Alva will be a less interesting place
July 15, 2020
We were saddened at the newspaper to learn of the passing of Jewel LeDou. I first knew Jewel as a police dispatcher. After her retirement, she was quite active in the Woods County Senior Citizens in Alva, serving for a long time as their president. Jewel was also an employee of the Newsgram for a time.
In 2008 we were having difficulty finding reliable people to work on Tuesday nights getting the Newsgram ready for distribution and mailing. It seemed that some college students and other young people had too many activities or too much of a social life to commit to one night a week.