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 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

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 4, 2020

Alfalfa County commissioners appropriate funds

Spring was in the air Monday morning when commissioners in Alfalfa County met for their weekly meeting. With a pretty easy agenda in front of them, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall began by deviating slightly from the usual orders of busines...

 

Quiet week in Alfalfa County

Commissioners in Alfalfa County didn't have much on their agenda this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall convened at 10 a.m. Monday morning and, like usual, were joined by county clerk Laneta Unruh and administrative assistant Nancy...

 

Piling on kindness; Fundraiser helps girl help others

What started out as a young lady's 4-H service project has quickly turned into a fundraising phenomenon. Kayla Leeper, 11, the founder of Kayla's Kindness Project, just wrapped up her second annual...

 

Alfalfa County to get new hydraulic excavator

The commissioners in Alfalfa County didn't have a long agenda to tackle this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall kicked off their meeting signing a contract on a 2020 Caterpillar 323 TC Hydraulic Excavator from Sourcewell (a public...

 

Lt. Governor's annual turkey hunt on the horizon

It had been a long time since the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority convened in executive session, but the streak was broken this past Tuesday night. Chairman Stan Bixler and members Ed Sutter and Todd Holder were present while members Bob Firth...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners proclaim Feb. 17-21 Farm Bureau Week

County farm bureaus will celebrate the organization's dedication to agriculture as the base of Oklahoma's economic prosperity, as Oklahoma Farm Bureau Week was proclaimed for the week of Feb. 17-21,...

 

Short agenda makes quick work in Alfalfa County

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year but at Monday morning's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting, you couldn't tell it. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall braved the cold morning air to convene at 10 a.m with county clerk...

 

Rep. Carl Newton: 'James Crabtree Correctional Center is in danger'

The unseasonably warm temperature Monday wasn't the only thing out of the ordinary during the Alfalfa County commissioners meeting: Dr. Carl Newton, Oklahoma Representative of District 58, made a proverbial emergency landing at the tail-end of the me...

 

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