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Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, March 10, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Bible Study Thursday at 6:30 p.m. We are studying about the apostle Simon Peter. Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m., Mooreland UMC is...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Mar. 14: Denise Harris, Joshua Kirkpatrick, Mae Beth Bird, Bobby Gainer Mar. 15: J.R. Gregory, Lanora Bradt Mar. 16: Larry Bradt, Braydon Bliss Mar. 17: Jay Rankin, Kamron Hensley Mar. 18: Michael Hornvedt, Leah Darr, Travis...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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, additions to: [email protected]

 
 By Justin Tinder    Sports    March 14, 2019

Long, OBU Pick Up Wins Against Fort Hays

EDMOND – Oklahoma Baptist picked up a pair of impressive softball wins defeating Fort Hays State in doubleheader Wednesday in Edmond. The Lady Bison were 12-4 winners in game one and completed the sweep with a 11-8 victory in the nightcap. OBU...

 
 By Nick Rackley    Sports    March 14, 2019

SAU Men's Track and Field picked first in GAC Coaches Poll

Russellville, Ark. – The Great American Conference released their preseason coaches' poll this afternoon, and the SAU Men's Track and Field team, the defending conference champions, came in at the top spot. The Muleriders received 34 points and...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    March 14, 2019

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial in lawsuits accusing the companies of fueling an opioid epidemic. The...

 

Oklahoma GOP governor signs bills expanding his power

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new CEO-turned-governor will soon have the power to hire and fire heads of the state's five largest agencies in a major policy win during his first legislative session. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt held a ceremonial...

 

City delays vote on granting iconic church historic status

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has delayed a vote on whether it should grant historic status to an iconic egg-shaped church after church leaders and the congregation complained the designation would hinder property rights. The...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 14, 2019

Kansas conservatives vote to condemn New York's abortion law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The conservatives who dominate the Kansas Legislature voted Wednesday to tell New York's leaders just how much they hate the Empire State's new law expanding abortion rights, ignoring Democrats who called the endeavor a...

 

Man convicted in death of girlfriend's mother's boyfriend

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend's mother's boyfriend near a northeast Kansas lake. Jurors in Jefferson County found 23-year-old Jonathan Davis Blevins, of Topeka, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in...

 

Troubled Kansas hospital closes after facing overdue bills

HORTON, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas hospital run by an embattled health management company has shut down operations after struggling for months without enough funds to pay its employees or buy medication and food for patients. The city of...

 

Former Kansas EMT sentenced for stealing morphine from vials

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former emergency responder in Jackson County, Kansas, has been sentenced to five years on federal probation for stealing morphine from vials. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said 33-year-old Colby VanWagoner, of Mayetta,...

 

Woman sentenced for stealing donations for young burn victim

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old Kansas woman who stole charitable donations meant for an 11-year-old burn victim has been sentenced to a year of probation. KAKE-TV reports Cinthia Davis, of Wellington, was sentenced Tuesday and ordered...

 

Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn't a typical side effect. It turns out the pills were mixed with gluten the patient knew to avoid in food — but was surprised to find hiding in...

 

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

NEW YORK (AP) — An international group of scientists and ethicists on Wednesday called for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes. It's the latest reaction to last November's announcement that gene-edited twins had been born in...

 

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other...

 

Birthday billboard blows up man's phone with well wishers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man had to get a new phone number after he was overwhelmed with birthday wishes when his sons put up a billboard asking people to call him. The SunSentinel reports Chris Ferry doesn't turn 62 until...

 

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to...

 

School rampage in Brazil leaves 8 dead, many wounded

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) — Two masked men armed with a gun, knives, axes and crossbows descended on a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before one killed the other and then himself, authorities said. The men,...

 

O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he's running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to KTSM Wednesday afternoon confirming the news that he will seek the Democratic...

 

At site of Ethiopian plane crash, a pilgrimage of grief

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — In Ethiopia, an ancient land of pilgrimage, people are making a grim, new journey of grief. One by one, friends and families of the 157 people killed on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 came to the crash site Wednesday with...

 

'Epic' storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-US

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg...

 

FAA relents, says it grounded 737 Max jets based on new data

WASHINGTON (AP) — As country after country grounded Boeing's 737 Max jets after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia, U.S. air safety regulators remained resolute in their refusal to do so — until Wednesday. That's when the Federal Aviation...

 

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