Articles from the February 28, 2024 edition

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Talor Gooch is getting louder. He invests in a Professional Bull Riders team in Oklahoma

Music was blaring, light beams danced around the arena and a large video board showed highlights of recent winners. This had the sound and feel of LIV Golf, except it was a little more dangerous and tougher to keep score. This was the Professional...

 

Biden and Trump are marching toward their nominations, but Michigan could reveal significant perils

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — While Joe Biden and Donald Trump are marching steadily toward their respective presidential nominations, Michigan's primary on Tuesday could reveal significant political perils for both of them. Trump, despite his undoubted d...

 

Chatbots' inaccurate, misleading responses about U.S. elections threaten to keep voters from polls

NEW YORK (AP) — With presidential primaries underway across the U.S., popular chatbots are generating false and misleading information that threatens to disenfranchise voters, according to a report published Tuesday based on the findings of a...

 

Biden and party leaders implore Speaker Johnson to help Ukraine in 'intense' Oval Office meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders emerged from an "intense" Oval Office meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday speaking optimistically about the prospects for avoiding a partial government shutdown, but with new uncertainty about aid for U...

 

At conservative gala, Trump remarks show challenges in GOP Black voter outreach

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Golden and scarlet balloons adorned an entrance guarded by the Secret Service that led straight to a bar abuzz with excited reunions, a line of attendees waiting to take pictures at a photo wall and a spacious auditorium set t...

 

US Army is slashing thousands of posts in major revamp to prepare for future wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, or almost 5%, and restructuring to be better able to fight the next major war, as the service struggles with recruiting shortfalls that made it impossible to bring i...

 

A deal between Israel and Hamas appears to be taking shape. What would it look like?

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weekslong pause in the war, now in its fifth month. U.S. President Joe Biden says a deal could go i...

 

Toppled moon lander sends back more images, with only hours left until it dies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moon lander that ended up on its side managed to beam back more pictures, with only hours remaining before it dies. Intuitive Machines posted new photos of the moon's unexplored south polar region Tuesday. The company's...

 

Biden backed off a pledge to abolish the federal death penalty. That's left an opening for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he prepared to take office three years ago, Joe Biden's incoming administration considered a host of possible options to fulfill a campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty. One idea was an executive order, according to p...

 

What's life like for Russia's political prisoners? Isolation, poor food and arbitrary punishment

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Vladimir Kara-Murza could only laugh when officials in Penal Colony No. 6 inexplicably put a small cabinet in his already-cramped concrete cell, next to a fold-up cot, stool, sink and latrine. That moment of dark humor came b...

 

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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 897 page 269: Kent W. Scribner and Ronda L. Scribner convey unto Kent Wiley Scribner and Ronda Lyne Scribner, as trustees of the Scribner Family Trust: A tract of land in the northwest quarter of Section 25, Township 27N, R...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Thursday, February 22, 2024 During this day were six traffic stops. 1:28 p.m. – Medic needed in the 600 block of 5th Street for a male who had a fallen. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 3:44 p.m. – Medic needed at James Crabtree Cor...

 

Woods County Commissioners approve Capron Fire Department request

The Woods County Commissioners approved a Capron Fire Department request, made a fair board appointment and paid for an excavator during their regular meeting Monday morning. All three commissioners w...

 

Officer highlight: Rhiata Bouziden

Rhiata Bouziden is currently serving as the Waynoka FFA Chaplin. She is a sophomore at Waynoka Public School. She’s the daughter of Ronnie Bouziden and has two siblings: older brother Rowdy Bouziden and twin brother Rholten Bouziden. This is R...

 

Woods County Excise Board holds brief meeting

The Woods County Excise Board meeting Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, was routine with Chairman Joe Shirley and member Bob Seivert present. Chris Olson was absent. County Clerk Shelley Reed was also in...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

I had lots of visitors stop by my office at the Capitol last week, several I got to introduce from the House floor. On Tuesday we hosted FFA Day, and I spoke with students from across the state. On...

 

Senate Review

It has been another busy week here at the Capitol. There has been lots of action with legislation and visiting groups from across the state and our district. This week, I was fortunate to have two...

 

BONNIE J. HUGHBANKS

Bonnie JoAnn Hutchison Hughbanks was born October 16, 1935, the youngest daughter of Chester and Thelma (Warren) Hutchison in Weld County, Colorado. She grew up on a farm post-Depression, listening...

 

STEVEN DANIEL HAYES

Steven Daniel Hayes, son of Wilbert David Hayes Jr. and Debra Lea (Guynes) Hayes, was born April 29, 1991, at Hereford, Texas, and passed away February 25, 2024, at Oklahoma City, at the age of 32...

 

CHRISTINA BLOOMER REHKOP

Christina Bloomer Rehkop died on Feb. 23, 2024, at age 46 with her loved ones near her. She was preceded in death by her grandparents A.B. and Lillian Marie Henderson and Cy and Fern Evelyn Bloomer....

 

LARRY SHELITE

Larry Shelite, 87, of Aline, Oklahoma, passed away on Feb. 26, 2024. The memorial service will be held at a later date. Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva is in charge of arrangements....

 

STACIA ELLEN WELLS

Stacia Ellen, daughter of Norma Jean (Shoemaker) and Alfred Lawrence Schiffner, was born in Alva on October 6, 1957. She passed away on February 11, 2024, at the age of 66 years, 4 months and five...

 

Legislature tackles bills on cellphones in school

Years ago, when I was in school, I spent a lot of time looking out windows and daydreaming. When assigned tasks were finished while waiting for slower classmates to catch up, I had free time to fill....

 

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