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How Oklahoma’s alligators snorkel in ice to survive cold snap: The gators ‘are aware of things’

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By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the photos of the alligators sticking their snouts out of the frozen Red Slough Wildlife Management Area in McCurtain County in the far corner of southeastern Oklahoma.
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RecPlex boiler replacement February 23-26

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The RecPlex is scheduled to begin replacement of one of its heating boilers on Tuesday, February 23. The removal of the old boiler and installation of the new one is anticipated to take four days to complete. The replacement project requires a temporary shut off of the natural gas service which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24. The length of the shut off could take up to a full day. During the time the building is without natural gas there will be no further production of hot water, which will greatly affect the temperature of water in the building’s showers and sinks. The ambient temperature inside the building and the temperature of the pool water may also be affected.
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FFA WEEK

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FFA WEEK — (Standing) Sam McEntire, H B Bowers of Ponca City FFA and Rachel St. Andrews President of Newkirk FFA attended the Kay County Commissioners Meeting Monday morning for the signing of the Proclamation declaring FFA Week (February 20th - 27th). They are joined by Tammy Reese, Jason Shanks, District 2 County Commissioner, John Wilson, District 3 County commissioner, Jack Godberson, District 1 County Commissioner and Brian Hermanson, District Attorney. Courtesy photo.
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At the border, confusion, anxiety and hope as US unveils new process for asylum-seekers

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CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Angelina Baltazar, stranded here since August 2019 while waiting for her asylum case to move forward, was fiddling with her smartphone, having little success in registering online to cross the border to wait instead on the U.S. side with her family.
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‘They were not prepared’: After winter crisis, Texas will have to confront its energy, politics and culture

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DALLAS —Like so many Texans, LaShonda McGrew spent most of Sunday dazzled by the rare blanket of snow that covered her suburban Fort Worth home. It was beautiful, she told her husband, as they spent the day listening to sermons, sitting next to the fire and preparing for the workweek.
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Police Blotter

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Assault — At 12:56 a.m. on Feb. 19, an RP requested an officer in reference to some subjects jumping a female at 503 Airline. Report for a warrant was requested, then it was determined that the RP was the aggressor, now no report.
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Adoptable Pets

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Hi I’m Ruby and I can seem a bit shy. I am really a very sweet girl that would love to sit on your lap all day. I am 4 years old, rather small, and would make a fantastic office kitty. I would do best in a home without kids and dogs but I get along with other cats just fine. My adoption fee is $55 and you can apply to adopt me at www.nokhs.com