Articles from the October 5, 2022 edition

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Oklahoma judge rules man competent to be executed this month

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled Tuesday that a man on death row for killing his 9-month-old daughter is competent to be executed, paving the way for his lethal injection next month. Judge Mike Hogan in Pittsburg County, where the...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    October 5, 2022

Oklahoma-Texas matchup likely to be high-scoring again

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Recent meetings between Texas and Oklahoma have been shootouts. Both teams have scored at least 40 points in four of the past six meetings, with Oklahoma breaking 50 in victories the past two years. There are plenty of reasons...

 

Oklahoma governor urges action on anti-transgender medicine

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday targeting medical treatments for transgender youth and called on the GOP-controlled Legislature to impose a statewide ban when it returns in February. The bill signed by the...

 

Oklahoma sports 'biological sex affidavit' raises questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — J.D. Runnels and his son, James, share a love for football. Runnels played for the University of Oklahoma and in the National Football League, and he coached in the United States Football League this past season. His son plays...

 

Senate Review

We finished our work to appropriate a majority of the state’s $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds this past week. We met in special session to review the remaining proposed projects from the Joint Committee on Pandemic...

 

Old newspapers bring memories of Alva residents, businesses

Last weekend was the Northwest Mural Fest in Alva. I had the opportunity to chat with the artists and to watch them as they worked. The bright colors and bold graphics of the four latest murals...

 

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 Sheriff logs

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 During this day were four traffic stops. 8:34 a.m. – Report of a person walking on US-64 in the westbound lane. Advised he was staggering and running into traffic. 1:18 p.m. – Medic needed in the 300 block of Grand...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 5, 2022

Alfalfa County recognizes Oct. 3-8 as National 4-H Week

On behalf of Alfalfa County, commissioners Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall declared Oct. 3-8 National 4-H Week. This event is celebrated yearly to recognize youths and their impact on the community. This year, 4-H students 4-H Emma Schupbac...

 

School improvements, budget discussed at Alva School Board meeting

Much of Monday’s Alva Board of Education meeting was focused on improvements to school facilities and the budget for this school year. Board members present were Jane McDermott, Karen Koehn,...

 

Enid woman charged in 2021 thefts

Charges were filed Sept. 27 on thefts that were reported in 2021 in Alfalfa County. Court documents show on June 1, 2021, Colton Castle reported his Polaris Ranger ATV had been stolen from his barn...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 5, 2022

City of Kiowa budget hearing, revenue-neutral

The Kiowa City Council held their hearing for the 2023 proposed budget. No members of the public attended the brief meeting Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. The council passed the mil levy at 44.66, which is revenue-neutral. The city's 2022 mil levy was 46.299....

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    October 5, 2022

Keeping up with the Waynoka FFA

Waynoka FFA has been busy this past week with numerous FFA activities On Sept. 22, the opening ceremony teams traveled to Hobart to compete in their contest and placed third! The team members competing were Temperance Bouziden, Stetson Nix, Chase...

 

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