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 By Marione Martin    Local    August 17, 2018 

Airport fuel sales up for July

With no business on the agenda, the Alva Airport Commission spent most of Monday’s meeting on the airport manager’s report. When the meeting began, three board members were present: Chairman Dale Logsdon, Paul Kinzie and Terry Turner. Kelly Parke...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 17, 2018 

Avard Rail Park receives request for information from BNSF

The board members of the Avard Rail Authority met Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Technology Center for a regular meeting. Ed Sutter, Stan Bixler, Todd Holder were present and joined by Bob Firth via telephone. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and...

 

"Death by Chocolate" Competition

What’s the chocolate item you love to bake or create? Which chocolate item does your family rave about? What chocolate recipe are you asked to share at family, church or social activities? If one or two creations come to mind, then one of them...

 

New junior division in the "Death by Chocolate" Competition

The Woods County OSU Extension Office is excited to announce a new Junior Division in the Death by Chocolate Competition at the Woods County Free Fair. Any youth under the age of 18 may enter for a chance to win cash prizes for the top three...

 

Time to enter your Woods County Fair exhibits

The Woods County Free Fair will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Woods County Fairgrounds south of Alva. The Woods County Free Fair is organized under the auspices of the Woods County Free Fair Association. Entries for the Open Class at the Woods County...

 

Tuesday's election: All the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Aug. 28 Primary Runoff Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. Early voting will be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 17, 2018 

Excise board approves appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board held their August meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. Present were Chairman Bob Seivert and member Chris Olson. Joe Shirley was absent. The board approved minutes of the July 18 meeting and the following monthly...

 

Warren receives scholarships to Northwestern

Zeth Warren, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Warren will receive the Alva High...

 

Herrera receives scholarships to Northwestern

Iridian Herrera, a graduate of Freedom High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Herrera will receive the...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    August 17, 2018 

Lightning and love

New Alva Wesleyan Pastor Paul Kirk and his wife, Phebe, have only been in Alva about a month, so they're still finding their roles in Alva and the county. But just five minutes of conversation with th...

 

Access to Northwestern – Woodward affected by road construction project

Construction began Aug. 6 in Woodward on 34th Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Hanks Trail. The first area of construction work involves the bridge area north of Downs. Ultimately, 34th Street will be widened to three lanes. Access to the...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 16, 2018

Pioneer Cellular representative answers questions at Freedom town meeting

The Town of Freedom kicked off their regularly scheduled monthly meeting with scheduled guest Les Hackney taking the floor. Hackney, upset about a letter he received in regards to cleaning up his corner lot, also voiced concern over problems with the...

 

Gary Gerloff chosen as the 2018 Honored Old Cowhand

With a life centered on farming and ranching, Gary Gerloff certainly qualifies as the 2018 Honored Old Cowhand at Freedom. It seems like all his many careers and pursuits have been tied to the land....

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 15, 2018

Quiet morning for Alfalfa County commissioners

Commissioners in Alfalfa County met briefly Monday morning with a only a few line items on their agenda. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Ray “Toby” Walker reviewed documents, signing off on the previous meeting minutes, M & O warrants for payment,...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    August 15, 2018

Woods County commissioners discuss bids

All commissioners were in attendance at the regular weekly meeting of the Woods County commissioners. Court Clerk Shelley Reed and Kat Lunn of the Alva Review Courier were also present. A motion was made by Hamil, seconded by Smiley, to approve...

 
 By Braydon Frech    Local    August 15, 2018

Timberlake FFA end-of-summer review

At the end of May, the Timberlake FFA officer team traveled to Branson, Missouri, for their annual officer retreat. The officers – consisting of Cade Jenlink, Jake Thorp, KaLynn LeForce, Dru...

 

Oklahoma's Coaches Mentoring Challenge recognizes local coaches

Nearly 800 coaches and 238 communities joined forces and participated in the 2017-18 Oklahoma Mentoring Challenge, a statewide campaign to encourage Oklahomans to mentor young people in their communities. Several local coaches participated in the cha...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 15, 2018

Freedom Public School closes campus for lunch

The Freedom Board of Education met Monday night and kicked off the meeting by accepting the resignation of Board Vice-President Donald Simmons. Simmons’ exit from the school district resulted in an empty seat at the table, but all other members of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 15, 2018

South Barber's Steve Roberts ends 25-year girls basketball coaching career with 400-175 record

You've heard the terms "slow as molasses in January" or "getting blood out of a turnip." That aptly describes the winning coach and teacher Steve Roberts talking about his many accomplishments. Robert...

 

Airport commission meets Monday

The Alva Airport Commission has a short agenda for the Monday night meeting. The commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. The only items on the agenda are reports from the city council and from the airport manager. There will be a...

 

Variance requested for Young St. construction

The Alva Board of Adjustments will consider a variance for a residential construction site on Young Street during their meeting on Monday. The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Left Frame LLC is requesting a variance to...

 

Alva scout troops address questions about scouting changes

Several months ago, Scouts B.S.A. voted upon a new policy that would allow girls to become members of the organization that had historically been only for boys. At this time, girls may join Cub Scouts, which is for kindergarten through fifth grade. O...

 

Two requests for Alva Tourism Committee

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee will consider two funding requests during their meeting on Wednesday. The committee is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the city council chambers. The Friends of the Fair are asking for tourism tax dollars not...

 

Man accused of trying to defeat urine test

An Alva man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly tried to defeat a urine test. Logan Kyle McClary, 24, is charged with unlawful possession of urine to defeat drug screening. According to court records, on Aug. 7 McClary was required to...

 

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