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 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 8, 2017

New baby for Freedom superintendent

The incoming superintendent at the Freedom Public Schools announced a new addition to his family. James Miller said Alizabeth Dawn Miller was born Sunday morning at 2:05 a.m. and weighed in at 9...

 

Julia Benbrook inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Julia Benbrook of Woodward, Oklahoma, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Benbrook was initiated at Oklahoma State...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To June 8: Rob Eden, Diane Headlee June 9: Melissa Smith, Tiffany Wilson, Stanley Irving, David Smith, Carlee Pierce, Lake Kamas, Brad Claussen June 10: Brandon Edwards June 11: Ron Culver, Teresa Folks, Walker Jones, Mikala Hodgson,...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 8, 2017

Michael Schnatz coming to Freedom as coach

Eighteen-year coaching veteran Michael Schnatz confirmed to the Freedom Call that he will be the new coach at Freedom schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The majority of his coaching experience...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    June 8, 2017

Museum fundraiser to be held Friday, June 16

Formerly known as the Salad Supper, the Freedom Museum Annual Fundraiser is slated for Friday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at Freedom Methodist Fellowship Hall in Freedom. Advance tickets...

 

Transcript of short Freedom School Board meeting

(The news reporter was uncertain as to whether anyone was hired. You read transcript and decide. Transcribed from video at www.AlvaReviewCourier.com.) Chairman Morris: It's 4 o'clock, so call this...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 8, 2017

Hamil sisters home after injuries from wreck May 31

Two Alva girls were seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck west of Alva Wednesday afternoon, May 31. MaKale Hamil, 11, and MaKenzi Hamil, 9, were transported by Alva EMS to Share Medical Center in...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 8, 2017

Teresa Kennedy new Freedom elementary teacher

Teresa Herridge Kennedy has confirmed to the Freedom Call that she has been told she will be a new elementary teacher at the Freedom School. A native of Alva and graduate of Northwestern, Kennedy is...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 8, 2017

Woods County commissioners finish road grader purchases

Two of the Woods County commissioners will take delivery of four road graders within a week. The deal was approved last month, but the financing paperwork combined the two graders in Randy McMurphy's district and he wanted two separate contracts. So...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    June 8, 2017

Fidget spinner: Fad or tool

Are you a fidgeter? Do you find yourself tapping your fingers to the Lone Ranger theme song? Shaking your leg incessantly to the point others around you think it might be an earthquake? Doodling...

 

Wichita State professor resigns amid new campus gun law

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A communications professor at Wichita State University says she's resigning because a law allowing concealed weapons on campus is "in opposition to the values of higher education." The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2r1fjis )...

 
 By Curt Anderson    Regional    June 8, 2017

Florida woman sentenced in Sandy Hook parent threat case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax. Senior U.S....

 

Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners who install solar panels or help customers use clean energy don't seem fazed by President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, saying they expect demand for their services...

 

A look at how Trump's climate moves affect the coal industry

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump says withdrawing from a global climate change agreement will boost the U.S. economy, but existing market forces have had far more of an effect on the fossil fuel industries than climate regulations. For...

 

Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dogged by allegations in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to...

 

Kansas hog farm fire burns worker, kills thousands of pigs

LONG ISLAND, Kan. (AP) — A fire at a north-central Kansas hog farm has injured a worker and killed 9,000 animals. Phillips County sheriff's deputy Pat Hewitt says the fire started about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday at a barn for sows and piglets at Husky...

 

Missouri governor calls special session on abortion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Greitens said Wednesday he is calling Missouri lawmakers back to the Capitol to work on abortion policies, including looking at a St. Louis ordinance that bans discrimination based on abortions and...

 
 By David Crary    Regional    June 8, 2017

Advocate of abstinence-only sex education gets high HHS post

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership...

 

Las Cruces teen battles rare illness prevalent in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — In 2007, when Las Crucen Othello Gamboa, now an eighth grader at Las Cruces Catholic School, was 5 years old, he woke up to find that he had no feeling in his right leg and couldn't move it. At first, his father, Gabe...

 

Arkansas decides process for medical marijuana applications

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has finalized the process for accepting applications for medical marijuana growers and sellers. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2r5BX4b ) reported the five-member...

 

Kansas governor signs new abortion law with font requirement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will require abortion providers to give women more information about their doctors' histories and provide it on white paper in 12-point Times New Roman type. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Wednesday...

 

University of Houston drones help prep for commercial jobs

HOUSTON (AP) — It was time to fly the expensive drones. The Houston Chronicle reports the University of Houston students had spent nearly two weeks maneuvering, and crashing, the cheaper ones that frequently go awry and will not hover in one spot....

 

Violence warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring American companies to report their use of conflict...

 

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA chose 12 new astronauts Wednesday from its biggest pool of applicants ever, hand-picking seven men and five women who could one day fly aboard the nation's next generation of spacecraft. The astronaut class of 2017...

 

This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco

NEW YORK (AP) — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in...

 

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