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 By Marione Martin    Local    February 28, 2024 

Woods County Commissioners approve Capron Fire Department request

The Woods County Commissioners approved a Capron Fire Department request, made a fair board appointment and paid for an excavator during their regular meeting Monday morning. All three commissioners w...

 
 By Alivia Seaman    Local    February 28, 2024 

Officer highlight: Rhiata Bouziden

Rhiata Bouziden is currently serving as the Waynoka FFA Chaplin. She is a sophomore at Waynoka Public School. She’s the daughter of Ronnie Bouziden and has two siblings: older brother Rowdy Bouziden and twin brother Rholten Bouziden. This is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 28, 2024 

Woods County Excise Board holds brief meeting

The Woods County Excise Board meeting Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, was routine with Chairman Joe Shirley and member Bob Seivert present. Chris Olson was absent. County Clerk Shelley Reed was also in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    February 28, 2024 

Meet new Kiowa City Administrator Ty Piper

Ty Piper is no stranger to Kiowa, Kansas. His folks are Glen and Donna Piper, who've had lifelong farming interests in this area, and Glen was a longtime South Barber school superintendent. Piper graduated from Pratt, lived in Kiowa some and played...

 

Registration opens March 1 for free summer STEM Camp at Northwestern

Oklahoma students in grades 9-12 in fall 2024 are welcome to register to attend a free summer STEM camp at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva May 27-31. Registration for “Renewable Energy – The Future is Here – Exploring and Learning T...

 

Northwestern President's Leadership Class scholarship deadline is March 4

Enterprising graduating high school seniors planning on attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University this fall are encouraged to apply for the President's Leadership Class (PLC) scholarship...

 

Thomas Jefferson is focus of free program at NWOSU March 5.

Both students and the general public will have the opportunity to learn more about Thomas Jefferson and the American West in a special program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Set for Tuesday, March 5, the program is a part of the NWOSU...

 

Food drive, goodie giveaway at Feb. 24 Ranger basketball games to benefit Campus Food Pantry

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Campus Cabinet Food Pantry is partnering with Northwestern Athletics for a monetary donation/non-perishable food drive at the home basketball games on Saturd...

 

Six events receive funding from Alva tourism tax

The Alva Tourism Committee faced a daunting agenda Wednesday with seven events requesting tourism tax funds. Present for the meeting were Chairman Melinda Barton and members Sadie Bier, Angelica Brady and Scott Kline. Terri Parsons was absent. The...

 

Sale of Share Convalescent property will likely go to a citizen vote

“Have any idea what the holdup is with the sale as far as what the legal reason is?” asked Alva City Councilmember Troy Brooks at Tuesday’s city council meeting. He was referring to the sale of Share Convalescent Home to the Beadles Nursing...

 

Legislators talk about current legislative session

Local legislators talked about what's happening in Oklahoma City during the current legislative session at the Alva Chamber Community Coffee Friday, Feb. 16. The breakfast meeting was held in the...

 

Sample ballots available for March 5 election • Early voting begins Feb. 29

Sample ballots are now available for the March 5 Election. Voters can download a sample ballot using the State Election Board OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or pick up a copy at the Alfalfa County Election Board during normal business...

 

Free seminar on livestock grazing is Feb. 28

Are you making the most of your livestock grazing opportunities? “If Grazing Isn’t the Answer, You’re Asking the Wrong Questions” will be presented in Alva on Feb. 28. The speaker is Logan Pribbeno of the Wine Glass Ranch, Inc. in Nebraska....

 

South Barber School Board hires Madison Hofen as K-12 band and vocal director

It was a three-hour meeting for the South Barber School Board on Feb. 13. First thing, the board entered executive session. In increments of 20 minutes, the board spent an hour and 20 minutes in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel....

 

Burlington School Board renews administrative contracts

Gerrett Spears was named superintendent at Burlington's Board of Education meeting last month. At the Feb. 12 meeting, the board approved Spears' contract as presented. The board also renewed Elementary Principal Stan Pedersen's contract for the...

 

Wakita woman seriously injured in rollover

A woman from Wakita was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Grant County on Sunday. Oletta A. Helms, 62, of Wakita, was transported by Medford EMS to Integris Bass Baptist Medical Center in Enid where she was admitted in serious condition...

 

Burlington Elks new gym is almost ready ... still hard hat area but not for long

It's been years in the waiting, but Burlington Public School in northwest Oklahoma finally has a spacious new gymnasium that's about ready to see action. It appears third time was a charm when the...

 

Nine Northwestern social work seniors begin work experience in Oklahoma, Kansas

Nine Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior social work majors began their field practicum assignments at agencies throughout Oklahoma and Kansas this spring semester. These students must complete 420 contact hours, demonstrate 20 behaviors...

 

60 students present projects at Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair

ALVA, Okla. – Sixty students from six different schools presented 41 projects during the Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair held at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Feb. 8. Since 1957, Northwestern has hosted this science fair that...

 

Northwestern Entrepreneur Seminar Series to spotlight social media

The annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Entrepreneur Seminar Series will spotlight northwest Oklahoma entrepreneurs utilizing social media March 7-8 on the Northwestern-Enid campus. Northwestern students can enroll in this seminar titled ...

 

Northwestern scholarship drive kicks off

ALVA – An annual tradition encouraging the Alva community to invest in the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University began Feb. 14. Off-campus teams, consisting of a community member and either a university or foundation and alumni...

 

Alva delegates attend annual Congress of Mayors

OKLAHOMA CITY – City of Alva Mayor Kelly Parker and City Council members Gail Swallow and Sadie Bier participated in the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) and the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO)...

 

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