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Grow and Share OHCE members discuss personal finances at January meeting

Grow and Share OHCE met for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the business of JoDe Bradt with Bradt serving as hostess. President Janet Cunningham called the meeting order and led the group in the flag salute. A devotion was given by Bradt...

 

Menus for week of Jan. 24–28

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—Pancake on a stick, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday—Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Apple or peach turnover, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Breakfast scramble,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 23, 2022 

Holy mackerel, Mabel

I had hopes 2022 would be calmer, better family health, and less excitement. One out of three isn't bad. Cleo is muddling along and holding her own – calmer and less excitement. Well, the jury is...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    January 23, 2022 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Joe Budney was a happy-go-lucky student at Northwestern during the 1960’s, and generous to a fault. He always paid more than his share of school expenses despite having to live a very Spartan existence to make ends meet. At the end of each school...

 

Coffeetime

Ever received a frantic phone call from someone needing help? Out of nowhere in a dazzling blue sky, that swiftly moving thunderstorm of need rolls in over your nice quiet afternoon. And the peaceful...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 23, 2022 

Woods County EMS Board meets Tuesday

The Woods County EMS Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the courthouse. During the public meeting, the board will consider several actions...

 

Planning meeting for Alva Robotics

The Alva Robotics Team will have a planning meeting at the Alva Public Library on Saturday morning, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend....

 

Woods County Extension hosting Cattle Cake Feeder Calibration Clinics

High prices for conventional feed supplements have producers scrambling for methods to reduce costs this winter. One of the best ways to reduce costs is to improve feeding accuracy when providing winter supplements. How accurate is your cake or cube...

 

Bank It donates over $7,000 to the Alva Wesleyan Food Bank

Bank It: A Habit of Helping Foundation donated $7,446 to Alva Wesleyan Food Bank for Bank It's fourth quarter CommUNITY Vision. Annually, the Bank It board of directors selects 4 worthy local...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 23, 2022 

Alva to apply for swimming pool grant, firm chosen to plan pool and aquatic center

Alva City Council members met for the regular January meeting on Tuesday evening. Normally the meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, but this meeting was delayed a day by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. With the unusual scheduling,... Full story

 

Resources Oklahomans can use for testing and more

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is committed to sharing valuable resources Oklahomans can use during this Covid-19 surge. They are reminding Oklahomans that 9-1-1 is for emergencies, not for a transport for a Covid-19 test.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 23, 2022 

Stolen pickup recovered quickly in Alva

It took a little over two hours for law enforcement to locate a vehicle reported stolen in Alva. The reporting party was James (Jim) Scribner, the elected city marshal of Alva. Woods County...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    January 23, 2022 

Kayla's Kindness Project delivers big gift to Share Medical Center

Entering a hospital while suffering from an unknown cause or a serious injury can be scary. A local girl has spent years easing that transition for hundreds of patients. Alva Middle School student... Full story

 

Paying $1.4 billion over snow storm

When Neil Crittenden heard that an extreme winter storm was about to hit Oklahoma last winter, he did what officials advised him to do and kept his heat on and water running so that his pipes wouldn’t freeze. The 40-year-old Oklahoma City resident... Full story

 

Northwestern Singers to perform special commissioned pieces for community on Jan. 24

A local audience will be treated to a 30-minute "Singers Celebration Concert" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Herod Hall Auditorium to hear three musical pieces...

 

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...

 

New Year's pruning

I come to the beginning of a new year with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I see the beginning of a new year as an opportunity to make the changes I need to be healthier and stronger in heart, spirit, mind and body. On the other hand, I know that...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 21, 2022

God's promise to Abraham

Abraham was revered by the Israelite nation from the time of Moses leading the twelve tribes out of Egypt through the time of Christ. Abraham was the grandfather of Jacob who was the father of the 12 tribes. In Genesis 12 Abraham is given a promise...

 

Taxation

The first of the year finds business-people across America scrambling to send out 1099 forms and sorting receipts for taxes. The deadline for the first one-half of property tax has come, with the...

 

Random Thoughts

As we wind down another football season, now is a good time to reflect upon and examine the careers of some of the past and present athletes who have not only excelled at the sport but made it more...

 

Annual spelling bee

Lincoln Elementary School held their annual Spelling Bee on Jan. 13. A winner and runner-up from each class qualified to participate. Participants were: Fourth Grade Miss Franz's Class — Gavin Lee and Henry Williams Mrs. Denton's Class — Harper...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves monthly appropriations

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning to confirm financial affairs of the county. Present for the meeting were Chairman Joe Shirley and member Bob Seivert. Chris Olson was absent. After approving minutes of the last meeting the... Full story

 

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convenes for January meeting

Members of the Avard Regional Railpark Authority convened for their monthly meeting Tuesday. Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter, Allan Poe and later Todd Holder were present; Bob Firth could not make it. Woods County Economic Development Committee Executive... Full story

 

Covid-19 numbers continue to rise in Alva

The Wednesday report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) shows Alva with 96 active cases of Covid-19, compared to 44 the previous week. Those numbers are updated on Monday and... Full story

 

Kind-hearted Karlie

Karlie Heatherman is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Heatherman. She was born in Pratt, Kansas, and has two younger twin brothers, Newt and Larry Heatherman. Karlie is active in FFA, FCA, basketball, yearbook and student council. During her free...

 

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