Articles from the November 23, 2022 edition


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  • A rail strike looms and impact on US economy could be broad

    JOSH FUNK|Nov 23, 2022

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. That raises the risk of a strike, which could start as soon as Dec. 9 under a deadline that was pushed back Tuesday. It wouldn't take long for the effects of a rail strike to trickle through the economy. Many businesses only have a few...

  • Religious services and events

    Nov 23, 2022

    Alva Church of God Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Please meet us for coffee and donut fellowship at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. If you cannot make it in person, we are on Facebook at Alva Friends Church Group. The church is located at the corner of College Avenue and Center Street. Barnes Street Church of Christ...

  • Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

    BROOKE SCHULTZ|Nov 23, 2022

    Some of Taylor Swift's fans want you to know three things: They're not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they're angry. That's a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do. It started Nov. 15, when millions crowded a presale for Swift's long-awaited Eras Tour, resulting in crashes, prolonged waits and frantic purchases. By Thursday, Ticketmaster had canceled the general sale, citing insufficient remaining tickets and inciting a firestorm of outrage from fans. Swift herself said...

  • Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

    MARK SHERMAN|Nov 23, 2022

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, with no noted dissents, rejected Trump's plea for an order that would have prevented the Treasury Department from giving six years of tax returns for Trump and some of his businesses to the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee. Alone among recent presidents, Trump refused to release his tax returns either during his successf...

  • Alfalfa County court filings

    Nov 23, 2022

    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 Candise Marie Hake, Okmulgee, 38, has been...

  • Alfalfa County real estate transactions

    Nov 23, 2022

    Real Estate Transfers Book 886 page 185: Juanita Gail Littrell conveys unto Becky Lenshyn. Lots 3 and 4, in block 69 in Park Addition to Cherokee. Quit claim deed. Book 886 page 188: Susan Kreiman conveys unto Susan Kreiman and Benjamin Kreiman. A tract of land in the northwest quarter of section 10, township 26 north, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 886 page 189: Quentin Sturgeon and Lynsie Sturgeon convey unto Layne Lewis Livermont and Ami Leah Livermont. The northwest quarter of section 3, township 23 north, rang...

  • Alfalfa County Sheriff logs

    Nov 23, 2022

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 During this day were four traffic stops. 5:05 p.m. – Report of a head-on collision with injuries on OK-45 and County Road 650. 8:40 p.m. – Caller advised he was having trouble with dogs chasing horses on 5th Street. Advised one has been attacked. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 During this day were three traffic stops. 12:06 a.m. – Medic needed in the 200 block of Texas for a person possibly having a seizure. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 12:50 p.m. – Reports of dogs loose by Sonic. 2:29 p.m. – Reporti...

  • Barber County real estate transactions

    Nov 23, 2022

    Real Estate Transfers Book 148 page 1: Kayla D. Adams conveya unto Shawn Keith Adams. The east 15 feet of lot 28 and all of lot 30, on Second Avenue East, in original townsite to the City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas. Quit claim deed. Book 148 page 2: Rick D. Wesley conveys unto Deborah K. Wesley. The north half of lots 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 on Central Avenue East in Hartzell’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas. Quit claim deed. Book 148 page 3: Debora K. Wesley conveys unto Rick D. Wesley. Lot 27 and t...

  • Candidate filing begins for board of education

    Nov 23, 2022

    Candidates for the boards of education in nine Alfalfa County school districts will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Stephanie Jantz, secretary of the Alfalfa County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, when the filing period ends. Jantz reminds voters that Contests of Candidacy must be filed no later than Friday, Dec. 9, and may only be filed by another candidate for that office. Contests against un...

  • Several items surplussed in Alfalfa County

    Stacy Sanborn|Nov 23, 2022

    The Alfalfa County commissioners declared several items surplus and approved resolutions for their disposal at Monday's weekly meeting. Before doing so, Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall approved the previous meeting minutes, blanket purchase orders, and M&O warrants for payment. They signed the 2022-2023 Estimate of Needs and Financial Statement of FY 21-22 and then, regarding the open Emergency Manager position, agreed to discuss the matter early next year to allow for holidays and end-of-year processes. They also signed the Circuit...

