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Town of Freedom expenditures

General Fund POs John Deere Financial (office supplies) – $24.95 Board Payouts (Jan 19 – June 19) – $395 OMAG (2nd qtr General Liability and Auto) – $519.25 Fire Department POs Little Sahara Sandsports (Decals) – $350 Pebbles Luddington...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To July 4: Randy Schroeder, Marty Province, Debra James July 5: Dale Sample, Keith Melkus, Barclay Holt July 6: Bo Gassett July 7: Sherry Beagley, Rex Beagley, Drake Brady July 8: Allison Ledford, Bretta Woodard, Mariah Luddington...

 

Freedom anniversary

Happy Anniversary To July 8: Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Armantrout July 12: Mr. & Mrs. Jim Beagley July 22: Mr. & Mrs. Jerrod Reed July 25: Mr. & Mrs. Kent Bilyeu, Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Corby Bradt...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The Sunday, June 30, service at the Freedom United Methodist Church recognized the upcoming Independence Day July 4. The order of services was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 111 led by Julie Russell Ope...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 4, 2019

Medical marijuana, park upgrades discussed at Freedom Town Board meeting

At the Town of Freedom's regularly scheduled board meeting last Friday, medical marijuana and ambitious plans for the park were discussed at length. White Requests Commercial Zoning for Medical... Full story

 

Oklahoma Medicaid office: Update address or lose benefits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Medicaid agency is warning its SoonerCare members to keep current their address on file with the agency or risk losing their health care benefits. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority sent out a public reminder...

 

Opioid drug defendants ask Oklahoma judge to end case

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The defendants in Oklahoma's trial against drugmakers are asking a judge to rule in their favor, arguing the state has failed to prove they're responsible for the opioid epidemic. Attorneys for consumer products giant Johnson...

 

Manhunt in Missouri for Oklahoma pair after child found dead

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Wednesday in Missouri for a couple wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. St. Louis police on...

 

New law extends Oklahoma's Fourth of July fireworks season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new state law allows Oklahoma fireworks vendors to stay open longer for this year's Independence Day celebrations. CNHI Oklahoma reports that Senate Bill 635 took effect Monday and allows licensed retailers to sell from June...

 

Judge tosses Kansas Senate leader's lawsuit against paper

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge threw out a defamation lawsuit filed by Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning against The Kansas City Star over a column criticizing him for opposing Medicaid expansion. Johnson County District Judge Paul Gurney...

 

Kansas inmate ordered to stand trial for attack on jailer

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prison inmate serving 50 years for a brutal murder has been ordered to stand trial for attempted rape last year of a female correctional officer. The Hutchinson News reports a judge found sufficient evidence to...

 

Zookeeper hurt in tiger attack back to work at Kansas zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A zookeeper who spent two months recovering from a tiger attack at a Kansas zoo is now back to work. Topeka zoo director Brenden Wiley told KSNT-TV that Hayden-Ortega returned to work Tuesday. She was seriously injured in the...

 

Key witness in Kansas City killing, dismemberment found dead

CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) — A key witness in the case against a man charged in a killing and dismemberment has been found dead in suburban Kansas City, and authorities said they suspect foul play. The body of 56-year-old Floyd Wood was discovered Monday...

 

Kansas GOP congressman pleased with treatment of migrants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Republican congressman said after a recent trip to Texas that he is pleased with the quality of medical attention and housing for migrants held in federal facilities at the southern border. The Kansas City Star reports...

 

Reports of unwanted sexual contact up at Coast Guard Academy

Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday. The anonymous 2018 gender...

 

Training teachers to take arms against school shooters

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — It was deafening when a dozen teachers, parents and school staffers from across Colorado stepped up to the yellow line of a gun range and fired five rounds from their handguns, in tandem. Empty shells bounced like hail across t...

 
 By Schuyler Dixon    Sports    July 4, 2019

Angels try to get handle on raw emotion after Skaggs death

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout led a parade of Los Angeles Angels into the interview room of the Texas Rangers for the first interaction with reporters since teammate Tyler Skaggs died. The two-time AL MVP tried to smile when it was his turn...

 

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to 'any amount we want'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way...

 
 By Rob Harris    Sports    July 4, 2019

Dutch reach first Women's World Cup final, will face US

LYON, France (AP) — When Jackie Groenen received the ball, even though she was outside the penalty area, the Dutch midfielder knew she had to seize her opening. It was 99 minutes into a grueling Women's World Cup semifinal, and neither the...

 

North Korea: Trump tries to undermine peace with sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three days after the U.S. and North Korean leaders held a historic third meeting, North Korea's U.N. Mission accused the Trump administration Wednesday of talking about dialogue but being "more and more hell bent" on hostile...

 

Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate

BREMERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Cranes hoist cargo onto the deck, power tools scream out and workers bustle through the maze of passageways inside the German icebreaker RV Polarstern, preparations for a yearlong voyage that organizers say is...

 

Settlement negotiations on Missouri meat law falter

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Negotiations have failed and attorneys for Missouri and vegetarian food companies want to go back to court over a new law against promoting plant-based food products as "meat." A federal court document dated Wednesday...

 

Polygamous town contractor must pay $1M to child workers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ordered a contractor with ties to a polygamous group on the Utah-Arizona border to pay more than $1 million in back wages to children who prosecutors say were forced to pick pecans from 2008-2013. U.S. District...

 

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