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Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Jan. 24: Sonny Wagner, Linda Gray, Landon Brady Jan. 26: Margie Waldrop, Ashley Ferguson, Tammy Honer Jan. 27: Jason Kornele, Ranae Murrow, Ronda Williams Jan. 29: Tracy Walker Jan. 30: Staci Bliss, Tenesha Bookstore Jan. 31: Chad...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Jan. 24; Mr. & Mrs. Albert Williams Feb. 2: Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wardrop Feb. 9: Mr. & Mrs. Shane Justice Feb. 16: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Woodson, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Winn Feb. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Holbrook (Note: Send corrections,...

 

Northwestern to host chamber music ensemble Tulsa Camerata Jan. 29

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the third performance in the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series lineup with Tulsa Camerata on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium....

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Jan. 20, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Freedom UMC is having their annual Pancake Supper on Feb. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the UMC Fellowship Hall. Shirley Wagner...

 

Hospital discusses need for updates to electronic health records software, servers

Share Medical Center is weighing the pros and cons of staying with the same software for electronic health records (EHR) or changing. CFO Kandice Allen said Jean Sands and Melissa Spaulding of SSM... Full story

 

JAMES ROBERT 'BOB' MEADE

James Robert “Bob” Meade died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Willapa Harbor Care Center. He was born November 28, 1938, to Kenneth Ray and Reba Eileen (Cummings) Meade in Enid, Oklahoma. After graduating from Alva High School in Alva,...

 

LESLIE 'BULL' HACKNEY

A Come-N-Go Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Freedom American Legion Hall in Freedom, Oklahoma. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements....

 

VICKIE IRENE LIMESTALL

Vickie Irene Stuckman Limestall of Freedom, Oklahoma, passed away January 4, 2019, due to an automobile accident south of Freedom. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on April 25, 1963. She spent most of...

 

CHEYENNE CAROL BENEFIELD

The life of Cheyenne Benefield, a 12-year-old Freedom Public Schools student, was cut short due to an automobile accident on January 4, 2019, south of Freedom. Cheyenne Carol Benefield was born on Feb...

 

Subsidies requested for treating inmates with hepatitis C

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is seeking increased funding from lawmakers to treat prisoners with hepatitis C. The department estimates more than 3,000 of the state's inmates have the viral infection that's dispersed...

 

High court won't review 2 Oklahoma death row cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not review the sentences of two Oklahoma inmates who argue that people of color are more likely to be sentenced to death in Oklahoma when the victim is white. The court on Monday declined without...

 

2 killed in Interstate 80 collision in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Oklahoma residents died when their vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming and crashed head-on with a truck. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. Sunday west of...

 

Kansas Legislature still allowing unrecorded votes on bills

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are still allowed to take unrecorded votes on legislation in committee and as the House or Senate debate bills despite an ongoing push for greater openness in state government. The Republican-controlled House...

 

Prosecutors charge disbarred attorney with embezzlement

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a disbarred Wichita attorney with embezzling more than $132,000 from a bankruptcy estate. A criminal information filed Wednesday in federal court in Kansas charges Christopher W. O'Brien with...

 

Kansas governor wants review of state sentencing guidelines

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she wants a review of state sentencing guidelines to reduce overcrowding in prisons, a move that could find bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The Democratic governor said...

 

Choreographer, coach deny saying student's skin 'too dark'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former coach and a choreographer for a high school dance team in Kansas are denying allegations that they prevented a black student from performing during an event because her skin was "too dark" and clashed with the...

 

Man asks to change guilty plea in deputy's kidnapping, rape

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in the ambush, kidnapping and rape of a Johnson County sheriff's deputy wants to withdraw his guilty plea. The Kansas City Star reports 23-year-old Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, Missouri, was scheduled to be...

 

Topeka worker finds injured homeless man with dog

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An employee of a business at a Topeka shopping center found an injured homeless man curled up in a fenced-off area with a small black dog at his side. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the homeless man told the employee who...

 

Slain man wouldn't have been charged in activist's killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old man who was slain after fatally shooting a community activist with a criminal record wouldn't have faced charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Boone County prosecuting attorney Dan Knight said in a letter...

 

Kansas offers unemployment benefits to furloughed workers

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Labor says federal employees who are furloughed during the partial government shutdown can seek unemployment benefits. The Salina Journal reports that federal workers in Kansas can apply for...

 

Gun safe had been locked before deadly shooting of boy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy and his 9-year-old friend managed to unlock a bedroom gun safe before the older boy fatally shot the younger child in a Wichita mobile home. The Wichita Eagle reports that Officer Charley...

 

Australia confirms dual citizen has been detained in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Thursday a Chinese-Australian writer had been detained in China in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive....

 

New Mexico Legislature weighs tax reforms

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators on Wednesday pushed forward with tax reform efforts aimed at reducing state government's dependence on a volatile oil and natural gas sector and providing steady funding for road maintenance, public schools...

 

Colorado town extends moratorium on new oil, gas drilling

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado town has extended its moratorium on new oil and gas drilling, expecting lawmakers to address statewide regulations this year. The Daily Camera reports the Erie Board of Trustees approved Tuesday the six-month...

 

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon. Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed into...

 

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