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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 27, 2021 

Alfalfa County looking to hire part-time help for 911 department

In last week's Alfalfa County commissioner story, it was reported there were no changes to district boundaries. Though accurate and no actual boundaries changed, there was a slight change in population, causing residents of Nescatunga to be added to...

 

Booster doses now available for Moderna and Janssen Covid-19 vaccines

The Woods County Health Department is now accepting booster dose appointments for all three authorized or approved Covid-19 vaccines in the United States; Pfizer, Moderna and J&J. For those who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, t...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

An arrest warrant led to drug charges for Cherokee woman

A Cherokee woman arrested on a warrant and larceny of merchandise later had drug charges added. According to court records, on Oct. 18 at approximately 8:31 p.m. Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

Woods County Excise Board approves annual budgets

This is a busy time of year for the Woods County Excise Board as they approve budgets from various county entities in addition to their regular work. The excise board met Monday afternoon in a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

Woods County EMS Board holds first meeting

The first meeting of the new Woods County EMS Board was held Monday afternoon in the county courthouse conference room. The board members were appointed on Oct. 18 by the Woods County Commissioners....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

Woods County EMS Board holds first meeting

The first meeting of the new Woods County EMS Board was held Monday afternoon in the county courthouse conference room. The board members were appointed on Oct. 18 by the Woods County Commissioners....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

Woods County budget $872,000 lower for this year

The Woods County estimate of needs budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, is about $872,000 less than the previous year. This year the county budgeted $12.6 million. The Health Fund is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 27, 2021 

Another person charged in Vance farm burglary

Charges have been filed against another person in the March 2020 burglary at the Vance farm south of Helena on Beckham Road. Ronna and Roderick Vance learned about a possible break-in from a...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 27, 2021 

City of Kiowa water project well over half finished; unexpected news

When the Kiowa City Council opened their October meeting they were in for a few surprises. Councilmember Jason Thayer told his fellow councilmen he might not be there for the next meeting. In fact, he might be moving 1,500 miles away. “Just a...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 27, 2021 

New school museum to be open during Kiowa's Fall Fest Sunday

This Sunday is not only Halloween, but it's Kiowa's Fall Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. There's all kinds of fun games, pumpkin carving and decorating contests, and Halloween costume contests. A highlight is...

 

No agreement on suspension of zoning changes for Alva

The main discussion during the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 18, concerned rezoning requests. First, the council considered a change in zoning to 411 Olive Street. The Planning Commission approved changing that property from RG8 to RG6....

 

Northwestern recognized as a top school in healthcare education

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been named one of 2021’s best schools for partially online programs and courses in healthcare education by EduMed.org. EduMed.org created a Most Affordable Online DNP Programs list from its evaluations of...

 

Northwest Oklahoma to observe Kindness Day on Nov. 12

Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate without expecting praise or reward. Although being kind to one another is encouraged every day, Northwestern Oklahoma State University employees and students in Alva, Enid and...

 

Kephart, Smith selected as Campus Kudos winners

Jacqueline Kephart, payroll clerk with human resources at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by the Staff Council as the recipient of the 2021 spring semester Campus Kudos Award...

 

Sleepy truck driver injured in rollover

A sleepy truck driver had a rude awakening Friday morning when his vehicle went off the road and rolled. Robert Ray Burdette, 59, of Woodward, was transported by Major County EMS to St. Mary’s...

 

Drug free looks like me

If you see an Alva student hurrying to school in pajamas Monday, it’s not because they overslept. This is Red Ribbon Week, and Alva students are participating by wearing various themed apparel. Red...

 

Covid-19 numbers coming down in state but up in Woods County

While the number of active Covid-19 cases continues to decrease in the state, some Woods County communities have had increases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) says as of Wednesday,...

 

Miss Northwestern, Outstanding Teen to be crowned Oct. 31

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Liberty Bird and Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen Libby Williams will pass on their crowns Sunday, Oct. 31, to the two women who will be chosen to represent the university at the Miss Oklahoma...

 

Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

Four Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the 2021 Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation. Those awarded...

 

Avard Rail Authority holds monthly meeting

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met on Thursday afternoon instead of on Tuesday as originally scheduled. Stan Bixler, Bob Firth, and Allan Poe were present to kick off the meeting since they were enough to call a quorum. (Todd Holder and Ed...

 

Swallow appointed to Alva City Council

The first order of business for the Alva City Council meeting Monday was the appointment of Wanda Gail Swallow to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat. Brandon Sherman moved outside the city limits and was no...

 

Five appointed to Woods County 522 District EMS Board

The Woods County commissioners have named five people to the 522 EMS Board. Ambulance directors from Alva, Freedom and Waynoka participated in selecting the five from those who submitted applications....

 

Town of Freedom applies for $65,000 to help finish gas line replacement

The Town of Freedom held its regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees Wednesday, Oct. 13. New board member Michelle Shelite was there, as was Mayor Kama Luddington. Trustee Matt Bixler was absent. County Clerk Cindy Reed and attorney Drew...

 

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