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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To March 18: Michael Horntvedt, Leah Darr, Travis Walker, Even Burkhart, Julie Isenbart, Sandy Pierce March 19: Randy McMurphy March 20: Corby Bradt, Leslie French March 21: Pat Thompson, Dale Rader, Sherry Stansberry, Lana Burkhart...

 

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 March 14, the fourth Sunday of Lent, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Invocation by Bruce...

 

Freedom School Calendar

March 9-19: OYE March 15-19: Spring Break March 23-25: FCCLA State Star Events in Stillwater March 26: 7th, 8th and high school track meet at Hinton (tentative) March 27: Prom March 31: FCCLA State Convention in Oklahoma City April 2: High school...

 
 By Whitney Bryen    Local    March 18, 2021

What you don't know and should about nursing home care

After a year of Covid-19 restrictions, Oklahoma's long-term care facilities are beginning to reopen to visitors. It could still be weeks or months before families are reunited. Last March, nursing... Full story

 

Applications open for OKDHS Energy Crisis Assistance Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – Beginning March 16, Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) began accepting online applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Crisis Assistance Program (ECAP) at www.okdhslive.org. Eligibility ... Full story

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 18, 2021

Mars claims first bronc riding title

ALVA, Okla. – For the better part of four years, Denton Mars has had his eyes on a certain prize. It finally happened this past weekend. Mars, a senior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, won his first intercollegiate saddle bronc riding... Full story

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 18, 2021

County board approves tax roll corrections

The Woods County Tax Roll Corrections Board met Wednesday morning with all members present. Board members are County Commissioner Randy McMurphy, County Assessor Renetta Benson and Bob Seivert. After...

 

Treasury says some state tax cuts OK under Biden relief act

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Responding to concerns from state officials, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday that states can cut taxes without penalty under a new federal pandemic relief law — so long as they use their own funds to offset...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    March 18, 2021

Oklahoma women's coach Coale retires after 3 Final Fours

Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale is retiring after 25 years leading the program. The school made the announcement in a news release on Wednesday. Coale, a native of tiny Healdton, Oklahoma, is a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of...

 

District named after KKK leader to weigh name

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Kansas school district that is named for an early 20th century Ku Klux Klan leader have created an advisory task force to consider a potential name change. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the task force...

 

Kansas governor says she intends to sign emergency extension

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday that a measure approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature to rewrite Kansas' emergency management laws while limiting her authority during the coronavirus pandemic is...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 18, 2021

Kansas governor calls bill on trans athletes 'regressive'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday derided a proposed Kansas ban on transgender athletes in girls' and women's school sports as "regressive" as conservative Republicans prepared to advance it in the GOP-controlled...

 

FBI: Man said he asked officer if he could enter Capitol

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man arrested in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol told the FBI that an officer shrugged his shoulders when he asked whether he could join the throngs streaming into the building and that he then filmed himself...

 

Veterans push Kansas to legalize medical marijuana

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — George Hanna has undergone 21 orthopedic surgeries since he left the U.S. Navy in 1990. They began when he severely injured his knee in a training accident at the Navy submarine base in Groton, Connecticut and then following a...

 

'A moving moment.' Grandma prescribed a post-vaccine hug

NEW YORK (AP) — For Laura Shaw Frank, seeing her mother hug her daughter for the first time since the onset of the pandemic was a light at the end of the tunnel. "It just felt like all this love was pouring out and also that there was like this...

 

15th century bowl found at yard sale sells for $722,000

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and sold for just $35 was auctioned off Wednesday for nearly $722,000. The small white bowl adorned with...

 

EXPLAINER: Is the US border with Mexico in crisis?

SAN DIEGO (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday during a visit to El Paso, Texas, that, "It's more than a crisis. This is human heartbreak." Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday called the wave of migrants a...

 

Man charged with killing 8 people at Georgia massage parlors

ATLANTA (AP) — A white gunman was charged Wednesday with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors in an attack that sent terror through the Asian American community that's increasingly been targeted during the coronavirus...

 

IRS will delay tax filing due date until May 17

Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says it's delaying the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17. The IRS announced the decision Wednesday and said it would provide further gu...

 

No cigar: Interstellar object is cookie-shaped planet shard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Our solar system's first known interstellar visitor is neither a comet nor asteroid as first suspected and looks nothing like a cigar. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and...

 

Asian Americans grieve, organize in wake of Atlanta attacks

Asian Americans were already worn down by a year of pandemic-fueled racist attacks when a white gunman was charged with killing eight people, most of them Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. Hundreds of Asian Americans and Pacific...

 

China to open 1st trial of Canadians held on spy charges

DANDONG, China (AP) — China was expected to open the first trial Friday for one of two Canadians who have been held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior Chinese telecom executive. Canada said its consula...

 

US, China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials offered sharply different views of each other and the world on Thursday as the two sides met face-to-face for the first time since President Joe Biden took office. In unusually pointed public...

 

Biden says US to hit 100 million vaccine goal Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden's goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House announced Thursday the nation is now in position to help supply neighbors Can...

 

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