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 By AVERY OSEN    Sports    January 11, 2023

Nowell leads No. 11 Kansas St past OSU for 9th straight win

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Markquis Nowell scored 20 points and found Keyontae Johnson for an alley-oop dunk with 38 seconds left as No. 11 Kansas State held off Oklahoma State 65-57 on Tuesday night. Johnson added 12 points and Desi Sills had 11 for...

 

Oklahoma hires Jones as WR coach, passing game coordinator

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has hired Emmett Jones as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator, the school announced Tuesday. Jones held the same positions at Texas Tech this past season. The Red Raiders beat Oklahoma 51-48 in overtime...

 

Buu Nygren sworn in as next Navajo Nation president

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (AP) — Buu Nygren was sworn in Tuesday as the next president of the vast Navajo Nation, a job that will test his ability to make good on promises to deliver water, electricity and broadband to tens of thousands of residents...

 

Kansas governor tests positive for COVID, puts off address

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has been forced to postpone her annual State of the State address after testing positive for COVID-19. Kelly's office announced Tuesday that she had tested positive. The test came after an inaugural ball...

 

Kansas right pushing back more aggressively on LGBTQ rights

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Kansas legislators are pushing back more aggressively this year on LGBTQ-rights issues than in the past two years, with proposals to ban gender-affirming care for trangender youth and restrict how public schools...

 

The AP Interview: Korean leader cites North's serious threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's spike in missile tests, growing nuclear ambitions and other provocative acts pose a "serious threat" that could lead to a dangerous miscalculation and spark a wider conflict, South Korean President Yoon Suk...

 

Texas executes ex-officer who hired 2 people to kill wife

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former suburban Houston police officer was executed Tuesday for hiring two people to kill his estranged wife nearly 30 years ago amid a contentious divorce and custody battle. Robert Fratta, 65, received a lethal...

 

Soaring US egg prices put pressure on consumers, businesses

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Chickens may not be able to fly very far, but the price of eggs is soaring. A lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to U.S. egg prices more than doubling over the past year, and...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 During this day there were six traffic stops. 9:43 a.m. – Medic needed at James Crabtree Correctional Center. Medic took the patient to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. 11:07 a.m. – Medic needed at James Crabtree...

 

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...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 888 page 65: Christi L. Graham and Greg Graham convey unto Jessica Thiessen. Lot 6, block 1, Pryor Addition to the Town, now City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 888 page 77: Scraper Rentals LLC...

 

LOUISE COBB WILLIAMS STEVENSON

Funeral services for Louise Stevenson, 94, Enid resident, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Garriott Road Church of Christ with Ray Rose officiating. Committal prayers and...

 

LANTZ MCNEIL MATHERS SR.

Funeral services for Lantz McNeil Mathers Sr. will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Alva Wesleyan Church with Pastor Paul Kirk officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Lantz Mathers Sr.,...

 

Smiley is new chair of Woods County Commissioners

In their first meeting of the year, the Woods County Board of Commissioners elected a new chairman. David Hamil first nominated Randy McMurphy to continue as chairman. John Smiley said he wouldn’t...

 

Dean's Honor Roll at Southwestern College for fall 2022 released

Top scholars at Southwestern College in Winfield and at Southwestern College Professional Studies have been announced with the release of the Dean's Honor Roll for the fall 2022 semester. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at...

 

South Barber math teacher escorted from school Friday

By Yvonne Miller Last Friday afternoon, South Barber USD255 math teacher Paul Wanger was reportedly escorted out of the junior/senior high school building by Principal Brent Shaffer. Barber County Kansas Sheriff Jason LeClair said, “On Friday,...

 

Burlington Schools Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll 7th Grade—Carleigh Hill, Rylee Sims 8th Grade—Cash Dotson 10th Grade—Hailey McCullough, Ranee Russell 11th Grade—Alex Harmon, Logan Stewart, Sterling Stewart 12th Grade—Weston Allen, JC Crusenbery, Kevin Kaumans,...

 

Alva Board of Education takes action on high school cafeteria and gym HVAC projects

Monday the Alva Board of Education heard the results of the FY21-22 audit, learned about the special education program, and took action on two upcoming building projects. Board President Jane...

 

GEORGE ONEAL GRAY

George Oneal Gray, 94, passed away on January 4, 2023. He was born February 2, 1928, on Ground Hogs Day in Woods County, on the family farm, the son of George and Nellie (Mitchell) Gray. On the farm...

 

CATHY VOSS

Cathy Voss was born May 4, 1951, in Enid, Oklahoma, to parents, Earl Lee and Deloris McCart and passed from this life on Thursday, January 5, 2023. She grew up on her family's farm near Pond Creek....

 

LOUISE COBB WILLIAMS STEVENSON

Funeral services for Louise Stevenson, 94, Enid resident, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Garriott Road Church of Christ with Ray Rose officiating. Committal prayers and...

 

Authorities search for missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl

CYRIL, Oklahoma (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday continued searching for a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is leading the search for Athena Brownfield. She was first reported missing on Tuesday afternoon...

 

Oklahoma prisons chief: Minister OK'd inside death chamber

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials said Wednesday that they will allow an anti-death penalty minister with a history of protest-related arrests inside the execution chamber for Thursday's lethal injection of death row inmate Scott...

 

No. 2 Kansas extends home win streak against Oklahoma to 22

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — KJ Adams scored a career-high 22 points and No. 2 Kansas closed the game on an 18-4 run to beat Oklahoma 79-75 on Tuesday night. Kansas (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) got 17 points from Jalen Wilson, 11 from Dajuan Harris and 10 from...

 

AG wants Kansas court to rethink abortion rights protections

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' anti-abortion Republican attorney general is asking the state's highest court to reconsider a landmark decision protecting access to abortion months after a decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights. Attorney...

 

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