Area News

Council updates city ordinances

The Cherokee Development Authority and City of Cherokee councils met at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 10 for their bimonthly meeting. The meeting was called to order with Jeremy Hickman, Lance Miller, Adrienne Wessels and Mayor Karen Hawkins present. David Collins arrived shortly after the meeting was called to order. The minutes were approved first with…

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Jet Industrious holds March meeting

Jet Industrious met at the Christian Church for their monthly meeting on March 2. President Mary Etta Campbell opened the meeting with the American Flag and Oklahoma Flag salutes. Suzanne Johnson opened up with, “Time Spent, We should use our time well.” Ann Dillon gave the lesson, “Fostering Kindness.” There are different ways to practice…

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Carl’s Capitol Comments: Busy week at Capitol

This past week was an incredibly busy one on the House floor. We heard an average of between 50 and 60 bills per day. We still have about 300 bills eligible for consideration before the March 11 deadline for House bills to be passed in the House Chamber. After that, the House will begin hearing…

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LTCA offers funding

The Long Term Care Authority of Enid Area Agency on Aging announces the availability of Older Americans Act funds for legally formed Public, Private or not-for-profit organizations in the counties of Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Major and Noble. Funding is available through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the following services:  Home…

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AEC to host blood drive

Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging donors to rise up and give! Blood donors will receive a free, limited edition t-shirt. Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive with Alfalfa Electric Cooperative from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., March 12.  Individuals ages sixteen and up are urged to give blood. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins will…

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Local pastor offers insight

BY LUKE HEIM FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH PASTOR April 10, 2006, “Trunk or Treat” After being a youth pastor for four years, I thought I had seen it all, but I guess I hadn’t. One of my graduating Seniors, I’ll call him John, was a volunteer at our after-school program for Middle School students. John was…

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Temporary absentee ballot verification expires

A temporary absentee ballot verification option which was put in place by state legislators last year has expired. The temporary verification option was part of Senate Bill 210, which was passed in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic. The bill gave Oklahoma voters the option to include a copy of their valid…

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Alfalfa County Fire Departments assist Major County with fire

Right on cue with an advisory issued by the National Interagency Fire Center calling for an above normal threat of significant wildland fire potential for the month, March 2 saw the first major fire of the 2021 fire season in the area occur. Just before 1 p.m. fire firefighters from Cleo Springs, Fairview and Ringwood…

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OSDH updates Covid numbers

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced as of press time on March 1, that Alfalfa County was up to 1,149 cases with 1,135  recovered from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Alfalfa County has recorded seven deaths due to COVID-19. Aline, Helena and Carmen both have two and Cherokee has one. The towns receiving positive tests are:…

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