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New ways to file customer complaints

About 50 years ago, Alva had offices for the phone company, the gas company, the electric company and the cable TV company. Handling issues with billing or service meant a visit to the office or a pho...

 

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 obtai...

 

Divorce Filings

Joe Lee Briggs Jr., Helena, vs. Bonnie Sue Patton Briggs, Midwest City: divorce....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 During this day there were three traffic stops. 10:33 a.m. – Medic was needed for an unresponsive male. Medic took patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 6:30 p.m. – Report of a grass fire on Oklahoma Highway 38 north of...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

December 16, 2019 Barber County Sheriff’s Office (BASO) responded to an animal call in the City Park. BASO investigated an accident on K-2. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) had a dog call on North Oak. BASO responded to a suspicious person...

 

Time to request absentee ballots for 2020 election year

Voters who want to vote by absentee ballot for the 2020 election year should submit their absentee ballot applications to their county election board as soon as possible. Voters can request ballots for individual elections or for all elections they a...

 

KENNETH KNABE

Funeral services for Kenneth Knabe will be Friday, December 27, 2019, at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Nathan Braudrick, pastor, Alva Church of God, officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Freedom...

 

MARVIN GUTHRIE

Funeral services for Marvin Guthrie, 89, are pending with Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka....

 

Christmas greetings

This time of year is always special. I love the cheerfulness of people even as they dash out to get last-minute presents or food for the family festivities they will enjoy. I love the lights, Christmas parties and parades. Most of all, however, I lov...

 

Basketball: Medicine Lodge beats Kingman 59-48

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Medicine Lodge basketball team defeated Kingman (Kansas) High School 59-48. Medicine Lodge Theron Wedel 30 Cason Liebst 7 Tyce Lonker 2 Dasik Clouse 12 Kirk Fisher 2 Chance Winter 2 Kyson Cunningham 4 Total 59 Kingman Price...

 

Cherokee FCCLA competes in STAR events

Seventeen members of the Cherokee High School FCCLA chapter traveled to Fairview on Dec. 11 to compete in the FCCLA North-1 District STAR Events. All 17 members from Cherokee who competed placed... Full story

 

Timberlake FFA semester-end review

August Timberlake Local Show: Exhibitors were Leo Moore, Caleb Wear, Jonathan Wear, Hannah Wear, Sadler Greb, Heston Green, Natalee Green, Devon Kent, Cade Severin, Conner Severin, Ethan Jenlink,... Full story

 

A good idea but not for the courthouse lawn

The Woods County Commissioners were faced with a dilemma during their meeting Monday morning. Arden and Nikki Chaffee, representing the Woods County Coalition, asked to place a free book stand on the... Full story

 

Lamont man dies after vehicle hits cattle

A Lamont man died Saturday from injuries sustained when the vehicle he was riding in hit cattle in the roadway. Britton Lane Stacy, 22, of Lamont, died at 4:18 p.m. Saturday at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The collision occurred at 6 a.m.... Full story

 

Melania Trump silently forges path through impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton spent the morning of her husband's impeachment visiting Capitol Hill to rally Democrats to his side. Pat Nixon kept assuring reporters her husband wouldn't quit — right up until he did. Eliza Johnson, frail from...

 

Congress goes on recess without Route 66 preservation funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congress has recessed for the holidays, and it has gone another year without passing legislation that would boost funding for Route 66. The lack of movement on reauthorizing the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program means...

 

Oklahoma man dies after altercation with police in Hugo

HUGO, Okla. (AP) — A man who was shot with a stun gun and pepper spray after an altercation with law enforcement outside an Oklahoma convenience store early Monday has died, authorities said. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said it's...

 

'Joe Exotic' awaits sentencing on murder-for-hire charges

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper who was found guilty on murder-for-hire charges will be sentenced next month. Joe Exotic, whose legal name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is being held at the Grady County Jail. He was found guilty...

 

Stitt's top tribal adviser steps down, cites gaming dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's top adviser on tribal issues announced her resignation on Monday and accused the governor of creating an 'unnecessary conflict' with the tribes over casino gambling. Lisa Billy, a former Republican...

 

7 Oklahoma counties to vote on Sunday liquor store sales

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in seven Oklahoma counties will decide next year whether to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays, in a continued push to expand the state's market for booze. The measure will appear on ballots March 3, or "Super Tuesda...

 

Police seek help finding car linked to fatal Kansas shooting

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a car seen leaving a suburban Kansas City apartment complex where one man was killed and another was wounded. Police in Leawood, Kansas, said Monday they are looking for a dark-colored Dodge...

 

Changing Kansas Supreme Court faces wary GOP-led Legislature

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new chief justice plans to push for changes aimed at helping veterans and the mentally ill, and expects to press for a big budget increase from a Republican-controlled Legislature that's likely to remain sharply...

 

Judge rejects permits for northwest Kansas hog operations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has invalidated two state permits allowing construction of large hog production operations in northwest Kansas that environmentalists deemed too close to surface water. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee...

 

32 years after body found in Kansas, victim is identified

LINCOLNVILLE, Kan. (AP) — More than three decades after a woman's body was found in a rural area of Kansas, authorities have identified the victim. Michelle Carnall-Burton, 22, of Wichita, Kansas, went missing in 1987. On Monday, the Kansas Bureau...

 

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