Articles from the January 7, 2021 edition

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Trump supporters storm US Capitol, lawmakers evacuated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep... Full story


Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 7: Starla Bradley Jan. 8: Dawnell Hughes, Paula Fitzgerald, Shirley Schultz, Barbara Fitzmeyer, Lucy Ibarra Jan. 10: Teresa McIver, Janet Snow Jan. 11: Tegan Cook, Gene Burnham Jan. 12: Amanda Isenbart Jan. 13: Darlien Kamas,...


Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Jan. 7: Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Burkes 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]


Capitol has seen violence over 220 years, but not like this

In more than 220 years, the U.S. Capitol had seen nothing like it: a roiling mob, forcing its way past its majestic marble columns, disrupting the passage of power, desecrating the seat of the world's greatest democracy. But this was far from the... Full story


Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the... Full story


Freedom School Calendar

Jan. 7: High School basketball at Medford Tournament Jan. 8: High School Basketball at Medford Tournament Jan. 9: High School Basketball at Medford Tournament Jan. 12: 6:00 p.m. High School Basketball at Darrouzett Jan. 15: 6:30 p.m. High School...


Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Jan. 3, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Announcement: We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd...

 By Whitney Bryen    Local    January 7, 2021

'God, please keep us safe': Amid Covid, an Oklahoma nursing home faces impossible decisions

ALVA - It's 4:45 a.m. when the first chimes of Dayna Jordan's phone alarm vibrate softly from her nightstand. The volume, and Jordan's anxiety, grows with each ring until the once peaceful room is... Full story


OSDH vaccine scheduler portal available for pre-registration

OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this week, Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced the launch of an online Covid-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal on Thursday, Jan. 7, to notify Oklahomans when they’re eligible to receive the vaccine and provide...


Woods County Health Department announces Covid-19 vaccinations for residents aged 65 and up

WOODWARD, Okla. – Local Health Departments in Oklahoma are making Covid-19 vaccination a top priority to protect community health. “We are excited to provide the vaccine to community members,” said Terri Salisbury, Regional Administrative...


Highway Department to construct sidewalks in Freedom

Mayor Shad Brackin says Freedom will be getting some new sidewalks. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Division 6, will begin construction on new sidewalks on the east and west sides of Highway 50 in Freedom. The sidewalks will begin just north...


Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Where are they?" a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in... Full story


Alva Goldbugs lose first Wheat Capital game to Chisholm 51-43

The Alva Goldbugs traveled to Enid for the first round of the Wheat Capital Tournament Thursday afternoon. Alva drew the hosts, the Chisholm Longhorns, for their first round opponent. The teams were...


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