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MICHAEL W. MITCHEL

Michael W. Mitchel, 69-year-old former Woodward resident, passed from this life on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, in the First United Methodist Church in Woodward. Interment will follow at 4...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To 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 July 9: Skylar Smith, Kamas Rooney July 10: Ronda Perry...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On July 1, the Sunday before Independence Day, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger National anthem sung by Jennifer Finley Announcements, birthdays, joys and concerns Invocation by Pastor...

 

Galindo receives scholarship to Northwestern

Yamila Galindo, a graduate of Freedom High School, has been awarded four scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Galindo will receive the...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 5, 2018

Freedom celebrates 4th of July

Food, fun, family, friends and fireworks equal a festive celebration sponsored by Freedom Chamber of Commerce. Last Friday the annual 4th of July celebration took place at the Freedom Rodeo grounds....

 

James Named GAC Male Athlete of the Year

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern's Zach James closed out the spring award season by earning the Great American Conference Male Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 season. James, a junior from Whitesboro, Texas, recently earned Division II PING First...

 

KYLE LEM TO COACH @UAMSOFTBALL

MONTICELLO — Kyle Lem has been named interim softball coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Lem was an assistant coach for the late Alvy Early for the past three seasons, assisting Early in all phases of the program. He served as...

 

SAU Softball's Goad named GAC Female Athlete of the Year

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – After arguably the most prolific offensive campaign in the history of NCAA Division II Softball, Southern Arkansas outgoing senior Brooke Goad, a consensus First-Team All-America selection in 2018, received the highest honor...

 

Authorities investigate 2 separate Oklahoma police shootings

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma were investigating two separate police shootings Tuesday, including one in which a man was killed in Lawton after officers say he attacked them with a knife and cut one of them. The second shooting...

 

New gas, cigarette tax rates go into effect in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — July marks the beginning of several Oklahoma tax hikes to raise more than $400 million for teacher salaries and other budget priorities. Drivers have begun paying an extra 3 cents per gallon on gas and 6 cents on diesel fuel as...

 

Report: Police warned of man who died in Oklahoma shootout

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) — Court filings show law enforcement had been warned that a man who died after a shootout with Oklahoma troopers had said he wanted to attack a small-town city hall. The McAlester News-Capital reports an informant told the...

 

Cleanup underway at Okla. farm where spill led to fish kill

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Workers in the northeast Oklahoma city of Miami are repairing a faulty drainage line that caused compost liquid to spill into a creek and kill thousands of fish. State inspectors responded June 22 to J-M Farms, which is a...

 

Marijuana industry leader criticizes Fallin over pot rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leader of a new medical marijuana trade group in Oklahoma is criticizing Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for not calling lawmakers back into session to pass laws regulating the industry. New Health Solutions Oklahoma Executive...

 

Suspect in Kansas killing arrested at Oklahoma bus stop

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a deadly weekend shooting in Wichita has been arrested at an Oklahoma bus stop. The Wichita Eagle reports that the 34-year-old was booked Monday into the jail in Noble County, Oklahoma. Authorities...

 

Kansas father funding effort to get son elected to Congress

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The father of Republican congressional candidate Steve Watkins set up and funded a political action committee that's running a $64,000 ad campaign for his son. Creating a PAC allows the father to skirt rules that would limit dir...

 

Shooting outside Kansas school leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — One man was killed and another critically wounded Tuesday after a co-worker opened fire on two contract workers outside a suburban Kansas City elementary school. No children were in the school when the shooting happened...

 

Judge rejects Massachusetts man's run for Kansas office

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from a Massachusetts man seeking to put his name on the Republican primary ballot for Kansas attorney general. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ruled from the bench Tuesday that political...

 

Former students admit to Kansas school prank after 50 years

CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP) — A group of Kansas pranksters are finally coming clean right before the 50-year anniversary of a high school finding a mysterious hole through its roof. Richard Klocke and his friends fired a small cannon full of gunpowder...

 

Off-duty officer hurt, intruder killed in gunfire exchange

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Wichita officer was wounded and a suspected home intruder killed in an exchange of gunfire. KWCH-TV reports that Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says 24-year-old Christian Webb shot the officer...

 

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