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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 30: Kristin Harper May 31: Tamela Wise June 1: Vickie Johnson, Brittany Doyle June 2: Kendra Wardrop, Carlene Culver June 3: Nadia Boydstun, Billy Parker June 4: Betty Harris, Betty Whittet, Sarah Beeley June 5: Martina Cell,...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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, Mr. & Mrs. Devory Hughes June 5: Mr. & Mrs....

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Memorial Day Sunday, May 26, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Community VBS was a success. Everyone reported having a really good time at VBS. Thank you to all the volunteers who...

 

Welty reunion

The 36th Annual Welty Reunion was held at the Freedom American Legion building on Sunday, Mar 26. After a potluck dinner and a craft auction, the afternoon was spent visiting and going to cemeteries. Those attending were: Steve and Mary Welty,...

 

Freedom's girls basketball team members honored at banquet

Special awards were given out to members of the Freedom High School girls basketball team at Freedom's Sports and Academic Banquet held May 3. Summer Ralston was recognized for being the 2018-19 MVP... Full story

 

Freedom track teams receive special honors at banquet

The Freedom High School Track Team members were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the May 3 Sports and Academic Banquet. Each were given a certificate of accomplishment. Three members... Full story

 

FPS Academic Teams honored at Sports & Academics Banquet

The Freedom Public Schools' academic teams were recognized at Freedom's Sports and Academic Banquet on Friday, May 3. The high school academic team scored nearly 2,000 points for the season, which... Full story

 

DEQ offering free testing to all 77 counties for private wells impacted by flooding

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is offering free bacteriological testing of private water wells that have been submerged in flood water for all 77 counties. If your private well has been submerged in flood water, DEQ...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    May 30, 2019

Freedom Museum plans annual dinner for June 21

Freedom's history is deep and rich in traditions, which is why the local museum finds value in the annual Freedom Museum Fundraiser dinner. The Freedom Museum board is starting to plan their sixth ann... Full story

 

Northwestern announces honor roll for spring 2019

Spring semester honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and four students from Freedom made the lists. Undergrads Alondra Galindo and Yamila Galindo made the... Full story

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    May 30, 2019

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State could meet at Women's CWS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma-Oklahoma State rivalry could add a special chapter this week. They are together in the Women's College World Series for the second time. And for the first time, they are on the same side of the bracket. That means...

 

Rain intensifies flooding in saturated Arkansas, Oklahoma

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Brad Hindley planned to be vacationing on a lake this week. Instead, he's been on a boat in his swamped Fort Smith neighborhood trying to keep gas in generators that are pumping water from his flooded home in Arkansas'...

 

Stafford Air & Space Museum to get $5.4 million expansion

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — A popular space museum in Weatherford is expanding. Construction has started on a 20,000-square-foot addition at the Stafford Air & Space Museum, The Journal Record reported. The museum's existing 42,000 square feet will...

 

Norman Art Guild set to host June Artsfest

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The June Artsfest will feature 14 Norman artists this month who aren't afraid to color outside the lines. The Norman Art Guild will hold its inaugural festival from June 6 through June 27 at the Whispering Willows Art Gallery....

 
 By Josh Dulaney    Regional    May 30, 2019

Oklahoma city native handcrafts pottery made out of clay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taylor Dickerson had his whole world in his hands. As he sat at the potter's wheel in a small shop at House of Clay on a recent Wednesday morning, wet clay slipped between his fingers and he occasionally wiped the brown grime...

 

The Latest: Flash-flood warnings in Oklahoma, Arkansas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe flooding in Arkansas and Oklahoma (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Forecasters say heavy rainfall is intensifying flooding in already saturated areas along the Oklahoma-Arkansas border. The National Weather...

 

Wichita State hires ex-big league skipper Eric Wedge

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State has hired longtime major league manager Eric Wedge as its baseball coach, giving him a five-year contract and the task of turning around the Shockers' once-proud program. Wedge was a senior catcher on the team...

 

The Latest: NWS confirms 8 tornadoes in Indiana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the powerful storms battering parts of the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed at least eight tornadoes touched down in Indiana during Monday's outbreak. Survey crews...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 30, 2019

Kansas lawmakers settle fiscal issues amid Medicaid protest

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators on Wednesday reversed actions by Kansas' Democratic governor to reshape the state budget to her liking, but they couldn't save a GOP tax relief plan and had their work briefly delayed by a loud protest in...

 

Missouri agency cites concerns at St. Louis abortion clinic

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department said Wednesday that the license for the state's only abortion clinic is in jeopardy because of a litany of problems, including "failed surgical abortions in which patients remained pregnant"...

 

Kansas Senate confirms Kelly nominee to Court of Appeals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has confirmed Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a Kansas City-area attorney to the state's second-highest court. The vote Wednesday was 37-1 for Sarah Warner of Lenexa to be Court of Appeals judge. The...

 
 By Mitch Stacy    Regional    May 30, 2019

Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas, clean up

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — People from Kansas to Pennsylvania picked up the pieces from a swarm of tornadoes and braced for more twisters Wednesday amid a record-breaking stretch of violent weather. North Texas remained under a tornado watch until the...

 
 By Dylan Lysen    Regional    May 30, 2019

Kansas plays role in new medical miniseries 'The Hot Zone'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new television series focusing on how the U.S. Army dealt with the first outbreak of one of the most contagious and deadliest viruses on its soil features several University of Kansas and Kansas State University...

 
 By Stan Finger    Regional    May 30, 2019

Sedgwick County officials see confusion about tornado sirens

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With the peak of tornado season arriving in Tornado Alley, Sedgwick County officials moved to address public confusion about the role of outdoor warning sirens. The need was evident after strong storms flirted with the...

 

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