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Oklahoma reaches opioid settlement with 3 drug companies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials have reached an opioid settlement with three drug companies that would bring more than $250 million to finance efforts to battle opioid addiction, state Attorney General John O'Connor has announced. The deal...

 

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 29, 2022

Stitt, Hofmeister hold funding edge in Oklahoma governor bid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and Democratic challenger Joy Hofmeister both took massive fundraising advantages over their opponents into Tuesday's primary election in a state where hot-button issues like abortion, fir...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 29, 2022

Oklahoma voters to cast ballots for 2 US Senate seats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the announcement earlier this year that longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe plans to step down from office early, Oklahoma voters have the rare opportunity to cast ballots on Tuesday for candidates for both of the...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 29, 2022

Oklahoma voters to cast ballots for 2 US Senate seats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the announcement earlier this year that longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe plans to step down from office early, Oklahoma voters have the rare opportunity to cast ballots on Tuesday for candidates for both of the...

 

Fire kills 51 after apparent riot attempt at Colombia prison

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A fire at a prison in southwestern Colombia has killed at least 51 people and injured a dozen more, prison authorities reported Tuesday. The director of the national prison system, Tito Castellanos, told Radio Caracol that...

 

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Too good to be true

Every morning when I open my work email, I sigh in dismay at the number of new items in my inbox. Some days, there is a storm of obvious scams. The ones in Chinese are the easiest to spot. Other days...

 

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 881 page 322: Joel Lopez and Shay Lopez unto Richard Russell and Brandi Russell. Lots 5 and 6 in Block 62, Park Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 881 page 368: Christopher Drew...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's logs

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 During this day were two traffic stops and three reports of cattle out. 11:53 a.m. – Caller advised of a loud “boom” noise and when they looked outside there was a black SUV that appeared to have hit the curb. Advised...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 29, 2022

Alfalfa County commissioners meeting short and sweet

Monday's meeting was brief for the Alfalfa County commissioners. First, Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall signed their usual documents — the minutes of their previous meeting, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and blanket...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 29, 2022

Longtime educator Brent Rousey hired as new Burlington School Superintendent

With a history as superintendent, principal, coach and teacher, longtime educator Brent Rousey is the newly hired superintendent at Burlington School. The Burlington Board of Education voted to offer him the position of superintendent at the terms...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Helena police chief pursues suspects in high-speed chase

The Helena police chief pursued a vehicle at high speed after being notified the occupants were seen throwing packages over the fence at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC). Court records show...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Woman sent for mental health treatment after ramming pickup

A woman from Cherokee is facing several charges after she was reported to have driven her car into a parked pickup. Jenetta Renee Jett aka Jenetta Renee Orr, 52, of Cherokee, has been charged with...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 29, 2022

Kiowa City Council hears plan to build Priority Power Solar Farm

When it was time to call the Kiowa City Council regular meeting to order June 13, they did not have a quorum to hold an actual meeting. Councilwoman Janet Robison had planned to be out-of-town and Councilman Brian Hill was in the harvest field. All o...

 
 By Justin Goodno    Local    June 29, 2022

Barber County 4-H wins Southeast Region Crops Judging Contest

On June 21, several Barber County 4-H members made their way to Emporia, Kansas, to compete in a crops judging contest as part of the Southeast Region 4-H Youth Challenge Day. In the Senior Division,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 29, 2022

Kiowa City Council changes worker's comp insurance

Since Kiowa's City Council had no quorum for their original June meeting they held their meeting last Wednesday evening. The meeting lasted near three hours. All councilpersons attended including: Janet Robison, B.J. Duvall, Brian Hill, Jason...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Texas man stopped for speeding 91 mph

A man stopped for speeding in Alfalfa County turned out to be wanted in Texas. Court papers show on June 17 at 5:40 p.m. Highway Patrol Trooper Randal McCullough was patrolling eastbound on OK-11...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 29, 2022

Sadly, Hardtner has no plans for Fourth of July, Kiowa is picking up the slack

Most of the Fourth of July celebrations I've attended since being a young child were in Hardtner, Kansas. It was the same, relaxing, traditional routine – Swim and play games in the near Olympic size pool at Achenbach Park; eat pit beef...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    June 29, 2022

Redgate serving as 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA chapter president

Tayen Redgate is currently serving as 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA chapter president. She is the daughter of Ryan and Dacia Redgate and has an older brother, Traben Redgate. Tayen has been in FFA since the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Woods County commissioner discuss Senior Center roof problem

The Woods County commissioners are still working on the roofing problem at the Woods County Senior Citizens Center in Alva. The building is owned by the county. There is a roof leak, and there may be...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 29, 2022

Kiowa's own Steele Smith wins World Champion Junior High Team Roping Header title

Imagine a 12 year old cowboy from Kiowa, Kansas, fresh out of sixth grade, walking into the arena of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter with his 13-year-old partner, also just out of...

 

DARCI LYNN SANDER

Darci Lynn Sander began her earthly life on March 31, 1998, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, when her parents, Kyle and Helen (Atendido) Sander welcomed her into their family. Darci's young life was cut...

 

LUANN BAKER

LuAnn Baker was born on November 23, 1953, and passed away on June 28, 2022. Services are pending with Marshall Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com....

 

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