Articles from the January 3, 2018 edition


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  • Alfalfa County court filings

    Jan 3, 2018

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filings Lance Lane Strait, Enid, 55, has been charged...

  • Alfalfa County marriage filings

    Jan 3, 2018

    Marriage Filings Darrel Lee Boydston, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Melissa May Sherwood, Jet, have filed for a marriage license with certificate ($5). Kyle Jacob Stonehocker and Mary Shycotta Renee Tomlinson, both of Carmen, have filed for a marriage license ($50)....

  • Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

    Jan 3, 2018

    Monday, December 25, 2017 7:39 a.m. Man reported sitting at the gas pumps in Goltry with the pickup running. 7:55 a.m. Six head of cattle reported out and the fencedown. Advised possible owner. 6:08 p.m. A calf reported out on US-64. 10:42 p.m. Neighbor's dog reported to have charged her husband earlier and she wanted this dog to be taken care of. Advised animal control. Told reporting party (RP) it would be the next day before they could be there. RP advised she wanted something done and wanted an officer on her doorstep that night. Officer...

  • Alfalfa County real estate transactions

    Jan 3, 2018

    Real Estate Transfers Book 821 page 90: Roger L. Nichols, a single person; Cody M. Ward, a single person; Roger Scott Nichols and Valerie Nichols, husband and wife, unto Arthur E. Shepard and Loretta Shepard, husband and wife. Lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, block C Bonham's first addition, Helena, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 821 page 95: Justin Slovacek and Regina Slovacek, husband and wife, unto Samuel A. May Jr., a single person, and Justina M. Zimbelman, a single person. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, block 19 in original...

  • Barber County court filings

    Jan 3, 2018

    Limited Civil Filings Neurology Consultants of Kansas LLC vs. Richard Loewenstein: debt collection. Domestic Relations Alicia Ann Herity vs. James Patrick Herity: marriage dissolution/divorce. Trenton Paxson vs. Shawna Kingery: non divorce-visitation, custody, etc. Traffic Filings Deborah Eleanor Barker has been cited for maximum speed limits ($171). Larry D. Barker has been cited for maximum speed limits ($195). Terrance Michael Cason has been cited for maximum speed limits ($258). Jessica E. Chegwidden has been cited for maximum speed limits...

  • Commissioners set tentative election date

    Brian Thomas|Jan 3, 2018

    The Alfalfa County commissioners met Wednesday, Dec. 27, rather than at the usual Monday morning meeting time, as Monday was Christmas Day. All commissioners were present as well as Nancy Lambert, Laneta Unruh, 911 Supervisor Sarah Wagner and Colton Castle of Jet Fire Department. After the call to order the invocation and flag salute was given by Lambert. The minutes from the previous meeting with the M&O warrants, payroll warrants, road crossing permits and blanket purchase orders were approved by the commissioners. Six-month bids were opened...

  • Man faces ten charges in stolen pickup investigation

    Marione Martin|Jan 3, 2018

    A pipeline company reported a pickup stolen in Dewey County in September 2017. The pickup was believed to have been located at a job site in Alfalfa County, and the sheriff’s office was asked to investigate. According to court papers, Richard Cooper from Gateway Pipeline Company talked to Alfalfa County Dispatch by phone on Dec. 15 saying a 2016 Chevrolet single cab pickup had been stolen from a job site in Dewey County in September. The theft had been reported to the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office. Cooper said he believed he had located the...

  • Enid man arrested for drugs after traffic stop

    Marione Martin|Jan 3, 2018

    An Alfalfa County deputy checked on a report of a possible impaired driver Dec. 26. The driver was found to have a warrant from another county and now faces numerous charges in Alfalfa County. According to court records, about 9:32 a.m. on Dec. 26, Deputy Thomas Wilson was dispatched to check on a report of a possible drunk driver on SH-45. When he located the westbound vehicle, he saw it was weaving excessively across the highway lines, once leaving the road completely. Deputy Wilson made a traffic stop west of Carmen near County Road 530....

  • KDH to see change in administration, buys new equipment

    Yvonne Miller|Jan 3, 2018

    Kiowa District Hospital Board President Pat Myers called the monthly Dec. 21 meeting to order in the clinic lobby. All members attended including Jeff Miller, Jim Parker, Chantae Simpson and Miranda Allen. CEO Margaret Grismer sat at the board table. Other hospital employees present were: CFO Janell Goodno, Hospital DON Heidi Courson, Manor Administrator Kim Balding, R.N. Robyn Whitaker and Tara Girty of the business office. Cohesive members present were Godwin Fey, founder/presdent; Mike Hand, CFO; and Ivy Bowden, corporate compliance...

  • Town hall meeting to be held in Woods County

    Jan 3, 2018

    Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt plans to hold a public event in Woods County titled “Oklahoma's Turnaround.” This meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 1-2 p.m. at the Northwest...

  • Lynn Says

    Jan 3, 2018

    (From a website called Ugly Hedgehog) A group of 12 women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?” All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?” Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember. The women were then told to take out their cellphones and text their husband, “I love you, sweetheart.” Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with...

