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Man's shooting range wedding proposal was right on target

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple is planning on giving marriage a shot after a man surprised his girlfriend by proposing at an indoor shooting range. Kara Crampton was taking target practice Sunday at Reloaderz in Wayne when a target spun...

 

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected t...

 

Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila said Tuesday they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks. Many...

 

Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike. Reporting by The Associated Press r...

 

Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants'...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:06 a.m. Report of a woman having trouble breathing, possibly has pneumonia. Woman transported to Bass Hospital in Enid. 8:45 a.m. Caller requesting welfare check in Carmen. Said the occupant hasn't answered several times...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

Feb. 11, 2019 Medicine Lodge EMS responded to a call on Falcon Road. Deputy Miller removed debris from roadway on 281. Deputy Maze responded to road hazard call on 160. Sgt. Paasch responded to a theft call in Medicine Lodge. Feb. 13, 2019 Medicine...

 

Voter registration deadline is March 8

VFriday, March 8, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2 General Municipal Elections, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. The City of Cherokee has a race for the...

 

Short agenda makes for short meeting for Alfalfa County officials

The regularly scheduled meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners was a short one last Monday morning. There were no road crossing permits for the week, but all other routine items were accepted and approved (minutes from the last meeting,...

 

Nash woman injured in rollover

A woman from Nash was taken to the hospital after she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. Amy Lynn York, 48, of Nash, was transported by Pond Creek EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid where she...

 

Flu cases seem to be increasing

This column begins with a health reminder that hits close to home. Flu seems to be on the increase in the area. Our newspaper office has had three employees out with flu in the last week. It’s not...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

This has been a busy week at the Capitol with multiple committee meetings and floor sessions. Multiple bills were heard in committee with many passing to the House Floor. Three of my bills passed in committee this week. House Bill 1208 would allow...

 

Judge denies self-defense immunity for former Barber County Undersheriff Brewer

Charged with involuntary manslaughter for the fatal “beanbag round” shooting of Steven Myers, former Barber County Undersheriff Virgil “Dusty” Brewer pleaded “not guilty” in district court in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, last Wednesday...

 

New councilmember and attorney take seat at Kiowa City Council table

Kiowa's City Council table had a new look at their Feb. 11 regular monthly meeting. Longtime councilmember Bill Watson sat at the head of the table as mayor since he replaces Ron Rohr who abruptly...

 

Timberlake student named winner in writing contest

Jack McCoy, Timberlake High School freshman, has been named a winner in the 2019 OWP Write to Win Contest. His entry, "The Final Shot," won in the category of flash fiction for his entry. Flash...

 

Medicine Lodge basketball stats

February 12, 2019 Medicine Lodge (49) Dakota Bayliff—7 Theron Wedel—17 Garrett Burden—21 Cason Liebst—2 Tyce Lonker—2 Trinity Academy (71) Adler—9 Anderson—2 Vanlandingham—24 Jones—18 Todd—2 Davis—6 Linder—10 February 15,...

 

BETTY JANE (BLISS) HOFFMAN

Betty Jane (Bliss) Hoffman, 91, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, in Alva, Oklahoma. She was born February 27, 1927, the youngest child of Charles Malcolm and Iva Willard (Henricks) Bliss. She walked or rode horseback to attend Mound Ridge Sch...

 

KIMBERLY DANIELS

Memorial services will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Hopeton Wesleyan Church with Reverend M.L. Hadsell officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

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