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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...

 

Health leader expects 175,000 vaccinations by year's end

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials could begin vaccinating people in the second phase of the state's distribution plan as early as next week and expect nearly 175,000 high-risk Oklahomans to be vaccinated by the end of the year, the...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 During this day were seven traffic stops and one controlled burn. 8:06 a.m. – Report of an accident on OK-8 and south of Garvin Road. No transport needed. 9:15 p.m. – Caller advised someone dropped a bag of trash on...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, December 7, 2020 Barber County Sheriff's Office (BASO) performed multiple VIN inspection. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to citizen assist in Isabel. MLPD and BASO responded to EMS call on N. Iliff. MLPD and BASO responded...

 

Alfalfa County awards six-month bids

With Christmas quickly approaching and the year coming to an end, the commissioners of Alfalfa County took time to award six-month bids. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (Mike Roach, who will be seated as commissioner of District 2 in...

 

Burlington Superintendent Dr. Croft resigns; search begins

Burlington's Board of Education unanimously approved the resignation of Dr. Stacey Croft as superintendent effective June 30, 2021. This action was taken at the board's Dec. 14 meeting with President Terry Graham calling the meeting to order....

 

Correction

In last week's Newsgram, the story “Cherokee School Board: High school goes virtual; super warns of possible staff cuts” incorrectly reported that school board member Desiree Gibson was present. She was absent. We regret the e...

 

Enid man charged in thefts from Alfalfa County farm

A couple was in the process of moving to a farm south of Helena when they were involved in an auto accident. This left them unable to work on the property for several weeks. A neighbor contacted them to say it appeared someone broke into their proper...

 

BERNIE ARGANBRIGHT

Bernie Arganbright, a Cherokee resident, left her earthly home at the age of 78 on December 16, 2020, in Alva. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery Pavilion with Brother Tom Cooksey...

 

JUSTICE SEQUOYA SMITH

Justice Sequoya Smith was born November 12, 1971, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Spencer and Mary Smith. He departed this life on December 16, 2020. He was a graduate of South Barber in 1990. In 1993 he...

 

MILFORD WAYNE MAUL

Celebration of Life Service for Wayne Maul, 82 of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, will be at a later date in Cleo Springs. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and...

 

OLLA MAE ABBOTT

Olla Mae Abbott, 90, a resident of Kiowa, Kansas, for 59 years, was a Godly woman. Through her love for the Lord she raised her children and grandchildren to know God. She was a charter member of...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: Take heart

This may be a very different Christmas this year for many who are choosing to stay away from family gatherings because of the threat of illness. I know that may cause some feelings of loneliness or depression or even despair. But I want you to be...

 

Making Christmas memories

I’m hearing a lot about how different Christmas celebrations will be this year. Recommendations are to keep the gatherings small, keep some distance between people, wear masks, wash hands frequently...

 

Senate Review: Redistricting town halls: Woodward Jan. 13, Enid Jan. 21

It was a momentous week across the state and in Senate District 19 as the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to Oklahoma. I received an invitation from Integris Bass Baptist Hospital CEO Finny Mathew to witness the first Covid-19 vaccinations...

 

Shrunken bowl season makes it more important to watch'em all

Well, hope you're happy, Mr. (or Miss) There Are Too Many Bowls guy (or gal). This long season through a pandemic has whittled the bowl lineup from the 43 games that were originally scheduled to fewer than 30. That's a lot less college football and...

 

Wichita councilman caught up in cover-up plot resigns

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita city councilman who has been under fire for his role in a plot to frame the local GOP chairman for a false ad against a mayoral candidate has resigned. James Clendenin said Tuesday in a written statement that had...

 

Deputy named to lead COVID-19-stressed Kansas labor agency

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday named the Kansas Department of Labor's deputy secretary as its top administrator as she works to find another, permanent leader for an agency that struggled for months to process a surge in claims...

 

Douglas County dissolves drug enforcement unit

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is ending operation of a special drug-focused unit, calling its structure outdated as the department moves away from focusing on "low-level users." Sheriff's office spokesman Jenn Hethcoat...

 

Kansas woman dies in crash with semi

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 45-year-old woman from Ulysses is dead after a crash involving a semi near Garden City. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Monica D. Walker died in the accident Monday night on U.S. 50 about nine miles east of Garden...

 

Kansas bank robbery suspect dies after police chase, crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A bank robbery suspect died after being chased by police in Kansas, but authorities didn't say whether he was shot by officers or died as a result of a crash. The robbery happened just before 4 p.m. Monday at Golden Plains...

 

2 passengers, puppy exit NYC flight via slide before takeoff

NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta flight out of New York City was halted after a Florida couple traveling with a Great Dane puppy fled the aircraft with the pet using an emergency slide, an airline spokesperson and authorities said Tuesday. The incident...

 

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and former government contractors...

 

Dominion worker sues Trump campaign and conservative media

NEW YORK (AP) — An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump's campaign, two of its lawyers and some conservative media figures and outlets. Eric Coomer, security...

 

Trump assails COVID relief bill, suggests he may not sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assailing the bipartisan $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress just passed and is suggesting that he may not sign it. Trump complained in a video that he tweeted out Tuesday night that the bi...

 

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