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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...

 

Epic Charter Schools must repay $11.2M in taxpayer funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously to demand Epic Charter Schools to pay $11.2 million in state funds that auditors say was illegally used and falsely classified in financial reports. The state school...

 

Marriage License Filings

Charles Leslie Smith, Jet, and Lorrie Roxann Smith, Jet: marriage license ($50)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 During this day there were two traffic stops. 6:43 p.m. – Report of a steer out on LeFlore and County Road (CR) 630. 9:49 p.m. – Medic need at the Helena Jiffy Trip for a female possibly having a stroke. Medic took the...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners convene for short meeting

The Alfalfa County commissioners held their regular meeting Tuesday morning because of Monday's holiday. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall started on a short list by approving a large stack of maintenance and operation payment warrants and...

 

Burlington area hit hard with COVID-19, school and C-Store both temporarily closed

At least four staff members at Burlington Public School tested positive with COVID-19 and the school closed temporarily last Tuesday, Oct. 6, and remains closed. Then this Tuesday the C-Store in Burlington closed their doors due to COVID concerns....

 

Burlington has positive cases of COVID-19

Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, has seen a jump in COVID-19 cases according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) website on Tuesday morning. Alfalfa County is listed as having had 95 positive with 76 recovered for a total of 19 active cases....

 

Locals helping to feed people around the globe and at home

Walk. Donate. Help hungry people around the globe and in your hometown. The unique thing about CROP Hunger Walks is the money raised doesn't just purchase food for the hungry. The global mission of...

 

Freedom School Board prepares for Election Day

As a fitful October wind brushed dry leaves down the street in front of the Freedom Public School on Monday evening, the school's board of education met inside to discuss upcoming fall activities and the November election. Two favorite activities ...

 

Seven teens injured in wreck near Cherokee

Seven area teens were injured in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night. Four were hospitalized and three were treated and released. The wreck occurred at 10:12 p.m. on Oct. 11 on Grant Road, three-quarters of a mile west of State Highway 8 and...

 

Waynoka Schools day care proving expensive, not helped by gross production losses

Superintendent Scott Cline went over the school's finances with the Waynoka Board of Education this Monday as he does each month, but this month – like this whole year – had some unexpected elements. In the general fund, expenditures were slightl...

 

HAROLD ALLEN HADA

Memorial services for Harold Allen Hada will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gail Edmison officiating. Harold was cremated at his request under...

 

KYLE FRANK MAUK

In life you get lucky enough to meet life-altering people. You get lucky enough to live beside and ride the life train with people that you know are part of a greater good. Kyle Frank Mauk, better...

 

SHIRLEY VELEY

Services for Shirley Veley are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. Shirley Veley, daughter of Clara Gertrude (Moore) and Fred Veley,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

State Question 814 will be on the Nov. 3 statewide ballot. If approved, it would result in an increase in money the Legislature receives annually from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, or TSET. The additional money could then be spent to help...

 

Woods County EMS services could benefit from election

The general election is three weeks away, and the TV ads are increasing. Unfortunately, those ads aren’t a good basis for voting decisions. Some give you an indication of what the candidate...

 

City of Kiowa receives COVID money, part of water project ready to bid

Kiowa's City Council held their October meeting Monday night with all members present, including Mayor Bill Watson, council president R.L. Simpson, B.J. Duvall, Brian Hill, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. Also seated with the council was City Clerk...

 

Oklahoma City City Council extends mask mandate until Dec. 7

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A requirement to wear masks in Oklahoma City in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus was extended to Dec. 7 on Tuesday by the City Council. "I think it's important that we know again that masking reduces the...

 

Texas woman waives extradition in pregnant woman's slaying

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — A woman suspected of killing a pregnant woman and removing the baby from the victim's womb appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom Tuesday and waived extradition to Texas. Taylor Parker, 27, of Simms, Texas, appeared in McCurtain Cou...

 

The Latest: Colorado sees surge in coronavirus cases

DENVER — Colorado is experiencing another surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, prompting Gov. Jared Polis to plead Tuesday with residents to wear masks, stay home as much as possible, and maintain social distancing practices. As of Tues...

 

'Extremely disturbing': Man gets 35 years for stalking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who federal prosecutors say they suspect in a Missouri decapitation killing was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for stalking Kansas massage parlor workers in an unrelated case. Senior U.S. District Judge Gary...

 

Governor: Kansas won't jump into local COVID-19 hot spots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday that she doesn't plan to have the state health department use its power to manage disease outbreaks by shutting down businesses or imposing other restrictions in local coronavirus hot spots....

 

Report: About 74% of winter wheat planted in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas growers have planted about 74% of next year's winter wheat crop, according to a government report Tuesday. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported in its weekly progress report that wheat planting is...

 

Missouri man pleads guilty to armed carjacking in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an armed carjacking in Kansas, a crime investigators solved by testing DNA on a hat and wig he left behind, authorities said. Antonio Duane Simpson, 43, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded...

 

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver's spare tire

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle. The Scott County Sheriff's...

 

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