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 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2021

Robocalls have declined temporarily

Every day at home my landline rings with calls I don’t want to answer. I can expect at least one call per day from “Unavailable” and one from “Toll free number.” I have an answering...

 

Crews start excavating possible Tulsa Race Massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Workers on Tuesday began excavating remains of possible Tulsa Race Massacre victims, removing them from a cemetery where searchers so far have found 27 bodies, according to Oklahoma State Archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck. "Today...

 

Senate Review

We’ve officially adjourned the 2021 legislative session, and with it we accomplished many items that will move our state forward. We focused on a number of priorities, including expanding broadband access, protecting the unborn, increasing health o...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 191: Larry G. Ehresman and Elizabeth Ehresman, husband and wife, unto Thad B. Ehresman and Ashley L. McAllaster. Lots 25 and 27 on First Avenue West in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge. Joint...

 

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 marriage filings

Marriage License Monte James Stebens and Justina M. Zimbelman, Helena: marriage license. ($50)...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 871 page 2: Melvin Eugene Dewitt Revocable Living Trust, unto Geraldine A. Dewitt Revocable Living Trust. The west 6 feet of lot 1 and all of lot 2, in block 4, in Holcomb Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County,...

 

Barber County Court filings

Criminal Filings Joshua Paul Thompson has been charged with theft of property or services, value less than $1,500; and use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into the human body. Rayna Sunshine Weber has been charged with possession of...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 During this day there were two traffic stops. 9:15 a.m. – Caller advised he had a Polaris Ranger stolen from his property. 1:36 p.m. – Caller wanted to talk to an officer about a possible violation of a protective order....

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 9, 2021

Alfalfa County employee addresses commissioners

Emotions ran high at Monday's Alfalfa County commissioners meeting as longtime county employee Vernon Sanders addressed Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach about the upcoming change to his employment status. Besides Sanders, Alfalfa County...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 9, 2021

Smith resigns as Alva High School principal

Alva School Superintendent Tim Argo started off his report to the school board Monday with a list of resignations and reassignments. Dr. Steven Maier has resigned as a physics teacher. Argo said...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 9, 2021

Cherokee board of education

The Cherokee school board approved hiring Keela Patterson as elementary principal and Lane Pruett as junior high/high school principal at the board regular monthly meeting Monday. Amy Eckhardt was also hired as an elementary teacher. Jeremy Hickman...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 9, 2021

Kiowa Hospital Board gets good audit, has improved finances with Covid-related money

Following the annual meeting, the Kiowa District Hospital Board met for their regular monthly meeting May 25 at the Community Building. Board President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present: Marcia Cantrell, Jeff Miller, Jim...

 

Goltry med student has externship in Cherokee

Northwest Oklahoma native Shelby Cummins spent two weeks participating in a summer rural externship during which she shadowed Dr. Timothy Newton at Great Salt Plains Health Center in Cherokee, Oklahoma. Cummins, a Goltry resident, will start her...

 

Mantz's celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, Roger and Betty Mantz will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Roger and Betty exchanged vows on June 12, 1971, at the First Assembly of God Church in Alva, Oklahoma. The...

 

Phillips' to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Eckley and Melva Phillips of Alva are excited to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14. They were married on June 14, 1971, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and lived the first 13 years of their ma...

 

Germans from Russia presentation by Dr. Eric Schmaltz at Sod House Museum

On Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Dr. Eric Schmaltz of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will give a presentation entitled “Resilience and Transformation: Germans from Russia in Northwestern Oklahoma (1889–1940)” at the Sod House...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 9, 2021

Wheat whacking to start in just days in northwest Oklahoma and south-central Kansas

It's June 8 and everyone is at the starting gate ready to hear "on your mark, get set, go!" It's not a track meet but the excitement is there for the 2021 harvest of primarily red, hard winter wheat....

 

BARBARA DUGGINS

Barbara was born on November 21, 1935, in Stroud, Oklahoma, to E.K. White and Elva Cagle White and passed from this life on June 4, 2021, at her home in Cherokee, Oklahoma. She married Junior Dale...

 

JERRY DEAN NUSSER

Funeral service for Jerry Nusser was held 2 p.m. on Monday June, 7, 2021, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Aton officiating. Interment was in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the di...

 

WILMINA "NINA" BURKES

A memorial service for Nina Burkes will be held 2 pm, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Carmen Christian Church with Pastor Kirk Board officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Wentworth...

 

TAMMI RENEE TUXHORN

Funeral services for Tammi Renee Tuxhorn, 62, of Fairview, Oklahoma, were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Fairview Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Ricky Chance officiating....

 

Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal denied by Supreme Court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of beating a man to death with a hammer. The court on Monday denied, without comment, the appeal of James Coddington, 49, who was convicted...

 

Alabama, Oklahoma State schedule home and home series

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Oklahoma State have scheduled a home and home football series for the 2028 and 2029 seasons. The Crimson Tide's series with Notre Dame will move to the 2029 and 2030 seasons. Alabama and Oklahoma State announced...

 

Investigators say deputy killed Missouri woman holding gun

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City sheriff's deputy fatally shot a woman after being called to a home to check on the welfare of a resident there, authorities said. The shooting happened after deputies were called to a Garden City home...

 

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