Articles from the February 9, 2022 edition

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Woman, 3 children killed in wrong-way Texas Panhandle crash

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — An Oklahoma woman and three children have been killed when the sport utility vehicle she was driving the wrong way on a remote stretch of Texas Panhandle interstate slammed into a semitrailer head-on, officials said. The...

 

Oklahoma board denies parole to convicted former officer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has denied the parole request of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of 18 counts of rape and sexual assault. The board on Monday rejected the appeal of Daniel Holtzclaw, 35, who...

 

Oklahoma City woman arrested in fatal stabbing of boy, 7

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 7-year-old boy believed to be her son, police said. Carina Romero, 27, was arrested on a murder warrant in the death of Jamie Garcia III, said Sgt. Gary...

 

McConnell rebukes RNC, calls Jan. 6 'violent insurrection'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is criticizing the Republican National Committee for censuring two House GOP lawmakers investigating the "violent insurrection" on Jan. 6, 2021, saying it's not the party's job to police...

 

Macron: Putin told him Russia won't escalate Ukraine crisis

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Moscow would not further escalate the Ukraine crisis. Macron also said it would take time to find a diplomatic solution to the...

 

Justice Dept. announces $3.6B crypto seizure, 2 arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.5 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen from...

 

Red flags trailed ex-UCLA lecturer across elite universities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trail of red flags about his behavior toward women followed Matthew Harris on an academic journey that took him to three of the nation's most prestigious universities — Duke, Cornell and then the University of California,...

 

Money on the table: child credit $ available via tax returns

The Biden administration wants families with children to know that there is roughly $193 billion waiting for them — all they need to do is file their taxes to claim it. That estimated total is what remains of the expanded child tax credit, and the...

 

EXPLAINER: What's Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened to block the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine. The undersea pipeline directly links Russian gas to Europe via Germany and is complete but not yet...

 

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 obtai...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, January 31, 2022 During this day there were five traffic stops. 11:37 a.m. – Medic was needed for a dehydrated female in the 400 block of main. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 4:15 p.m. – Caller advised someone was burnin...

 

Alfalfa County officials lift burn ban but urge caution

Alfalfa County commissioners Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall took no action regarding the burn ban imposed on the county over the last several weeks. It had expired as of Monday's meeting. The three men asked those who burn to please use...

 

Alva city manager resigning

A special meeting of the Alva City Council will be held today, Feb. 9, to discuss and act on the resignation of Angelica Brady as city business manager. The meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. in the...

 

Alva School Board discusses ways to improve post-Covid student performance

A large part of the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday, Feb. 7, was spent in discussing how to overcome the setback in academic test scores seen since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Alva Scho...

 

Burlington School Board moves forward with $10.5M bond issue

Burlington's Board of Education shared plans for a $10.5M bond issue with their taxpaying patrons at a public meeting Jan. 28 in the existing gymnasium that was reportedly built in 1947. The bond issue proposes building a new gym; relocating the cafe...

 

South Barber FFA calf fry and work auction

It’s time for the annual South Barber FFA Calf Fry & Work Auction! Spring is around the corner and South Barber FFA members are offering just what you need to help tackle that growing list of “to dos,” once the weather warms up. Thursday,...

 

South Barber FFA calf fry and work auction

It’s time for the annual South Barber FFA Calf Fry & Work Auction! Spring is around the corner and South Barber FFA members are offering just what you need to help tackle that growing list of “to dos,” once the weather warms up. Thursday,...

 

South Barber Homecoming rescheduled for Feb. 18

South Barber Jr/Sr High School Principal Brent Shaffer confirmed the new date of the school's basketball homecoming. The homecoming is Friday, Feb. 18. Now the Senior's Parent Night is prior to the boys' game, which starts at approximately 7:45...

 

Senate Review

The 2022 legislative session has officially kicked off with the governor’s State of the State address, and we’ll be tackling a variety of issues important to Oklahomans across the state over the next few months. The governor highlighted the need...

 

900,000 have died from Covid-19 in the US

Friday evening, I attended the First Friday Art Walk exhibition at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. It was a cold, snowy night and very few people attended. The exhibit features quilts, both full size...

 

CAROLE CLAUDETTE GROVER

Funeral services for Carole Claudette Grover will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the Cherokee Friends Church with Pastor Chuck Coulter officiating. Interment will be in the Byron-Amo...

 

DONALD E. PROPHET

Donald Prophet of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on February 1, 2022, at the age of 83. No services are planned at this time. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralch...

 

JOHN ALLEN HARDING

John Allen Harding Sr., 81, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, died on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born on December 20, 1940, in Goodland, Kansas, the son of Clifford and Ellen...

 

JOSHUA LUKE GRAVES

Joshua Luke Graves was born, October 9, 1975, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Russel and Rita (Carthrae) Graves. He attended South Barber schools where he met the love of his life, Jill (Jahay) and graduated...

 

LAWRENCE JAMES BALDWIN

Lawrence James Baldwin of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on February 5, 2022 at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 24 days. Lawrence was born on November 9, 1939, in Arkansas City, Kansas, to Everett and...

 

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