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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To April 22: Josh Neese April 23: Dawni Rae Rader, Lonnie Bolar April 24: Robert Russell, Leah Armantrout, Abigail Olson, Michele Harmon April 25: Rod Ferguson, Gary Earnest, David West, Wilene Welty April 26: Kelli Packwood, Mikala...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To April 27: Shan & Ronna Wilson April 30: Mr. & Mrs. Dale Sample May 3: Mr. & Mrs. Jim London May 5: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Powers May 12: Mr. & Mrs. Loran Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Chad Grimes (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 18, 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 Pastor Todd Finley The...

 

Freedom school calendar

April 23: 6 p.m. FFA Banquet at American Legion Building April 30: 6:30 p.m. Sports and Academic Awards Banquet at American Legion Building May 4: 2-6 p.m. OBI Blood Drive May 12-13: Semester Tests May 13: 8:30-11 a.m. Freedom School Little Olympics...

 

Luddington, Bixler sworn in as Town of Freedom trustees

The Town of Freedom Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at its regular meeting April 14: Kama Luddington and Matt Bixler. Also present were Shad Brackin, whose seat on the board is still being contested; Trustee Concha Herrera, who finished...

 

Sports and Academic Banquet is April 30

The Freedom Sports and Academic Banquet is about a week away. The banquet will be held on Friday, April 30, at the Freedom American Legion Building. The meal will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2021

Woods County Excise Board holds April meeting

The monthly meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held Wednesday morning in the county commissioners’ office. Present were Chair Chris Olson and member Joe Shirley. Bob Seivert was absent. It was a very short meeting. The board members...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 22, 2021

Woodward notches win in Hays

ALVA, Okla. – For several years, Pacman was the perfect horse for Kody Woodward. Now, Pacman is doing the same for another member of the family, Brent Woodward, a senior steer wrestler at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The speedy sorrel...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2021

Equalization board approves Freeport Exemptions

The Woods County Equalization Board met Wednesday morning to address issues involving county taxes. Chair Chris Olson opened the meeting with Joe Shirley, Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson and Wood... Full story

 

Smartphone-based tool helps detect irregular heartbeat in American Indians

A smartphone-based screening tool can accurately detect previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that puts people at high risk for stroke, according to new research that shows it could help uncover the condition in...

 

Most Kansas counties turn down vaccine over past month

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — About three-quarters of Kansas counties have turned down new shipments of the coronavirus vaccine at least once over the past month and several for four straight weeks, state date shows. "It is kind of stalling. Some people...

 
 By JIM SALTER    Regional    April 22, 2021

McCloskeys want grand jury to take a new look at their case

A St. Louis husband and wife facing criminal charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters last summer have told a judge they are concerned about Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's handling of their case and asked that it be sent back to the...

 

Man charged in cold case killing in Roeland Park, Kansas

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a man in the fatal stabbing 36 years ago of another man in suburban Kansas City, Kansas. Johnson County prosecutors announced the developments in the cold case Tuesday, charging 65-ye...

 

Lawrence commission approves ban on conversion therapy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence will no longer allow licensed providers to practice conversion therapy on minors in the city. The city commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban the practice, which is designed to change a person's sexual...

 

Death of inmate at Kansas' women's prison being investigated

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials with Kansas' state policing agency have begun an investigation into the death of an inmate at the women's prison in Topeka, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirmed. Jessica Chapman, 35, died Monday at the Kansas...

 

What a trill: $13K flute in the wind since 2012 recovered

BOSTON (AP) — A $13,000 flute that went missing nearly a decade ago has been returned to its owner after police recovered it from a Boston music store, police said Wednesday. The flute was reported missing in 2012 after its owner left it in a taxi...

 

At this wedding, the bride and groom were the crashers

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Wilson and Shenita Jones invited family and friends to their "dream home and estate" for their weekend wedding celebration: the ceremony Saturday, brunch on Sunday. There was just one problem: The couple...

 

Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says that a missile was fired into Israel from neighboring Syria early Thursday, and that it has struck targets in Syria in response. There were no immediate details on whether the missile landed in Israel or...

 

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who was swi...

 

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation's policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden's admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death is "not enough" for a nation confronting a...

 

New data reassuring for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

One of the largest reports on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy bolsters evidence that it is safe although the authors say more comprehensive research is needed. The preliminary results are based on reports from over 35,000 U.S. women who received...

 

Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting "Help Wanted" signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with...

 

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