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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    December 11, 2019 

Fair board filing period slated for Jan. 6-10

Officials in Alfalfa County spent the ten o'clock hour of their Monday morning in a warm conference room for their weekly meeting. As the cold wind blew outside, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (who were joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh...

 

Aline-Cleo Elementary Self Control Character of the Month

The Aline-Cleo Elementary Self Control Character of the Month was awarded this past week to: Gracie Brewer, Kaytlin Matsko, Jacoby Gould, Emily Ramey, Macie Curtsinger, Gwyneth Sacket, Addison...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 11, 2019 

Alva man injured in Tuesday wreck

Travis Dale Boham, 37, of Alva, was injured Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, at 6:30 a.m. Boham was driving a 2010 Ford Edge eastbound on Grant Road, four miles west of SH14 in Woods County. The...

 

Freedom Elementary receives an A on state report card

Freedom Public School has received its report card from the state, and the elementary school received an A overall. The elementary school’s report was excellent in most categories. In academic achievement, out of a possible 35 points, Freedom...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    December 11, 2019 

Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration in Medicine Lodge Sunday evening

Take time out during this bustling holiday season to enjoy a few hours of an "Old Fashioned Christmas" celebration in Medicine Lodge at the Heritage Center this Sunday evening starting at 6:30. The ev...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    December 11, 2019 

South Barber School Board names coach, weight room supervisor, accepts teacher resignation

The December meeting of the South Barber Board of Education marked the last meeting for outgoing board members Mariah Doherty and Melissa Simpson. Neither woman opted to file again for their open...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    December 11, 2019 

Woods County Commissioners welcome health department regional director

As of Dec. 1, Terri Salisbury is the regional director for the state health department for this area. She said Woods and Custer counties were recently added to her northwest Oklahoma region, which...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    December 11, 2019 

South Barber Elementary School Winter Concert

This Christmas Program is Fun! The students along with help from their teachers, vocal director Cathy Cox and accompanist Nikki Brattin put on a wonderful Winter Concert....

 

Airport Commission to vote on five-year plan

The Alva Airport Commission will discuss the 2021-2025 capital improvement plans to be submitted to the FAA during their meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the airport terminal. Toby Baker of CEC Engineering has...

 

Northwestern students have an attitude for gratitude

Last month marked the 9th annual Thank-A-Thon event, where students wrote thank you cards and made phone calls to donors of the university, thanking them for their generosity. The event was comprised of two days in Alva, one day in Enid, and one day...

 

Bring back memories through oil painting

"I have been painting, drawing, whatever, coloring since I was a child," says Carla Groschick Miller. The Clinton-based artist's work is featured at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva this month....

 

One of a kind artist

Jay Heinrich is a rarity. He doesn't know of anyone else doing the kind of three-dimensional leather art he does at the same level. Looking at his art, on display at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva...

 

Last Graceful Arts First Friday in 2019

This year is wrapping up quickly, as we go through December. Graceful Arts last "First Friday" for 2019 was this past Friday. There were showings from several artist, crafts for sale, carolers,a book...

 

Alva Robotics Team Technic Gold competed in Denver, Colorado

The Alva robotics team Technic Gold competed in the Rocky Mountain BEST Competition on Dec. 7-8 in Denver, Colorado. The team would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the community for their...

 

Alva's Fifth Grade performed "The Nutcracker Suite"

Kiley Feely directed the Fifth grade in "The Nutcracker Suite" this past Friday to a full house. The stage was packed with excited students in a variety of colorful costumes for the event. Parents,...

 

Santa Arrives in Alva during The Christmas Parade

Lacking snow, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in Alva Saturday in a horse-drawn carriage guided by Jerrad Bradt at the reins. The Christmas parade featured floats, antique cars, city vehicles, local...

 

Tuba players to perform Christmas carols for public Dec. 9

Tuba players of all skills and ages will perform multiple Christmas carols for the annual Holiday Tubas event on Dec. 9 in Herod Hall Auditorium on the Alva campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6...

 

CORRECTION

In “Food bank in high gear for holidays,” published in last Sunday’s paper, the story incorrectly stated that food bank clients do not have to fill in any paperwork. We regret the error. In actuality, food bank clients do have to provide a...

 

Alva State Bank selects 2019 Christmas Card winner

Alva State Bank, in conjunction with Graceful Arts Gallery & Studio, have selected the 2019 Christmas card painting winner: Joplin Bradt. Last month, Graceful Arts Studio hosted a painting class...

 

Marker rededication in commemoration of 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

The importance of the Santa Fe Trail both for travel and commercial purposes in the growth of the United States, along with the dangers and trials it presented travelers, was the focus for the day as...

 

No school board races for Woods County

No school board races developed for the April election in Woods County. Shane Morris filed for seat 5 on the Freedom Board of Education. Incumbent Larry G. Parker has filed for the Alva School Board. Stanley Kline, also an incumbent, has filed for...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    December 6, 2019

With prison staff shortage, Oklahoma looks to hire teenagers as guards

Teenagers, fresh out of high school, could be hired to guard and oversee hardened criminals in Oklahoma’s chronically overcrowded and understaffed prisons. In a little-noticed action, the Oklahoma Board of Corrections passed a set of legislative re...

 

Art and shopping highlight Friday Art Walk tonight

Holiday shoppers are sure to find some great gift ideas during the First Friday Art Walk and Christmas Stroll Friday night in Alva. A number of downtown retailers will stay open late for shopping convenience. From 6 to 8 p.m. the Graceful Arts...

 

Two Vehicle Collision

A two-vehicle collision during the noon hour Wednesday caused a traffic blockage on Oklahoma Boulevard at Noble. Vehicles drove through the parking areas of two businesses to get around the crash....

 

Woods County 4-H Has Talent contest results

Twenty-eight Woods County 4-H members participated in the 4-H Has Talent Contest on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Alva High School Auditorium. The 4-H Has Talent Contest gives members of all ages the...

 

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