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Florida-Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl dozen years after title game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dan Mullen has been part of two national championships with Florida, the last for the Gators coming in a win over Oklahoma in his final game as their offensive coordinator before leaving for his first head coaching job. That...

 

Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The basketball stars weren't the...

 

Oklahoma City firefighter dies of COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City firefighter, whose nephew became the first department employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, died of the virus after being infected while responding to a call, the fire chief said. Fire Chief Richard Kelley,...

 

Kansas counties drop mask rules; arena hosts COVID-19 shots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two northeastern Kansas counties are backing off mask mandates they imposed last month as coronavirus cases surged, and officials set up a clinic in an arena in the state's city to vaccine thousands of health care workers....

 

Trial in 'swatting' case delayed so suspect can pursue GED

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The trial for a Kansas gamer accused in a deadly "swatting" call in 2017 has been delayed by an additional year after the man failed to obtain his high school equivalency. The Wichita Eagle reports that the defense attorney...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

Civil Filings Joshua Jantz and Delissa Jantz vs. Jamie Lyn Bender: breach of contract ($252.14). Capital One Bank vs. Jerran J. Waugh, Cherokee: indebtedness ($239.14). Wildlife Filings Dillon K. Schmidt, Tipon, has been charged with hunting with...

 

1st reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast...

 

Marriage License Filings

Dylan Michael Garrison Knierim and Kristin Marie Ramos, both of Waynoka: marriage license ($50)....

 

Trump's $2,000 checks stall in Senate as GOP blocks vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's push for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks stalled out Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans blocked a swift vote proposed by Democrats and split within their own ranks over whether to boost spending or...

 

Divorce Filings

Kaci Mayer Mead vs. Tyler Cole Mead: divorce ($272.14)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 During this day were two traffic stops. 2:48 p,m. – Report of a theft on Osage Road. 3:25 p.m. – Report of a fire on County Road (CR) 520 between Carter and Canadian Road. Wednesday, December 23, 2020 During this day...

 

Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

December 14, 2020 MLPD and BASO responded to a structure fire on William Drive. MLPD assisted a funeral escort. BASO responded to a report of a reckless driver on US Highway 160. KWPD performed a VIN inspection. BASO responded to a domestic...

 

New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

Parents now have an extra reason to say no to candy, cake and ice cream for young children. The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers, released Tuesday, recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no add...

 

Fifth death from Covid reported for Alva

A fifth death due to the coronavirus has been recorded for Woods County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) release Tuesday, Dec. 29. The death was a woman age 65 or older. The only zip code showing deaths in the county is...

 

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top cookie seller in her troop when she first heard rainforests were being...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners commemorate the retirement of one of their own

The Alfalfa County commissioners enjoyed a short agenda Monday morning, just in time to enjoy outgoing District 2 commissioner Stan Tucker's retirement party immediately after. Tucker's four-year...

 

Merry Christmas from the Prek

The Santa House with it's tree was decorated by the Pre-K this past week....

 

City of Kiowa purchases electric truck, sees small savings in electricity

At a special meeting last week, the bid was awarded for Kiowa's major waterline replacement project, as reported in the Newsgram. Nowak Construction Company of Goddard, Kansas, submitted the lowest responsible bid in the amount of $6,249,365....

 

Sams-Pitt wedding announcement

Miss Payten Sams and Mr. Sean Pitt exchanged wedding vows Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City. Officiating was her grandfather, Alan Juhl of Medford. Maid of honor...

 

South Barber student achievements

With so many awards and programs being held online in this Covid world, the following are some recent achievements of South Barber USD 255 students: Earning 2020 8 Man All-District 6 honors are: • Senior Emilio Perez – 1st Team All-District...

 

Woods County Fair Board election is in January

Filing for the Woods County Fair Board will be a little different this year. In their Monday meeting, the county commissioners approved the election resolution. The filing period will be Jan. 11-15 with three seats up for election. Those are currentl...

 

5th graders give to local food bank

FOREGO GIFT EXCHANGE TO GIVE TO LOCAL FOOD BANK – The 5th graders in Krista Pollock's class at South Barber decided to forego a gift exchange and instead collect food for Kiowa's Food Bank headed...

 

BEVERLY JO ROOTS

Celebration of life services for Beverly Jo Roots will held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rod Rieger officiating. Interment followed in the Hardtner...

 

GLEN HAMILTON HASTY

Glen Hamilton Hasty passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at the age of 80. Glen was born on June 10, 1940, to Claude and Rosella Hasty in Meriden, Kansas. Glen spent his youth growing up in Colo...

 

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