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 Local    June 16, 2019 

Northwestern to offer juniors tuition-free concurrent courses

As part of a one-year pilot program, Northwestern Oklahoma State University will offer qualified high school juniors tuition free enrollment in up to six credit hours. Northwestern will waive up to three credit hours of tuition for the fall 2019...

 
 Local    June 16, 2019 

Firearms Training Simulator open house slated at NWTC, Alva Campus

Several months ago, Ti Training Use of Force Training Simulation equipment was installed at the Northwest Technology Center, Alva Campus. This equipment is being used to train law enforcement officers throughout the state to safely handle situations...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 16, 2019 

Golf tournament on Alva tourism agenda

Only one funding request is scheduled for the Alva Tourism Tax Committee meeting in June. The committee will meet Wednesday, Jun. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. The Nescatunga Golf Tournament is requesting tourism tax...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 16, 2019 

Fire department seeks to bill for services, equipment use

Budgets for next year will highlight Alva city meetings Monday evening. A new item is a resolution to allow the fire department to bill for hourly rates and materials used when responding to incidents. The city council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 16, 2019 

Swimming pool bond election set for Aug. 13

In a special meeting Tuesday, June 10, the Alva City Council approved a resolution calling for a $2.5 million bond issue election. That resolution, which contains the wording that will be on the... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 14, 2019

Census 2020: Priority for Department of Commerce and Woods County

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) met Tuesday morning, chaired by Rick Cunningham with members Stan Kline, Connor Martin, Richard Ryerson and Randy McMurphy present. They looked over and approved the financial report and when... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 14, 2019

City to install meters, start billing airport water users

Much of the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night was spent in discussion of water. Board members talked about charging individual and business water users at the airport and about water drainage issues. Airport Manager Greg Robinson handed... Full story

 

Tom Ward to highlight Mineral Owners Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Woods County Mineral Owners Association annual meeting on Thursday, June 27, at the Alva campus of the Northwest Technology Center located at 1801 South 11th St. in Alva. Tom Ward will be the guest speaker for the...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 14, 2019

Avard Rail Park Authority discusses obtaining an expansion rendering

A proposal from an engineering firm to provide a true rendering of an expansion project of the Avard Regional Rail Park was given to the park's authority Tuesday evening. Graham Engineering submitted a proposal at the behest of Woods County Economic... Full story

 

Summer JumpStart Program starts at Northwestern

Members of Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Student Support Services began their summer JumpStart program on the Alva campus June 3. This is the third year for the summer program, which will... Full story

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 13, 2019

Nixon hosts first Tator Tot Memorial Roping Series rodeo

Man's best friend goes beyond a lifelong companionship. Tator Tot Nixon was a Freedom community well-known corgi owned by a Freedom High school '87 graduate and longtime community member, Kari Nixon,... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 13, 2019

New businesses speak to WCEDC

Hospice is not just for people who dying. That's the message Sasha Brooks, patient care coordinator for Faith Hospice for western Oklahoma, wants people to understand. Brooks and Tabitha Talley, RN,... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 12, 2019

KDH hires architect firm to build Behavioral Health/Wellness Addition

At the May meeting, the Kiowa District Hospital board of directors elected to keep their officers the same: President Pat Myers, Vice President Jeff Miller, Secretary Jim Parker, Treasurer Chantae Simpson and Director Miranda Allen. Others attending...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 12, 2019

Cherokee School music teacher resigns

By Stacy Sanborn School board members in Cherokee met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting to take care of a few housekeeping items. They started with the approval of the consent agenda (comprised of routine items), which included the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 12, 2019

Many personnel changes at South Barber USD255

The South Barber Board of Education met for their June meeting Monday evening with a full agenda highlighted with many personnel changes. Board President Mark Pollock called the meeting to order with all members present including: Mike Miller, Ryan...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 12, 2019

Freedom School Board hears plans for stringent cost cutting

At its June 10 regular meeting, Superintendent James Miller spoke to the Freedom School Board at length – using numerous spreadsheets and charts – about how he is attempting to find ways to reduce expenses for next school year. Revenue...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 12, 2019

A mission trip for Mennonite Youth – an answer to prayer for Freedom Gates Boys Ranch

"What a great time of fellowship and hard work," Freedom Gates Boys Ranch (FGBR) President Michael Simpson said. He was referring to the first week of June when youth from the Cedar Crest Mennonite...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    June 12, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve BJCC inmates working as cooks at senior center next year

At the Woods County commissioners regular meeting Monday, June 10, commissioners John Smiley, David Hamil, Randy McMurphy (with the assistance of County Clerk Shelly Reed) approved a number of regular items, including minutes of the June 3 meeting,...

 

Northwestern to play host to Blood Drive June 19

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the Student Center Ranger Room. Northwestern Upward Bound program...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2019

Water use by individuals at airport to be billed

The Alva Airport Commission will hold their regular June meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the terminal building. Commission members will hear reports from the city council and from the airport manager. A presentation on the upcoming Alva Fly-in is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2019

Board of Adjustments holding public hearings

The Alva Board of Adjustments will hold public hearings on two items Monday, June 10. The meeting is in the council chambers at City Hall at 6 p.m. Huverton Plain at 615 8th Street has asked for a conditional use permit for a mobile home. Peak...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2019

City council to vote on swimming pool bond issue election

The Alva City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The meeting will cover two topics – a special election for a bond issue for the swimming pool and a public hearing on the...

 

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