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Freedom Local Livestock Show results

Gilt Show Kaitlynn Rhodes: Breed Champion Yorkshire Gilt Jaci Weber: Breed Champion Commercial Gilt; Reserve Grand Champion Gilt; Ariana White: Breed Champion Hampshire Gilt; Grand Champion Gilt...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 19: Chris Bilyeu, Leonna Smith Feb. 20: Brenda Sparks, Austin Reed Feb. 22: Christina Brady, Morgan Ledford Feb. 23: Lillian Hodgson Feb. 24: Callie Kay, Tyresa Daughhetee, Lori Parks, Elaine Walker, J.T. Johnson Feb. 25:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To March 2: Mr. & Mrs. Russell Nickel March 5: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Harper March 10: Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gillenwaters March 19: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gerloff (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Because of inclement weather, Sunday, Feb. 14, services were on Facebook live from Pastor Todd’s home. Freedom United Methodist Church is on Facebook live at 11 a.m. The Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Pastor Todd Fi...

 

Freedom School Calendar

Feb. 18: FCCLA Region Star Events Feb. 20-28: District Livestock Show at Woodward Fairgrounds Feb. 22: 2-8 p.m. Junior High Academic Meet at Cimarron March 3: 4-7 p.m. Parent Teacher Conference. Pre-K through sixth grade, please call the school or...

 

Freedom Town Board reassures gas customers that rates haven't, won't change unexpectedly

At its regular monthly meeting Feb. 10, the Freedom Town Board, with members Mayor Shad Brackin and trustees Rolando Galindo and Concha Herrera present – made a point to express their grief and empathy in response to the tragic house fire in Waynok... Full story

 

More deadly storms coming so prepare better, experts say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America had better get better at dealing with it, experts said Wednesday as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities,...

 

The Latest: Oklahoma gov seeks federal disaster declaration

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local): OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday that he is asking President Joe Biden for a federal disaster declaration as a result of a winter storm that dumped snow and...

 

Frigid weather scraps more sports events in Texas, Oklahoma

DALLAS (AP) — The wintry weather blast in Texas and Oklahoma has led to another postponement for the Dallas Stars while adding to the list of Top 25 college basketball games now on hold. The Stars' game against Tampa Bay scheduled for Thursday was...

 

Weather delays shipments of coronavirus vaccine to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to Oklahoma are being delayed "multiple days" because of wintry weather that dumped snow and ice across much of the U.S, Deputy State Health Commissioner Keith Reed said Wednesday. "While...

 

Last Known Living Survivors Added to Historic Tulsa Race Massacre Lawsuit Led by SolomonSimmonsLaw

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 17, 2021-- In a major step forward for the historic Tulsa Race Massacre lawsuit, a 76-page amended petition has been filed in the suit, adding two previously-unknown living survivors of the Massacre, among other...

 

Kansas to focus on COVID-19 shots for teachers, school staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will put a priority on vaccinating teachers and other school staff against COVID-19 so that K-12 students across the state can resume in-person classes as quickly as possible, Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday. The Democrat...

 

Manhattan businesses trying to end Fake Patty's Day event

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Businesses in Manhattan's Aggieville entertainment district don't plan to support the traditional Fake Patty Day's celebration this year. The event has been held in March before students go on spring break, and it drew...

 

Topeka students renew push for school to change name

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Students of a high school in Topeka named for an early 20th century Ku Klux Klan leader have launched a petition effort seeking to have the name changed. An offshoot of the school's Young Democrats group is hoping to collect...

 

Man charged in 2017 shooting of 3-year-old Kansas City boy

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was charged Wednesday in a 2017 shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy and injured the child's father and uncle. Derrick Wren Jr., 28, was charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two...

 

Kansas lawmakers seek more control on unemployment upgrades

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are moving to exert more control over upgrades to Kansas' unemployment benefits system, and a key GOP legislator has even suggested stripping Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly of her control over the state...

 

Houston furniture store offers shelter after winter storm

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tina Rios, her family and hundreds of other people, shelter from the winter storm that has left much of Houston without power or heat came from an unusual place: a furniture store. Sitting at one of the many tables on display...

 

EXPLAINER: Why the power grid failed in Texas and beyond

DALLAS (AP) — The power outages tormenting Texas in uncharacteristically Arctic temperatures are exposing weaknesses in an electricity system designed when the weather's seasonal shifts were more consistent and predictable — conditions that most...

 

Woman charged in Capitol melee says Proud Boys recruited her

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — An Arizona woman charged in the Jan. 6 onslaught of the U.S. Capitol bragged in a Snapchat video that she was recently recruited by a Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys, a neofascist organization that describes itself...

 

Emirati arrested for stealing camel for gift to girlfriend

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a highly valuable newborn camel to give to his girlfriend for her birthday, the United Arab Emirates' state-linked newspaper reported Wednesday. The...

 

Muddled promises on schools pose political problem for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is in a political firestorm over how and when to get more schools open amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Republicans seizing on confusion surrounding Biden's goal to reopen a majority of schools within his...

 

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