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South Barber receives $4,600 educational grant

On behalf of South Barber USD255, Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller gave “a big thank you” to the Patterson Family Foundation. Miller applied for and received an educational grant in the amount of $4,600. Miller said the grant money will be used...

 

SBHS Drama class presents comedy play this Saturday and Sunday

Meagan Henry's drama class at South Barber High School is at it again presenting a silly comedy. This Friday and Saturday they'll perform "Bestest Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Grandpa)." Henry, pla...

 

MARTIN GILBERT BOND

Martin Gilbert Bond was born March 22, 1937, in Enid, Oklahoma, to James "Gib" and Juanita Bond, and went to his heavenly home on November 9, 2021, in Wichita, Kansas. He was cremated at his request,...

 

TOMMY JOE SANBORN II

Tommy Joe Sanborn II of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, November 12, 2021, at the age of 51, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. His...

 

Cherokee FCCLA Chapter compete in STAR events

Members of the Cherokee High School FCCLA Chapter competed in the FCCLA North District STAR Events. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are re...

 

Oklahoma board cites execution flaws, recommends clemency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend clemency for a death row inmate after questioning the state's execution methods. The board, by a 3-2 vote, recommended that Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt commute...

 

Oklahoma challenging Pentagon's vaccine mandate for Guard

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute between Oklahoma's governor and the Pentagon over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is setting up the first critical test of the military's authority to require National Guard troops to get the shot and laying the groundwork...

 

EXPLAINER: Doubts raised as execution nears for Julius Jones

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fate of Julius Jones — who has served almost 20 years on death row, even as numerous questions raised doubts about his guilt — rests with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Only hours are left for Stitt to decide whether Jones...

 

Man charged with threatening Topeka officers with knife, saw

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old man was charged Wednesday after he allegedly threatened Topeka police officers with a knife and hand saw at a hotel. Norman Kelly, of Topeka, was arrested after the confrontation at the Hotel Topeka at City...

 

Woman pleads guilty in 2020 shooting death of Wichita man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2020 shooting death of a Wichita man in a deal with prosecutors. Amber Ahrens, 42, of Wichita, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal possession of a weapon by a...

 

Kansas district OKs $295K in case of girl stalked by teacher

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, school district secretly agreed earlier this year to pay $295,000 to the family of an Olathe elementary student who was stalked by a now-jailed former teacher. Olathe Public Schools finalized the...

 

Winds whip up volcanic ash from 1912 eruption in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash — from an eruption more than century ago — was headed toward Alaska's Kodiak Island. The ash is from the powerful 1912 eruption of Novarupta, a v...

 

Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna

Gunther the German shepherd spent a recent morning playing with his tennis ball, rolling in the grass, slobbering a little and napping a lot. Later, he had a "meeting" with the real estate agents selling his Miami mansion that his handlers bought...

 

Man who shot Arbery testifies: 'He had my gun. He struck me'

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery testified Wednesday that Arbery attacked him and grabbed his shotgun after he and his father pursued the 25-year-old Black man in their Georgia neighborhood. Travis McMichael's testimony...

 

House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword, an extraordinary rebuke that highlighted...

 

2 men set to be cleared in the 1965 killing of Malcolm X

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States' most formidable fighters for civil rights, their...

 

How a right-wing provocateur is using race to reach Gen Z

MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Charlie Kirk stood 80 miles from where George Floyd was murdered, faced an overwhelmingly white audience, and declared he was going to say things "no one dares say out loud." What followed was an avalanche of aspersions...

 

Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software. The company said Wednesday that it will...

 

Contrary to popular belief, no great migration in pandemic

Contrary to popular belief, there has been no great migration in the U.S. during the pandemic. New figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the proportion of people who moved over the past year fell to its lowest level in the...

 

Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge to declare mistrial over video

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys asked the judge to declare a mistrial even as the jury was deliberating Wednesday, saying the defense received an inferior copy of a potentially crucial video from prosecutors. Judge Bruce Schroeder...

 

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