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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

Keith Eugene Norton and Shawna Sue Hatfield, both of Carmen: marriage license with certificate. ($5)...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2 p.m. – Report of dogs loose and fighting. 9:14 p.m. – Caller advised he was walking down OK-11 when his service dog alerted him and his chest started to hurt. Advised he took three nitro and his chest still hurts. Medic...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

March 24, 2020 Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) performed multiple VIN inspections. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to a request to speak to an officer on W Eldorado Avenue. MLPD responded to a commercial alarm on S. Iliff...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 8, 2020

'The first day of new school'

With only five days to prepare, Alva Public Schools (APS) administrators, teachers and staff worked hard to implement a cohesive distance learning plan for students. Washington School Principal Shane...

 

Cherokee Manor converting to temporary medical facility

According to Cherokee City Manager Michael Jones, due to Cherokee and more specifically Alfalfa County being a rural community, it is likely that we will be one of the last places in Oklahoma that will have multiple citizens in need of medical care...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 8, 2020

City of Kiowa stimulating local economy with `Kiowa Bucks'

“It's about economic preservation,” Kiowa City Manager Rusty Varnado said. He was referring to a move the city council made at a special meeting the morning of March 26. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is taking a financial toll...

 

Oklahoma Human Services to issue emergency relief payments to foster families

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) will begin issuing emergency relief payments to foster parents in early April. These payments, which will be paid monthly, per child, are meant to support foster families as they...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 8, 2020

Hey Kiowa kids! Watch for the Easter Bunny in a golf cart throwing candy to you Saturday

That nasty coronavirus, COVID-19, has temporarily shutdown the country and is trying to ruin traditional Easter activities. Kiowa's Chamber of Commerce members have brainstormed how to still make it fun for children and respect the social distancing...

 

Fact or fiction: A facemask cannot prevent me from catching COVID-19

Common surgical facemasks are not designed to block viral particles – the little droplets that are expelled into the air when you cough or sneeze while sick. These types of masks do not create a seal around your nose and mouth and therefore are...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 8, 2020

Goltry man charged with assault, reckless driving

A Goltry man is being charged after he allegedly drove his pickup through a stop sign, into yards and straight toward a highway patrol vehicle. Jarod Lee Smith, 32, of Goltry, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a felony....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 8, 2020

New sign at SB Elementary is thanks to Jarrett Koblitz – "Mr. Christmas"

A newly updated lighted sign stands in front of the South Barber Elementary, "Home of the Lil' Chiefs," in Kiowa, Kansas. What makes this sign extra special is a placard on it that says "Donated by...

 

DALTON JAY BLACK

Dalton was born April 28, 1995, in Wichita, Kansas, and passed away April 4, 2020. There will be a private family burial for Dalton on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Viewing will be Tuesday, April 7,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: Remember we're Oklahomans

In the face of this crisis, I wanted to talk to you as a friend and not just a state representative. This is not a time to sit back and worry about tomorrow. I recently heard a quote I thought was quite appropriate in the current situation: “We...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 8, 2020

Home alone and phishing schemes

With the restrictions brought on by COVID-19, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. I’m continuing to work, but I’m finding I have more free time these days. I spent Sunday alone at...

 

Senate Review: State-wide health emergency declared

The governor declared a “health emergency” on Thursday, which triggered a provision in state statute that requires the legislature to convene in a special session to confirm or deny the health...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 8, 2020

Alfalfa County tries to get ahead of revenue shortfalls

Commissioners in Alfalfa County met earlier this week, going through the same security measures as others looking to enter the courthouse – answering health questions before signing in. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (joined by...

 

COVID-19 curbside testing offered in Alva

Beginning Monday, April 6, curbside COVID-19 testing became available by appointment only at the Woods County Health Department in Alva while supplies are available. • Patients will not require a physician’s order to be tested. However, they...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory April 7 at 7 a.m., there are 1,472 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional 16 deaths: Six in Tulsa County: a male in the 18-35 age group, a female in 50-64 age group, and three females and a male...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 8, 2020

New bleachers being installed in South Barber High School's gym

Approved by the school board earlier this school year, new bleachers are being installed in the South Barber High School gym. Principal Brent Shaffer said installation started last Saturday morning...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 8, 2020

Principals report `distance learning' is working at South Barber amid coronavirus pandemic

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) reared its head as ugly as the hideous bats that helped originate it in China, causing a pandemic worldwide, everyone has been affected in some way. Schools across the United States are closed in an effort to stop...

 

Want feedback from Federer? Tweet him your volleying video

Roger Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp of sorts, a chance to get tennis tips from a guy many consider the greatest of all time. While people all over the world are cooped up because of the new coronavirus ...

 
 By Stephen Whyno    Sports    April 8, 2020

Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in the NFL draft. If the Cincinnati Bengals select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first overall as expected, the Ohio State...

 

OGE Energy Corp. first quarter 2020 earnings webcast

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2020 results at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time), Thursday, May 7, 2020. This call is being webcast...

 

Midstream companies focus on safe operations to meet critical needs during COVID-19

TULSA, Okla., April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As people around the world continue to make major adjustments and tough decisions related to the COVID-19 crisis, GPA Midstream Association, GPSA, and their member companies are tirelessly working to...

 

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