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 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 9, 2023

Monthly appropriations signed in Alfalfa County

Marking the beginning of the month, Alfalfa County commissioners Nate Ross, Mike Roach and Garret Johnson took care of the appropriate paperwork: signing monthly appropriations, allocating the alcohol beverage tax, and approving reports for highway e...

 

Freedom School renovating gym floor, replacing roofs with insurance funds

The Freedom Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1. After member roll call, the group went into executive session to discuss personnel issues. Exciting Developments on...

 

Flooding in Cherokee Schools did not leave significant damage, super said

The Cherokee Board of Education held its regular meeting Aug. 7. “It's been a busy couple of weeks,” noted Superintendent Bryce Schanbacher later in the meeting. The numerous storms caused flooding that reached all the way into the library, in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2023

Alva School Board hires teachers, staff

The Alva School Board approved hiring six certified teachers, a custodian, six bus drivers and nine paraprofessionals during their regular meeting on Monday. Following the meeting, board members...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2023

Riding to the rescue in a 1937 Plymouth

Monday in the office, our resident shorty Desiree complained about driving the newspaper’s big pickup. She can’t successfully move the seat far enough forward. It’s hard to see over the steer...

 

SCOTT CLYDEL REDDICK

Scott Clydel Reddick, 65, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at his home in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He was born on December 26, 1957, in Great Bend, Kansas, to Bill Clyde Reddick and Gladys Ann Wilhelm Reddick. He is survived by his wife, Marsha...

 

JOHN DELOS HEATH

John Delos Heath, 88, a lifelong resident of Kiowa, Kansas, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2023, at his home. He was born December 21, 1934, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Harvey Dea and Eleanor Jean...

 

DOROTHY JO TAYLOR

Memorial services for Dorothy Jo Taylor will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Timothy Roggow officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2023

Fatal collision in Texas County

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating what happened in a fatal collision in Texas County. The wreck occurred at 8:50 p.m. Saturday on US-412 at the intersection of Mile 33, located 2.5 miles...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2023

Jet man arrested in Nescatunga for domestic abuse

A man from Jet was arrested for domestic abuse on Monday, July 31. Timmy Edward Ogle, 55, has been charged with domestic abuse – assault and battery, subsequent offense, a felony. This crime is p...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 9, 2023

Steve Neal is the new 7-12 Principal at South Barber.

As the new grades 7-12 principal at South Barber USD#255 Steve Neal said, "Change is good. At the end of the day it's about giving our students all the support we can. We are guiding, teaching, coachi...

 

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