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Oklahoma House, Senate to meet for organizational day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House and Senate will convene Tuesday for a constitutionally mandated organizational day at the state Capitol where each body will formally vote for its leaders and seat its elected members. The House and Senate...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    January 6, 2021

Kansas GOP Sen. Moran says he'll vote to certify Biden's win

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran said Tuesday that he will vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College, breaking with President Donald Trump and others in the GOP trying to overturn the result. Moran's...

 

Marriage License Filings

David Roy Hughes, Larned, Kansas, and Loretta Jean Utterback, Cherokee: marriage license ($50)....

 

Oklahoma County's first Black sheriff sworn into office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County's first-ever Black sheriff was sworn in on Monday. Republican Tommie Johnson III took the oath of office during a ceremony at his former high school. Johnson, who was elected in November, said the first issue...

 

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...

 

Barber County court filings

Civil Filings John B. Forester Trustee vs. W.A. Newkirk Trusteeship: other real property. Limited Civil Filings Synchrony Bank vs. Stephen Allen: debt collection. Traffic Filings Jason Everett Beveridge has been cited for maximum speed limits...

 

Marriage license filings

David Roy Hughes, Larned, Kansas, and Loretta Jean Utterback, Cherokee: marriage license ($50)....

 

Alfalfa County real estate

Book 865 page 623: Nathan S. Mattison and Erika B. Mattison, husband and wife, conveys unto Nathan S. Mattison and Ericka B. Mattison. Lots 3 and 4 and the east half of the southwest quarter of section 31, township 29 north, range 11 WIM. Quit claim...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 During this day there were two traffic stops. 11:02 a.m. – Report of fraud. Reporting party advised someone wrote a couple of checks on her account. 12:31 p.m. – Caller advised two black individuals that left Dollar Gen...

 

Barber County real estate

Book 145 page 480: Gerard D. Ricke and Carol S. Ricke, husband and wife, convey unto Ronald N. Ketzner, Joyce Ann Kerschen, Mary Short and Jane Ann Ketzner. The southeast quarter of section 1, township 32 south, range 11 West of the 6th PM. Quit...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 6, 2021

Roach sworn in as new Alfalfa County District 2 commissioner

The new year welcomed in new Alfalfa County District 2 Commissioner Mike Roach, who took the oath of office and was sworn in on Monday morning. He took his place at the table with Jay Hague and... Full story

 

Notice to taxpayers for 2021 assessments

Please be advised that Renetta Benson, county assessor, and/or deputies will be at the following places on the dates named, to take assessments for the purpose of listing for taxation all assessable personal property, applications for new or changed...

 

BARBARA FRITZEMEYER

Funeral services will be held at Wharton Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mark Kinkel, pastor of Freedom First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in...

 

EARNEST DEAN RHODES

Earnest Dean Rhodes, son of the late Garnie Lee and Phyllis Ann (Wanger) Rhodes, was born June 10, 1960, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away January 3, 2021, in El Reno, Oklahoma, at the age of 60...

 

GLENDA JO ARNDT

Graveside services for Glenda Arndt will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021, with Rev. Ron Pingelton officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funera...

 

MAX L. MORSE

Graveside services for Max L. Morse, age 81, of Lahoma, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Lahoma with Pastor Randy Foote officiating. The family will...

 

ROY ARTHUR COPENHAVER

Roy Arthur Copenhaver peacefully departed this earth on December 26, 2020, at his home in Longton, Kansas. Roy was born to Thomas Clifford and Grace (Stephens) Copenhaver on September 30, 1926, at...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 6, 2021

Kiowa Hospital Board holds final meeting of 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic consumed our lives in 2020. Before the new year rang in and as champagne corks popped, vaccines to combat the virus had already started being administered, thanks to President Trump's warp speed project for drug companies to...

 

Why your newspaper may arrive late

All across the U.S., newspapers are receiving complaints of slow postal delivery. The problem has increased recently with the seasonal surge in holiday mailing of packages and greetings. Covid-19 has...

 

Three GAC women's basketball games postponed

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Due to a combination of contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Southern Nazarene women's basketball program, the Crimson Storm have fallen below the Great American Conference minimum for healthy... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 6, 2021

Two baby Binders come six weeks early

It was an extra-special early Christmas present (well, actually two presents) for Justin and Taylor Binder of Kiowa, Kansas. They were blessed on Dec. 22 with twins who weren't supposed to arrive for six more weeks. When Taylor told Justin that... Full story

 

Additional charges filed in Alfalfa County burglary

On Monday, Jan. 4, additional charges were filed in the burglary of property belonging to Ronna and Roderick Vance. Charity Ann Beckner, alias Charity Ann Wade, age 37, of Enid, has been charged in Alfalfa County with grand larceny and burglary in... Full story

 

Oklahoma cases of Covid continue to rise

Oklahoma Covid-19 numbers have increased to 34,004 according to the Tuesday, Jan. 5, report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Woods County has the highest number of current active cases in the Newsgram coverage area and... Full story

 

Oklahoma lobbyists agree to pay $115K ethics settlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma lobbyists have agreed to pay $115,000 in penalties as part of a settlement announced Tuesday by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. The settlements by the commission were reached with lobbyists James Milner and James M...

 

Oklahoma House rejects proposed coronavirus safety measures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-led Oklahoma House on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Democrats to require members to wear masks on the House floor and take other steps to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. The House and Senate each convene...

 

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