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Oklahoma House OKs bill to let governor pick US senator

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House approved a bill on Tuesday to let the governor fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. The bill, approved on a 54-42 vote, now heads to the Senate for consideration. Under current Oklahoma law, the governor calls...

 

Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion

The Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people and two more for employing pastors convicted of sex offenses. The actions were announced...

 

Newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma declining

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma continued a recent decline Tuesday with the state Department of Health reporting 359 new cases in addition to 24 more deaths due to the illness caused by the virus.... Full story

 

Cunningham shines, Oklahoma St beats No. 18 Texas Tech in OT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham scored 20 points and Oklahoma State got past Texas Tech in overtime for the second time this season, beating the 18th-ranked Red Raiders 74-69 on Monday night. Cunningham, the Big 12's leading scorer and...

 

GOP officials launch new effort to rein in Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Republicans launched a new effort Tuesday to curb Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power after months of criticizing her handling of the coronavirus pandemic and problems with the state's unemployment system. GOP...

 

Wichita schools moving more students to in-person classes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The largest school district in Kansas plans to transition more students to in-person classes next week. Wichita Public Schools announced that starting Monday seniors and sixth-grade students will attend class on-site every day...

 

93-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A 93-year-old woman hit by a vehicle as she attempted to cross a street in Hutchinson has died of her injuries, police there said. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday as Carmen Raya of Hutchinson was crossing East...

 

In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtles

MICHMORET, Israel (AP) — When it comes to saving sea turtles, Israeli rescuers have discovered that mayonnaise is a miracle. Employees at Israel's National Sea Turtle Rescue Center are treating endangered green sea turtles affected by a...

 

HHS pick says pandemic is top job, but agenda is broader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and...

 

White House promises vaccine help as states rush to catch up

HOUSTON (AP) — A giant vaccination center is opening in Houston to administer 126,000 coronavirus doses in the next three weeks. Nevada health officials are working overtime to distribute delayed shots. And Rhode Island is rescheduling...

 

Capitol defenders blame bad intelligence for deadly breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faulty intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6, the officials who were...

 

Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans to get inoculated by summer....

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Well, last week was one for the record books for most of Oklahoma. Haven’t seen snow and ice like that in a good long while, if ever. Here in the district, I received a number of reports about ranchers who had calving problems. I’m passing on...

 

Our changing political climate gets local

This past weekend, I decided to make a change in the Alva Review-Courier. Back in 1990 when Lynn and I bought the paper, we decided to subscribe to several syndicated services. These include some...

 

Memorials, lawsuit mark death anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When white men armed with guns pursued and killed Ahmaud Arbery as he ran through their neighborhood, few outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick paid much attention at first. A year later, as three men await trial in the Fe...

 

Alfalfa county divorce filings

Lisa Kaye Grizzard, Jet, vs. Renny Lee Grizzard, Claremore: divorce ($262.14). Karen Renee Barnett, Sarasota, Florida, vs. Stephen Laverne Barnett, Aline: divorce ($262.14)....

 

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...

 

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and President Joe Biden's administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 867 page 117: Lonnie Dale Evans, Sole Successor Trustee of the Revocable Trust of Patty Ann Cook, unto Lonnie Dale. Undivided ½ interest in the south half of the northeast quarter of section 5, township 27 north, range 12...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 145 page 550: Lou Lynne Moss, a single person, unto Lou Lynne Moss Trust. The southeast quarter and the south half of the southwest quarter of section 12, township 30, range 14 West of the 6th PM, Barber County, Kansas....

 

Barber County court filings

Civil Filings Chieftain Oil Co. Inc. vs. Lee Diversified Services, LLC: debt collection. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinic vs. Barbara Wells: other. Danny Kendall vs. Kansas Department of Revenue: administrative agency. Medicine...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff Logs

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 During this day there was one traffic stop. 5:55 a.m. – Caller advised she believed to have a gas leak. 7:40 a.m. – Alarm went off at Farmer’s Exchange Bank. Everything was okay. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:35...

 

Voter registration deadline is March 12

Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 6, Board of Education General Election for Timberlake, Municipal General Elections for City of Cherokee and Town of Goltry and the Special...

 

School concerts on the square planned for spring

In a meeting Monday, the Woods County Commissioners approved the use of the courthouse lawn and stage for five dates for Washington Early Childhood Center and Alva Public Schools to hold spring...

 

Local students complete degrees at Wichita State University

Harikrishana U Bhakta, Master of Accountancy, Accountancy and Mitul U Bhakta, Bachelor of Business Admin., General Business, both of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, have completed degrees at Wichita State University. Undergraduate students who have attained...

 

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