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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 14: Ashley Wilson, Darrell Bradt Feb. 15: Ernie Gay, DeLois Shepherd, Ty Ferguson, Dana Luddington Feb. 16: Rebecca Eden, Lois Ferguson, Hank Luddington Feb. 17: Crystal Nickel, Dustin Earnest Feb. 19: Chris Bilyeu, Leonna...

 

Freedom School Board discusses finances, senior trip, livestock shows and personnel issues in Feb. 11 meeting

The Freedom Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 11. Present were board president Shane Morris, board clerk Shan Wilson, board members Philip Kirkpatrick and Robert... Full story

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 10, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Bible study will start on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. We will be studying about the apostle Simon Peter. Invocation by Pastor Todd...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    February 14, 2019

What every caregiver should know about Medicare

The phone call can come at any hour. Your elderly parent has fallen ill and needs your help. If you haven’t gotten the call yet, chances are you will. About 70 percent of our parents will require some kind of personal care during their old age....

 

Short agenda makes for short meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners

The regularly scheduled meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners was a short one Monday morning. There were no road crossing permits for the week, but all other routine items were accepted and approved (minutes from the last meeting, maintenance and...

 

Local students named to fall 2018 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Four local students named to the Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University for the fall 2018 semester. Sara Kaitlyn Fischer, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, is a junior majoring in elementary education. Avery Marie Larkin. Medicine Lodge, is a junior...

 

South Barber School Board extends contracts to superintendent and principals

South Barber's Board of Education met for their February meeting Monday night with a rather short agenda. After spending approximately 30 minutes in executive session mid-meeting, the board voted to extend two-year contracts to Superintendent Dr....

 

'Where am I?'

In writing about my husband Lynn’s cancer journey, I mentioned something called chemo brain. Chemotherapy can affect a person’s cognitive abilities, especially short term memory. Many factors...

 

Races develop in Cherokee, Goltry and Waynoka city elections

Filing for municipal offices ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Three towns in Woods and Alfalfa counties will have races on the April 2 general election ballot. Waynoka will have two contested council seats and Cherokee will have one. Goltry has...

 

Waynoka Local Livestock Show held

The Waynoka Local Livestock Show was Saturday, Feb. 9. The show started with the goats. The Grand Champion Doe Goat was shown by Makenzie Smith, Grand Champion Wether Goat went to Tayen Redgate and... Full story

 

Menus for week of Feb. 11–15

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole grain Fruit Loops, toast, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Chicken biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk Wednesday – Biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Thursday – Whole grain...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

In Doc Holliday’s day, most women chose to live out their lives as wife and homemaker, with a spouse and children. In the west after the Civil War, this type of life was generally regarded as rewarding, but highly labor intensive. In such times, a...

 

Praise the Lord

Two men have been arrested in the 2013 death of Alvan Charles Nieman at Boise City. May they be punished as they deserve. Thank you all for rewarding me for the great job I do as City Marshal by letti...

 

Replacement of manager on airport board agenda

An upcoming fly-in, some electrical work and an executive session on the airport manager are on the agenda for the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the terminal. Board members will hear...

 

Find your purpose in life

After a lot of studying and completing testing, the Bill Johnson Correctional Center GED Class of 2019 was honored Friday, Feb. 8. Family members were able to visit the inmates before the ceremony, wh... Full story

 

Citizens Choice Awards Gala is Monday

Alva’s own American Idol participant, Jakob O’Brien, will be singing at the Citizens Choice Awards Gala Monday evening. Sponsored by the Alva Area Chamber of Commerce, the gala honors outstanding individuals and businesses nominated by the...

 

Waynoka man charged in vehicle fire

A Waynoka man has been charged with arson involving a vehicle owned by Bud Shelton. According to court records, on Feb. 1 about 7 p.m. Waynoka Patrolman Adam Barlow received a call from dispatch that one of the Waynoka volunteer firemen, Austin...

 

Waynoka man sought in theft of vehicle, trailer

A Waynoka man borrowed a pickup to pull a trailer and did not return it, according to the owner. Apparently the trailer was “borrowed” from Woods County also. According to court documents, on...

 

Alva woman charged with embezzlement

A warrant has been issued for an Alva woman charged with embezzlement. Vicky Kay Hewatt, 72, of Alva, was charged Feb. 6 with embezzlement, a felony. She is accused of fraudulently appropriating the sum of $28,144.92 that belonged to Lynn and...

 

Races develop in Waynoka city election

Filing for municipal offices ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Waynoka will have two contested council seats on the April 2 general election ballot. Those not contested will automatically take office. All the following are four year terms except...

 

Alva man charged with child endangerment, assault

An Alva man has been charged with child endangerment and assault after an incident that was observed in a convenience store parking lot. According to court records, on Dec. 24, 2018, at approximately 6:29 p.m. Alva Police Officer Kaleb Keplinger was...

 

Wheatland Republican Women hear about LifeWise Program

Marian Payne, director of Northwest Ministries for the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, gave an informative presentation of the LifeWize Program at the Feb. 6 meeting of the Wheatland Republican...

 

Reserve tickets now for Northwestern's Interactive Murder Mystery

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Fine Arts Department will present "Death and Deceit on the Nile" by Peter DePietro Feb. 21-22 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. This...

 

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