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Blood drive slated for Jan. 22

Freedom High School will host a community blood drive on Monday, Jan. 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact FPS at 621-3271 or OBI at 580-233-9323. The moto for this drive...

Freedom Town Board meets

The Freedom Town Board held a regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at City Hall. Terry Smith and Mayor Shad Brackin were present. Rolando Galindo was absent. Also in attendance were Stuart Page,...

Town of Freedom current bank balance

Checking/Savings 10000 – General Fund: $1,511.47 10001 – General Fund Savings: $103,614.94 10005 – Ambulance Fund: $9,441.35 10010 – Fire Fund: $53,563.58 10012 – Fire Fund Savings: $37,670.35 10020 – Grant Fund: $28,965.43 11030 –...

Freedom School Calendar

Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 18-20: High school basketball at Buffalo Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 23: High school basketball at Waynoka at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25: Junior high basketball vs Hillsdale at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26: (Homecoming) high school...

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening prayer by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship – Psalm 46:1-11 led by Shirley Wagner Opening hymn “Great Is Thy...

Eagle Times: The reffing experience

Travel, red team! If you have ever heard that, you may have been at one of the games I have refereed. One of my greatest experiences as a referee would be when the parents yell at me after making a...

Eagle Times: Oklahoma Horseshoeing School

About three years ago I decided I wanted to learn the back-breaking skill of horseshoeing. Six months ago I enrolled in the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School two week course. Over Christmas break I...

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The retail giant said Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its...

Auditors raise more concerns about Denver VA hospital costs

DENVER (AP) — Government auditors raised concerns Wednesday about the cost of medical equipment and furniture for a new veterans hospital in suburban Denver that is already vastly over budget. The Government Accountability Office told the House...

What the 2018 farm bill means for urban, suburban and rural America

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Since the turn of the year, Congress and the Trump administration have been haggling over legislative priorities...

Missouri teacher charged with sexual contact with student

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri teacher has been charged with having sexual contact with a student. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Elizabeth Ashley Morgan, of Lebanon, has been released on $5,000 bond after the...

Natural gas leak in truck blamed for large Wichita fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have determined the cause of a fire that caused more than $2 million in damage and losses at a truck maintenance facility in southwest Wichita. Wichita fire Lt. Jose Ocadiz says employees were doing mechanical...

Affidavit: Special ed teacher inappropriately touched teen

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say a teacher at a special education center in Wichita inappropriately touched a student with Down Syndrome and had her touch him. The Wichita Eagle reports that 59-year-old Tommy Tarrel Rains has been charged...

Catholic university cancels LGBTQ exhibit amid complaints

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Catholic university in Wichita canceled an exhibit intended to highlight contributions to the arts by LGBTQ Kansans after it heard "community concerns" that the exhibit would expose students to "evil." The exhibit, "Rainbow...

Several drug-related arrests at Newton High School

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested seven people, including five minors, as part of an investigation into drug activity at Newton High School. The arrests Wednesday morning were the result of a two-month investigation by a Harvey County Drug...

Signed copy of Eisenhower's book donated to Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A one-of-a-kind signed copy of a President Dwight D. Eisenhower's wartime memoirs has been given to Kansas State University. Eisenhower was the supreme Allied commander during World War II and wrote "Crusade in Europe"...

Kansas lawmakers get hour of training on sexual harassment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of Kansas lawmaker's received an hour of sexual harassment training Wednesday designed to get them to speak up if they know about misconduct after an outside group said the Legislature's anti-harassment policy was...

Brown, Wade star as Kansas State routs No. 4 Oklahoma 87-69

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown missed a potential game-winner at Kansas last weekend, an off-balance shot he was never supposed to take, and spent the next couple days ruing the missed opportunity. Kansas State's gritty junior guard made up...

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South...

Savage Storm Fall in Heartbreaker at ECU

ADA, Okla. – Southeastern rallied in the fourth quarter and tied the game with seven seconds to play, but East Central would hit a pair of free throws with 0.5 seconds to play to hand the Savage Storm a 78-76 loss on Tuesday night in Ada, Okla....

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago. Sulak...

How rejuvenation of stem cells could lead to healthier aging

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) “Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage...

Museum run entirely by volunteers to keep moving forward

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Soon after Glenrock's Paleon Museum opened, Robert Bakker walked into the prep lab and saw 23 women gathered around tables, working meticulously. It might have looked and sounded a little like a sewing bee. But instead of...

Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 18: Linn Melkus, Lance Bradt, Andrea Haney Jan. 19: Guy Rackley Jan. 20: Priscilla Ledford Johnson, Darren Hughes, Lou Wilshire, Patricia Jessup, Shelley Wyckoff, Dasan Gillenwaters Jan. 21: Shelly Lane, Royce Friend Jan. 22:...

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