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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To June 22: Cari Parks, Dani Winn, Tanner Wagner, Marvin Woodall June 23: Terry Welty, Billy Beer, Darwan Tolle, Earnest Tolle, Trista Wilson June 24: Bobbie Powers, Rhonda Bradt, Loyd Boham June 26: Sharon Harper, Francis Koehn,...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    June 22, 2017

4th of July celebration slated

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce will host and Cargill Salt will sponsor Freedom’s Fourth of July Celebration. The event is scheduled for July 1 at the Rhodes Arena (the rodeo grounds) beginning at 6 p.m. The meal will be hamburgers and hot dogs...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Father’s Day was Sunday, June 18. The order of services at Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Welcome and sharing life’s happenings Genesis 18 – Hope in God. Expect miracles. For with God, anything is possible!...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    June 22, 2017

Museum closed temporarily

The Freedom Museum will be closed June 21-27 due to maintenance and new staff training. Bob Forbes will be stepping down as the museum attendant. Forbes spoke at the museum fundraising dinner and...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 22, 2017

Excise board approves temporary budget requests

The Woods County Excise Board met Wednesday morning just a few days before the end of the fiscal year to approve temporary budgets for all county tax-supported entities. The board is comprised of three members: Bob Seivert, Joe Shirley and Chris...

 

Woods County Mineral Owners to hold annual meeting

The Woods County Mineral Owners Association will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, July 6, at the Women’s Building on the Woods County Fairgrounds in Alva. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meal will begin at 7 p.m. Terry Stowers...

 

Johnson Named Oklahoma Chapter College Player of the Year

OKLAHOMA CITY – The final award for the 2016 East Central University football season has been awarded to sophomore Louden Johnson by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and The National Football Foundation. He was named the Tigers NFF Oklahoma...

 

Tyson adopting video, welfare checks in poultry operations

PLUMERVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous "gotcha" moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role...

 

Assembly begins debate of UW free speech bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly is debating a bill that calls for expelling University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt the free speech rights of others. Republican supporters of the measure slated to pass Wednesday...

 

Classmates honor student who died after N. Korea detention

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Otto Warmbier knew everyone on campus as a student at the University of Virginia, and he had an "insane" tie collection. Alex Vagonis also said Warmbier was her soul mate who "helped me become a better human being."...

 

Ohio superintendent charged with gross sexual imposition

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a central Ohio school superintendent has been charged with a sex crime involving a 10-year-old girl. The Springfield News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2sVr3mP ) the Indian Lake Local Schools has placed...

 

Free speech on college campuses in the Senate spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free speech on college campuses attracted congressional attention on Tuesday as a Senate panel questioned students, academics and lawyers after the abrupt cancellation of several high-profile speeches from California to Texas....

 

Saudi Arabia's next king is a young, ambitious risk taker

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — He is known as MBS and his rise through Saudi Arabia's corridors of power has been shockingly swift. At age 31, Mohammed bin Salman already controlled the kingdom's defense policy and was overseeing a massive...

 

Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California's insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 22, 2017

Studies of Oklahoma's largest earthquake included in journal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's largest recorded earthquake affected geological structures both above and below ground last year, but experts caution there still is much that scientists don't know the 5.8-magnitude temblor that struck near Pawnee....

 

Energy stocks dive anew, offset tech gains; US indexes mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. The...

 

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