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Freedom Town Board welcomes new member Randy Rhodes

The Town of Freedom has a new town board member: Randy Rhodes. At the town board's regular meeting on May 15, Rhodes was sworn in, reciting first the oath of office and then the loyalty oath, in... Full story

Opinions vary on failed school bond election

With 51 percent of Freedom's residents voting yes and 49 percent voting no, the 2019 Freedom Public School bond was not passed Tuesday, May 14. A 60 percent majority is required. The school bond was worth $1.4 million, and would have been used to...

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs OAOA (Airport Association Membership) – $50 Share Corp (mosquito dunks) – $341.07 Martin Broadcasting (code publication and ad) – $198.25 Hodgden Law Firm – $160 Fire Department POs S & S (Mud Run tickets and wristbands)...

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, May 19, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Sunday, May 26, there will be a reception honoring DeWayne and Lillian Hodgson for their 70th wedding anniversary at the Faith United...

Serial cyberstalker could avoid prison again under plea deal

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection....

Fugitive says he'll surrender if people like wanted poster

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose...

New law enforcement unit to crack down on cybercrime

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas will create a law enforcement unit designed to combat an increase in computer crime in the state. The director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the state attorney general said Tuesday online...

Kansas paid $899,000 bid to try to defund Planned Parenthood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas paid out-of-state law firms at least $899,000 in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, according to records obtained by KCUR radio. The records show that the state paid three East Coast...

Missouri, Kansas clean up from latest round of storms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns. River levels were again rising Wednesday along rivers and creeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Kansas clinic returns to court over telemedicine abortions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas clinic stopped providing telemedicine abortions months ago and returned to court Wednesday after concluding that the legal climate remains uncertain despite a judge's order late last year saying the state couldn't...

Man rescued from vehicle that plunges into Oklahoma River

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials in Oklahoma City say a man has been rescued from a vehicle that plunged into the Oklahoma River. Firefighters say a car veered off a roadway, plowed through a fence and drove into the river at about 8:20 p.m....

Tulsa pastor graduates 6 decades after dropping out

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Of the nearly 1,300 students who graduated from Union High School May 13, Leo Johnson stood out. That's because the longtime pastor of a small church in north Tulsa is 60 years older than the other graduates, who included two...

Nonprofit donates $100K to Oklahoma City's homeless fund

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The nonprofit Inasmuch Foundation recently gave $100,000 to Oklahoma City Hall to create a comprehensive plan to deal with rising levels of homelessness in Oklahoma City, officials said. The municipality and other local...

Oklahoma City man receives a Ph.D. by using hip-hop research

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stevie "Dr. View" Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time. A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City...

Tennis: Valiant effort from SAU men comes up short against top-seeded Barry

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A valiant effort by the Southern Arkansas Men's Tennis team came up short on Tuesday afternoon from inside Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as the 16th-seeded Muleriders fell 4-0 to top-seeded Barry in the...

Harding's Daniel Kirwa Inducted into USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Athlete Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS – Four former standouts at the NCAA Division II level will be enshrined into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday...

OC Baseball: Markwardt named to NCBWA All-South Central Region list

GOLDEN, Colo. (May 22, 2019) – Oklahoma Christian center fielder Hunter Markwardt received second-team honors on the All-South Central Region list released Wednesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Markwardt, a junior...

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace warned Wednesday that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy...

Serial killer who once terrorized Florida set for execution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cindy Brown remembers when she decided to divorce Bobby Joe Long, the serial killer facing execution as a result of a murderous spree that claimed 10 women's lives and terrorized Florida's Tampa Bay area in 1984. The man...

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials...

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To May 23: Mr. & Mrs. Rod Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Harold D. Hepner May 25: Mr. & Mrs. Hal Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Kameron Hensley May 27: Mr. & Mrs. Brian Murray June 1: Mr. & Mrs. Rob Daughhetee June 2: Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Hughes, Mr. &...

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 23: Johnnie Sue Olson May 24: Cody Watson, Talhia Darr, Zearl Harris, Lance Gassett May 25; Kyle Wares, Linda Eden Banzel, Dever Elle Newby May 27: Bonita Stewart May 28: Jamin Shreeve, April Rankin May 29: Rowene Nickelson,...

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