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County remains under burn ban
OKLAHOMA CITY – Due to improving wildland fire conditions, Governor Mary Fallin has issued a proclamation reducing the number of counties in the governor’s burn ban from 14 to seven. The change came at the recommendation of Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) after an analysis of the impact of recent r
Libraries Rock! - Programs planned for all ages
Children at Woodward Public Library sample the Libraries Rock corner for the 2018 Summer Reading Program beginning June 4. Students left to right are Ishaan Gandhi, Deeya Gandhi, Preston Rolen, Skylar Rolen, and Lauren Hodgden. (Photo by Elise Solloway)
Number of blood drives coming up
Some blood drives are going on this week in Woodward.On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be at Deepwater Chemicals, 1210 Airpark Rd., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Then on Friday, drives are set at the Woodward Nazarene Church, 400 Downs Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a community challenge drive
City Commission visits several issues
Commissioners also took action on a legal housekeeping issue regarding a small section of land that was, many years ago, deeded from the City of Woodward to Woodward County for use by the USDA Range Research Station. The tiny acreage in question exists now in an area just west of the retainment pond
Residents gather to care for old cemetery in Laverne area
The sun peeked out through clouds and caused shadows to play hopscotch on grave markers well over 100 years old in the old Speeremore Cemetery south and west of Laverne near the Harper-Beaver County line.In the background, the hum of trimmers and mowers temporarily drowned out the song of tree frogs
Woods County commissioners OK with art grant application
Dr. Kay Decker appeared before the Woods County commissioners Monday morning and asked if they would be the required “local governmental agency” to be referenced in grant applications from Freedom West's application to the National Endowment for the Arts.Decker said she has been notified that rural
County to take up Mooreland School plans
Commissioners will take action on an application, request, and PPWP contract for upcoming fiscal year 2018-2019 between William Key Correctional Center and the Woodward County Fair Barn and Woodward County District #3.
Northwest Treatment Center reports van stolen by client
Waynoka Police Officer Misty Smiley was dispatched to the Northwest Treatment Center on Saturday, May 5, at approximately 3:35 a.m. about a stolen vehicle. She was told a client had stolen the large white transport van about five minutes earlier.
Woods County Communications phone log
2:26 p.m. Medic needed at Alva Middle School for a patient unresponsive, failing, kicking and breathing.
Changes coming to school nutrition program
Woodward Board of Education members met on Monday night and approved a measure that will radically change how the district's nutrition program will be run.After a presentation from a representative from OPAA Food Management Incorporated, school board members vote to grant OPAA Food Management Incorp
Economic development foundation for campaign
Over the years, when Oklahoma gets into trouble with its dependence on oil and energy, members of the legislation begin to pull out a favorite buzzword - Diversification.Colten Buckley. 23, is one of four candidates running for Oklahoma house of Representative District 61. He says he actually knows
Open meeting advocate wants governor's job
"Government belongs to the people," Edmondson said. "Every meeting they hold, every document they create – those things do not belong to the legislature, they belong to the people. The legislature should conduct its business in the open, for all to see. Instead, the deals are done, and then spoils a
Airport getting ready for air race, air show
About 30 people attended a meeting for volunteers to help with the air race and air show to be held at the Alva Regional Airport. Events will be held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting on June 19. April Mills told the Alva Airport Commission Monday that several have taken the online bri
Long agenda for Alva City Council Monday
After handling minutes and claims, the council will hear a number of reports from city-related meetings, from the mayor and from the city business manager.
Bugs shine in NWOBCA All-Star Game
ALVA, Okla. – In his first at-bat, T.W. Beiswanger started the Northwest Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game with a bang as he was one of five Alva High School players who competed in the annual event.
Smith employed as Waynoka High School principal
Board members of Waynoka Public Schools met Monday night, May 7, for their regularly scheduled meeting with all five members present. Discussion (and ultimately approval) of the consent agenda ensued with Superintendent Scott Cline explaining the school's financials. He said that child nutrition cos
Boomers add more medals at state track meet
YUKON - Woodward added medals in four more events at the Class 5A state track championship here Saturday afternoon.Paige Hughes took second in the long jump, Garrett Collier third in the 400 meters, Miles Kahoe fourth in the 800 meters and the 4x400 relay team of Trace Ham, Cade Stephenson, Kahoe an
Alva woman charged with trespassing
Officer Franta contacted Undersheriff Dale, who found report 2018-0015 that states on Jan 11, 2018, Officer File issued a trespass warning to Borneman, and she understood if she returned to the property she would be arrested.
Freedom Town Board discusses websites
Another approach suggested was that each entity should be responsible for their own event if they wished website presence. For example, the Freedom EMS recently hosted a mud run as a fund-raiser. Should the city be involved in publicity for that?
Alva Hospital Authority holds May meeting
Allen welcomed three new staff members: Shirley Conaway, medical assistant in the Lawrence Clinic; Kristi Moorman, human resource director; and Jennifer Horn, moving over from the nursing home in materials management.