Articles from the November 8, 2023 edition

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Kansas coach Bill Self signs richest college basketball contract ever given by a public university

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self signed a lifetime contract Tuesday that will pay him $53 million over the first five years, easily surpassing Kentucky coach John Calipari for the richest deal ever given to a college basketball coach a...

 

'Extraterrestrials' return to Mexico's congress as journalist presses case for 'non-human beings'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower chamber of Mexico's congress once again turned to spectacle Tuesday, devoting hours of its time to a controversial character who pressed the case for "non-human beings" he said were found in Peru. Less than three weeks a...

 

G7 nations announce a unified stance on Israel-Hamas war after intensive meetings in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Top diplomats from the Group of Seven leading industrial democracies announced a unified stance on the Israel-Hamas war on Wednesday after intensive meetings in Tokyo, condemning Hamas, supporting Israel's right to self-defense and c...

 

Thousands flee north Gaza on foot as desperation grows over dwindling supplies and Israeli advance

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands more Palestinians have fled northern Gaza on foot, the U.N. said Wednesday, as desperation grew over the dwindling supply of food and water, intensified shelling and the approach of Israeli troops and tanks. O...

 

Ivanka Trump is set to testify in the civil fraud trial that's probing into the family business

NEW YORK (AP) — Her father gave caustic testimony. Her brothers each spent more than a day on the witness stand. Now it's Ivanka Trump's turn to face questioning in the civil fraud trial that is publicly probing into the family business. E...

 

Red hot October almost guarantees 2023 will be the hottest year on record

This October was the hottest on record globally, 1.7 degrees Celsius (3.1 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the pre-industrial average for the month — and the fifth straight month with such a mark in what will now almost certainly be the warmest y...

 

House votes to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her Israel-Hamas rhetoric in a stunning rebuke

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted late Tuesday to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — the only Palestinian American in Congress — an extraordinary rebuke of her rhetoric about the Israel-Hamas war. The 234-188 tally came after enoug...

 

Librarians turn to civil rights agency to oppose book bans and their firings

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — She refused to ban books, many of them about racism and the experiences of LGBTQ+ people. And for that, Suzette Baker was fired as a library director in a rural county in central Texas. "I'm kind of persona non grata around h...

 

Democrats win in several states on abortion rights and other highlights from Tuesday's elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats had plenty of good news to celebrate in Tuesday's off-year elections and more evidence that they can win races centered on the national debate over abortion. Abortion rights supporters won an Ohio ballot measure and the D...

 

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 893 page 764: James D. Jones II and Winifred D. Jones convey unto James D. Jones II and Winnifred D. Jones as trustees. Southwest quarter of Section 10 Township 28 south, Range 11 west, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's logs

Monday, October 30, 2023 During this day was one traffic stop. 9:21 a.m. – Medic needed at James Crabtree Correctional Center for a male with a-fib. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 11:32 a.m. – Medic needed in the 700 block of Grand...

 

Alfalfa County Courthouse to be closed this Friday in observance of Veterans Day

For the beginning of a new month, Alfalfa County commissioners Nate Ross, Mike Roach and Garret Johnson took care of mounds of paperwork, going through and reviewing appropriations, alcohol beverage tax allocation and motor vehicle tax allocation....

 

Alva School Board approves a different online speech therapy program

Alva Public Schools have had no luck in finding speech therapists to fill openings in the district. The school board approved contracting for online services with Chatterbox, but that company was...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 149 page 247: Nancy L. Jenner conveys unto Aaron A. Schreiner and Lois L. Schreiner. The southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 15 and the east half of the northeast quarter of Section 22, Township 32 south,...

 

Two charged with burglary and damage to county road grader

Felony warrants have been issued by Alfalfa County for two Enid men following a burglary in Cherokee. Court records show on Monday, Oct. 23, about 9 a.m. Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil and Officer...

 

With a cherry on top! And on the nose, chin, cheek ...

There were grown men and women and several youth with their face in a plate full of cherry pie trying to win Kiowa's Fall Fest first-ever cherry pie-eating contest. Organizer Bayli Hyde did the...

 

Students meet goal, so Cowboys fan Principal Scheck had to be Chief's fan for Halloween

"Born and raised as a Dallas Cowboys fan, it was not a pleasure to wear red. My dad in heaven may not be real proud of me. But I think he would understand I'll do anything to benefit the children!...

 

Alfalfa County Commissioner earns accreditation

Alfalfa County Commissioner Nate Ross recently achieved Basic accreditation through the County Training Program (CTP). The CTP is part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service at Oklahoma State...

 

City of Kiowa purchases electric poles for replacement project

At a special end-of-October meeting, Kiowa's City Council took action on their ongoing electrical pole replacement along 7th St. The council approved purchase of 33 electrical polls from Liberty Electric Line Builders of Grove, Okla for $103,057....

 

Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, give a gift in Barber County before Dec 6

Toys for Tots are now available in Barber County. People can donate Christmas gifts for youngsters at drop-off locations before Dec. 6. Parents may apply on-line at https://Pratt-ks.toysfortots.org....

 

Alfalfa County Commissioner earns accreditation

Alfalfa County Commissioner Nate Ross recently achieved Basic accreditation through the County Training Program (CTP). The CTP is part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service at Oklahoma State...

 

JOHN B. SCRIPSICK

John B. Scripsick, retired farmer, 92, entered eternal rest on Monday, November 6, 2023, at Reflection Living Senior Care Home in Wichita, Kansas He was born on July 18, 1931, at home near Capron, Okl...

 

ELLIS RAY RAYMER

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Avard Cemetery with Reverend Andrew Dossal officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

$92,000 security grant to fund new intercom, crisis management systems at Cherokee schools

At the regular monthly meeting of the Cherokee school board Monday, Superintendent Schanbacher spoke briefly about plans to update the intercom and crisis management system throughout the district, which includes both buildings and the fieldhouse....

 

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