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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 3: Ethan Murray, Melissa Headlee, Roxann Bliss May 4: McKinzie Kirkpatrick, Bill Savely, Lonn Luddington May 5: Denis Carlson, Becky Morris May 6: Traci Schwerdtfeger, Elmer Maddux, Vilene Hansen May 7: Wayne Wares, Stephanie...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To May 3: Mr. & Mrs. Jim London May 5; Mr. & Mrs. Larry Powers May 12; Mr. & Mrs. Loran Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Chad Grimes May 15: Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Darr, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Devin Ferguson May 17: Mr. & Mrs. Ron Culver,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, April 28, 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 Apostle Peter Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship – Psalm...

 

Freedom FCCLA to sponsor blood drive May 8

Freedom FCCLA will be sponsoring a blood drive at Freedom Public School for the Freedom High School and community on May 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. The theme is "Summer Vibes ... and saving lives" and each... Full story

 

Isla Barnes honored at Freedom FFA awards banquet

During the banquet the FFA Chapter recognized Isla Barnes with a Honorary FFA Degree. This degree is given to someone in the community that has supported the FFA chapter by the giving of their time... Full story

 

Talent show to be Friday, May 10

Freedom Public School’s annual talent show has been slated for Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 1 p.m. show is considered the dress rehearsal and the evening show is the encore performance. Students who participate will receive a...

 

All the information you need to vote in the Freedom school bond election

Voters in Freedom School District will go to the polls Tuesday, May 14, for the Freedom Special School Election, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election...

 

Rodeo: Southeastern Men Take Top Spot, Women Fifth at OPSU

GOODWELL, Okla. – Southeastern's men's team was paced by a pair of top scorers to bring home the team title at the Panhandle State Rodeo in Goodwell, Okla., locking up a Central plains Region championship in the process. The women, with an event...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    May 2, 2019

SWOSU Rodeo Finishes Season at OPSU, Qualifies Three for CNFR

GUYMON, Okla. – The final event on the Central Plains Region Circuit took place over the weekend in Guymon, and although the SWOSU Rodeo teams had a difficult time in the short round, they qualified three individuals for the 2019 College National F...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 2, 2019

Oklahoma police fatally shoot unarmed, naked teenager

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond said Wednesday that a naked 17-year-old high school student was not armed when he was fatally shot by police after breaking into a home. The Oklahoma state medical examiner's office...

 

Severe storms, flooding blamed for 2 deaths in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman were killed in separate incidents when severe storms swept across Oklahoma, and officials warned Wednesday more severe storms are on the way. A 55-year-old man's body was found Wednesday inside...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    May 2, 2019

US wildlife officials propose downlisting endangered beetle

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal wildlife officials said Wednesday a large scavenging beetle that has been classified as endangered since 1989 has become more plentiful and should be downlisted to threatened, a decision that environmentalists said is...

 

Air Force pilots eject in Oklahoma training aircraft crash

WAURIKA, Okla. (AP) — The pilot and co-pilot of an Air Force training aircraft ejected before the jet crashed in southwestern Oklahoma. Officials at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas say the T-6 Texan II aircraft crashed shortly before 2 p.m....

 
 By Mack Burke    Regional    May 2, 2019

University of Oklahoma hub gives entrepreneurs business tips

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Every business starts as an idea. Sometimes they grow from small seeds, others materialize in a flash, but they all had to start somewhere. Dr. Tom Lumpkin, director of entrepreneurship and economic development at OU's Price Co...

 

Main Street Enid hosts poetry competition for downtown mural

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Main Street Enid is organizing a poetry contest, with the winning words serving as inspiration for a downtown mural, plus a little cash and recognition for the poet who wrote them. "The arts are a major part of our downtown and...

 
 By Michael Smith    Regional    May 2, 2019

Tulsa seeing an increase in movies being filmed in area

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Seeing a crew of people lugging cameras and lighting equipment and setting up a filming location isn't as rare a sight in the Tulsa area as was once the case. And not just for the making of commercials, or student films or...

 

Ex-jail administrator sentenced for Oklahoma inmate's death

ENID, Okla. (AP) — A former jail administrator in Oklahoma has been sentenced to just more than two days in jail after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of an inmate who spent more than two days in a restraint chair....

 

Kansas undersheriff shot by suspect is expected to recover

STERLING, Kan. (AP) — An undersheriff who was shot when he tried to stop a man on a federal firearm charge is expected to recover. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Rice County Sheriff's office said Wednesday 48-year-old Rice County...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 2, 2019

Medicaid expansion backers in Kansas may hold budget hostage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates for expanding Medicaid in Kansas are looking to block passage of the state's next annual budget to force an expansion plan through the Republican-controlled Legislature over conservative leaders' objections....

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 2, 2019

Kansas lawmakers fail to override abortion 'reversal' veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas narrowly failed Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a bill requiring abortion providers to tell patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after it's...

 

Kansas collected $81M more in taxes than expected in April

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it collected $81 million more in taxes in April than anticipated even after officials issued a more optimistic fiscal forecast during the month. The state Department of Revenue's report Wednesday came...

 

Kansas governor seeking more money for prisons

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking $35 million to improve corrections officer salaries and inmate health care and to transfer inmates out of overcrowded state prisons. Kelly on Tuesday submitted an amended budget proposal for...

 

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