Freedom school calendar

May 12-13: Semester Tests May 13: 8:30-11 a.m. Freedom School Little Olympics May 13: 1 p.m. All School Awards Assembly May 14: Professional Development May 15: 6 p.m. Baccalaureate May 15: 7 p.m....

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, May 2, the order of services at Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship...

Kiowa Council considers partial solar power, enforcement on trash pickup violation

All members attended the special meeting of the Kiowa City Council last week, including Mayor Bill Watson, B.J. Duvall, Brian Hill, R.L. Simpson, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. City Administrator Sam Demel and City Clerk Cady Tucker also sat at the...

DAR April Meeting

The Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted Oklahoma State Regent Teresa Cales and the Frontier District Director Roberta Chance for their meeting on April 8 at...

Kiowa's Community Garden is truly a `community' project

Students and teachers at school, extension groups, other groups, families and individuals are all volunteering to make Kiowa's Community Garden a bountiful buffet of fresh produce for the entire...

Oklahoma is now a Second Amendment Sanctuary State

The governor signed a historic piece of legislation this past week that I was very pleased to see get across the finish line. Senate Bill 631 is now law, which makes Oklahoma a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. Our Second Amendment rights are under...

Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of...

Kansas alert issued for child believed taken during car theft

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 14-month-old boy who was inside a sport utility vehicle when it was stolen from a western Kansas driveway early Wednesday morning has been found safe, law enforcement officials said. An Amber Alert was issued for the...

Sedgwick County jailer accused of sex with inmate arrested

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff's detention deputy accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate has been arrested, authorities in Kansas said. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday the arrest of...

Climate groups question speed of Evergy's retreat from coal

Scientists say that if we're going to stop rising global temperatures, the world will need to greatly reduce the amount of carbon it's emitting into the air. Electricity production is one of the largest culprits and transitioning away from fossil...

Police identify teen fatally shot at Wichita car wash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a teen fatally shot earlier this week at a south Wichita car wash. Fernando Recio, 18, of Wichita, died from his injuries in the late Monday night shooting, Wichita police said in a news release. The...

GOP's split halts push in Kansas for convention of states

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans who see the federal government as out of control split Wednesday and halted the push in Kansas for a convention of states to propose changes to the U.S. Constitution. The state Senate spent nearly...

Oklahoma House, Senate members announce new Latino caucus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four members of the Oklahoma Legislature — two state senators and two state representatives — announced Wednesday the creation of a new bipartisan Legislative Latino Caucus. The founding members include Sens. Michael...

Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

An avowed antisemite who testified that he wanted to kill Jews and was sentenced to death after he shot and killed three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City in 2014 has died in prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday....

Kansas man convicted in plot to kill attorney, informant

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Grandview Plaza man has been found guilty of conspiring to hire someone to kill an assistant Geary County attorney and a confidential informant. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that Samuel...

GOP lawmakers in Kansas push COVID-19 relief for businesses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers advanced a plan Tuesday to provide hundreds of millions of dollars to Kansas businesses hurt by coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and they're poised to give GOP leaders the final say over how the federal...

Alliston closes year with round win

ALVA, Okla. – It all started with an email during McKayla Alliston’s senior year of high school in Buckhead, Georgia. “It came from a guy named Stockton Graves, and I’d never heard of him before that,” said Alliston, a senior at...

Ex-Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith signs with Oklahoma St

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State said Tuesday it has signed former Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith. After a medical redshirt season at Texas Tech in 2019-20, Smith shot a team-high 60.9% from the floor this past season and ranked second...

EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a juror who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer in the killing of George Floyd had participated in a march in Washington, D.C., months before the trial is unlikely to affect that guilty...

Did agents raid home of wrong woman over Jan. 6 riot? Maybe.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — "We're looking for Nancy Pelosi's laptop," FBI agents told Marilyn Hueper after briefly handcuffing her. Hueper shot back: "That still doesn't explain why you're in my home. Or in Homer, Alaska." The search for the House...

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want...

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To May 12: Mr. & Mrs. Loran Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Chad Grimes May 15: Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Devin Ferguson May 17: Michael Horntvedt & Katie Blunk, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pierce May 20: Mr. & Mrs. Mike Scates May 21: Mr. & Mrs....

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 6: Traci Schwerdtfeger, Vilene Hansen May 7: Wayne Wares, Stephanie Bradt, Dennis Smith May 9: Jana Stein May 10: Jacoby Jones, Bradley Benson, Ottie Savely, Michael Vali, Barbara Rankin, Debra Rankin May 12: Jared Richmond,...

BARBARA KAY DUNCAN

A visitation with the family for Barbara Kay Duncan will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Marshall Funeral Home. Barbara Kay (Thornberry) Duncan, daughter of the late Wyveta (Rader) Calhoun, was born February 11, 1946, in Cherokee,...

Alfalfa County divorce filings

Divorce Filings Philip Fred Pitter vs. Tera Gay Pitter: divorce ($272.14). Joshua William Allen, Byron, vs. Jessica Rae Allen: divorce ($262.14). Janetta Renee Orr vs. Christopher Daniel Orr, Cherokee: divorce...

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