Area News

Homecoming kicked off Monday

Homecoming week is taking place at Cherokee Public Schools. The themes for each day are as follows: • Monday: Thriftshop, wear mismatched clothes. • Tuesday: Feelin Groovy, wear tie dye. • Wednesday: Let’s Get Physical, wear 80s clothes. • Thursday: The Lazy Song, wear pajamas. • Friday: Our House, wear Cherokee Chief clothing. Also, at…

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Aline-Cleo Board of Education holds two meetings over last month

Discussion of possible attendance changes during the upcoming basketball season, construction updates and approval of routine items greeted Aline-Cleo School Board members during their regular monthly meeting Oct. 7. After calling the meeting to order and approving minutes of the Sept. 18 special meeting, members voted to convene into Executive Session at 7:00 for the…

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Accident admits four to the hospital

A one vehicle accident admits four teenagers to the hospital. The accident occurred at 10:12 p.m., Oct. 11, on Grant Road, 0.75 miles west of State Highway 8 and 0.75 miles west of Cherokee. Tierna Mustard, 19, Cherokee, was driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Priz eastbound on Grant Road when the vehicle lost control and…

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Timberlake High School crowns 2020 Football Homecoming royalty

Timberlake crowned their royalty this past Friday prior to the football game against DCLA. The 2020 Football Homecoming King and Queen were Dalton Leierer and Autumn Jones. Dalton is the son of Douglas and Marleen Leiere. He is involved in football and baseball. Autumn is the daughter of Shiella Jones and Mike Jones. She is…

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Local tells story about COVID-19

A local recently told her story after contracting COVID-19. Heidi Newlin tells her story in her own words. “I want to share my virus experience with you because I believe it can be a learning experience for us all. Remember, this is my experience, and I am not a medical expert. On Friday, September 11,…

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REAL ID coming to Alfalfa County

The Alfalfa County Tag agency will have their REAL ID system installed on Thursday, Oct. 15. REAL ID compliant driver licenses and identification cards have a gold star in the upper right-hand corner of the license to indicate it is REAL ID compliant. This is the only physical difference from a non-compliant credential, but it…

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Cherokee BOE approves continuing safety protocols already in place

The Cherokee Board of Education met at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, for their monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order with Desiree Gibson, Amber Wilhite and Shane Parker present. The consent agenda was approved first as follows: • Minutes from Sept. 14 and 28. • General fund encumbrances, purchase orders and warrants. •…

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Area communities to host events

Helena will be hosting their Octoberfest on Oct. 9. There will be a parade, festivities, booths, pie/cake silent auction and school auction. The day will begin at 1 p.m. with the concessions, raffles, fun and fellowship. At 1:15 the parade line-up will start, with the parade beginning at 2. From 2:30-4 p.m., the games, raffles,…

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Main Street honors civic award members, volunteers at banquet

Cherokee Main Street had their annual meeting Sept. 28 at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds. The evening started off with a welcome from Margaret Smith, the emcee for the evening. The invocation was given by Kari Roberts, and the Colors were presented by the American Legion. The meal was catered by The Farmers Table. Recognition of…

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Burlington holds monthly meeting

The Burlington Board of Education met at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, for their regular board meeting. The meeting was called to order with Terry Graham, Robert Hill and Aaron Smith present. T.J. Rockenbach arrived at 8:13 p.m. Hill was appointed as clerk for the meeting. The consent agenda was approved first as follows: •…

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