Area News

July 5th plans made

BY MARGARET GOSS CARMEN CORRESPONDENT The Carmen Fire Department and Emergency Responders will once again hold their 5th of July Celebration. There will be food trucks and lots of entertainment for the children. Boss Music of Alva will provide music and entertainment throughout the evening. T-shirts will be available. For information on vendors, contact Dylan…

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Banc Central holds ribbon cutting

Cherokee Main Street held a ribbon cutting for Banc Central’s new location in Cherokee. The location opened in August 2020, but due to Covid-19 they were forced to hold off on a ribbon cutting. The location is located at 105 North Grand in Cherokee and is open 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

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Senate Review: Session official adjourned

We’ve officially adjourned the 2021 legislative session, and with it, we accomplished many items that will move our state forward. We focused on a number of priorities, including expanding broadband access, protecting the unborn, increasing health outcomes and supporting our law enforcement. In the beginning of the legislative session, there were about 3,000 measures that…

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Chief Theatre wins sixth state title

The Cherokee High School Theatre Team successfully defended its state title in the OSSAA One-Act Play contest held virtually on May 18th, earning the school’s sixth state championship in theatre. It was current Chiefs Theatre director Jason Paris’ fifth title, the previous win having been directed by former theatre director Delbo Leach. The Chiefs also…

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Teachers with 132 years of experience retire

BY JUNE MCGEE Cherokee Elementary will see some wonderful chapters of its history come to an end with the retirement of a highly respected principal and two of the school’s most beloved teachers. The high school also says goodbye to a 45 year veteran who has, over the years, worn many hats, all of which…

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Rain doesn’t damper Memorial Day Service at Cherokee Cemetery

Braving the rainy morning, a crowd of approximately 100 gathered at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery to honor and remember those who served and to decorate the graves of family and friends. Reverend Kyle Kiner of the First United Methodist Church opened this year’s ceremony with prayer. Mayor Kolby Arnold welcomed everyone and gave a few…

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Be wary of fraudulent companies

High-speed winds, large hail and torrential rain made the perfect trifecta to cause extreme damage across parts of Oklahoma recently. Many homeowners are finding themselves boarding up windows and soaking up water in their homes. Before signing a home-repair contract, check out potential companies with the Better Business Bureau. Also, check into the contractor’s insurance.…

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Alfalfa County Commissioners meet once a week for regular meeting

The Alfalfa County Commissioners met at 10 a.m., Monday, May 21, for their weekly meeting. The meeting was called to order with Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Michael Roach present. The minutes were approved first. Next, three employees donated sick leave to other employees. • Monte Stebens to James Kaminskas for 10 hours. • Nancy…

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Don’t forget to check tags, licenses

Coming off the pandemic that left many tag agencies closed for an extended period of time, officials are wanting to take this opportunity to remind individuals to check the expiration dates of the automobile tags and driver’s license ahead of the busy summer. Motorists stopped with expired tags and/or licenses face the possibility of having…

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Enid to host annual Rock Swap

Head to Enid Gem & Mineral Society’s annual Rock Swap for a great day with other rock and gem enthusiasts. The rock swap is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 at the downtown Breezway at 214 West Randolph in Enid. You can buy, sell or trade gemstones, rocks, minerals and fossils. This…

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