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Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:10 a.m. – Garfield County advised they were going to be doing a search and they needed a list of all stolen things in our county. 1:33 p.m. – Medic was needed for a male with numbness who recently had heart surgery....

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

April 20, 2020 Medicine Lodge Police Department and Barber County Sheriff’s Office (MLPD and BASO) responded to a domestic disturbance on Central Avenue. BASO investigated a report of theft in Hardtner. MLPD investigated a report of suspicious...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Alfalfa County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 30 Primary Election and Special County Election need to apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. There are also three Board of Education...

 

More Beadles Parade Pictures

We have more pictures from the April Showers Parade Thursday evening for the residents of Beadles Nursing Home....

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 6, 2020

Alfalfa County proclaims May 3–9 Oklahoma Home and Community Education week

Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall met Monday morning, starting with the usual items of business: last week's meeting minutes, maintenance and operation payment warrants, and blanket purchase orders. Those were all approved, along with...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2020

Alva board hires AHS, Lincoln Elementary principals

The Alva Board of Education meeting was accompanied by the hum of fans Monday afternoon. Board members gathered in the high school library for social distancing but the room was lacking air...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 6, 2020

Burlington High School plans outdoor graduation Friday, May 22

The Burlington Class of 2020 plans their graduation for Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. For the first time in anyone's memory, the BHS commencement will be held outside on a grass lawn north of the school. This change is due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 6, 2020

Moms talk challenges of teaching their elementary kids due to COVID-19

In this unprecedented time with the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans' way of life as we know it has been drastically different the past two months. One of the biggest changes is that school buildings are closed in the nationwide effort to stop spread of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 6, 2020

Nescatunga Arts Festival postponed until Aug. 8

That ugly COVID-19 pandemic keeps rearing its ugly head. This time it's messing with the Nescatunga Arts Festival. The headline says the festival is postponed until Aug. 8. You're thinking – an outdoor festival in August – no way! Everyone will h...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 6, 2020

Outdoor South Barber graduation Saturday afternoon with social distancing

This coming Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m., South Barber High School in Kiowa, Kansas, will set school history with a non-traditional graduation. This is a culmination of a year that has wrecked the...

 

South Barber FFA completes spring service project

One definition found for the word community is "a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common." Another definition is "a feeling of fellowship with others,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2020

Action on tabled on WCEDC director

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) still hasn’t made a public decision on hiring an executive director. During a special meeting Monday noon at the Northwest Technology Center in Alva, the WCEDC came out of executive session...

 

Dennis Clell Pierson

Dennis Clell Pierson (affectionately known as D'dad), age 81 of Irving, Texas, passed away on April 29, 2020, in Denton, Texas. A private graveside service was held on Monday, May 4, 2020, at...

 

Elsie Jane Maltby

Graveside services for Elsie Maltby were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2020, at the Carmen City Cemetery with Rev. Cody Stinnett officiating. The service was livestreamed on the Marshall Funeral...

 

Larry Lee Lyon

Viewing for Larry Lee Lyon will be Wednesday, May 6, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home in Alva. Cremation will follow and a graveside service for the family will be held at Memorial...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

One of the first things the Legislature will tackle when it returns to session May 4 is the budget for Fiscal Year 2021. When the state Board of Equalization met in February, it certified $8.244 billion for the Legislature to appropriate for FY21....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2020

Alva school pictures out for bids

On Sunday the Alva Public Schools ran a brief legal notice stating they’re taking bids on school pictures for next year. Specifications may be picked up at the administration office at 418 Flynn. The notice was in the Alva Review-Courier. I’m...

 

Senate Review: Oklahoma still lags nation in census response

If you’ve yet to complete your census, I’d like to once again urge you to do so as soon as possible. Although we’ve seen improvement in recent weeks, Oklahoma is still behind the national respon...

 
 By ARNIE STAPLETON    Sports    May 6, 2020

Lock excited for Elway's endorsement, offensive makeover

At least in one sense it's been an ideal offseason for Drew Lock. Broncos GM John Elway declared the second-year passer his established starter. Then, he went out and added old hands and fast feet in the kind of offensive makeover quarterbacks...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 6, 2020

Some Kansas businesses eagerly reopen, but others hesitate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restaurant dining rooms, retail stores and some offices began reopening Monday after Kansas lifted a statewide stay-at-home order, though some business owners hesitated, still concerned about the novel coronavirus. Gov. Laura...

 
 By Roxana Hegeman    Regional    May 6, 2020

11 attorneys general seek probe into meatpacking industry

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during...

 

Kansas police find 19-year-old man dead with gunshot wound

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — Suburban Kansas City police responding to a welfare check Tuesday found a 19-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound, a shooting authority said they are investigating as a homicide. Prairie Village officers found Kiven...

 

Records show man who shot Kansas officer had violent history

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who died in a shootout in which he killed a police officer was struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and had become increasingly threatening while awaiting trial on burglary and assault charges, according to...

 

Court documents detail killing of 18-year-old Wichita woman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in the April shooting death of an 18-year-old Wichita woman told a friend he chased down the car the woman was in and "unloaded" a semi-automatic rifle on the car following a fight at a local trailer park, according...

 

Univ. of Louisiana System cutting tuition for some students

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The University of Louisiana System is trying to draw more adult learners who didn't finish their college degrees back to school by offering them cheaper tuition. System President Jim Henderson announced the tuition cut plans...

 

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