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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 22, 2020

City of Kiowa administrator applicants near 13, deadline Wednesday

When the “beaners” have their black cauldrons of ham and beans bubbling for Labor Day in Progress Park, there will be a new addition nearby. The family of Cindy Molz Yandell addressed the Kiowa City Council at their July meeting about donating 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 858 page 905: James E. Herrington Jr. and Gypsy Herrington, husband and wife, convey unto Allen Dale Poe and Daresa Deann Poe, husband and wife. The south half of the southeast quarter and the south 15 acres of the north...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:04 a.m. – Alarm company advised of an alarm going off at Gateway Bank. Everything was okay. 8:16 a.m. – Caller advised someone stole their air conditioner out of their house in the 400 block of Colorado. 12:31 p.m. ...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

July 6, 2020 BASO responded to cattle in the ditch on US-281. BASO responded to cows out on US-281. BASO responded to cattle out on US-281. KWPD responded to motorist assist on Miller. BASO performed VIN inspection. BASO responded to horse out on...

 

Voter registration deadline is July 31

Friday, July 31, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 25 Runoff Primary Election for the Alfalfa County Commissioner District 2 race, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said toda...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 22, 2020

Quiet week in Alfalfa County

The commissioners meeting in Alfalfa County was pretty routine this past Monday. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall quickly approved the previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and blanket purchase orders. The...

 

In Barber County, the show goes on

One short year ago, all of the focus was on the 2020 Barber County Fair: it was to be the fair's 100th anniversary. Plans were being developed to make it the best ever. But then plans had to change. In May, the Barber County Fair Board voted to host...

 

Blevins celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Jerry and Vicki Blevins of Kiowa, Kansas, will soon celebrate 60 years of marriage. Please join them and their family with a reception on Aug. 1 at the Kiowa Community Building, 119 S. 5th St. in... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 22, 2020

Nescatunga Arts Festival was postponed, now canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns

For the first time ever in the history of Alva's Nescatunga Arts Festival, what would be the 51st festival is canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns. The event that is traditionally the first Saturday in June was initially postponed until Aug. 8. L...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 22, 2020

Commissioners agree to road use by Invenergy

After weeks of working out the terminology, the Woods County commissioners approved a road use agreement with Invenergy on Monday. The wind energy company plans to begin building the project this fall. Roads involved are in the southern part of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 22, 2020

Burlington plans to start school Aug. 13

Burlington School Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft said Tuesday she is closely monitoring the school situation statewide with continued concerns of COVID-19. At this point the superintendent said Burlington teachers will report to school Monday, Aug.... Full story

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 22, 2020

County assessors thrilled over new mass appraisal system's potential

County assessors are in the midst of implementing a long-anticipated but complicated new software system that they hope will result in more efficient and more accurate property valuations for tax... Full story

 

CHRISTIN LYNN PARKHURST

A celebration of life service for Chris Parkhurst will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Father Bala officiating. Arrangements are under the direction... Full story

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections recently sent state legislators notice of a plan the department has drafted to responsibly bring its costs in line with current fiscal year appropriations. The Department of Corrections did not make any cuts to...

 

No booths in Merchants Building at Woods County Fair, but fair will go on

ALVA, Oklahoma – The Woods County Fair Board voted not to have commercial booths in the Merchants Building for the 2020 Woods County Fair. The board met on July 14 and voted to have the majority of the Woods County Free Fair regular divisions open...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 22, 2020

Giving is a tradition in this area

My three-year-old great granddaughter sat demurely in the church pew, munching thoughtfully on slender pretzel sticks. Carefully she selected two sticks from her sandwich bag. Edging past my knees,... Full story

 

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison in Oklahoma slaying

CACHE, Okla. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of a 26-year-old man last year in southwestern Oklahoma, authorities said Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Bureau of...

 

Judge holds off releasing video of 2 Tulsa cops being shot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled against publicly releasing video that shows two Tulsa police officers being shot during a traffic stop at least until a preliminary hearing in September. David Anthony Ware, 32, had a not-guilty plea...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    July 22, 2020

Oklahoma high court: Governor overstepped with tribal deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached a casino gambling agreement with two Native American tribes, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 7-1 decision, the high court determined the compacts...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 22, 2020

Stitt: No one he was in contact with has COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday that no one he was in contact with in the days before he tested positive for the coronavirus has come down with the virus. "We're not out of the woods yet, but it underscores the...

 

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