Articles from the March 14, 2018 edition


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  • Alfalfa County court filings

    Mar 14, 2018

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filings Warren Dean Ewing, Dodson, Texas, 51, has...

  • Alfalfa County real estate transactions

    Mar 14, 2018

    Real Estate Transfers Book 822 page 945: Justin Packard and Rhonda Packard, husband and wife, grantors, convey unto First State Bank of Kiowa, grantee, northwest corner, section 13, township 26 N, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quitclaim deed. Book 822 page 970: Eric E. Ludeman and Susan F. Ludeman, husband and wife, grantors, convey unto Eric E. Ludeman Family Trust, grantee, W/2, section 12, township 28 N, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; NE/4, section 11, township 28 N, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; E/2SE/4,...

  • Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

    Mar 14, 2018

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:05 a.m. Caller advised his truck had been broken into. Advised he hadn't touched it to see what was missing. Sheriff en route. 1:08 p.m. Controlled burn at the refuge. Advised of a hot spot north side of the lane. Unspent fuel was burning in the interior. Trucks can't get to it. 2 p.m. Woods County requested Aline and Carmen for mutual aid. 3:20 p.m. Civil papers served. 7:08 p.m. Deputy had a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 64 and County Road 670. 7:40 p.m. Officer had a traffic stop on Second Street and Kansas. 7:48...

  • Barber County real estate transactions

    Mar 14, 2018

    Real Estate Transfers Book 143 page 222: Evelyn M. Hull, a single person; and Dallas H. Hull Jr. and Cherie M. Hull, husband and wife, grantors, unto Scott A. Hull and Cheyann E. Hull, husband and wife. All the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 9, township 32 south, range 12 WIM, Barber County, Kansas. Joint tenancy warranty deed. Book 143 page 227: Shawn Walter Tillotson, a single person, and Tammy Sue Hargett and Paul Hargett, her husband, grantors, unto Walter Lee Tillotson, grantee. The northwest quarter of the...

  • Barber County Sheriff's Office log

    Mar 14, 2018

    March 5, 2018 Kiowa Fire Department and Deputy Woods responded to a possible gas leak on north Sixth Street in Kiowa. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from north Cherry to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from west Third to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. March 6, 2018 Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from south Oak to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Med...

  • Barber County court filings

    Mar 14, 2018

    Criminal Filings John Blick Jr. has been charged with possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant; possession of marijuana; use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body and vehicle liability insurance required; unknown circumstance. Kyle R. Rose has been charged with liquor; purchase/possess/consume by minor 18-20 years; unknown. Leanndra Rachelle Haro has been charged with possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant; use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body; driving...

  • Barber County divorce filings

    Mar 14, 2018

    Domestic Relations Filings Payton LeeAnn Horn vs. Randall Paul Horn: marriage dissolution/divorce. Dena Ann Ward vs. Ricky Allen Ward: marriage dissolution/divorce....

  • Alfalfa County commissioners approve blue ribbons for children at risk

    Brian Thomas|Mar 14, 2018

    The Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning in their regular meeting. All commissioners were present, as well as Nancy Lambert and Laneta Unruh. After the call to order, Lambert gave the invocation, then the flag was saluted. The commissioners approved the minutes from the previous meeting, the M & O warrants for payment, and the blanket purchase orders. There were no road crossing permits to approve. Private property access easements on SW/4 of 22-25-12, NW/4 of 27-25-12, and SE/4 of 27-25-12 to remove trees for drainage were...

  • Lynn Says

    Lynn L. Martin|Mar 14, 2018

    This is something I found on Google News that should be of high interest. By Chris Welch Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of them. I get between four and six calls daily, and a quick survey of friends shows that I’m not alone. Every waking day brings with it a new barrage. Robocallers have upped their game by masking their spam with local, genuine-looking phone numbers. Sometimes their nonsense is amusing ...

  • Waynoka bond election passes, school board reorganizes

    Stacy Sanborn|Mar 14, 2018

    Waynoka’s Board of Education (BOE) held their regular monthly meeting March 5. All members were present and welcomed two new members to occupy seats No. 3 and No. 5. John Hanson and Garret Gum were administered the oath of office, preceding the reorganization of the board. Former President Rick George was voted to serve as the new clerk, opening the president's seat (No. 2) to be taken over by Travis George. John Hanson, Clint Olson, and Garret Gum took over seats No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Members looked over the financial r...

  • Texas man accused of defrauding two Alfalfa County farmers

    Marione Martin|Mar 14, 2018

    A Texas man is facing criminal charges in two cases involving Alfalfa County residents. According to court records, Special Agent Paul Cornett, assigned to the investigative unit of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, looked into a report of hay picked up in Alfalfa County without payment. He learned that during December 2017, Roland Pederson began communication with a man who identified himself as Dean Ewing, a Texas resident. Pederson and Ewing reached a verbal agreement that Ewing would purchase two semi-trailer...

  • OSBI agents arrest Major County sheriff

    Ryan Miller|Mar 14, 2018

    FAIRVIEW, Okla. – Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that Major County Sheriff Steven Randolph was placed under arrest. Last November, District 26 District Attorney's Office requested OSBI agents investigate Randolph concerning allegations of Randolph having a confrontation with his daughter's boyfriend in May 2017, according to OSBI. In the May incident, Randolph pulled his sheriff's vehicle in front of the boyfriend vehicle, reached through the open window of the b...