  • Cleo Springs man dies in collision with train

    Marione Martin|Jan 3, 2018

    A Cleo Springs man died in a collision with a train Monday, Jan. 1. Timothy J. Leierer, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene with massive head, trunk internal and leg injuries by Alfalfa County EMS. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the collision occurred at 4:23 p.m. on County Road 740, one-tenth mile south of Caddo Road. The location is approximately one mile south and 1.5 miles east of Goltry in Alfalfa County. Leierer was driving a 2009 Dodge Ram southbound on County Road 740, a dirt road, and approaching the railroad crossing when...

  • LAWRENCE 'LARRY' DAVID BURNETT

    Jan 3, 2018

    Lawrence "Larry" David Burnett, 81-year-old Gage, Oklahoma, resident, passed from this life on December 30, 2017. Larry was born July 20, 1936, to Donald C. and Marcella (Weaver) Burnett in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Toledo attending the local schools there. At the age of 16, Larry left high school to join the US Coast Guard. After faithfully serving for four years, he returned to Toledo and graduated from Libbey High School. After high school Larry attended college at Northwestern Oklahoma...

  • JOY ELLEN RUPE

    Jan 3, 2018

    HELENA, Oklahoma – Graveside services for Joy Ellen Rupe were held at Square Cedar Cemetery, Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, on December 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. Arrangements were by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. Joy Ellen Rupe, age 70, of Helena entered the Eternal Gates of Heaven on December 28, 2017, in Oklahoma City. Online condolences may be made at www.lanmanmemorials.com. She was born in California on February 23, 1947, and lived in Modesto, California, for many years. She retired after m...

  • LEVETA DOTTERER

    Jan 3, 2018

    Leveta Dotterer, 89-year-old Woodward resident, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Grace Living Center in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bill Moore and Reverend Scott Hofen officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Leveta Eldena (Hofen) Dotterer was born September 14,...

  • 2017 Review: Smith home destroyed by fire

    Jan 3, 2018

  • 2017 Review: Faulkner wins cooking competition

    Jan 3, 2018

  • Amorita/Byron firefighters rescue bird dog from abandoned well

    Jim Feist|Jan 3, 2018

    The Burnet family of Manchester has owned a large parcel of grass land in Alfalfa County for five generations. This land was homesteaded in 1893 and at one time probably had a family living on each quarter-section. My grandfather also homesteaded land in Manchester. I was raised on his Centennial farm. I have had the Burnets' 1,600 acres leased for hunting for 23 years. As a protection from fire danger and ease of moving around we mow strips over the entire property for the deer and quail...

  • Iran protests: Supreme leader blames 'enemies' for meddling

    NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL|Jan 3, 2018

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Breaking his silence over nationwide protests that included calls for his ouster, Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the demonstrations on "enemies of Iran," saying they were meddling in its internal affairs. The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the demonstrations — the largest seen in Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election — came after a bloody night that saw protesters try to storm a police station and the first deaths among its security forces. The unrest has killed at least 21 people in the past...

  • Man who killed Colorado deputy livestreamed himself

    Jan 3, 2018

    DENVER (AP) — Videos made by the man who shot and killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy after concerns were raised about his mental health show the gunman calling 911 and then opening his apartment door and talking to responding officers before the shooting. The footage , livestreamed on Periscope, was obtained by Denver's KUSA-TV. The station broadcast clips from two videos in which Matthew Riehl says he would not hurt anyone except to defend himself before calling authorities. "Maybe I bought over 1,000 rounds of ammunition from Walmart. It's n...

  • 2 new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns

    ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR|Jan 3, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be two fresh Senate faces and some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19. Looking to prevent a closure of federal agencies, top White House officials planned to meet at the Capitol Wednesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and each chamber's top Democrat. Their goal is to...

  • Deadly cold disrupts US; warming centers open in Deep South

    TAMMY WEBBER|Jan 3, 2018

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures blamed for at least nine deaths have wreaked havoc across a wide swath of the U.S., freezing a water tower in Iowa, halting ferry service in New York and leading officials to open warming centers even in the Deep South. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England. Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit (-24 Celsius) for Jan. 2 set i...

  • US calls on Iran to unblock social media sites amid protests

    JOSH LEDERMAN|Jan 3, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration stepped up its support for protesters in Iran on Tuesday, calling on the government to stop blocking Instagram and other social media sites while encouraging Iranians to use special software to circumvent controls. Following several days of tweets by President Donald Trump rooting on the protesters and declaring that it's "time for change," the State Department took it further, arguing that the United States has an "obligation not to stand by." Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein, in charge of p...

  • California starts recreational pot sales, clients jam stores

    BRIAN MELLEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE|Jan 3, 2018

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — From a pot shop in Santa Cruz that hung a banner proclaiming "Prohibition is Over!" to one in San Diego handing out T-shirts showing the first moon landing and declaring a "giant leap for mankind," the Golden State turned a shade greener with its first sales of recreational marijuana. Ceremonial ribbon cuttings marked the occasion Monday as the nation's biggest producer of illicit marijuana moved from the shadows toward a regulated market. Freebies and food greeted those who waited in long lines to get their hands o...

  • South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic cooperation

    HYUNG-JIN KIM|Jan 3, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul's quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula. In a closely watched New Year's address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he was willing to send a delegation to the Olympics, though he also r...

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