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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 857 page 269: Ty Burkes, a single person, conveys unto Chelsea Parks and Austin Parks, wife and husband. Lot 18, 19, 20 and 21, all in block 18, in the Original Town of Helena, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Joint tenancy...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 During this day there were two traffic stops. 9:10 a.m. – Disturbance between siblings in the 100 block of Texas. 11:32 a.m. – Report of a fire in the ditch east of Goltry. 5:36 p.m. – Report of a fire northwest of Lahoma....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 145 page 138: Teresa G. Fishgrab, a single person, conveys unto Phillip Murray Lester. All that part of lots 1 and 2 and the south half of the northeast quarter of section 1, township 33 south, range 11 west of the 6thj PM,...

 

LARRY JOE RICHEY

Graveside services for Larry Joe Richey will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Steve Graham and Rev. Chris Ruwaldt officiating. Memorial services will be 2...

 

RICK PARKER

Ricky Dean, son of Patsy B. (Armantrout) and Daniel Dean Parker, was born on October 8, 1950, around the Woodward area. He passed away in Enid, Oklahoma, on June 6, 2020, at the age of 69 years, 7...

 

WAYNE LEE SCHOLLENBARGER

Wayne Lee Schollenbarger was born June 16, 1974, in Alva, Oklahoma, and graduated from Alva High School in 1993. Wayne will always be remembered as a hard worker, a lover of travel, and a dedicated...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Oklahoma voters on June 30 will be asked to vote yes or no on State Question 802, which seeks to add a new article to the Oklahoma Constitution to expand eligibility for Oklahoma’s Medicaid program to include low-income, able-bodied adults. A yes v...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2020

Watch for wrong-way drivers in Alva

Last week I saw two instances of drivers in the wrong lane in downtown Alva. Wheat harvest and summer classes at the university have brought new people to town. We’ll probably see many drivers who...

 

Senate Review

It’s been busy across District 19 the past few weeks as my fellow farmers and I have been preparing for harvest. I’d like to send my best wishes and blessings for all of those working tirelessly i...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 17, 2020

Woods County commissioners approve annual insurance bills

The Woods County commissioners handled several routine items including annual insurance agreements Monday. All commissioners were present for the June 15 meeting in the courthouse conference room. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 17, 2020

Burn ban in effect for Alfalfa County

Alfalfa County commissioners signed a slew of paperwork Monday morning at their meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall kicked things off with routine items – meeting minutes from June 8, maintenance and operation warrants for payment,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

KDH moving closer to new therapy and wellness addition, welcomes Dr. Bliss

Dr. Kirk Bliss, DO, began practicing at the Kiowa District Hospital and Rural Health Clinic in late May and is reportedly keeping busy. “We have a great provider team,” CEO Janell Goodno said. The KDH Board of Directors met for their monthly...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Kiowa City Council searching for new administrator, hears comments about AAHN's Place, has new firetruck

The June 8 meeting of Kiowa's City Council was the last for City Administrator Rusty Varnado. See the separate story in the Newsgram today telling about Varnado's departure and his appreciation to the city. Mayor Bill Watson presided over the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Kiowa's outgoing city administrator thanks council

At the June meeting of Kiowa's City Council, outgoing City Administrator Rusty Varnado expressed his appreciation to the council "for allowing me to serve Kiowa." After a military career in the U.S.... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Hardtner will have 4th of July fireworks and celebration

“Hardtner will have Fourth of July fireworks and a celebration,” Syd Sterling said. “Instead of protesting and rioting we are celebrating that we live in this great country and have `Freedom, Family and Fireworks!'” That incidentally is the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Wheat field fire northeast of Burlington burns nearly 80 acres

Saturday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., Burlington's Fire Department received a call about a wheat field fire at County Road 600 and Osage Road. That location is two miles east and six miles north of... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

The 2020 Wheat Harvest in Newsgram reading area `fast, furious and great'

The year 2020 has been turbulent and depressing, and caused sheer madness in the U.S., thanks to the horrendous coronavirus pandemic that came from China. The entire nation's economy was severely damaged, especially with recent protests that turned... Full story

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on an AIDS vaccine that doesn't exist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seizing on a medical milestone that doesn't exist, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks the same scientific expertise that produced a vaccine for AIDS can deliver one soon for COVID-19, too. There is no vaccine for AIDS....

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    June 17, 2020

Oklahoma St. coach Gundy apologizes for wearing OAN T-shirt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel, Gundy apologized. Hubbard, who is black, suggested Monday he may...

 

Near Trump's rally site, black Tulsa lives with fiery legacy

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa's noisy crosstown expressway. He's on the other side of the city's historical white-black dividing line from where President...

 

Businesses ask patrons to waive right to sue if they get ill

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopen across the U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns, many are requiring customers and workers to sign forms saying they won't sue if they catch COVID-19. Businesses fear they could be the target of litigation even if...

 

Oklahoma sees 228 new coronavirus cases, four new deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Tuesday reported 228 new cases of the coronavirus and four additional deaths. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said the total number of cases in Oklahoma of COVID-19, the illness caused by...

 

Value of police body cameras limited by lack of transparency

In the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Atlanta last week, officers' body cameras captured about 40 minutes of footage, but not the critical moments that end with one of them opening fire. In Oklahoma City, it took police more than a year t...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 17, 2020

Don't ask Tulsa's mayor about Trump rally plans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For most mayors in deep-red states like Oklahoma, the prospect of hosting the first rally for President Donald Trump in months would be a delight. It would showcase the city on an international stage and draw revenue for local...

 

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