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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To 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: Donny Elmore, Keith Gregory, Dillon Smith, Wanda Bishop Aug. 14: DeWayne...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Aug. 6, was the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services as the Freedom United Methodist Church was: The Light of Christ was brought in and candles lit by Shay and Jack Wilson. Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Roger and...

 

Mooreland football schedule

2017 Mooreland High School Football Aug. 18 Crescent Scrimmage Home 6:00 Aug. 24 Hinton Scrimmage Away 6:00 Sept. 1 Sayre Away 7:00 Sept. 8 Cashion Home 7:00 Sept. 15 Merritt Away 7:00 Sept. 22 *Thomas Home 7:00 Sept. 29 *Beaver Away 7:00 Oct. 6...

 

Northwestern announces 2017 homecoming theme, parade marshal

Events have been set for Northwestern Oklahoma State University's annual homecoming celebration, and the organizing committee looks forward to seeing many familiar, and some new, faces in Alva. The...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 10, 2017

Hometown cowgirls

The Freedom Open Rodeo will be here before you know it, and there are two Freedom women who will be participating: Robbie Stearns and Keri Nixon. Sterns is entered in women's breakaway roping. Nixon...

 

US oil industry pushes back on sanctions against Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses and...

 

AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past "there...

 

NKorea dismisses Trump's threat, warns of 'absolute force'

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday officially dismissed President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury," declaring the American leader "bereft of reason" and warning ominously, "Only absolute force can work on him." In a statement relea...

 

Alert driver's tip led to capture of police killing suspect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a western Missouri police officer was arrested after an alert driver provided a tip that the fugitive was wandering within miles of where the killing took place, a law enforcement...

 

US expels 2 Cuban diplomats after incidents in Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials believe was a string of bizarre attacks on a group of American diplomats in Havana with a covert sonic weapon that left the...

 

Mom says she didn't want incident to define Swift's life

DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift's mother and confidante took the witness stand Wednesday, saying she and her daughter's managers had told the bosses of a disc jockey accused of groping the singer-songwriter that they hoped he would be fired but didn't...

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    August 10, 2017

Trump hits McConnell for Senate crash of Obama health repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump scolded his own party's Senate leader on Wednesday for the crash of the Republican drive to repeal and rewrite the Obama health care law, using Twitter to demand of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, "Why not...

 

Up to 50 migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen, UN says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings "shocking and inhumane."...

 

Man convicted of notorious dragging death gets court review

HOUSTON (AP) — A man on death row for the notorious slaying nearly 20 years ago of a black man chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged along a bumpy rural East Texas road will get his claim of innocence and poor legal representation...

 

Pentagon: British firm billed US over $50M for iffy expenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the "significant others" of the firm's top executives six-figure...

 

Guam's worries grow as tensions rise between US, North Korea

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategica...

 

South Dakota teen gets 15 years probation in school shooting

CANTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager accused of shooting and injuring his high school principal nearly two years ago has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. A judge on Wednesday sentenced Mason Buhl to 25 years. The sentence was suspended,...

 

Testimony set in US trial over Chinese student's slaying

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Testimony is set to begin in the murder trial of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a Syracuse University student from China. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and defense lawyers for 24-year-old...

 

Judge approves Jill Stein's plea deal for pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge on Wednesday accepted a plea agreement that spares former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein any jail time for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline nearly a year ago. Judge Gail Hagerty...

 

Minnesota sees growing wind energy capacity

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New data from the U.S. Department of Energy show that Minnesota's wind energy capacity increased nearly 10 percent last year. Wind power accounts for nearly 18 percent of the electricity generated in the state, the Minnesota...

 

OPEC secures output compliance pledges from 4 producers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC says a technical committee secured commitments from four oil producing countries to work to bring their production in line with previously agreed output targets. The organization said in a statement late...

 

India's wild energy trends raise doubts over coal's future

NEW DELHI (AP) — Within the wild energy market of the world's second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for...

 
 By James Nord    Regional    August 10, 2017

Attorney: Settlement of lawsuit against ABC exceeds $177M

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A legal settlement between ABC and a South Dakota meat producer in a defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime" exceeded $177 million, an attorney for the producer said...

 

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