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Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, April 26, 2021 During this day there was one traffic stop. 9:47 a.m. – Report of a tag stolen off his Chevy Impala. 10:53 a.m. – Medic needed for a female with shortness of breath and numbness. Medic took patient to St. Mary’s Hospital...

 

Muscogee Nation drops 'Creek' from its name in rebrand

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Muscogee Nation announced a new brand identity on Tuesday that drops the 'Creek' reference from its name that the tribe says can confuse the public. Muscogee Nation creative manager Brian OnTheHill also created a new...

 

Alfalfa County divorce filings

Divorce Filings Philip Fred Pitter vs. Tera Gay Pitter: divorce ($272.14). Joshua William Allen, Byron, vs. Jessica Rae Allen: divorce ($262.14). Janetta Renee Orr vs. Christopher Daniel Orr, Cherokee: divorce ($262.14)....

 

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...

 

Correction

Correction An error on the marriage date for Gabrielle Calderone and Tyson Gale was printed incorrectly in the Wednesday, April 28, Newsgram. This is what the announcement should have read; The wedding will take place at The Vault...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Hansen begins new term on Alva School Board

Shane Hansen was administered his oath of office by Secretary Karen Koehn at the beginning of the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. Hansen was the incumbent for Seat 1, and no one filed against...

 

Aline-Cleo April Student of the Month

Elizabeth Wallace, junior, has been chosen as the April Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. Her school philosophy is, “Don't worry about what you did wrong, focus on what you can get right in the future.” She feels her school is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Gugelmeyer earns ACT Scholar recognition

Scoring a 32 or higher on the ACT (American College Test) earned Nora Gugelmeyer recognition as an ACT Scholar. She is a senior at South Barber USD 255 and will graduate as the Class of 2021...

 

Cherokee FFA member earns Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship State Proficiency Award

Drake Williams of the Cherokee FFA Chapter earned first-place honors in the 2021 Oklahoma FFA Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award area during the 95th annual Oklahoma FFA Convention...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Woods County Commissioners recognize OHCE Week

OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) members were present Monday as the Woods County Commissioners read and signed a proclamation for OHCE Week May 2-8. Attending were Paula McMurphy, Carol...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Cherokee man faces 12 felony charges in two counties

A Cherokee man is facing seven felony counts in Alfalfa County involving possession of child pornography. An additional five felony counts were filed against him on the same day in Woods County,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 5, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners declare May 2-8 OHCE Week

The Alfalfa County commissioners proclaimed May 2-8, 2021, as Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week. OHCE is a statewide, county-based organization that partners with Oklahoma State University an...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Cindy Molz Yandell celebrated and remembered with park bench

It was a beautiful spring morning last Saturday in Kiowa, Kansas, as the family, friends and classmates of Cindy Molz Yandell gathered to dedicate a bench in her memory at Progress Park. Yandell died...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

It's May and calendars are full of activities

Suddenly May is here, school is winding down and the calendar is packed with events. The Alva Swimming Pool Task Force scheduled four town hall meetings to go over the results of the engineer’s...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 5, 2021

Carl's Capitol Comments

The House last week passed a bill that stirred a lot of passion from members on both sides of the political aisle. House Bill 1775 is specifically designed to stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory in our public schools and higher education instit...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

South Barber duo Binning and Erickson are state forensics champions

“It's been a good 10-plus years since we (South Barber) had a state forensics champ,” teacher and forensic coach Meagan Henry said. South Barber senior Porsha Binning and junior Ruston Erikson are the state champions in Improvised Duet Acting...

 

Oklahoma is now a Second Amendment Sanctuary State

The governor signed a historic piece of legislation this past week that I was very pleased to see get across the finish line. Senate Bill 631 is now law, which makes Oklahoma a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. Our Second Amendment rights are under...

 

Customs: Woman hid cocaine in shoes at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman was caught trying to smuggle $40,000 worth of cocaine in multiple pairs of shoes through the Atlanta airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs officers stopped the 21-year-old on Sunday after...

 

Oklahoma no longer accepting full federal vaccine allocation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials are no longer accepting the state's full allocation of coronavirus vaccines as demand has dropped, Deputy Commissioner of Health Keith Reed said Tuesday. "The allocation would exceed 200,000 a week...

 

Ex-Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith signs with Oklahoma St

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State said Tuesday it has signed former Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith. After a medical redshirt season at Texas Tech in 2019-20, Smith shot a team-high 60.9% from the floor this past season and ranked second...

 

Bruce Springsteen receives this year's Woody Guthrie Prize

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has won the 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize, which is given to an artist seen as carrying on the spirit of the folk singer whose music focused on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Guthrie, who grew up in...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    May 5, 2021

GOP lawmakers in Kansas push COVID-19 relief for businesses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers advanced a plan Tuesday to provide hundreds of millions of dollars to Kansas businesses hurt by coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and they're poised to give GOP leaders the final say over how the federal...

 

Kansas man convicted in plot to kill attorney, informant

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Grandview Plaza man has been found guilty of conspiring to hire someone to kill an assistant Geary County attorney and a confidential informant. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that Samuel Ibarra-Chu...

 

Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

An avowed antisemite who testified that he wanted to kill Jews and was sentenced to death after he shot and killed three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City in 2014 has died in prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday....

 

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in...

 

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