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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 23: Johnnie Sue Olson May 24: Cody Watson, Talhia Darr, Zearl Harris, Lance Gassett May 25; Kyle Wares, Linda Eden Banzel, Dever Elle Newby May 27: Bonita Stewart May 28: Jamin Shreeve, April Rankin May 29: Rowene Nickelson,...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To May 23: Mr. & Mrs. Rod Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Harold D. Hepner May 25: Mr. & Mrs. Hal Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Kameron Hensley May 27: Mr. & Mrs. Brian Murray June 1: Mr. & Mrs. Rob Daughhetee June 2: Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Hughes, Mr. &...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, May 19, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Sunday, May 26, there will be a reception honoring DeWayne and Lillian Hodgson for their 70th wedding anniversary at the Faith United...

 

Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs OAOA (Airport Association Membership) – $50 Share Corp (mosquito dunks) – $341.07 Martin Broadcasting (code publication and ad) – $198.25 Hodgden Law Firm – $160 Fire Department POs S & S (Mud Run tickets and wristbands) ...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 23, 2019

Opinions vary on failed school bond election

With 51 percent of Freedom's residents voting yes and 49 percent voting no, the 2019 Freedom Public School bond was not passed Tuesday, May 14. A 60 percent majority is required. The school bond was worth $1.4 million, and would have been used to...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 23, 2019

Freedom Town Board welcomes new member Randy Rhodes

The Town of Freedom has a new town board member: Randy Rhodes. At the town board's regular meeting on May 15, Rhodes was sworn in, reciting first the oath of office and then the loyalty oath, in which...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    May 23, 2019

SWOSU's Gloria Choi Earns Second All-American Honor from WGCA

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has announced the 2018-19 Division II All-American awards for NCAA Division II Women's Collegiate Golf and SWOSU senior Gloria Choi earned an Honorable Mention selection for the...

 

OC Baseball: Markwardt named to NCBWA All-South Central Region list

GOLDEN, Colo. (May 22, 2019) – Oklahoma Christian center fielder Hunter Markwardt received second-team honors on the All-South Central Region list released Wednesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Markwardt, a junior from...

 

Harding's Daniel Kirwa Inducted into USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Athlete Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS – Four former standouts at the NCAA Division II level will be enshrined into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday t...

 

Tennis: Valiant effort from SAU men comes up short against top-seeded Barry

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A valiant effort by the Southern Arkansas Men's Tennis team came up short on Tuesday afternoon from inside Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as the 16th-seeded Muleriders fell 4-0 to top-seeded Barry in the...

 

The Latest: Private lake dam in Oklahoma City endangered

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Oklahoma City officials are warning residents near a small private lake in the northeastern part of the city to take precautions...

 

Oklahoma City Council approves settlement in canal death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $175,000 settlement for the estate of a man who died after being electrocuted in an entertainment district canal. The Oklahoman reports that the council voted Tuesday to settle a claim...

 

Oklahoma lawmakers seek return to 5-day school weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has been given final legislative approval and is heading to the governor's desk. A top priority of Senate Republicans this year, the...

 

Turbine buckles, collapses on Oklahoma wind farm

HUNTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine what caused a turbine on an Oklahoma wind farm to buckle and collapse midway up the tower. The Enid News & Eagle reports nobody was hurt in Tuesday's accident near Hunter. No cause has been...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 23, 2019

Rivers rising in waterlogged central US; more rain to come

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Authorities urged residents of...

 

Senate gives final OK to workers' comp overhaul

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill that overhauls Oklahoma's workers' compensation system, including increasing the benefits paid to injured workers. The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday for...

 

Stroud restaurant owners selling business via essay contest

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For anyone who has a goal of owning their own business, the opportunity to actually do so can be challenging. From either not having the finances or not knowing how to get started, becoming self-employed can be a long...

 
 By Josh Dulaney    Regional    May 23, 2019

Oklahoma City man receives a Ph.D. by using hip-hop research

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stevie "Dr. View" Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time. A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City with...

 
 By Brian Bus    Regional    May 23, 2019

Nonprofit donates $100K to Oklahoma City's homeless fund

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The nonprofit Inasmuch Foundation recently gave $100,000 to Oklahoma City Hall to create a comprehensive plan to deal with rising levels of homelessness in Oklahoma City, officials said. The municipality and other local nonprof...

 
 By KYLE HINCHEY    Regional    May 23, 2019

Tulsa pastor graduates 6 decades after dropping out

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Of the nearly 1,300 students who graduated from Union High School May 13, Leo Johnson stood out. That's because the longtime pastor of a small church in north Tulsa is 60 years older than the other graduates, who included two of...

 

Man rescued from vehicle that plunges into Oklahoma River

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials in Oklahoma City say a man has been rescued from a vehicle that plunged into the Oklahoma River. Firefighters say a car veered off a roadway, plowed through a fence and drove into the river at about 8:20 p.m....

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 23, 2019

Kansas clinic returns to court over telemedicine abortions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas clinic stopped providing telemedicine abortions months ago and returned to court Wednesday after concluding that the legal climate remains uncertain despite a judge's order late last year saying the state couldn't stop...

 

Missouri, Kansas clean up from latest round of storms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns. River levels were again rising Wednesday along rivers and creeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

 

Kansas paid $899,000 bid to try to defund Planned Parenthood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas paid out-of-state law firms at least $899,000 in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, according to records obtained by KCUR radio. The records show that the state paid three East Coast law...

 

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