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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 20: Gary Gerloff May 21: BJ Baker May 22: Reagan Eden, Holli Wares May 23: Johnnie Sue Olson May 24: Cody Watson, Talhia Darr, Zearl Harris, Lance Gasset May 25: Kyle Wares, Linda Eden Benzel, Dever Elle Newby May 27: Bonita...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To May 20: Mr. & Mrs. Mike Scates May 21: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Bradt, Mr. & Mrs. Don Murray May 23: Mr. & Mrs. Rod Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hepner May 25: Mr. & Mrs. Hal Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Kameron Hensley May 27: Mr. & Mrs. Brian...

 

Donations requested for upkeep of Freedom Cemetery

Work on the Freedom Cemetery has begun for Memorial Day weekend. A new donation to the cemetery recently is a donation box, placed on the front of the utility building. The black mailbox, with the word “Donation” on it, is a secure box where...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 20, 2021

Freedom Town Board discusses grant opportunities, addresses complaints

Town of Freedom trustees must be dreaming of application forms at night; the group discussed numerous grants – those already underway and those that might be opportunities – at their regular town board meeting Wednesday, May 12. New Trustee Matt...

 

Freedom Class of 2021 graduates

One senior student, Madison Rhodes, graduated with honors on Saturday, May 15. Landen Cook and Andy Townsend also graduated from eighth grade; Jude Braswell, Rigger (Brantley) Chumley, Farryn Elrod...

 

Affidavit made public on Oklahoma judge's sexual allegations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A search warrant affidavit alleging repeated instances of unwanted sexual advances by a former Oklahoma County judge has been made public after two attorneys making accusations said it took them a long time to come forward beca...

 

Heavy rains in Texas, Louisiana add to misery in flood zones

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The National Weather Service warned Wednesday that more rain is expected this week in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, including areas where flooding has already caused misery this week. Forecasters said 2 to 4...

 

Navajo Nation tops Cherokee to become largest tribe in US

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has by far the largest land mass of any Native American tribe in the country. Now, it's boasting the largest enrolled population, too. Navajos clamored to enroll or fix their records as the tribe offered...

 

Stacey Abrams to deliver keynote at Tulsa Massacre event

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Stacey Abrams, who has become a leading national voice on ballot access, will deliver the keynote address at the "Remember & Rise" event commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, officials...

 

Kansas governor signs legislation keeping cocktails to go

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People will be able to get beer and cocktails to go in Kansas after the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Laura Kelly. The new law will allow to-go beer and alcoholic drinks from clubs,...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    May 20, 2021

Kansas governor pressured to end extra $300 in jobless aid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is facing increasing pressure from companies, business groups and prominent Republicans to have Kansas stop paying an extra $300 a week in benefits to unemployed workers. The top three Republicans in...

 

Tuition at Kansas colleges likely to stay about the same

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas college students may pay generally the same tuition in the fall semester than they did this year, if the Kansas Board of Regents approves tuition proposals submitted Wednesday by the state's public universities. If the...

 

Authorities: Bar patron bit chunk off Louisiana man's nose

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man had a chunk of his nose bitten off by a man he bought a drink for, authorities said. Bryan Thayer, 34, told The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that he finished a shift at the Metairie bar he owns and...

 

Absent media, Texas executes inmate who killed great aunt

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great aunt more than two decades ago was executed Wednesday evening without media witnesses present because prison agency officials neglected to notify reporters it...

 

10 seconds of terror: Alaska man survives brown bear mauling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Allen Minish was alone and surveying land for a real estate agent in a wooded, remote part of Alaska, putting some numbers into his GPS unit when he looked up and saw a large brown bear walking about 30 feet away. "I saw...

 

Ford's big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford is making a costly bet...

 

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