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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To March 12: Harold Hepner, Hazel Bliss, Gage Nailon, Autumn Crane March 13: Denise Harris, Joshua Kirkpatrick, Mae Beth Bird, Bobby Gainer March 14: Katie Plumlee, Cody Wheeler, Clara Williams March 15: J.R. Gregory, Lanora Bradt...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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. Larry Bradt (Note: Send corrections, additions to: fr...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, March 8, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger The Freedom Museum is hosting game night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Next game night is March 16. Everyone welcome. Please plan to attend gam...

 

Freedom School Calendar

March 16-20: Spring Break March 24-26: FCCLA State Star Events at Stillwater March 26: Spring Picture Day March 29: 2 p.m. 4-H Fashion Contest at Waynoka School Auditorium April 7: Freedom Schools bond election...

 

Rhodes speaks at state meeting

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts' annual meeting was held February 23-25, 2020 featuring "20/20 Conservation Vision". Representing Woods County Conservation District, Kaitlynn... Full story

 

Freedom students take the prize

The eighth graders of Freedom Middle School are celebrating a big win this week as two of their own take top spots in the OKCTE Young Writers Contest. The OKCTE (Oklahoma Council of Teachers of... Full story

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    March 12, 2020

Oklahoma State beats Iowa State 72-71 in Big 12 opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma State's Isaak Likekele silenced an arena full of Iowa State fans by going coast-to-coast for the go-ahead lay-up with 3.8 seconds left, lifting his eighth-seeded Cowboys to a 72-71 victory over the No. 9 seed...

 

Oklahoma Senate votes to hike penalties for drug possession

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate voted Wednesday to increase penalties for drug possession near schools, drawing criticism from proponents of a state question in 2016 that made such crimes misdemeanors. The Senate voted 35-12 for...

 

Lockdowns at Oklahoma prisons after "disturbance" lifted

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced Wednesday that it has lifted lockdowns at state prisons statewide that were imposed after what was called a "disturbance" at a prison in Stringtown. All prisons have resumed...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 12, 2020

Ex-staffer appointed as Kansas Supreme Court's new justice

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday named an attorney who said he's similar in temperament to former Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to replace Nuss as a Kansas Supreme Court justice. K.J. Wall, of Lawrence, also formerly worked...

 

Bank robbery suspects arrested after 110 mph chase in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two bank robbery suspects are in custody after leading police on a chase through parts of the Kansas City area that reached up to 110 mph. The Kansas City Star reports that the suspects robbed the First Federal Bank in...

 

US midfielder Benny Feilhaber retires from soccer at 35

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Midfielder Benny Feilhaber retired from soccer on Wednesday after a career that included playing for the United States at the 2010 World Cup and nine years in Major League Soccer. The 35-year-old scored two goals in 44...

 

Wichita police investigate shooting death near apartments

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating the shooting death of a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victim was a man in his 20s. His name has not been released....

 

Topeka man found dead among recycling materials

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka say foul play is not suspected after a man was found dead among recycling materials at a landfill. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the body of 62-year-old Paul A. Vigil of Topeka was discovered by...

 

It's cloudy with a chance of iron rain at hot, faraway world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — At one hot, faraway world, it's always cloudy with a chance of iron rain. That's the otherworldly forecast from Swiss and other European astronomers who have detected clouds full of iron droplets at a hot Jupiterlike...

 

A cow is on the loose and wanted by police in South Florida

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A cow is on the loose in South Florida. Not considered dangerous, but police have been trying to corral it for weeks. The Pembroke Pines Police Department said Wednesday the animal has been spotted near Interstate 75 in...

 

World walls off as leaders warn viral pandemic will worsen

BANGKOK (AP) — People around the world became increasingly closed off from one another Thursday as sweeping travel bans accelerated, walling regions apart as a viral pandemic unfolds and financial markets plunge. It was an outbreak moving, at once,...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    March 12, 2020

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season "until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games...

 

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

BEIRUT (AP) — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and government crackdowns on protests would dominate...

 

Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

SEATTLE (AP) — Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe. The disease can cause varying degrees of...

 

Iraq will investigate attack on base that killed U.S. troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military on Thursday said it opened an investigation into a rocket attack hours earlier that killed three servicemen, including two Americans, at an Iraqi base housing coalition forces. At least 12 coalition personnel were als...

 

Patient Zero: Gobert's health scare shuts down NBA for now

It started as a joke: Before leaving a post-practice interview session Rudy Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Utah Jazz were using during an availability with him on...

 

Asian shares sink after Dow hits bear level on pandemic news

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares plunged Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic and indexes sank on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dived 4.9% to 18,468.99. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 6.6% to 5,348.60....

 

St. Patrick's Day parades nixed, from New York to Dublin

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed for the first time in its 258-year history because of coronavirus concerns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. The postponement of the March 17 parade adds to the...

 

WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, urges aggressive action

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and urged aggressive action from all countries to fight it, as U.S. stocks plunged into bear market territory and several American cities joined global counterparts in...

 

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