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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 obtai...

 

Divorce filings

Tonja Tucker, Cherokee vs. Tony Nolan Tucker, Cherokee: divorce ($252.14)....

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 847 page 234: ARG PH31SLB001, LLC, unto AFN ABSPROP001, LLC. All the portion of lot 2 lying immediately west, parallel, and contiguous with the east 94 feet of lot 2 in block 3 of Southgate addition to Cherokee as the same...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 During this day there were calls for 18 traffic stops. 12:49 a.m. – Medic needed for a lift assist in the 300 block of Pennsylvania. 3:07 p.m. – Caller asked for a welfare check in the 700 block of Oklahoma. 3:37 p.m. – R...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Oren Leon Howland has been charged with violating of protection order. Jason D. Jackson has been charged with domestic battery and criminal damage. Francisco Jaime Smith has been charged with DUI, transporting an open container and...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 144 page 313: Rockne A. Shelite and Laurie Shelite, husband and wife, convey unto Bradley W. Werner and Micha M. Werner, husband and wife. Lots 1, 2 and 3 in block 15 in Henton’s Addition to the city of Sharon. Joint tena...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 3, 2019

Commissioners ring in new fiscal year

Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall wished each other a happy new year as they said goodbye to fiscal year 2018-19 in Monday's July 1 meeting. The three Alfalfa County commissioners started the new fiscal year by signing off on a much smaller t...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2019

Early experiences influence our futures

It’s baby season at the newspaper. Last week, we had two employees making trips to Enid with their pregnant wives. It was a Tuesday, of course, the busiest day of the week when we are finishing the...

 

MARY KATHLEEN KAISER MILLER

Mary Kathleen Kaiser Miller of Kiowa, Kansas, was born January 4, 1927, at home one mile east of Hardtner, Kansas, the fifth child of John George Kaiser and Carrie Burleson Kaiser. She passed from this life July 1, 2019, at the age of 92. Mary...

 

MARY ELIZABETH DAVISON

Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Lula O. (Walker) and H. Elmer Tidwell, was born November 28, 1925, at the family farm northwest of Alva, Oklahoma. After a lengthy illness, she passed away at her daughter Karen’s home in Farmington, New Mexico, on...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    July 3, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve use of courthouse lawn for Aug. 17 Lights Over Alva

Chairman Randy McMurphy called the Woods County commissioners meeting to order Monday. Present were John Smiley, David Hamil and Randy McMurphy, along with County Clerk Shelley Reed and Alex Mantz. After approving the June 24 meeting minutes the firs...

 

Local students complete degree at WSU

Wichita State University has announced names of students who have completed their degrees at Wichita State University. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received summa cum laude award and...

 

Local students earn distinction at WSU

Wichita State University has announced names of students on the Dean's Honor Roll for spring 2019. To be included on the dean's honor roll a student must be enrolled full time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Local...

 

Allen to Represent NATE on FCC's Broadband Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities Working Group

Miranda Allen, CEO of NATE member company RSI Corp of Kiowa, Kansas, has been selected to serve as the association's representative on the Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 3, 2019

Burlington School Board hires counselor, buys property, gives stipend, accepts resignation

Burlington's Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting June 20. Then they held a special meeting Monday morning, July 1. The results of both meetings are included in this story. President Terry Graham called the June meeting to order...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 3, 2019

Waynoka hires new elementary principal

At the school board meeting last Thursday, June 27, the Waynoka school board hired Patricia Burrow to be the school district's new elementary principal. Burrow is originally from Mooreland and has... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 3, 2019

School district in great shape financially

In a meeting July 1, Alva Superintendent Tim Argo told the school board he was projecting a fund balance for next year of a little over $7.4 million. He voiced some concern that the gross production... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 3, 2019

Freedom Gates Boys Ranch fundraiser July 13 at Medicine Lodge

Eat a free hamburger, buy yourself an auction item and help a troubled teenage boy's life be transformed. This is at the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch annual Hamburger Feed and Live Auction in Medicine Lodge Saturday July 13. The event is at the Barber... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 3, 2019

Hardtner's Fourth of July Veterans Service will feature Vietnam veteran Bob Drake

Although Hardtner, Kansas, is the epitome of rural America, the small town has a Fourth of July celebration bursting with as much American pride as you see exploding over large bodies of water in the Macy's and Boston fireworks shows. “Be proud to... Full story

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    July 3, 2019

Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rooms at Crappie King Cabins near northwestern Oklahoma's Canton Lake were mostly empty when much of the state and the rest of the Southern Plains were in the grip of a prolonged, withering drought that sent lake levels...

 

Number of deficient Oklahoma bridges continues to drop

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say the number of structurally deficient bridges in Oklahoma has dropped from about 1,170 in 2004 to 132. Transportation Secretary Tim Gatz told a state transportation panel Monday that Oklahoma now ranks 13th in the...

 

Cedar Point's $2M investment improves north Claremore area

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — When the Claremore Plaza shopping mall was originally built in the 1970s, it was a welcome addition, replacing a former land fill with retail and restaurants. Today, it is a bit more of an eye sore. The home of Cedar Point...

 

Shawnee dance company sees success after opening new studio

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — For the last 20 years, business owner and lover of dance, Aonisty Parks, has taught the craft to students of all ages at DreamCatchers Dance and Tumbling Company and will continue teaching in her new studio. According to...

 
 By KAYLA BRANCH    Regional    July 3, 2019

Oklahoma council releases 5-year plan to end homelessness

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, almost 4,000 people were officially counted as experiencing homelessness last year. Service providers ranging from shelters and mental health groups to the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs...

 

Record rain hurting Kansas' first try at growing hemp

PLEVNA, Kan. (AP) — P.J. Sneed walked through his small greenhouse in central Kansas checking on rows and rows of small hemp plants just waiting to be put into the ground. The plants inside the greenhouse near Plevna looked rather healthy....

 

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