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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...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:55 a.m. Controlled burn south of Burlington. 10:36 a.m. Controlled burn on Cleveland Road and County Road 700. 11:30 a.m. Officer had a traffic stop at the Dollar General. 11:38 a.m. Civil papers served 1:14 p.m. Caller...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

December 17, 2018 Kiowa EMS responded to a call on Fifth Street. Deputy Rogers responded as backup. Deputy Rogers and Medicine Lodge EMS responded to a medical call on Oak Street. Sheriff Small provided escort for Medicine Lodge EMS transfer to...

 

Kisling is new Burlington School Board member

All members of the Burlington School Board were present as President Terry Graham called the Dec. 17 regular meeting to order including: Allison Armbruster, Robert Hill, T.J.Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Also attending were Superintendent Dr. Stacey Cr...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 26, 2018

Woods County Equalization Board takes no action on Sandridge appeals

A quorum was determined at the Woods County Equalization Board meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19. Those present included board members Chris Olson, Joe Shirley and Bob Seivert. Others in attendance were Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed, Assessor Renetta...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 26, 2018

Woods County Excise Board approves school service budgets

With all members present, the Woods County Excise Board's regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19, began with the approval of the minutes from a special meeting on Nov. 14. The monthly appropriations were motioned for approval by Olson and Shirley. ...

 

JAMES 'JIMMY' DUANE HARMAN

Graveside service for James “Jimmy” Duane Harman will be Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Karoma Cemetery near Goltry. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. Viewing will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oline...

 

How many more treatments?

Sometimes I wonder if people are tired of our reports on my husband Lynn’s cancer. But we keep getting comments from those who say they really appreciate the updates. It’s been enlightening to lea...

 

Medicine Lodge Basketball loses to Belle Plaine, 52-91

Medicine Lodge varsity basketball team played Belle Plaine Dec. 18, losing 52-91. Players turned in the following stats: Medicine Lodge Dakota Bayliff – 9 Theron Wedel – 7 Garrett Burden – 11 Cason Liebst – 4 Tyce Lonker – 4 Deven Leis ...

 

Waynoka FFA participates in Christmas activities

This Christmas season, the Waynoka FFA chose two angels from the community tree. Each member donated $10 toward the items to give to the angels. Kori Allison volunteered to go pick out the items....

 

Oklahoma students learn about leadership at conference

ENID, Okla. (AP) — OAMJHSC is a long acronym for an old organization that hasn't always meant much to many in Northwest Oklahoma. Though for some Enid students, it has quickly come to mean more than was likely intended, and has pushed them to...

 

Tulsa company works with McDonald's on pie recipe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bama Companies Inc. puts a lot of dough in its dough. The exclusive pie supplier for all 14,000 McDonald's restaurants in the United States, the Tulsa food maker produces more than 2 million pies per day. Bama recently...

 

Oklahoma tribal, congressional leaders praise bill's passage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma tribal leaders and members of Congress are applauding the final passage of bill that will end a blood-quantum requirement they have long considered discriminatory. The Stigler Act Amendments of 2018 were given final...

 

State officials: Oklahoma tourism tax revenue growing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State officials say tourism is a growing economic force in Oklahoma. The Tulsa World reports visitors pumped $9 billion into the state economy over the past year. That's a 4.4-percent increase over the year prior. State tax...

 

Oklahoma sheriff hospitalized after joining vehicle pursuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff is in stable condition after he crashed his cruiser into a tree during a police pursuit. Officials say Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson has been upgraded to stable condition and could be released as early...

 

Oklahoma's population grows due to births, migration

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Oklahoma's population grew by 0.3 percent in the 12 months ending July 1 largely due to an increase in the number of births and more people from other countries moving to the state. The Tulsa...

 

Kansas man's wish for 2 front teeth for Christmas comes true

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man's wish for two front teeth for Christmas is coming true. The Kansas City Star reports that a local church and friends helped raise money for Olathe man Evans Kamuru's dental implants. Kamuru wrote on Facebook...

 

Gun store courts women with department store approach

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — With a scent machine that wafts grapefruit and vanilla fragrances through the air, guns displayed in cases similar to those found in jewelry stores and a high-end women's fashion boutique, the suburban Kansas City,...

 

New Kansas governor: Patrol chief, fire marshal to stay on

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly will have the current superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol and the state fire marshal stay in their jobs after she takes office. Kelly has announced that Col. Mark Bruce will continue...

 

Kansas Rep.-elect Watkins taps aides from GOP, Jenkins staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Rep.-elect Steve Watkins has appointed members of his predecessor's staff and a state Republican Party official to key positions in his congressional office. The GOP congressman has announced that Jim Joice will serve as...

 

Staff allege violence, sex abuse at Kansas' juvenile prison

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Allegations of violence between staff members and sexual relationships between workers and underage inmates at Kansas' only juvenile corrections facility were uncovered during a state audit prompted by allegations that a former...

 

Report: Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were...

 

Presidents of Russia, Belarus talk over energy price dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Belarus met in Moscow Tuesday for talks focused on an energy dispute that clouded ties between the two allies. Before sitting down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Alexander...

 

Living drugs: Engineering bacteria to treat genetic diseases

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) A pill containing millions of bacteria ready to colonize your gut might be a nightmare to many. But it may become an...

 

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