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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...

 

Marriage License Filings

Anthony William Shirley, Jet, and Mandy Lee Masters, Haysville, Kansas: marriage license ($50)....

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 859 page 329: Belinda Jane Smith and Joseph F. Smith, wife and husband; Beth Ann Kirkendall, a single person; Leroy Kirkendall and Lori Cravens Kirkendall, husband and wife, convey unto John David Garigner and Jill D....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff Logs

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 During this day there were five traffic stops. 1:35 a.m. – Barber County advised of a call that came in about a male whose brother had kicked him in the face and then out of the vehicle. He advised the brother had a gun. The...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Alfalfa County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Aug. 25 Runoff Primary Election for Republican candidates competing for Alfalfa County Commissioner District 2 should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 5, 2020

New Senate Bill 1888 to offset county revenue impacts due to COVID-19

The commissioners in Alfalfa County met this past Monday morning briefly. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall went through the usual motions of approving previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payments, and blanket...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2020

Two teachers hired for Alva Public Schools

Two new teachers were approved by the Alva Board of Education during their regular meeting Monday. Washington Elementary Principal Shane Feely introduced Whitney Smith who will fill an open Pre-K...

 

Freedom School prepares for whatever the year may bring

At the Freedom School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 3., technology was the primary topic of conversation. A federal grant of about $126,000 must be spent by the end of the year, Weber told the board, but it can only be spent on technology, professional...

 

Gottsch begins term as state president

Heather Gottsch, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA adviser at Cherokee High School, began her term as state president of the Oklahoma Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer...

 

Morgans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Terry and Vickie Morgan of Burlington, Oklahoma, will soon celebrate 50 years of marriage. Vickie Rea Kraft and Terry Leon Morgan were married Friday, August 7, 1970, at Driftwood Christian Church in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 5, 2020

South Barber School Board adopts adaptation plan to start school in a COVID-19 environment

Just as the South Barber School USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas, is anxious to get students back in the building for live classroom learning, the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch at Hazelton is excited to have their boys stay on campus with a virtual learning...

 

BONNIE MAE WARES

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Freedom Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.narshalfuneralhomes.com. Bonnie Wares was the fourth child of...

 

CAROL ANN ELMORE

Carol was born April 9, 1938, to Gaitha Berry and Emmett Needham in Alva, Oklahoma. She went home to be with her Heavenly Father on July 28, 2020. She passed at her home with her family by her side after a lengthy battle with cancer. She attended Alv...

 

LAVERNE EARL MCWITHEY

Graveside services for LaVerne "Verne" Earl McWithey, 79, will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Dennis King officiating. Arrangements are under the...

 

SCHARMAL SCHROCK

Scharmal Kay Schrock was born January 20, 1940, to Delmar and Emmaline (Studer) Schrock. She passed away July 25, 2020, in Manhattan, Kansas. Because Scharmal taught voice, theater and opera, she...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 5, 2020

Back to school in the time of COVID-19

Alva students have been marching past the Newsgram building on Choctaw Street this week. It’s time for summer band camp. All the students are widely spaced and wearing masks as they carry their...

 

Senate Review: Pollard earns well-deserved Governer's Outstanding Achievement in Ag Award

We have many Oklahoma agriculture legends that call northwestern Oklahoma home, and I’m happy to congratulate Dr. Barry Pollard for being added to this list as he was chosen to receive the 2020...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 5, 2020

Chiefs' fortunate offseason helps with COVID-19 opt outs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kelechi Osemele was at a birthday party with his girlfriend in a park not long ago when his phone rang, and the two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman ducked away from the noise to find out who was on the other end. It turned...

 

American Royal cancels this year's World Series of Barbecue

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The American Royal will not hold this year's World Series of Barbecue because it could not find a way to make the event safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization announced Tuesday. Glen Alan Phillips,...

 

Spirit Aerosystems: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. (SPR) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $255.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Wichita, Kansas-based company said it had a loss of $2.46 per...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 5, 2020

Oklahoma mayor alleges threats by state lawmaker over masks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb alleges she was threatened by a state lawmaker because of a mandate she issued requiring bar and restaurant workers to wear masks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Republic...

 

Police officer, 1 other hurt in Kansas City, Kansas shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two people, including a police officer, were hurt in an ambush shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, as officers sought to arrest a person in an earlier shooting, police there said. The incident began Monday evening with...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 5, 2020

Homecoming Canceled at OSU

HOMECOMING CANCELED The Oklahoma State University Alumni has canceled its plans for festivities surrounding OSU's Oct. 31 homecoming football game against Big 12 foe Texas Tech because of the coronavirus pandemic. "The Alumni Association understands...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 5, 2020

Coronavirus News

JAIL DEATH The Oklahoma County jail reports that an inmate being treated for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has died. Clarence Steven Merrell, 65, died Tuesday at a hospital where he was taken in July, jail spokesman Mac Mullings...

 

AP Exclusive: Rare wildflower could jeopardize lithium mine

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that...

 

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