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 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    March 25, 2021

Westhaver shines in Durant

ALVA, Okla. – Riley Westhaver didn’t point to anything special he did this past weekend while winning the steer wrestling title at the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Rodeo in Durant. No, Westhaver placed his credit on his partners: Steer...

 

Nixon-Lowe announce engagement

Mckenna Nixon is the daughter of Bret and Jenny Nixon of Freedom, Oklahoma, granddaughter of Dean and the late Rosalie Terrill of Aline, Oklahoma, and Connie and Tana Nixon of Freedom, Oklahoma. She...

 

Oklahoma City University announces hire of new president

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City University has announced that Kenneth Evans, the current president of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, will become its 19th president on July 1. Evans, who has been at Lamar since 2013, previously spent six...

 

Derby man gets probation for impersonating police officer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas man has been sentenced to a year of probation for what prosecutors say was his repeated impersonation of a law enforcement officer over a 15-month period. Kory Michael Farmer, 34, of Derby, was sentenced...

 

Death of 18-year-old found in Dodge City home investigated

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in southwestern Kansas are investigating the death of a teen whose decomposing body was found inside a Dodge City home. The body of 18-year-old Zacarias Giannino, of Dodge City, was found Sunday night by officers...

 

Popcorn machine nixed at North Dakota Capitol after alarms

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A popcorn machine has been removed from the North Dakota Capitol after it twice triggered fire alarms that brought firefighters to the building this week and caused legislators to evacuate. Rep. Mary Johnson was on her third...

 

Florida family finds dead snake inside their clothes dryer

GROVELAND, Fla. (AP) — After their clothes dryer began blowing out a lot of lint, a Florida family called a repair man who discovered a dead snake rather than a jammed motor. "I was like oh — that's what caused the motor to blow," Alyson Pring...

 

Relative of Colorado victim: A void that 'won't be filled'

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A relative of a grocery worker who died in the shooting that killed 10 people at a Colorado supermarket said Wednesday that he and his family were trying to take in that she's gone. Rikki Olds, 25, was slain inside the King...

 

Federal judge nixes Ohio's push for early redistricting data

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Ohio that tried to get the U.S. Census Bureau to provide data used for drawing congressional and legislative districts ahead of its planned release. U.S. District Judge Thomas...

 

Women's soccer stars join Biden to promote closing pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is making the case Wednesday that the pay disparity between men and women has hurt the economy, bringing members of the U.S. women's national soccer team to the White House to help set new goals for equality....

 

Facebook finds Chinese hacking operation targeting Uyghurs

Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts and impostor websites to try to break into the computers and smartphones of Uyghur Muslims, the social network said Wednesday. The company said the sophisticated, covert operation targeted Uyghur...

 

Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border. Biden made the announcement as he and Harris met at the White House on Wedne...

 

Brighter outlook for US as vaccinations rise and deaths fall

More than three months into the U.S. vaccination drive, many of the numbers paint an increasingly encouraging picture, with 70% of Americans 65 and older receiving at least one dose of the vaccine and COVID-19 deaths dipping below 1,000 a day on...

 

Yellen sees room for US to borrow, opens door to tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen believes the U.S. government has more room to borrow, but said higher taxes would likely be required in the long run to finance future spending increases. Yellen appeared Wednesday before the...

 
 By DAVID CRARY    Regional    March 25, 2021

Growing number of Southern Baptist women question roles

Emily Snook is the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She met her husband, also a pastor, while they attended a Southern Baptist university Yet the 39-year-old Oklahoma woman now finds herself wondering if it's time to leave the nation's largest...

 

Pope, citing pandemic effect, cuts pay for cardinals, others

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Trying to save jobs as the pandemic pummels Vatican revenues, Pope Francis has ordered pay cuts for cardinals and other clerics, as well as nuns, who work at the Holy See. In a decree published online Wednesday by the Vatican's...

 

Homeschooling doubled from pandemic's start to last fall

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rate of households homeschooling their children doubled from the start of the pandemic last spring to the start of the new school year last September, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report released this week. Last...

 

Masks and gloves are saving lives - and causing pollution

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding untold lives during the coronavirus pandemic. They're also creating a worldwide pollution problem, littering streets and sending an...

 

Freedom Livestock Placing 2021

Local Show Swine Show 1st, Breed Champion Hampshire Gilt – Ariana White 1st, Breed Champion Yorkshire Gilt – Kaitlynn Rhodes 1st, Breed Champion Commercial Gilt – Jaci Weber Grand Gilt ... Full story

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To March 25: Dawn Schwartz, Mabel Schroeder, Jariah Fisher March 26: Roger Wagner, Travis Bradt March 27: Teresa Wares, Brett Sample, Misty Parker, Sharon Snow, Brent Bowers March 29: Leo Tolle, Kenzlie Bourassa, Dustin Rankin March...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To March 25: Mr. & Mrs. George Leist March 26: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bradt April 4: Mr. & Mrs. Ron Isenbart April 7: Mr. & Mrs. Pat McGinley, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Welty, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nixon April 13: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Bradt (Note: Send...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On the fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21, 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. Easter Sunrise Service...

 

Freedom School Calendar

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: No school – Good Friday April 2: High school track...

 

Freedom candidate profile: Michelle Shelite

A native to northwest Oklahoma, Michelle Shelite – Freedom's school principal and town resident for the past three-and-a-half years – grew up in Alva, graduating from Alva schools in 1979. She... Full story

 

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