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Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, May 23, was the Celebration of Pentecost at the Freedom United Methodist Church. The order of services was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. There will be a...

 
 By Glen Mulready    Local    May 27, 2021

Know what's covered

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and many people have been experiencing greater stresses since the Covid-19 pandemic. Many families are still facing economic challenges and anxieties about the health of loved ones. In honor of Mental...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    May 27, 2021

Stewart rides high on the Frontier

Heath Stewart didn’t have to dream of being a cowboy like most boys. He was born into it, the son of a ranching and rodeo cowboy named Butch Stewart, who, with his wife, Brenda, raised their two children around grasslands and pastures. Heath and ol...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 27: Bonita Stewart May 28: Jamin Shreeve, April Rankin May 29: Rowena Nickelson, Layne Nixon May 30: Kristin Harper May 31: Tamela Wise June 1: Vickie Johnson, Brittany Doyle June 2: Kendra Wardrop, Carlene Culver June 3: Nadia...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To May 27: Mr. & Mrs. Brian Murray June 1: Mr. & Mrs. Rob Daughhetee June 2: Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. Roland Kurz, Mr. & Mrs. Randy McMurphy June 3: Mr. & Mrs. Jay Rankin June 4: Mr. & Mrs. Merle Wares June 5: Mr. & Mrs....

 
 By Angel Laplante    Local    May 27, 2021

FFA holds awards banquet

The 75th Annual Freedom FFA Banquet was held on April 23 in the American Legion building. The evening began with a welcome by Advisor David Turner and FFA President Kaitlynn Rhodes. After the... Full story

 

Freedom Public School holds Little Olympics

The last day of school in Freedom was May 13 and included Little Olympics. Little Olympics is something the pre-K through sixth-grade students participate in and has been a traditional activity at... Full story

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 27, 2021

Century after massacre, Black Tulsans struggle for a voice

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the early days of Oklahoma's statehood, an angry white mob fanned by rumors of a Black uprising burned a thriving African American community in the oil boomtown of Tulsa. Although the area was quietly rebuilt and enjoyed a...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 27, 2021

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announces resignation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Wednesday announced his resignation, citing "certain personal matters that are becoming public." In a statement released by his office, the 64-year-old Republican said he plans to step...

 

US wildlife managers propose protections for rare chicken

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday proposed federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken, saying its habitat across five states is in danger of becoming more fragmented and the effects of climate change and drought...

 

Justices signal they could limit Indian Country ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted Oklahoma's request to retain custody of a man who has been on death row for killing three Native Americans, a sign the court may be willing to limit the fallout from last year's ruling that...

 

Murder charges filed against officers in Black man's death

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state attorney general on Thursday charged two Tacoma police officers with murder and one with manslaughter in the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died after repeatedly telling them he couldn't breathe as he...

 

Sheriff: Gunman appeared to target some victims at rail yard

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman who killed nine people at a California rail yard appeared to target some of the victims as he fired 39 shots, a sheriff told The Associated Press on Thursday, a day after his ex-wife said he would stew about...

 

Victims of shooting recalled as loving, kind-hearted, heroic

JESUS HERNANDEZ III: Jesus Hernandez, 35, could fix anything, loved his hobbies and lived life with zest, according to his family. The Dublin, California, resident was a substation maintainer who had been partnered with Samuel Cassidy, the man who au...

 

Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military

For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal treatment. She joined the service in 1988 after finishing high school in Thomasville, Georgia, a small town said...

 

Epic Charter Schools ends contract with management company

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The governing board of a virtual charter school that has grown to become the largest public school in Oklahoma voted to end its contract with the for-profit school management company owned by its co-founders. Epic Charter School...

 

Senate passes 3 virus bills, some vaccination sites to close

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill aimed at curtailing the governor's authority during future pandemics or other emergencies has cleared the state Senate. Under current law, the governor can declare a state of emergency and renew it every 21 days as long...

 

Colorado bill would give free contraceptives to immigrants

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill would provide free contraceptives and reproductive care to people living in the U.S. illegally. The legislation, heard by the House Health and Insurance committee Wednesday, aims to create a reproductive health care...

 

Harris to announce business investments in Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday will announce commitments from a dozen companies and organizations to invest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as part of the Biden administration's efforts to address the root causes...

 

Navigation error sends NASA's Mars helicopter on wild ride

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A navigation timing error sent NASA's little Mars helicopter on a wild, lurching ride, its first major problem since it took to the Martian skies last month. The experimental helicopter, named Ingenuity, managed to land...

 

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