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Correction

In the Sunday, Oct. 13, paper an error was made in the story “DAR gives Good Citizens Awards to Woods County high school seniors.” The first line of the article should have read, “In the fall of 2018-2019 school year each high school in Woods...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 20, 2019 

Alva City Council to vote on DEQ contract

The Alva City Council will be voting on a contract with Oklahoma DEQ during the regular October meeting. The council will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will begin with the consent agenda with rep...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    October 20, 2019 

As new gun law approaches, seizures of firearms in largest cities keep rising

The number of illegally used or owned guns taken off the streets in Oklahoma's two most populous cities continues to be on the rise. Data from the Oklahoma City and Tulsa police departments show gun...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 20, 2019 

Waynoka man injured in rollover

A Waynoka man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday in Woods County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports Steven Blair Steffen, 36, of Waynoka, was transported by Air-Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted to the ho...

 

OSBI: Third man sentenced to prison in elderly man's murder

CIMARRON COUNTY, Okla. – A third man has been sentenced to prison in the 2013 murder of a 77-year-old Alva man. In June 2013, 77-year-old Charles Nieman and his wife stopped at the Loaf'N-Jug...

 

Pumpkin Hello

Sporting a jaunty hat, this Halloween hay bale pumpkin greets drivers along Oklahoma Boulevard at the Pinegar building in Alva....

 

New counselor comes back home

Burlington Schools welcomes Kathy Nelson as the new counselor this year. Nelson has been in education for over 30 years, most recently as a high school English teacher at Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth...

 

New Burlington coach passionate about basketball

Jade Jones, the new Lady Elks head basketball coach, is very excited and ready to begin her first year of coaching. When asked how she was adjusting to her first job as a coach, she replied, "It's...

 

Consumer science classes construct cancer care bags

Burlington students have been making cancer care bags during their Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes. FACS teacher Judy Elliott has been having her two classes cut, pin and fold the fabric...

 

5 Northwestern education seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded this...

 

Airport Commission discusses turf runway, security

The Alva Airport Commission meeting Tuesday was dominated by discussions on building security and the turf runway. The only vote taken was to approve the minutes of the September meeting. Airport Manager Greg Robison reported the sale of 2,939.10 gal...

 

Filing for Freedom School Board opens Dec. 2

Qualified individuals who are interested in running as a candidate for Seat 5 on the Freedom Board of Education may file in December. Candidates may file at the Woods County Election Board between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, through Wednesday,...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 17, 2019

4-H Week: 'Inspire Kids to Do'

Last week was National 4-H Week, and it was full of activities for Freedom School's students. The 4-H theme was "Inspire Kids to Do." Each day was dress-up day and there were contests. Contests...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners breeze through agenda

This week's commissioners meeting in Alfalfa County didn't call for much other than signing off on large stacks of paperwork. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall reviewed the previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation payment...

 

Estimate of needs approved by Burlington School Board

Burlington's Board of Education held a 20-minute special board meeting Sept. 30. The purpose was to approve the 2019-2020 Estimate of Needs to be sent to the excise board for certification. All but one board member was present including Terry...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    October 16, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve purchase of Cat grader

At the Woods County commissioners' special Wednesday morning meeting Oct. 9, commissioners John Smiley, David Hamil and Chairman Randy McMurphy approved action to purchase a new Cat grader for District 3. The grader was purchased from Warren Cat...

 

Freedom school board discusses another bond election attempt

Another attempt at a bond election was the primary topic at the Freedom School Board regular monthly meeting Monday evening, Oct. 14. Weber included a report from the last attempt at a bond election, which failed, and several other documents related...

 

South Barber FFA sells 29 members at work auction

New ag teacher and FFA Advisor Tommy Hutson gave South Barber's FFA Work Auction a facelift of sorts. Monday night over 60 members of the community dined on pork loin, brisket, calf fries and all the...

 

South Barber Board approves safe room contract

South Barber's Board of Education met for their regular October meeting Monday night. President Mark Pollock called the meeting to order with the following members present: Melissa Simpson, Bryan Quick, Deb Helfrich and Mariah Doherty. Ryan Molz and...

 

CROP Hunger Walk celebrates 50 years of helping others survive

Sunday afternoon an estimated 30 walkers and three dogs formed the CROP Hunger Walk in Kiowa. Kansas. It was a picture-perfect fall day for the walk. The group started on Main Street and meandered...

 

Waynoka Airport's Young Eagles Rally a high-flying success

The perfect combination of courageous kids, generous volunteers and blue skies made Waynoka Airport's Young Eagles Rally a resounding success. The Oct. 12 event enabled 30 youth (and one adult) to...

 

ASB chosen as Blooming Business of the Month for October

The Alva Garden Council has chosen Alva State Bank as the Blooming Business of the Month for October. ASB's building is surrounded by eye-catching berms filled with colorful plants. Beginning on the...

 

Wheatland Republican Women annual membership meeting

The annual membership meeting of the Wheatland Republican Women was held on Oct. 2 at The Runnymede in Alva. The meeting began at noon with a style show presented by laDeeda’s of Alva followed by a catered luncheon. President Jane McDermott...

 

DAR gives Good Citizens Awards to Woods County high school seniors

In the fall of 2017-2018 school year each high school in Woods County was contracted for the school election committee to select a good citizen from the senior class. After selection the student had available the option of participation in the...

 

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