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 Local    April 5, 2020 

Alva FFA plant sale

Are you ready to get some sun and work in your flower beds? The Alva FFA will be conducting a drive-thru style plant sale on Tuesday, April 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. It will look a little different than the traditional sale; customers are asked to enter...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020 

Online learning begins Monday for Alva students

Students in Oklahoma public schools begin online learning on Monday, April 6. Alva Public Schools (APS) handed out hotspots and tablets Thursday and Friday for students needing them. Parents were... Full story

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Attorney General Hunter warns of scams surrounding coronavirus relief funds

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today issued a warning about potential fraud to Oklahomans awaiting their economic impact payments from the federal government. The economic impact payments are part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

City of Alva outlines response to governor's order

The City of Alva has posted the following statement: In observance of Governor Stitt’s amended Executive Order on COVID-19 response affecting all 77 Oklahoma counties, the City of Alva is instructing citizens to observe all guidance and...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 5, 2020 

COVID-19 shows importance of emergency financial plans

STILLWATER, Okla. – The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the importance of financial management and emergency savings accounts, said Cindy Clampet, assistant family resource management specialist with the Oklahoma State University Extension. It...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

COVID-19 curbside testing offered in Alva

Beginning Monday, April 6, curbside COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment only at the Woods County Health Department in Alva while supplies are available. • Patients will not require a physician’s order to be tested. However, they...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Lankford applauds decision to give senior adults, disability recipients automatic access to direct cash payments

OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week, following initial reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was going to require senior adults and others to file tax returns in order to receive the direct cash assistance for COVID-19, Sen. James Lankford...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Drivers license renewals, replacements now online

• DPS expanding online services and temporarily suspending "in-person" services Beginning Friday, April 3, the Department of Public Safety is moving to a model that will eliminate face-to-face in-office interactions with the public until further...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020 

Filing for county offices opens Wednesday

Candidate filing for county offices will begin Wednesday. The Woods County Election Board will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the three-day filing period April 8-10. The election board office is located in the Professional Building on Fourth...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020 

Ponca City man dies in Grant County collision

A Ponca City man died Thursday in a Grant County collision. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports Randy Lee Byrum, 53, of Ponca City, was pronounced dead at the scene from whole body injuries by Pond Creek Ambulance personnel. The collision occurred...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 5, 2020 

Immune system tips offered

STILLWATER, Okla. – While medical researchers worldwide race to develop a cure for COVID-19, people can work to strengthen their immune systems and stay as healthy as possible, said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Extension nutrition...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association offers free delivery service

Do you need your groceries, toilet paper, dog food, other essential items and prescriptions delivered? The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is here to help. Residents within a 25-mile radius of Alva – including Burlington, Cherokee,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020 

Northwest Tech plans for distance learning

Although most of the focus has been on public school closings, the Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) campuses in Alva and Fairview have also been affected. Board members learned how NWTC is coping...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

US Postal Service sets no-contact package delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily routines, but the Postal Service continues to deliver mail and packages. To help keep everyone safe during this time, the Postal Service wants you to know about how they are adapting delivery procedures to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020 

Survey on Alva Swimming Pool posted

The Alva Swimming Pool Task Force is asking local people to fill out an online swimming pool survey. The survey will be available from April 6 to April 20. Only one response per email address is allowed. Each response is anonymous and confidential....

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Northwestern to open early enrollment opportunity for high school seniors on April 8

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin freshman enrollment on April 8. The annual Freshman Connection event, which is traditionally the first day of enrollment for incoming freshmen, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Metcalfs establish scholarship

Verne Metcalf believes in Northwestern Oklahoma State University. A native of Alfalfa County, Metcalf says, “Northwestern adds much value to this area of Oklahoma.” Metcalf graduated from Jet High School and then pursued a degree at Southwestern...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

New scholarship celebrates equality in STEM

Lois Albert created the Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence Memorial Scholarship in memory of her great-great grandmother. Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence wanted to become a doctor, but at the time women were not able to pursue the profession. Through this...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Kristi Miller Receives Award

Alva's own Kristi Miller, Loan Originator Senior for PrimeLending, has been ranked as a Scotsman Guide Top Loan Originator for 2019 in the Most Loans Closed category and will be featured in the...

 
 Local    April 5, 2020 

Sweet Harper says Thanks

A window at Sweet Harper in Alva recognizes all those who continue to make life work during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory, April 4, there are 1,159 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional four deaths: One in Cleveland County, a female older than 65. One in Latimer County, a male older than 65. One in Osage County, a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 5, 2020 

Waynoka teen injured in rollover

A Waynoka teen was injured when his pickup rolled and struck a tree. John Charles Stine III, 19, of Waynoka, was transported by Waynoka EMS to Alliance Health Woodward in Woodward. From there he was transferred by medi-flight to Mercy Hospital in...

 
 By Donald Stotts    Local    April 3, 2020

Horse owners urged to plan care during pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – While the primary concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization, Oklahoma State University Extension...

 
 By BRIAN BRUS    Local    April 3, 2020

OSU Extension services and programs continue through pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – More than 100 years of science-based, community service by Oklahoma State University Extension will continue unabated through the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus...

 

OSU lab on Stillwater campus to assist state with COVID-19 test analysis

Oklahoma State University is helping Oklahoma ramp up its COVID-19 testing capability after procuring supplies sufficient to analyze approximately 10,000 COVID-19 test samples being taken by health care professionals across the state. Through...

 

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