  • Freedom School Board defers on re-hiring faculty

    Lynn L. Martin|Mar 14, 2018

    After conducting regular business, the Freedom School Board entered into an executive session to discuss the following list of teachers to possibly be rehired for the next school year: Penny Brewer, career teacher; Darci Immel, career teacher; Teresa Kennedy, temporary teacher; Bretta Matthews, career teacher; Shelly Province, temporary teacher; Michael Schnatz, temporary teacher; Charlotte Selfridge, temporary teacher; Marlo Smith, career teacher; Katie Strehl, career teacher; Grace Tepe, career teacher; Elizabeth Tyree, temporary teacher;...

  • ILA (WANGER) WOOD

    Mar 14, 2018

    Funeral services will be Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kevin Fields, Barnes Street Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. Ila Louise, daughter of Sadie (Stewart) and Charles A. Wanger, was born near Freedom, Oklahoma, on January 21, 1928. She passed away at Beadles Nursing Home on March 10, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 17 days. She graduated...

  • ELSIE LEE DeVORE

    Mar 14, 2018

    JET, Okla. – Graveside service for Elsie Lee DeVore will be Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery north of Jet with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.lanmanmemorials.com. Lee was born on September 16, 1935, in Jet and passed from this life on March 11, 2018, in Enid. Lee was raised in the Jet community by her mother, E...

  • BancCentral Clock Tower

    Mar 14, 2018

  • After termination of Kiowa Police Chief, other officer resigns

    Yvonne Miller|Mar 14, 2018

    At the February meeting of the Kiowa City Council, the council voted to reject Chief Steve Johnson’s letter of resignation and then voted to terminate him with one no vote as was reported in the Newsgram. At the council’s March meeting Monday night, following executive session, City Administrator Lou Leone said that the council voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of KPD Officer Warren Howerter. When asked about the future of the Kiowa Police Department and who is protecting the City of Kiowa, Leone answered. He said that currently the Bar...

  • Superintendent Williams and Principal Shaffer contracts renewed, Principal Stoddard resigns

    Yvonne Miller|Mar 14, 2018

    Following executive session Monday evening, the South Barber Board of Education renewed the contracts of Superintendent Dr. Andi Williams and Principal Brent Shafer to 2020. This was at the regular, under one March meeting of the board for USD 255 in Kiowa, Kansas. An agenda item was the resignation of K-6 Principal Eric Stoddard. His resignation was accepted in a single, unanimous vote with co-cheer sponsors Shawna Schupbach and Melissa Rector who is moving to Pratt. Board Vice President Mark Pollock called the meeting to order in the absence...

  • South Barber Celebrates Win

    Mar 14, 2018

  • South Barber Cheer and Band at State

    Mar 14, 2018

  • Cheering for the Chieftains

    Mar 14, 2018

  • Bloomfield Named Player of the Week

    Ray Fink, Director of Athletics Communications|Mar 14, 2018

    SHAWNEE – The Great American Conference Tuesday named Oklahoma Baptist shortstop Brett Bloomfield its Baseball Player of the Week. Bloomfield, a junior shortstop from Davis, California, batted .556 in five OBU games, going 10 for 18 with seven runs, five RBIs, a double and two home runs for a .944 slugging percentage. He has a current nine-game hit streak. This is the first Player of the Week honor for OBU baseball this season and the first of Bloomfield's career. Bison baseball has three Pitcher of the Week awards this seas...

  • Hailey Tucker Becomes Lady Bulldogs First NCAA Academic All-American

    Doug Self, Sports Information Director|Mar 14, 2018

    AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time as an NCAA Division II institution, the SWOSU Women's Basketball program has had an individual selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team after junior guard Hailey Tucker was announced as a Second Team Academic All-America selection on Tuesday. The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 Division II Academic All-America® teams program. The...

  • Lady Dawgs Place Two on All-Central Region Teams; Hailey Tucker Named Player of the Year

    Doug Self, Sports Information Director|Mar 14, 2018

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) announced Tuesday that Southwestern Oklahoma State University guard Hailey Tucker has been named the 2017-18 Central Region Women's Basketball Player of the Year, highlighting the D2CCA Central Region Women's Basketball All-Region Teams. Also earning a spot the team was SWOSU junior guard Hayden Priddy, who was named a Second Team All-Region selection. Tucker is a repeat selection as a First Team All-Central Region choice and she becomes the first Lady Bulldog to...

  • SAU Softball's Otts receives first career Great American Conference Player of the Week honor

    Jacob Pumphrey|Mar 14, 2018

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – For the sixth-straight week, a Southern Arkansas Softball player has been awarded a weekly honor by the Great American Conference and on Tuesday afternoon, sophomore Faith Otts was named the league's Player of the Week for her performances at the plate this past weekend. Otts swung a hot bat in Bethany, Oklahoma, this past weekend as the sophomore hit .643 in a 9-for-14 effort. Of those nine hits, five went for extra bases as she collected three doubles and a pair of home runs, while slugging 1.286. She added five RBI a...

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