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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To June 29: Jim Russell, McKenna Nixon June 30: Ashtyn Pierce, Bradley Irving July 1: Maurice Farr, Cindy Wilson July 2: Chelsea Ferguson, Janell Reutlinger July 3: Shawn Walker, B.G. Laughton July 4: Randy Schroeder, Marty Province,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

June 25 was the third Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Bringing in the Light of Christ Announcements Happy Birthday sung to Ronna Wilson Call to Worship led by Shir...

 

Northwestern to close for Independence Day holiday

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. All offices will be closed, and no classes will be in session during this time. Normal summer business hours will...

 

Summer hours at Alva Public Library

Starting July 3 until the end of August the Alva Public Library is changing their closing time on Monday. The library will close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m....

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    June 29, 2017

Woods County commissioners approve six-month bids

The Woods County commissioners, looking at a new fiscal year, approved six-month bids that will provide them supplies until the end of December. They also took advice from the election board and approved the bid for ballots from Royal Printing. Only...

 

New Freedom school superintendent's son in OU Children's Hospital

Freedom School Superintendent James Miller's 3-year-old son Joseph is in OU Children's Hospital with a staph (MSSA) infection. This version is treatable with antibiotics (vs MRSA). Three surgeries...

 

4th of July celebration is Saturday

The Freedom Chamber of Commerce has set the July 4th Independece Day celebration for Saturday, July 1. Hosted by the Chamber and sponsored by Cargill Salt, the event begins at 6 p.m. in the Rhodes...

 

New legislation may make free speech on campus less free

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Around the country, state lawmakers have been talking about – and legislating – ways intended to protect free...

 

A dangerous mix: Bullied youth report access to loaded guns more than other youth

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) For school-aged youth, access to a gun can increase their risk for becoming a victim of or for committing a violent...

 

School says girl who sued to play on boys team can't return

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Catholic school won't allow two sisters to return next year after previously being ordered to rescind their expulsion amid the 12-year-old's legal battle to play on a boys basketball team. NJ.com reports...

 

Report: Black girls thought to need less protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adults think that black girls are less innocent, less in need of protection and nurturing, and seem older than similarly aged white girls, which could lead to stiffer punishments in school, a new report said Tuesday. The report...

 

Banks lead US stocks higher in afternoon trading; oil rises

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks higher in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as the market bounced back from losses a day earlier. Technology stocks were among the big gainers. Energy companies also were trading higher as the price...

 

Oil company says it's trying to meet clean-air regulations

DENVER (AP) — An energy company accused of air pollution violations in Colorado says it's trying to comply with government regulations and is disappointed that state and federal agencies went to court seeking fines. Denver-based PDC Energy said...

 

House panel backs bill to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel on Wednesday approved a bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas. Supporters...

 

The Latest: FedEx cyberattack damage 'could be material'

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Logistics firm FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been slowed by the global cyberattack,...

 

98-year-old activist arrested during pipeline protest

SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 98-year-old activist has been arrested on a trespassing charge during a protest at a natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts. State police say Frances Crowe and seven other demonstrators were arrested last weekend...

 

Three Mile Island notifies regulators of intent to close

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owners of the Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant have formally notified regulators and a regional power grid operator of their previously announced intentions to close the plant. LNP newspaper reports...

 

New Mexico collects $65M from monthly lease sales in FY17

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Land Office has collected more than $654,000 from its most recent monthly oil and gas lease sale, bringing the total for the fiscal year to more than $65 million. Agency officials say that is almost double last...

 

Japanese beetle traps being boosted across North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Agriculture Department is increasing the number of Japanese beetle traps around the state by 50 percent to try to stem the spread of the destructive bug. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said Wednesday...

 
 By James Nord    Regional    June 29, 2017

ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." The terms of the settlement including...

 

Farmers for hire turn backyards into vegetable patches

Jeanne Nolan grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago. When it came time to apply for colleges, she shocked her family by opting to skip college and become an organic farmer. Then she brought her farming skills back to the suburbs and city, installin...

 

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a judge ruled Wedn...

 

Pence: Trump will repeal Obama's health law by summer's end

CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump's administration will repeal former President Barack Obama's health care reforms by the end of the summer. Pence's speech in a Cleveland manufacturing facility Wednesday came...

 

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local): 7:30 p.m. Some Republicans are worried that President Donald Trump's difficulty staying on message might do more harm than good in...

 
 By Kim Chandler    Regional    June 29, 2017

Fixing care for mentally ill inmates could cost millions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will have to make significant and costly changes in the treatment of mentally ill prisoners now that a federal judge has found their care to be unconstitutionally cruel, a state lawmaker said Wednesday. U.S....

 

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