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If not us, who?

Randon and Kristi Miller met and fell in love while attending Alva High School in the mid-1990s. Kristi was "the outgoing drama person," she said. "I liked anything with a stage." "And I was the quiet... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    February 15, 2019 

Citizen's Choice Awards gala a night to remember

The Citizen's Choice Awards Gala was held Monday night to honor nine individuals specially chosen by the community for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields. The event, held at the...

 

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

 

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....

 

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

 

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

 

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...

 

Suspects arrested in murder of Alva man Charles Nieman

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has arrested two suspects in the 2013 murder of Alva resident Charles Nieman. On the afternoon of June 12, 2013, the 77-year-old Nieman and his wife...

 

Waynoka woman injured, pinned after wreck

A Waynoka woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night in Woods County. Leslie Golbeck, 36, a passenger in the vehicle, was transported by Waynoka EMS to Share Medical Center in Alva. She was transferred to Wesley Medical Center in...

 

Mapes honored during 7th annual Oklahoma Mentor Day

Cathy Mapes, an active OSU student leader and sophomore animal science major from Alva, has been selected as the outstanding Boren Mentoring Initiative mentor in recognition of her consistent and thou...

 
 By Rose Blunk    Local    February 8, 2019

Alva Monument Works donates tombstone for outlaw Isaac Black

Issac Black, famous Oklahoma outlaw buried in the Alva cemetery, now has a tombstone, after being buried 123 years in an unmarked grave. After his apprehension and death, Black was buried without any... Full story

 

Alva man injured in rollover

Joshua Orin Hansel, 39, of Alva, was injured Wednesday when he was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover. He was transported by Alfalfa County EMS to Share Hospital in Alva before being transported...

 

Freezing drizzle and fog in Woods County Wednesday, early Thursday

The National Weather Service forecast freezing drizzle, freezing rain and freezing fog through Wednesday, Feb. 6, and into Thursday, Feb. 7, for northwest and north central Oklahoma, including Woods... Full story

 

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