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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 6, 2022 

Alfalfa County officials sign beginning-of-month paperwork

The Alfalfa County commissioners met Tuesday this week due to the July 4 holiday. Because it's a new month, monthly reports, appropriations and alcohol beverage tax allocation paperwork were ready to be signed. Also signed were the last meeting's...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 6, 2022 

Hamburger Feed/Auction for Freedom Gates Boys Ranch Saturday at Heritage Center in Medicine Lodge

This Saturday July 9 you have an opportunity to support the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch (FGBR) at Hazelton, Kansas, where troubled young men are taught to have a relationship with God, to develop a work...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 6, 2022 

From zero to six siblings

January 22, 2022, Alva woman Peggy O'Neil, a resident of the Homestead, got her mail and sat down with a cup of coffee to open it. "I saw a letter hand addressed to me and I didn't recognize the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 6, 2022 

Kiowa City Council needs people to mow, approves chip and seal, swimming pool good

This is a culmination of Kiowa City Council action taken from the numerous June meetings that has not already been reported in the Newsgram. The councilpersons are: Janet Robison, B.J. Duvall, Brian Hill, Jason Thayer, Tom Wells and Mayor Bill...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    July 6, 2022 

Session 2 Alumni Camp

Tayen Redgate and Makinze Smith of the Waynoka FFA attended the second session of alumni camp June 29 – July 2, where they learned how to become better leaders by learning the importance of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 6, 2022 

Scams trending in 2022

Last week, I wrote about the most popular scams in 2021. But what’s happening this year? Avast, who sells security software, has compiled a list of “phishing” scams trending in 2022. Some of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 6, 2022 

Woods County commissioners begin fiscal year

The Tuesday morning meeting of the Woods County Commissioners was all about beginning the new fiscal year. Although the meeting was fairly short, the commissioners had plenty of paperwork to sign afte...

 
 By Tonya Cater    Local    July 3, 2022

Five Social Security resources that can protect elders from scams

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was on June 15. On this day, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people. Social Security scams are...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 3, 2022

Happy 4th of July

For the people who enjoy celebrations, food, and fireworks, you can party hearty for three days. Dacoma's 36th annual fireworks celebration is July 3. July 4 is Alva's all day fun day. Lots to do...

 

CoffeeTime

Blackened old banana peels, egg shells, used coffee grounds, moldy grapes and dried-up orange skin – the diet of champions. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrition, and guaranteed to make the body he...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2022

Tulsa man charged with making harassing phone calls

Warrants have been issued for a Tulsa man after he allegedly made harassing phone calls to his wife’s phone and to her place of employment in Waynoka. According to court records, on June 8 Woods Cou...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2022

Saving lives, one photo at a time

From the time she was a little girl, Sherry Stinson was always taking pictures with a camera. When her dad passed away in 2019 and the family looked through photos for his memorial, they couldn't...

 

2022 Distinguished Goldbugs named

The Alva Goldbug Education Foundation announces the honorees for the 2022 Distinguished Goldbugs celebration: • Trudy Wheeler (1975), Education • Jason Paris (1993), Arts • David Landreth (1974), Business • Lauren Heaton (2009) and Scott...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2022

Alva School Board hires new teachers

The Alva Board of Education approved contracts for two new teachers and a paraprofessional during their meeting Wednesday, June 29. Superintendent Tim Argo said enrollment begins July 11 for fall...

 

Prussic acid toxicity explained as recent drought ramps up risk

(OSU Extension) – Ranchers turning cattle onto pastures with new forage growth this season should watch out for prussic acid toxicity, a condition fatal to livestock and commonly linked to consumption of Johnsongrass. In counties of Oklahoma that...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2022

Wildlife rehabbing provides subjects for Silva's photography

The soft-spoken Greg Silva is much more comfortable behind a camera than in front of it, but he agreed to a video interview during the Alva First Friday Art Walk July 1. Silva's work is featured this...

 

We need a second Great Awakening

I hope you and your family will have a great holiday this weekend. We can all use some much-needed family time and a great BBQ. Monday night, I hope all your fireworks go off and are loud and bright....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 1, 2022

Waves

If you have been to the ocean, you may have witnessed the overpowering energy in waves. Wave motion is usually caused by the wind and affects the water from the surface all the way to the bottom....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 1, 2022

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death by a hatchet in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home on August 4, 1892. Abby was killed first. In the Borden home at the time of Abby Bord...

 

Northwestern names new executive vice president

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce Dr. David Pecha as the new executive vice president beginning July 1. Dr. Bo Hannaford, who is assuming the role of university president o...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 1, 2022

Woods County Industrial Development Authority bids farewell to longtime member

The Woods County Industrial Development Authority said goodbye to one of its own Tuesday morning. Longtime member and chairperson Rick Cunningham, who is retiring, conducted his last meeting alongside Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, and Connor Martin....

 

Be a doer!

Do you know lazy people? Those people who do absolutely nothing to contribute to the betterment and building up of society? We as Christians can fall into the same rut if we don’t show our faith to God and the world by our actions! We can become...

 

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...

 

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