Articles from the September 20, 2017 edition


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  • Alfalfa County court filings

    Sep 20, 2017

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filings Tanner Ray Reynolds, Waukomis, 22, has been...

  • Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

    Sep 20, 2017

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:39 a.m. Reporting party (RP) advised of a grass fire at McWillie elevator on Carter Road. Paged Helena Fire Department. Advised fire was out. 1:41 p.m. RP advised of a controlled burn on Caddo and County Road 530. 2:32 p.m. RP advised he hit a wire while mowing and it sparked and started to smoke and was going up into a box on the pole. Contacted Alfalfa Electric Cooperative for the wire to be disconnected. Paged Amorita and Byron Fire Department. 3:21 p.m. RP advised of a cattle out on Highway 11. 4:11 p.m. RP...

  • Alfalfa County real estate transactions

    Sep 20, 2017

    Real Estate Transfers Book 816, Page 777: Made by Rex Weigand and Julia E. Weigand, husband and wife, in favor of Rex Weigland and Julia E. Weigland, Co-Trustees, or Successor Trustees of the Weigland Family Revocable Trust. An undivided 1/3 interest in the surface and oil, gas, and minerals of the NE/4 of Sec. 2 and W/2 of NE/4 of Sec. 11, Township 26 N, Range 12 W, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; An undivided 1/3 interest in oil, gas, and minerals of the NW/4 of Sec. 27, Township 27 N, Range 12 W, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; An undivided 1/3...

  • Barber County Sheriff's Office log

    Sep 20, 2017

    September 11, 2017 Medicine Lodge ambulance responded to Abbe Circle. No transport. Deputy Miller investigated an abandoned vehicle on Highway 160. Deputy Paasch investigated reckless driving on U.S. Highway 281. September 12, 2017 Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from the Medicine Lodge Memorial to the helipad. Kiowa ambulance transported patient from Campbell Street to Kiowa Hospital. Medicine Lodge ambulance responded to Hibbard Street. No transport. September 13, 2017 Paul L. Smith, Medicine Lodge, driving a Honda Pilot, hit a...

  • `Grand Lil' Opry' coming to Anthony's historic theater Oct. 7

    Yvonne Miller|Sep 20, 2017

    Just as the historic movie theater in Anthony, Kansas, is a vintage piece of property at 80 years old, country music legends have a vintage sound. Country music lovers won't want to miss the first-time “Grand Lil' Opry” that will happen at the Anthony Theatre Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The “opry” will feature music and sounds of the Kansas prairie as 17 local artists are scheduled to sing a mix of music made famous by country legends. Audience members will probably have a hard time selecting their favorite song among the over 30 to be performed. Watch a...

  • Kiowa City Council talks major water line project funding; some question cost

    Yvonne Miller|Sep 20, 2017

    Kiowa Mayor Brandon Farney called the September meeting of the Kiowa City Council to order the evening of Sept. 11 with all members present, including Bill Watson, R.L. Simpson, Russell Molz, Brian Hill and Tom Wells. City Administrator Lou Leone also sat at the council table as did City Clerk Trish Brewer and City Attorney Laurel McClellan. City Utility Clerk Lynette Callison sat in the audience as did Kiowa Police Chief Steve Johnson. The agenda was lengthy with probably the most discussed item, the proposed $8 million main water line...

  • Facebook reveals real identity of driver

    Marione Martin|Sep 20, 2017

    A driver was issued three traffic citations after being pulled over by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, but he ended up with three more serious charges later. According to court records on Aug. 13 about 9:10 a.m. Trooper Darrin Lancaster was patrolling south of Cherokee on US-64 in Alfalfa County when he radar checked a vehicle traveling 76 mph in a 54 mph zone. He activated his emergency lights and turned his vehicle around to follow about two miles south of Cherokee. The vehicle continued north without slowing down, and Lancaster caught...

