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Signed bills going into effect Nov. 1

A list of some of the bills signed from the past legislative session includes: HB 1162: The Pension Protection Act would increase the retirement age of prospective teachers by two years. Career educators could retire at 62. Normal retirement age...

 

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...

 

Divorce filings

Brittney Nicole Ramirez vs. Paul Leno Ramirez: divorce ($252.14)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:51 a.m. Helena officer advised he was taking to the hospital a male with numbness in the left shoulder and traveling up the side of his face. The man did not want to go by ambulance. The individual would like the sheriff's...

 

Barber County court filings

Limited Civil Filings Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital & Physicians Clinic vs. Corey Turner: debt collection. Traffic Filings Alan Eugene Fine has been cited for maximum speed limits ($207). Eric R. Hoch has been cited for failure to wear seatbelts:...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 142 page 404: Elsie G. Jaso, a single person, grantor, unto Debra L. Mitchell, grantee. The south half of lot 5 and all of lot 6 in block 19 in the City of Kiowa. Warranty deed. Book 142 page 405: Randall L. Fischer and...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

July 24, 2017 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital to Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. July 25, 2017 Undersheriff Brewer did a welfare check in Sharon. Sheriff Small and Undersheriff Brewer responded to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 2, 2017

Two candidates for Waynoka mayor

Two candidates filed as candidates for Waynoka mayor last week. The filing period was Monday through Wednesday, July 24-26. Brad Perot filed first on Monday followed by Susan Bradford who has been...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 2, 2017

Joe Diffie to headline Second Annual Southwest Country Fest in Hardtner Aug. 18–19

“How often do you get to have a concert in your back yard,” Austin Graves asks people in south central Kansas and northwest Oklahoma. Graves is one of the organizers of the Second Annual Southwest Country Fest. The two-day event is Friday and...

 

BERNICE RUTH (FOLKERS) VAN STEENVORT

WICHITA, Kansas – Bernice Ruth (Folkers) Van Steenvoort previously of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on July 28, 2017, in Wichita, Kansas. Bernice was born on April 7, 1934, to the late Mary (Falk)...

 

CAROLINE JEAN GERMANY

Memorial services for Caroline Jean Germany of Cherokee, Oklahoma, were held Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Riverview Church of Christ in Burlington, Oklahoma, with arrangements by Lanman...

 

SHIRLEY JOY BELTZ

Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at 11 at First Baptist Church in Cherokee, Oklahoma. On July 27, 2017, the Lord took Shirley Joy Beltz for a lifetime commitment when she was baptized December 8, 1946, at the First Baptist Church in...

 
 By Rose Leadem    Local    August 2, 2017

Lynn Says

(Lynn Martin: This is a fascinating article by Rose Leadem of Entrereneur.com. It matches my belief that if a person has a compelling reason to get out of bed each morning, he'll keep percolating...

 

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It's a trend that's particularly alarming as baby boomers...

 

Companies taking steps to keep older workers safe on the job

When managers at Bon Secours Virginia Health System started analyzing worker's compensation cases, they noticed a bad combination: Lifting heavy and sicker patients was taking a toll on older nurses. "We saw an increase in back injuries and older...

 

Joe Arpaio's troubled legacy lingers despite his conviction

PHOENIX (AP) — The criminal conviction of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio marks the ultimate repudiation of his tactics, but the fallout over his legacy is still being felt across Phoenix. The taxpayer cost from a racial profiling case that led to his...

 

Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump's choice for FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential elec...

 

Dad admits killing son in court as mom sobs over boy's ashes

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — A father acknowledged he killed his 5-year-old son after a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife, who gripped an urn with the boy's ashes and sobbed uncontrollably Tuesday in the front row of a California courtroom....

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    August 2, 2017

GOP shows signs of reaching out to Democrats on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans showed signs Tuesday of reaching out to Democrats for a joint if modest effort to buttress health insurance markets, four days after the GOP effort to unilaterally uproot and reshape the Obama health care law crumpled...

 

Woman who left child in desert to die gets 20-year sentence

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who put her 17-month-old daughter in a stroller, pushed her into the desert and left her to die on the nation's largest American Indian reservation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge David...

 

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