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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...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 18, 2022

EXPLAINER: GOP leaders announce deal on $9.8B spending plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate announced an agreement Tuesday on a $9.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, the largest in state history. Unlike previous years, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 880 page 183: Kim Allen Metcalf, trustee of the Metcalf Family Trust, conveys unto Kim Allen Metcalf, trustee of the E.J. Metcalf and Betty Jo Metcalf Revocable Trust. The northwest quarter of section 34, township 35...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:12 a.m. – Report of possible fire on OK-11 and Jefferson. Fire department advised it was just a pup trucks on location. Everything was okay. 9:40 a.m. – Medic needed for a male having chest pains. Medic took the patient...

 

Voter registration deadline approaches

June 3, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 28, 2022, Primary Election, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said today. Jantz said that persons who are United States...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 18, 2022

Alfalfa County to go for bid on bridge construction projects

Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall of the Alfalfa County commissioners convened for their regular meeting Monday morning, joined by County Clerk Laneta Schwerdtfeger and Administrative Assistant Nancy Lambert. The officials reviewed the last...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Helpful ODOC agent arrests two women on contraband charges

Two women face felony charges after an alleged attempt to introduce multiple items of contraband into James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. According to court records, on May 9, about...

 

Judge: Regulators wrong to ban beer label that had naked man

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled. The owners of Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery argued that th...

 

Annual alumni reunion hosted by 1972 Aline-Cleo graduates

The Aline-Cleo Class of 1972, celebrating their 50th, hosted the annual high school reunion on May 7 in the Aline Senior Center. Fifty-seven were in attendance and emcee Steve Irwin saw to it that a good time was had by all. The honored 2022 graduate...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 18, 2022

Burlington School Board hires girls basketball coach, accepts two resignations

The Lady Elks have a new basketball coach. The board approved hiring Margo Hamilton as girls basketball coach for the 2022-2023 school year as recommended by Superintendent Kevin Brown. This was...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Man found hiding in Helena charged with felony

A man found hiding behind a home in Helena and contraband found near James Crabtree Correctional Center were linked by a law enforcement investigation. Court documents show on May 9 at 4 a.m....

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 18, 2022

Cherokee baccalaureate tonight, meal at 6, service at 7

The final days of school are upon Cherokee students. Baccalaureate is tonight, Wed., May 18. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the service will be at 7 p.m. Eighth-grade graduation is tomorrow at 7...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 18, 2022

City Council says Kiowa's swimming pool to open Memorial Day

All the kiddos who love to swim, the swim team and others who enjoy the pool will be happy to know Kiowa's Swimming Pool is set to open on Memorial Day. This is according to Kiowa's City Administrator Sam Demel who made the announcement at the...

 

Senate Review

We’re onto the final countdown for this year’s legislative session. Only about two weeks remain before we are constitutionally required to adjourn sine die, which means we’ll end our legislative business with no set date to resume for the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Hannaford announced as NWOSU 20th president

Congratulations to Dr. Bo Hannaford! He has been named the 20th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The announcement was made Monday by the Regional University System of Oklahoma....

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 18, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

All focus is on the state budget this week. All parties have been involved in the discussion at this point, and while we're not in total agreement, we are close. We anticipate budget bills will be heard in our Joint Committee on Appropriations &...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 18, 2022

Woods County Commissioners sell six mowers

The Woods County Commissioners accepted the only sealed bid they received for the sale of six surplus mowers. Western Equipment of Alva bid $11,000 per mower. The commissioners said later they will be...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 18, 2022

South Barber junior high teams place at HOPL, Swonger wins four gold medals

Early in the season Junior High Head Track Coach Matt Cantrell told the Newsgram, "Our junior high kids will work and compete hard this year." The kids certainly proved their coach's statement to be t...

 

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of...

 

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths from primitive indoor...

 

Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year. That's the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home. Traffic deaths rose 10.5% over 2020, the largest...

 

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo's grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must "reject the lie" of the racist "replacement...

 

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to co...

 

Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling sign

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron's COVID-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: "What do you plan to do when you retire?" "Murder-sui...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    May 18, 2022

Sex abuse suit filed against Oklahoma City Catholic school

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ten current and former students of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City and six parents or guardians are suing the private school, alleging it fostered "a rape culture" for more than 10 years. School officials h...

 

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