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The Justice for Greenwood Foundation Calls for a Formal Investigation of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by the US Department of Justice

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Justice for Greenwood Foundation, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ), and a team of civil and human rights lawyers have met with the office of the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S....

 

Texas A&M joins 'Bama, Georgia in race for recruiting title

Alabama and Georgia are competing for the honor of having the nation's top-ranked recruiting class at the same time they are preparing for their respective College Football Playoff semifinals. But there's a third Southeastern Conference program that...

 

COVID toll hits 800,000 to close out year filled with death

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Carolyn Burnett is bracing for her first Christmas without her son Chris, a beloved high school football coach whose outdoor memorial service drew a crowd of hundreds. The unvaccinated 34-year-old father of four died in Septemb...

 

Tornado victims include former Kentucky school administrator

A Kentucky woman who worked her way up from school bus driver to become an administrator and school board member. A grandfather who "stole the show" when he was around his grandchildren. A 2-month-old whose family tried to protect her by putting her...

 

The AP Interview: UN nuke chief says view of Iran blurred

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog warned Tuesday that the restrictions faced by his inspectors in Iran threaten to give the world only a "very blurred image" of Tehran's program as it enriches...

 

Alfalfa county marriage filings

Marriage License Filings Jamy Ray Wells, Enid, and Shana Leigh Smallwood-Buchanan, Cherokee: marriage license ($50). Zackary John Hall, Cherokee, and Rebekah Helen McPheeters, Tulsa: marriage license with counseling ($5)....

 

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds

ATLANTA (AP) — An Associated Press review of every potential case of voter fraud in the six battleground states disputed by former President Donald Trump has found fewer than 475 — a number that would have made no difference in the 2020...

 

Senate votes to raise debt limit by $2.5T, avoiding default

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation Tuesday to lift the nation's debt limit by $2.5 trillion under a deal struck between party leaders, defusing a volatile issue until after next year's midterm elections while saddling majority...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Brandon Scott Scholes has been charged with burglary; theft of property or services, value $1,500 to $25,000; and criminal damage to property, without consent value grater than $1,000. Crystal D. Starr has been charged with...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 During this day there was one traffic stop. 2:55 p.m. – Medic needed for a lady who had fallen in the 300 block of 3rd Street. 3:38 p.m. – Report of cows out in the old soccer field. 10:20 p.m – Medic alarm for an elde...

 

Freedom Schools Christmas program this Friday at 7 p.m.

Freedom Schools Principal Michelle Shelite told the school board at it's monthly meeting Monday morning that the school's Christmas program will be this Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Shelite said the students have been working hard on it, and she...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 577: Kimberly A. Balding and Carl D. Balding convey unto Peter D. Peters: The south 50 feet of lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 179, Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. Book...

 

Burn ban enacted in Alfalfa County

Marvin Woodall will be called chairman of the board of Alfalfa County commissioners for only a bit longer, as he and Jay Hague voted to install Mike Roach starting 2022. The three men spent a good amount of time Monday morning signing off on M&O...

 

State election board secretary reminds 2022 candidates of modified requirements for select offices

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Secretary of the State Election Board reminds prospective 2022 candidates for State Senator, State Representative and County Commissioner that they have until December 31, 2021, to meet the following qualifications: ...

 

State election board secretary reminds 2022 candidates of modified requirements for select offices

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Secretary of the State Election Board reminds prospective 2022 candidates for State Senator, State Representative and County Commissioner that they have until December 31, 2021, to meet the following qualifications: ...

 

KDH receives gift from the late Bob Hays, visitation open at manor

The Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors held an end of November regular meeting in the Kirkpatrick conference room at KDH. President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with board members Jeff Miller and Jim Parker present. Members Chantae...

 

Alva School Board candidate contests filings of other two

Three candidates have filed for Alva Board of Education Seat 2, according to the Woods County Election Board. Seat 2 is currently held by Jane McDermott who has filed for re-election. Lance Heaton...

 

Music and 'The Greatest Snowman:' Waynoka Schools celebrate Christmas this Friday

School will let out early this Friday, said elementary principal Patricia Burrow. “Class parties will be at 12:45 p.m. and school will dismiss at 1:30p.m,” she said. That evening will be the school's Christmas celebration. The high school will ha...

 

Woods County commissioners won't pursue federal facility

After learning last week about the possibility of locating a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the county, the Woods County commissioners say they have been inundated with negative comments....

 

Mooreland teen dies from crash injuries

A Mooreland teen has died following a one-vehicle wreck that occurred last Thursday. The 16-year-old male died Friday morning at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol does...

 

Another one bites the dust

There's a pile of blond bricks by the helipad beside what was the Kiowa District Hospital on Drumm Street built in 1951. The special building had fond and sad memories for so many in the area. The...

 

Wilsons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Carl and Georgia Wilson of Cherokee, Oklahoma, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary. Carl and Georgia were married on December 18, 1971, at the First Christian Church in Cherokee, Oklahoma. The...

 

South Barber hires several positions, considers how to spend ESSER funds

Like many public schools across the nation, South Barber USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas received ESSER funds. Their share is $345,000. This is the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency...

 

Another one bites the dust

There's a pile of blond bricks by the helipad beside what was the Kiowa District Hospital on Drumm Street built in 1951. The special building had fond and sad memories for so many in the area. The...

 

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