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Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 890 page 183: Lee Elgin Selby and Darla D. Selby, and Elgin F. Selby convey unto Denton Ray McAlister. East half of northwest quarter of Section 10, Township 24 north, Range 9, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 890 page 183: Lee Elgin Selby and Darla D. Selby, and Elgin F. Selby convey unto Denton Ray McAlister. East half of northwest quarter of Section 10, Township 24 north, Range 9, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, May 8, 2023 During this day was one traffic stop. 7:14 a.m. – Medic needed on County Road 630. Medic took the patient to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. 7:54 a.m. – Report of someone breaking into their house in the 1000 block of Grand. Ad...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 17, 2023

Second Annual `Stateline Memorial Ruch March' May 27

It's time to fill your ruch sack or backpack with canned goods, put on your hikin' gear and take off walkin'. Saturday, May 27, is the second annual Stateline Memorial Ruch March. It's organized by the American Legion 175 and Sons of the American Leg...

 

Failes earns Diversified Agricultural Production State FFA Proficiency Award

Brant Failes of the Cherokee FFA Chapter earned first-place honors in the 2023 Oklahoma FFA Diversified Agricultural Production Proficiency Award area during the 97th Oklahoma FFA Convention on May...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 17, 2023

Freedom school board discusses storm damage to gym, scarcity of ag teachers

The Freedom School board held a special meeting Monday, May 9. Called to order at 7 p.m. by Vice President Philip Kirkpatrick, the other members present were Kyle Rhodes and Robert Babcock. Also present at the board meeting were Superintendent...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 17, 2023

Second Annual `Stateline Memorial Ruch March' May 27

It's time to fill your ruch sack or backpack with canned goods, put on your hikin' gear and take off walkin'. Saturday, May 27, is the second annual Stateline Memorial Ruch March. It's organized by the American Legion 175 and Sons of the American Leg...

 

Senate Review

I apologize for not having a column last week. I was under the weather, and not rainy weather. Although many areas of the state have received rain, I have been continually monitoring the drought conditions in our area. With little to no rain, our...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 17, 2023

It's not national news, but it should be

Every week the news seems to report another mass killing either by guns or other means in the U.S. I recently read a Time magazine article about the decline in life expectancy in the U.S., the...

 

Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Alva Church of God is located at 517 9th St., in Alva. Sheryl White is our pastor. Sunday: Normal hours are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening youth meet at 5 p.m. This is for youth sixth...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 17, 2023

A.I. pros and cons

Calculators have been around since 2000 BC, originating among the Sumerians and Egyptians. Called an abacus, it used beads on rods to add and subtract. The beads resembled beans, hence the label “be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 17, 2023

Alva Parks & Recreation approve Kimley-Horn consulting agreement

After hearing a presentation from Kimley-Horn about services they could provide for an artificial turf project, last week the Alva Parks and Recreation Board rejected a proposed agreement to provide design build bid services for $70,000. At last... Full story

 

China's loans pushing world's poorest countries to brink of collapse

A dozen poor countries are facing economic instability and even collapse under the weight of hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign loans, much of them from the world's biggest and most unforgiving government lender, China. An Associated Press...

 

8-year-old girl dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas, as agency struggles with overcrowding

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks. The 8-year-old girl and her family were being...

 

Meet D'Arcy Drollinger, a drag performer who's now the first drag laureate in the US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-trans legislation is roiling the nation. Bills prohibiting drag performances are cropping up in statehouses. Violence and vitriol are turning children's drag story hour events into headline-news protests. San Francisco is...

 

Pentagon leak suspect was warned multiple times about mishandling of classified information

BOSTON (AP) — Superiors of the Massachusetts Air National Guard member charged with leaking highly classified military documents had raised concerns internally on multiple occasions about his handling or viewing of classified information,...

 

Incredible shrinking lakes: Humans, climate change, diversion costs trillions of gallons annually

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change 's hotter temperatures and society's diversion of water have been shrinking the world's lakes by trillions of gallons of water a year since the early 1990s, a new study finds. A close examination of nearly 2,000 of...

 

'Indiana Jones' swings into Cannes Film Festival; Harrison Ford honored before joyous festivalgoers

CANNES, France (AP) — Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford swung into Cannes on Thursday for the world premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" in one of the most anticipated events of the French Riviera festival. Fedoras abounded in the...

 

Supreme Court avoids ruling on law shielding internet companies from being sued for what users post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Google, Twitter and Facebook in lawsuits seeking to hold them liable for terrorist attacks. But the justices sidestepped the big issue hovering over the cases, the federal law that shields...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 17, 2023

Utility rate increase debated by Alva City Council

A proposal to pause a scheduled utility rate increase for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1, was debated during the Alva City Council meeting Monday night. By city ordinance, the utility rate... Full story

 

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