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Northwestern offices closed for Labor Day

Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2. Northwestern’s offices will be closed, and no classes will be held that day....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 25, 2019 

Alva City Council turns down new ONG franchise agreement

During the lengthy Alva City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 19, council members debated the merits of an Oklahoma Natural Gas franchise ordinance and proclamation of an election. Typically in the past these franchise elections have passed with little... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 25, 2019 

Business manager reports to city council

Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham kept his report short at the Aug. 19 Alva City Council meeting. There was a long agenda ahead, and comments by the public earlier had taken about 30 minutes. He noted the Oklahoma Municipal League is tracking...

 

Alva Employee Appreciation

Alva City Council Personnel Committee Chairman Bo Hannaford (right) presents employee appreciation awards to Angelica Brady (left) and Lisa Petitjean. Honored for their work in remodeling the city...

 

Alva Public Schools music calendar

Sept. 21 – Moore Outdoor Music Festival (marching band) Sept. 28 – Stallion Batallion in Oolagah (marching contest) Oct. 1 – TriState Marching Band Contest, Enid Oct. 5 – Bixby Tournament of Bands Oct. 8 – Fall Vocal Showcase, HS...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 25, 2019 

Ride for Hatfield Park, signage approved

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee heard two requests for funding at their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 21. One request was granted in full. The other was only partially funded, resulting in an angry response. Committee members present were Chairman Norville...

 

Lockdown of inmates at James Crabtree Correctional has been lifted

Helena – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has transferred more than a dozen inmates from James Crabtree Correctional Center to facilities across the state on the heels of a physical altercation inside the prison Wednesday afternoon where...

 

In rural areas, a ceaseless struggle to get domestic abuse victims to testify

On a March morning in 2017, Tamera Moore, a 38-year-old woman living in the southeast Oklahoma town of Valliant, began the day with a bitter argument. She and her boyfriend, Geoffrey Briley, began quarreling and she told him she wanted to break up....

 

Woods County Fair Flower Show theme: 'Flowers to Appease the Soul'

Although it has been a very warm summer, Woods County gardeners have been thankful for the rain and sun this growing season. If your flowerbeds are still alive and thriving after this summer’s temperatures, consider exhibiting them in the Open Flow...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 25, 2019 

Ambitious plans for Alva's Hatfield Park

Since 2011, the Alva Friends of Play Foundation has been working to make Alva's Hatfield Park a safe and ADA compliant playground for area youth. Until this year, they have accomplished this with... Full story

 

Peek inside the plans: Friends of Play Areas 1 and 2

These ADA toys are planned on the east side of Hatfield Park to the north of the existing toy installation. It will connect to the existing toy by a sidewalk.... Full story

 

Peek inside the plans: Friends of Play Areas 3 and 4

Toys on the west side of Hatfield Park don't meet safety standards so they will be removed and replaced with these installations.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 25, 2019 

Man arrested in Waynoka for firearm possession

A man who had been convicted of a felony was arrested in Woods County for possessing a firearm. Court records show on Aug. 18 at 3:10 p.m. Woods County Deputy David Cummings received information from a concerned citizen that Monty Long was going to...

 

New marijuana law affects employers

Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act (aka the Unity Bill) goes into effect next on Friday, Aug. 30. Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, says, “From the State Chamber’s...

 

Fair: Poultry, rabbit, horse and OHCE groups pre-entries due by noon Friday

The Woods County Free Fair will be held September 5-7 at the Woods County Fairgrounds south of Alva. The only pre-entries required are poultry, rabbits, horse, and the Oklahoma Home & Community Education (OHCE) group entries. Completed tags are to...

 

New students welcomed with freshman, transfer orientations

The 2019-20 school year is underway, beginning with successful freshman and transfer student orientations at Northwestern Oklahoma State University locations with nearly 450 students attending the...

 

Fair: Duct tape entries due by 5:30 p.m. at Women's Building at Fairgrounds

Area folks with a creative flair who like to construct items that are useful and unique are encouraged to enter the Woods County Free Fair Duct Tape Division. Construction Requirements Items may be made with any color duct tape Items must be created...

 

Young exhibitors needed for the Woods County Free Fair

If you’re old enough to hold a pencil, a paint brush, or bake a batch of cookies or candies, you’re old enough to participate in the Woods County Free Fair on Sept. 5-7 at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Fair exhibit classes are open in Cultural...

 

Bible Baptist – and Bigfoot – hold blood drive Aug. 28

Bible Baptist Church in Alva will host an Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Bible Baptist is located at 402 Choctaw St. Each blood donor will receive a limited edition...

 

Open Class Foods at the Woods County Free Fair

The Open Class Foods Division has something for everyone to make and enter at the Woods County Free Fair, Sept. 5–7. Jellies, preserves, jams, fruit butters, spaghetti sauce, brownies, dinner rolls, sweet and sliced crispy pickles, just to name a...

 

Adrian Ibarra selected as Campus Kudos winner for spring 2019

Adrian Ibarra, systems analyst at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2019 spring semester Campus Kudos Award. Melissa Brown,...

 

Downtown Clinic moving to hospital in October

The Alva Hospital Authority met Tuesday, Aug. 20. Trustees present were Jason Gaisford, Dr. Kenneth Brown, Dr. Halah Simon, Bo Hannaford and Kim Baugh. Share Medical CEO Kandice Allen reported the...

 

Northwestern welcomes new faculty

Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently welcomed eight new faculty members to campus to begin the 2019-2020 school year. Seven new faculty members have been hired in the School of Arts and... Full story

 

Marijuana, swimming pool comments at Alva City Council

An overflow crowd attended the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 19. A couple of firefighters brought in extra folding chairs to accommodate the visitors. This was the first meeting where the... Full story

 

Oklahoma prison locked down after melees lead to injuries

HELENA, Okla. (AP) — The Department of Corrections locked down a northwest Oklahoma prison and transferred more than a dozen inmates after skirmishes erupted this week that left four inmates wounded. The agency said in a news release Friday that...

 

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