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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...

 

Marriage License Filings

Brandon Mustard and Shanea Leighann Herren, both of Alva: marriage license with certificate. ($5)...

 

Divorce Filings

Hannah Miller vs. Christopher James Miller: divorce. ($262.14)...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:12 a.m. – Medic needed for female having kidney issues. Medic took the patient to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. 9:37 a.m. – Caller advised his girlfriend was pointing a gun at him. He was able to get the gun away but...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

March 9, 2020 Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) responded to an incident at the Kiowa District Hospital. Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) responded to a non-injury accident at the Kiowa District Hospital. BASO performed a VIN inspection. KWPD...

 

Candidate filing to begin April 8

The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, said Kelly Stein, Secretary of the Alfalfa County Election Board. Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The deadline for filing as a...

 

Meat shortage correction in progress

"Disruptions in normal activities due to COVID-19 have produced a surge in at-home food demand," stated Derrell Peel, OSU Extension Livestock marketing specialist. Recent reports indicate a 77...

 

Hofmeister proposes State Board of Education approve distance learning for students starting April 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 23, 2020) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced today that she will propose a Continuous Learning Plan to the State Board of Education this week to complete the school year for Oklahoma students...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 25, 2020

Woman charged with attempted escape from jail

After being booked into jail, a pregnant woman from Cherokee allegedly assaulted an officer and tried to escape last Wednesday. According to court records, Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil was dispatched to the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 4:...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 25, 2020

Woods County commissioners approved pump purchase

The Woods County commissioners approved the purchase of a pump for county water district No. 3 during Monday’s meeting. The $3,253.83 for the Berkeley 10 horsepower pump from Rotek Services will come from a REAP grant. The district has about...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: The virus in the room

Alright, let’s talk about the virus in the room. COVID-19 is much on everyone’s mind. I want to give some facts the Legislature received from the state health commissioner. He said the reason such extreme measures are being taken – schools,...

 

Letter to the Editor The Cross

In four weeks, we will be observing Easter. This community (Cherokee), along with many others, entertains some sort of Morning Sunrise Service, which depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The setting of this event is usually in the country, on a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 25, 2020

We're in uncharted territory

We are certainly experiencing an interesting time. It’s uncharted territory for most of us. Some people react with panic. Others refuse to pay attention to guidelines. Most of us are just staying... Full story

 

Senate Review

As I’m sure you all know, the coronavirus pandemic has quickly swept across the United States. The virus has now been reported in all 50 states, and numbers continue to rise daily here in Oklahoma....

 
 By AARON BEARD    Sports    March 25, 2020

Dayton double: Flyers' Toppin, Grant claim AP top honors

Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn't even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers' remarkabl...

 

Spirit temporarily suspends Boeing work in some facilities

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems announced Tuesday that it was temporarily halting work for Boeing that is performed in Wichita and two Oklahoma facilities amid an outbreak of the coronavirus. The move came after Boeing...

 

SelectQuote, Inc. Plans to Hire More Than 1,000 New Employees

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 24, 2020-- SelectQuote, Inc., a pioneer in providing consumers with unbiased price comparisons from some of the most trusted insurance carriers, announced today that it is opening 1,000 new insurance sales...

 

Kansas massage therapist accused of misconduct with athletes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A massage therapist charged with a sex crime involving a girl also engaged in inappropriate behavior toward at least six female athletes at the University of Kansas, including unwanted touching during massages, school...

 

With schools everywhere suspended, an education expert answers 4 questions about the upheaval

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jon Pedersen, University of South Carolina (THE CONVERSATION) Most of the school systems that shut their doors due to the COVID-19...

 

Virus cases keep climbing in Oklahoma; 3rd death reported

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Cleveland County woman in her 60s has become Oklahoma's third coronavirus-related death, and the number of confirmed cases continues to climb, state health officials said Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health...

 

Man dies in accident at Tyson Meats plant in western Kansas

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old Garden City man died at a Tyson Fresh Meats plant in western Kansas, authorities said. Kendrick Gregory was doing maintenance work on an assembly line early Monday at the plant in Garden City when he was...

 

It's wrong to blame bats for the coronavirus epidemic

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Peter Alagona, University of California, Santa Barbara (THE CONVERSATION) Genomic research showing that the COVID-19 coronavirus likely...

 

Texas' lieutenant governor says US should get 'back to work'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' lieutenant governor said Monday night that the U.S. should get back to work in the face of the global pandemic and that people over the age of 70, who the Centers for Disease Control says are at higher risk for the...

 

Dow surges 10% as Congress moves closer to passing virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 10% Tuesday as Congress and the White House neared a deal to inject nearly $2 trillion of aid into the coronavirus-ravaged economy. The huge gains on Wall Street followed a worldwide rally as...

 

Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the United States will be reopened by Easter as he weighs how to relax nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some...

 

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