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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To July 20: Lola Smith, Garrett Wares, Alicia Welty, Glenna Melkus, Robert Province, Deborah Page July 21: Debbie Costello, Chad Thompson, Kyler Hensley July 22: Jeffrey Darr, Lynette Bartley, Jesse Schroeder, Justin Rankin July 23:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On the sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 16, 2017, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements Call to Worship led by Shirley Wagner Opening Hymn “O For A Thousand Tongues to...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 20, 2017

FFA members attend leadership camp

Casey Luddington, Linsy Weber and Luke Bolar, Freedom FFA chapter members, attended the 45th annual Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp at the Tulakogee Conference center on Fort Gibson Lake near...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 20, 2017

Teachers and administrator attend workshop

This past Wednesday Freedom School staff drove to Enid and spent the day in workshops geared toward school teachers, counselors and administrators. James Miller, Freedom Public Schools (FPS)...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 20, 2017

Chamber plans rodeo events

The short meeting of the Freedom Chamber of Commerce addressed the outcome of the July 4 celebration, the Rodeo Queen kick-off committee report, the rodeo committee report, and the shootout committee...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 20, 2017

Freedom Chamber picks Old Cowhand

E. F. Wise is the 2017 Honored Old Cowhand. Wise was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Quitaque, Texas. He moved to Freedom with his wife LaVern and his children – Larry, Darla, Gary and Paula – in 1960 and...

 
 By Ken Ritter    Regional    July 20, 2017

From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson once thrilled crowds as he ran for touchdowns and hurdled airport seats in car rental ads to achieve Hollywood celebrity before he was acquitted of murder in the 1995 "trial of the century" in Los Angeles. Now,...

 

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson's parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after...

 

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an "Obamacare" repeal bill to...

 

Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will. Some legal...

 

16-year-old from Minnesota ID'd as victim of John Wayne Gacy

CHICAGO (AP) — After running away from his Minnesota home in 1976, 16-year-old Jimmy Haakenson called his mother, told her he was in Chicago, then disappeared forever. More than 40 years later, a detective from Illinois arrived at the family's...

 

The Latest: Audit estimates 32 million more uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law (all times EDT): 5:40 p.m. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill erasing but not replacing much of President Barack Obama's health...

 

AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' don't just kill it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" absent a replacement, according to a new poll. Although a deep...

 

Trump pulls out props for latest 'theme week'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling out all the stops — and props — to try to shift the subject to more positive messages. As part of a weeklong focus on American-made goods, Trump has posed in a firetruck, donned a white...

 

Health plan's fall brings dread for 'Obamacare' recipients

DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's...

 

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place. Plant...

 

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn't the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. But Okaloosa Sheriff's officials wrote on Facebook that 32-year-old David Blackmon did just that...

 

Man beats odds of catching blue lobster, donates to science

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lobsterman has joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster. The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2uBKn8X ) Greg Ward initially thought he had snagged an albino lobster when he examined...

 

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to...

 

Student leaders want to ban athletes convicted of sex crime

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Student leaders at Washington State University are asking administrators to adopt a policy that prevents the recruitment of any athlete who has been convicted of a sex-related crime. They sent the request in a letter in late...

 

Worrying about being a perfect mother makes it harder to be a good parent

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Even armed with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, I remember the frightening first moments after bringing my...

 

Why are we dragging our feet when more automation in health care will save lives?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) As a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen afte...

 
 By Adam Beam    Regional    July 20, 2017

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so the 63-year-old former office manager drove to a hospital near her home in the eastern Kentucky mountains. "I am a Christian lady, so I...

 

Parents hope Texas teen's last text will spread awareness

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The parents of a Texas teen who died after she was accidentally electrocuted inside a bathtub are sharing one of the last photos their daughter texted before her death in the hopes of warning people about the dangers of...

 

'Breaking Bad' chemistry teacher sentenced for meth scheme

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former high school chemistry teacher, who gained international attention after he was convicted of cooking methamphetamines in New Mexico like the fictional Walter White character in the AMC-TV show "Breaking Bad," is...

 

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