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Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Alva with Chairman Bob Seivert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson present along with County Clerk Shelley Reed. The minutes from the...

 

Telling is not teaching

Students sit captive in a classroom. At the front of the room, a man delivers a monologue disguised as a lesson, "In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to... Full story

 

Local 4-H delegates attend Virtual West Action Conference

4-H members from Woods County and Alfalfa County gathered to attend the Virtual West Action Conference on Oct. 16. The goal of West Action Conference is to share ideas and information that youth can...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners to approve purchase of plexiglass shields for treasurer's office

The three commissioners of Alfalfa County met on Monday and began their conference with the basic items of approving maintenance and operation warrants for payment and blanket purchase orders. There were no road-crossing permits. Jay Hague, Stan...

 

Burlington School students back in class Monday

A phone call to the Burlington Public School Monday afternoon found that the school was humming along as usual with students and teachers in classrooms. The school had been closed to in-class learning nearly two weeks due to some staff members...

 

Record numbers hospitalized in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has the highest number yet of people hospitalized with COVID-19. As of Tuesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports 109,548 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma including 1,475 new cases. There are 18 additional deaths...

 

South Barber's Halloween Parade takes a ghoulish twist for safety

You'll soon see little princesses, cowboys, witches, monsters and action figures converging on streets across the nation for Halloween parades. South Barber School in Kiowa plans to hold their Halloween Downtown Parade on Friday, Oct. 30, at 2:30 p.m...

 

Kiowa City Council interviews administrator candidate

Monday night the Kiowa City Council held a special meeting to interview a city administrator candidate in executive session. No action was taken afterward regarding the interview, according to Mayor Bill Watson. All councilmembers were present...

 

Costumes and pumpkin contests, fun, games, smoked meats contest and sampling for the public

Put on your Halloween costume, bring your decorated pumpkin and your appetite for mouth-waterin smoked meats. It's time for Kiowa's annual Fall Fest this Sunday, Oct. 25. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,...

 

South Barber School Board approves winter stipends

Again meeting at the high school library for social distancing, the South Barber USD255 Board of Education held their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13. Board members present sitting individually at tall round tables included Jenna Mostert, Bryan...

 

Woods County to hire outside firm to do visual inspections

Woods County is hiring an outside firm to do visual property inspections this year. The assessor’s office usually hires someone locally and pays for transportation. Assessor Renetta Benson told the Woods County Commissioners Monday her office does...

 

Increase of COVID-19 in area signals need to be careful

Last Friday, the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases in Alva was 13. On Monday, that number increased to 21 and on Tuesday it was 23, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 18, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Announcements: We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd Finl...

 

Freedom School lunch menu

October 25-30 Monday: Mini corndogs, tator tots, vegetable, fruit, milk Tuesday: Beef enchiladas, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit, milk Wednesday: Ham and beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, fruit, milk Thursday: Goulash, garlic toast, vegetable,...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Alva with Chairman Bob Seivert, Joe Shirley and Chris Olson present along with County Clerk Shelley Reed. The minutes from the special meeting on Sept. 23 were approved. Board...

 

Freedom Fall Carnival is Saturday

Freedom Public Schools has scheduled the Fall Carnival for Saturday, Oct. 24, with dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The senior class will serve the dinner at the American Legion. Dinner will be a choice of...

 

Menus for week of Oct. 19–23

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Sausage biscuit, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Yogurt, muffin, fruit, juice, milk Thursday – Scrambled eggs, cinnamon toast, fruit, juice, milk Friday – French...

 

Cherokee DAR holds first meeting of the year

The Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Hatfield Park. Chapter Regent Joy Rhodes led the chapter in the...

 

Grow and Share OHCE October meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular monthly meeting at the home of Misty Hoover at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, with Misty and Cheryl Diefenbach serving as co-hostesses. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting to order. All present recited the...

 

Wheatland Republican Women learn about Woods County EMS 522 District

The Wheatland Republican Women met at noon on Oct. 7 at The Runnymede in Alva. Julie Dennis, head of Alva EMS, and Angelica Brady, Alva city manager, presented the program on the proposed Woods County Emergency Medical Services 522 District. A...

 

Deer in the headlights

• AAA offers safety tips on avoiding animal-vehicle collisions With state motorists hitting the road for fall break and remote areas as a COVID-19 precaution, AAA is warning drivers to especially watch for deer. Deer mating season is beginning, wit...

 

Courson is new airport manager

Derrick Courson, who filled in as interim manager at the Alva Regional Airport, has now been promoted to manager. The Alva Airport Commission met Tuesday night, Oct. 13, since Monday was a holiday. Chairman Dale Logsdon was absent so Terry Turner...

 

New protocols at Share Medical Center

Due to the increase in positive COVID-19 patients being seen at Share Medical Center (SMC), the hospital will be rerouting patients to better protect vulnerable populations. The front door will not be locked, but the hospital is implementing several...

 

No Alva Spook Parade

The Alva Chamber of Commerce has decided not to hold the downtown Spook Parade, costume judging and trick or treating around the square. Normally this would be scheduled for Friday afternoon, Oct. 30. The chamber made this decision in consideration...

 

A guide to State Question 805 and its potential impact on Oklahoma criminal justice

As the Nov. 3 general election date draws near, public confusion regarding State Question 805—a ballot initiative which would amend the Oklahoma Constitution and end the use of sentence enhancements against some repeat offenders—remains high. In...

 

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