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Carl's Capitol Comments

We sent a $9.7 billion general appropriations bill to the governor last week. He has until Thursday at midnight to take action on the measure. This budget contains a lot of stuff for the people back home in rural Oklahoma. As chair of the House...

Governments, businesses and individuals all affected by inflation

At the May 16 Alva City Council meeting, the councilmembers were considering a proposal to put a hold on the scheduled utility rate increase beginning July 1. The rate increase is part of an...

Senate Review

With about a week to spare, we successfully passed the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. As required by our state’s constitution, we approved a $9.7 billion balanced budget that utilized our state revenues in a variety of ways – bolstering our savings...

Woods County Commissioners sign payroll, approve loan renewal

The Woods County Commissioners signed payroll checks during their meeting Monday morning. They had to sign their names many times with warrants, claims and blanket purchase orders on the agenda....

Record wheat price near $12/ bushel, but low yields expected for harvest

“We were one rain away from a really, really good crop,” Dacoma Co-op Manager Jake Kelln said of the needed raindrops in April that never fell in that area south of Alva. On Tuesday morning Kelln told the Newsgram, “Since last night it's...

Kyle Rhodes sworn in as new Freedom school board member

The Freedom School Board held its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. The meeting, in the first half hour, started and stopped like a tractor with a clutch problem. Board members Richard Babcock...

First Annual Stateline Ruck March to honor veterans Saturday

The Stateline Post 175 and Sons of the American Legion in Hardtner, Kansas, invite to join in the first Annual Stateline Ruck. It's this Saturday morning, May 28. Gather at Kiowa's Community Building at 7:30 a.m.,to begin the march to the Hardtner...

Tiffany (Rieger) Kippenberger tells BHS graduates 'Never Lose Your Sense of Hope'

"It does not seem possible that I sat in those very chairs nine years ago. At that time I never thought I'd become a surgeon," BHS alumnae Tiffany Rieger Kippenberger told the graduating Class of...

Alfalfa County officials sign FY 22-23 resolutions

On Monday, the Alfalfa County commissioners heard a presentation from Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Board (WOWDB) Executive Director Christi Porter and Business Services Rep Laura Hammontree. The pair were there to have commissioners Mike...

Firefighters rescue 'Cinder' the elk calf from fire's ashes

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage across the American West. Missoula,...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to...

Oklahoma governor signs the nation's strictest abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation's strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced...

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

Three young children die in central Oklahoma fire

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two toddlers and a baby have died in a fire in central Oklahoma. The fire began shortly before noon Sunday in a shed outside a home in Crescent and eventually spread to the home about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of...

Police in Oklahoma Panhandle fatally shoot gun-wielding man

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Police in Guymon fatally shot a gun-wielding man, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. Randal Haynes, 53, of Guymon was dead at the scene of the Monday afternoon shooting in the Panhandle city about 235...

Texas governor: 15 killed in school shooting; gunman dead

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Fourteen children and one teacher were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school Tuesday, and the 18-year-old gunman was dead, Gov. Greg Abbott said. Abbott said a local man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in...

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation's...

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion's forever war

NEW YORK (AP) — They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades. Generations of women came together for a Manhattan protest against the U.S. Supreme Court's anticipated ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. There were women who have been...

Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers

Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse....

CAROL DELIGHT (MELTON) TALLEY

Carol Delight Melton was born on, December 16, 1931, to (William) Nay and Harriet Melton in Sturgis, Oklahoma. The family moved to Alva when Carol was four years old. After graduating from Alva High...

KEVIN CY IRWIN

Kevin Cy Irwin, 54, was born March 11, 1968, in Enid, Oklahoma, to parents Larry and Patricia Haley Irwin, and passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2022. He resided in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, until...

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:11 p.m. – Medic needed for in the 300 block of Cherokee a female who is very weak and has heart condition. 6:11 p.m. – Caller advised of a pick-up truck flipped on its side on Greer and County Road 470. Medic took the...

Alfalfa County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...

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