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 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

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...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

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...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

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...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

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...

 

NWTC earns 2018 Gold Star Award

Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) was recognized earlier this month as a winner of the Gold Star Award, the highest honor given by the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers (OATC). NWTC is a 12-time recipient of this award. The Gold Star Award...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

Burglary charge against Rock dismissed

A burglary charge against an Edmond man has been dismissed in Woods County Court. On April 10 a warrant was issued for Ryan Todd Rock, 48, on a second degree burglary charge, a felony. Law...

 

Stitt Family Trusts execute agreement to acquire Farmers Exchange Bank, Cherokee

JENKS, Okla. – (BUSINESS WIRE) The Stitt Family Trusts, which collectively own 100 percent of Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company licensed in 41 states and the District of Columbia, announced the signing of a definitive stock...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

Woman reports vehicle stolen by coworker

A vehicle reported stolen in Alva was later recovered in Ford County, Kansas, and the driver was held for local authorities. The vehicle was reported stolen on Aug. 8 about 2:25 p.m. and recovered the same afternoon. Alva Police Officer Brian File...

 

Northwestern 2018 summer session honor roll additions

PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL Graduate and Post-Graduate Students OKLAHOMA ALVA – Kim Trekell CHEROKEE – Martha Royster ENID – Courtney Campbell, Christina Erford, Desireé Powell, Rebecca Reilly PONCA CITY – Abigail Degan STILLWATER – Andrew...

 

Get creative, enter Woods County Fair Duct Tape Division

Do you have a creative flair? Do you like to construct items that are useful and unique? Then you may want to enter the Woods County Free Fair Duct Tape Division! Requirements for Construction • Items may be made with any color duct tape • Items...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 12, 2018 

Protecting people and looking out for public interest

Mark Myles, a Democratic candidate for Oklahoma attorney general, is running on a platform of protecting people from those who would do them harm. He brings experience in both legal and business...

 

Solar energy considered for arena project

The Alva Arena Authority is investigating using solar energy to provide low cost or no cost electricity for the arena project. During the noon meeting on Tuesday, a representative of Solar FX from Ames, Iowa, presented information in an executive...

 

Fair books available now for the 2018 Woods County Free Fair

Fair books and entry tags may be picked up at the Woods County Extension Office located on the ground floor of the Woods County Courthouse. Poultry and rabbit exhibits and the Oklahoma Home and Community Education Group exhibits will be required to h...

 

Girl Scout sign up Friday night

Kiddos are back to school and so it's time to register for Girl Scouts for the upcoming year. The local Girl Scouts are holding a party at the Girl Scout Hut in Hatfield Park on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The whole family is invited to come...

 

Lutheran Early Care Education Center to close doors

Zion Lutheran Church announces that the Lutheran Early Care Education Center will cease operations. This decision was not made lightly. Rising costs of operations and maintaining staff have hindered Lutheran Early Care for many years. Currently...

 

August program for the Northwestern Oklahoma Genealogy Society

The August NWOGS guest speaker will be Lakin Ragains-Kastl who will present methods she used to publish her book “Relentless,” which is about the 1947 Woodward Tornado, on Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alva Public Library. Kastl grew up in...

 

Northwestern announces 2018 summer session honor rolls

Honor roll listings for the 2018 summer session at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced. All students – undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate – on the president’s list have a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in a minimum...

 

Washington Elementary Teacher Receives Award at HSOk Reception

OKLAHOMA CITY – Educators from across the state gathered in the heat of the summer to go to school. They spent two days at the annual Healthy Schools Oklahoma's Summer Health Institute. Teachers...

 

Sharon Batchelder selected as Campus Kudos winner for spring 2018

Sharon Batchelder, police officer for the Enid campus at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2018 spring semester Campus Kudos...

 

Town of Freedom August purchase orders

General Fund POs Pioneer Telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone (7/18-12/18) – $2,700 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (streetlights, af/am, town (7/18-12/18) – $5,400 SPC (office supplies, 7/18-12/18) – $1,000 Dacoma Co-op (fuel and...

 

Sign up for Red Bluff Classic Run

Entry forms are available for the Freedom Red Bluff Classic Run to be held Saturday, Aug. 18. Age divisions start at 0-10 and extend to 56 and above. Entrants will have a choice of two distances: the fun run and the 5K. A T-shirt comes with payment...

 

Share Medical Center named critical access hospital

Share Medical Center received some long awaited and exciting news Friday afternoon. They have been working diligently for over a year to have CMS change their designation to a Critical Access...

 

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