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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To March 2: Mr. & Mrs. Russell Nickel March 5: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Harper March 10: Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gillenwaters (Note: Send corrections, additions to: freedomcallnews@gmail.com or call 800-305-2111)...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To 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; Debbie Ferguson, Brianna Lumpkin, Rayah...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Feb. 16, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Acolyte – Jack Wilson. The flag of the United States and the Christian flag were brought in by two of the FFA members. We were privil...

 

Freedom school calendar

Feb. 20: 1:30 p.m. – High school girls basketball vs Goodwell in regionals at Arnett Feb. 22–March 3: District Livestock Show in Woodward March 9: 7 p.m. – Freedom school board meeting March 10: Heart health exams March 16–20: Spring vreak...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Woods County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Preferential Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board...

 

Freedom Eagles end season

The Eagles finished their season in the first round of district playoffs against Deer Creek–Lamont Eagles (DCLA). The DCLA 14-man roster was too much for the five-man Freedom team. Early in the... Full story

 

Lady Eagles win one, lose one at districts

The Freedom Lady Eagles handled the Deer Creek-Lamont Lady Eagles (DCLA) in the first game of District Basketball Playoffs last Friday evening in Burlington. The game was close in the first quarter... Full story

 

Sand Creek Massacre site demands we confront racial violence

EADS, Colo. (AP) — The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids. To get there, one must drive through hours of farm and dirt roads amid...

 

Two found dead inside burned travel trailer in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two people were found dead Wednesday inside a burned recreational vehicle in southwestern Oklahoma City, according to an official with the Oklahoma City Fire Department. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside the RV...

 

Skeletal remains are McAlester woman missing since 2017

McALESTER, Oka. (AP) — Skeletal remains found two years ago near McAlester are those of a McAlester woman who disappeared more than three years ago, according to Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris. The remains found in February 2018 have been...

 

Woman pleads not guilty in deaths of Kansas carnival workers

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the deaths of a Kansas couple who were killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious "carnival mafia" initiation. Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh,...

 

Kansas sues victims, others for damages after fatal crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two years after a crash left two sisters dead and three family members injured, the state of Kansas is suing the children's parents and other parties for the cost of repairing a highway barrier damaged in the wreck. The state...

 

Animals large and small once covered North America's prairies – and in some places, they could again

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Joel Berger, Colorado State University and Jon Beckmann, University of Nevada, Reno (THE CONVERSATION) In the grip of winter, the North...

 

Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm. Richard Lee has been chief in the small town o...

 

'Leaning Tower of Dallas' is online star after implosion

DALLAS (AP) — A social media sensation dubbed the "Leaning Tower of Dallas" was born when a portion of a building survived an implosion in Dallas. After the implosion Sunday failed to bring down the core of the 11-story former Affiliated Computer...

 

A diminished Victoria's Secret is sold

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body type. The comp...

 

Trump ally Roger Stone to be sentenced as case roils DOJ

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, faces sentencing Thursday on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The action in federal court comes amid Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime...

 

Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations continue

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors continued deliberating for a third day Thursday in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial after so far focusing a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra's allegation that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped her...

 

PM says Australians 'devastated' by domestic violence attack

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that Australians were "shocked, saddened and devastated" by the deaths of five people including three children after a car fire in apparent domestic violence. Hannah Baxter, 31, and her...

 

Egypt's once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life

CAIRO (AP) — Karim Hegazi spends his days in a Cairo clinic taking care of animals long considered a menace in Egypt. Stray dogs roam in almost every Cairo neighborhood — lurking in construction sites, scavenging through trash and howling...

 

Takeaways from the Democratic debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Dems' debate flubs; Trump untruths at rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Democratic presidential debate was a raucous one, ripe for exaggerations and distortions as Mike Bloomberg made his debut on the debate stage and rivals went after him and each other. President Donald Trump weighed in...

 

Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew. The quarantine's flop was und...

 

Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program's first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated...

 

Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president's wealthy friends and political allies. In at least some...

 

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