  • Timberlake FFA named finalist for national Building Communities award

    Sep 20, 2017

    The Timberlake FFA chapter of Helena has been chosen as a finalist to compete for a 2017 National Premier Chapter: Building Communities award from the National FFA Organization. The National Chapter Award Program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a program of activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening...

  • Woodward man struck by train near Medford

    Marione Martin|Sep 20, 2017

    A man from Woodward died after falling into the path of a train Sunday near Medford. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, David Duane McCullum, 43, of Woodward was walking on top of the train when he slipped, falling between the train cars. He was then struck by the train. The fatal incident occurred at 5:02 p.m. on SH-11 a quarter mile east of Medford in Grant County. The train was at the Chisholm Trail grain terminal when the accident occurred. The report did not say why McCullum was on top of the train. The Highway Patrol is still...

  • Browns celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Sep 20, 2017

    Freddie and Marilyn Brown invite you to help them celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 626 College Ave, Alva. Hosting the celebration are their children, Kathy and Dirk Davis, Gary and Terri Brown, their grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 1915 Canyon Road, Alva, OK 73717....

  • Alfalfa County E-911 Board begins to take shape

    Stephanie Lambert|Sep 20, 2017

    The Alfalfa County commissioners' meeting on Sept. 18 included several guests, including Kolby Arnold and Colton Castle, representatives from the E-911 program. All Alfalfa County commissioners were present. Arnold attended the previous meeting to introduce the idea of the E-911 program having its own board, and Castle furthered the discussion at this meeting. The meeting began by the approving of the minutes from the previous meeting, and the approval of M & O warrants for payment, blanket purchase orders, the monthly officer's report, and...

  • Woods County commissioners have short meeting

    Lynn L. Martin|Sep 20, 2017

    About the only business the Woods County commissioners handled on Monday was leasing some tax roll software for the treasurer's office at a $1,000, and declaring surplus two refrigerators at the Free Fair. They also approved a list of paid holidays to be utilized by the county: Woods County Holidays for 2018 Monday January 1 New Year's Day Monday January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday February 19 President's Day Friday March 30 Good Friday Monday May 28 Memorial Day Wednesday July 4 Independence Day Monday September 3 Labor Day Monday...

  • Test drive a vehicle and help youth soccer program

    Sep 20, 2017

    Bryan Chevrolet Buick is partnering with the South Barber Recreation Commission in Kiowa, Kansas. They are holding a test drive fundraiser to help provide new equipment, such as bags, soccer balls and ball pumps, as well as a cash gift for the local soccer league. This is through the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program. Spokesperson Aimee Bryan said to make this happen they need at least 25 South Barber supporters to test drive a new car or truck and register the experience online before the end of September. She said the dealership is...

  • CAROLYN RUTH HOADLEY

    Sep 20, 2017

    Carolyn Ruth Hoadley, age 64, of Flint, Michigan, died suddenly and much too soon Friday, September 8, 2017, at McLaren Regional Medical Center – Flint. Funeral services were held on September 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, G-1208 N. Ballenger Hwy., Flint Township, Michigan. Carolyn's brother-in-law, Chaplain Bobby Payne, officiated. Carolyn was born the daughter of Howard and Juanita (Houghtelin) Parr November 10, 1952, in Cherokee, Oklahoma. She lived in Amorita, O...

  • CHARLES FRANCIS ELLIS

    Sep 20, 2017

    The graveside service for Charles Francis Ellis will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC with Bill David Walker officiating. Charles Francis Ellis was the third of six children born to Edna Ruth and George Franklin Ellis. Charles married Betty Stallman of Waynoka in 1948 and they were married for 66 years. Charles is survived by one son, one daughter, six grandsons, seven great grandsons, four great granddaughters and three sisters....

  • DONALD LEE REPLOGLE

    Sep 20, 2017

    Funeral services for Donald Lee Replogle will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Waynoka Church of God with Pastor Ken Higgins officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC. Donald Lee Replogle, son of the late Glenn Herbert and Alice Irene (Stark) Replogle, was born April 9, 1937, at Waldron, Kansas, and passed away September 17, 2017, at Edmond, Oklahoma, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 8 days. He served in the United States Air Force. On June...

