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US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced t...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

July 12, 2021 Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) responded to a suspicious activity call on 7th Street. KWPD/Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) responded to a reckless driving complaint near the Methodist Church. Medicine Lodge Police Department...

 

Big infrastructure bill in peril as GOP threatens filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as senators struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending....

 

Afghan war's end quiets chaplain's litany of funeral prayers

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — This is the place where widows wailed, where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and where children lifted their teddy bears to see daddy carried off in a flag-covered box. This is where presidents stood and...

 
 By MARCIA DUNN    Regional    July 21, 2021

Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company's first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a...

 

Britney Spears' conservatorship case sparks legislative push

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prompted by Britney Spears' conservatorship fight, a bipartisan legislative effort has emerged to reform the process created to protect the rights of more than 1 million people across the United States under the protective...

 

Extreme weather fuels Oregon wildfires; outside help sought

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes as many resources are already devoted to a massive...

 

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are victims of damaging U.S. cyberattacks. A...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 872 page 478: Ryan Clark and Brianna Hop convey unto Ryan Clark and Brianna Hop: lots 6 through 12, block 9, in the Original Town of Burlington, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Joint tenancy warranty deed. Book 872 page 654:...

 

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...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 21, 2021

Alfalfa county clerk to go out for bid on old elevator property

Most of what the Alfalfa County commissioners did in their meeting Monday was conventional. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach signed maintenance and operation payment warrants, blanket purchase orders, and previous meeting minutes before...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 21, 2021

Burlington takes on new administrative leadership for the 2021-22 school year

As the Burlington Public School Board of Education met for their July meeting a new superintendent and new high school principal were in place. They are Superintendent Kevin Brown and High School Principal Gerrett Spears. All five board members were...

 

Cherokee FFA hosts commercial cattle grading contest

On Friday, July 16, several FFA chapters, 4-H clubs and adults traveled to the Cherokee Salebarn to compete in the 1st Annual Cherokee Commercial Cattle Grading Contest. All contestants evaluated 15...

 

Gottsch named adviser mentor award recipient at National Leadership Conference

Heather Gottsch, Cherokee FCCLA adviser, is one of 13 honorees across the nation selected by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) to receive the 2020-2021 Adviser Mentor Award. FCCL...

 

Oklahoma health officials plead for residents to vaccinate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of Oklahoma health officials on Tuesday pleaded with Oklahomans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the number of cases and hospitalizations rise in the state. Aaron Wendelboe, an epidemiologist at the University...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 21, 2021

Kansas debate heats up over nursing homes' visitor rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators...

 

Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall

Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin. Detroit public schools will probably require them unless everyone in a room is vaccinated. In Pittsburgh, masks will likely be required regardless of vaccination...

 

Officials: Man shot 2-year-old as girlfriend flees attack

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials have arrested a Wichita man they accuse of kidnapping his girlfriend and her two young children, then shooting the woman's 2-year-old daughter as the woman fled when he threatened her with a knife. It happened Monday...

 

Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants. And then there's the word "hoe." Fac...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 21, 2021

Saying goodbye to a Woods County treasure

Alva and Woods County lost a treasure last week with the passing of Ray Dean Linder. Over the years, he garnered accolades in his career as a judge. He was also recognized for his sports broadcasts....

 

CALVIN HARVE 'JAKE' NEWTON

Calvin Harve "Jake" Newton, son of the late Carl and Beatrice Wyman Newton, was born April 5, 1934, in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, and passed from this life at his home on July 18, 2021, at the age of 87...

 

DONALD LEE MAXWELL

Memorial services for Donald Lee Maxwell will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Katie Hill officiating. Private family services will be held at a later date. He was cremated at his request under the...

 

PHILLIP SIMPSON

Phillip Simpson, 78, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, died Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Ascension-Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas. He was born on June 12, 1943, in Anthony, Kansas, the son of Robert...

 

Miller's to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Larry Don Miller and Brenda Anne Diel were married July 23, 1971, at the Cherokee First Baptist Church. They lived in the Amorita area before moving to Cherokee in 2000. Larry worked with his dad, Buc...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 21, 2021

Kiowa City Council hears about new home for school museum, water project 22 percent complete

At the July 12 meeting of the Kiowa City Council they had a full agenda. Mayor Bill Watson opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and also gave the prayer. Saying the prayer was usually something that Councilmember R.L. Simpson did, but he had resigned...

 

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