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South Barber 2nd quarter honor roll, grades 7-12

Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th Grade–Tanith Erikson, Danielle MacKinney 8th Grade–Reagan Grieve 9th Grade–Jewell Briggs 11th Grade–Claire Pollock 12th Grade–Chloe Blunk, Nora Gugelmeyer, Tyler Schubach Principal's Honor Roll 7th...

 

Appropriations approved in Alfalfa County

The Alfalfa County commissioners (Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach) met up Monday morning at their regular meeting time. They started with the usual items of business, approving last week's meeting minutes, the maintenance and operation...

 

Alva football, track coach resigns; custodian retiring

Alva Public Schools Superintendent Tim Argo announced Monday that Alva High School football and track coach Mike Shklar has submitted his resignation. “We appreciate Mike’s contribution these...

 

Barber County Cattlemen's Association to award scholarships

The Barber County Cattlemen’s Association will once again be offering scholarships to local high school seniors and college age youth. Scholarships will be a minimum of $500 each and are available to any Barber County resident, individual...

 

Maintenance job awarded at Burlington School

Joe Granados was hired as a maintenance person at Burlington School. This was at a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 7. All board members were present: Terry Graham, T.J. Rockenbach, April Kisling, Aaron Smith and Robert Hill. Superintendent Dr. Stacy...

 

Covid positive cases decreasing in Alfalfa, Woods counties

Although state numbers remain high, active Covid-19 cases in several northwest Oklahoma counties are dropping. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the...

 

Freedom school board approves staff attending Nashville education conference

The Freedom Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting – a brief one, only 7 minutes long – Monday evening. Present were Board President Shane Morris and members Phillip Kirkpatrick, Robert Babcock and Russell Reed. Also attending were...

 

Loud music leads to drug charge

Loud music led to a traffic stop in Cherokee that resulted in a drug charge. According to court documents, the complaint came from a neighbor who complained someone was playing music in his vehicle...

 

New Barber County Sheriff LeClair to focus on narcotics problem and officer training

Following the constitution, protecting the people, tackling the serious narcotics problem in this area, and giving deputies the training they need, are top priorities listed by the new Barber County,...

 

Woods County to sell two surplus fire trucks

During their regular meeting Monday, the Woods County commissioners voted to surplus two fire trucks and sell them through sealed bids. One is a 2009 Ford brush rig with foam system, tank and pump...

 

My experience with the Covid vaccine

A week ago, Jan. 5, I received the first of two vaccinations for coronavirus immunization. Since I’m a decade past the over-65 criteria, I called and booked my appointment the first day it was...

 

Senate Review

I think we can all agree that 2021 did not begin in the peaceful and happy way that many of us had hoped. The antics of 2020 have seemingly bled into the New Year, especially on a national scale. I was appalled by the actions of the people who...

 

DONALD CLAYTON HUGHES

Born May 1, 1938, in Aline to Orval and Mildred Hughes, Don grew up in Aline, Oklahoma, and in the Aline Methodist Church. He graduated from Aline Public Schools in 1957. He attended Northwestern...

 

FAYETTA ACORD

Fayetta Delores (Harth) Acord passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Share Medical Center in Alva, Oklahoma. Fayetta was born on January 25, 1926, to Hubert William Harth and Fern Alice...

 

IVA ANNETTE GATES

Iva Annette was born on February 8, 1938, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Theodore Rucker and Iva Grace (Maltbie) Rucker. Iva passed away at Share Medical Center on January 10, 2021, due to complications from...

 

Oklahoma governor pushes for return to in-person schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced a new policy that he said will allow more in-person classroom teaching at state schools that implement mask wearing requirements, despite the rising number of coronavirus cases in...

 

South Barber renews Superintendent Miller's contract

Dr. Mylo Miller will continue to be superintendent of South Barber School through the 2022-23 school year. The SB Board of Education approved his contract at their January 2021 meeting Monday night....

 

Oklahoma governor's staffer faces heat for 'body bags' tweet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new member of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's communications staff faced fierce criticism Tuesday for a tweet last week in which she praised a national Republican group for putting "House Democrats in body bags." Oklahoma Democra... Full story

 

US high court to hear case on virus relief for tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that centers on who gets a share of $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief allocated for Native American tribes. Lower courts split on whether Alaska Native corporations, which own...

 

Analysis: Amid pandemic, NBA blowout epidemic also happening

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is also seeing a blowout epidemic. One can only wonder if the two are related. Games are turning into runaways far more than usual throughout the first three weeks of this NBA season. Maybe it's because there...

 

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations keep soaring in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people infected and hospitalized with the coronavirus in recent days continued to climb Monday to near-record levels in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 3,885 new coronavirus infections...

 

The power of words in crisis: Who hits mark, and who misses?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In moments of crisis, of war and terror, of loss and mourning, American leaders have sought to utter words to match the moment in hope that the power of oratory can bring order to chaos and despair. Lincoln at Gettysburg....

 

As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the...

 

Slow return to normal for some Kansas schools, bars

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Students in Wichita are resuming in-person learning and some bars and restaurants in the Kansas City area are extending their hours as the bumpy COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues. The Wichita district, which is the state's...

 

Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Tuesday began the process to oust a newly elected lawmaker over multiple issues that include the 20-year-old's rhetoric on Twitter and allegations that he harassed and threatened girls and women. A formal...

 

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