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2019 Miss Alva Pageant to be Saturday

The Miss Alva Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Alva High School Auditorium. Contestants for the event are Ali Harzman, Kylee Harzman, Lacie Swenn and Lauren Parker. Tickets will be available at the door....


Woods County Free Fair has entertainment for all ages

There are many things to see and do at the Woods County Free Fair to be held at the Woods County Fairgrounds on Sept. 5–7. Activities scheduled will provide families and individuals in the area a wide array of great entertainment. In the Women’s...


Lights Over Alva draws crowd to Square

(More photos of Lights Over Alva can be found on the websites photo gallery. Click on Photos at the top of the home page.)... Full story


'Death by Chocolate' and 'Junior Death by Chocolate' competitions to take place at Woods County Fair

Do you have a favorite chocolate recipe? Do you love to bake and create? If so, consider entering the “Death by Chocolate” competition at the Woods County Fair. Any type of chocolate food item is eligible for entering – pies, cakes, cookies,...


New OHCE Chili Cook-Off Contest at the Woods County Free Fair

Treat yourself and your family to a cup or bowl of delicious homemade chili at the Woods County Free Fair on Friday, Sept. 6. The chili cook-off contest will take place in the Women’s Building at 6 p.m. Any Woods County resident is eligible to...


Honored Old Cowhand celebration draws a crowd

(More shots of the Old Cowhand Reunion are in our photo gallery. Click on Photos at the top of the homepage.)... Full story


Freedom Rodeo snapshots: clown and clowning around

(More photos of the Freedom Rodeo are in our photo gallery. Click on "Photos" at the top of the homepage.)... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 21, 2019

10th Annual Monty Thompson Foundation Golf Outing `best ever'

Aug. 3 was a typical hot summer day, but equally as hot was the enthusiasm to raise money for the Monty Thompson Continuing Education Foundation. The Anthony Golf Course was the setting for the 10th A... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 21, 2019

Kiowa to host 80th Labor Day celebration – Cake Walk turns 50 years old, 35 years for 5K Run

Labor Day is a federal government holiday for people to rest from their labors, but the majority of people in Kiowa, Kansas, usually don't get much rest that weekend. As they have since 1939, Kiowa's... Full story


Cowboy terms

BUCKAROO: Derived from the Spanish "vaquero." (In Spanish, the letters b and v are both pronounced "b.") A cowboy from the Great Basin country of northern Nevada, southern Idaho, northeast California and southeastern Oregon. Often wear flat hats,...


The great Will Rogers quotes

• Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. • Always drink upstream from the herd. • There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. • Never miss a good chance to shut up. • We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit...


History of the Freedom Old Cowhand Reunion

The following information is from The Freedom Call dated Aug. 17, 1978. In the summer of 1939, the Freedom Chamber decided to sponsor an Old Cowhand Reunion and Chuck Wagon Feed in honor of the... Full story


A rough 8 seconds at Waynoka Rodeo

For more Cimarron River Stampede photos, visit the website's photo gallery.... Full story


Joslyn Clem named Miss Cherokee 2019

For more photos of the Miss Cherokee Pageant, visit the Alva Review Courier website's photo gallery.... Full story


Children's fall classes to begin Aug. 21 at Graceful Arts Center

The fall semester at Graceful Arts Center will include weekly Tuesday Youth Acrylics from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 8 – 14 years of age, Wednesday After-School Arts & Crafts from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages K – 12 years, and once a month Children's...


'Judge Parker's Court' presentation Aug. 17 at Sod House Museum

Dr. Aaron Mason of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will present “Judge Parker’s Court: Its Impact on the State of Oklahoma,” an overview of Judge Isaac Parker’s federal court for the Western District of Arkansas, at the Sod...


Barber County Fair awards senior scholarships

Six outstanding seniors received $500 college scholarships from the Barber County Fair Association. The scholarships were presented by Pake McNally, fairboard president. Garrett Burden is an 11 year 4... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 7, 2019

Koe Wetzel to headline Southwest Country Fest Aug. 24 at Woods County Fairgrounds

Are you ready to get comfortable in your lounge chair and listen to some Red Dirt Country Music? Maybe you want to jump up and sing along with every fiber of your body. Whatever you feel, know that the Southwest Country Fest is coming to the Woods... Full story


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