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FFA honorary members recognized

This past April at the 41st annual FFA Banquet, Katy Melkus and Gary Watson were recognized and received the "Honorary Membership" award. Milkus and Watson were rewarded for their willingness to go...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To May 25; Kyle Wares, Linda Eden Bazel, Dever Elle Newby May 27: Bonita Stewart May 28: Jamin Shreeve, April Rankin May 29: Rowena Nickelson, Lane Nixon May 30: Kristin Harper May 31: Tamela Wise June 1: Vickie Johnson, Brittany...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The order of service on Sunday, May 21, was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Opening Prayer given by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship Canticle of Wisdom led by Dixie Stansberry. Opening Hymn: “Majesty, Worship His Majesty” Affirmation of Faith...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    May 25, 2017

Make the most of Medicare's drug coverage

Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. It’s a good deal. Medicare subsidizes the outpatient drug benefit, generally paying about 75 percent of the program’s costs. Unless you already have comparable drug coverage...

 

Woods County 4-Hers compete in state trap contest

Six Woods County 4-H shooting sports members competed in the State 4-H Fun Trap Shoot Contest on May 13 at the El Reno Gun Club. In the Senior Division, Lance Bolar placed as the second-place high...

 

A gunshot and a child is dead: Should anyone be punished?

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn't try to hang herself. Cry too much or scream too loud and she feared they would come back to...

 

Texas House OKs allowing guns in parked cars at schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools. Tentative approval came late Tuesday night as an amendment to an otherwise unrelated bill on school...

 

Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Incendiary statements about Iran and Israel posted on Qatar's state-run news agency that authorities blamed on hackers sparked a regional dispute Wednesday, with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia blocking...

 

OPEC likely to extend output cuts into next year

VIENNA (AP) — The OPEC oil cartel and other producers, notably Russia, are this week expected to extend last year's production cut in a concerted attempt to prevent oil prices from falling. With prices likely to fall because of an oversupply in...

 

With a tight federal budget, here's where to focus clean energy research funding

(THE CONVERSATION) The U.S. Department of Energy spends US$3-$4 billion per year on applied energy research. These programs seek to provide clean and reliable energy and improve our energy security by driving innovation and helping companies bring...

 

China shuts only undersea coal mine amid production rebound

BEIJING (AP) — China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine, state-run newspapers reported Wednesday, as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels. The Beizao...

 
 By Hope Yen    Regional    May 25, 2017

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't se...

 

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota high school won't allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate. The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2rAnfX9 ) reports...

 

Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable," the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a...

 

Kansas City-based health system signs cancer trial agreement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A health system based in Kansas City, Missouri, has signed an agreement with Washington University in St. Louis that gives patients access to clinical trials through the university's National Cancer Institute-supported...

 

Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices,...

 

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. "When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a forme...

 

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. The company has been testing the tool, which is similar to online...

 

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies...

 

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