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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Jan. 7: Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Burks Jan. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Pierce Jan. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Schultz, Mr. & Mrs. Mick Ferguson Jan. 24: Mr. & Mrs. Albert Williams (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected]

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 3: Steve Headlee, Rob Daughetee, Jay Lohmann, Steve Kirkpatrick Jan. 4: Janice Wardrop, Jason Fitzgerald, Kalea Jo DeVine, Mae Sample Jan. 5: Larry Wise, Danita Walker, Kobe Gainer, Ariel Pierce Jan. 6: Joe Jessup, Dixie...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Dec. 30, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Lighting of Candles: Shay Wilson Announcements: Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship: Psalm 130, led by Julie Russell...

 

Santa Days fun for young and old

God blessed the Freedom community with pleasant weather to welcome a day for young and old to enjoy a Christmas tradition – Santa Days. Thanks to the community teens, who have fond memories of... Full story

 

Combined church program brings Christmas story to life

The Freedom Church Community Christmas Program, "The Road to Bethlehem," under the direction of Sharon Walker and Pastor Mark Kinkle, was presented Dec. 16 at the Freedom Christian Church. A cast of... Full story

 

ECU's Williams Named Women's Basketball GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – East Central University women's basketball senior Tia Williams has been named the Great American Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 2. Williams matched her season high as she netted 19 points in the Tigers' 75-56 victory...

 

Suspect in Arkansas bank robbery apprehended in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the robbery of a central Arkansas bank has been apprehended in northeastern Oklahoma. Tulsa County Jail records indicate that 21-year-old Kendrick Davenport Jr. was booked Wednesday following his...

 

Ex-state Rep. Randy McDaniel sworn is as Oklahoma treasurer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has a new state treasurer. Republican former state Rep. Randy McDaniel was sworn in to the statewide office Wednesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol. McDaniel was elected treasurer in November and was...

 

Police: Man fires into Oklahoma City Taco Bell over sauce

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say they are looking for a man who fired a gun into a Taco Bell after he didn't get the sauce he wanted. Authorities say the confrontation happened after 1 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt, but a drive-thru...

 

Delaware Tribe ends plans for heritage center near Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Delaware Tribe has abandoned plans to develop an agricultural heritage center northeast of Lawrence. Chief Chester Brooks said the tribe's council decided the proposed center would not produce enough revenue to cover the...

 

Arkansas residents can obtain Oklahoma marijuana license

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Thousands of Arkansas residents with valid medical marijuana licenses can receive a temporary medical marijuana adult license in Oklahoma, authorities said. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has issued more than...

 

Number of poultry farms decreasing in northeast Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of poultry operators in northeast Oklahoma is dropping but the farms are raising more birds per facility, according to data from the state. The Tulsa World requested 20 years of data on poultry operations from the Okl...

 

Wichita State provost to be school's acting president

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University President John Bardo has asked Provost Richard Muma to be acting president while Bardo recovers from lung surgeries. Bardo, who is 70, was hospitalized in November with a chronic lung condition. He was...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 3, 2019

Kansas Rep.-elect Davids to support Democratic shutdown plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic congresswoman is preparing to vote for legislation drafted by her party's leaders for reopening parts of the federal government, and she hopes President Donald Trump will accept the package. Rep.-elect Sha...

 

Man sentenced for beating girlfriend to death with shovel

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old Wichita man who admitted beating his girlfriend to death with a shovel has been sentenced to 35 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Travis Becker Jr. was sentenced Wednesday for the death of...

 

Voting rights case costs Kansas county about $70,000 so far

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A county in western Kansas has paid more than $70,000 so far to a legal firm hired to defend an official who moved Dodge City's only polling place to outside the iconic Wild West town ahead of the November election. Ford...

 

Gov.-elect Kelly says she's aware of higher education issues

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly says she's aware the state may need to help higher education institutions but has more pressing issues she needs to focus on during her first legislative session. "We're going to have...

 

Prosecutors say women plotted killing in text messages

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say text messages show that a woman plotted her ex-boyfriend's death with a friend for more than a month before his body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that...

 

Fire that erupts after New Year's party destroys building

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that erupted after a New Year's Eve party has destroyed a Hutchinson commercial building that was being used as a wood hobby shop. The Hutchinson News reports that the party ended around 3:30 a.m....

 

Arkansas authorities warn of another hepatitis A outbreak

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of another case of possible hepatitis A exposure, the latest development in an ongoing epidemic in the northeastern part of the state. The agency said in a statement Wednesday...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims on border, drugs, Mattis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is, at once, demanding billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury for a border wall and insisting the wall won't really cost America anything. As he's done before, Trump argued Wednesday that Mexico is...

 

Trump gives new Pentagon chief a taste of his world view

WASHINGTON (AP) — On his first working day in charge of the Pentagon, Pat Shanahan got a taste of President Donald Trump's scattershot way of looking at the world. As Shanahan sat to Trump's left at a Cabinet meeting at the White House, the...

 

Mexico finds Flayed god temple; priests wore skins of dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse, authorities said Wednesday. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said the find...

 

NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman. Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object...

 

Digitizing the vast 'dark data' in museum fossil collections

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The great museums of the world harbor a secret: They’re home to millions upon millions of natural history...

 

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