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Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 110: Harold Dean Willmon, a married man dealing in his own property, and his spouse never having been a resident of the State of Kansas, convey unto Judith Ann Willmon and Terry Lee Colborn. Beginning at the...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 12, 2021

Race massacre commission leader rips gov for signing bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A leader of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission sent Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt a scathing letter on Tuesday over Stitt's signing of a bill that prohibits the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism in Oklahoma...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:19 a.m. – Garfield County called for a welfare check in the 200 block of Broadway. 5:40 a.m. – Medic needed in the 700 block of Pennsylvania for a female who fell. 8:11 a.m. – Report of a dog complaint in the 700 block...

 

Barber County court filings

Limited Filings Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Rudy Perez: debt collection. Small Claims Filings SC Telcom vs. Sooner Directional. Traffic Filings Francesca Delaney Deberg has been cited for maximum speed limits ($183). Alexandra Savannah...

 

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...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 12, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners sign contract on bridge construction

It was a cool, rainy morning Monday when the commissioners of Alfalfa County met. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach had a considerable amount of paperwork to sign. The three men spent a large portion of time signing off on maintenance and oper...

 

Cherokee FFA Banquet

The 72nd Annual Cherokee FFA Banquet was held on May 4 in the exhibit building at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds. The evening began with a short welcome from President Drake Williams and was followed...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 12, 2021

Freedom School curricula update almost complete

The Freedom School Board of Education, at its meeting Monday evening, learned that the school's project of completely updating the English, math, science and history curricula, including textbooks, is nearly complete. The board, with all members...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 12, 2021

KDH hires Nurse Practitioner Dedra Rathgeber

Marcia Cantrell, retired elementary principal at South Barber, sat at the table for the first time as a new board member at the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors meeting April 27. President...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2021

Cleo Springs man dies in motorcycle crash

A Cleo Springs man died in a motorcycle wreck Friday, May 7, in Major County. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Kelly G. Nightengale, 64, of Cleo Springs, was operating a 2006 Kawasaki...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 12, 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...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 12, 2021

South Barber joins KASB Coalition to protest inflated February natural gas bill

At the May meeting of the South Barber USD #255 Board of Education Monday night, they took action to protest their natural gas bill with Symmetry for February. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2021

OG&E representative visits Woods County commissioners

OG&E representative Alex Mantz visited the Woods County commissioners meeting Monday morning. She wanted to let them know as of the first of the year she was transferred to the Woodward area which...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2021

Woodward man dies in roll-over motorcycle wreck

A Woodward man died in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Cimarron County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports Joseph T. Castor, 71, of Woodward, was operating a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle on US-64...

 

CYNTHIA (CYNDI) SHORTER CUNNINGHAM BOUGH

Cynthia (Cyndi) Shorter Cunningham Bough was born on October 8, 1946, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Daniel A. Shorter and Margery Jean Peck Shorter. She died on April 10, 2021, in Frisco, Texas. She attended...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 12, 2021

Happy Mother's Day?

I’ve always considered Mother’s Day as a time to honor our mothers. Even though my daughter was traveling out of state, she sent me some nice gifts and a sweet text message. However, this past...

 

Senate Review

We’re going to start with a little good economic news this week – Oklahoma’s April tax collections rose 38 percent in comparison to April 2020 – a clear sign that our economy is recovering from the devastating impacts of the Cobif-19...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 12, 2021

Carl's Capitol Comments

I wanted to talk about the state budget this week, but negotiations are still underway. As you can imagine, when you have three bodies of power – the House, the Senate and the executive – all led by people with their own vision and their own sens...

 

Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago. William Lewis Reece, 61, faces charges of first-degree murder...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 12, 2021

Brent Kisling returning to Burlington as graduation speaker Friday night

Burlington native Brent Kisling is now Oklahoma's executive director of commerce. He was appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt when he took office two years ago. Kisling grew up on a farm west of Burlington a...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 12, 2021

Cherokee sports are benefiting whole area, school superintendent notes

School's winding up – Wednesday at 7 p.m. is Cherokee's baccalaureate ceremony; Thursday at 7 p.m. is the junior high graduation; Friday at 7 p.m. is the high school graduation. “It's been a very busy last couple weeks,” Superintendent Bryce...

 

Man charged in death of Wichita QuikTrip security guard

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of a security guard and former Wichita police officer. Laroy Monzell West, 41, of Wichita, is accused of killing 39-year-old Will Robinson, who died two days...

 
 By Joya Misra    Regional    May 12, 2021

US parents pay nearly double the 'affordable' cost for child care and preschool

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) President Joe Biden wants to make child care more affordable across the U.S. Under his American Families Plan, proposed in April 2021,...

 

Services set for Kansas priest considered for sainthood

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas priest who is being considered for sainthood will be laid to rest in Wichita in September, his family and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita announced Tuesday. The remains of the Rev. Emil Kapaun, who died in a...

 

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