  • Burlington School approves stipends, bids on construction project to be opened early December

    Yvonne Miller|Nov 23, 2022

    Although it's Thanksgiving week and there's no school for break, the Christmas season is upon us as Burlington School plans their Christmas Program and Tree Lighting for Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The true gift to the school from district taxpayers comes in January when construction is to begin on the new gym/community activity center and cafeteria renovations, etc. Those subjects and more were discussed at Burlington's Board of Education November meeting last week with all members present including President Robert Hill, Lindsey Callison,...

  • Freedom school board opens bids for surplus items

    Kathleen Lourde|Nov 23, 2022

    The main business at the most recent Freedom Board of Education meeting Monday evening was opening several sealed bids received for a number of items the board had earlier declared surplus. Freedom had many computers on their surplus list; all bids on computers were accepted. Optima School bid $20 apiece on seven complete computers, and that bid was accepted. However, Optima also bid on two interactive boards for $10 apiece, but they only got one because somebody else bid $25 for one interactive board. That person, Margaret Smith, will receive...

  • Kiowa's VFW and American Legion auxiliaries send care packages to deployed local veterans

    Yvonne Miller|Nov 23, 2022

    Nothing brings a warm, fuzzy feeling to deployed soldiers, especially during the holidays, than a care package from home. Kiowa's Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion auxiliary groups got together and assembled packages of goodies including snacks, drink mixes and games. They mailed the packages to local military who are currently deployed. All members of the Kansas National Guard, these soldiers are graduates of South Barber High School: David Drake, in 2012; Paul Loiselle in...

  • Kiowa City Council waterline project waiting on parts

    Yvonne Miller|Nov 23, 2022

    All members of Kiowa's City Council attended their Nov. 14 meeting, including Mayor Bill Watson and councilpersons – President Brian Hill, Tom Wells, B.J. Duvall, Jason Thayer and Janet Robison. City Administrator Sam Demel, City Attorney Brandon Ritcha and City Clerk Sheila Smith also sat at the council table. Sitting in the audience was Utility Clerk Lynette Callison, Chief of Police Travis Peterson, City Superintendent John Duvall and Fire Chief Bill Duvall. Kiowa's major waterline r...

  • Swonger Makes a Pledge to Veterans

    Yvonne Miller|Nov 23, 2022

    Each year Kiowa's local VFW Auxiliary promotes South Barber student's participation in the national Patriot's Pen essay contest. Teacher Danielle Jewell has eighth graders write an essay based on the theme for that year which in 2022 is "My Pledge to Our Veterans." Annually, nearly 68,800 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW's Patriot's Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Eighth grader Austin Swonger won the local...

  • Waynoka speech and livestock judging contest results

    Nov 23, 2022

    Kennedy Zook and Tayen Redgate competed at the Northwest Division AQFR speech contest on Nov. 17. Zook placed first in the Ag Policy Senior category and Redgate placed third in the Agribusiness Senior category. Zook advances to compete in the state contest on Dec. 3 in Stillwater. Hunter Durkee, Tayen Redgate and Breya Beck competed at the 3rd annual Cuts Livestock Judging Contest on Nov. 18. The team placed third overall and second in Reasons in the Senior FFA division. Individually Durkee...

  • Woods County delays RWD#3 application for ARPA funds

    Marione Martin|Nov 23, 2022

    Board members from Woods County Rural Water District 3 (RWD#3) attended Monday's Woods County Commissioners meeting. Tim Ohm and Tom Nighswonger were there to discuss their application for ARPA funding through the county. Commissioner Randy McMurphy immediately said they'll have to check the criteria on how the ARPA funds can be spent. The RWD#3 application included a skid steer, mini-excavator, two large trailers, a computer, a printer, an iPad, office supplies and fuel supply. Ohm said the...

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