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County fair checks are available at the Woods County OSU Extension Office

The Woods County Fair Board has county fair premium checks available to be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The OSU Extension office is located on the east side of the bottom level of...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    December 14, 2018 

Industrial development authority looking for vacant buildings

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting was held Tuesday morning at Northwest Technology Center and was attended by Randy McMurphy, Richard Ryerson, Stan Kline and, a little later, Rick Cunningham. Executive Director Sonja W...

 

Woods County 4-Hers compete in Northwest District Archery Contest

Six Woods County 4-H Shooting Sports Members competed in the West District 4-H Contest on Dec. 8 at the Woodward County Fairgrounds. In the air rifle competition, Thomas Mathes, Waynoka 4-H, was reser... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 14, 2018 

Speakers encourage grads to volunteer and serve

The death of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, led to a week-long public celebration of his life and accomplishments. This influenced both speakers at the 16th annual fall... Full story

 

Free livestock clinic offered

There will be a free showmanship and fitting clinic at Freedom Public School’s agriculture barn on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning at 3:45 p.m. The clinic will include pigs. And then on Saturday, Dec. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. the clinic will include a...

 

WCEDC helps retain jobs

The focus of the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) is infrastructure and industrial recruitment says Director Sonja Williams. They generally stay out of retail development, leaving that to the city organizations. However, Williams...

 

Declarations of surplus made by Alfalfa County officials

Perhaps slowing down a bit for the impending holiday, the commissioners in Alfalfa County had yet another short agenda. The group performed their usual routine of going through paperwork, approving last week’s meeting minutes, signing off on the...

 

Freedom BOE mulls over prospective bond projects and costs

Several spectators, including some members of the recently formed bond committee, showed up Monday night to Freedom’s regularly scheduled board of education (BOE) meeting. All five BOE members were present and joined by superintendent James Miller,...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 12, 2018

Woods County commisioners approve usual permits

At the Woods County commissioners regular Monday morning meeting this week, warrants and claims were handled first – motioned by Hamil and seconded by Smiley. Also, the minutes from the previous regular meeting, held Dec. 3, were approved. SemGas...

 

`Miss Klassic' Trapshooter Chloe Blunk 2nd overall female shooter at state competition

Chloe Blunk is in her second season as a varsity member of the Chaparral High School Trapshooting Team. She had a season as explosive as the gun she shoots to hit her clay targets. Blunk finished as...

 

Staff and administration compensation adjustments approved at Kiowa City Council meeting

At the end of regular business at the Kiowa City Council December meeting Monday night the council held five executive sessions that lasted approximately one and a half hours. That's according to City Administrator Lou Leone. The first executive...

 

South Barber School Board accepts resignation of 6th grade teacher, approves 2019-20 calendar

All members of the South Barber Board of Education were present as President Mark Pollock called the December regular board meeting to order Monday evening. Business was conducted in just over one hou...

 

No races in school board filings

By the end of filing Wednesday, Dec. 5, all the incumbents had filed for their school board positions in Alfalfa and Woods Counties. Since they were the only candidates filing, they will not have to face an election in April. Alfalfa County Filing...

 

Commission considers current and future airport projects

Garver Engineering is scheduled to present the preliminary engineering report for the expansion of aircraft parking at the Alva Regional Airport Monday. After hearing the report, the Alva Airport Commission will discuss and vote on accepting the...

 

Four arrested in Alva on drug charges

Having gathered sufficient evidence for probable cause, Alva K9 Officer John Caviness and other law enforcement officers served a search warrant at 505 Logan St. in Alva on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 12:45 p.m. As a result of that search, four people are...

 

Two charged with child neglect, marijuana possession

Two Alva residents are facing felony child neglect charges in Woods County. Cherina Marie Cagwin, 19, of Alva, and Donnivan Austin Barrows aka Donnivan Austin Pritchard, 21, of Alva, were charged Dec. 4 with child neglect, a felony. They are accused...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    December 9, 2018

Oklahoma 4-H delegation returns from National 4-H Congress

There was not any time for Black Friday shopping for a group of Oklahoma 4-H'ers. Instead, this group spent their Thanksgiving break, plus a couple of days, taking part in the 98th National 4-H Congre...

 

Alva man charged with distributing obscene material

An Alva man has been charged with distributing obscene material using social media. Dalton Wayne Mahoney, 27, of Alva, is charged with preparing, distributing and/or exhibiting obscene material and with violation of Oklahoma statute via computer, bot...

 

Alva man accused of taking ambulance

An Alva man has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle after getting in an unattended Alva ambulance and attempting to drive away. According to court records, on Nov. 11 about 5:10 p.m. Alva Police Officer Kris Franta was dispatched to the...

 

Warrant issued in child abuse case

A felony warrant has been issued for an Alva man on child abuse charges. Ronnie Raymond Ware, 29, of Alva, has been charged with two counts of child abuse by injury. These felony charges each carry a penalty of imprisonment for not more than life,...

 

Dr. Roger Hardaway presents at 25th International Learning Conference in Greece

Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently presented at the 25th International Conference on Learning at the University of Athens, Greece. The 2018...

 

Letters to Santa

Ms. Halliburton 2nd Grade Longfellow Elementary School Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing today? How is Rudolph? I would like a stuffed animal that looks like my wolf but a girl. I would also like a baby t-rex and new cars. Travel safe on,...

 

Masons match funds from motorcycle fun run

On Sept. 8, members of the Alva Masonic Lodge and the Alva Friends of Play Foundation joined together to host the Ride for Hatfield Park 2018 Motorcycle Fun Run event to raise funds for the benefit of...

 

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