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Chaffee Properties fair booth winners

The winners at the Chaffee Properties booth at the Woods County Fair were Corky McIver (first place), Taylor Utterback (second place) and Brad Wallis (third place)....


Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series announces four acts for 2019-2020 season

Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series (NWOCS), an organization that seeks to bring cultural performances and entertainment to northwest Oklahoma, began its 2019-20 season Tuesday, Sept. 10, with the 3... Full story


Art and books at tonight's Art Walk

There’s a lot going on tonight in Alva. The regular First Friday Art Walk will be held downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. The Graceful Arts Gallery on the south side of the square will feature Native American artists. Often one or more of the artists is ava...


Sod House Museum to host program on everyday life in the 19th century

On Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. the Sod House Museum near Aline will host a program titled “More Than a Spit Bath,” presented by Martha Ray of Pawnee. Ray will address everyday life in the 1800s, explaining the challenges that were faced...


Luis and Bailey Chavez: Top male and female runners of Kiowa's Labor Day 5K Race

On Labor Day the 5K Race in Kiowa, Kansas, celebrated 35 years. Former Alvan Luis Chavez celebrated winning the race for the fourth consecutive year Monday. The overall winner, Chavez finished with a...


A '57 Classic

"It was a junker when I got it," Richard Schmidt of Sharon, Kansas, said. "There was rust, it was painted black, there was no interior, no wheels." Schmidt said he bought the vehicle from Steve Eck...


Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma at Alva Public Library

Friends of the Alva Public Library will host Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma's program "Working to Survive: Surviving to Work" at five events from Sept. 23 through Nov. 18. The event is made possible... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Small number run in 5K

Thunder, lightning and rain kept several runners in their PJs sipping coffee, but not everyone. Around 20 folks showed up to run the Red Bluff Classic 5K/Fun Run Saturday morning, Aug. 17. The Red... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 29, 2019

Gaskill named Freedom Rodeo Queen

Kaylen Gaskill was crowned the 2019 Freedom Rodeo Queen on Aug. 15 at the first night of the 82nd Freedom Rodeo. Sadie Crusinbery was runner-up and Shay Wilson was crowned the Freedom Rodeo Princess.... Full story


Scenes from the Cherokee rodeo

(For more photos of the rodeo, visit our photo gallery by clicking on Photos at the top of the home page.)... Full story


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...


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