Articles from the June 19, 2019 edition

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Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 During this day there was one report of cattle out, two civil papers served and nine traffic stops. 2:28 p.m. – Report of a reckless driver on US64 in a red pickup. 3:13 p.m. – Vehicle repossession. 7:37 p.m. – Welfare ch...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 144 page 277: James Mitchell Reed and Dawn Reed, husband and wife, unto Jason M. Thayer and Sameta G. Thayer, husband and wife. Lot 12 in block 118 in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa. Joint tenancy...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Richard Allen Holt has been charged with theft of property or services; value less than $1,500. Civil Filings In the matter of the name change of Sondray Thunder Powell. Ditech Financial LLC fka Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Rodgina...

 

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 obtai...

 

Clovers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Bob and Barbara Clover of rural Nash, Oklahoma, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 21, 2019. Robert (Bob) Clover and Barbara Arnold were married June 21, 1959, at the...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Alfalfa County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the July 9 Special Election for the City of Cherokee should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Although the county election board can...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2019

Career, community and family highlight Beverly Kinzie's life

After helping place upward of 30 murals on walls throughout Alva, Beverly Kinzie has stepped down from the presidency of the Alva Mural Society. This seems like an appropriate time to recognize her...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2019

Cherokee man charged with assaulting father

Cherokee police were called to an altercation involving a father and son Thursday, June 13. The son, Larry Bryce Harris Jr., 44, of Cherokee, was charged with a felony and three misdemeanors. He is accused of throwing a large chunk of concrete at...

 

Community gardens growing

Barber County has two community gardens this summer. Both of these are available to anybody to harvest produce. In total, 5600 square feet have been dedicated to these gardens. In Kiowa, the garden...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2019

Cherokee man sought on domestic assault charges

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Edward Quixote Jones, 37, of Cherokee. Jones is wanted by Alfalfa County on charges of domestic assault and battery by strangulation and domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse. The first felony...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 19, 2019

There are some 'excellent yields' out there, but rain keeps halting the 2019 wheat harvest

Just when combines try to get in fields of now amber waves of grain to cut what appears to be a high yielding wheat crop, Mother Nature again opens the clouds for another few inches of rain. Talking to elevator operators in the Newsgram reading area...

 

Medicine Lodge Junior High student Brooke Boyce receives academic recognition from Duke

Duke University has recognized Brooke Boyce, seventh grader from Medicine Lodge Junior High, for being among the most academically talented middle school students in the nation. She is the daughter...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 19, 2019

Lambert's pickup lands in flooded Little Mule Creek

Saturday at 4 a.m., Kiowa man Nathan Lambert, 29, had a single vehicle wreck that landed him and his pickup in the flooded Little Mule Creek along K2 Highway two miles west of Kiowa. Kansas Highway...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    June 19, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve juvenile detention center contracts, among others

At this Monday's regular Woods County commissioners meeting, the group approved several contracts with juvenile detention centers. Contracts with both the Beckham County Juvenile Detention Center and the Northwest Oklahoma Regional Juvenile Detention...

 

Alva Goldbug Baseball Summer Tournament

This is the fourth year for the Alva Goldbug Baseball Summer Tournament with eight teams playing. Games will be played at Crenshaw Field (AHS Ballpark). Admission pricing will be at the gate. Money raised from this event is used to buy balls,...

 

JACQUELINE L. LEEPER

Funeral services for Jacqueline Leeper will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Ron Pingelton officiating. Private family interment...

 

DONNA DORENE JOY

Donna Dorene Joy was born October 15, 1936, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Kenneth and Pearl (Steward) Benningfield. She passed away June 15, 2019, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Kansas, at the...

 

SUZANNE RESLER

Suzanne Resler passed peacefully surrounded by friends and family in her home in Alva, Oklahoma, on Monday, June 17, 2019. She had stunningly learned of the pancreatic cancer that would take her life...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 19, 2019

Overflow crowd at Alva council meeting

Monday night was standing room only at the Alva City Council meeting. This rarely happens. I’ve been covering council meetings for news a long time, far longer than any of the current council has be...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 19, 2019

Oklahoma high court rejects challenge on Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's highest court on Tuesday rejected a legal effort to block a plan for a public vote on whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor residents. Just hours after hearing oral arguments in the case, the...

 

Oklahoma City mayor declarer's city's first pride week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mayor David Holt has declared Oklahoma City's first official Pride Week to celebrate LBGTQ accomplishments. Holt helped kick off a week's worth of events Monday with a mayoral proclamation to "reaffirm our city's commitment...

 

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said...

 

Mother accused of false Father's Day claim arrested

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is accused of making false accusations about her daughter's father that prompted a search for him on Father's Day. The Wichita Eagle reports that 34-year-old Ronetta Ann Clement was...

 

Wichita businessman spared prison in gambling case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal magistrate spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from illegal poker games. Brandon Steven, 45, was sentenced to three...

 

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