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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Dec. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rader Dec. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Barclay Holt Dec. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Dean Farrow, Mr. & Mrs. Shad Brackin Dec. 21: Mr. & Mrs. Tyson Bliss Dec. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Watson Dec. 24: Mr. & Mrs. Troy Ferguson Dec....

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Dec. 12: Willie Williams, Cara Bradt, Troy Reinhart, Janet Blevins Dec. 13: Andra Smith Dec. 14: Laremy Kamas Dec. 16: Tawny Province, Chris Hull Dec. 17: Susan Burkhart, Brad Beer, Trevor Kurz, Alec Ferguson Dec. 18: Joshua Wise,...

 

Oklahoma schools pushing to keep 4-day weeks amid new rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Education advocates in Oklahoma are fighting to keep four-day school weeks as the state school board proposes new restrictions that could threaten the shortened schedules. Supporters of the shortened weeks said the Oklahoma...

 

Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said. The vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot...

 

Indian police ban protests amid citizenship law outrage

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say...

 

McConnell blasts House impeachment, pledges Senate stability

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican on Thursday denounced the "most unfair" House impeachment of President Donald Trump and reassured Trump and his supporters that "moments like this are why the United States Senate exists." Signaling in...

 

US probes 4 automakers in new Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic...

 

Among public, a great divide at moment of Trump impeachment

We interrupt the holiday spirit to bring you the impeachment of a president. In festive haunts, buzzing stores and rush-hour frenzy, Americans absorbed the moment Donald Trump became only the third president branded with the mark of impeachment, the...

 

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The...

 

AP Analysis: Impeachment forever changes Trump's legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — The first line of President Donald Trump's obituary has been written. While Trump is all but certain to avoid removal from office, a portion of his legacy took shape Wednesday when he became just the third president in American...

 

Philippines convicts key clan members in 2009 massacre

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Thursday found key members of a powerful political clan guilty of a 2009 massacre in a southern province that left 57 people dead, including 32 media workers, in a brazen execution-style attack that...

 

SUNDAYS AFTER: Portraits of resilience after clergy abuse

They came from different towns and cities, from different ethnic and economic backgrounds. They were A-students and outcasts, people of all ages. From their churches they sought love or guidance, a better education or a place that felt like home....

 

Income growth greatest in tech hubs over past 5 years

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From the middle of the Obama administration to the midpoint of the Trump presidency, household income grew the most in tech and entertainment centers like Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and large chunks of the West Coast....

 

A real-life deluminator for spotting exoplanets by reflected starlight

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Perhaps you remember the opening scene of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" that took place on Privet Drive. A...

 

Activists: Likely slave cemetery should scrap $9.4B project

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana should reject a planned $9.4 billion plastics complex because at least one slave cemetery is on the grounds and others may be on recently purchased property that remains unstudied, activists say. "I am concerned about...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On the second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 8, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Reading and Lighting of the First Advent Candle: Johnnie Sue Olson and Bob Forbes Call to...

 

Freedom Public School calendar

Thursday, Dec. 12: 4:20 p.m. High school girls basketball team will play South Central at NWOSU Prep Classic in Alva. At 5:40 p.m. the high school boys basketball team will play South Central at NWOSU Prep Classic. Thursday, Dec. 12: 4:30 p.m....

 

Courts rely on domestic abuse defendants' word for surrendering guns

Oklahoma judges order hundreds of defendants to surrender their firearms under victim protective orders every year. But the courts rely on defendants to voluntarily comply – an honor system that... Full story

 

'We Can't Have Christmas'

“We Can’t Have Christmas,” a musical created by FPS music teacher Ms. Tyree, will be presented by the pre-K through fifth-grade students on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The musical begins in the classroom where students are... Full story

 

10th Annual Ladies Christmas Brunch to be held at new B&B

Actress and activist Jane Fonda once said, “Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” Judy Devine, Dixie Stansberry and Shona Blakley are three friends who have been working tirelessly to bring the women of Freedom the annual... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 12, 2019

Struxness catches 4th straight check

LAS VEGAS – J.D. Struxness doesn't have to hit the gaming tables to make money in Sin City. He's doing quite well at the Thomas & Mack Center, home of the National Finals Rodeo since 1985 ... Full story

 

Oklahoma mother of 3 kids shot by police files claim

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose four children, aged 1 to 5, were inside a pickup truck when police officers opened fire on a man also in the vehicle, wounding three of the kids, has taken the first step toward suing the city of Hugo. A...

 

Civil rights group sues over Oklahoma bail practices

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against court officials in central Oklahoma, alleging a county's bail system unconstitutionally discriminates against poor and disabled people. The American Civil...

 

Virtual charter school alleges slander by Oklahoma senator

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school system has filed a lawsuit against a state senator, alleging he knowingly published false statements about the school. Epic Charter Schools filed the libel and slander lawsuit against...

 

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