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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 12, 2020

Kiowa City Council continues interviewing administrator candidates

Kiowa Mayor Bill Watson said the city council continues their search for a new city administrator....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 12, 2020

Yes, Kiowa is having their Labor Day celebration!

In this cancel-everything environment because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's refreshing to hear that at least one traditional event in the area is still going to happen. The Chamber of Commerce in Kiowa, Kansas, met Tuesday and decided to move...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 12, 2020

South Barber School Board approves 2020-21 budget with increased LOB

It was a jam-packed evening for the South Barber School Board of Education Monday night. Meeting at the high library for social distancing, all members attended including President Mark Pollock, Emily Lohmann, Bryan Quick, Ryan Molz, Deb Helfrich,...

 

Menus for week of Aug. 10–14

Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, yellow squash, green beans, cornbread, mixed fruit (diabetic: no sugar added mixed fruit). Tuesday – Chef salad, double orange Jello, crackers, oatmeal cookie...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Woods County commissioners to consider EMS 522 District

Monday morning the Woods County commissioners will vote on holding an election to establish a 522 EMS district. The commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the courthouse. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Airport Commission to look at project bids

Bids on a new apron expansion project will be on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the terminal building. The bids are for Phase 1 of the project, which will increase the apron or aircraft...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Alva Meet the Teacher night is Tuesday

Alva school buildings have been cleaned and classrooms readied in anticipation of returning students. Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 13. Traditionally the schools hold a Meet the Teacher night so students can tour buildings, meet their teachers and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Enid teens injured when vehicle hits tree

Three Enid teens were injured early Saturday morning when their vehicle struck a tree. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the collision occurred at 2:38 a.m. on Aug. 8 on Imo Road at Chestnut Ave. approximately one mile west of Enid. Dalton D....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

A lasting legacy of art education

The elegant white-haired LaDonna Benningfield has built a solid reputation in the art community in Alva. She admits she's lived here 85 years. During that time she has influenced innumerable students...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Painting with thread

The "Artists Then and Now" exhibit at the Graceful Arts Gallery this month includes a variety of artists from current Northwestern Oklahoma State University students to those who've been around for qu...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Welfare check on driver results in arrest

Someone called Woods County E911 about a man on a motorcycle who seemed belligerent and intoxicated. The call came in about 1:09 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. A customer just leaving the Angry Bull Saloon in Alva reported seeing a bearded man wearing a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

First Friday

People gather to enjoy art and socializing during the First Friday Art Walk in Alva.. Graceful Arts Gallery is featuring an Artists Now and Then exhibit this month....

 

Kayla's Kindness Project supports community during pandemic

Kayla Leeper, Kayla's Kindness Project, due to safety concerns of COVID-19 and some facilities being on lock-down, has been unable to provide her traditional care packages. Due to the Alva community...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2020

Washington School

Washington Early Childhood Center won't be this quiet later in the week as classes begin Thursday. Meet the Teacher Night is set for Tuesday, Aug. 11....

 

Navigating another back-to-school mystery: Vaccinations

Health officials are concerned fewer children are current on their immunizations. And parents must rely on 2-year-old school vaccination data. One of the concerned parents is Rebecca Mauldin, who will send her 4-year-old son to a private school that...

 

Goldie's news home

Some friends of ours tell this story from the earlier years of their marriage this way: We were living in South Texas temporarily, several hundred miles from our family and dear friends. While Doug worked long hours at a construction job there and ha...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 9, 2020

Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes last week

Amy Mayes, Sarita Simon and I all share Aug. 2 as our birthday. I am the senior member of the trio by several years. I am so old I can remember when the Dead Sea was just sick! I have been watching...

 

Church Information

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...

 

Come out of her

“Then I heard another voice from heaven say: ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4 [NIV])....

 

Spiritually Speaking: However it's translated, faith comes first

And so, after months of enjoying the cheers and challenges of the Book of Hebrews, we arrive at one of the most well known chapters in the New Testament. Hebrews 11 has been dubbed the “roll-call of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 7, 2020

Alva Public Library planning for fall

The Alva Public Library continues to limit to five the number of patrons entering their lobby and to bar any browsing among the stacks. Patrons can call ahead with a list of books to check out in order to save time. Anyone under the age of 16 must...

 

Oklahoma Blood Institute to host blood drives in Woods County

Oklahoma Blood Institute needs donors to help rebuild the blood supply in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and is urging healthy adults to take some time to save lives this summer. Blood Drives In Woods County Northwest Technology...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    August 7, 2020

Oklahoma State University recommendations maximize alfalfa field productivity

STILLWATER, Okla. – Producers who will be planting alfalfa in late August and early September can maximize their investment by following research-based recommendations, Oklahoma State University experts said. Alfalfa has been called the royalty of...

 

Sod House Museum to host 'What Do I Do with My Treasures?' workshop

ALINE – The Sod House Museum near Aline will host a workshop called “What Do I Do with My Treasures?” by Martha Ray of Pawnee on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. Information will be presented on what items to save, what to dispose of, what to ask...

 

Summer Band Begins

Alva band students practice their precision marching on Choctaw Street earlier this week. The students were attending summer band camp at the middle school....

 

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