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Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 18, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley The...

 

Freedom school calendar

April 23: 6 p.m. FFA Banquet at American Legion Building April 30: 6:30 p.m. Sports and Academic Awards Banquet at American Legion Building May 4: 2-6 p.m. OBI Blood Drive May 12-13: Semester Tests May 13: 8:30-11 a.m. Freedom School Little Olympics...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    April 22, 2021 

Luddington, Bixler sworn in as Town of Freedom trustees

The Town of Freedom Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at its regular meeting April 14: Kama Luddington and Matt Bixler. Also present were Shad Brackin, whose seat on the board is still being contested; Trustee Concha Herrera, who finished...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2021 

Woods County Excise Board holds April meeting

The monthly meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held Wednesday morning in the county commissioners’ office. Present were Chair Chris Olson and member Joe Shirley. Bob Seivert was absent. It was a very short meeting. The board members...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2021 

Equalization board approves Freeport Exemptions

The Woods County Equalization Board met Wednesday morning to address issues involving county taxes. Chair Chris Olson opened the meeting with Joe Shirley, Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson and Wood...

 

Cherokee School Board approves reduction in force

In a quiet special meeting Monday night – a public hearing on the school's reduction in force – the Cherokee school board voted to approve the measure, which reduced the school's staff by four: a librarian, a band instructor, an elementary...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Jet resident injured in two-vehicle collision

A Jet resident was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Garfield County Monday morning. Diana Cheslic, 69, of Jet, was transported by LIFE EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

New election to be held for Freedom Trustee 3

A hearing before District Judge Justin Eilers last Wednesday, April 14, determined there was no way to determine with mathematical certainty the outcome of the race between incumbent Shad Brackin and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Woods County 522 EMS Board applications available

Last week, the Woods County commissioners approved an application form for those interested in serving on the county’s 522 EMS District Board. County voters approved the 522 district, which will...

 

South Barber School changes some spring event dates

The High School Awards will now be held April 28, the same date as Baccalaureate. The awards presentation is still at 10 a.m. Baccalaureate is at 7 p.m. The Senior Tea for the senior girls is also that same day, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Kiowa's United...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Kris Gore hired as head coach for Ladybugs basketball

In a special meeting Monday, the Alva Board of Education voted to hire Kris Gore as head coach for the high school girls' basketball team. Gore was also hired as a certified teacher in language arts....

 

Aline-Cleo March Student of the Month

Chloe Kai, junior, was chosen as the March Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. Her school philosophy is, "Push yourself to the reputation you give yourself and make it bigger." She feels...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 21, 2021

Parade Marshall, jockey, rope man, altruistic, people person, entrepreneur

If you've ever met Buddy Williams, you'll most likely never forget him. Known as the "Rope Man" across the country, Williams has never met a stranger among the hundreds, probably thousands of people...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 21, 2021

Decorate your golf cart with western theme for Kiowa's Pioneer Days Parade Saturday

Sounds like the weather could be beautiful this weekend for Kiowa's Annual Pioneer Days. Canceled last year because of the Covid pandemic, the fun weekend is a welcome return to normalcy. Bev Miller...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

We heard 115 Senate bills on the House Floor last week, and the Senate heard 117 House bills. Each chamber still has about 300 measures eligible to be considered by our April 22 third-reading deadline. Once bills pass both legislative chambers, they...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

What are your solutions?

Twenty-six years ago on April 19, 1995, the world was focused on the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. My daughter was attending Oklahoma Christian University in...

 

Senate Review

We’re now approaching the final week to approve policy measures during this legislative session. Last week, we approved about 120 of the 330 eligible measures from the House, so we’ll be working this week to hear and vote on the remainder of...

 

Menus for week of April 19–23

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Pancake, sausage patty, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday – Biscuit and sausage gravy, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday – Kolache sausage and cheese, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday ...

 

Aline/Aline-Cleo Alumni Banquet

The Aline/Aline-Cleo consolidated school district will be honoring it’s 53rd class of graduates when the Class of 1971, celebrating their 50th, plays host to the annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday May 8, 2021, at the Aline Senior Center....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021

Fuel sales up for March at Alva Regional Airport

The Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday, April 12, was brief with no action items on the agenda other than approving the minutes from March 8. Commission members present for the meeting were Dale Logsdon, Paul Kinzie, Calleb Mosburg and Kelly...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021

New council members, treasurer to be sworn in Monday

New council members and the city treasurer are to be sworn in at the beginning of Monday’s Alva City Council meeting. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. At least five of the eight current council members must b...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021

Grab and go browsing working well at Alva Public Library

The "grab and go" policy for browsing book stacks has been going well at the Alva Public Library. At the end of March, the library allowed patrons, including students from the sixth grade on up,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 18, 2021

Four funding requests on Alva Tourism agenda

The Alva Tourism Commission has several requests for event funding on the agenda for Wednesday’s regular meeting. They will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of City Hall. The Northwest Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association is requesting...

 

Woods County emergency responders receive meritorious award

Three Woods County emergency responders receive the Meritorious Award from the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association. From left are Alva Fire Chief Bryan Miller, Woods County 911 Supervisor Ashley...

 

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