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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 5, 2020

Nescatunga Arts Festival to offer Sugar Show for the first time

A fine artist spends hours, days, weeks and beyond perfecting their masterpiece. Cake decorating is certainly a version of fine art and will be recognized as such at the Nescatunga Arts Festival in Al...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To March 5: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Harper March 10: Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gillenwaters March 19: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gerloff March 21: Mr. & Mrs. Harold Snow March 24: Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Gainer March 25: Mr. & Mrs. George Leist March 26: Mr. & Mrs....

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To March 5: Todd Reutlinger, Brayden Nixon March 6: Kendra Brown, Olivia Rae Wilson, Tana Nixon, Lewis Darr, Leroy Bradt, Rachelle Richardson March 7: Glenn Gay March 8: Shannon Adair, Lance Harris March 9: Louise Darr, Roy Whitaker...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, March 1, is the first Sunday of Lent. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Acolyte – Reagan Wilson and Jade Stewart The Freedom Museum is hosting game night beginning on March 2...

 

Freedom School calendar

March 9: 7 p.m. Freedom School Board meeting March 10: Heart Health Exams March 16-20: Spring Break March 24-26: FCCLA State Star Events at Stillwater March 26: Spring Picture Day March 29: 2:00 p.m. 4-H Fashion Contest at Waynoka School Auditorium...

 

Epic Charter grads less likely to enroll in college

Like many teenagers, Maggie Waldon caught a sort of senioritis halfway through a traditional high school. She was ready to be done. With two years left, she enrolled in Epic Charter Schools, the...

 

Oklahoma Department of Corrections releases lockdown of several prisons

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expected to open seven prisons to normal operations Wednesday morning if prison staff determine no risk remains at those facilities. On Monday evening, the agency initiated a statewide lockdown of prisons after...

 
 By John Tranchina    Sports    March 5, 2020

Oklahoma St. wins 5th straight at home, beats K-State 69-63

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State struggled earlier in the season and managed to turn its season around, but Kansas State is still in the midst of a long, difficult stretch. With the teams engaged in a tight battle late in the second half,...

 

Oklahoma House backs "In God We Trust" legislation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has backed a bill that would require hundreds of public buildings in the state to display the national motto, "In God We Trust." The House voted 76-20 on Tuesday in favor of the bill, sending it to the Senate...

 

Man charged with running Kansas drug ring from Oklahoma cell

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man serving a 90-year sentence for participating in the 1993 murder of a Kansas corrections officer is charged in a 55-count federal indictment with running a drug ring from his Oklahoma prison cell. The U.S. attorney's...

 

Super Tuesday results show how Latino voters, moderate Democrats and Trump supporters are shaping the election

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Katie A. Cahill, University of Tennessee; Andrea Kent, West Virginia University, and Rey Junco, Tufts University (THE CONVERSATION)...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 5, 2020

Kansas officials preparing for potential coronavirus fight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials are monitoring up to a dozen people a day for the possibility that they have the new coronavirus and the state health department now can do its own testing, the department's top official said Wednesday....

 

Judge allows lawsuit by wrongly convicted man to continue

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man whose murder conviction was vacated after he served 23 years in prison may continue with key claims in his lawsuit against a former Kansas City, Kansas, police officer and others accused of framing him, a...

 

Dogs, cats can't pass on coronavirus, but can test positive

HONG KONG (AP) — Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. That's the conclusion of Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and...

 

World girds for months of trouble as virus pushes west

BANGKOK (AP) — Nations around the world girded for months of disruptions from the new virus Thursday as its unrelenting spread brought ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures. "Countries should be preparing for...

 

Science Says: How risky is that virus? Your mind may mislead

NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Alexander, a property manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, started the day Monday thinking that she might avoid shaking hands because of the coronavirus outbreak. Then somebody stuck out a hand to shake. She took it. "I'm a...

 

Federal grant to fund NMSU research of Jupiter's atmosphere

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico State University have been awarded a three-year grant worth nearly $284,000 to study Jupiter's atmosphere. The grant comes from NASA's New Frontiers Data Analysis Program. The NMSU team will be usin...

 

Forced online by virus, China's schools run into censorship

BEIJING (AP) — Less than 30 minutes into a lecture on bioinformatics, Chu Xinjian's class was abruptly cut short. It was the first day of an unusual semester. Across China, schools have been shut indefinitely to contain the spread of a new virus th...

 

Spring is arriving earlier across the US, and that's not always good news

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. This year is no exception....

 

Vaccines without needles – new shelf-stable film could revolutionize how medicines are distributed worldwide

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The race is on to identify an effective vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. Once discovered, the next challenge will be m...

 

FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. The announcement from the Food and Drug Administration follows years of...

 

Report: Neighbor steals skeleton over offensive gesture

CUYAMUNGUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing a larceny charge after authorities say she stole a neighbor's anatomical skeleton model that allegedly was making an offensive gesture toward her. Court documents filed Monday show that Diana...

 

Reptile breeder pays fine after 157 venomous snakes seized

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A reptile breeder in upstate New York has paid a $500 fine related to the possession of more than 150 venomous snakes in his home, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday. The DEC said in a report that...

 

Bethlehem's storied Nativity Church closes amid virus fears

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials announced Thursday the storied Church of the Nativity in the biblical city of Bethlehem was closing indefinitely over fears of the new coronavirus, weeks ahead of the Easter holiday that draws tens...

 

Airstrike in northwest Syria kills 15 ahead of Moscow summit

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike on a rebel-held village in northwest Syria hit a poultry farm where several displaced families were sheltering early Thursday, killing at least 15 people including children while wounding several others, opposition...

 

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