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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 Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 During this day there was one traffic stops. 1:24 p.m. – Civil matter. Wednesday, February 26, 2020 During this day there were one traffic stop and one report of cattle out. 9:14 a.m. – Caller advised door opened at...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

February 17, 2020 Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) investigated a theft on SW Sun City Road. BASO responded to a cow on South 6th Street in Kiowa. BASO responded to an animal call on South 5th in Kiowa. BASO responded to a Driving complaint on...

 

Voter registration deadline is March 13

Friday, March 13, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 7 Board of Education General Election for Timberlake School District I-93, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today....

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 4, 2020

Alfalfa County commissioners appropriate funds

Spring was in the air Monday morning when commissioners in Alfalfa County met for their weekly meeting. With a pretty easy agenda in front of them, Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall began by deviating slightly from the usual orders of busines...

 

FOTINI 'FOFE' (KONVELOPOULON) CUNNINGHAM

Fofe's life ended peacefully on February 6, 2020, at the age of 91 years, when she went home to be with her Lord and Savior and reunited with Walter Cunningham, her spouse of 46 years; her parents,...

 

MARY LOU MARTIN

The service celebrating and honoring the life of Mary Lou Martin will be Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Driftwood Christian Church. Burial will follow at Driftwood Cemetery with arrangements...

 

PHYLLIS E. McDANIEL

Phyllis E. McDaniel died peacefully in Senior Suites Nursing Facility on February 25, 2020, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 83. Phyllis is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, one foster son, one sister and two brothers, eight...

 

VERNA A. POWELL

Verna was born on July 12, 1935, to Vernon Stanley and Laura "Alice" Harris northeast of Helena and passed from this life on February 27, 2020. On July 16, 1952, Verna married John Powell at the...

 

NINA (TURNER) NEWELL SHEPPARD

Funeral services for Nina (Turner) Newell Sheppard will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. Interment will be 2:30...

 

Medicine Lodge Basketball loses to Belle Plaine

Medicine Lodge's basketball team played Belle Plain on Feb. 25, losing 52-59. Players scoring points were as follows: Medicine Lodge Theron Wedel 26 Cason Liebst 5 Dasik Clouse 12 Kirk Fisher 2 Chance Winter 5 Devon Cox 2 Total ` 52 Conway Springs...

 

Senate Review

The Senate passed an important deadline this past week. All Senate bills must have been heard in committee by February 27 in order to be heard on the floor and continue the legislative process. Our ne...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The House wrapped up committee work last week for all House bills. We’ve heard hundreds of bills over the past month in various committees. Those that did not pass by the Feb. 27 deadline – other than those proposed later by the speaker of the Ho...

 

Former house speaker to lead Oklahoma Grain & Feed Association

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association announced today that its board of directors has chosen former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Jeffrey W. Hickman as the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 4, 2020

Lucky to be alive

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon at the newspaper. I was working on the next week’s schedule for news and doing some bookkeeping. Becky Tyree was collecting news items to freshen up our website...

 

Cherokee FCCLA compete in North Region STAR Event

Fourteen members of the Cherokee High School FCCLA Chapter traveled to Oklahoma City on Feb. 19 to compete in the FCCLA North Region STAR Events. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition)... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 4, 2020

Woods County commissioners sell mowers

The Woods County commissioners accepted bids on several used rotary mowers during their March 2 meeting. Bids of $8,000 each were accepted from Western for Landpride mowers from District 2 and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 4, 2020

Assistant Principal Scheck praises ReadyGen Literacy Program for improvements at elementary

"We are excited and thankful for the program," South Barber Elementary Assistant Principal and fourth-grade teacher Kaynette Scheck told the board of education at their February meeting. She... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 4, 2020

Alva School Board hears about wind energy project

Alva School Board members heard about expected impacts of the Sundance wind project planned for the southern part of Woods County. Kristi Sproul of PSO and Vickie Ayres Portman of Invenergy visited... Full story

 

Dunn, Ricke earn Awesome Chieftain-Tornadoes awards for February

AWESOME CHIEFTAIN-TORNADOES AWARD FOR FEBRUARY – At South Barber Elementary, Superintendent and Principal Dr. Mylo Miller and Assistant Principal and teacher Kaynette Scheck stand with the February... Full story

 

Senate passes legislation requiring children to wear seat belts

OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate prioritized child safety on Monday with the passage of Senate Bill 1303. Authored by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, the measure would require any child under the age of 17 to wear a seat belt while riding in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 4, 2020

KDH moving forward with new therapy addition

The Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting Feb. 25. Board President Pat Myers called the meeting to order. Board members present were Miranda Allen (via telephone), Chantae Simpson, Jeff Miller and Jim...

 

ODOC locks down prisons statewide

Monday night, out of an abundance of caution, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections enacted a systemwide lockdown. This decision was in response to a disturbance involving approximately a half-dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center in...

 
 By Ryan Aber    Sports    March 4, 2020

Coleman's 3 with 0.4 seconds left lifts Texas over Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Texas' Matt Coleman III looked over at teammate Royce Hamm Jr. in the final seconds of Tuesday's game at Oklahoma. "Royce, I'm about to win this," Coleman said. Then he did. Coleman banked in a 3-pointer just before the buzzer...

 

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