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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 court divorce filings

Divorce Filings David Alejandro Garcia vs. Anica Renee Garcia: divorce ($262.14)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 During this day there were two traffic stops. 12:13 p.m. – Welfare check needed for a friend whose phone has been busy since the day before. 2:15 p.m. – Report of a fire on Latimer Road and County Road (CR) 700. 4:34 p.m....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 40: HMS Ranch, LLC, and Camille A. Colle and Dennis E. Colle, unto SC Generations, LLC. The south half of the southwest quarter of section 14; The south half of the southeast quarter of section 15; a strip of land...

 

Barber County court filings

Traffic Filings Amanda Watson Fekany has been cited for maximum speed limits ($165). Carl Ray Gibson has been cited for maximum speed limits ($207). Maranda M. Hacker has been cited for maximum speed limits ($153). Colleen Frances Huber has been...

 

Barber County divorce filings

Domestic Filings Amanda Nicole Olson vs. Terry C. Olson: marriage dissolution/divorce. Dacia D. Doman vs. Lance L. Sparkman: marriage dissolution/divorce....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 7, 2021

Recent legislation, state board action increase financial pressure for Alva Public Schools

After more than a year of dealing with falling revenue from gross production (oil and gas) taxes, the Alva Public Schools are facing more financial pressure from new legislation and a state school...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 7, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners hold executive session

The Alfalfa County commissioners held an executive session during their meeting this past Monday – the first in several years. Last week, the three men – Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach took no action on an agenda item that attracted a...

 

Karlie Snow named Aline-Cleo February Student of the Month

Karlie Snow, sophomore, was chosen as the February Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. Her school philosophy is, "Always do your best." She feels that her school is unique because it is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 7, 2021

Burlington FFA Work Auction raises $17,000

An estimated 130 people attended Burlington School's FFA Work Auction and potluck meal held last week at the city hall and fire station. FFA Chapter Advisor Wyatt Shaw said they raised about $17,000...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 7, 2021

Recent legislation, state board action increase financial pressure for Alva Public Schools

After more than a year of dealing with falling revenue from gross production (oil and gas) taxes, the Alva Public Schools are facing more financial pressure from new legislation and a state school...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 7, 2021

Burlington extends early administrative contract to incoming superintendent

Burlington's Board of Education held a brief special meeting in March. The item of business regarded the newly hired superintendent Kevin Brown who is to start this summer with the retirement of Dr. Stacey Croft, effective at the end of June. The...

 

Kiowa sixth-grader raises awareness about autism

On Saturday morning, a small crowd gathered in Progress Park in Kiowa, Kansas, for the town's first Autism Awareness Walk, and to eat barbecue, get their faces painted, enjoy Lane Haas' singing...

 

Clapp-Berry announce engagement

Pastor John and Teresa Clapp of Alva are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Moriah Lynn Clapp, to Riley Jacob Berry, son of Glenn and Kim Berry of Trenton, Michigan. Moriah is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 7, 2021

Kiowa City Council talks water rate structure increase to help pay for new waterlines

As crews start replacing nearly 100-year-old waterlines in Kiowa, Kansas, the city council is taking care of adjusting the water rates structure to help pay for the project. The $6.2 million project replaces not only the lines in town but also pipe...

 

Foundation provides grant to Cherokee Schools

The LaWilda Bishop Reitz Foundation recently presented a grant to the Cherokee Public Schools. The $2,000 will be used for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program providing free books to preschool children. Each child will receive a specially...

 

PATSY 'PAT' LOUISE MELROSE

Passed away March 25, 2021, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Pat was born November 2, 1941, in Coleman, Texas, and moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1965. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Leroy Melrose (of Oklahoma...

 

BARBARA JEAN HAWKINS

Barbara Jean Hawkins, 90, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born on January 26, 1931, in Zenda, Kansas, the daughter of James Bailey and Cora (Newberry)...

 

BILLY BOYD HALE

Billy Boyd Hale, age 88, passed from this life at his home in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, surrounded by his family, after a hard fought battle with CHF. His Oklahoma celebration of life service will be...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

As a state representative I’m afforded some truly great opportunities. Monday, March 29, was one of those occasions. I was invited to attend a ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center to dedicate the new outdoor “Tip of the Spear” exhibit as...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 7, 2021

Covid-19 ranks third in causes of death in 2020

When the CDC released preliminary figures on the causes of deaths in the U.S. during 2020, Covid-19 hit the No. 3 spot. Covid-19 bumped "unintentional injuries" down the list, which also includes...

 

Senate Review

Since we met the March 11 deadline to hear Senate bills on the floor, the process has now started over, and we’ve been working on hearing House bills that were approved by their chamber in our committees. We must complete this committee work by...

 

Norman businessman appointed University of Oklahoma regent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced the appointment of a Norman investment executive to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. If approved by the state Senate, Rick Nagel, 49, would replace Regent Gary Pierson and...

 

Oklahoma expert expects COVID-19 cases to spike Wednesday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Oklahoma will rise by about 1,300 on Wednesday after one laboratory's reports on positive tests in recent months were found to have gone uncounted, state epidemiologist Dr. Jared Taylor...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    April 7, 2021

Cherokee Nation AG: Congress must allow state-tribe compacts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Congress must take action to allow American Indian tribes to compact with state governments to prosecute crimes in Indian Country, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Sara Hill said Tuesday. The tribe has filed charges... Full story

 

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