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Town of Freedom August purchase orders

General Fund POs Pioneer Telephone (cell, fax, alarm, internet, phone (7/18-12/18) – $2,700 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (streetlights, af/am, town (7/18-12/18) – $5,400 SPC (office supplies, 7/18-12/18) – $1,000 Dacoma Co-op (fuel and...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Aug. 9: Belinda Caringer, Elva Sample Aug. 10: Jeff Stewart, Kelly Ledford, Ranson Pierce Aug. 11: Shirley Wagner, Gerit Smith, Emma Reed, Kevin Coats Aug. 12: Kelly Burnham, Mary Walker Aug. 13: Donnie Elmore, Keith Gregory,...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Aug. 5, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship: Psalm 34 led by Dixie Stansberry Opening hymn: “This Is My Father’s World,” led by...

 

Sign up for Red Bluff Classic Run

Entry forms are available for the Freedom Red Bluff Classic Run to be held Saturday, Aug. 18. Age divisions start at 0-10 and extend to 56 and above. Entrants will have a choice of two distances: the fun run and the 5K. A T-shirt comes with payment...

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    August 9, 2018

Medical marijuana will be a cash-only market, with hassles for all

Oklahoma’s adoption of medical marijuana will be green in more ways than one: Retail dispensaries, processors, growing operations and tax agencies will have to work within a cash-only industry. With marijuana still illegal at the federal level,...

 

Share Medical Center named critical access hospital

Share Medical Center received some long awaited and exciting news Friday afternoon. They have been working diligently for over a year to have CMS change their designation to a Critical Access...

 

NYPD: Dad fled to Thailand after tossing dead baby in river

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx dad fled to Thailand after carrying his dead 7-month-old baby around New York City in a backpack and tossing his body into a river near the Brooklyn Bridge and other tourist spots, police said Wednesday. Thai authorities...

 

Group submits signatures for Oklahoma recreational marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough. The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the...

 

Oklahoma student proficiency rates remain low

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma student proficiency rates are down slightly in almost every grade and subject in the second year of higher academic standards, according to state test results. The 2018 Oklahoma School Testing Program results found that...

 

Oklahoma Pharmacy Board names Gourley interim director

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy has named Dorothy Gourley of Ardmore as the agency's interim executive director. The board appointed Gourley to the post on Wednesday, two weeks after firing previous director Chelsea Church....

 

Oklahoma addresses driver's license vendor issues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is reevaluating its contract with the state's driver's license system vendor following multiple outages. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Rusty Rhoades tells The Oklahoman that he's speaking with Idemia...

 

Motorcyclist killed in crash while fleeing Oklahoma officer

RINGLING, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist was killed when he crashed while fleeing a law enforcement officer in southern Oklahoma. An OHP report says 56-year-old Thell Stephen Terry of Elmore City died in the crash...

 

Small earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake was recorded in northern Oklahoma. The U.S.G.S. reports the magnitude 3.6 quake struck at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday near Medford, about 95 miles (153 kilometers) north of Oklahoma...

 

Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor...

 

Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party's increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot. Davids, who would be the first gay, Native American elected to Congress,...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    August 9, 2018

Kansas Democrats smell opening in close GOP governor's race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Out-of-power Kansas Democrats smelled opportunity Wednesday in the tight, unsettled GOP primary race for governor between Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a close political ally of President Donald Trump and...

 

It's 2 miracles: 2 cats found weeks after house explosion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who already was celebrating the return of one cat that disappeared three weeks ago after an explosion at her home says she's received a second "miracle." The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ashley Nadeau...

 

Inmate who fathered baby with guard sentenced for smuggling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An inmate who ran a conspiracy to smuggle contraband such as cell phones into the Jackson County Detention Center in Kansas City will serve time in federal prison. Thirty-three-year-old Carlos Laron Hughley, was sentenced...

 

Lawrence man who molested young girl sentenced

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man who molested a girl beginning when she was 7 was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. The Lawrence Journal-World reports 68-year-old Clinton Laing was sentenced Tuesday for...

 

Kansas to cover high school juniors' ACT exam fees

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — All Kansas high school juniors will be able to take ACT exams and assessments for free next school year, according to state education officials. Department of Education spokeswoman Denise Kahler told The Wichita Eagle that the...

 

Ex-Wichita officer admits he knew about illegal gambling

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer has admitted that when he was an officer he knew people were conducting an illegal gambling business and didn't report them. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Bruce Mackey, of Goddard, pleaded...

 

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed himself '5 for 5'...

 

Kansas GOP primary win 2 years after son's water slide death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas state representative who won the Republican primary for secretary of state on the second anniversary of his 10-year-old son's death on a giant water slide says it was a "day full of paradox." The Kansas City Star...

 
 By Bill Barrow    Regional    August 9, 2018

Primary night takeaways: Democratic optimism, women advance

Democrats didn't walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn't necessarily have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. It will take...

 

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