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Menus for week of Oct. 26–30

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday — Apple cinnamon oatmeal, sausage patty, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday — Biscuit and sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday — Fruit pizza (yogurt, fruit and crust), cereal, fruit, juice, milk...

 

Tuesday's election: All the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Nov. 3 General Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. • Early voting will be available...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 25, 2020 

Alva Ambulance Service lost a half million dollars last year

Last year, the City of Alva lost over a half million dollars on their emergency medical (ambulance) services. Alva EMS Director Julie Dennis, a member of the Woods County 522 Task Force, gave a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 25, 2020 

Mayor makes appointments to city boards, commissions

Mayor Kelly Parker filled a bunch of positions on city boards and commissions during the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, Oct. 19. Council members present for the meeting were Daniel Winters, Chris Eckhardt, Brandon Sherman, Randy Stelling...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 25, 2020 

City Council declares three properties a nuisance

A public hearing on possible dilapidated properties was held during the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 19. The properties are located at 1208 Fair, 1313 Fair and 1002 Church. Mallory Seevers who lives at 930 Church St. was the only person...

 

AMS September Students of the Month

The teachers at Alva Middle Schoool have selected Ava Sahadi and Trenton Clepper, eighth grade; Kylie Adair and Spencer Smiley, seventh grade; and Kynlee Murrow and Keaton Adair, sixth grade, as AMS...

 

Woods County 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week was Oct. 4-10. During this time 4-H members, leaders, parents and volunteers are given the chance to express their appreciation for the organization, the opportunities 4-H presents them with and the life skills an individual can...

 

Northwestern will honor 2020 graduates in two commencement ceremonies on Dec. 6

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 6, in Percefull Fieldhouse. The 2020 spring and summer graduates will be honored at 1 p.m. and the 2020 fall graduates will be honored at 3:30 p.m. Due to...

 

Coffeetime: It's hot back here

Years ago, when we were a family of two young boys with their Mom and Dad, we traveled quite a bit. We were either headed to a church where Andy was scheduled to speak, or leaving to come home. And...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 25, 2020 

Buckle up girls, it's gonna be a bumpy ride

The weatherman says we are going to have winter temperatures, rain, sleet, snow this week. Stay warm and dry. We watched the presidential debates Thursday evening. It was much tamer than the last...

 

19 Active Covid Cases

Oct. 23, 2020 Woods County 39 Alva 35 Freedom 0 Waynoka 1 Alfalfa County 19 State of Oklahoma 15,740 From Oklahoma State Dept. of Health...

 

Mrs. Clapp's Classroom News

Mrs. Clapp is proud to announce her first nine weeks acclerated reader and pride awards....

 

Mrs. Cunninghams class awards

Mrs. Cunningham is proud to announce her acclerated reading and Pride winners for the first nine weeks....

 

Mrs. Eckhardt's Classroom Awards

Mrs. Eckhardt is proud to announce her classes nine weeks awards in both the Acclerated Readers and in the Pride catagories....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 25, 2020 

Two charged in theft of generator

Two Alva men have been charged in the theft of a generator discovered during a traffic stop. According to court documents, on Sept. 10 Alva Police Officer William Shahan conducted a traffic stop on a white Chrysler Town and Country mini-van on...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 25, 2020 

Man from Cherokee charged with child abuse

A Cherokee resident has been charged with child abuse in Woods County. James Paul Sowter, 31, of Cherokee, has been charged with felony child abuse. The charge is based on an incident that allegedly took place between August 2018 and March 2019....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    October 25, 2020 

Man charged in burglary of Alva Recreation Complex

An Alva man has been charged in a burglary at the Alva Recreation Complex (ARC) after identification from video surveillance. Court records show on Sept. 14 at approximately 8:45 a.m. Alva Police Chief Ben Orcutt contacted Officer William Shahan... Full story

 

Alva's Starbuck named 2021 Teacher of the Year finalist

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister Thursday announced the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year. “These tremendous 12 finalists reflect the best of Oklahoma’s classroom teachers,” said H...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 

It's called hate

1 John 4:17-19 has some interesting words to read that are appropriate for where we are as a community, state and nation. Here is what John says (just in case you do not have a Bible handy), “In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have...

 

New fees established for Alva Animal Pound

It's going to cost more to bail your dog out of "jail." After 45 years, the Alva City Council decided it was time to increase fees at the animal pound. The fee schedule was last changed in 1974....

 

Collections

We all collect something. I wish I had stayed with model airplanes instead of progressing to full-size cars. Like many of my day, I had models hanging from the ceiling in my room. Today we have a...

 

Random Thoughts

In August 1920 the long struggle for women’s suffrage ended in victory when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The road the suffragists had...

 

Brooklyn artist to present talk, workshop at Northwestern

An artist talk and collage/mixed media workshop is planned for Oct. 28 by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program’s October artist-in-residence Alyssa Klauer, a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. Klauer, who began her... Full story

 

Kyle Hair hired as Northwestern's campus police chief

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a new campus police chief in Kyle Hair. The CLEET Certified Advanced Peace Officer and Firearms instructor spent the last seven years working as a park range...

 

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