  • MILDRED MARIE MARTIN

    Sep 20, 2017

    Funeral services for Mildred Marie Martin will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Ruwaldt officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Mildred Marie Martin, daughter of the late Archie Lee and Hattie Adelle (Prosser) Clayton, was born May 6, 1945, in Lamar, Colorado, and passed away September 17, 2017, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 12 days. Mildred was united in marriage to Paul John Bohrer at...

  • RODNEY JAMES MUSTARD

    Sep 20, 2017

    Family visitation will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor John Clapp officiating. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Wharton Funeral Chapel. Rodney James Mustard was born to Doris Evenlyn (Higgins) Mustard Kornele and Alonzo Flinton Mustard Jr. on October 3, 1940, in Sterling Kansas. He passed away at the age of 76 ye...

  • Can you fix the school?

    Freedom School Superintendent|Sep 20, 2017

    Can you fix the school? In its simplicity, the question implies that the education system needs to be fixed and is based upon the belief that everyone wants the best school. When we see a headline that perpetuates the belief that our schools could be better, it transitions our want to a need to improve our school. According to Bill Gates, “Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.” As the new superintendent of Freedom Public Schools, I want to outline what I believe makes a gre...

  • Lynn Says

    Lynn L. Martin|Sep 20, 2017

    (This was sent to me by former Alvan Richard Miller.) Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days. It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madame Calment lived her life. Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on Feb, 21, 1875. When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 years old. It was at this time that she met Vincent van Gogh. "He was dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable," she recalled in an interview given in 1988. When she was 85,...

  • Burlington School receives financial gift from Reitz Foundation

    Yvonne Miller|Sep 20, 2017

    Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the regular September meeting of the board to order Monday night with all members present, including: Allison Armbruster, Aaron Smith, T. J. Rockenbach and Robert Hill. Others present were: Superintendent Glen Elliott, Principal Lane Pruett, and Minutes Clerk Tamre McGinnis. Principal Pruett reminded the board that Burlington's Junior/Senior Class Play is next Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. First year music teacher Isileli Ofiu is directing the...

  • Alva Teachers of the Year recognized

    Sep 20, 2017

  • Timberlake FFA and 4H at the Alfalfa County Fair

    Sep 20, 2017

    FFA and 4H members were extremely busy Sept. 6–9 at the Alfalfa County Fair. On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 6, was the heifer and steer show. Timberlake had multiple breed champions and first-place placings. Jake Thorp won grand champion prospect steer. Cade Jenlink, Ethan Jenlink, Joel Pecha, and Marlee Pecha all did very well with their show cattle. On Sept. 7, the swine show, goat show and sheep show took place. Again, Timberlake was well represented. Leo Moore, Samantha Phillips, Dana M...

  • Medicine Lodge Indian Summer Days and Ranch Rodeo this weekend

    Yvonne Miller|Sep 20, 2017

    This weekend immerse yourself in the culture of the early days of when the Treaty of Medicine Lodge was signed in 1867 by the Peace Commission of the United States Government and the five tribes of Plains Indians – the Kiowa, the Comanche, the Kiowa-Apache, the Arapaho and the Cheyenne. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22–24, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, holds Indian Summer Days with fun events throughout the town all weekend and the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo Friday and Saturday nig...

  • Hull Named GAC Goalkeeper of the Week

    Sep 20, 2017

    RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – East Central University soccer junior Chloe Hull has been named the Great American Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, for Sept. 19. Hull helped the Tigers earn a three-match winning streak, with two wins in net last week. The Tigers first defeated Eastern New Mexico 2-1 and then she was part of a shutout 2-0 win over Southwestern Christian. The Moore, Okla., native allowed one goal for the week and recorded seven saves in the wins. For the season Hull has earned a 1.56 goals against average and a .760 saves p...

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