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Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 8: Jason Noble, Arin Powers, Tanner Kay Feb. 9: Rodney Bishop, Alicia Welty Feb. 10: Kaylyn Province Feb. 11: Ronni Poe, Mark Wardrop, Becky Beer, Chasity Stewart, Betty Selman Feb. 12: Dawn Wares, Tom Russell Feb. 13: Chad...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 4, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening prayer by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship – Psalm 27:1-6 led by Ronna Wilson Opening hymn “To God Be The Glory” led by...

 

Freedom school calendar

Thursday, Feb. 8: Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-9:30 p.m. Contact your child’s teacher and schedule a conference time. Friday, Feb. 9: District Basketball Friday, Feb. 9: Local Livestock Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12: Woods County...

 

Entry deadline Feb. 28 for 15th NWOSU Art Society Art Show

Feb. 28 is the deadline for entry forms into the 15th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show in the J.W. Martin Library March 11–30. Artwork should be delivered to the library on March 7. All Northwestern...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    February 8, 2018

Don't fall victim to the myths about Medicare

Navigating Medicare can be challenging under the best of circumstances. It becomes even more difficult when someone new to Medicare falls victim to the myths, or misconceptions, about the health care program. Let’s take a look at the most common...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    February 8, 2018

Eagles split Billings, Medford; districts start Friday

The Freedom High School boys’ basketball team closed the regular season on Monday with a hard-fought home contest against Medford as the Eagles fell to the Cardinals 88-75. Kristopher Fargo continues his huge season in the scoring column with 35...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    February 8, 2018

Lady Eagles dominate Billings, fall to Medford to close regular season

The Billings High School girls basketball team was no match for the Freedom High School girls defense as the Lady Eagles simply dominated their opponents on Friday in Billings, 64-6. The Lady Eagles didn’t allowed Billings to score a basket in the...

 

New face at urgent care

Share Medical Center Administrator Kandice Allen announced the addition of a new mid-level practitioner in the urgent care section of SMC. Constance Rudkin, ARNP, of Wichita has been helping out with...

 

Rose named director of Northwest Family Services

The board of directors for Northwest Family Services in Alva is pleased to announce that Brenda Rose has been hired as the executive director for this youth and family services agency. Rose has...

 

Weevils baseball falls to OBU in non-conference action

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team dropped a non-conference match-up against Ouachita Baptist Tuesday afternoon, by a final score of 8-4. NOTABLES UAM drops to .500 overall at 2-2 (0-0 GAC) this season. OBU improves...

 

Tigers offense stays alive against Arkansas-Monticello

MONTICELLO, Ark. – The Ouachita Tiger baseball team is back to .500 on the season after an 8-4 victory over the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Tuesday afternoon. Ouachita (2-2) has now scored eight or more runs in back-to-back games for...

 

Big budget deal in Senate hailed as 'genuine breakthrough'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with almost $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense...

 

Police: Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribes

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the c...

 

Prosecutor: Trump's comments on fatal crash 'ghoulish'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for politicizing the case of an immigrant charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man, saying his...

 

Former Afghan leader urges sanctions on Pakistan officials

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Saying that Afghanistan is in "terrible shape" 16 years after the collapse of the Taliban, former President Hamid Karzai accused the United States and Pakistan of using the Afghan war to further their own national...

 

AP Exclusive: Vatican to interview Chile victim in person

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's sex-crimes expert is changing plans and will fly to New York to take in-person testimony from a Chilean sex abuse victim after his pleas to be heard by Pope Francis were previously ignored, the victim told The...

 

500-year-old skeletons sought by 3 Native American tribes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Somewhere in Boise, two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains are stored in a secure place as three Native American tribes try to claim the remains and anthropologists lament a lost research opportunity...

 

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

LONDON (AP) — DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists from Britain's Natural History Museum and University College London anal...

 

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing investigations by gambling regulators and allegations of sexual misconduct, billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the resorts bearing his names. The Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts in a...

 

White House advances idea of military parade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing ahead with the idea of throwing a grand parade to honor U.S. armed forces, brushing aside Democratic criticism. In response to Sen. Dick Durbin's comment that such a parade would be a "fantastic waste...

 

Pence says US to unveil 'toughest' sanctions on N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics....

 

Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of the North's delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics, officials said Wednesday. Kim Yo Jong,...

 

Police testify about violence suffered by kidnapped UK model

MILAN (AP) — Italian investigators have testified that a British model kidnapped last summer in Milan suffered physical violence, including being drugged, handcuffed and "brutally transported in luggage." The news agency ANSA reported that police...

 

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