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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 17, 2018 

Kiowa's Fall Festival = food, fun and a little bit of Halloween intrigue

Calling all the little princesses, the scariest mad scientist, the cutest pumpkins, big and little, pretty or frightening witches – use your imagination and go to Kiowa's Main Street Sunday, Oct....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 17, 2018 

Kiowa City Council purchases police SUV and bucket truck

As Kiowa Mayor Ron Rohr called the October meeting of Kiowa's City Council meeting to order he made a brief announcement about the public comment period. He said to the public that their comments are limited to three minutes per topic. The comment...

 

'To make the best better'

Since the beginning the 4-H motto “to make the best better” has been pushing the 4-H members across the nation to truly give their all to their clubs, communities, countries and world. Through the Change for Change project, an initiative to raise...

 

Hadwiger becomes member of Sigma Alpha Lamda

Sigma Alpha Lamba is proud to announce that Brooks Hadwiger has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lamba, a national leadership and honors organization at Oklahoma State University. Sigma Alpha Lamda is a national leadership and...

 

Hearing on three more Alva properties

A public hearing will address three more Alva properties to be considered for a declaration of dilapidation. The hearing will be held during the Alva City Council meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The properties and listed owners...

 

Three funding requests for tourism tax money

The City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee will consider three funding requests during their October meeting. The committee will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. First on the agenda is discussion and action on the Alva Chamber of...

 

Former postal employee charged with embezzling from Alva mail

An Alva woman has been charged with embezzling $1,810 by opening envelopes intended for others while she was employed by the U.S. Postal Services. Kerri Dawn Phillips, 49, of Alva is charged with felony embezzlement in Woods County. This crime is...

 

Two charged in jail assault

Two men are facing added charges after incidents at the Woods County Jail. Eric Peralta, 34, of Alva, is charged with possession of contraband (weapons) by an inmate, a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for five to 20...

 

Rep. Newton speaks to Wheatland Republican Women

Rep. Carl Newton was the guest speaker at the Oct. 3 meeting of Wheatland Republican Women. Newton gave an informative presentation on the state questions that will appear on the November ballot....

 

State Regents award grant to Northwestern to encourage high school students to become teachers

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has awarded the Division of Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University a grant titled “Why Teach?” The grant will support activities for the Teach Oklahoma programs and Woodward High...

 

Northwestern Homecoming was an all-around success despite rain

Despite the rainy weather, hundreds gathered around the downtown square on Saturday, Oct. 6, for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual Homecoming parade, then headed to Ranger Field to watch the massed bands perform, learn who the Ranger...

 

Help stamp out breast cancer

WASHINGTON – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is reminding customers they can help fund the cause by purchasing the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. These...

 

Katrina Henning talks about Madagascar Peace Corps experience

Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumna Katrina Henning recently returned to the United States after serving two years in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. The 2016 graduate recently shared a littl...

 

Woods County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13

For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13. This year's theme, Inspire Kids to Do, is a campaign that will give kids more opportunities to do,...

 

Veterans' photos wanted

The Veteran’s Day program is scheduled for Nov. 12 at Freedom Public Schools (FPS), beginning at 1 p.m. The student-organized presentation will feature Freedom-area veterans. Students who are creating the presentation would like photos of veterans...

 

FFA chapter officers dare to be different

Officers of the Freedom FFA chapter participated in the 2018 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sept. 25 at the Enid Event Center. The eight state FFA officers planned and...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 11, 2018

FPS academic team wins two

Freedom High School's academic team traveled to Leedey and played in a seeding district tournament. Freedom won two matches against Waynoka and Aline-Cleo. The Aline-Cleo match went into sudden death...

 

KDH gearing for Community Education Classes, new domain for website

Kiowa District Hospital vice-president Jeff Miller called the regular monthly meeting of the board to order September 27 in the absence of president Pat Myers. Other board members present were: Chantae Simpson, Miranda Allen, and Jim Parker. Also...

 

Freedom BOE approves contract for pre-bond architectural service

Heavy rains didn’t stop Freedom School’s Board of Education from meeting Monday night. Barring Shan Wilson, all members were present, along with Superintendent James Miller, Principal Michelle Shelite and Minute’s Clerk Patricia Dauphin. The...

 

Heavy rains cause flooding

By Marione Martin Alva Public Schools sent rural students home early Tuesday afternoon as water continued to rise from several days of heavy rain. Roads were reported flooding in low spots. The Oklahoma Highway Department reported that Tuesday...

 

Kiowa Council hires new police officer Monday night

Following executive session at their regular October meeting Monday night, Kiowa's City Council hired a new police officer. He is Travis Petersen who was on the job Tuesday helping the new police chief Nate Houston. He comes to Kiowa from the Harper...

 

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