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Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 During this day there were three traffic stops and one report of cattle out. 8:01 a.m. – Report that a grader clipped a train on the water tower road. Caller wanted an officer to make a report . 8:09 a.m. – Report of a...

 

Spotting the scams in texts and emails

As I considered topics for this column, we received another call from someone about a telephone scam. With major phone companies instituting a program that labels calls as spam, more of the bad guys...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 874 page 650: Tony Nolan Tucker, and Tonja Alexandra Caywood unto Roger & Lea Ann Allen Trust. Lots 15 and 16, in block 3, Garber’s Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 874 page...

 

Biden: Nearly 3M get health coverage during COVID-19 sign-up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that 2.8 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for private health insurance coverage made more affordable by his COVID-19 relief law. He called the...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The House is in the process of holding numerous interim studies on a variety of issues that could result in legislation in our next session. One of the studies I co-hosted recently focused on agriculture concerns arising from the growth of the...

 

Kiowa Labor Day 5K overall division winners announced

Temperatures in the 60s greeted the runners and walkers in Kiowa's 36th Annual Labor Day 5K Race. Race co-chairman Melissa Rector said 255 registered for the race and 196 finished. As reported in the Newsgram last week through pictures, the winning...

 

Woods County commissioners set next year's meeting dates

The Woods County commissioners are already planning for next year’s schedule. They approved the meeting dates and the county holiday dates for 2022 at Monday’s meeting. Thirteen dates are on the h...

 

Waynoka football teams undefeated so far; finances will tighten, says superintendent

Elementary principal Patricia Burrow told the board that the first month of school has gone smoothly. She praised the teachers' “excellent job of setting procedures and routines” and said the students have acclimated well. High school had a...

 

South Barber enrollment increases, coaches hired, banner unveiled for state forensics champs

As the South Barber School Board met for their August meeting Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller happily announced that enrollment is increased over last year. Enrollment is at 224 compared...

 

Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Festival and Pageant to be Sept. 24-26

The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty is much more than a festival: it's a tradition that pays homage to the land and the people who have claimed Medicine Lodge, Kansas, as their own throughout the...

 

Hayli Watkins crowned Miss Timberlake

The Miss Timberlake Pageant was held on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Jack McCoy, president of the Timberlake Student Council, welcomed guests as the master of ceremonies. Kinlee Judd, student council vice president was mistress of...

 

KAREN NICKELL

Karen Nickell was born on May 9, 1941, and passed away on September 11, 2021, in Alva, Oklahoma. Funeral services are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel....

 

Nicholas crawls into Louisiana from Texas, dumping rain

POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. (AP) — Nicholas weakened to a tropical depression as it crawled from Texas into southern Louisiana on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rain across a landscape where Hurricane Ida destroyed thousands of rooftops now covered with...

 

Rival Koreas test missiles hours apart, raising tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles hours apart Wednesday in a display of military might that is sure to exacerbate tensions between the rivals at a time when talks aimed at stripping the North of its nuclear p...

 

Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases. A Kaiser Health Ne...

 

Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — At most of the largest U.S. public universities, students are under no obligation to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools do require vaccines, but with leniency for those who opt out. Still others have expelled...

 

Justice Department seeks order against Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Texas to stop the enforcement of a new state law that bans most abortions in the state while it decides the case. The Texas law, known as SB8, prohibits abortions once medical pr...

 

Book: Top US officer feared Trump could order China strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice called his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the two nations would not suddenly go to war, a senior defense...

 

Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban arrive in the U.S., a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn Republicans against them. The former officials are writing position papers,...

 

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden's expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for...

 

Census: Relief programs staved off hardship in COVID crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive government relief passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moved millions of Americans out of poverty last year, even as the official poverty rate increased slightly, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official...

 

Suit to remove Oklahoma corporation commissioner rejected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit Tuesday that sought the removal of a commissioner from a state board that regulates a range of industries, including oil and gas production. The court ruled that Republican former...

 

Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

 

Thanks for the memories: This isn't your dad's Nebraska-OU

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's visit to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday is a trip down memory lane for the over-40 set of college football fans. It's the 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century," the showdown between the nation's Nos. 1...

 

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