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 By Marione Martin    Local    February 16, 2020 

Guests enjoy a gala evening

Guests arriving for the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala at the Alva Regional Airport could walk to Bob Baker's spacious aircraft hangar or ride in a horse drawn carriage or wagon from Bradt's...

 

Honeyman named Public Safety Professional of the Year

Woods County Deputy Sheriff Adam Honeyman is the Public Safety Professional of the Year. He was presented the award Feb. 10 at the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala in Alva. Honeyman is a 2001 gr...

 

Jordan is named Alva Citizen of the Year

During the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala Feb. 10, Adam Jordan was named Citizen of the Year. Sponsored by the Alva Chamber of Commerce, the awards nominations come from the public. The gala...

 

Citizens choose Holder Drug as Business of the Year

Holder Drug was named Business of the Year at the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala Monday, Feb. 10. Accepting the award were Todd Holder and Sally Eggleston. The Holders moved to Alva when Jim...

 

Leeper is named Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

At the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala in Alva Feb. 10, Kayla Leeper was presented with the Youth Entrepreneur Award. At the age of 9, she made a request to her parents to help others to feel...

 

Martin receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Marione Martin was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala Feb. 10 in Alva. Martin grew up in Missouri where her parents owned a weekly newspaper. I...

 

Arts, music, theatre award presented to Bradt

Alva High School teacher Nick Bradt was presented with the Arts, Music and Theatre Award at the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala Feb. 10. He was ill and unable to attend so his wife Cara...

 

Rader named Educator of the Year

Ron Rader is the Alva Educator of the Year. He was presented with the award Feb. 10 at the 5th Annual Citizens Choice Awards Gala sponsored by the Alva Chamber of Commerce. Rader was born and raised i...

 

Spurgeon receives Healthcare Professional Award

Ruth Spurgeon went to work at Share Medical Center in 1984. She started working there as a nurses aid and unit clerk. At that time she went to Autry Technology Center to be a certified Surgical...

 

Menus for week of Feb. 17–21

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – No school Tuesday – Super chocolate donut or cereal, pears, juice, milk Wednesday – Sausage and egg biscuit or cereal, cinnamon toast, banana, juice, milk Thursday – Mini sausage pancakes or cer...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 16, 2020 

Alva Recreation Complex Board discusses roof repairs

Roof leaks are a continued problem at the Alva Recreation Complex (ARC) fieldhouse. During the quarterly meeting Thursday afternoon, the ARC board members discussed the problem. Present for the meeting were Dr. Troy Smith, Matt Tucker, Shane Hansen...

 

Beadles Nursing Home Sweetheart 2020

Barbara Bouziden, resident of Beadles Nursing Home since February 26, 2018, was elected the 2020 Beadles Valentine Sweetheart by the nursing home staff and was crowned in a coronation ceremony...

 

Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the DAR meeting

Members of the Cherokee Outlet chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently and elected new officers. The officers initially announced by the nominating committee at the December meeting were the following: Joy Reid for Regent;...

 

November Rotary Students of the Month honored

Garrett Ritter Garrett is the son of Westline and Douglas Ritter. High school activities include student council (vice president), Key Club, National Honor Society (vice president), FCA, football,...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Local    February 16, 2020 

Exclusive: Stitt's plan would implement full Medicaid expansion as early as July

Oklahoma could implement traditional Medicaid expansion far earlier than expected. Deputy Secretary of Health and Mental Health Carter Kimble told Oklahoma Watch on Friday that Gov. Kevin Stitt is...

 

Northwest Technology Center Students Placed at the Regional Skills USA Contest

Northwest Technology Center students placed at the Regional SkillsUSA Contest in Fairview. Placing included: Colton Brown, 2nd place, Myles Nixon, 5th place and Paden Porter, 6th place. Harley Bynum...

 

Endowed chair enhances educational opportunities

The Roy Vayle and Leah Beisel Evans Literacy Center Endowed Chair was established to enhance the quality of the offerings in the Literacy Center of the Division of Education, providing additional funds for training and education and to increase...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    February 16, 2020 

NWOSU nursing students prepare for important line of work: pediatrics

A small number of various children of the Alva community visited Northwestern on Tuesday to receive short check-ups from the students in the nursing care of the family course, taught by Assistant...

 

Northwestern Outstanding Senior applications due March 3

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is preparing to once again recognize outstanding seniors at its Spring Alumni Reunion on Saturday, April 25. Seniors who graduated in December 2019 or are set to graduate in spring 2020 are encouraged...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 16, 2020 

City Council to address swimming pool action, manager search committee

The Alva City Council will consider a couple of items relating to work on the Alva Swimming Pool during their February meeting. The council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The meeting is on Tuesday due to Monday...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 16, 2020 

Tourism Committee to consider funding grant to Alva arena

Over the past five years the Alva Arena Authority has worked on plans for an arena and exhibition hall. Meanwhile the Alva Tourism Committee has carefully budgeted tourism tax collections with the expectation of helping the project. In this...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher: Faint voices from beyond the Little Bighorn – Part 2

After decades had passed, Indian accounts of the Little Bighorn battle began to be accepted when they added to or confirmed specific events that had been previously described by reputable sources. However early eastern newspaper reports of the Little...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 16, 2020 

Happy belated Valentine's Day to all you sweethearts

Be sure and watch the Rescue Dog Show on Sunday and Monday evenings. It is pretty cool. The Westminster Dog Show winner this year was a Black Standard Poodle. What do you call too many dogs? Rover...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    February 16, 2020 

Illegal drugs, firearms seized in search of Waynoka home

Six charges, four felonies and two misdemeanors, were filed Friday afternoon against a Woods County resident. The charges are the culmination of an investigation begun in December 2019 by Woods County Deputy Sheriff Adam Honeyman which resulted in a...

 

Church Calendar

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...

 

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