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School board votes $1,000 loyalty stipend

At their Tuesday meeting a week ago, the Alva Board of Education voted a "loyalty stipend of $1,000 for each returning contracted employee for fiscal year 2017, provided the OSSBA approves the plan."...

 

Sand Springs man charged with drug possession

A Sand Springs man ran afoul of a park ranger at Great Salt Plains State Park (GSP) on Saturday, Sept. 3. He ended up with two felony charges and three misdemeanors. According to records filed in Alfalfa County, about 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 3 Ranger...

 

Hands-on learning at Waynoka Schools' new greenhouse

The Waynoka School Board met last Tuesday for its regular meeting. The quorum was met and the meeting started at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Principal Michael Meriwether and Superintendent Loren Tackett had great things to say about how well the schools are...

 

Hunter safety class

A hunter safety class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northwest Technology Center, 1801 11th St., Alva. For registration information go to www.wildlifedepartment.com or call Warden Terry Swallow at 580...

 

BJCC warden outlines successes and goals

The Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) Advisory Board met on Sept. 8 for its regular meeting, which was also combined with its 21st anniversary event. Timeline displays were showcased in the...

 

Eighth successful Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference under Schubert-Akin

Jennifer Schubert-Akin, a 1975 graduate of Burlington High School, is CEO and co-founder of the Steamboat Institute with her husband, Rick Akin. The SI held their eighth annual Freedom Conference recently, nestled in the Rocky Mountain town of...

 

Carly Fiorina keynote speaker at Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference

A highlight of the Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference is always the Keynote Dinner on the Mountaintop. Guests ride the gondola to the Thunderhead Summit of the Steamboat Springs ski area. There, a...

 

Aircraft makes emergency landing on Dacoma street

A single-engine Bonanza aircraft landed on the main street of Dacoma near 1 p.m. Tuesday and ended up in Donnie McDermott's yard. Donnie McDermott was in his house watching a big-screen TV that...

 

Cherokee school board approves dual enrollment

The Cherokee School Board met Monday night for a short, regular meeting to address upcoming school events, among other general business items. The board approved the minutes of Aug. 15 (regular meeting) and Sept. 1 (special meeting). The board also a...

 

Secretary change at South Barber School, 1 percent increase in teacher salary

The South Barber Board of Education met for over two hours Monday night for their September meeting. They heard about first-of-the-year student activities, hired a new secretary at the high school, approved a 1 percent increase in the teacher salary...

 

DONNA ROSE RYEL

Donna Rose Ryel was born November 11, 1933, near Carmen, the daughter of Hugh Green and Mabel Williamson Green. She passed from this life on September 9, 2016, in Enid. Donna and Johnie Ryel were marr...

 

HOWARD 'SAM' ROBERSON

HARDTNER, Kansas – Howard “Sam” Roberson, 66, passed away August 31, 2016, in Wichita, Kansas. He was born December 17, 1949, to Howard Franklin Sr. and Violet Ethel (Anderson) Roberson. He was cremated and there will be a service at a later...

 

TERRY ELAINE LIGGENSTOFFER

Terry Elaine (Bickford) Liggenstoffer was born March 10, 1955, at Hardtner, Kansas, and passed away September 10, 2016, at her home in Woods County, Oklahoma, at the age of 61 years and 6 months. She...

 

Lynn Says

(This is a composition submitted to the Newsgram from our town's new medical doctor, Michael Lawrence, DO. – Lynn Martin) There's been a lot of discussion regarding Integris opening up a clinic in...

 

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 800, Page 180: Patty Ann Cook, Trustee of the Revocable Trust of David Wayne Cook and Patty Ann Cook; convey unto Patty Ann Cook, Trustee of the Revocable Trust of Patty Ann Cook. Lots 1 and 2 and the S/2 NE/4 of...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:01 a.m. Reporting party (RP) stated there was a four-wheeler running up and down the street. Advised officer. Officer was unable to locate. 1:29 a.m. RP advised of livestock on the roadway at Third Street and Illinois....

 

Barber 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...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 141 page 485: William D. Schmucker and Rosina R. Schmucker; husband and wife, grantors, unto Tyler M. Cunningham, grantee. The east half of lot 74 and all of lots 75 and 76, on Central Avenue West, in Orchard Park, a...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

September 5, 2016 At 6:53 a.m. Jacob Benjamin Fishgrab, Sharon, driving a 2005 Mazda hit a deer ½ mile west of Medicine Lodge on Highway 160. Damage unknown, no injuries. September 6, 2016 Sergeant Gentry investigated property recovered on...

 

Cherokee, Timberlake football teams face off Friday night

The Cherokee and Timberlake football teams battled it out Friday night in Helena. The game was called early due to weather, with Cherokee winning 22-8....

 

Oklahoma expects payoff from Houston using Ohio St. offense

NORMAN, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 13, 2016) — There is good news and bad news for Oklahoma's defense heading into Saturday's showdown with Ohio State. The good? The Sooners faced a system much like Ohio State's version of the spread offense two...

 

DNA match brings arrests in California girls' 1973 killings

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP, posted Sept. 13, 2016) — An investigator "with a bit of free time" decided to send for testing DNA samples from a long-dormant cold case, which led authorities to arrest a pair of men linked to the 1973 shotgun slayings of...

 

Oklahoma still mulling execution protocols, ensuring delays

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP, posted Sept. 13, 2016) — Oklahoma, a state with one of the busiest death chambers in the country over the last three decades, will have at least a two-year delay in lethal injections after the governing board of its prison...

 

State Supreme Court invalidates workers' compensation rule

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP, posted Sept. 13, 2016) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court Tuesday struck down the "opt out" provision of the state's workers' compensation law, ruling it is an unconstitutional special law that gives employers the authority to single...

 

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