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 By Lauren Raley    Local    September 27, 2020 

Fall gardening made easier

STILLWATER, Okla. – Now that fall has fallen, Oklahoma gardeners can turn to Oklahoma State University Extension for helpful tips on how to prepare for the end of the year. OSU Extension’s fall gardening fact sheet includes a wide range of...

 
 By Trisha Gedon    Local    September 27, 2020 

Acclimating outdoor plants to the indoors for winter

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans may not need snow boots and parkas anytime soon, but they still should make plans to move patio plants indoors before Old Man Winter arrives. Bright sunshine and warm temperatures are great for plants during the...

 

Several appointments made to boards and commissions

Appointments to boards and commissions are behind schedule this year, said Alva Mayor Kelly Parker. He made several appointments, approved by the city council, during the meeting Sept. 21. He still has more to be made. Appointments made Monday were:...

 

Dilapidated property hearing postponed

Declaring a property dilapidated is a lengthy process of inspecting the premises, notifying the owner to remediate the problems, then notifying again if there’s no contact or progress on fixing the property issues. Eventually the owner is notified...

 

Alva Schools continue in-person classes

In a message to parents Friday, Alva school Superintendent Tim Argo said in-person classes will continue despite Woods County entering the red level on the state map. It appears he is referring to the map posted by the Oklahoma State School Boards...

 

ARC Board agrees to basic and alternate roof bidding

The Alva Recreation Complex (ARC) Board held a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23, to consider bid specifications for roof replacement on the Pete and Ruth Leslie Fieldhouse. Soon after being completed, the fieldhouse has suffered leaks and damage....

 

Rotary August Students of the Month

Delaney Lambert is the daughter of Brandon and Amanda Lambert and the sister of Kaden Lambert. She is currently taking classes at Alva High School and Northwest Technology Center, and is enrolled in c...

 

U.S. Census deadline just days away

• Oklahoma could miss out on critical funding for Oklahoma families and communities OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans only have a few more days to complete the 2020 U.S. Census. The Census is taken every 10 years, and the results will inform how...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Local    September 27, 2020 

COVID-19 in state prisons: 'It's supposed to be a work camp, not a death camp'

When Antonio Lucio arrived at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita last month, he saw an environment where the coronavirus could spread quickly. Lucio, who is serving a seven-year sentence for drug possession with intent to...

 

Woodward High School students visit Northwestern-Alva for 'Teach Oklahoma'

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva hosted 10 Woodward High School students recently for the high school's Teach Oklahoma course. Teach Oklahoma was designed to mentor high school students...

 

Alva's Homecoming Parade

Alva's Homecoming this past Friday was celebrated with a parade. There were our bands, Miss. Alva, and floats encouraging our Goldbugs to Beat the Tigers in their upcoming football...

 

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Friday, Oct. 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Koehn said that people who are United States citizens,... Full story

 

Missionaries participate in Alva Clean-up

Three missionaries serving in the Alva Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined about two dozen people on Sept. 19 for a fall clean-up day in downtown Alva. The three...

 

City council hears update on water meter problem

According to a report at the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, the city is getting some new water meter heads to repair those no longer providing remote reading. Councilmember Daniel Winters said the Water/Wastewater Committee met and... Full story

 

New E-911 policy and procedure manual approved in Alfalfa County

The commissioners of Alfalfa County held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning with all three men (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall) present. In the gallery were 911 director Sarah Wagner, Sheriff Rick Wallace, Cherokee police...

 

Goltry man dies in collision

A Goltry man died of injuries from a two-vehicle collision Monday morning. Rustin Jack Sturgeon, 59, of Goltry, was pronounced dead at the scene by Alfalfa County EMS. The wreck occurred at 8:18 a.m....

 

Corrections staff working in hot spots to receive hazard pay

Oklahoma Department of Corrections staff working inside a facility designated a hot spot will receive additional compensation. Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva was declared a hot spot on Friday. ODOC automatically declares a facility hot...

 

Kiowa City Council continues search for administrator, waterline project closer to starting

The Kiowa City Council opened their September meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer. Mayor Bill Watson presided over the meeting with all members present: R.L. Simpson, Brian Hill, B.J. Duvall, Tom Wells and Jason Thayer. Also at...

 

South Barber FFA members receive highest honor

Seven South Barber FFA members are set to receive their American FFA Degrees at the 93rd National FFA Convention. Slater Blick, Cole Coggins, ReAnna Dunlap, Neal Gugelmeyer, Cody Jahay and Nick Malone have all been selected to receive the highest...

 

William S. Key Correctional Center has 784 inmate cases of COVID-19

Woodward County saw a huge spike in active cases of COVID-19 due to positive tests for a large number of inmates at William S. Key Correctional Center in Ft. Supply. As of Tuesday morning, William S....

 

All-American parties and congrats for Evie Watson as she becomes U.S. citizen

This story all began with a young American soldier in the U.S. Navy who was stationed in the Philippines during wars in Korea and Vietnam and met a young woman while there. From that relationship Evel... Full story

 

Woods County commissioners approve Prayer on the Square

The Woods County commissioners approved a couple of outdoor activities on the courthouse grounds during Monday morning's meeting. Commissioners Randy McMurphy and David Hamil were present. John... Full story

 

New Woods County 4-H officers elected

The Woods County 4-H has seven newly elected county officers. Elections took place on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Jaydan Coffman from the Alva 4-H Club was elected as the Woods County 4-H president. The president’s main...

 

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