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Couples derailed by virus get mass 're-wedding' in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of couples whose weddings were derailed or scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic got a do-over at no less than a New York City landmark. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts hosted "Celebrate Love: A (Re)Wedding"...

 

Jan. 6 takeaways: Extremists and 'screaming' in Trump meet

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators are laying out the origins of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, using video testimony and live witnesses to describe former President Donald Trump's "call to action" in a December tweet and how...

 

Baby stars, dancing galaxies: NASA shows new cosmic views

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A sparkling landscape of baby stars. A foamy blue and orange view of a dying star. Five galaxies in a cosmic dance. The splendors of the universe glowed in a new batch of images released Tuesday from NASA's powerful new...

 

Jill Biden apologizes after remark about Latinos causes stir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden apologized Tuesday for saying Latinos are "as unique" as San Antonio breakfast tacos during a speech to the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. "The first lady apologizes that her words...

 

Pentagon: US kills IS group leader in Syria in drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Tuesday that it killed a leader of the Islamic State group in Syria in a drone strike. U.S. Central Command said in a news release that Maher al-Agal was killed Tuesday and an unidentified senior official in the...

 

Pig organ transplants inch closer with testing in the dead

New York researchers transplanted pig hearts into two brain-dead people over the last month, the latest in a string of developments in the long quest to one day save human lives with animal organs. The experiments announced Tuesday come after a...

 

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 653: Betty L. Aeklin, trustee, conveys unto Joseph Tyler Gwinn. A part of the northeast quarter of section 33, township 24 north, range 10, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 881 page 675: Shirley...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Monday, July 4, 2022 11:16 a.m. – Medic needed on Greer Road for a female having migraines and back pain. No transport needed. 12:19 p.m. – Medic needed at the city park for a female that had fallen. No transport needed. 9:03 p.m. – Civil...

 

Voter registration deadline approaches

July 29 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 23 Runoff Primary Election, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said today. Jantz said that persons who are United States...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 13, 2022

Alfalfa County officials sign lease-purchase agreements

Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall convened for their weekly Alfalfa County commissioners meeting on Monday. They started with approving the routine paperwork: previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation payment warrants, and blanket...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 13, 2022

You want me to do what?

A lot of people, especially politicians, are talented in persuasion, defined as moving people through influence, not authority. My late husband Lynn had the ability to persuade people that they were c...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 13, 2022

Woods County commissioners hear bridge inspection reports

Agenda items were shifted around at the regular meeting of the Woods County Commissioners on Monday due to late arrivals. Commissioners John Smiley called to say he was on his way, but he didn’t...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 13, 2022

Security, finances dominate Cherokee Public School Board at Monday meeting

The board handled a little business at its regular meeting July 11, but much of the meeting was spent listening to the superintendent's efforts to improve security at the schools, especially given recent events such as the shooting at Uvalde High...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 13, 2022

FGBR fundraiser brings in about $34,000, big crowd

"We were rapidly putting up more tables as people kept pouring in, we were starting to run out of food because we didn't expect so many people," Freedom Gates Boys Ranch President Michael Simpson...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 13, 2022

South Barber Board hears about new concession building, turf football field and track

South Barber's Board of Education had a varied agenda Monday night as they considered major improvements at the football field, reorganized the board and school for a new year, hired a new teacher, ratified teacher negotiations for the 2022-2023...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 13, 2022

Two charged in contraband drop at JCCC

Two people, one on foot and one in a vehicle, didn’t have matching stories but both have been charged with attempting to introduce contraband into James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC). Court...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 13, 2022

KDH, county see less severe Covid cases; considering generator purchase

“They've found a disco ball!” Judy Schrock told the Kiowa District Hospital Board at their June 28 meeting. Everyone laughed as they envisioned themselves at the upcoming disco-themed Jeans and Gems dinner and auction highlighted with Dueling...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    July 13, 2022

FFA Session 3 Alumni Camp

Jessica Goucher, Kennedy Zook and Hunter Durkee of the Waynoka FFA attended the third session of alumni camp July 3 to July 6 where they learned different things on becoming a great leader. They learned that your ranking as an officer or teammate...

 

BILLY RAY WHITCHURCH

On June 30, 2022, Billy Ray Whitchurch, devoted husband, father and PopPop passed away at the age of 73. Billy Ray Whitchurch was born, June 13, 1949, in Alva, Oklahoma, to J.B. “Buck” and Lola...

 

ROBERT JOEL CALVERY

Graveside memorial services for Robert Joel Calvery will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Thure Tolson officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka, LLC. Robert Joel...

 

RICHARD LOUIS RUTHERFORD

Richard Louis Rutherford, son of Paul and Arlene Rutherford, was born on September 8, 1956, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away July 7, 2022, in Derby, Kansas, at the age of 65 years. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, with the fami...

 

JOHN EUGENE LAMLE

John Eugene Lamle was born, July 14, 1931, in Aline, Oklahoma, to Herbert and Almira Lamle. He was welcomed into heaven by the Almighty Lord on July 9, 2022. John lived in Aline his entire life with...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 13, 2022

Three new teachers hired for Alva Public Schools

The Alva School Board hired three new teachers and learned of two resignations during Monday's regular meeting. Board President Jane McDermott was absent so Vice President Tiffany Slater presided...

 

OSBI launches probe into Commissioners of the Land Office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has launched a criminal probe into the Commissioners of the Land Office amid allegations that the state agency misspent public funds and that its top official abused his position, the...

 

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