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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 845 page 838: Elisa Jean Diel, a single person, and Matthew W. Roberts, a single person, convey unto Diego Gutierrez. Lot 2, in block 7 in Gilmore’s Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalf a County, Oklahoma. Warranty...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 During this day there was three reports of cattle out and nine traffic stops. 11:15 a.m. – Caller advised of a suspicious person around his area at County Road 600 and Harper Road. The man was drivi ng a silver Tacoma pickup...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Legal    May 15, 2019

Alfalfa County commissioners go out on six month bids

The sun was shining Monday morning as commissioners in Alfalfa County met for their weekly meeting a drastic change from last week’s conditions. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woo dall went about their routine business approving previous...

 

Annual Salad Supper hosted by Nash CFW

Popular story-teller Ginger LaCroix will be the special guest speaker at the annual salad supper hosted by the Nash Christian Women's Fellowship on Monday, May 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Nash Christian Church. Special music will be performed by...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2019

Cherokee residents charged with child abuse

Two people from Cherokee are facing multiple felony charges. The woman is charged with allegedly providing three underage girls with alcohol and marijuana. The man is facing three counts of child sexual abuse. Court records show Cherokee Assistant...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 15, 2019

Freedom School board members approve driver's ed schedule

All five members of the Freedom School board met alongside Superintendent James Miller and Principal Michelle Shelite Monday night and kicked off the meeting by looking over the consent agenda. After members reviewed the fund reports and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 15, 2019

Retirement of maintenance director, co-cheer sponsors named at SB School Board

The South Barber Board of Education had 25 minutes in executive sessions in a one hour and 20 minute meeting Monday night. No action was taken upon return to the open meeting regarding the two executive sessions. Board President Mark Pollock called...

 

WCSS Team places at 4H District Shoot

Five members of the Woods County Shooting Sports Team participated in the 2019 West District Enid Spring Trap Shoot on May 11. The event was held at the Grand National Gun Club North of Enid and was open to all 4H West District trap shooting sports...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    May 15, 2019

Woods County Commissioners approve disaster emergency proclamation

All three Woods County commissioners were present for the meeting Monday, May 13. Warrants and claims were approved. The regular minutes from May 6 were approved as well. Road crossing permits for OG&E at Ellis Rd. and 370 were approved. Disaster...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The legislature is winding toward the close of this legislative session, but the end date is still uncertain. One sticking point is the education budget. The Senate president pro tempore on Thursday said he’s found a way to allocate $200 million...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2019

Leaders solve problems instead of complaining

As students graduate from high school and college this time of year, commencement speakers offer advice on how they can succeed in their future lives. I was listening to the Northwestern Oklahoma...

 

Senate Review

We are in the last stretch of this year’s legislative session and the governor continues to act on the bills making their way to his desk. As of the end of last week, he has received 231 Senate Bills, signed 201 of those and vetoed five. On the...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Intense budget negotiations continued at the Capitol this past week. I think an important point that needs to be made is that even though there are different ideas about the details, the Senate, the House and the Governor have all agreed for months...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 15, 2019

Heritage Center Players to present comedy 'Dearly Departed'

Matt Thom again sits in the director's chair to bring you a comedy by the Heritage Center Players in Medicine Lodge this weekend. Performances of the comedy play "Dearly Departed" are Friday and...

 

Short Springs Cemetery Association annual meeting to feature State Sen. Pederson

On Monday, May 27, the historic Short Springs Schoolhouse will once again ring with the sounds of singing and laughter. Visitors from several states and local families all with ties to the Short...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 15, 2019

South Barber graduates give tribute to classmate Jarrett Koblitz

As the South Barber Class of 2019 held commencement Saturday afternoon, 18 students graduated. However, there was one honorary graduate who "is in the heart of each classmate here," as classmate and...

 

Timberlake FFA celebrates 2018-2019 success

The 2018 -2019 school year ended on a high note for Timberlake FFA members as they found great success at the State FFA Interscholastics in Stillwater April 26-27 and the State FFA Convention in... Full story

 

Tribes across country push for better internet access

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust....

 

Authorities ID hiker killed in Appalachian Trail attack

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was stabbed to death in an attack on the Appalachian Trail in southwestern Virginia, federal authorities said Tuesday. The FBI and U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said 43-year-old Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. died of...

 

Police: Video shows man moving wife's body from Texas hotel

PHOENIX (AP) — A husband arrested in Arizona on suspicion of concealing his wife's dead body was seen earlier on security video moving a woman's naked body to his vehicle outside a Texas hotel, police said Tuesday. Previous footage showed the...

 

Oklahoma judge rejects dismissal requests in opioid lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Oklahoma's multibillion dollar lawsuit against opioid producers will proceed. Pharmaceutical companies had argued that the state tried to misuse public nuisance laws. Cleveland County District Judge Thad...

 

5 workers hurt in fire and explosion at Oklahoma paper mill

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a fire and subsequent explosion at a Georgia-Pacific paper mill in eastern Oklahoma injured five workers and left two firefighters with heat exhaustion. Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service operations...

 

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