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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Mar. 7: Glen Gay Mar. 8: Shannon Adair, Lance Harris Mar. 9: Louise Darr, Roy Whitaker Mar. 10: Cooper Eden, Bill Wardrop, Leo Dotter, Cheyenne Stansberry Mar. 11: Gerald Schultz, Larry Sample, Janell Darr Mar. 12: Harold Hepner,...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Mar. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gillenwaters Mar. 19: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gerloff Mar. 21: Mr. & Mrs. Harold Snow Mar. 24: Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Gainer Mar. 25: Mr. & Mrs. George Leist Mar. 26: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bradt (Note: Send corrections,...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    March 7, 2019

Medicare's Hospital Compare website rates your local hospital care

Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care they provide? Emergencies obviously call for rushing to the nearest hospital. But when you have time to plan, it is worth doing some research and finding out which...

 

Woods County Conservation District helps prepare for future of conservation at state convention

OKLAHOMA CITY - Leaders from Woods County Conservation District attended the 81st Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), Feb. 24-26 in Oklahoma City. Kari Nixon,...

 

State Board of Education approves Oklahoma School Report Cards

OKLAHOMA CITY – The State Board of Education (SBE) on Feb. 28 approved release of the 2018 Oklahoma School Report Cards, introducing a school accountability system that corrects flaws in past... Full story

 

Dr. Seuss Day celebrated at Freedom Schools

Elementary students of Freedom Public School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on Monday. The book "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" was featured. The youngsters enjoyed making Oobleck. The recipe is... Full story

 

Golden Suns cruise past John Brown

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech (4-2) returned to their winning ways Wednesday, rolling to a 7-0 victory over John Brown University (0-5) at Chartwells Women's Sports Complex. NEXT UP The Golden Suns head to Springfield, Mo. on Friday, March 8,...

 

Police: 2 males whose bodies found at lake knew each other

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police on Wednesday identified the second of three bodies discovered around an Oklahoma City-area lake in less than two weeks and said the first two people whose bodies were recovered knew each other. A body that was pulled...

 

Art competition brings in diverse collection of artists

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Lucille Brisson-Dickinson studies her work with a critical eye. The 70-year-old Wagoner resident dabs a paintbrush into color and then applies it to the canvas. A fence takes shape to go along with hills, mountains and trees...

 

Oklahoma History Center preserves ex-prisoners fingerprints

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the past two years, volunteers at the Oklahoma History Center have been sorting through aging records of former prisoners at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, working to alphabetize the names. Index cards from many prisoners...

 

Norman's Medieval Fair continues struggle to survive

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Changes are coming to the Medieval Fair. When the 43rd annual Medieval Fair takes over Reaves Park April 5-7 it will be without the maypole stage, north food pavilion, and the number of free tents and spaces provided to...

 
 By TIM STANLEY    Regional    March 7, 2019

Soldier's family returns World War II flag back to Japan

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After the big red sun in the center, the next thing you can't miss about the flag is the writing on it. "It's in Japanese, that much was always obvious," said Chris Armstrong of the numerous ink inscriptions. "Unfortunately, we...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 7, 2019

Oklahoma health department sued by former employees

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150 current and former employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health are suing the department for unnecessarily terminating or furloughing them in 2017 and 2018. The lawsuit filed Monday in Oklahoma County...

 

2 arrested on counterfeiting charges in northeast Oklahoma

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Police in Miami, Oklahoma, have arrested two people on suspicion of counterfeiting thousands of dollars. The Miami News-Record first reported the arrests of 44-year-old Scott Lowe and 39-year-old Joan Smith in a hotel room in...

 

Police: Muskogee officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Police in Muskogee say officers fatally shot a knife-wielding man who was suspected of stabbing two women and attacking a third. Officer Lincoln Anderson says officers investigating a stabbing Tuesday found the three women...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 7, 2019

Kansas governor meets unexpected resistance to schools plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor is meeting unexpected resistance to her plan for boosting public education funding from local school districts that believe her proposal wouldn't supply enough new money. Gov. Laura Kelly touts...

 

2 Kansas companies indicted over noxious chemical cloud

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — Two companies have been indicted on federal charges after a 2016 mistake at a northeast Kansas distilling plant released a noxious cloud of fumes that prosecutors allege caused more than 140 people to seek medical treatment....

 

3 killed in fiery wreck in northeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been killed in a fiery wreck in northeast Wichita. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Kansas 254. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Crittenden says a northbound box truck...

 

Kansas sheriff intimidated witness in DUI arrest, KBI says

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas sheriff has been charged with two misdemeanors in a driving under the influence arrest. Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks was charged Friday with interference with a law enforcement officer and...

 

Memos reveal that US asylum shift targets Spanish speakers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associate...

 

A record-breaking US trade deficit: Does it really matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit reached its highest sum ever last year, defying President Donald Trump's efforts and promises to shrink it through his economic policies. The irony is that those policies likely contributed to the deficit....

 

Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself can't read. Mark...

 

Sen. McSally, former Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt...

 

Trump still hopes for North Korea deal after ominous report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Satellite photos showing new activity at a North Korean rocket launch site raised fresh doubts Wednesday that Kim Jong Un will ever give up his drive for nuclear weapons, yet talks continue and President Donald Trump said he was...

 

Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Archaeologists confirmed a long-time suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a Civil War-era military fortification. Researchers found a series of buildings and tunnels under the prison yard of...

 

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