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Deadline to request absentee ballot for March 7 special election approaches

Voters in Alfalfa County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 7 Special Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said today. Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter, provided they...

 

South Barber hosts Central Christian for Basketball Homecoming Friday

Friday night, February 10, the South Barber Chieftains celebrate their basketball homecoming. One of three senior women will wear the crown at a coronation during halftime of the boys game where the...

 

Alva School Board hears about literacy, teacher retention

At their regular meeting on Monday, the Alva Board of Education heard reports from all five school principals on action steps in the updated strategic plan. Board members present were Jane McDermott,...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    February 8, 2023

FFA Week provides time to appreciate the organization

During FFA week, the Waynoka FFA Chapter is very active in the community. It is also a good time to appreciate the great organization and what it does for our country. On Monday, the dress up theme...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Despite the recent round of winter weather, folks have stayed busy at the state Capitol, getting ready for the beginning of the 2023 session, which began Monday, Feb. 6. In recent days and weeks, our appropriations subcommittees have been holding...

 

A whole lot of rules

At some time in high school, I remember learning about Robert’s Rules of Order. I don’t remember if it was in a social studies class or an English class, but I do remember wondering if I would...

 

OBI blood drive looking for 85 donors Feb. 15-16

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 and Thursday, Feb. 15-16, in the Student Center Ranger Room. The blood donor goal...

 

December Rotary Students of the Month honored

Drew Glass Drew is the son of Gregg and Donnell Glass. High school activities include football, basketball, track, golf and Key Club. Activities outside of school include being a community volunteer...

 

Northwestern Scholarship Drive kicks off Feb. 8

An annual tradition encouraging the Alva community to invest in the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University begins Feb. 8. Off-campus teams, consisting of a community member and either a University or Foundation & Alumni Association...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 5, 2023 

Easement approved at Alva Industrial Park

Following the special city council meeting Monday, Jan. 30, the same members met as the Alva Utility Authority. Under discussion was a request for an easement to Michael S. Terrel, his successors and assigns. Mayor Kelly Parker explained the land...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 5, 2023 

Alva City Council approves purchase of new fire truck

The Alva City Council held a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 30, to consider a proposal to sell an older fire truck and purchase a newer one. Troy Brooks was the only council member absent. Alva Fire Chief Bryan Miller presented several pages of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 5, 2023 

Citizen petition audit finds no fraud, no official action required

Late Thursday, the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector published the findings of a citizens’ petition audit of the City of Alva. Since no fraud was found, no further action will be taken. Mayor’s Statement Alva Mayor Kelly Parker issued the...

 

Church Women's Intra-City Salad Supper to be Monday at 6 p.m.

A favorite annual tradition, the Church Women's Intra-City Salad Supper, will be held this Monday evening at a new time: 6 p.m. The event is open to all women in the Alva church community. Organizers suggest participants “bring a favorite salad to...

 

Alva Robotics Team meeting

The Alva Robotics Team is invited to meet at the Alva Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. Alumni team members and families are encouraged to attend to discuss plans for the upcoming 2023 Heartland BEST season....

 

Northwestern's SWAT chapter donation for Compassion in Action Dignity Drive

Students in the Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) chapter at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently completed their Compassion in Action Dignity Drive for the 2022 fall semester....

 

Share Medical Center has all-new hospital beds

When Alva Hospital Authority (AHA) trustees arrived for the Jan. 31 meeting, there were hospital beds in the hallway outside the meeting room. These were some of the old beds displaced by new modern ones. They’re in storage while the hospital...

 

Alfalfa county commissioners hear about SandRidge tax protest

Alfalfa County commissioners Nate Ross, Mike Roach and Garret Johnson gathered for their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 30. After initial routine business, the group listened to a lengthy presentation by Alfalfa County Assessor Jennifer Roach. Roach...

 

Students evacuated for fire alarm at Cunningham Hall

During the dedication of the newly renovated Cunningham Hall Friday, Jan. 20, Northwestern Oklahoma State University student Shayna Miller said, “New buildings come with fun surprises. When we...

 

Cherokee students vying for state FCCLA office

Davin Budy and Hope Jordan of Cherokee have made it to the final round of voting for the 2023-2024 state officer team of the Oklahoma CareerTech Family, Career and Community Leaders of America...

 

Manor full, overall stats for 2022 increase from 2021

Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors President Pat Myers called the regular January meeting to order in the Kirkpatrick Conference Room with three other members present including Marcia Cantrell, Jeff Miller and Jim Parker. Chantae Simpson was...

 

Filing opens Monday for the municipal election

Filing opens Monday for municipal candidates in Oklahoma. The filing period is from 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at county election boards. Woods County In Woods County, the...

 

Burlington School Board has brief special meeting

Burlington's School Board met for a special meeting Feb. 24 that lasted about 15 minutes. The purpose of the meeting was to approve an addendum for Gayle McNett who is the school counselor. She recently earned her master's degree in counseling....

 

From Model Ts to space ships

Take one look at the birthday girl VernaLee Lawson's beautiful, almost wrinkle-free skin, and you'd never guess she turned 97 this month on Jan. 11. Kiowa's Senior Citizen Center was full of...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    February 1, 2023

Officer Highlight

Breya Beck is currently serving as the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA chapter reporter. She is the daughter of Britni Beck and has four siblings: Brylee, Briston, Jay and Brexton. She has been in FFA for three years and is a sophomore in high school. Her SAE...

 

Woods County loses over half million in taxes due to ruling

A new ruling declaring waste water lines for oil and gas as exempt from ad valorem taxes has resulted in the loss of tax money to counties and especially to schools. On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Woods...

 

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