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Menus for the week of Feb. 18–22

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Whole grain Lucky Charms, toast, applesauce, juice, milk Wednesday – Sausage patty, biscuit, pineapple, juice, milk Thursday – Whole grain Cocoa Puffs, cinnamon toast,...

 

History class added to second eight-week offerings at Northwestern

A new eight-week course within the social sciences department will begin March 11 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for students needing three hours of general education credit this semester. American History to 1877 (HIS 1483) is being...

 
 By Jack Fisher    Local    February 17, 2019 

Veteran care, chapter two

There was not going to be a chapter two, but something showed up on TV last week about veterans that triggered a 15-year-old memory about a Texas veteran. The old story came from a letter to the editor in a south Texas newspaper that served towns...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

After falsely implicating Doc Holliday in the Benson stagecoach robbery in 1881, Big Nose Kate Elder and Doc separated for good. She later claimed she was with Doc when he died in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, but there is scant evidence that her...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 17, 2019 

Talk about scary moments!

Jack and I went to the pinball place at Wichita last Sunday for a round of chasing the silver ball. When we got to the door there was a sign that said closed for a private party. We both started to...

 
 By Jose M Olivero    Local    February 17, 2019 

Get a replacement SSA-1099 tax form

Now that it’s tax season, you might be gathering all of your forms and documentation from the previous year. Sometimes getting all that material together – receipts for donations, business expenses, and travel – can be overwhelming. And losing...

 

Primp for Prom set for March 7-8 in Woodward; donations still accepted

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Department of Social Work and Woodward High School Key Club are sponsoring "Primp for Prom" events Thursday, March 7, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 8,...

 

Cinderella Kids opens Thursday at ACT I

The curtain rises on the ACT I production of Disney's Cinderella KIDS at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23. The timeless "rags to riches" fairy tale is an adaptation of the animated film that features ACT I S...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    February 17, 2019 

Avard Rail Park Authority appoints Allan Poe as board secretary

The Avard Rail Park Authority met Tuesday evening for their monthly meeting with a short agenda. Members present were Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe, Todd Holder and Bob Firth. Woods County Economic Development Director Sonja Williams was also in...

 

Rep. Newton talks about gun bills, abandoned burial plots, school carryovers at Friday's Eggs & Issues

Rep. Carl Newton was in Alva Friday to talk about current legislation, including gun bills. He spoke during the Chamber of Commerce's regular “Legislative Eggs and Issues” Community Coffee, held this time at Northwestern Oklahoma State... Full story

 

Murdock states Senate's goals: budget transparency, agency accountability, education

Sen. Casey Murdock expressed tremendous optimism for the future at Friday's “Legislative Eggs and Issues” Community Coffee, put on by the Chamber of Commerce and held this time at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. “The Capitol building do... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 17, 2019 

Airport Commission hires manager, hears air show plans

The Alva Regional Airport has a new manager, and there’s discussion of an air show in the fall. The Alva Airport Commission barely had a quorum of three members for the Monday night meeting. Present were Dale Logsdon, Terry Turner and Paul Kinzie.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 17, 2019 

City Council to hold public hearing on Young Street Addition

A public hearing on the Planning Commission’s recommendation to deny the Young Street Six Housing Addition plat is scheduled during the Alva City Council meeting Tuesday. The city council meeting, delayed from the usual Monday date by the holiday,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 17, 2019 

Four requests on Tourism Tax agenda

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee is scheduled to hear four requests for funding during the February meeting. The committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Classroom 2 of the Alva Recreation Center. Heartland BEST Robotics is requesting an amount...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 17, 2019 

Ponca City man charged with drug distribution

A Ponca City man is facing a felony drug charge in Woods County following a traffic stop. According to court records, the man was stopped after passing in a marked no-passing zone on a curve. Passing a deputy in a marked patrol vehicle and causing...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 17, 2019 

Freedom man facing two felony firearm charges

A man from Freedom has been charged with two felony counts involving a gun. Joshua Dean Shreeve, 22, of Freedom, has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and with possessing firearms after conviction or during probation. The ass...

 

Area religious services and events

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

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    February 15, 2019

The Christ-centered life

Christianity is not about you and your work. It is about Christ and his work. The Apostle Paul seems to have felt it necessary to constantly re-orient his readers towards this fundamental truth. For example, this is what he wrote to the Colossians:...

 

Spiritually Speaking

I’m sure you’re familiar with that passage of scripture that calls us all to be “subject to the governing authorities.” As a middle-aged citizen in good standing with the City of Alva, County of Woods, and the State of Oklahoma, I rarely...

 

Genealogy group to meet at Sod House Feb. 16

The Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society (NWOGS) will hold their February meeting Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sod House near Aline. The group will leave from the Alva Public Library at 9 a.m. to travel to the Sod House for the 10 a.m. program... Full story

 

In My Corner

When the National Geographic subscription expires, I try to make justification for not renewing the $39 magazine when most other periodicals are $6-$10. The next issue contains an article that blows...

 

Random Thoughts

It makes all the sense in the world for employers to do some research on job applicants before hiring them. One way to do this, of course, is to talk to people who know the applicants. Some employers...

 

If not us, who?

Randon and Kristi Miller met and fell in love while attending Alva High School in the mid-1990s. Kristi was "the outgoing drama person," she said. "I liked anything with a stage." "And I was the quiet... Full story

 

Citizen's Choice Awards gala a night to remember

The Citizen's Choice Awards Gala was held Monday night to honor nine individuals specially chosen by the community for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields. The event, held at the...

 

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