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Menus for the week of Nov. 19–23

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Hot open-faced turkey sandwich with gravy, creamed peas, sliced carrots, apple crisp. Tuesday – Turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, yeast roll, pumpkin pie with...


Patchwork Friends OHCE group learns about volunteering

The Patchwork Friends OHCE group met for their regular meeting on Nov. 8 at the home of Dottie Gatz. President Joanne Prewett called the meeting to order and led the group in the flag salute. Devotions were given by the hostess from the book...

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Three face drug charges after search

Drug possession charges were filed against three people after a search warrant was executed on a room at the Days Inn in Alva. According to court records, on Nov. 7 Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale received information that Taylor Cole... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    November 18, 2018 

Tensions run high at Woods County Equalization Board meeting

A special meeting of the Woods County Equalization Board was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning where tensions ran high between Woods County officials and a group of men representing three different oil companies. Present and responding were Bob... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Two from Alva charged with child abuse

Two people from Alva have been charged with child abuse of an 11-month-old in their care. Court documents show the child had “excessive bruising” to the head and body including the right wrist, right bicep and left shoulder. Dylan Michael... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Search warrant leads to drug arrest

A search warrant for an Alva address resulted in charges being filed for drug possession and child neglect. According to court documents, on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. members of the Alva Police Department and the Woods County Sheriff’s Office executed the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Alva man charged with first degree burglary

An Alva man is facing an attempted burglary charge after he allegedly tried to break into a residence occupied by a home daycare. According to court records, on Monday, Nov. 12, about 11:18 a.m. Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman went to the home of D...

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

City to update strategic land use plan

The Alva City Council will begin the task of updating the city’s strategic land use plan at their Monday meeting. The council will discuss and vote on appointing a working committee of ten people update. The need for this update became apparent... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Attempt to serve arrest warrant leads to other charges

When a deputy attempted to serve an arrest warrant, he didn’t find his man. Instead he found an odor that led to a search warrant. Court records show Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman went to a house in the 700 block of Maple Street in Alva... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    November 18, 2018 

Woods County Tax Roll and Excise boards hold special meetings

The Woods County Tax Roll Board held a short special meeting Wednesday morning with members Bob Seivert, Renetta Benson and Randy McMurphy present. Besides approving the minutes from last month’s meeting, the board approved 2017 tax roll item No.... Full story


Social work hosted a CWPEP session to educate social work majors

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University department of social work recently hosted a Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) informational session to educate social work majors about an opportunity to work in public child welfare. Th...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    November 18, 2018 

Junkman's Gems

I hope your family has plans to gather for food and fellowship. There are several places having Thanksgiving dinners in our area. Check out the Newsgram for locations. Many are fundraisers, but if...


State Regent Allen Speaks to Cherokee Outlet DAR about Circle of Care in Alva

On Oct. 11, the Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the Alva Public Library to learn about the Circle of Care foster program in Alva. Oklahoma State...


Cherokee Outlet DAR learns about Bacone College at November meeting

On Nov. 8, the Cherokee Outlet Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met to learn about Bacone College from District Director Patty Armbruster, who attended the meeting. After the DAR ritual led...


Area folks throw a celebration for Ridge Hughbanks' prestigious new National FFA office

A large crowd attended the reception for Ridge Hughbanks at the Woods County Fairgrounds Nov. 12 where they enjoyed light refreshments. Hughbanks has been named National FFA central region vice... Full story


Woods County 4-H Public Speaking Contest winners announced

The Woods County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Freedom Public Schools. This contest helps Woods County 4-H youth develop skills for communicating to audiences, learn how... Full story


Northwestern employees honored for years of service at 15th annual recognition ceremony

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's employees were honored during the 15th annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremony Nov. 13-14. Ceremonies took place in Alva and Enid to honor employees who... Full story


9th Annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids, Photos with Santa

Looking for a fun activity for the kids in mid-December? Look no further than the ninth annual Holiday Gift Store for Kids and Photos with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in...

 By Mylee Sims    Local    November 16, 2018

BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: 4-H competes in fashion and talent contests

On Nov. 3, Burlington 4-H and Cloverbud members participated in the Alfalfa County Fashion Review and Impressive Dress and the 4H Has Talent contest. Remington Farney will compete at the district...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Students learn about, benefit from, charitable giving

Skeeter Bird, NWOSU Foundation CEO, recently shared information about charitable giving to Burlington seniors and students in Mrs. Bird's personal finance and accounting class. In a separate event,...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Fantastic first grade

Mrs. Davis has a class of nine first graders this year. This will be her fourth year teaching and second year here at Burlington. The studeents are currently learning how to read, and about the...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Students begin the season with a food drive

For many years, Burlington Schools have begun each holiday season with a food drive sponsored by the student council. A competition is held among the classes, encouraging students to bring...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Burlington celebrates homecoming

Burlington School celebrated homecoming week Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. The student council held an election for the homecoming king, queen, flower girl and crown bearer two weeks before homecoming...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Burlington Robotics team advances to regionals

Members of the Burlington Robotics team presented their robot and performed in the Heartland BEST competition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Oct. 27 where they won second place in...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Spirit Week full of fun and activity

Last week, the Burlington school celebrated homecoming with a week full of exciting activities. Throughout the week, students got to show off their "purple pride" by dressing up on each of the...


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