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Freedom United Methodist Church news

On July 9, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements Call to Worship led by Johnnie Sue Olson Opening Hymn “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” Song...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To July 13: Donnie Darr, Landry Clay Flock July 14: Rocky Hodgson, Chastin Ferguson July 15: Austin Ferguson July 16: Kyla Scates, Vera Ferguson July 17: Daniel Welty, Jenny Nixon, Megan DeWitt, Brian Beckett July 18: Brett Smith,...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    July 13, 2017

Our overuse of pain medications threatens our health

Our nation faces its deadliest drug epidemic ever. For years, Americans overestimated the benefits of opioids and underestimated the risks. Many people became regular users of these narcotic pain killers, often quite innocently, with a prescription...

 
 By Mollie Bryant    Local    July 13, 2017

Discipline of doctors delayed by weeks, months

In early May, the Oklahoma Medical Board suspended a Midwest City doctor’s license for six months after an investigation connected two prescription overdose deaths to his prescribing practices. But it took four weeks before Dr. Dwayne Roush’s...

 

Crop workshop slated for Aug. 24

The Woods County Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) and Conservation District is hosting a Native Plant Identification/Cover Crop workshop given by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. The workshop is on Aug. 24, RSVP is required by...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 13, 2017

Avard Rail Authority happy with numbers

Members of the Avard Regional Rail Park Authority met Tuesday evening at Northwest Technology Center to learn that June was a really good month financially. Income for the month was $82,000 with $80,000 of it from rail car charges when the Avard...

 

Funeral home shut down after maggots, other violations found

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan funeral home has been shut down after inspections found maggots on the floor of a garage where unrefrigerated bodies were being stored, according to the state. The mortuary science licenses of the Swanson Funeral Home in...

 

Teenage girl posts 'love you' after allegedly killing mom

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year-old Illinois girl posted "I love you so much mom" on Facebook after allegedly shooting her mother in the head and trying to conceal the body by setting the house on fire. Police say the body of Peggy S. Schroeder,...

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    July 13, 2017

Trump says he'll be 'angry' if Senate health care bill flops

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be "very angry" if the Senate fails to pass a revamped Republican health care bill and said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must "pull it off," intensifying pressure on party leaders l...

 

Yellen says Fed watching slowdown in inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility Wednesday that the Fed would consider slowing the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remained persistently below its target level. For the moment, Yellen...

 

Cop: Woman nabbed for drugs demands them back, is rearrested

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire woman arrested for drug possession returned to the police station to demand the drugs be returned to her, and she was rearrested. An officer told 26-year-old Emily Morin, of Concord, he wouldn't...

 

German police arrest 4 in brazen gold coin heist in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German special police raided several buildings in Berlin early Wednesday, arresting four suspects in connection with the brazen heist of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin stolen from one of the city's museums...

 

Education civil rights chief: 'Sorry' for sex assault quote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's civil rights chief apologized Wednesday for saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem from both participants being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored. "What I sai...

 

Harry Reid, Nevada governor push bipartisan energy effort

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Two key players in the Republican and Democratic parties in Nevada are teaming up to host a clean-energy talk as the White House abandons a worldwide agreement to curb climate change and states are moving to the forefront...

 

Renewable energy lab optimistic in face of budget cuts

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has 40 years of history behind it, but walking through its sprawling Front Range campus one can't help but think 40 years into the future. Solar cells that can be spray-painted onto...

 

Carnegie Mellon makes progress with exoskeleton technology

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Science can draw inspiration from science fiction, with exoskeletons long succeeding in cinema to make villains more threatening and superheroes better at saving worlds. Returning to reality, exoskeleton technology — devices...

 

Private firms confirm oil find in Mexico shallow-water well

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A consortium of Mexican and foreign private companies says a well drilled in shallow water has found between 1.4 and 2 billion barrels of crude oil equivalent in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston, Texas-based Talos Energy LLC says it...

 

Iraq plans to offer new exploration rights for oil, gas

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq says it will offer new oil and gas exploration rights as it looks to boost energy revenues to fund its war against the Islamic State group and shore up its finances amid low oil prices. Oil Minister Jabar Ali Al-Luaibi said...

 

Crop production forecast to plummet in dry North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Crop production in drought-stricken North Dakota is forecast to be down dramatically this year. The Agriculture Department estimates the state's staple spring wheat crop will total 196 million bushels, down 27 percent from last...

 

Crop production forecast to plummet in dry South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crop production in drought-stricken South Dakota is forecast to be down dramatically this year. The Agriculture Department estimates the state's winter wheat crop will total 28 million bushels, down 56 percent from last...

 

US winter wheat forecast improves, still below year ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With harvest now under way across the nation's breadbasket, the government forecast on Wednesday that U.S. growers are expected to bring in 1.28 billion bushels of winter wheat. The National Agricultural Statistics Service's...

 

House panel lifts ban on slaughtering horses for meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has voted to lift a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants. The move by the House Appropriations Committee would reverse a horse slaughter ban that was contained in a huge catchall spending bill signed...

 

Smith family has spent more than 50 years farming in Indiana

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — For more than 50 years, the Smith family has called Fulton County home. What started as a 420-acre farm west of Rochester has grown not only in acreage and crop production, but manpower. The Smith's farm, one of the largest i...

 

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