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Freedom board of trustees discuss water infrastructure upgrades

The regularly scheduled Freedom town meeting was held last week and was attended by Mayor Shad Brackin and board member Terry Smith. Rolando Galindo was absent. Cindy Reed, Dawn Wares, Bonnie Greer and Stuart Page were present as well. There were...

Freedom Chamber says 'thank you'

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the entire community of Freedom for a very successful rodeo. Without the support of the Freedom community, the rodeo would not be as prosperous as it has been for the last several years. The...

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 18: Carolyn Sample, Hal Frei Oct. 20: JoAnn Isenbart, Anna Lee Murray Oct. 21: Steve Pierce Oct. 22; LeRoy Burks, Nancy Harger, Charles McIver, Reia Lenhart, Peyton Hughes Oct. 23: Dovie Wilson, Raye Lynn Hughes, Johnette...

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry...

Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated spot in a bicycle rack. George Smith learned this month that he'll share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with...

Floodwaters recede in Kansas after last week's deluge

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Floodwaters are receding in Kansas after several creeks and rivers overflowed in the state. The Hutchinson News reports that water levels on the Cow Creek and the Arkansas River in the Hutchinson area had shown a 2.5 foot...

Man suspected of wounding Kansas woman arrested in Texas

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a Kansas shooting that left a woman in critical condition has been arrested in an area south of Dallas. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that the Hill County, Texas, Sheriff's Department arrested 34-year-old...

Judge delays trial of county commissioner in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed until next year the fraud trial of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday set a new trial date for Jan. 29 in federal court in Wichita....

Kobach proposes tougher work rules for welfare in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach promised Wednesday to push for tougher work requirements for welfare and state health coverage recipients in Kansas, building on existing policies that have populist appeal but draw criticism as punitive...

Sheriff accused of using stolen school supplies on campaign

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff accused of stealing donated school supplies and using them for his election campaign has been charged with embezzlement. Court records show that Nowata County Sheriff Kenny David Freeman was charged...

Oklahoma, Arkansas officials investigate polio-like illness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Health officials in Arkansas and Oklahoma say a rare illness that's being compared to polio may have reached the states as it spreads across the U.S. Officials call the condition acute flaccid myelitis. It attacks the...

Women's Soccer: Ouachita's Webster Named GAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced earlier today that Ouachita Baptist goalkeeper Erin Webster (Alvin, Texas) had been named Co-Goalkeeper of the Week. Webster helped the Tigers to a 1-1 record this past week in Great...

Volleyball: Reddies Roll Over Jarvis Christian 3-0

HAWKINS, Texas — Henderson State made quick work of Jarvis Christian on Tuesday night and dispatched of the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-12) to pick up its 21st win of the season. The Reddies (21-4, 9-2) had an attacking percentage of .316...

Henderson State Men's Golf Earns No. 8 National Ranking in First GolfStat Poll

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — After a terrific fall campaign, Henderson State's men's golf team was tabbed as the No. 8 team in the country in GolfStat's inaugural team rankings on Wednesday morning. The Reddies' No. 8 ranking is the highest in program...

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level Egyptian delegation on Wednesday held urgent talks with Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli...

Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain. The Sandy, Utah mother of two young girls has diabetes and has had to change health insurance...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in his wide-ranging...

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Ferguson Oct. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Don Lenhart Oct. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Christopher Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

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