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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 8, 2020 

Monthly reports approved in Alfalfa County

In Alfalfa County, July's beginning brought with it the usual monthly reports of appropriations, alcohol beverage tax allocations, highway expenditures, officer reports, and court clerk management and preservation. Commissioners Jay Hague, Stan...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 1, 2020

Alfalfa County Commissioners deed over building to Great Salt Plains Health Center

This week's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting was far shorter and less crowded than that of last week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall got down to business, beginning with the previous meeting's minutes. Those were quickly approved,...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 24, 2020

Full gallery gets results in Alfalfa County

The gallery was at capacity Monday morning at the Alfalfa County commissioners meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall were joined by Jet's fire chief Colton Castle, Burlington's fire chief Aaron Smith, and Cherokee Rescue's Tyler Rice and...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 19, 2020

Alva officers hold fundraiser for Kids and Cops

Members of law enforcement just wrapped up another successful fundraiser for their program, Kids and Cops. Last Friday, Alva reserve police officer (and deputy sheriff) Keith Dale, along with police chief Ben Orcutt and other available officers,...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 17, 2020

Burn ban in effect for Alfalfa County

Alfalfa County commissioners signed a slew of paperwork Monday morning at their meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall kicked things off with routine items – meeting minutes from June 8, maintenance and operation warrants for payment,...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 14, 2020

Avard Regional Rail Park Authority getting closer to being in the black

The Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met last Tuesday evening – the first meeting since mid-February because of the coronavirus. Members Ed Sutter, Stan Bixler and Allan Poe were present with...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 12, 2020

New WCEDC director looking to bring in new business

Members of the Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) met for a brief meeting last Tuesday morning – the first gathering in months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Rick Cunningham and members Stan Kline, Randy McMurphy and...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 10, 2020

Alfalfa County officials hear two sides to ComData card proposal

Officials in Alfalfa County were able to walk freely through the front doors of the courthouse this week since lifting the COVID-19 restrictions. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall met at...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 3, 2020

It's back to business as usual in Alfalfa County as facilities reopen

It was a big day Monday at the Alfalfa County courthouse, as commissioners decided to unlock the doors to the public after being closed since March. (This includes the fairgrounds in Cherokee.) Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall chose to go...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 27, 2020

Alfalfa County enjoys large road-crossing permit fee

At last week's meeting, after some time without receiving any permit fees, the commissioners approved a $44,000 road-crossing permit. The item was inadvertently omitted from last week's report on the meeting. This week, commissioners in Alfalfa...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 20, 2020

Alfalfa County courthouse closed until June 1

Last Friday, Alfalfa County commissioners (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall ) decided at their special meeting to leave courthouse doors closed to the public until Mon., June 1. The county's emergency manager, Shana Smallwood, told the men...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 13, 2020

Alfalfa County to hold special COVID-19 meeting this Friday

There wasn't much doing at the Alfalfa County commissioner meeting this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall spent the majority of their time giving signatures to the usual orders of...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 6, 2020

Alfalfa County proclaims May 3–9 Oklahoma Home and Community Education week

Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall met Monday morning, starting with the usual items of business: last week's meeting minutes, maintenance and operation payment warrants, and blanket purchase orders. Those were all approved, along with...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 29, 2020

Alfalfa County to go out on six-month bids

For the first time in quite a while, the Alfalfa County commissioners didn't have much paperwork to sign during their Monday meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall signed a few maintenance and operation payment warrants, along with...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 22, 2020

Alfalfa County turns protocol in policy

Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall were present for their weekly Monday meeting. They did what they always do: signed off on the stacks of paperwork awaiting them. They approved the minutes...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 15, 2020

Alfalfa County Courthouse doors to remain locked

Alfalfa County Courthouse doors have been closed (mostly) to the public for almost a month now, and with COVID-19 still threatening, commissioners voted to keep them that way. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 12, 2020

The Ladybugs' biggest loss

High school seniors everywhere are coming to terms with their new reality: high school as they once knew it is over. There will be no prom, no graduation ceremony and no other senior traditions,...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 8, 2020

Alfalfa County tries to get ahead of revenue shortfalls

Commissioners in Alfalfa County met earlier this week, going through the same security measures as others looking to enter the courthouse – answering health questions before signing in. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (joined by...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 1, 2020

Alfalfa County fairgrounds next to be professionally sanitized

Despite all the precautionary measures, commissioners in Alfalfa County met this week as they usually do on Monday mornings. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall started with the routine items...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 25, 2020

Alfalfa County implementing protective measures

An emergency meeting was held in Alfalfa County last week to go over what protective measures will be put in place as COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly throughout the nation. Commissioners Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall faced a gallery...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 19, 2020

Alfalfa County declares state of emergency; enacts new policies and procedures

Alfalfa County officials declared the county a disaster area during an emergency meeting they held Wednesday, Mar 18. (That declaration entitles it to aid, relief, and assistance in regards to COVID-19.) The declaration comes after Gov. J. Kevin... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 18, 2020

Alfalfa County courthouse to take precautionary measures amid virus scare

Despite widespread fears regarding COVID-19, the Alfalfa County courthouse in Cherokee was still up and running Monday morning. The county commissioners had a short agenda, spending much of the meeting signing paperwork. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 13, 2020

Woods County Industrial Development Committee approves audit

Rick Cunningham, Randy McMurphy, Stan Kline, and later, Richard Ryerson, met bright and early this past Tuesday morning for their monthly Woods County Industrial Development Authority (WCIDA) meeting. (Connor Martin was absent due to illness.) Also... Full story

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 11, 2020

Alfalfa County renews interlocal agreements

True to bureaucratic form, the Alfalfa County commissioners spent a good portion of their morning signing heaps of paperwork. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall convened at 10 a.m. to begin the signing process, starting with the maintenance...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 11, 2020

O.K. Co-Op in Kiowa changes management

The O.K. Co-Op in Kiowa changed management in late January, taking on Ernie Theilen as the general manager. Theilen comes from a background heavily peppered with agricultural experience, dating back t... Full story


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