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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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 898, page 457: Lenora J. Bateman conveys unto Domenic C. Pena and. Carlos Pena. The south half of lots 1–6 in Block 26 in the Original Town of Jet, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book 898, page 485: Sarah L...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 During this day was a traffic stop. 2:21 p.m. – Report of a sick raccoon in the 600 block of Grand. Advised it is upsetting the caller’s dogs. Wednesday, April 3, 2024 During this day was one report of cattle out. 12:14 a.m...

 

SHARON KAY FAUCETT

Sharon Kay Faucett passed away Monday, March 25, 2024, in her home at the age of 74. A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2024, at the First Baptist Church in...

 

TEDDY PAUL BARRETT

Memorial services for Teddy Paul Barrett will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Waynoka Church of Christ with Bill David Walker officiating under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home o...

 

CHARLES 'Tom' CLARK

Funeral service for Tom Clark will be Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Driftwood Christian Church. Burial will follow at Byron-Amorita Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing will be Friday from 10 a.m....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2024

High winds Saturday spread wildfires

I generally don’t pay much attention when forecasts call for high wind gusts. My life doesn’t include many outdoor activities. Despite being indoors at the newspaper office Saturday, I did notice tho...

 

Delivering the invocation for the legislative session

One of the things I'm blessed to do each week is offer the invocation before the Wednesday Legislative Session of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Last week, I chose to read the scripture Philip...

 

Pushing for economic development in northwest Oklahoma

It is truly an honor to serve as the voice for more than 80,000 Northwest Oklahomans at the Capitol. However, in my 10 years of service, I’ve found that this voice is not always heard by the Legislature as rural Oklahoma is often put on the back b...

 

Oklahoma is first to recognize Medal of Honor recipients inside a state capitol building

Week 2 of committee meetings of considering House bills is under our belt. There were several bills in Public Safety and one bill in Veterans and Military Affairs. This week will be the last week to...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Jennifer runs Boston Marathon 30 years to stop MS, not only for sister but now niece also

(Editor's Note: This article is a personal account, an editorial, by Yvonne Miller) My worst fear came true two weeks before Thanksgiving last year. Our daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with multiple...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2024

Woods County commissioners approve bids for water meters, magnetic door lock system

Two sealed bid openings were held during the Woods County Commissioners meeting on Monday. Chairman Randy McMurphy opened the meeting with commissioners David Hamil and John Smiley present. County Clerk Shelley Reed also attended. Only one bid was...

 

Waynoka school board approves $3,000 incentive pay for support staff

At Monday’s Waynoka school board meeting, a $3,000 incentive payment to support staff was approved. The payment – half of which will be paid in August, and the other half in January – is to encourage staff to sign their 2024-25 school year contr...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Kiowa District Hospital receives $40,000 Circle grant

Last Thursday, "4/4/24 at 4," Kiowa District Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of being in their new facility at 1002 S. 4th. An estimated 30 or 40 people enjoyed refreshments, selecting KDH...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 10, 2024

Dacoma Farmers Coop convenes for its 107th annual meeting

Dacoma Farmers Co-op held their 107th annual meeting last week and boasted a great turnout. The building was filled with people, prizes and great barbeque with all the trimmings from The Bull... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2024

Races in Alfalfa, Woods County filings

Several races have developed in county and state filings that closed Friday, April 5. Woods County has two candidates for sheriff and three for County Commissioners District 2. Alfalfa County incumbents for court clerk and County Commissioner... Full story

 

Alva Farmer's Market planning meeting set for 2024 season

Anyone interested in marketing their produce or other goods at the Alva’s Farmers Market on Flynn are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Woods County Courthouse, 407 G...

 

Aline-Cleo Alumni Reunion set for May 11

The Aline-Cleo Class of 1974, celebrating their 50th, will host the annual Class Reunion on May 11 at the Aline Senior Center. Registration begins at 5 p.m. followed by a “potluck” meal at 6 p.m. David Beckwith, Debra Beckwith Cox, Maricarol Boo...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 10, 2024

Share Medical Center representatives visit Alfalfa County commissioners

During this week's Alfalfa County commissioners meeting, two representatives from Share Medical Center gave a brief presentation. Commissioners Garret Johnson, Mike Roach, and Nate Ross were in attendance, along with county clerk Laneta...

 
 By Gail Ellis    Local    April 10, 2024

Western Oklahoma wildfire data reports significant loss to land, cattle and infrastructure

STILLWATER – Wildfires that scorched the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles in late February ravaged livestock forage, destroyed homes, barns and other structures, and killed hundreds of animals. Oklahoma State University Extension specialists and m...

 

Respite vouchers available for caregivers

If you live in Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Texas, Woods or Woodward counties and care for someone 60 years of age or older that needs assistance with activities of daily living or who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia you m...

 

Cherokee school board's Seat 4 to be filled via application process

At the Cherokee school board meeting Monday, April 8, the process by which the vacant seat, Seat 4, would be filled was discussed at some length. Superintendent Schanbacher had obtained direction from OSSBA. “We can appoint someone or we can hold a...

 

South Barber forensics team wins Heart of the Plains League Championship

Under the leadership of Coach Meagan Masters, the South Barber forensics team is the Heart of the Plains League champion. Students earned 20 medals at this meet, which South Barber hosted. The results follow (**State Champs qualifiers; *State...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Rooks Retirement Recognition fills South Barber Central Office with well-wishers

Monday night you could hardly find a parking place in the general vicinity of the South Barber USD #255 building on Main Street in Kiowa, Kansas. It was time for the April Board of Education meeting.... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2024

Two from Cherokee charged with possession of stolen pickup

Two people from Cherokee have been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. A few days later, the two were arrested on burglary charges. On March 26, Cherokee Police Officer Reith Claflin received information on a possible stolen vehicle out of... Full story

 

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