bed program bringing new patients to hospital

The swing bed program at the Share Hospital is “hopping,” says Chief Executive Officer Kandice Allen. She told the Alva Hospital Authority Tuesday that six swing bed admissions were received in August, two were acute care patients from Share and... Full story

 

Area religious services and events

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

 

Spiritually Speaking

In the early 1980s, I was doing the vocals for a garage band called “The PH factor.” The musicians were young and dedicated – they had a strong work ethic and practiced several hours every day. I only performed three or four concerts with them...

 

Alva Public Schools begins strategic planning process

Alva Public Schools is planning for the future and needs the community's help. On Monday, the district launched a continuous strategic improvement initiative with a community and parent survey. “The Goldbug is a symbol of excellence, and a source...

 

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