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Woods County Extension office offers food handling class

The Woods County Extension Office will hold a food handling class on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Northwest Technology Center, Room B. Jennifer Christian, public health officer from the Garfield County Health Department, will present information on safe...

 

Rodeo will evoke bittersweet memories

ABILENE, Kansas – This year’s Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Aug. 2-5) will bring some happy and some sad memories to one Dickinson County family. Rylee Miller was born and raised around Abilene and every year from birth to 21 she never missed the Wild...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To July 27: Bailey Rankin, Lee Christopher, Leah Adams July 28: Shad Brackin, Doneta Hohensee July 29: Courtney Wares, Kylee Harper, Kelsey Harper July 31: Monty Reed, Dallet Maddux, Rob Burnham Aug. 1: Whitney Davey Aug. 2: Ronald...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, July 23, was the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Karen Graves Announcements: Pot luck dinner for the community after service this morning to introduce Paul and...

 

Northwestern to resume regular business hours July 31

Summer hours at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will end on July 28, meaning offices will return to regular hours beginning Monday, July 31. The Alva and Woodward campuses will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Enid campus...

 
 By Tom Hays    Regional    July 27, 2017

'Pharma Bro' won't stop talking, except to jury in trial

NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial — calling the case "bogus" — but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court. The government's last witness...

 

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

LONDON (AP) — Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled...

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    July 27, 2017

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard...

 

Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. Maine State Police told WCSH-TV...

 

Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs. Ferg Horne, 64, says he's been farming since he left sc...

 

Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine. Perry spoke to the pair about the Paris climate agreement and the possibility of using pig manure as a power...

 

Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to...

 

Investigator: Driver part of larger human-smuggling scheme

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and...

 

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA. Scientists have...

 

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

LONDON (AP) — Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambitious. The government announcement Wednesday follows...

 

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists ambushed an oil exploration convoy in northern Nigeria, killing about 10 soldiers and abducting 10 geological surveyors, officials said Wednesday. One said at least seven people were rescued and many...

 

Corporation Commissioner Murphy runs for lieutenant governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy of Edmond says she's running for lieutenant governor of Oklahoma in next year's election. A member of the commission since 2009, Murphy is a former practicing geologist and...

 

Colorado town to regulate fracking with odor ordinance

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado town has updated its public health and safety code so it can locally regulate the oil and gas industry. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/2w0hXTq ) Erie trustees on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing the...

 

California's booming almond crop hits 1 million acres

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — California's almond boom has hit 1 million acres, covering a total area bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The Record news of Stockton reports the state's almond harvest is expected to hit a record 2.2 billion pounds (1...

 

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