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Oklahoma's open carry gun law

Before addressing the open carry topic, this week we are beginning a series of articles by John Barton on the theme of Unsung Heroes of Northwestern. Barton and the late Wayne Lane have researched and documented much of the history of the university...

 
 By John Barton    Local    November 13, 2019

Bosworth and DeLisle Unsung heroes of Northwestern – article 1

This is the first of a series of articles that is designed to recognize the work of many individuals who were responsible for getting Northwestern Territorial Normal School located in Alva, Oklahoma...

 

Menus for week of Nov. 11–15

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Tuesday – Omelet, toast, mandarin oranges, juice, milk Wednesday – Yogurt parfait, banana, juice, milk Thursday – Chicken biscuit,...

 

Alva Robotics team win competition

The Alva Robotics team Technic Gold won the robotics competition during Heartland BEST's "Off the Grid" event on Nov. 1-2. The team competed against seven other teams from Oklahoma and Kansas in the B...

 

Alva man pleads guilty to interstate murder plot

OKLAHOMA CITY – VERNON WAYNE BROCK, 70, of Alva, has pleaded guilty to hiring someone to commit murder, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing. A federal grand jury indicted Brock on April 17, 2019, for using interstate commerce facilities to...

 

Art Installation on the Downtown Square

Workers prepare to pour concrete Monday on the north side of the Woods County Courthouse. The location will be the site of a kinetic art installation. The project by Freedom West is funded by the...

 

Piece by Piece Quilt Guild

The Nov. meeting of the Peace by Piece Quilt Guild opened with a short business meeting. Patty Barker won the drawing and presented a Show and Share. The program was presented by Drue Washburn, who...

 

Oklahoma earns D- for premature births on March of Dimes annual report card

One in nine babies in Oklahoma was born too early, or before 37 weeks gestation, in 2018, prompting March of Dimes to give the state a D- on its annual report card. The report, released Monday, found a preterm birth rate of 11.4 percent in the...

 

Fewer Oklahoma women report pregnancy discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination stole the social media spotlight recently after questions arose over Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s account of being pushed out of a teaching job in the 1970s because she was pregnant.   Despite a...

 

Wheatland Republican Women hear about Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma

Eighteen members and guests attended a luncheon meeting of the Wheatland Republican Women on Nov. 6, at the Runnymede in Alva. The program was presented by Kaitlyn Finley. Finley currently serves as...

 

WCC presents Senior Symposium

The Woods County Coalition hosted all high school seniors in Woods County at a Senior Symposium on Nov. 6 at the Woods County Fairgrounds. WCC president Kohannah Hess welcomed the students by telling...

 

How Oklahoma's new health laws will affect you, from short-term health policies to eye clinics

At the beginning of November, hundreds of new laws took effect in Oklahoma, including a big change to short-term health policies. Driven by rising premiums for Affordable Care Act plans, interest in short-term insurance is growing, boosted by Trump...

 

Career, Internship, Grad Fair opportunity set for job seekers Nov. 13

Employers seeking employees have an opportunity to go right to the source by attending the fall 2019 Career, Internship and Grad Fair at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Student Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. to...

 

'The Coloring Book' children's production coming to Northwestern's Herod Hall Auditorium stage

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s fine arts department will present its second theatrical production of the year – its annual children’s show “The Coloring Book” on Nov. 21-22 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day in Herod Hall Auditorium....

 

Lincoln Elementary AR first 9 weeks Awards

Lincoln Elementary fourth grade teachers proudly presented awards for the first nine weeks goal 1, goal 2, 25 point club, 50 point club, 75 point club, 100 point club, 150 point club, and Respect...

 

Three charged with selling alcohol to underage informant

Local law enforcement periodically checks that businesses in the county are complying with the age limits on selling alcohol. Three people have been charged with selling alcohol to a minor on Oct. 29 in Woods County. April Danielle Eyner, 18, of...

 

Retro-chic diner opens on Oklahoma Boulevard

As you drive down Oklahoma Boulevard, you might easily overlook the unassuming exterior of 818 Oklahoma Blvd. You'll probably notice the large sign out front, though, and when you do, remind yourself...

 

Airport Commission meets Tuesday

The Alva Airport Commission meeting for November will be held on Tuesday due to the Veteran’s Day holiday on Monday. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the airport terminal. The main item on the agenda is discussion and action on the turf...

 

The Alva Goldbug Education Foundation awards the 2019 Mini-Grants

The Alva Goldbug Education Foundation awards the 2019 Mini-Grants for Alva Public Schools. AGEF awarded 26 mini-grants to classroom teachers this year. 2019 Elementary Mini-Grant awards are $5,376,...

 

Belated birthday wishes

Happy belated birthday, Cleo. On Nov. 9 a long time ago, an unusual child was born. She was really cute the day she was born, and still is today. Congratulations to the recipients of the Quilts Of...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 

Bank It raises $10, 425 for the Bud Rose Park renovation plan

Funds collected during the months of April through September will go towards the upcoming park renovation plan. The City of Alva has developed a family friendly vision for the Alva Bud Rose Memorial...

 

Author Sheldon Russell to present program at NWOGS

The November Northwest Genealogy Society (NWOGS) meeting will be held at the Alva Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. The program will be presented by author Sheldon Russell. A former Oklahoma public school English teacher, Russell...

 

East Flynn Now Open

The East Flynn and Meno intersection in Alva was opened to traffic last week. Asphalt is not available until next summer to finish the street. Signs warn motorists about loose rock on...

 

Empty nets? Trust God's timing

Ever have one of those times when you tried so hard to do something, but it just wouldn’t work or come together? The most frustrating of these times is when the failure is through no apparent fault of our own. We, perceivably, do everything right...

 

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