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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 divorce filings

Divorce Filings Braden Tyler Waugh, Cherokee, vs. Kelia Lometa Waugh, Cherokee: divorce ($262.14). Kerry Richardson, Helena, vs. Rachel Soap: divorce ($252.14). Cynthia Ann Hudson vs. Robert Wayne Hudson, Lindsay: divorce ($252.14...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:52 a.m. Caller advised of three calves out in Barber County. Transferred the call. 6:48 a.m. Controlled burn on Kay Road. 8:50 a.m. Controlled burn south of Byron. 12:57 p.m. Report of a loose dog. 4:30 p.m. Report of a...

 
 By Brian Thomas    Local    May 30, 2018

Alfalfa County commissioners renew TGS seismic survey permit

The Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting this Monday morning. All commissioners were present, as well as Nancy Lambert, Troy Eshleman, Clint Reams, Thomas Wessels and Laneta Unruh. After the call to order, Lambert gave the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 30, 2018

Remember the Aesop Fable about the tortoise and the hare?

The day before 911, an Edmond family appeared on The Today Show with their beloved tortoise named Gracie. You see, Gracie had gone missing for three years following a 1998 tornado in Edmond and found...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 30, 2018

Woods County commissioners declare Woods County to be a disaster area

After northern Woods County received up to 11 inches (David Strawn's place) of rain last Thursday, considerable damage was done to roads, tin-horns and bridges. Commissioner David Hamil, who oversees that part of the county, said if you climbed up...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 30, 2018

South Barber graduates 13

South Barber High School had 13 graduates in 2018. At commencement they had three speakers: the valedictorian Trae Rathgeber, Salutatorian Idallis Shaffer and senior class president Slater Blick....

 

Harper-Forell announce engagement

Ty and Sharon Harper of Freedom, Oklahoma, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kylee Jeanne Harper to Cody Vincent Forell, son of Guy and Kelly Forell of Alva, Oklahoma. The...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 30, 2018

Lynn Says

This January, a Texas man was the victim of a violent attack and his jaw broken in two places. He was taken by ambulance to an emergency room in Austin. After checking to see if the hospital was on his insurance network, he followed a nurse's...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 30, 2018

Burlington calls for transportation bond election, resignations accepted

Terry Graham called the May 21 meeting of the Burlington School Board meeting to order with members present: Robert Hill and Aaron Smith. Allison Armbruster and T.J. Rockenbach were absent. Other school officials present were: Superintendent Dr....

 

DUANE WAUGH

Funeral services for Duane Waugh will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, First United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and...

 

ECU's Filer Earns Academic All-District Honors

ADA – East Central University men's cross country and track & field junior Larry Filer has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 7 Men's Track/Cross Country team, selected by CoSIDA, for the second straight season. The Wichita Falls,...

 

Stanford officially named as Division II All-American in high jump

NEW ORLEANS (May 29, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian's McKenzie Stanford became the first NCAA Division II All-America first-team selection in any sport Tuesday when the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association officially announced...

 

Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed at electing lawmakers who support gun reforms...

 

Classes resume at Texas school where gunman killed 10 people

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Like some of her classmates, senior Brooke Williams had mixed emotions about returning Tuesday to classes at Santa Fe High School, where a student fatally shot 10 people in the nation's deadliest school attack since the...

 

Indiana middle school to reopen, 5 days after shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to reopen for classes on Wednesday, five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who was credited with disarming the...

 

Maize teacher accused of sexual relations with student

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teacher faces several charges accusing him of sexual relations with a student. The Wichita Eagle reports that 44-year-old Johnny Paul Yelverton of Maize was charged last week with six counts of unlawful sexual relations...

 

Justin Timberlake visits Texas shooting survivor in hospital

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Pop star Justin Timberlake made a surprise visit to a Texas school shooting survivor as she recovers from her wounds in a hospital. Sarah Salazar was among the more than two dozen injured in the May 18 attack at Santa Fe...

 

Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said Monday that his swift decisions "were the only acceptable actions" to save his seventh-grade students. Jason...

 

MARILYN SUE MATTHIESEN

Marilyn Sue Matthiesen, 78, of Grove, Oklahoma, wrote her final chapter on May 24, 2018. Sue was born in Enid, Oklahoma, to Tom and Ruby Jones, and was the second oldest in a family of seven...

 

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian...

 

Trump borrows language of accusers, critics in Mueller tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — In language that echoed that of his accusers and critics, President Donald Trump alleged on Twitter that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team was "MEDDLING" in the upcoming midterm elections and blamed Democrats...

 

Corsicana Porchfest in Texas: Visit with folks on the porch

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — It's an old-fashioned way to spend a Saturday: Visit with folks on a porch, stroll around downtown, enjoy a cold drink and a snack. That's the idea behind a new event called the Corsicana Porchfest & Crafternoon, scheduled...

 

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